Rowena Drinkwater

Feb 21, 2017 (date of funeral)
Rowena Drinkwater, 85, of The Pierce Crossroads Community of Yazoo County, and of Clinton passed away at her residence Saturday February 18, 2017. She was of the Methodist Faith and had worked as a Bookkeeper at Waffle House.

Survivors are her daughters; Rita Hogue of Hattiesburg, MS , Phyllis Malone of Yazoo City, and Helen Hogue of Yazoo City, grandsons; Jay Hogue of Lexington, MS, Chad Hogue of Whitesboro, TN, and Joey Hogue of Lexington, MS, granddaughters; Nicole Hogue of Yazoo City, Sabrina McGraw of Yazoo City, Kenna Nettles of Yazoo City, and Angela Langford of Lexington, MS, great grand son Roy Hogue of Benton, and great granddaughters; Lindsey Hogue of Yazoo City, and Emmy Langford of Lexington, MS.

Mrs. Rowena is preceded in death by her husband; Fred Drinkwater and a grandson; Oliver Malone

Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Tuesday February 21 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. With graveside services at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton at 1:00 P.M.

Rev. Matt Hall will officiate. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


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Roy Lee Shackleford

Feb 16, 2017 (date of funeral)
Roy Lee Shackleford, 74, of Benton passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Roy Lee began his military career on May 11, 1959. He rose through the ranks as an enlisted soldier reaching the rank of Sargent First Class while serving in the 112th Military Police Battalion.

On December 12, 1979, he was appointed as a Warrant Officer, serving in the position of Automotive Maintenance Technician in HHD, 112th Military Police Battalion while being reassigned to the Wheel Vehicle Maintenance Technician Position and rising to the grade of CW3.

On May 1, 1989, he transferred to Det 1, STARC MS ARNG and was assigned as the Wheel Vehicle Maintenance Technician. On July 1, 1994, he was assigned as the Wheel Vehicle Maintenance Technician for the 66th Troop Command.

On December 12, 1994, he was promoted to the rank of CW4, and on December 9, 1996, his position was reclassified as Unit Maintenance Technician, He retired from this position.

Chief Warrant Officer Roy Lee Shackleford retired with 42 years, 9 months, and 2 days of service on February 13, 2002.

Survivors are his wife Evelyn Shackleford, son; Jay Shackleford both of Benton, grandchildren, Brandon Coleman, Reeves Shackleford, Hunter Shackleford, Clint Shackleford, and Whitley Shackleford, great grandchildren Ava & T Coleman, and brother Bobby Shackleford of Gonzales, LA.

Roy Lee was preceded in death by his parents; Jesse LeRoy & Ruby Lee Shackleford and his son; Scott Reeves Shackleford.

Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel, 718 Calhoun Ave, Yazoo City with visitation Wednesday February 15 5:30-7:30 P.M. and Thursday February 16 9:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. With services at 11:00 A.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Rev. Clint Ritchey will officiate.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary Pall Bearers are; James Grady Davis, William Allen Hood, William “Bill” Poole, Ricky Shackleford, David Shackleford, Charlie Myers, and Bob Crum.


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Joanne Miller Liddon

Feb 16, 2017 (date of funeral)
Joanne Miller Liddon passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Joanne was born on May 26,
1933, in Coral Gables, FL to Garfield L. Miller and Eula U. Miller.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, James Flint Liddon, Jr.,
and brother John L. Miller. She is survived by her sister, Nancy McLemore of Coral Gables, FL,
her three children, Lane Johnson (Don), Clark Liddon (Angie), Garfield Liddon (Marcia) and her
four grandchildren, Lauren Liddon, Emily Liddon, Matt Liddon and Benjamin Liddon.
After graduating from Ponce De Leon High in Coral Gables, FL, Joanne attended Duke University
where she graduated in 1954. She was a member of ADPi Sorority and was Sweetheart of
Sigma Chi Fraternity. She was also the class president of the College of Women. She was a
Certified Red Cross Life Guard Instructor and enjoyed teaching swimming at the Venetian Pool
in Coral Gables.
On September 1, 1954, she married James Flint Liddon, Jr. They moved back to Yazoo City, MS,
1961 where she taught many years at Yazoo City High School and Manchester Academy both
English and Spanish. She was a Real Estate Broker for over 25 years at Livingston Insurance
Agency. Some of her favorite pastimes were showing horses, playing tennis, swimming,
traveling and taking her family to the beach.
Joanne was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she enjoyed arranging flowers
for the altar, organizing and decorating for different occasions at the church. She also enjoyed
baking communion bread.
Visitation is Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal
Church. Funeral arrangements are Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity
Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are being provided by Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. In lieu of
flowers, memorials are encouraged to Trinity Episcopal Church.



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Doris Lucy Goldsmith

Feb 14, 2017 (date of funeral)
Doris Lucille “Lucy” Goldsmith. 80. of Yazoo City passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 at The Baptist Medical Center - Yazoo. A registered Nurse she was a Communicate of St. Mary's Catholic Church

Survivors are her sisters; Margaret Ann Hearst of Yazoo City, and Jo Pilgrim of Madison, MS, brother; Charles Goldsmith of Brandon, MS. And numerous nieces and nephews.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; Edward John and Katherine Jane Goldsmith, Sr. and her brother Edward Goldsmith, Jr.

Services will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church with visitation starting at 11:00 A.M. Until the 12:00 Noon service. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are; Vernon Hearst, Linnie Hearst, Grady Hearst, Mike Pilgrim, Chuck Goldsmith, and David Overton.


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