James "Ed: Edward, Sr. Woods

Feb 25, 2020 (date of funeral)
James Edward Woods, Sr. (Ed, Daddy, and Pappy), 89, passed on to his heavenly father at 11:30 PM on Thursday February 20, 2020 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

Ed leaves his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth Graham Woods (Liz); his son James Edward "Ed" Woods, Jr. (Linda); his son David W. Woods (Kim); his brother Ben Woods; his grandchildren Heidi Berry (John); Chess Woods (Sarah); Miller Woods (Sarah); and his 8 great grandchildren: Ashton, Bailey, Ella, Kate, Dylyn, Colt, Gretchen and Hazel. Ed also leaves 7 nephews and 4 nieces.

Ed was born and raised in Bentonia, Mississippi, the son of Joseph Benjamin Woods, Sr. and Mathilde Martin Woods. Ed is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles David Woods.

Ed served in the United States Army in Korea and retired from the Jackson Fire Department. After retirement from the JFD, he served as Used Truck Manager at Empire Truck Sales.

Ed was known for his wonderful and robust laugh, his great sense of humor, his tremendous faith in God, and his complete and total love and devotion to his family. Ed was a man of many talents and was known for being able to do anything he set his mind to do. Ed was the "go to guy" for so many family members and friends. To know him was to love him.

Ed and Liz have had a profound, positive impact on every life they have touched.

You are invited to a gathering of friends and family at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Highway 433 West Bentonia, Mississippi with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 PM.

The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with the arrangements.

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Sherry Wasson Lewis

Feb 22, 2020 (date of funeral)
Sherry Wasson Lewis, Age 68, passed away peacefully at her residence in Benton, Mississippi on February 18, 2020 after a lengthy illness.

Sherry had worked as a contract employee for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant in Port Gibson for a number of years and more recently was employed by The U S District Court in Jackson, MS in The Jury Department for 9 years until she retired on disability.

Sherry had a passion for collecting antiques. She and Wally loved to attend auctions, garage sales looking for treasures
Sherry was “Military Brat” as her father had a career in the military and the family was stationed in various parts of the world. His military service intrigued her and she became a great History Buff reading any books that documented the Civil War or World Wars. She had a brilliant mind that allowed her to recall dates, details and quotes of great generals.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years Wally Lewis; a daughter; Angela Bonner (Tony) Harrell, of Bountiful, Utah, two grandchildren; Mason Harrell and Abby Harrell, a sister; Freda Wasson of Hood River, Oregon, two step daughters; Shandi Lewis of Seadia, MO and Kami Lewis of Kansas City, MO, a step son; Troy Lewis of Seadia, Mo, and a number of cousins.

Sherry was a member of Behlehem Baptist Church on Fugates Road, Benton, MS where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 P.M.

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Genevieve Everett Warren Tarver

Feb 21, 2020 (date of funeral)
Genevieve Everett Warren Tarver, 91, of Yazoo City passed away Monday February17, 2020 at Martha Coker Green House Homes. A Paralegal and Secretary she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters; Sharon Jackson, and Linda Wilkinson, sons; Buddy Warren, Doug Tarver, Gene Tarver, and Dan Tarver all of Yazoo City, 25 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; Ronnie Day Warren and Claude Eugene Tarver, sons; Donnie and Jimmy Warren and David Tarver.

Visitation will be Thursday February 20th 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, with services Friday February 21st at 11:00 A.M. At Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Ken Lynch will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers are Dee Wilkinson, Brent Wilkinson, Derrin Green, Ryan Jackson, Tim Warren, Mark Warren, and Dustyn Warren.

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Claudine S. White

Feb 21, 2020 (date of funeral)
Claudine Seale White, age 91 of Yazoo City, MS, entered into the joy of her Savior’s presence on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after months of suffering and a long decline. Claudine was preceded in death by her husband, Hardy White, Sr., parents James Clarke and Mary Ethel Sibley Seale, and siblings Ruby Kight, Lora Lumbley, and Loise “Red” Seale. She is survived by sisters Katherine McGee and Vivian Middleton; children Geraldine Gray (Johnny), Hardy White, Jr., (Cookie), Billy White (Rita), Betty Belin (Tom), Wilma Thornton (Wink), Mickey White (Diane), and Charles T. White; grandchildren John Gray, Jan Bryson, Jennifer Sills, Candy Hall, Trey White, Jay White, Lee Ann Mitchell, Regina Rodriguez, Chris White, Charlie Ruiz, Curt Belin, Catherine Kennedy, William Mobley, Kelcy Bilger, Chris F. White, and Lisa Kathryn Fondren; 35 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. Family was paramount to Claudine and she was blessed with a large family who loved and adored her.

Claudine was born in Sharkey county and resided in MS her entire life. At the age of six, her mother died and her father’s occupation prevented him from caring for her so she was raised by an aunt and uncle. She married Hardy White, Sr. after he returned from serving in the war and they raised their family and lived in Yazoo County for most of her life. Claudine worked at E & W Garment factory until their closure, all while caring for her large family. While she was a trusted employee, her true calling was serving the Lord, her family, and others.

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Claudine White

Feb 21, 2020 (date of funeral)

Family connections were very important to her. As a homemaker, Claudine enjoyed needle work, gardening, canning and preserving her produce, and always had an open door policy. She loved to cook and entertain for both friends and strangers alike. She often shared her home with people relocating to the community until they were settled. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she decorated her home with gusto to celebrate the birth of her Savior. As her health began to decline and her vision failed, she did not give up on her love for books and listened to thousands of books on tape.

Besides caring for her own family, she loved serving others. Her involvement at church spanned decades as she led as a Sunday School teacher, receiving awards for most outstanding teacher on numerous occasions. She helped with Vacation Bible School, served on the church cleaning committee, and cooked and delivered countless meals over the years. She ran a childcare service from her home for many years and was always looking for ways to bless others.

Claudine was a true picture of the wife of noble character described in Proverbs 31 which says, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value…Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Claudine graciously and humbly served her children and family and was a daily example of a matriarch who led with truth and grace. As a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she leaves us with a rich history of family traditions and memories. When her declining health prevented her from doing so many of the physical gestures of love and care that she wanted, she enjoyed a rich prayer life. She could call out her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all their spouses by name and often mentioned that she prayed for each one every night. This became her truest act of service to her family in her later years.

Claudine leaves quite a legacy and although she spent most of her life in a small area of Yazoo county, her roots have spread far and wide through her extended family. While her presence in this world will be deeply missed, she will live on in our memories and continue to impact the future generations of our family as we seek to honor her in the way we live our lives and love our families.

Visitation will be Friday February 21st at Stricklin-King Funeral Home beginning at 12:30 P.M. Until the Service at 2:00 P.M. With Rev. Jay White officiating.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to:

Martha Coker Green House
Building Fund
2041 Grand Avenue
Yazoo City, MS 39194


The American Diabetes Association

Condolences may be viewed or sent to Stricklin-King Funeral Home, who will be handling the service.

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Roma Young Morrow

Feb 20, 2020 (date of funeral)
Roma Young Morrow, born in Putnam (TX) on November 30, 1916, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2020 in Ridgeland (MS). A graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Funeral Home Cemetery South, 2545 E Holmes Rd, Memphis TN 38118 on Thursday February 20, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

Roma, “Mom” married Joe W. Morrow, Jr. in 1938. They made their home in states throughout the southeast, including Yazoo City (MS) where their three children completed high school. After leaving Yazoo City, they made their home in Whitehaven (TN) until Roma relocated to the Orchard Retirement Home in Ridgeland in 2004.

Wherever she lived, Roma made friends and kept in touch with them through the years. Her family remembers the gift she had of being able to relate to people of all ages. When living in Clarksville (AR), Roma began to develop an interest in flower arranging. She was a member and officer of the “Green Thumb Garden Club” in Yazoo City and the “White Oaks Garden Club.” in Whitehaven. Mother “Mom” loved interior decorating and enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends. She was always eager to try new recipes…for example, shrimp gumbo, Plaquemine (LA) and squirrel stew, Yazoo City. In her later years, she recalled many times how much she missed being able to be outdoors, caring for her flowers and yard and digging in the dirt. Roma and husband Joe both enjoyed traveling to football games, especially when one of their teams played in a bowl game. As a widow, she accompanied travel groups and toured several foreign countries. Before she lost her vision, a few of her favorite past-times were working crossword puzzles, reading, and watching basketball games on television.

Survivors include a son, Joseph William Morrow, III (Glenda) and daughter, Judith M. Walton; four grandchildren: Janis Morrow Jones (Tom), Cindy Morrow Kemrite (Tim), Tommy Walton (Julie), and Michael D. Morrow, Jr; a niece (Elaine Hardin) and 3 nephews (Ken, Mike and Curt Marsh); 9 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Roma is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Morrow, Jr. and son Michael Dwayne Morrow, Sr.; parents, (Robert and Arlie Young) brother,(Rondal Young), and two sisters (Opal Kennon and Kathryn Marsh).

The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to The Orchard staff, nurses and aides. We are so very grateful for the compassionate care from her devoted personal care assistants: Sharica Ross, Sierra Walker, and Frances Andrews, and Kindred Hospice these past few months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

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Jimmy "Jim" Oneal Ashworth

Feb 19, 2020 (date of funeral)
Jimmy “Jim” Oneal Ashworth, 83, of Greenwood passed away at his residence Monday February 17, 2020. A Truck Driver he was of The Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife Terri Ashworth, daughters Denise Clemmer of Ripley, TN, and Ashley Pullen of Madison, MS, son; Eric Ashworth of Horn Lake, MS, 5 grandchildren , and 3 great grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; George and Mary Sue Ashworth and a brother Ronnie Ashworth.

Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday February 19th at 11:00 A.M. In The Belzoni City Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Allen officiating.

No visitation scheduled.

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