July 23rd, 2011
Funeral services for Thomas Jerry Franklin, 59, of Zavalla were June 21, 2011 at Victory in Jesus Church in Town Bluff under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home.
Mr. Franklin died June 18, 2011 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital.
A former resident of Little Yazoo community, Jerry lived most of his life in Spurger, Texas before moving to Zavalla, Texas 6 years ago. He was a retired foreman for Union Pacific Railroad.
Survivors include wife Donna Marie Franklin of Zavalla; children Shane Franklin (Jennifer) of Louisiana, Crystal Angelo (Clynt) and Cody Franklin (Rebecca) all of Texas, Tiphany Chrisikos (Pete) of New York, Shannon Sontag (Allen), Niccole Roscoe (Kevin), Amber Holloman (Scott) and Erin Christian all of Texas; parents Will T. and Bessie Franklin of Utica; 17 grandchildren; brothers Dennis Franklin and William Franklin both of Mississippi; numerous nieces and nephews and beloved friend Sambo Callaway.
Sally R. Moore, 68, died July 19, 2011 at Oasis Health & Rehabilitation.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Humphreys officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore was born Aug. 12, 1942 in Sunflower County to Sebrin and Emma Virginia Bowman Pettigrew. She was a homemaker and a member of the Yazoo City Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ivan Moore.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Rebecca Lynn Johnson of Mendenhall; two stepsons, Michael Moore of Yazoo City and Robert Moore of Marysville, Tenn.; two sisters, Evelyn Carpenter of Yazoo City and Sue Saxton of Braxton; two brothers, James Pettigrew of Braxton and Ricky Pettigrew of Canton.
Serving as pallbearers were Josh Carpenter, Matthew Moore, Carey Benton, Jerry Johnson, Taylor Pettigrew and Bobby Moore.
Bessie C. Rowe, 69, died Sunday, July 1, 2011.
Funeral services were July 16 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lexington with Wayne Perteet officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Lexington.
Mrs. Rowe was born Oct. 8, 1941 in Lexington to Mac and Minnie Clinton. She was raised in the Bowling Green Community and graduated from Lexington Attendance Center. She moved to the Thornton community after marrying John H. Rowe in 1971.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Geofrey and James; and two sisters, Ina and Amanda.
Survivors include her husband, John H. Rowe; sons, James Lee Clinton and Demetrius Rowe; daughter, Tracy Rowe; brother, Robert Clinton; 10 grandchildren; stepmother, Sarah Benson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Chambers, Terrence Ward, James Wells, Ted Hogan, James Ward and Don Miles.