Bernice Eldridge Pigg

Oct 08, 2022 (date of funeral)
Bernice Eldridge Pigg formally of Yazoo City died peacefully at her home in Decatur, Alabama September 12, 2022 after a lengthy illness.

She is preceded in death by her husband Paul Henry Pigg, son Dennis Paul Pigg, and her parents Ernest and Allie Eldridge.

She is survived by son Steven Wesley Pigg ( Donna ) of Bentonia Ms, daughter Marilyn Sue Glenn ( David ) of Decatur. AL and daughter Sandra Gail Goudelock ( Bob ) of Vicksburg, Ms. She leaves behind 13 grandchildren , 27 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life and visitation will be held from 10:00 - 12:00 Oct. 8 , 2022 at Stricklin King funeral home with burial at Shiloh cemetery in Midway.


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William Thomas "Bill" Quimby

Oct 08, 2022 (date of funeral)
William Thomas "Bill" Quimby, 89, of Bentonia passed away Thursday September 29, 2022 at The Mississippi Batist Memorial Medical Center in Jackson. He was employed with The Mississippi Department of Transportation at The Waste Water Treatment Plant, he was also a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, and a U S Army Veteran.

Survivors include his sons; William A. "Billy" Quimby of Bentonia and Thomas M. "Tommy" (Josie) Quimby of Vicksburg, grandchildren; Lisa Bitlues of Richmond, MN, Karen (Josh) Wilson of Georgia, Thomas R. "T.R." (Gerrie) Quimby of Angleton, TX, William F. "Billy" Quimby of Roswell, NM, Crystal Blue Quimby of Morrisville, NC, Lora Jean (Jason) Greer of Delhi, LA, Kristen Lusby of Tallulah, LA, Nathan (Laurie) & Michelle (T.J.) Chaney both of Fulton, MS, 9 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and numerous children and great grandchildren he claimed & loved but were not blood, brothers; Robert (Marquida) of Vicksburg, and Oscar Quimby of Florence, brother-in-law Jimmy Chisolm of Yazoo City, and sister-in-law Barbara Quimby of Benton .

Bill was preceded in death by his beautiful, loving wife Frances, his parents, William Frances & Myrtle Hodges Quimby, brother; George Jim Quimby, sisters; Eva Norton and Cora Lofton.

Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home Friday October 7th 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. and again Saturday October 8th 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Graveside service will be held Saturday October 8th at 2:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Doug Broom officiating.

Serving as pallbearers are; Tal Sheffield, David Hayes, William F. "Billy" Quimby, Thomas R. "T.R." Quimby, Scotter Griffin, and Jett Griffin.


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Mernette Daniel Sibley

Oct 03, 2022 (date of funeral)
Mildred Mernette Daniel Sibley, 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 30, 2022. She was born July 17, 1929 to Neal Daniel and Maybelle Oldham Daniel of Mechanicsburg, MS.

Mernette worked at Vital Records in Jackson and Kroger in Jackson and Vicksburg, MS before she and Lamar opened Sibley Office Equipment in Yazoo City, MS.

She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where she had served as church treasurer and on several committees. She was lay delegate to the UMC annual conference several times. She taught Sunday School and MYF and sang in the choir.

She had an infectious smile and was the matriarch of the family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Paul Lamar Sibley, three great-grandchildren, Aaron Neal Sibley, Amaris Kai Winslette, and Baby Cobb, and her siblings Hubert Daniel, Ray Neal Daniel, Marguerite Sheffield, Mattie Jo Cook, and Mary Frances Sibley.

She is survived by her three sons, Daniel Sibley (Rebecca), Calvin Sibley (Cathy), and Dwight Sibley (Michele), six grandchildren, Amanda Herring (Robb), John Paul Sibley (Laurie), Caleb Sibley (Heather), Jennifer Winslette (Brad), Kristin Cobb (Brad), and Aaron Sibley (Elizabeth), 10 great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Robbie, and Brynn Sibley, Bo Herring, Ava Grace and Addie Sibley, Mary Wallace and Laura Collins Winslette, Presley Sibley, and Kinley Brooke Cobb.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, John Paul Sibley, Caleb Sibley, Aaron Sibley, Robb Herring, Brad Winslette, and Brad Cobb.

A service will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 3:00 PM. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home, Visitation will be from 1:30 until the service. Rev. Tom Halford, Rev. John Paul Sibley and Aaron Sibley will conduct the service. The family would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff of Martha Coker Love House and Adoration Hospice for their love and care for our mother during her illness. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery Fund, 3500 Mechanicsburg Rd, Bentonia, MS 39040 or a charity of your choice.


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Joyce Maxwell Ertle

Oct 03, 2022 (date of funeral)
Joyce Maxwell Ertle (76) of Bentonia, MS gained her angel wings on Saturday ,October 1st, 2022.
She was born in Houston, AR to Jacob and Reba Maxwell. She was the spouse of the late, Louis Ben Ertle.
She was survived by her daughter, Cherie M. Ertle Hydrick (Ben). Her three granddaughters, Ember Hilderbrand, Tiffany Adams, and Sarah Hilderbrand (Thomas). Her great grandchildren, Brayden, Bellah, and soon to be Hensley. Her sisters (Vicky, Sandra ,Rita, June) and brothers( Lionnie and Jacob) and their spouses. As well as a host of sister and brother in laws, nieces and nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her three dauthers (Lisa, Tammy and Pamela Ertle), and her siblings (Jimmy, David, Willie, Evelyn and Raymond).
Visitation at 9:00 am with service to follow at Stricklin- King funeral home on Monday, October 3, 2022. Burial to follow at Ertle Family Cemetery in Bentonia, MS with Mr. Bill Hutto officiating.


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Vernon Lewis Sikes

Sep 27, 2022 (date of funeral)
Vernon Lewis Sikes, lovingly known as “Baboo” by his grandchildren, passed away peacefully at home on September 23, 2022.

Vernon was born on November 13, 1944 in Polk County, Florida, to Lewis E. and Juanita Crews Sikes. He graduated from Lake Wales, FL High School, where he was a proud member of the marching and concert bands. He also held degrees from Mississippi College and Mississippi State University.

Vernon’s impeccable work ethic was evident in his dedication to his job as an educator. He taught Spanish at Clinton Public Schools and Yazoo City Public Schools, and was an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College. He took particular pride in his job as managing editor and columnist at the Yazoo Herald.

Vernon’s grandchildren were the light of his life, and they were certainly blessed to have such a loving grandfather.

Vernon was a member of First Baptist Church in Yazoo City, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Church Trustee, choir member and Sunday School teacher. He served as past president of the Yazoo City Lions Club.

Vernon is predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gayden, and two daughters, Robin Bartley (Michael), Ashley Herrington (Brian), five grandchildren Sarah, Jacob and Hannah Bartley, and Emily and Caroline Herrington, two sisters Joyce Barber (Ken), and Faye Peeples (Gene), several nieces and nephews, his cocker spaniel, Bailee Grace, and Nate the Cat.

Services will be held Tuesday, September 27, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church Yazoo City, MS. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Gideons International, or St. Jude Hospital.


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Baynon Ely Jones, Jr

Sep 27, 2022 (date of funeral)
Baynon Ely Jones, Jr, born on February 5, 1932 to Baynon Ely Jones and Lucille S. Jones gained his wings on September 25, 2022 at the young age of 90.

Baynon was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Minnie Juanita Jones and his son Baynon Ely Jones, III.

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Winstead married to Durwood Winstead.

Grandchildren include Jay Winstead married to Spirit Winstead, Saless Jones and Anita Winstead Wammack married to Josh Wammack.

Great Grandchildren include Trey Winstead, John Hagen Ketchum, Tyler Wammack, Greyson Winstead, Ashlynn Wammack and Mollie Mason Winstead.

Great Great Grandchildren include Ryder Granberry, Alyssa Denney, Ryan Denney and Mary Hagen Ketchum.

Baynon retired from Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association, was a retired Veteran of the Army National Guard and the United States Air Force with the distinguished title of Sergeant Major earning the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Baynon was well known for his love for God, love for his family, love for his friends and love for his country. He will always be remembered as a sharp dressed man with a smile on his face. Someone who never met a stranger, first to lend a helping hand and never graced a dance floor he didn’t polish wish his dancing shoes.

Funeral arrangements will be held September 27, 2022 at Parkview Church of God. Visitation will be from 11:00 A. M. to 1:00 P.M. with services at 1:00 in the sanctuary. Graveside Services will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


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