Linda McElveen

Aug 28, 2016 (date of funeral)

Linda J. McElveen, 70, of Satartia, MS, (formerly of Jacksonville, FL) entered eternal peace at home surrounded by family on August 21, 2016, after a nine-month battle with Breast cancer.

Born March 18, 1946, to the late Gus and Hattie Hanks, Linda grew up in Satartia. She attended Hinds Vocational College obtaining her Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate on January 19, 1979. Linda loved being a nurse and did so for 37 years. She began her nursing career in 1979 at King’s Daughter Hospital in Yazoo City, MS. The majority of her nursing career was serving in hospitals, doctor offices, and nursing homes in Jacksonville, FL where she resided for 35 yrs.

Linda is survived by her husband, Jim McElveen, daughters Sheila Jackson (Daryl), Lisa Clark (Speedy), and Marcie Thaxter (Josh), sisters Wanda Woods and Marguerite Vinson, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.

Family, friends, nursing, and travel were Linda’s joys. During her vacation travels, she discovered Hawaii and fell in love with the islands which will be her final resting place.

There will be a “Celebration of Linda’s Life” at the Ogden Baptist Church 6530 Highway 433 W, Bentonia, MS 39040 at 3pm August 28, 2016. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a donation be made in Linda’s name to any charity or organization, such as The American Cancer Society or a hospice, involved in the treatment and care of cancer patents

. The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals at Baptist Medical Center Jackson, who cared Linda during her courageous battle. Also, thanks to Linda’s many friends for their outpouring of love and support.


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Hugh I. Durham

Aug 26, 2016 (date of funeral)
Hugh I. Durham, 62, of Yazoo City died Wednesday August 24, 2016 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was a retired Game Warden with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife Betty Lou Durham, daughter; Shannon (“T.D.”) Hagens of Yazoo City, grandchildren; Danyale and Hanna Clark, brothers Roger Durham of Yazoo City and Kent Durham of Grenada, MS.

Services will be Friday August 26 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:30 P.M. until the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.


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David Kyle Wallace

Aug 21, 2016 (date of funeral)
David Kyle Wallace died suddenly at Bentonia-Gibbs Elementary School on August 17, 2016 at the age of 36. Kyle was born on May 9th, 1980 in Jackson, MS to Cynthia Moffett Wallace and the late Robert Bruce Wallace.

Kyle grew up in Mendenhall, MS and was a 1998 graduate of Simpson County Academy where he excelled in academics and football. Under the mentorship of high school coach Skip Moore, Kyle “Big K’ developed his passion for football and was ranked among the top 25 recruits in the state of MS by the Jackson Clarion Ledger his senior year.

He signed with Mississippi State University in 1998 and played for three years on the offensive line winning the 1999 Peach Bowl and the infamous 2000 Independence Bowl known as the legendary “Snow Bowl.” He transferred to Delta State University in 2001 where he was their starting offensive left tackle his junior and senior year; but most importantly to Kyle, he met the love of his life Jamie Hudson of Holly Bluff, MS.

He graduated from DSU in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in general studies and later completed a masters degree in teaching through Jackson State University.

In 2004 he was hired by Yazoo City school district as the high school assistant football coach for the Yazoo City Indians and taught P.E. to the elementary students at Webster Elementary for 10 years. He then became the head football coach to the junior high and high school at Manchester Academy for two seasons. In January 2016 Coach Wallace became the offensive coordinator for the Yazoo County Panthers high school football team and taught P.E. at Bentonia-Gibbs Elementary.

He also was enrolled in Belhaven University getting his masters degree in sports administration.

Kyle was known for his strong Christian faith, being a devoted family man, and his humble and gentle spirit. He touched hundreds of students over the last 14 years; and he encouraged his players to believe in themselves, to never give up, and to always do the right thing in life and on the field. Moments before his death, he was in P.E. class teaching his elementary kids about the importance of friendship. Kyle was a loyal friend who enjoyed singing, hunting, Bible study, and spending time with his large family and friends.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS where he was a member of the choir.

He was preceded in death by the late Robert Bruce Wallace of Mendenhall, MS.

He is survived by his wife Jamie Alyce Hudson and their two children Myla, age 6, and Hamp, age 2 from Yazoo City , MS. He is also survived by his mother Cynthia Moffett Wallace of Franklin, TN, his brother Brock Wallace of Brandon, MS, and his sister Casey Wallace Burgdorf of Nashville, TN. He is survived by his grandmother Gertrude Price Wallace of Mendenhall, MS and his grandfather Ray Moffett of Laurel, MS.


Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church Saturday August 20 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Sunday August 21 from 1:00 P.M. until the Funeral Service at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Kyle Wallace Children’s Fund at the Bank of Yazoo at P.O. Box 600, Yazoo City, MS 39194 or the fund set up for his wife Jamie Wallace called The Great Commission Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City P.O. Box 444, Yazoo City, MS 39194.


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