June 9, 2010
Billie Bradshaw, 68, died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at home.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Gary Henderson officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Ms. Bradshaw was born on Sept. 16, 1941 in Yazoo County to James R. and Lucille Howard Nicholson. She was retired from Yazoo City Schools.
She was preceded in death by a grandaughter, Nikki Bradshaw Carpenter.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Bradshaw of Yazoo City and James Bradshaw of Florence; two brothers, Jessie Nicholson of Yazoo City and Danny Nicholson of Yazoo City; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Susie Mae Davis, 80, of Indianola, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Sunflower County Hospital.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Blanchard officiating. Burial followed at Caile Cemetery in Sunflower County.
Mrs. Davis was born July 13, 1929 in Yazoo County to Thomas and Jesse Gertrude Davis Warren. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Davis.
Survivors include two daughters, Claudette Stokes of Columbus and Penny Sue Ables of Isola; two sons, Thomas O. Davis of Philadelphia and James C. Davis of Indianola; a brother, Cecil Davis of Austin, Texas; five sisters, Stella Davis of Pearl, Barbara McBride of Pearl, Wanda Moon of Pearl, Juanita McClain of Austin Texas and Debbie Thornton of Brandon; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Clarence Davis, Pat McBride, Bert McDaniel, JR McDaniel and Tony McBride.
Ruth “Oopie” Pylate Henley, 69, died at her home in Starkville on June 5, 2010 following a two-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Funeral services were Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Memorial Gardens in Starkville under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henley graduated from Kosciusko High School and received her Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1963. She taught public school music in Meridian and was on the staff of Jackson Public Library. She was employed by First Baptist Church of Kosciusko as education secretary and church organist in the late 60s when she and James married on November 19, 1966.
Ruth began her music ministry with First Baptist Church of Yazoo City in 1971 by directing the youth choir. A few years later she began the sanctuary choir ministry and progressed to Minister of Music where she led the church music program until her retirement in 2006.
Through her music ministry, she touched and influenced the lives of many who participated in and witnessed the music programs she directed. Her ministry continues today through those she taught that continue her life’s work.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Ruth Milner Pylate of Kosciusko and her brother-in-law,Dr. Kent Sills of Starkville.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, James Henley Jr. of Starkville; daughter, Carman H. Mullins (Jason); grandson, Henley J. Mullins; and granddaughter Sydney E. Mullins all of Houston, Texas.
Memorials may be made in Ruth’s memory to the music ministry of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 780, Yazoo City, MS 39194 where she served for 35 years.
Minna Deen Link, 92, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Martha Coker Greenhouses.
Funeral services were Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Burial followed at Pinecrest Cemetery in Holmes County under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Link was born April 17, 1918 in Mileston to William E. Jones and Jessie Dorothy Deen Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She graduated from Tchula High School in 1936, attended Belhaven College for two years and graduated from Southwestern University (Rhodes College) in Memphis in 1940 with a B.A. in English. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.
Mrs. Link married the late William Martin "Bill" Link of Bentonia in 1940 and resided there until 1967 when she moved to Yazoo City. She was a lifelong member and past president of the Four Seasons Garden Club. She was a National Council Flower Show judge and a member of the Yazoo Art Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Martin Link; brothers, Montfort Jones and William Everarde Jones Jr.; and a sister, Sara Virginia Jones.
Survivors include a son, William M. “Bill” Link Jr. of Bentonia; daughter, Nora Deen Maloy of Ridgeland; brother, Bernard B. Jones II of Yazoo City; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Bob Dunwoody, Frank Montgomery III, Bryan Jones III, John Murry Greenlee, B. Jones and Phillip Laura.
Joseph A. “Bubba” Mohamed, 80, of Inverness died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services were Saturday at First Baptist Church in Inverness with Rev. Danny Prater officiating. Burial followed at Belzoni City Cemetery under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
Mr. Mohamed was a Korean War veteran and the retired owner of Mohamed’s Store in Inverness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Inverness Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Anita George Mohamed of Inverness; daughter, George Anna (Scooter) Griffin of Yazoo City; son, Joseph (Donna) Mohamed of Yazoo City; sisters, Hazel Wilson of Alamo, Calif. and Carol Ivey of Belzoni; and grandchildren, Joseph Mohamed III, Mary Morgan Mohamed, Crosby Mohamed, Warner Griffin and Kate Griffin, all of Yazoo City.
James Solomon Simmons Sr., 89, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010.
Funeral services were May 8 at W.W. Holt Funeral Home in Harvey, Ill. with Rev. Ronnie Lee officiating. Burial followed at Washington Cemetery in Homewood, Ill.
Mr. Solomon was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Yazoo City to Willie and Alberta Simmons. He retired as a supervisor for Weber, Hilmer & Johnson furniture store and served as a pension commissioner for the city of Markham.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nora Lee Manning; and a son, Clarence.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Simmons; children, James Simmons Jr. (Stephanie), Gregory Simmons (Bernice) and Julie Tolbert; three siblings, Ruth Simmons, Samuel Simmons and Willie Simmons; and a host of grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
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