June 1st, 2011
Jessie B. Lewis, 74, died Monday, May 30, 2011 at home.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Lewis was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Yazoo County to Willie J. and Lutra Mansfield Lewis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired plant manager for the Federal Compress and a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Lewis of Yazoo City; three sons, Bill Lewis (Elizabeth) of Jackson, Tenn., Ronnie Lewis (Angelia) of Yazoo City and Russell Lewis (Diane) of Yazoo City; five grandsons, Blake Parker of Yazoo City, Brian Pigg of Yazoo City, Jonathan Broom of Petal, Wesley Glidewell of Jackson, Tenn. and Jessie Lewis of Yazoo City; three granddaughters, Melissa Broom of Petal. Hope Glidewell of Jackson, Tenn. and Marie Lewis of Yazoo City; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Broom of Petal; brother, Billy Lewis of Brandon; and a sister, Ada Mae Martin of Vicksburg.
Serving as pallbearers were Chuch Hanna, Jeff Carpenter, James Douglas, Carl Pettigrew, Viven Douglas and Wesley Glidewell.
Carolyn Pinkston “Pinky” Woodell, 85, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Indywood Glen Personal Care Home in Greenwood.
Funeral services were Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Rusty Douglas officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Woodell was born in Forrest City, Ark. on Nov. 14, 1925, and grew up in Greenwood, where she met and married her husband, William B. “Billy” Woodell. She attended the public schools in Greenwood and college at MSCW. She and Billy were residents of Yazoo City for more than 50 years, where they were loving parents to seven children and members of the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City. She lived in Greenwood for the past three years, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood.
Mrs. Woodell was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Woodell; her parents, Jess and Ada Pinkston; her son, Bob; daughters, Pam and Penny; and granddaughter, Lanie Kealhofer. She is survived by her daughters, Polly Henson (Johnny) of Greenwood; Patty Seward (Ed) of North Little Rock, Arkansas; Peggy Gregory (Bob) of Greenwood; and Perry Calhoun (Pat) of Madison; her son, Bill Woodell, Jr. of Madison; brothers, Jess Pinkston of Greenwood, Jim Pinkston of Beverly Hills, California, and Charlie Pinkston of Orlando, Florida; and 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.