Eula "Melba" H. Glisson

Mar 31, 2015 (date of funeral)
Eula Melba Glisson, 83, of Vicksburg passed away Saturday March 28, 2015 at her home. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed gardening, bird watching and reading scripture. She spent most of her life in Yazoo City and worked for many years as an educator.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and her son Dennis. She is survived by her son Darrell and his wife Christine also 2 great grandsons whom she loved dearly.

Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral home on Tuesday March 31 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service.

Pallbearers are Clay McConnell, Steve Carr, Will Hood, Thad Hood, Casey Pittman & Jay Shackleford.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Highland-Baptist Church, 3518 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg MS 39180.


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Rufus Saxton

Mar 30, 2015 (date of funeral)
Rufus Saxton, 85, of Benton, MS peacefully passed away at The Crossing in Baton Rouge, LA on Friday, March 27, 2015. Visitation will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon. The service celebrating his life will be held after visitation at noon at Stricklin King Funeral Home. Immediately afterwards, a graveside service will be held at Midway Baptist Church.
Rufus was born on February 2, 1930 in Yazoo County to John and Nellie Wiltcher Saxton. He was an active member of Midway Baptist Church.
After attending Benton High School he served in the United States Army. Once his military service concluded, he traveled around the globe working for Brown and Root Inc., Houston, TX, retiring as an equipment superintendent. After retirement, he continued to share his knowledge in the offshore construction industry as a consultant until 2008. He had a passion for all things outdoors including hunting, fishing and even bee keeping.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Saxton; brothers, Pleasey Lee Saxton, Charles Saxton, Sam Saxton; and sisters, Bernice Schaffhauser, Ethel Davis, and Peggy Eldridge. He is survived by his loving wife, Dot Saxton; sisters, Earline Davis, Billie Hood, Patsy Ward and husband Thomas Ward; sisters-in-law, Frances Saxton, Billie Jean Saxton; daughters, Rita Nan Saxton of Clinton, MS, Beverly Koenig and husband Travis Koenig of Benton, MS, Brenda Phillips and husband Mark Phillips of Clinton, MS, Debbie Rhodes and husband Trey Rhodes of Yantis, TX; son, Richard Saxton and wife Kim Saxton of Byram, MS; step daughter, Kathy Bordelon of Baton Rouge, LA; granddaughters, Amanda Saxton, Donna Harris, Larissa Westbrook, Sara Jenkins, Kasey Rhodes, Sidney Rhodes; grandsons, Craig Phillips, Derek Phillips, Ryan Saxton, Raleigh Rhodes; great-granddaughters, Cameron Saxton, Katie Woods, Parker Harris; yet to arrive great-grandson, Benjamin Grant Phillips; and yet to arrive great-granddaughter, Briley Rayne Phillips. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Blair Batson Children’s Hospital, Children’s Heart Center in Jackson, MS.


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Hazel Louise Hancock

Mar 30, 2015 (date of funeral)
Hazel Louise Hancock, 100, of Yazoo City passed away Friday March 27, 2015. A member of First Baptist Church, she was retired from McRae’s Department Store as the Alterations Manager.

Survivors are her daughter Joycelle Smith McGinty of Yazoo City, 7 grandchildren,& 12 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her husband; Noel Hancock, granddaughter; Virginia Smith, grandson; Christopher Smith & 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Monday March 30 from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. graveside services will follow in Flora City Cemetery.

Her grandson Ken Smith will officiate & her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


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Lonnie Hancock

Mar 28, 2015 (date of funeral)
Lonnie Hancock, 84, of Bentonia passed away Thursday March 26, 2015 at Oasis Health & Rehab Center in Yazoo City. He worked in oil field construction & was a Baptist. Survivors are sisters; Anna Cain, Shirley Warrington Margie Herrod all of Bentonia, & Ruby Necaise of Gulfport, brothers; Pete Hancock, Sammie Hancock both of Gulfport, Jimmy Hancock of D’Iberville & Roy Hancock of Bentonia. Visitation will be Saturday March 28 12:30 until the funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Hebron Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gowan Ellis & Rev. Scott Zones will officiate.


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Robert Devenport Boston

Mar 28, 2015 (date of funeral)
Robert Devenport Boston passed away on Wednesday the 25th of March, 2015, at the age of 62, while surrounded by his family and loved ones at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, MS.
Robert was born in Mobile, AL on April 9th, 1952, and was a graduate of McGill Institute in Mobile. He then attended LSU from 1970-1973 where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and was an active member of Kapa Alpha Fraternity.
Robert worked in oil leasing until he moved to Memphis, TN in 1988 and began an amazing 20 year career with the Berry Company. During the span of his career Robert was recognized for many achievements in his field. In 2004 he moved to Flora, Mississippi and continued with the company until his retirement in 2008. Throughout his retirement Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a very loving man.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Clare McMahon Boston, and father, Joseph Thomas Boston both of Mobile, AL.
Survived by his wife, Leslie McGehee Boston of Flora, his children; Virginia Boston Shafer of Natchez; Lonnie Allen Edgar Jr. of Flora; Katherine Boston Perise (Kevin) of Baton Rouge; Laura Ashley Edgar King (Matt) of Yazoo City; Elizabeth Boston Watts (Adam) of Fort Worth; his sister, Lynn Boston Sheldon (Roy) of Dallas; his brother, John Boston (Mary) of Baton Rouge, and his six grandchildren, Taylor Wolf, Emily Shafer, Sydney Perise, Sam Perise, Prather King, and Kemper King; and his loving dog Chloe.
Service will be held at 3 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will precede service from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Mary Clare and Joseph Boston Endowed Flagship Scholarship” at Louisiana State University. LSU Alumni Center: (225)578-3882



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Lois C. Young

Mar 25, 2015 (date of funeral)
Lois C. Young, 83 of Yazoo City passed away Monday March 23, 2015 at Martha Coker-Green Houses. A retired supervisor for E & W Manufacturing, she was the oldest member of Tinsley Baptist Church.

Survivors are her son; William C. (Myra) Young of Pocahontas, daughters; Virginia (Jimmy) Thrasher of Bentonia, & Karen Ellison of Tinsley, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, & sister; Claudia (John) Scarbourgh of Bolton.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her husband William T. Young, jr.
Visitation will be Wednesday March 25, 12:30 until the Funeral at 2:00 P.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.

Internment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jackie Moulder officiating.

Pallbearers are John Scarborough, Joey Azzone, Mat Covey, Eric Thibodaux, Daniel Ellison, William Young, & Jimmy Thrasher.


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