Lee Gibbs Kirk

Date of funeral pending.
Lee Gibbs Kirk of Bentonia, MS, died on June 30, 2022. Mr. Kirk was born on August 21, 1923, in Bentonia. He was the son of the late Elsie Gilmore Strong Kirk and Thomas Kyle Kirk.

Mr. Kirk received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University in 1943. While there, he served two terms as president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. In 1948, he received his Juris Doctorate Degree (LLD) from the University of Mississippi. In 1971, he accomplished the Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Certification.

He rose to the rank of Lieutenant JG in the US Navy from 1943 until 1945. He was a member of the Underwater Demolitionist Team 14 from January until April, 1945. During that time he was awarded the Silver Star for heroism during the capture of Iwo Jima and was awarded five bronze stars for valor during the Philippine Liberation and Okinawa Operations.

Mr. Kirk was a member of the American Bar Association beginning in 1948 and was a retired member until his death. As a part of this organization he received the Gold Pin for fifty years of service. Mr. Kirk worked his entire career at United States Fidelity and Guaranty (USF&G) and served as the head of the Claims Department for the State of Mississippi.

Mr. Kirk enjoyed playing bridge at the ACBL Bridge Center in Jackson, MS, where he earned the ACBL status of Silver Life Master.

Mr. Kirk was an honest, honorable, hardworking gentleman who did the “best he knew how” each day. He served as a role model to his children by extending a hand of greeting, being on time, and having high expectations. He was a generous and caring father who will be missed.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kirk was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Baird Kirk, his brother Thomas J. Kirk, his sister Mrs. Judson M. (Nan) Palmer and his sister Mrs. Ellette (Lorraine) Martin. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Kirk Vogt and husband Chuck, of Charlotte, NC; Nell Baird Kirk Spoon of Yorktown, VA; and son, Lee Gibbs Kirk, Jr. of Yazoo City, MS. Also, surviving are three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745-9987.

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Steven Franklin "Frank" Johnson

Jul 05, 2022 (date of funeral)
Steven Franklin "Frank Johnson, 70, of Bentonia passed away at his residence Thursday June 30, 2022. He farmed and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include his wife Georgia Lewis Johnson, sons; Jarett (Karey) Johnson of Bentonia, and Steven Johnson of Flora, grandchildren; Drue and John Franklin Johnson, brothers; Mike (Donna) Johnson and Don ( Sherry) Johnson of Brandon. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; Steve and Jimmy Mae Johnson.

Rev. Sam Riddell will officiate Graveside services in Dover Cemetery in Yazoo County. Visitation will be prior to the graveside services Tuesday July 5th 10:0 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.

Serving as pallbearers are; Eric Cunningham, Jonathan Bates, Monty Perry, Matt Callum, Robbie Gray, Joe Bogan, Brandon Gros, and Britt Johnson.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are; Bubba Martin, Butch Smith, and Richard Saxton.

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Eugene Black Robinson

Jun 29, 2022 (date of funeral)
Eugene Black Robinson, 89, of Yazoo City, passed away Sunday June 26, 2022 at The G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran, a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, and was an Oilfield Driller.

Survivors include daughter; Betty Robinson of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, brother Bobby Robinson of Iuka, and sisters; Jane Buras and Peggy Buras both of Jackson.

Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his wife; Frances Robinson, a son Jack Robinson, and his parents Shellie and Minnie Robinson.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday June 29th with visitation starting at 9:30 A. M. until the funeral service at 11:00 A.M.. Rev. Laurie Cummings will officiate.

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