William Bryant Davis

Jun 26, 2017 (date of funeral)
William Bryant Davis Yazoo City William “Billy” Bryant Davis died on June 22, 2017 in Ridgeland, MS. surrounded by family. He was born March 15, 1933 near Holly Bluff Mississippi and shared his birth with a twin sister. He was 84 years old and a longtime resident of Yazoo County and Yazoo City. He was a 1951 graduate of Holly Bluff Consolidated School and earned a B.A. in Accounting from Mississippi State University in 1960. Being a people person, he enjoyed social interaction and engaging in good conversation with family, friends and neighbors. He was known for his wit, teasing, and good sense of humor. He was elected to serve 8 years as Justice of the Peace District 5 Yazoo County, was one of the founders of Holly Bluff Gin Company and was president of Lake City Water Assn. After completing his formal education, he spent several years as an accountant in the private sector before assuming the responsibilities of the family farm interest for 21 years. He closed out his professional career in the field of insurance before retiring. He served four years in the United State Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in the U.S. and in French Morocco. During his retirement years, he became an avid baseball fan. He attended ballgames at MSU and many of the Major- League baseball parks with the Dodgers being his lifetime favorite. His sons enjoyed hosting him at these events with the College World Series at Omaha, NE being one of his favorite trips. A plaque honoring him will hang on the Bullpen gate of the future Dudy Noble Field at Mississippi State University reading: Pop and Lili Davis. The church has always been a special part of his life. He enjoyed full fellowship in the church and especially the music ministry. He led the singing in Holly Bluff Baptist Church for 15 years and led the music ministry in the Oasis Nursing Home for 29 years, serving along with Marilyn Meyers and Jo Ann Jones. He enjoyed this weekly Christian ministry with these two, fine ladies. His Christian faith and membership in First Baptist Church, Yazoo City has played a major role in his daily life. His support of the Gideon’s was also a special part of his Christian ministry. Billy was preceded in death by his parents Van Buran Davis, Jr. and Nina Yankie Davis, three sisters, Ruby Rae Stampley, Jo Ann Clifton, and Norma Jean Davis. He is remembered with great love by his wife of 60 years, Lillian McAlpin Davis, his sons Walter Van Davis and Larry Bryant Davis, his beloved granddaughter, Mary Abigail “Abby” Davis, his twin sister Mary Lou Horton, His Brother in law Marvin Stampley, and Sister n law Nettie Pracht and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to: National Kidney Foundation at the following link: https://secure2.convio.net/akf/site/Donation2?idb=643534588&DONATION_LEVEL_ID_SELECTED=1&df_id=4866&mfc_pref=T&4866.donation=form1&idb=360732733&_ga=2.1929798 Visitation: Monday June 26th 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM First Baptist Church of Yazoo City 328 Grand Ave. Yazoo City, MS 39194 Office Phone: 662-746-2471 Service: Monday June 26th 11:00 to 12:00 First Baptist Church of Yazoo City Internment: Shelby Cemetery Stringer MS


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Gladys Carraway Allgood

Jun 22, 2017 (date of funeral)
Mrs. Gladys Carraway Allgood of Vaughan died June 19, 2017 at Manhattan Nursing Home in Jackson.

She was born September 23, 1916 to Richard and Florence Carraway of Utica, MS

She married Rev. James K. Allgood in 1936 in Brookhaven, MS. They had two children, Mary Lane and Jimmy both born in Brookhaven where Rev. Allgood had his First full time church at Mt Zion Baptist Church

She was a very faithful Pastor’s wife from 1936 to 1981 when Rev. Allgood retired from Black Jack Baptist Church at Vaughan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. James Allgood, two great grandchildren, Jamie Nichols and Lindsey Nichols and daughter-in-law Nancy Allgood.

Mrs. Allgood is survived by her daughter Mary Lane Nichols and husband Arthur Siegel and son James K. Allgood, Jr and wife Lucy of Jackson, six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Thursday June 22nd at Black Jack Baptist Church followed by Services at 2:30 P.M. at the church. Rev. David White and Rev. Ken Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Black Jack Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

Her grandsons, great grandsons, and great great grandsons will serve as pallbearers

In lieu of Flowers the family request memorial be made to; Black Jack Perpetual Care Fund, 1914 Black Jack Rd, Vaughan, MS 39179


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