Vivian Nerine Merkle

Aug 17, 2019 (date of funeral)
Vivian Nerine Merkle, 99, of Gulfport, formerly of Yazoo City passed away Friday August 9, 2019 at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Yazoo City.

Survivors include her sons; Merrell E. Merkle, Jr. of Ridgeland and Mark Merkle of Tuscumbia, AL, and a daughter; Nancy Chisholm of Gulfport, 6 Grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held in Glenwood Cemetery Saturday August 17th at 1:00 P.M. with Elder Bryan Chisholm officiating.


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Henry Jernigan Williams, Jr.

Aug 17, 2019 (date of funeral)
Henry Jernigan Williams, Jr, 83, passed away at his residence Tuesday August 13, 2019. Born April 5, 1936.

He was a retired catfish farmer and fish broker. He was the owner of J & W Sales. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Yazoo City. Graduated from Fort Valley High School in Fort Valley, GA . He went on to graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a BS in Industrial Management where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.


While at GA Tech he was a clarinet player in the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band. He served in the Army National Guard.


He is survived by his wife Nancy Dickerson Williams, daughter Vickie (Scott) Williams Snively of Sahuarita, AZ; son Henry (Lytresa) Williams III of Yazoo City, stepdaughter Paula Estess of Orlando, FL: three grandsons, Matthew Scott Snively of Tucson, AR; Kevin Williams Snively of Scottsdale, AZ, Henry Jernigan Williams IV of Yazoo City, MS; a sister Jerredean (Bobby) Williams Pate of Byron GA, his beloved poodle BUZZ and a nephew and niece of Byron, GA along with great nieces and nephews.


Services will be Saturday August 17 at First Presbyterian Church, visitation 9:30 until the 11:00 A.M. Funeral service with Charlie Wingard officiating.

Graveside services with be Wednesday August 21st at 11:00 A.M. at Byron Cemetery in Byron, GA with Rev. Zeek Delanfuente officating.

Serving as pallbearers are; Matt Snively, Kevin Snively, Jernigan Williams, IV, John Walker Bass, Ferrell Bass, and Kyle Forbes.

Honorary Pallbearers are; Michael Erickson, Roger McGrath, Butch Smith, Sam Smith, William Carroll, John Simmons, Gary Walker, and Don Brown.



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