September 24th, 2011
Maxine Jones Hendricks Corson, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Short Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Corson was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Yazoo County to David and Maggie Mae Kinard Jones. She was a retired data processor for Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Dudley Jones, Emmett Jones, Elsie Jones, Edward Jones, M.D. Jones and Clara Mae Ealie.
Survivors include her daughters, Sherry Hoffer (Floyd) of Nancy, Ky. and Pam Infanger (Neil) of Sarasota Springs, Utah; sons, Arthur D. Hendricks Jr. of Monroe, La., Larry Hendricks (Shirley) of Georgia and Michael D. Hendricks of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Ethel Alexander of Bentonia; a brother, Sam “Bud” Jones of Yazoo City; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Short Creek Cemetery Fund.
Leonel G. “Waldo” Leal, 73, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Warrington officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Leal was born Jan. 28, 1938 to Manuel and Rosa Guerra Leal of Texas. He was a farmer and a Catholic.
Survivors include a brother, Johnny Mexican of Satartia; three sisters, Julie Silva of Yazoo City, Norma Gonzales of Satartia and Lily Walker of Bentonia; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are Lonzo Hood, Jason Earl Mathis, Stevie “Chico” Leal, Ricky Shivers, Jamie Leal and Charles Leal.
Margaret Tuttle died peacefully with her family at her bedside at The Blake in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She was born March 11, 1921 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the only child of Ida Campbell Fowler and Raymond Green Fowler. Her mother died in childbirth and Margaret was raised in Yazoo City by her Aunt, Virginia Ruth Campbell and her grandmother, Jenny Thompson Campbell.
She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1943 with a BA degree. She was president of Delta Zeta sorority, loved to dance and golf and excelled at Bridge.
In 1944 she married David Sanford West and they moved to Connecticut where he was doing his basic training for the navy. Before he shipped out to the Pacific he was stricken with a rare neurological disease and died.
Margaret returned to Yazoo City, where she met Douglas A. Tuttle, who was supervising construction of Mississippi Chemical. They married in 1951 and had four children, Ruth Campbell ( Rand Williams), Patricia Ann (Ed Arostegui), Douglas, III, and Margaret Hayes (Buster Tyer). Other survivors include her four grandchildren: Maggie Corley, Wilson Jones, Sara Arostegui and Olivia Arostegui. She was pre-deceased by her grandson Thomas Jones.
Margaret enjoyed a lifelong involvement with the oil and gas business in Mississippi. She was devoted to her family, her friends and Yazoo City. She was past-president of the Junior Auxiliary, Women of the Church and the Ladies Golf Association and a member of the Yazoo City zoning board and belonged to the First Presbyterian Church since childhood.
Her children want to express the deepest gratitude to their mother’s longtime devoted caregivers: Renee Ward, Lisa Caston, Shannon Carlton, Michelle Kirk, Carol Porter, Sue Guillot, Mary Jane Peaster, Donna Posey and Carolyn Robinson, and to the compassionate staff of The Blake at Township, where she enjoyed so many friends and happy occasions.
Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, from 1-3 on Wednesday September 28, with services to follow at 3 and interment at Glenwood Cemetery. Stricklin-King Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made in the name of Margaret Tuttle and Thomas Jones to the youth program at First Presbyterian Church, 231 N. Washington St., Yazoo City, MS 39194.