March 30th, 2011
Mary Ann Brooks, 71, of Vicksburg died Friday, March 25, 2011 at home.
Funeral services were Sunday at Cypress Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Warrington officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brooks was born Dec. 23, 1939 in Glen Allen to Hansel E. and Sally Yawn Burkhalter. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Brooks.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Brooks of Louise; a son, Michael Brooks of Vicksburg; brother, Jackie Burkhalter of Glen Allen; six sisters, Doris Nichols of Hattiesburg, Nira Jennings of Indianola, Katie Sims and Patsy Harris, both of Grace, Billie Marshal of Vicksburg and Bobbie Crawford of Holly Bluff; and two grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Buster Jennings, Brad Harris, Ed Harris, Will Crawford, Wix Crawford and Ronney Fratesi.
David Comola, 84, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Comola was born Nov. 29, 1926 in Yazoo County to Wilson and Frede Saba Comola. He was a retired insurance agent and a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Constantine Comola, Nick Comola, Wilson Comola Jr. and William Webb Comola.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul Comola of Georgetown, Texas and John Comola of Carrollton, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.
JAMES DRENNAN Jr.
James Malcolm Drennan Jr., 78, of Ebenezer died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.
Visitation is Saturday from noon-2 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington.
Funeral services are Saturday at at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Barron, Rev. Jimmy Hodges and Rev. Bill Barrett officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mr. Drennan was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Louise to James M. “Mac” Drennan Sr. and Ollie Ellison Drennan. He owned and operated Ebenezer Cash Grocery for 48 years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Katie W. Drennan of Lexington; son, Jimmy Drennan (Deborah) of Lexington; grandsons, Jake Drennan (Hayley) of Lexington, John Drennan (Melissa) of Canton and Thomas Drennan (Joelyn) of Manchester, N.H.; and great-grandchildren, Anna and Maddie Drennan.
BILLY ELDRIDGE Sr.
Billy Ross Eldridge Sr., 59, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Abel officiating. Burial followed at Tranquil Cemetery.
Mr. Eldridge was born Jan. 16, 1952 in Holmes County to E.V. and Thelma Saxton Eldridge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a bail bondsman and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne Eldridge, Gene Eldridge and Roger Eldridge.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn Eldridge of Yazoo City; two sons, Billy Eldridge (Heather) of Yazoo City and Benjamin Eldridge (Cher) of Heber Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Stacy Jones (Chad) and Tiffany Logan (Nicholas); a brother, Craig Eldridge; nephew, Wayne Eldridge of Brandon; niece, Tammy Thomas of Laurel; 13 grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Dean Johnson, Hampton Gardner, Jack Willingham, Marty Lekey, Paul Adams Jr. and Dennis Moulder.
Lawrence Reed, 91, died Saturday, March 19, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at Tulane M.B. Church with Rev. Gilbert Andrews officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mr. Reed was born Sept. 21, 1919 in Clarksdale to Myrtle Cage Reed and Chauncey DeWitt Reed Sr. During the Great Depression, he and his family relocated from Chicago to Yazoo City to survive through farming. He began working at the Warren Place at age 12. In 1937, at age 18, he started working for the McGraw-Curran Lumber Mill. Four years later, he joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and served as a quarter master. He received an honorable discharge and returned to the lumber mill as a lumber inspector until the mill was sold in 1984. He continued working for the Curran family in other capacities until his death. He was a member of Tulane M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Magdalene Brent and Florida B. Moss; and six brothers, Felton Reed, Roosevelt Reed, Wardell Reed, Homer Reed, Chauncey Dewitt Reed Jr. and Leonard Reed.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Reed; four children, Adlai Cox, Rose Whitfield (William), Yarvin Cox and Hillman Reed (Daphne); two sisters, Marcey Lee McCray (Isom) and Thelma Clifton (Sam); 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were the deacons of Tulane M.B. Church.
Honorary pallbearers were Adlai Cox, Yarvin Cox Sr., Victor Young and Hillman Reed.