Wilma Faye Payton Busby

May 25, 2015 (date of funeral)
Wilma Faye Peyton Busby, 83, of the Phoenix community in Yazoo County passed away at her residence Friday May 22, 2015. She was a school Music Teacher and a member of Ogden Baptist Church.

Survivors are her grandchildren; Lora (Donald) Scoby & Joshua Busby both of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren; Houston Scoby, Olivia Scoby, Gavin Scoby, & Easton Scoby, and a sister; Nita Burrough of Michigan.

Mrs. Busby was preceded in death by her husband; Davis Busby, & son; Rodney Busby.

Visitation will be Monday May 25 9:30 A.M. until the Service at 11:00 A.M. at Ogden Baptist Church. Internment will follow in the Church cemetery.


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Gilbert Ray Arrington, Sr.

May 24, 2015 (date of funeral)
Gilbert Ray Arrington Jr., 71, of Denver North Carolina passed away of lung cancer at Novant Health in Huntersville North Carolina on May 2, 2015.

He is survived by son, Gil Arrington, his daughter-in-law, Laura Arrington, his two grandchildren, Parker and Addison, of Mobile, AL, and sisters Kathleen Griffin of Yazoo City and Janice Russell of Denver North Carolina.

A small graveside service will be held on Sunday May 24, 2015 at 2 pm at the Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, services have been entrusted to Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Dr. Clint Ritchie will officiate.


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Dr. Marion L. Sigrest

May 23, 2015 (date of funeral)
Dr. Marion Lane Sigrest, 85, died May 19, 2015 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. Formerly King’s Daughters Hospital, Dr. Sigrest patrolled its halls for over fifty years, so this was like dying at home among family.


Visitation is Friday from 58
p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. The funeral service is Saturday at 11:00 a.m., also at First Presbyterian with Rev. Sam Smith officiating.
Burial will follow at the cemetery in Flora, MS, all under the direction of StricklinKing Funeral Home.


Marion Sigrest was born on July 26, 1929 in Flora, MS to Dr. Ernest A. and Myrtle Lane
Sigrest. He graduated from Flora High School in 1947, joined the Navy Reserve, and served until 1949.


After attending Millsaps College for one year, he married Sarastelle Jones of Jackson, MS in May 1951. They settled in Oklahoma City, OK and he worked at his Uncle Marion Lane’s
auto dealership selling used cars.

By the time three of his four children had been born, he made a decision for himself and his family that he never stopped urging on scores of young people throughout his entire life, “go make something of your life.”

Moving his family back to
Mississippi and with much support from his wife Sarastelle who worked in drafting and mapping for an engineering firm then the Highway Department, he earned his Bachelor of
Science degree from Millsaps College in 1958, followed by a Doctor of Medicine degree for
the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1962. After a Family Practice Internship in Savannah, GA, the Sigrest family settled in Yazoo City in 1963. Thus began a family medicine practice spanning fiftythree
years, caring for untold thousands of patients, touching successive generations of entire families.


He was preceded in death by parents E.A. and Myrtle (Lane) Sigrest, brothers E.A. Sigrest, Jr. and J.B. Sigrest, and sister Noreen Neeley.

He is survived by his wife of sixtytwo years Sarastelle J. Sigrest; daughters Marian (Julian) Hill of Tupelo, Cynthia (William “B”) McGraw of Hattiesburg, and Elizabeth (Hank) Remington of Yazoo City, son Sam Sigrest of Yazoo City, brother Bob R. (Edie) Sigrest of Jackson, sister Glynn (Rudy) Roberson of Rolesville, NC, as well as the nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren that he absolutely adored.


Serving as pallbearers: grandsons Eric Remington, Patrick Remington, Jeffrey Remington, and Bryant Hill. Also Connie Sprinkell, David Fleming, and Todd Sigrest.


The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to Blair E. Batson Hospital For Children.

Known as “Sonny” to those closest, “Doc” to friends and neighbors, “Little Doc” to those few he let get away with it, “Daddy” and “Grandaddy” to those dearest, Dr. Sigrest embodied and lived out what was written shortly after he began his life’s work.

The modern version of the
Hippocratic Oath was penned in 1964, just after Marion Sigrest embarked on an astonishingly fruitful and meaningful medical career. One portion states, “I will remember that there is art to
medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.” His final advice to a budding young doctor recently
was, “Treat the patient, not the disease.”

Thanks Doc, you’ll be missed.


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Margie Geraldine Crimm

May 23, 2015 (date of funeral)
Margie "Jerry" McIntyre Crimm was born August 6, 1921 in Gravelly, AR to Walter and Vera Ferry McIntyre pasedd away Thursday May 21, 2015 at The Martha Coker Green Houses.

She loved her Lord and was a member od Southside Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, neddle work , and her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Melvin Curtis Crimm, sons; Jimmy and Gerald crimm, and 2 grandchildren, her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

She is Survived by her daughters; Linda (Bob) Coker of Yazoo City, Paulette (Glynn) Gordon of Holly Bluff, Mary Lue (Neal) Riley of Madison, Patsy (Tommy) Taylor of Pinola, Tammy (Jackie) Edmonds of Tinsley, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Special Thanks to Martha Coker Green Houses for the loving care over the last 4 years.

Graveside services will be Saturday May 23, 2015 in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.

Rev. Richard Jennings will officiate.


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Harold C. Kelly

May 23, 2015 (date of funeral)
Harold C. “Hardwood” Kelly, 91, died May 21, 2015, at his home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, followed by the funeral at 2:30, also at the church. Reverend Bill Poole will preside over the funeral service. The burial will occur the following day, Sunday, May 24, in Ecru, MS, all under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

Mr. Kelly was born on September 4, 1923, in Burns, MS, to Enos Guy Kelly and Mae Winstead Kelly. He served in Italy in WWII, specifically in the mountainous Monte Casino campaign, where he was a muleskinner. He also played basketball at Ole Miss for three years (1945-1948).
Kelly (BS ’48, MA ’51) enjoyed a 40-year education career, which began in Batesville in 1948. It continued in Yazoo City, where he ascended the ranks from junior high teacher and coach to superintendent of the Yazoo City Municipal School District. Before retiring in 1988, he was active in the Mississippi Education Association, American Association of School Administrators, and Council of Educational Facility Planners. At Ole Miss he served on the Alumni Association’s executive committee, Yazoo Alumni Club, Education Alumni Chapter board, Education Advisory Board, and Education Order. A member of the M-Club, he received the Contributions to Amateur Football award from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame’s Ole Miss chapter. He was UM’s Education Alumnus of the Year in 1991. In addition, he received the Alumni Service Award in 2007. Kelly was also a longtime member of the Yazoo Rotary Club, and was a former president and Paul Harris Fellow. He was the recipient of the Civitan Outstanding Citizen award in 1970 and was included in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest 1973-74 edition.

Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his parents Enos and Mae Kelly; brother Hollis Kelly; and sister Adelle Kelly Everitt. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Hannah Pitts Kelly; nephew Mike Nesbitt (Nancy) of Memphis, TN; niece Carol Clendenon of Clinton; grand-nephews Ben Nesbitt (Judy Lynn) of Oxford, Clay Clendenon of Katy, TX, Casey Clendenon, also of Katy, TX; and grand-niece Kelly Waggoner (Marcus) of Kingwood, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to First United Methodist Church, Yazoo City, MS, or to the Ole Miss Foundation.


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Kermit Love Nolan

May 19, 2015 (date of funeral)
Kermit Love Nolan 89 years old born October 9, 1925 in Silver City, Mississippi and long time resident of Yazoo City, Mississippi passed away on May 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm surrounded by his wife and children.
He worked as Sales Manager for McGraw Curran Lumber Company and Managing Director of McGraw Curran Export Corporation in Yazoo City for 63 years. He served as President of the Southwest Hardwood Association and was involved with exporting hardwoods to several countries including South Africa, Italy, Ireland, England, France, and Germany.
He was a loyal parishioner of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church where he served as Parish Commentator for many decades.
He was an avid speaker for several national and local fraternities sharing his knowledge of hardwoods and the economic growth of the lumber industry.
Known for his humor, Kermit loved to tell a good joke to any who would listen. Telling stories of his childhood in the country put smiles on many family and friend’s faces. He never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Loving Nolan and his children Marian Nolan Davis, husband Charles; Kevin Nolan, wife Kathy; Jane Nolan Odum, husband John P. “Rusty”; Frances Nolan Pettigrew, husband Carl; and Albert Nolan. He is also survived by his sister Jewel Nolan Guion.
Kermit was Grandfather to eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be his four grandsons and two nephews: Christopher Coleman, Nolan Pettigrew, Joseph Odum, Hays Odum, John Guion, and Greg Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers are: Michael Curran, Tim Nolan, Paul Nolan, Bill Guion, Harold Perry, and Brother McGraw.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 19th at 12:00 pm at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church 128 N Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi with services following at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honor of Kermit Nolan to: Saint Mary’s Catholic Church P.O. Box 27 Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194.


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Jeanette Arnold Neely

May 18, 2015 (date of funeral)
Jeanette Arnold Neely,76, of Bentonia passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City, MS. Mrs. Neely was a kindergarten teacher at Benton Academy. She was a member of Benton Baptist Church. She was also involved in the Vaughan Ladies Club.
Jeanette is survived by her husband Billy J. Neely of Benton, daughters; Dawn Kirk (Henry) of Yazoo City, and Dana Shipp (Trey) of Bentonia, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brothers; Jerome Arnold of Natchez, Dwight Arnold (Linda) of Natchez, and Terry Arnold (Kim) of Jackson, sister Shirley McAllister (Barney) of Natchez, sister-in-laws; Anna Arnold of Natchez and Priscilla Arnold of Crystal Springs, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Neely will be held Monday, May 18, 2015 at 2:00 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be before the service from 1-2. Internment will be in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County. The Rev. Charles Moore will conduct the services.


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