May 21st, 2011
James Malcolm Gordon, 65, died Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Funeral services were Monday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Caleb Clark officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Gordon was born Aug. 25, 1945 in Vicksburg to Hugh Edwin Gordon and Myrtrea Warnock Gordon. He was the owner of Malcolm’s Plumbing.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Gordon of Yazoo City; two daughters, Stacia Johnson (Chris) of Vicksburg and Tara Woods (Tony) of Yazoo City; a son, Spencer Gordon of Yazoo City; four brothers, Hugh E. Gordon Jr. of Brandon, Thomas Gordon of Yazoo City, Douglas Gordon of Jackson and Danny Gordon of Carthage; nine grandchildren, Gordon Downs, Dalton Downs, Macy Woods, Kaitlin Woods, Christian Gordon, Caleb Gordon, Madelynn Gordon, Mary-Ashlynne Gordon and Austin Gordon; and one great-grandchild, Natalee Downs.
Serving as pallbearers were Gordon Downs, Dalton Downs, Steve Gordon, Thomas Gordon Jr., Christian Gordon, Caleb Gordon and Clayton Gordon.
Rosemary James, 74, died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Jon Vanlandingham officiating. Burial will follow at Dover Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. James was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Yazoo County to James H. and Mariah Miller Bigford. She was a registered nurse and a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha Schaffer of Hot Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Ada Carter and Nancy Hilderbrand, both of Bentonia; a brother, Allen Bigford of Bentonia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are George Schaffer, Alan Bigford, Frankie Carter, Brent Carter, James Carter, David Carter and Robbie Carter.
JOHN ROBINSON Jr.
John Marion Robinson Jr., 70, died April 22, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were April 30, 2011 at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. John H. Scott officiating. Burial followed at Garden Memorial Park in Jackson under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Robinson was born Aug. 16, 1940 to Rev. Solomon Robinson and Julia Grear Robinson. After graduating from Yazoo City Training School in 1959, he earned a bachelor of science in education from Jackson State. He retired in 2002 after 37 years in education, worked as a tax preparer, electrician, served in the Mississippi State Guard and volunteered with HANDS after Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. He was a member of New King Solomon M.B. Church.
Survivors include his wife of over 40 years, Mattie Lou Robinson; children, Valerie Robinson and John Robinson Jr. (Catherine) of Jackson; daughters, Vickie Stuckey and Theresa Dunbar (Jermaine) of Jackson; sons, Dennis Lewis of Chicago and Charles Williams of Kansas City; three brothers, Solomon Robinson (Bev) of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Rev. Jerry Robinson (Ann) of Chicago and Willie Robinson of Yazoo City; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Roderick Robinson, Cedric Gibbs, Barry Wayne Howard, Anthony Robinson, Zachary Jones and Sherry Hudson.
Ethel Lee Renfroe Smith, 90, died Saturday, May 7, 2011.
Funeral services were May 14 at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. Anthony Brown officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith was born June 20, 1920 in Yazoo County to Lee Andrew Renfroe and Nancy Chin. Her mother died when she was only 10, and she helped her father raise her brother Willie and sister Lillie. Her father later married Katie Smith. They all preceded her in death.
She worked at Yazoo City High School for 25 years as a custodian and was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Smith; and two children, I. Jessie and Jessie.
Survivors include her children, John Smith, Edward Smith (Jackie), Lee Smith (Maudine), Otha Smith (Pearlina), Willie Smith Sr., Roy Smith, Lillie Mathews (Robert), Gloria Smith and Beulah Smith; 57 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Derrick Brown, Kevin Jones, James Prater Jr., Willie Smith Jr., Jimmy Page and Desmonie Levison.