Jewel M. Raggett

Oct 23, 2014 (date of funeral)
Jewel M. Raggett, 100, of Yazoo City passed away Tuesday October 21, 2014 at The Martha Coker Green Houses. A retired teacher she was a member of 1st Baptist Church.
Survivors are her daughter; Alice Smith of Yazoo City, son; Thomas H. (Sherry) Raggett of Collierville, TN, 4 grandchildren; Jeffery Thomas (Heather) Raggett, Mitchell Brandt (Ashley) Smith, Jereme Chad (Jennifer) Smith & Kari Lynn (Charles) Burge, 5 great grandchildren; Reilly Lynn Burge, Payton Elizabeth Burge, Cooper Henry Raggett, Easton Andrew Smith, & Ally Britton Smith, sister; Maleese Lanier of Indianola, MS.
Mrs. Raggett was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas H, Raggett, Sr.

Visitation will be Thursday October 23 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel 1:00 PM. until the funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
Rev. Lewis Kalil & Rev. Mitchell Smith will officiate.


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Benton Payne Estes, Sr.

Oct 18, 2014 (date of funeral)
Benton Payne Estes, Sr., 89, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Veterans Home in Oxford, Mississippi.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday, October 18 at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. George Woodliff officiating. Visitation will be in the chapel of the church at 1:00. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

Mr. Estes was born May 1, 1925 in Yazoo City to Charles Henry Estes, Sr. and Annie Payne Estes. He was a Marine, serving in World War 2 in the Pacific campaign. After the war, he attended Mississippi State University and was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Upon returning to Yazoo City, he helped to operate Motor Parts Company with his father and brother. He was a life-long member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he sang in the choir and served on the vestry. An active member of Boy Scouts of America, was an Eagle Scout as a youth, later serving as Scout Master for Troop 72. He was presented with the Silver Beaver award for his contribution to scouting. He was a member of the Yazoo City Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Beverly Warren Estes and Joyce Pinion Estes and his brother, Charles H. Estes, Jr.

Survivors include his daughter, Calvert Estes Shideler (Craig) of Senatobia and his son, Benton (Bee) P. Estes, Jr. (Holly) of Yazoo City and his six grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearer were Nathan Shideler, Josh Shideler, Benton Estes III, Marlon George, Jr., Paul Dozier, and Ken Montgomery.

Memorials may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church, Troop 75 c/o First United Methodist Church, or the charity of choice.


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Melvin Lester Upchurch, SR

Oct 18, 2014 (date of funeral)
Melvin Lester Upchurch, 80, of Yazoo City passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, October 16, 2014. He was born March 25, 1934 to Lester & Addie Upchurch.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elinor Glenn Upchurch, 4 daughters; Debbie (Marlon) Davis, Sheri (Deede) Smith, Louanne McCool, and Carol (Patrick) Norman, & 1 son Melvin L. Upchurch, JR, all of Yazoo County, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, James (Eloise) Upchurch of Yazoo City, Bobby (Ann) Upchurch of Guntown, & Marion (Wanda) Upchurch of Philadelphia, 2 sisters; Frances (Albert) Murphy of Clinton & Carolyn (Joe) Adcock of Largo, FL.
He is preceded in death by; his brothers Joe & Billy Upchurch, Grandchildren Anthony McCool & Amber Smith, & Great granddaughter Anna Beth Davis.
Visitation & Services will be Saturday October 18 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel, visitation will begin at 12:00 P.M. until service time of 2:00 P.M..
James “Buddy” Upchurch will officiate.


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