C. L. "Pete Warren

May 04, 2016 (date of funeral)
C.L. "Pete" Warren, 82, passed away April 30, 2016 at his home. Visitation is Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, followed by a graveside service at Dover Cemetery at 2:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Caleb Clark.
Mr. Warren was born July 17, 1933, in Yazoo County to William Martin and Nannie Carter Warren. He was self-employed at Warren Pallet Company.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Esther Hennis Warren, daughters Linda Chapman (Bob) of Madison and Lisa Rush (Pat) of Yazoo City; grandchildren Thomas Warren Rush, Elizabeth Rush Shipp (Thomas), Marisa Chapman Hardin (Kenny), Carlie Melissa Hennis Chapman, Alexandra Chapman Ramirez (Vincent); great grandchildren Casper Gable Ramirez, and Zachary Chapman Hardin.
He is also survived by his sister, Earline Warren Howell and sisters-in-law, Alice Wade Warren, Mabel Hennis Strickland, as well as caregivers, LaNeita Gary and Jennifer Ketchum and numerous family and friends.
Pallbearers are Pat Rush, Bob Chapman, Thomas Rush, Thomas Shipp, Kenny Hardin, and Vincent Ramirez. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Patterson and Billy Bradley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 526, Yazoo City, MS 39194


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Richard Lamar Johnson

May 04, 2016 (date of funeral)


Richard Lamar Johnson, 60 years of age, was born in Jackson, MS. He lived most of his life in Yazoo City for 30 years and has since lived in Ocean Springs since 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Jena W. Johnson of Ocean Springs, their two sons Spencer Paul Johnson (Emily Keith) residing in Leland, MS, Richard Alexander Johnson(Alexandra Chancellor, fiancé) residing in Nashville, TN and a brother Donald A. Johnson of Missouri City, TX.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. John P. (Maideen) Pentecost and his father, Mr. Lamar Johnson of Clinton.

Richard graduated from Mississippi State University in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with many distinguished honors, including Outstanding Engineer and was a member of Theta Tau Fraternity. He joined Mississippi Chemical in 1981 and continued a thirty-two year career in combination with the Plants in Yazoo City and with Mississippi Phosphates in Pascagoula, MS. Richard retired from Mississippi Phosphates early in August of 2013 to fight his long battle with cancer.
During his career, he served on the Board of American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Yazoo City, MS and served as a Youth Director with the Trinity Episcopal Church of Yazoo City, MS as a young adult as well as served on the Vestry of the church. He was also a long time member of the Yazoo Lions Club.

The family wants to extend its sincere appreciation to Dr. Brian Persing, Oncologist and Hospice of Light in Ocean Springs for their excellent medical care as well as the many family and friends who offered support along the way.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday May 3, 2016 as well as a visitation preceding the Funeral at 11a.m. on Wednesday May 4, 2016 located at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.


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Katie Kates

May 01, 2016 (date of funeral)
Katie Mae Kirk Kates, 90, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 after suffering a stroke. She was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on February 19, 1926 to Bryan Kirk and Johnnie Boatright Kirk and was a long time member of Melrose Baptist Church at Myrleville.
Living life to the fullest was Katie’s goal. She maintained her own household and cut her grass on the day before she fell ill. At her request, Katie’s 90th birthday was celebrated by her family with a crawfish boil which ended with her grandsons taking her mudding.
Katie was preceeded in death by her parents, husband Robert Kates and son Mark Kates. Survivors include children: Bruce Kates (Carla) of Morgan City, LA, Kae Kates Covington of Braxton, MS, and Beth Kates of Bentonia, MS. She leaves 12 grandchildren: Austin Kates, Kaitlin Kates, Alexis Kates, Wesley Kates, Nick Kates (Tammy), David Fedrick (Connie), Aaron Fedrick (Michelle), Bryan Fedrick (Megan), Gabriel Lancaster, Joshua Jeter (Kristen), Kody Kates (Jessica), and Amy Lowyns (Bill). Katie also leaves 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Melrose Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 12:30 at the church.



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Annie (Miss Ann) McKennon

Apr 28, 2016 (date of funeral)
Annie L. (miss Ann) Mckennon, 92, of Demorest, GA formerly of Yazoo City died Sunday April 24, 2016. Born September 28, 1923 in Stratton, MS She was a longtime active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Yazoo City. She was the manager of The Cafeteria at Annie Ellis School and retired as a receptionist from The Mississippi Highway Department. She also volunteered her time with the residents of Marth Coker Convalescent Home.

Survivors are her son Sidney W. & wife Mary Ann Ray of Demorest, GA, step daughter; Linda & husband Tony Bernamonti of Madison, MS, step son; Jimmy & wife Mignon McKennon of Brookhaven, MS, 6 grandchildren, & 7 great grandchildren also survive.

Miss Ann was preceded in death by her parents; Jess & Ellen Taylor and her husbands C. W. Ray & L. C. McKennon.

Visitation will be Thursday April 28 Beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home followed by services at 11:00 A.M with internment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Caleb Clark officiating.


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