March 23rd 2011
Francis Earl Barfield, 79, died Sunday March 20, 2011 at Oak Tree Hospital.
Visitation is tonight from 6-9 p.m. at O’Neil Funeral Home if Corbin, Ky. Funeral services are Thursday at 1 p.m. at Grace on the Hill UMC. Burial will follow at Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Barfield was born January 7, 1932 in Pine Bluff, Ark. to Homer and Eunice Barfield. He graduated from Mississippi College in 1956 and commenced a long, successful career with the JC Penney Company, managing the store in Corbin, Ky. from 1967 to 1975. In 1975 his Aunt Ethel Smith asked him to return to Mississippi to run the daylily farm and care for his invalid grandmother. He and Kathryn opened Kathryn's of Yazoo, an elegant ladies' store in Yazoo City. They were members of First Baptist Church while living in Yazoo City.
After the death of his aunt, Ethel Smith of Satartia, Earl and Kathryn opened a bed and breakfast at No Mistake Plantation. Earl was well-known throughout the South for his daylily expertise, which drew many daylily lovers from many parts of the country to No Mistake Plantation. In 1995 they returned to Corbin for a happy retirement.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Ball Barfield; and three of his four siblings.
Survivors include his sons William “Bill” Barfield (Vicky) and James “Jay” Barfield (Kim), and their six children, Mary Katherine, Marshall, Rebekah, Leeanna, Benjamin and Daniel; a brother, Jimmy C. Barfield, USMC Rt. (Grace); as two nieces and six nephews.
The family extends particular gratitude to dear friends Bob and Maxine Eckert, Dave and Pat Huff, and to Earl's faithful nurse and caregiver Carolyn Sue Engle. Without these special people Earl's final years would have been much harder and less rewarding.
Memorials may be made to the building fund at Grace on the Hill UMC.
Please send condolence messages to www.oneilfh.com.
JIMMIE FULLILOVE Jr.
Jimmie Charles Fullilove Jr., 81, of Jennings, La. died Thursday, March 18, 2011 at home.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Matthews & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Landry officiating. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Fullilove was born in Clarksdale to the late Edgar Willis and Sudie Mae Wynn Fullilove. He was a band director for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Willis Fullilove; and two sisters, Ann Ousley and Sue Allgood.
Survivors include his wife, Tommy Clark Fullilove of Jennings, La.; three sons, Ron Prudhomme (Pat) of New Orleans, Jimmie “Skip” Fullilove (Cindy) of Jennings, La. and Kevin Fullilove of Houston; two daughters, Dawn Fullilove and Cheryl Brown (Terry), both of Jennings; brother, Kenneth Fullilove of New Orleans; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Luther Trimm, 64, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at home.
Funeral services were Friday at New King Solomon M.B. Church with Rev. Dr. Gregory Robertson officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Trimm was born March 21, 1946 in Yazoo City to Ozzie Lee Rushing McNair and Willie Trimm. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam war, where he received a Purple Heart after being wounded in action, and a member of New King Solomon Church.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Margaret Trimm; mother, Ozzie Lee “Mrs. Lee” Rushing McNair; mother-in-law, Nancy Davis; three children, Sheila Trimm Young, Dietrich Trimm and Lou Margaret Carter (Kendrick), eight grandchildren, Raphonette, Arthur, Marshondra, Cordauns, Twana, Dietrecanna, Keyarlos and Ke’Shondra; and three great-grandchildren, William, Brayden and Morgan Trimm; brother, George Ward; four nieces, Sharron, Mary, Wanda and Ozzie ; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Willie Hollis, Robert Fisher, Robert Smith, Mel Rucker, Larry Hubbard and Frank Cook.
Honorary pallbearers were the Masons of Widow’s Son A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 16.