Betty Sanders Johnson

Mar 09, 2021 (date of funeral)
Betty Sanders Johnson, 85, of Bentonia passed away at her residence Saturday March 6, 2021. Formerly a driver for East Ford she was a member of Bentonia Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons; Richard (Belinda) Sanders of Bentonia, Bobby ( Tammy) Sanders of Madison, and Allen (Twillia) Sanders of Bentonia, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, brothers; Charles Richardson of Pocahontas, and Jimmy Richardson of Starkville, and a sister; Pam Ferris of Flora.

Betty was preceded in death by her husbands; Billy Johnson and Bo Sanders, a daughter; Cherie Hancock, a brother; Larry Richardson, and a great great grandchild.

Graveside services will be Tuesday March 9th at 2:00 P.M. in Bentonia Baptist Church Cemetery. With Rev. D J. Specner officiating.

No visitation is scheduled.


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Jerrie S. "Jerry" Slack

Mar 07, 2021 (date of funeral)
Jerrie S. “Jerry” Slack, 68, of Tchula passed away Thursday March 4, 2021 Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto. A Homemaker she was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include her husband Tom Slack, sons; Randy (Mimi) Taylor of Ridgeland, Jay (Jamie) Taylor of Brandon, and Vince Merrell of Collins, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, brother; Scoot (Gail) Stovall of Cooper Hill, VS, sister Vickie (Toby) Melton of Madison.

Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; James B, and June Blackwell Stovall, sisters; Kathy King and Sandra Ragland.

Services will be conducted at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel Sunday March 7th at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will precede the services 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in The Ebernezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Holmes County.

Serving as pallbearers are; Dylan McDonald, Randy Taylor, Scoot Stovall, Toby Melton, Jay Taylor, Vince Merrell, and Logan Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers are; Vaiden Taylor, Briggs Taylor, Wash Taylor, Ridge Taylor, and Richard Eldridge.


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Harris Wayne Burleson

Mar 06, 2021 (date of funeral)
Harris “Wayne” Burleson, 83, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Wednesday March 3, 2021. Wayne was a Food Broker and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his son; David Wayne (Elizabeth) Burleson of Raymond, grandson; Parker Burleson of Yazoo City,step grandson; Chase Ward of Raymond, step granddaughter; Ashley (Tim) Thomas, step great granddaughters; Addison Blount of Raymond, and Bri Anna Thomas of Raymond step great grandson; Preston Blount, sister and brother-in-law; Billie & Charlie Moaghan of Yazoo City, nephew; Mikie Monaghan of Jackson, niece; Missy (Kyle) Pace of Brandon, great niece Baleigh Pace, and sister Elevelyn Green of Washington State.

Graveside services under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home will be Saturday March 6th at 1:00 P.M. in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County.


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Howard White, Sr.

Mar 04, 2021 (date of funeral)
Howard White, 78, of Benton passed away Monday March, 1, 2021 at his home in Benton, Ms. Mr. White was retired after many years with Yazoo County.
Mr. White is survived by his spouse Nellie Frances White of Benton, son Howard White, Jr. of White River, TN, daughter Sheila Renea Hill of Oakley, CA, and a brother Eugene White of Benton, MS. he was preceded in death by his parents Lonnie and Susie White as well as his brother Herbert White.
Funeral services for Mr. White will be Thursday March 4, 2021. There will be a visitation from 12:30-2:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with a graveside service following at Bethlehem Cemetery in Yazoo County. Rev Jeff Dixon will officiate the service under the direction of Stricklin-King.


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Elizabeth Bernice McGinty

Mar 03, 2021 (date of funeral)
Elizabeth Bernice McGinty, 70, of Bentonia, Ms. passed away February 27, 2021. Mrs. McGinty was a Homemaker for many years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and a faithful servant of the Lord.
Mrs. McGinty is survived by her sons; Cuck McGinty and Chad McGinty, 4 Grandchildren, brother Thomas Howell, sisters; Janie Howell, Linda Dozier and Joyce Kelley. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Earl McGinty Sr., and a son John Earl McGinty Jr.
Funeral services for Mrs. McGinty will be held Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 1:00 at Central Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 12-1 prior to the service. Internment will be held at Scotland Cemetery. Stricklin-King will handle all arrangemnts.


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Sarah Passons Davis

Mar 02, 2021 (date of funeral)
Sarah Passons Davis left her earthly home on Friday, February 26 surrounded by her children after a short battle with pneumonia.

She was born July 24, 1936 to Major Andrew (Buster) Passons and Lorena Passons. She met and married the love of her life, Lathen E. Davis and was his faithful wife and companion until his death. She was a member of Ogden Baptist Church, serving for a number of years as their director of music. Sarah also taught Sunday School and served on numerous church committees. Always ready with a meal for any family or church need, she was well known for her cooking skill.

Sarah loved to work in her garden and yard, fish, and hunted for many years. She loved spending time with her family and friends and hosted many years of family gatherings. Sarah was a hairdresser for 67 years and had continued working until her recent illness.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lathen, brothers, W. A. Passons, Preston Passons, E.O. (Buddy) Passons and sister Cornelia Passons. Sarah leaves behind one son, Edward (Diatra) Davis of Bentonia, a daughter Melanie (Rick) White of Raymond, one sister, Carolyn (Bill) Cotten of Cullman, AL, granddaughters Erica (Chad) Parker of Clinton, Kim (Coatney) Tucker of Bentonia, Jennifer (Ryan) Kelly of Hattiesburg, and Allison (Drew) Wilson of Raymond. She was great-grandmother to Davis (Jordan) Parker, Sarah Grace Parker, Riley Tucker, Elizabeth Ann Kelly, Andrew Kelly, Kinley Wilson, and Cooper Wilson. Sarah had one great-great grandson, Jett Parker. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ogden Baptist Church in Bentonia or Son Valley Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation for the family will be Monday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Stricklin-King Chapel with burial following in Flora Cemetery.


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