June 11th, 2011
HERMAN COX Sr.
Herman Lee Cox Sr., 69, died May 26, 2011.
Funeral services were June 4 at Chapel Hill M.B. Church with Rev. Johnny Dodd officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox was born June 8, 1941 in Yazoo County to Willington Sr. and Lillie B. Cox. He was a member of Chapel Hill M.B. Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent, trustee and sang in the choir.
Survivors include his children, Herman Lee Cox Jr., Sharon Genese Cox and Leon James Cox (Geneva), all of Milwaukee, and Zerita Carpenter of Chicago; a sister, Shirley Jones of Memphis, Tenn.; six brothers, Leon Cox of St. Petersburg, Fla., Bennie Cox (Audrey) of Orange, N.J. and Wellington Cox, Robert Cox and Cleophus Cox, all of Yazoo City; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Cleophus Cox, Henry Cox, Romone Cox, Wellington Cox, Carlos Jefferson and Jeffery Cox.
Honorary pallbearers were Herman Cox Jr., Stanley Jones, Leon Cox, Malik Akeem Cox, Malachi McGruder and Ollie McGee.
LILLIE MAE EUBANKS
Lillie Mae White Eubanks, 77, died May 26, 2011.
Funeral services were June 3 at the L.T. Miller Community Center with Rev. Clifton Wright officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Eubanks was born March 8, 1934 in Inverness to the late Cornelius and Theo White. She spent most of her life as a cook and a sharecropper, and was a homemaker until her health failed. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Eubanks Jr.; two children, Robert Eubanks and Roberta Eubanks; a brother, Porch Howard; and a sister, Willie Mae White.
Survivors include nine children, Helen Tolliver of Memphis, Tenn,, Sophronia Taylor of Brandon, Carter Eubanks (Mary Jo) of Louisville, Ky., Doris Chilston (Eddie) of Cleveland, Ohio, Barbara Jefferson of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Dwight Eubanks, Kenyardrick Eubanks, James Earl Eubanks, Rodricques Jones, Jeremy Eubanks and Anthony Toliver.
Honorary pallbearers were Juan Eubanks, Robert Eubanks Jr., Glen Owens, Isaiah Eubanks, Cleotha Bell, Arion Bell and J.C. Jackson.
Doris M. Johnston, 86, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at St. Dominic Health Services in Jackson.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Shiloh Cemetery with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnston was born Oct. 10, 1924 in Yazoo County to James and Valley Coody Upton. She was a retired inspector for Southern Bag Corp. and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Mitchell Johnston.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Wigley of Yazoo City; four sons, Leon Johnston, Allen Johnston and Larry Johnston, all of Yazoo City, and Stanley Johnston of Lees Sumitt, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
EVA MAE JONES
Eva Mae Collier Jones, 70, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at her home in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were May 28 at the Church of God of Prophecy.
Ms. Jones was born on February 17, 1941 in Choctaw County. She was a retired Registered Nurse for the Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Center. Ms. Jones was also the first female coroner for Yazoo County. Eva was devoted to her church, family, and friends. She attended Church of God of Prophecy where she was a Sunday school teacher, bookkeeper, and member of the choir. Eva loved drinking coffee with her friends, creating beautiful crocheted blankets, and reading.
Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Burnice “Shorty” and Minnie Collier and sister, Josephine Jennings.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-love, Jamie and Renee’ Jones, two grandchildren, Hannah and Cole of Wylie, Texas. In addition, she is survived by two sisters, Mary Alice Barentine of Yazoo City, Mississippi, Erma Jean Tedford of El Dorado, Arkansas, and two brothers, Burnice and Lee Collier of Cleveland, Mississippi.
Pallbearers were Tim Lawless, Tony Parker, Dennis Moulder, Kevin Helton, Michael Jennings, Elvis Lee Jennings, and Ricky Shivers.