James E. "Jim" Shaske

Date of funeral pending.
James E. “Jim” Shaske, 75, of Yazoo City passed away at his residence Thursday September 10, 2020. A retired Truck Driver and Welder, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his daughter Carrie (Randy) Williams of Yazoo City and grandchildren Austin James Williams of Yazoo City, Margaret Williams of Canton, and Jeffery Williams of Starkville.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date at Bay-view Cemetery in Necedak, Wisconsin.

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John W. Claburn, Jr.

Date of funeral pending.
John W. Claburn, Jr., 75, of Vaughan passed away Tuesday September 8, 2020 at his residence. He was retired from Bell South Telephone Company and of the Methodist Faith.

Survivors include his daughter Paige Trammell of Vaughan, son; Wes Claburn, III of Richmond, TX and 5 grandchildren.

The family will hold services at a later date.

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Jerry W Johnson

Sep 19, 2020 (date of funeral)
Jerry Johnson passed away on September 11, 2020

Jerry was born in Hearne, Texas on November 16, 1939 and moved with his family to Jackson, Mississippi.

Jerry and Pat went to Provine High School. Jerry attended Millsaps College while Pat
went to Mississippi College. Jerry was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. They
made lifelong friends in Jackson.
After school Jerry was employed by a wholesale
HVAC company where he traveled throughout Mississippi selling equipment.
Jerry and Pat Magee were married in Jackson. They have four children, Ginny Sims (Robert), Jeff Johnson (Berry), Patrick Johnson (Jennifer), Catherine Hicks (Brian). Jerry was grandfather to Mare Gibbs (Jake), Mollie Witherspoon (Joe), Len Clark,
Ainslee Johnson, Chris Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Griffin Johnson, Berry V Johnson, Hattie Hicks, Lilly Hicks, Daniel Hicks and one great grandchild, Sims Gibbs
The family moved to Yazoo City in the early 70’s and Jerry opened up Johnson Cooling
& Heating on Main Street. He sold Amana appliances and brought the first microwave
to Yazoo.

Jerry also was a dealer of Motorola two-way radios. He serviced farmers and other
businesses. He had an entrepreneurial spirit, designing an intake for trucks for mud racing. He also opened up a motorcycle shop and started a motocross track outside of Yazoo City.

Jerry was prone to bouts of spontaneity. He loved to lavish attention on his grandchildren in unique ways, such as taping hundreds of peppermints on a tricycle
for his granddaughter’s birthday, putting money in a balloon for his grandchildren to pop or showing up in their front yard with a pony. He also loved to garden and cook
big feasts on holidays and Sunday mornings.

One of Jerry’s favorite activities in Yazoo City was our hunting camp in the Delta
National Forest. During the hunting season, Jerry rode a fire breathing horse called
“Buck.” Tall tales, great food, large outdoor fires and late nights were the regular.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Foye Elmer Johnson, his mother Opal Lee
Johnson and his sister Wanda Lynn Johnson Smith.

A memorial service will be held at Stricklin-King funeral home in Yazoo City on
Saturday, September 19th with the visitation at 10am and the service at 11am.

Romans 8:38-39. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love
of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Rodney Young Ertle

Sep 19, 2020 (date of funeral)
Rodney Young Ertle, a tender soul whose warm smile was outmatched only by the size of his caring heart, died September 15, 2020, from complications of COVID-19.

His faith in God was
unwavering and he passed peacefully, surrounded by the loving staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City, MS.

People were drawn to Mr. Ertle’s infectious smile, generosity of spirit, and genuine love all people. Babies always commanded his attention and affection, and he had a knack for turning strangers into friends. He was a caring friend and a beacon of hope to those in need of encouragement. Mr. Ertle was drawn to water- an avid swimmer in his youth and he enjoyed time on the Florida beaches with his family.
Mr. Ertle loved American history and spoke often of
a favorite vacation to Washington, DC, with his sister, Stacy. He loved his family and looked forward to the Ertle family reunions each year.

Mr. Ertle was a Yazoo City native and lifelong resident. A graduate of Manchester Academy, he was a proud member of the school’s marching band.

Mr. Ertle is survived by his “little sister” Stacy Ertle, of Albuquerque, NM; aunt and uncle Martha and Bill Martin, of Bentonia; aunt Shirley Neely, of Little Yazoo; as well as great aunts, great uncles, many cousins, and too many friends to count.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Young and Carrie Sue Hicks Ertle, of Yazoo City, MS.

Family and friends are invited to join a memorial service led by Bro. Josh Matthews on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Visitation at the church will begin at 1:00, followed by the service at 2:00. A private family burial will follow at Cypress Gardens Cemetery.

The family wishes to express our gratitude to the staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital and Yazoo Health and Rehabilitation, with a special thank you to David Lancaster, Mr. Ertle’s longtime friend and supporter. The family also wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Helen Tenhet
and Terrye Layne Tenhet who lovingly looked after Mr. Ertle for many years.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City, MS or Oak Grove Baptist Church in
Bentonia, MS.

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