Helen Faye McKennon

Date of funeral pending.
Helen Faye Bennett McKennon, born July 26, 1927 in Avon, MS, passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Wade L. McKennon of Yazoo City, MS, son; Col Larry Wade McKennon of Ashland , Oregon, and her parents; Ruby Vandevere Bennett and Samuel Perrin Bennett of Yazoo City, MS.

Survivors include her daughter; Barbara McKennon (Michael) Erickson of Yazoo City, MS, sisters; Rita Bennett Porter of Ruston, LA, and Martha Bennett Lyles of Daphine, AL, daughter-in-law LTC R Susan Steinfeld-McKennon of Ashland Oregon, grandsons; Michael Joseph (Anne) Erickson, Jr of Flowood, MS, Jeffery Wade (Mary) Erickson of Raymond, MS, Perry Clark (Kayla) Erickson of Brandon, MS, Steven Matt (Andrea) McKennon of Stone Ridge, VA, and Larry Scott (Sarah) McKennon of Partlow, VA, seven great grandchildren; Hadley Renee Erickson, Bennett Simpson Erickson, Harper Clair Erickson, Ramsey Catherine Erickson, Micah Matt McKennon, Andrew Charles Lincoln, and Grace Elizabeth Lincoln.

A private service for the family had already been conducted under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.

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James Paul Rivers

Date of funeral pending.

James Paul Rivers of Benton left his earthly home Wendesday, May 5, 2021. Paul was born March 16, 1956 to James E Rivers and Fairy Rivers Redwine. Owner of Yazoo Electronics for over 25 years. Worked for Cable One for 14 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Peter A Rivers, his sister Yvonne R Gray.

He is survived by his wife Hazel, daughter Amber Rivers Holmbeck (Eric), grandson Austin Rivers Holmbeck, son Clint Rivers (Jennifer), half brother James J. Rivers, Sr, nephew Chip Gray.
The family has entrusted Stricklin-King Funeral Home with arrangements and will have a memorial service at a later date.

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Eugene White, Sr.

May 13, 2021 (date of funeral)
Eugene White, 76, of Benton, passed away Sunday May 9, 2021 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. A Machinist at Crabtree Welding, he was a member of The Benton Volunteer Fire Department, and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife Barbara White, sons; Jeff (Carla) White of Benton, and Dale (Judy) VanGorder of Yazoo City a daughter; Clair (Chris) Pierce of Benton, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law Eden White of Benton.

Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents; Lonnie & Sue Wigley White, a son Gene White, and 2 brothers; Howard & Herbert White.

Visitation will be Wednesday May 12th 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.

Services will be Thursday May 13th at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel of Stricklin King Funeral Home with internment following in Glenwood Cemetery. Lay Person Jordy White will officiate.

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Russel Seward "Rusty" Perry

May 05, 2021 (date of funeral)
On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Russell Seward Perry, loving husband, father, and brother entered the house of the Lord at age 62.

Rusty was born on June 15, 1958, in Yazoo City, Miss., to Billy and Jeannette (Hendrix) Perry. He attended Manchester Academy and later received his accounting degree from Mississippi College. Rusty worked along with his father for many years as an insurance agent at Barnwell and Barbour in Yazoo City and later worked as a real estate appraiser. On June 26, 1982, he married Wendy Harvey Perry. They raised two daughters, Seward and Mary Russell. He was especially proud of the red hair that he gave them and their bright futures.

Rusty loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer and hunter. He spent many years playing golf with friends every weekend and especially loved the time he spent as a member of Annandale Golf Club. He enjoyed hunting with his daughters and loved to spend time with them. He enjoyed his church and church family and cherished the times when he was able to participate in the church youth program and prison ministry. He was known for his funny nature and his ability to make the most out of any situation. In addition, after his last long stay in the hospital, he was so happy to spend his final days at home with his family, his “little buddy,” Scruffy, and his cat, Lucy. His favorite Bible passage was Psalm 23 and, his family takes comfort in knowing that he is now dwelling in the house of the Lord forever.

Rusty was preceded in death by his father, Billy; his mother, Jeannette; and his brother, Thomas.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wendy; daughter, Seward of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Mary Russell of Yazoo City; sister, Jeanne Edwards (Gary); brothers William (Deborah) and Dickson (Alyson); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, two great-nieces and two great-nephews. Rusty took pride in his family and always enjoyed family gatherings and special occasions. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City at 1 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery.

Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City or Manchester Academy.

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Lonnie Allen Edgar, Sr.

May 05, 2021 (date of funeral)
Lonnie Allen Edgar,Sr., 66, of Flora passed away into the arms of Jesus on May 3, 2021. Lonnie was born on July 25, 1954 in Canton, Ms. He was a farmer by trade for many years up until the early nineties. He then moved on to the trucking business and later settled in at H&M Gas working with family.
Lonnie is survived by a son Lonnie Allen Edgar, Jr., daughter Laura Edgar King (Matt), partner Malinda Pachl, grandchildren; Prather Allen King, Kemper Aaron King, and Emmaline Katherine King, sisters; Julia Edgar Land (Ron) and Michelle Edgar Dukes (Michael); a host of step-siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Julius Edgar and Rebecca Hardy Edgar Montgomery.
Lonnie was a devoted and loving father, partner, and family man. He loved the outdoors, riding his motorcycle, and especially his grandchildren. Funeral services will be a visitation at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton from 11-1 Friday May 7, 2021. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

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