Ewell Bernard Porter

Feb 08, 2016 (date of funeral)
Ewell Bernard Porter, 68, of Yazoo City pased away Friday February 5, 2016 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A salesman for Holsum Bread Co. he was a faithful member of Parkview Church of God, where he served as Sunday School Teacher & Usher.

Survivors are his wife Mary Porter, daughters; Sharon (Jimmy) Druey & Tammie (Bill) Bunch all of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Mary Michael Druey, Katie Druey, Selah Druey, Ashton Druey, Macey Druey, Gabriel & Brian Gary, Julia Bunch, John Paul Bunch, Samuel Bunch, & Micah Bunch, great grandchild Andrew Gary, sisters; Helen Nichols of Yazoo City, Hilda Shoemake of Byram, MS, Faye Steed of Hollandale, MS, Billie Saxton of Benton, MS, Berney Davis of Yazoo City, & Linda Carrier of Whitchita, KS, brothers; Don Porter of California, & Glenn Porter of Yazoo City.

Visitation & services will be at Parkview Church of God with visitation Sunday February 7 5:00 -7:00 P.M. & services Monsay February 8 at 10:00 A.M.

Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.


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Earnest Sadler Hilderbrand

Feb 08, 2016 (date of funeral)
Earnest Sadler Hilderbrand, 80, of Bentonia, passed away Saturday February 6, 2016 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. He was retired from Cooper Lighting as a set up man, and a plant operator for Caulkin Water District, he was a member of Hebron Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 27 years..

Survivors are his wife of 38 years; Sandra Fram Hilderbrand, daughters; Darlene (Reed) Birdsong of Vicksburg, Jamie (Charles) Ross of Vicksburg, Georgia (Edward) Mathas of Vicksburg, Mary (Steve) Mann of Alexander City, AL, & Charla Rivers of Alexander, AL. sons; John (Nicole) Hilderbrand of Vicksburg, & Earnest Hilderbrand, Jr of Bentonia, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brother; Marty Hilderbrand of Bentonia, & sisters; Alice Dillon of Bentonia, Helen Fuller of Gautier, MS, & Jamie Bray of Brandon, MS.

Services are at Hebron Baptist Church Monday February 8 with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. until services at 3:00 P.M., internment will follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Scott Soanes will officiate.


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Bobbye Faye Dillard

Feb 06, 2016 (date of funeral)
Bobbye Faye Dillard, 79, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Thursday

February 4, 2016. A member of Hebron Baptist Church she was a homemaker.

Survivors are her daughter; Sharon Martin of Brandon, MS, & Brenda Dillard of

Bentonia, son; Robert Dillard of Brandon, MS, 3 grandchildren, 4 great

grandchildren, sisters; Audrey Jones of Jackson, MS, Peggy Eakin of Madison,

MS, Janie Tumlin of Bentonia, Margaret Kelly of Learned, MS, & Linda McGraw

of Bentonia, & brother; Rufus Redditt of Florence, MS.

Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her husband; George Dillard, & great

grandchild Daniel Sims.

Graveside services are Saturday January 6 at the Dillard Family Cemetery on

Cox Ferry Road in Yazoo County at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Darby Combs officiating.

Pallbearers are Brent Sims, Dwight McDougal, Jr., Jimmy Sheppard, Jr, James

Eakin, Jr., Tim Sheppard, & Benjiman Redditt.


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Lena Mae Sims

Feb 05, 2016 (date of funeral)
Lena Mae Sims, 89, of Pearl, MS, formerly of Yazoo City, MS, passed away at her daughter's residence in Pearl on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. She worked for two drug stores, the Rexall Drug Store and Essco Drugs during her 54 year career. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors are: daughter, Carolyn (George) Hankins of Pearl, granddaughters; Mae Hankins of Pearl, MS & Kerstii Sims (Brandon) Groce of Biloxi, MS, grandsons; Calvin "Trey" (Jennifer) Sims, III of Brandon, MS, & Jonathan August Sims of Glen Allen, MS, greatgrandchildren, Alayna Sims, Maci Sims, & Micah Groce.

Mrs. Lena was preceded in death by her husband; Calvin Sims, Sr. & son, Calvin Sims, Jr.

Services will be Friday February 5 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.followed by the service at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Rev. Caleb Clark will officiate.

Pallbearers are: Ken Allison, Ed Wilkes, Brandon Groce, Trey Sims, Jonathan Sims, & Ricky Shivers





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Janice Rae Duchesne

Feb 04, 2016 (date of funeral)
Janice Rae Duchesne, 64, of bentonia passed awa Saturday January 30 at Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors are her son; Wes (Melissa) Duchesne of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Wes, Jr, Brittany (Fiancee' Trey Winstead), Brandon, Sommer, & Hunter, great grandchild, Alyssa Winstead, and sister Cathy Jones of Yazoo City.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Roderick Duchesne, son; Ryan Duchesne, an her parents; Ray & Emogene Green Jones.

Visitation will be Wednesday February 3 at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. with services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday February 4 at Stricklin-KIng Funeral Home Chapel Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Rev. Norris Ables will officiate.


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Lorena Larsen

Feb 02, 2016 (date of funeral)
Lorena Larsen, 77, of Madison passed away Saturday January 30, 2016 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was employed by Jackson Eye Institue and retired Bookkepper for the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Survivors are her daughter; Kim Williams of Madison, MS, 2 grandchildren; Daniell & Dylan Williams, brothers; Billy (Beth) Broocks of Canton, MS, Tommy (Sheila) Broocks of Brandon, MS, Henry ( Donna) Castle of Seattle, WA, and Paul (Bonnie) Robinette of Satartia, MS.

Services will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Tuesday February 2 with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M. until the 11:00 A.M. service. Rev. Donnie South will officiate.


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Donald "Don" Albert McGraw

Feb 01, 2016 (date of funeral)


Donald Albert McGraw, 82, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Merit Health in Brandon, Miss., following a lengthy illness.



Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City followed by funeral services officiated by Doug Payne. Burial will follow at Dover Road Cemetery.



Mr. McGraw was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Brandon, to Lurlene Grantham and Albert Victor McGraw. He was retired from Mississippi Chemical Corporation and Riverview Marketing, Inc. Among his many affiliations, Mr. McGraw was a United States Army Veteran as well as a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He was past president of the Yazoo City Touchdown Club and Dixie Youth Baseball Programs. He was a past chairman of the University of Mississippi Admissions committee; a former member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Board of Directors; a former member of the Board of Directors of Investat Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution at MCC prior to his retirement.



He was preceded in death by his parents, Lurlene and Albert Victor McGraw, and great granddaughter, Barrie Lane McGraw.



Survivors include his wife, Sylvia S. McGraw of Benton; his sons Donald A. McGraw Jr. (Debbye) of Canton, Barry Lewis McGraw of Yazoo City, and Rob McGraw of Franklin, Tenn.; one sister, Judy Bein (Larry) of Opelika, Ala.; one brother, Steve McGraw (Shirley) of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Spencer McGraw (Lacey) of Canton, Kristy McGraw and Trenton Lewis McGraw, both of Yazoo City, and Megan McGraw and Mason McGraw, both of Meridian; three great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Christy Grayson Barrett (Gene) of Baton Rouge, La, and two step-grandsons, John Grayson Barrett and Jacob Scott Barrett, both of Baton Rouge, La.



Pallbearers are Tanner Evilsizer, Spencer McGraw, Bill Meeks, Michael Peyton, Michael Bates and Carl Stokes.



Honorary pallbearers include Jim Gambrell, Jim Pierce, Norman Damiens, Harold Perry, John Copeland, Jack Varner, Rex Brown and Dave Arnold.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmant Dr., Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS, 39157 or a charity of choice.


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Betty Hawkins Childress

Feb 01, 2016 (date of funeral)
Betty Hawkins Childress, 80, of Yazoo City passed away Friday January 29 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Betty was a sales associate for K-Mart and a member of Parkview Church of God.

Survivors are her son; Kenny Childress of Yazoo City,daughter; Lisa (Bob) Paul of Yazoo City, grandchil;dren; Bryan Childress,Christy Childress, Jay Paul & Brittany Thomas, great grandchildren; Kaitlin Childress,Logan Paul Luke Paul & Preston Childress, brother; Johnny Hawkins of Belzoni,sisters; Jo Ann Walker of Byram. MS, & Mary Jane Blakely of Belzoni, MS.

She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow "Sonny" Childress; parents; Greely brooks Hawkins & Belyer Hawkins, sisters; Nella Fay Estes, Peggy Fulton, & Melba Plemmons, brothers; Gray, Jerry, Wade, Jerry, & Glen Hawkins

Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday February1 beging at 12:00 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Mathenia Cemetery in Humphreys County.

Rev Ken Lynch will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bobby Hawkins, Jerry Hawkins, Jr., John Fulton, Andy Fulton, Kent Walker, Jr., & Terry Rutherford.

Honorary Pallbearers are; Jay Paul, Allen Thomas, Richard Estes, Jr., & Sammy McCauley


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