March 16th 2011
CARRIE MAE JOHNSON
Carrie Mae Johnson, 67, died Saturday, March 5, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Welton McKay officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms. Johnson was born Nov. 12, 1943 in Doddsville to the late Simon Johnson Sr. and Myrtle L. Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Simon Johnson Sr.; two brothers, Joseph Johnson Sr. and Simon Johnson Jr. and longtime companion Harold George Randolph.
Survivors include two sons, Calvin Johnson Sr. and Stanley Johnson; a daughter, Timika Johnson; two brothers, John A. Johnson of Detroit and J.B. Johnson of New Orleans; two sisters, Ruthie L. McCarvey of Beaumont, Texas and Willie J. Crain of New Orleans; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dorothy J. “Dot Jean” Rivers, 72, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at Tulane M.B. Church with Elder William Wright officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Holly Bluff under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rivers was born Feb. 10, 1939 in Holly Bluff to Willie Mae Kimble and Herman Thomas. She attended Cobie Elementary in Hally Bluff and Yazoo Training School No. 2 in Yazoo City. She worked for Joey and Helen Simpson for over 10 years before gaining employment with Ed and Beth Jordan in Carter for 18 years until her retirement. She also provided quality care to many families in Holly Bluff.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lee “Bae” Luckett Sr.; her father, Herman Thomas Sr.; and a granddaughter, Natika Deshun Thomas.
Survivors include her mother, Willie Mae Kimble Johnson of Yazoo City; husband, Elder Earl Rivers Sr. of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Herman Thomas Jr. and Dexter Thomas of Chicago; a sister, Bernita Bishop (Morris) of Chicago; five sons, Billy Ray Thomas (Ethel) of Pearl, Robert L. Luckett Jr. of Worcester, Mass., Henry Luckett (Debra) of Ridgeland, Herman Luckett (Michele) of Benton, Texas and Rodney Luckett (Mary) of Clarksville, Tenn.; three daughters, Mary Thomas of Killeen, Texas and Gloria Shields (Jessie) and Patricia Luckett of Yazoo City; three stepsons, Johnny Blackmon of Pittsburg, Calif., Earl Rivers Jr. of Chicago and Ronnie Rivers of Pittsburg, Calif.; four step-daughters, Phyllis Rivers, Geraldine Rivers and Joyce Rivers, all of Merced, Calif. and Paulette Bradford (Kenneth) of Pittsburg, Calif.; 34 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Joe Luckett Sr., Willie L. Jones Jr., Carl Cowans, Samuel Earl Luckett, George Curtis Luckett and Benjamin Luckett.
Honorary pallbearers were Marneko Thomas, Lorenzo Thomas, Tremazes Scott, Cordero Thomas, Rayden Smith, Jessie Shields, Marcus Luckett and Michael Luckett.
J.D. WOODS Jr.
J.D. Woods Jr., 77, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at River Region Medical Center.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. John Church with Rev. Robert E. Toombs officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Woods was born Aug. 2, 1933 in Humphreys County to J.D. Woods Sr. and Susie Mae Woods. He was retired from the Federal Compress and a member of Saint John M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Woods; and two brothers, Wesley and Anthony Woods.
Survivors include a daughter, Angela Woods of Memphis, Tenn.; sons, Alvin Woods of Memphis, Tenn. and R.T. Rankin of Chicago; brother, Booker McQuarter of Yazoo City; sister, Melven Clark of Yazoo City; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.