Jay Lamar Potter

Feb 21, 2018 (date of funeral)
Jay Lamar Potter, 68, of The Mechanicsburg Community in Yazoo County passed away Monday February 19, 2018 at Merit Health Madison In Canton. A Heavy Equipment Operator he was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his sons; Jason Potter and Sidney “Bubba” (Abbie) Potter, daughter; Joni (Chuck) Hanna all of Mechanicsburg, 9 grandchildren, and brother; Wayne Potter also of the Mechanicsburg Community.

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

Visitation will be Wednesday February 21st starting at 10:00 A.M. at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church with graveside services following at 11:00 A.M. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Rev. Tom Halford will officiate.


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Peggy J. Saxton

Feb 19, 2018 (date of funeral)
Peggy J. Saxton, 67, of Benton passed away Friday February 16, 2018 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Yazoo. A Homemaker she was of The Baptist Faith.

Survivors include her son; Jesse O. (Kim) Saxton of Benton, daughter; Tammy (David) Sanders of Goodman, grandchildren; Josh (Carlie) Saxton of Benton, Stephanie (Lee) Thrasher of Benton, Melanie Saxton of Goodman, great grandchild; Chelsea Thrasher, brothers; Dewayne Smith of Bentonia, Wayne Smith of Bentonia, David Smith, Marvin Smith, James Harber all 3 of Yazoo City, and Tommy Harber of Bentonia, and sisters; Jeri Smith of Madison and Patricia Porter of Yazoo City.

Visitation will be Monday February 19th starting at 9:30 A.M. Until the 11:00 A.M. Service at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Vince Davis officiating.


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James “Jim” Page

Feb 16, 2018 (date of funeral)
James “Jim” Page, 74, of Bentonia passed away Tuesday February 13, 2018 at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Retired from the U. S. Army he was a member of Mt Olivet United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Richie Page, daughter; Christine Millican of Alma, AR, step sons; Bill Taylor of Kirbyville, TX, Richard Taylor of Bentonia, & Jim Taylor of Albuquerque, NM step daughters; Claudia Harris of Pennsylvania, & Shelia Harris of Corpus Christi, TX1 grandchild, sisters; Jenny Creel of Bentonia, Hazel Weatherby of Washington State, Nikki Page Frazier of Ozark, AR, Linda Page of Lexington, TX, Ellen Lowery of Yazoo City & Tina Gallagher of Bentonia, brothers; James G. Page , Frank Page, Henry Page of Yazoo City & Gary Page of Pearl, MS, Aunt; Belle Adams, and Cousin Amber Adams

Visitation & Services will be held Friday February 16th at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church on Highway 433 West. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M. until the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M.

Rev. Tom Halford will officiate. Internment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the members of the Men’s Breakfast Club of Mt Olivet.


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Mary Bell Perry

Feb 15, 2018 (date of funeral)
Mary Bell Perry, 95, died peacefully while surrounded by family and friends February 8,2018.

Mary was born on December 27, 1922 to the late Claude and Nora Plunkett. She graduated from Bentonia High School. She married Richard Tracy Perry in 1945.

Mary epitomized the values of Hebrew 13:16 … “ And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for such sacrifices God is pleased.” Her life was spent lovingly caring for generations of her own family and those around her. Always active, she shared the fruits of her love of growing beautiful flowers and preparing wonderful food.

Mary was an active member of Anding Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She enjoyed working at Dataplex in Flora until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Tracy Perry and her three brothers: Clarence, Walton and Lavon Plunkett and her grandson Spencer Perry.

She is survived by her children: Dennis Perry (Brenda) of Benton, Nora McInnis (Clint) of Madison, Joe Perry (Cindy) of Madison and Richard Perry (Lisa) of Benton. Her grandchildren: Shanelle Branscome, Pressley McInnis, Chad Perry, Clay Perry, Denise Johnson, Lana Howell, Stampley Perry, Rachel Hearst, Daniel Perry and fifteen great grandchildren.

A funeral is scheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with a visitation from 12:00-2:00 p.m with a burial to follow at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.




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