June 25th, 2011
Claudine G. Davis, 76, died Tuesday, July 21, 2011 at University Medical Center.
Funeral services were Friday at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Joseph Luby and Rev. Arlie Francis officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Davis was born Sept. 7, 1934 in Yazoo County to Jesse and Ouida Eldridge Guthrie. She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, George Davis of Benton; son, Mike Davis (Ellen) of Benton; three daughters, Vickie Steele of Yazoo City, Joe Luby (Harvey) of Madison and Janet Ward (Gene) of Vicksburg; a brother, Jessie Guthrie Jr. of Benton; two sisters, Claudia Saxton of Clinton and Carlee Berry of Clinton; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were John Robert Ward, Tracy Stark, Brad Oberhousen, Grant Mayfield, Jordan Davis, Rick Elam and Matt Edgar.
Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Saxton, James “Bubba” Berry, Henry Wade, Tim Luby and the members of the Supper Club.
Marvin “Jim” Renicker, 79, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Miss. State Veterans Home in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Renicker was born Dec. 16, 1931 in West to Otto Henry Renicker and Mable McBride Renicker. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a Baptist.
Survivors include a sister, Catherine Renicker Prewitt of Yazoo City.
Gregory Alton Lee, 16, died June 6, 2011 in an accidental drowning in a lake in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Mr. Lee was a former Woolfolk Middle School student who live in Wisconsin for the past four and a half years. He was the fourth of five children born to George and Ruby Lee.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Lee.
Survivors include his father, George Allen Lee (Angel) of Eau Claire, Wisc.; mother, Ruby Lee of Oklahoma City; sister, Kenitra Wortham of Oklahoma City; and four brothers, Michael Wortham of Oklahoma City and Stephan Lee, Patrick Lee and Avion Lee, all of Eau Claire, Wisc.
Lee was an avid poet, lyricist artist and athlete. After his demise the family chose his favorite poem, which he recited in the eight grade:
The Next Place
The next place I go to will be as peaceful and familiar
as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet untrouble mind.
And yet...It won’t be like any place I’ve ever been or seen, or ever dreamed of, in the place I leave behind.
I won’t know where I’m going, and I won’t know where I’ve been.
I’ll glide beyond the rainbow; I’ll drift above the sky.
I’ll drift into the wonder without ever wondering why.
I won’t remember getting there, somehow I’ll just arrive.
But I know that I belong there, and will feel much more alive.