July 2, 2011
Claudine G. Davis, 76, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Friday at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Joseph Luby and Rev. Arlie Francis officiating. Burial followed at the 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, Vicki Steele of Yazoo City, Jo Luby (Harvey) of Madison and Janet Ward (Glen) of Vicksburg; a brother, Jesse 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.
Memorials may be made to the Midway Baptist Building Fund, 10997 Eden-Midway Rd., Benton, MS 39039 or Texarkana Baptist Orphanage, P.O. Box 611, Texarkana, AR, 75504-0611.
BETTY JEAN LACY
Betty Jean Stansbury Lacy, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11 a.m. today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, with a chapel service immediately following. Burial services will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Tabernacle Camp Ground in Ethelsville, AL.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Paul E. Lacy, and her parents, Ralph and Blanche Stansbury. She is survived by a close loving family including Margaret (Paul) McClelland of Indiana, Scott (Margie) Lacy of Germantown, TN; Elizabeth Lacy Lane of Pearl; Lee (Sarah) Lacy of Germantown, TN; Alicia Lacy Lane of Charlotte, NC; Paul Reed (Jodie) Lacy of Orlando, FL; Jimmy (Peggy) McNees of Tuscumbia, AL; Jeanie McNees of Tuscumbia, AL and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Betty was born and raised in Indiana but spent most of her adult life in Mississippi and Alabama. She was a very active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS, where she was a member of the JOY Singers and the Sanctuary Choir. She was also very active in the Tabitha Dorcas UMW Circle and the Christian Home Builders Sunday School Class.
Betty was an avid golfer, loved to travel, and enjoyed playing cards with friends, family and her Bridge club. She was also very active in civic and community projects in Yazoo City and Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, The Palmer Home for Children in Columbus or donations to Breast Cancer Research. Send online condolences to www.wrightferguson.com.
THOMAS PHILLIPS Jr.
Thomas H. Phillips Sr., 91, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011.
Visitation is today from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Phillips was born June 24, 1920 in Yazoo City to Thomas H. Phillips Sr. and Annie Montgomery Phillips. He grew up on Tanglewood Plantation in Holly Bluff, attended Holly Bluff High School and graduated from Millsaps College in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree. At Millsaps he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. He was attending the University of Mississippi School of Law at the break of World War II and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve. He served in the North Atlantic, Carribean, Mediterranean and South Pacific.
He married Mary Scott of Chesapeake, W.V. on Jan 15, 1946, and they had three children. They were married 58 years. She preceded him in death. He retired from the gasoline and LP gas business after 36 years and was a charter member of the Mississippi Oil Jobbers Association. He had been a member of First United Methodist Church since 1948.
Survivors include three children, Anne Scott Miller (Brent), Mary Louise Sharp and Thomas H. Phillips III (Elaine); five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are John Phillips, Chat Phillips, Will Phillips, Butch Gary, Rusty Nixon, Byron Sharp, Wyatt Sharp III, John Scott and Josh Scott.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Michael Montgomery Miller, Dr. Marion Sigrest, Dr. Harrison Pittman, Lea Black, Charlie Myers, John Copeland and Tommy Woodard.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
HARDY WHITE Sr.
Hardy White Sr., 85, died Monday, June 27, 2011.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Humphries and Rev. Ray Freeman officiating. Burial followed at the White Family Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Mr. White was born Nov. 29, 1925 in Holmes County to Jimmy L. and Oma Wigley White. He was a retired farm mechanic for Peaster Tractor and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Claudine White of Yazoo City; three daughters, Geraldine Gray (Johnny) of Vicksburg, Betty Belin (Tom) of McGee, Ark., and Wilma Thornton (Wink) of Fort Worth, Texas; four sons, Hardy White Jr. (Cookie) of Yazoo City, Billy White (Rita) of Yazoo City, Mickey White of Corpus Christi, Texas and Charles T. White of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Helen Hilderbrand of Tinsley; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.