Addie Burton Simmons

Dec 20, 2014 (date of funeral)
Addie Burton Simmons, formally of Bentonia, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at Baptist
Medical Center in Jackson. She was 95. Mrs. Simmons was born July 22, 1921 in Kemper
County MS to Steven Jasper Burton and Margaret Crocker Burton.
Mrs. Simmons is preceded in death by her husband J. T. "Pete" Simmons, her parents, four brothers, two sisters and one son, William Burton Freeman. She is survived by a
daughter, Dorothy Lee (Gerald) of Flora and son John Freeman (Freda) of Florence. She is
also survived by 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Mrs.
Geneva Burton of Bentonia.
Mrs. Simmons was a resident of Belhaven Senior Care Facility in Jackson at the time of her death. She was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church. Visitation will be 10-11 on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City preceding the graveside service.
Interment will be in Dover Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in
charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Bentonia Baptist Church.

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Elmer Leroy Platt

Dec 17, 2014 (date of funeral)
Elmer Leroy Platt , 75 , fo Yazoo City passed away at his residence Sunday December 14, 2014.

He was retired supervisor at AMCO Manufacturing Co. Survivors are his wife Betty Platt, sons; Danny Ray Platt & Jerry Lee Platt all of Yazoo City, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, brothers; Ricky Platt of LeHigh, AR, Arlie Platt Marian, AR, sisters; Slyvia Hampton, Ginger Kirk, Georgie Gann & Linda Whittey.

He was preceded in death by a son Rubbin Edward Platt. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday December 17 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 A.M. until the Funeral at 11:00 A.M. in our Chapel. Internment will follow in Central Holmes Cemetery in Yazoo County.

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Gertrude "Trudy Guthrie

Dec 13, 2014 (date of funeral)
Gertrude (Trudy) Guthrie, age 75, passed away on December 9, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Lisa J. King in Fayetteville, NC. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Stricklin King Chapel in Yazoo City, MS at 2pm. Burial will be in the Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.

Visitation will be Saturday, 12 Noon until 1:50 pm prior to the funeral.

Mrs. Guthrie was born July 18, 1939 in Florence, AL to Clyde Russell and Jamie Bernice Van Pelt. She was retired and a member of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church of Fayetteville, NC. During her life she lived in Florence AL, Memphis, TN, Meridian, MS Yazoo City, MS Benton, MS and as her health deteriorated, spent her final months in Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1956, worked a few months at WTOK radio, then a few years in the office of Rush Memorial Hospital, Meridian, MS until her marriage to Walter L. (Bud) Guthrie in April 1963, After marriage she worked for Mississippi Chemical Corp., Yazoo City, MS for a short time until they started a family of 4, when she became a stay-at-home mom, later worked for First Methodist Day Care eventually changing to Assistant Teacher in the Yazoo City’s schools for 18 years. During this time she also assisted her husband with a Clarion-Ledger Paper Route for 26 years. During children’s “growing-up” years was also involved in the local Quarter Horse Shows and taught Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church. After moving to Benton – enjoyed fellow shipping at Benton Baptist Church, As her health deteriorated and husband passed, she moved in with her daughter, Lisa King and family in Fayetteville, NC. She was preceded in death by both Parents and husband of 50 years minus 3 weeks, Walter L. “Bud” Guthrie.

Trudy Guthrie is survived by two daughters, Lisa King (Steven) of Fayetteville, NC, Regina Davis (David) of Rowelett, Texas, two sons, Ronald Guthrie (Susan) of Dallas, Georgia, Shane Guthrie (Susan) of San Diego, CA, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both parents and her husband of 50 years, Walter L. (Bud) Guthrie. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to; His Little One's Ministry, 3013 A Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28304 or The Gideon's International, Yazoo-Humphreys Camp, P.O. Box 1111, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

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