Patricia "Pat" Thrasher

Jan 31, 2022 (date of funeral)
Patricia “Pat” Thrasher, 75, of The Mechanicsburg Community of Yazoo County passed away at her residence Friday January 21, 2022. Retired as a Deputy Chancery & Circuit Clerk of Sharkey County, she was also a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

She is Survived by her son Jeoun Rafael “Ralph” Thrasher of San Diego, California.

Visitation will be held at Hebron Baptist Church Monday January 31st 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. with graveside services in the Church Cemetery following at 12:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City. Rev. Nick Smith will officiate.


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Margaret D. Oakes

Jan 26, 2022 (date of funeral)
Margaret Duncan Oakes passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on January 21, 2022 at The Martha Coker Green House Homes in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

Born August 28, 1924 in Glen Allen, Mississippi to Jackson and Williametta Farrell Duncan.

Margaret’s gift was serving others. She served as a member of the Mary Brickell Circle for over 40 years. She also served as a volunteer at the old Martha Coker location as well as the new Martha Coker (Green House Homes) location. Margaret has served her Church, St Mary’s Catholic Church in many capacities.

Margaret also loved to travel. She has seen most of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. She has traveled to Ireland, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Margaret was the most loving and carting person one could know and meet. She was gracious, kind, giving, and trustworthy.

One of the many things she can be remembered for is her Wednesday Night Hamburgers. Friends would treasure that day, not only for delicious hamburgers but for the fellowship of friends.

Margaret is survived by her daughters; Paula Oakes (Harold) Phillips and Margaret Camille “Cami” Oakes (Johnny) Armstrong, a sister; Mildred Sanders, and a brother Frank Duncan. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Frank “Trae” (Kathy) Oakes, III, Michael Oakes, Andy (Kris) Oakes, Amanda Moore Edwards, Josh Quarles, William (Jennifer) Quarles, Drew Merritt, Tracy Merritt Rock, Emily Merritt (Jeff) Kirby, and 13 great grandchildren.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Frank McGraw Oakes a son; “Buck” Oakes, Jr., a daughter; Gayle Oakes Merritt, a grandson; Brian Quarles, son-in-law; Eddie Moore, brothers; Jack Duncan and Rev. Meinrad Duncan, and sisters; Louise Derden and Elizabeth Pittman.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are; Jimmy Oakes, Thomas McGraw, Scooter Sanders, and James Hoffman.

Father Panneer Salvam Acockiam and Father P. J. Curly will officiate the service which will be Wednesday January 26th at St. Marys Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 P.M. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to St Marys Catholic Church or Martha Coker Green House Homes.


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Thomas Junior Woods

Jan 25, 2022 (date of funeral)
Thomas Junior Woods, 86, passed away on January 21, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS. Mr. Woods was born December 29, 1935, in Skene, MS to Thomas Alexander and Willie Vivian (Farmer) Woods. He was the husband of Betty Jean Aust Woods. They shared 62 years of marriage.

He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Yazoo City, MS. He enjoyed gospel songs and singing in church. He was a lifetime builder and master carpenter. He was very well known in the community. He will be remembered for his Christian character, his wisdom, craftsmanship and playful spirit.

He is survived by his spouse Betty Jean Woods; his children Cyndi (Tim) Spencer of Flora, Tony (Tara) Woods of Yazoo City, Pam (Ray) Burgett of Meridian, MS and Billy Woods of Yazoo City; his grandchildren, Macy (Jacob) Keith of Madison, MS, Kaitlyn (Scott) Stogner of Brandon, MS, Tyler and Dylan Burgett of Jacksonville, FL, Zachary Woods of Arkansas and Luke Woods of Yazoo City. Six great grandchildren; Myles and Mason Keith, Micah, Ella and Elijah and the soon to be Ivy James Stogner. His brother Bobbie (Ann) of Winona and a sister Barbara Ann (William) Brunson of Grenada and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Alexander and Willie Vivian Woods; his brothers James, Raymond, and Luther; his sisters Vergie Taylor, Wilma Godwin, Bertie Mae Mathis and Pauline Clark.

All services will be held on Tuesday, January 25 at Parkview Church of God. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am until the time of service at 11:00 am under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.


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William Simpson "Be Be" Crisler

Jan 21, 2022 (date of funeral)
William Simpson “BeBe” Crisler, 70, of Yazoo City, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.
BeBe grew up in Flora and Yazoo City, Mississippi. He attended Flora schools and graduated from Yazoo City High School. He attended Holmes Community College in Goodman and joined the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Juneau. He was a long-time member of Second Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. BeBe loved golf, riding his motorcycle, playing numerous musical instruments, and the Mississippi State bulldogs. He was a starting player on the 1969 Yazoo City High School football team that won the state championship and remained close friends with these team mates. He was involved in Dixie Youth Baseball as an announcer, an umpire, and a coach to kids for over 30 years.
BeBe never met a stranger and made everyone feel special with his smile and positive attitude. He had a strong faith in God which he has passed on to each of his five children, of whom he was so proud. He was loved by so many family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Simeon Joseph and Laura Elisabeth Crisler.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Brenner Crisler; daughter Sarah Carlisle (Eddie); son Will Crisler (Kristi); daughter Brenner Davidson; son John Crisler (Colby); son Blanton Crisler (Zoe); 6 grandchildren, Braden and Kate Crisler; Andrew, Caroline and Emma Carlisle; and Lola Kate Crisler; sister, Beth Crisler Cook (Owen); brother, Joseph Robert Crisler (Susan); nephews, Chip Cook (Yvette) and Robert Crisler (Brandi); and nieces, Crissie Parker (Michael) and Melody Mitchell (Bart).
A visitation will be held Friday January 21, 2022, at 9:30 A.M., followed by a service at 11:00 A.M. at Second Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Military Honors.


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