March 9th 2011
Mary Lucille Beach , 90, of Biloxi died Feb. 26, 2011.
She was buried March 2 next to her husband, Willie Harwin Beach, at Biloxi National Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Mazelle Broom (David) and grandson, David Broom Jr., all of Starkville.
Charles E. Douglas, 69, died Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Madison County Medical Center in Canton.
Funeral services were Monday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Buchholz officiating. Burial followed at Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Douglas was born July 1, 1941 in Yazoo County to Wesley Wilson Douglas and Willie Catherine Hern Douglas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, a power plant operator for the Yazoo City Public Service Commission and a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Neda Douglas of Benton; daughters, Ramona Hilderbrand (Jimmy) of Benton, Teresa Price (Tom) of Delta City and Wendy Bradley of Benton; a brother, Ordell Douglas of Benton; and six grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Don Douglas, Jimmy Hilderbrand, Scotty Bowell, Tom Price, William Bradley and Doug Wilkerson.
Juanita Hambright, 67, of Hernando died Thursday, March 3, 2011.
Funeral services were Monday at Hernando Funeral Home. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville.
Mrs. Hambright was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Yazoo City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Hambright; a son, Jimmy Hambright; and her parents, Luther and Ila Ashmore.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Keith and Amy Espinoza, both of Hernando; sisters, Annette Jarnagin of Oakland and Charlotte Dunaway of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, James Ashmore of Lake Village, Ark.; grandchildren, Ashley Taggart, Haleigh Ford, Kaitlyn Keith and Kayla Ford; and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Taggart.
JOHN HUMPHRIES Jr.
John L. Humphries Jr., 75, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at Baptist Medial Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Monday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Vanlandingham officiating. Burial followed at Central-Holmes Cemetery.
Mr. Humphries was born June 10, 1935 in Drew to John L. Humphries Sr. and Jimmie Petty Humphries. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a print supervisor for Southern Bag Corp. and a member of Central Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, John L. Humphries III; and two sisters, Norene Boren and June Adams.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey E. Humphries of Yazoo City; two sons, Michael Humphries of Flowood and Marcus Humphries of Yazoo City; sister, Gloria Humphries of Yazoo City; three grandchildren, Blaine Humphries, Kalee Humphries and ReAnna Humphries; and two great-grandchildren, Marianne Humphries and John Carter Humphries.
Willie “Pitt” Patterson, 60, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at the L.T. Miller Community Center with Rev. M.C. Miller officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Patterson was born Feb. 21, 1951 in Yazoo County to Mama Tut and Cammie Lee. He was educated at N.D. Taylor High School, where he played basketball and was awarded a scholarship to Coahoma Jr. College. He was employed at American Citadel for many years until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and a son, Brannon.
Survivors include his father, Cammie Lee; children, Keith and Nakia of Ridgeland, Kevin of Jackson, Ja’Miel of Yazoo City and Brandy of Columbus, Ga.; nine sisters, Kat, Babysister (Duke), Vickie (Rick), Tonay, Shell, Brenda (Lee), Patricia (Chris), KeKe and Ester; six brothers, H.L., Shine, Ron, Eyes (Danielle), Mano and Reggie; eight grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
WILLIAM SAXON Jr.
William David Saxon Jr., 64, died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Cliff Nelson officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Saxon was born Feb. 5, 1947 in Yazoo City to William David Saxon Sr. and Margie Hill Saxon. He was a wholesaler/retailer in the hunting and fishing business.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Saxon of Yazoo City; daughter, Ashley Mouck of Madison; stepdaughter, Neely Stroupe of Yazoo City; stepson, Jason Stroupe of Little Rock, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Laina Steyer of Tampa, Fla. and Saxon Stroupe of Yazoo City.
Serving as pallbearers were Bill Anderson, John Overby, Hunter Vandevere, Eddie Joe Alias, Check Verden and Billy Melton.
Marsha Kay Williams, 58, died Tuesday, March 2, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Caleb Clark and Rev. John Adams officiating. Burial followed at Greencrest Cemetery in Belzoni.
Mrs. Williams was born July 19, 1952 in Greenwood to Peyton and Joy Watson Peeples. She was a social services worker for Oasis Health & Rehabilitation and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sisters, Paula Dianne Peebles.
Survivors include her husband, Trent Williams of Yazoo City, two daughters, Jennie Germain (Mike) of Bentonia and Shaeffer Pennington (John) of Pearl; two sons, Alan Foster (Amy) of Yazoo City and Dennis Williams Jr. (Jan) of Long Beach; a sister, Terri Hancock (Mike) of Bentonia; three brothers, Paul Peeples III (Dianne) of Durango, Colo., Mark Peeples (Gaye) of West Monroe, La. and Tim Peeples (Kimberly) of Yazoo City; mother-in-law, Mrs. Henry P. Williams Jr. of Oxford; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Williams, Bryce Ryssegham, John Pennington Jr., Michael Germain Jr., Kaylan Germain, Keely Foster, Ty Foster and Trevor Williams.
Serving as pallbearers were Phil Williams, Dan Williams, Cecil Martin, Stephen Peeples, Ken Allison and Al Watson. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Shivers and James Hanna.