Margaret Walden Norman

Jul 26, 2014 (date of funeral)
Margaret W. Norman, 75, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Dominics in Jackson. She was a florist and a homemaker. Mrs. Norman was a member of Westwood Baptist Church.
Mrs. Norman is survived by her sons; Major Norman, Jr. of Crown Point, ID, and Melvin P. "Minor" Norman of Madison, MS, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grands, and sisters; Shirley Shelton of Dallas TX, and Betty Nobriga of Pearl, MS.
Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be from 9-11 before the service. Elder Eugene Norris, and Rev. Jerrod Muller will officiate the service.

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Samuel Clayton "Clay" Hanna

Jul 26, 2014 (date of funeral)
Samuel Clayton “Clay” Hanna , 46, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Thursday July 24, 2014.
He was a member of 1st Baptist Church.
Survivors are his parents; Sammy & Kathaleen Hanna of Yazoo City, Sisters; Traci Hanna Pickett of Brandon, & Dee Hanna of Byram, maternal grandparents Walter & Delia Johnson of Yazoo City. Niece; Kara Pickett & Nephews Mac & Sam Pickett.
Visitation will be at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Saturday July 26 12:00 -2:00 P.M. followed by services at 2:00 P.M. Internment will follow in Fletchers Chapel Cemetery.
Rev. Bryan Abel will officiate.

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Billy W. Miller

Jul 26, 2014 (date of funeral)
Billy W. Miller, 65, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Miller was a long time employee of AMCO. He was also a Army Veteran. Mr. Miller is survived by his daughter Lisa Saxton "Ty" of Gulfport. grand daughters; Jessica Corrin "Michael" of Gulfport, Heather Miller of Gulfport, and Haley Saxton of Gulfport, grandson Jonathan Miller of Yazoo City, sisters; Liz Callihan of Pelahatchie, Debbie Collins of Yazoo City, Teresa Ables of yazoo City, and Ruthie Wilcher Pelahatchie, brothers; Jamie Martin of Pelahatchie, Buddy Garrett of Pelahatchie, Tom Garrett of Pelahatchie and Sam Miller of Yazoo City, great grandchildren Callie Lovett, and Joseph Miller. Funeral services for Mr. Miller will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3-4 before the service. Gary Henderson will officiate the service.

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Maurice "Buddy" Hatchett

Jul 25, 2014 (date of funeral)
Maurice Alexander “Buddy” Hatchett, Jr.

Maurice Alexander "Buddy" Hatchett, Jr., (95), of Holly Bluff, Mississippi, died on July 23, 2014 at
1 :35 p.m. at Martha Jo Leslie Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS.

Services will be held at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 Friday, July 25, 2014 with funeral at 11:00.Burial will follow the funeral at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.

Mr. Hatchett was born in the Spanish Fort community, Holly Bluff, Mississippi, on February 19, 1919,
to Maurice Alexander "Morris" Hatchett, Sr. and May "Mrs" Hollis Hatchett. Mr. Hatchett married
Prevaughn Fairris Martin on December 18, 1948. Mr. Hatchett was engaged in farming until 2007
when he retired at the age of 88.

Before the outbreak of World War II Hatchett enlisted in the United States Army in August, 1941, and
completed his basic training at Camp Shelby. Because of his superior hunting abilities and
marksmanship he was selected to train with an elite group of eight soldiers from different countries to
carry out special operations during WWII. On D-Day Hatchett landed 26 minutes before the first wave
on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France as part of the 29th Division, 116th Infantry, 2nd Battalion,
Company E. Hatchett rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze
Star for his brave actions on the battlefields.

Hatchett was the last charter member of Perry Hunting Club, served as trustee on the Board of Trustees
of Holly Bluff Line Consolidated School District, past president and member of the Fifteen Mile
Drainage District of Yazoo County, past president of Carroll Gin Company of Holly Bluff, a member
of Yazoo County Conservation League, a member of 29th Division Association, Inc. and a lifetime
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister, Odeal Hatchett Singleterry, all from Holly
Bluff, MS and his brother, William Russell Hatchett of Jackson, MS.

He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Ann Perkins of Yazoo City and Nancy Hatchett Maranto of
Anguilla; three grandchildren, Joe Frank "Jody" Carson, III of Yazoo City, Anne Maranto Mize of
Senatobia, William Hatchett "Chett" Maranto of. Houston, Texas, four great-grandchildren; Cody
Alexander Carson and Jack Carson of Yazoo City, Anna James Mize and Emily Vaughn Mize of

Pallbearers will be Jody Carson, Chett Maranto, Cody Carson, J.H Mize, Skip Horton, Wix Crawford, Smith Stoner, and Jimmy Huff. Honorary Pallbearers will include Mike Rist Charles Smith, Oscar Goodman, Rachel Riley, and Son Coghlan.

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Mary Frances Cotten

Jul 24, 2014 (date of funeral)
Mary Frances Wooten Cotten, 70, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Mrs. Cotten was a retired Beautician.
She is survived by her husband James Michael Cotten, Sr., daughter Tracey Cotten Griffith, step son Robert Harris Cotten, and James Michael Cotten. Funeral services for Mrs. Cotten will be Thursday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The Rev Ken Lynch will officiate the service.

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