November 15th, 2011
Hugh W. Adams, 85, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at Midway United Methodist Church with Rev. Will Wilkerson and Rev. Marshall Burnett officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Adams was born Feb. 4, 1926 in Yazoo County to Lester B. and Nimmie Spell Adams. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a retired assistant superintendent at the Mississippi Chemical Corporation Ammonia Plant.
Survivors include his wife, Dona Adams of Yazoo City’ a son, Hugh Adams Jr. of Prarieville, La.; and two daughters, Cathy Alexander of Mobile, Ala. and Becky Dixon of Greenville; and eight grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were David Walton Adams, Matthew Brooks Alexander, Dewitt Andrew Dixon III, Daniel Pepper Adams, Hugh Walton Alexander and Walton Adams Dixon.
Geraldine Moore Allen, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at Scott Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. John H. Scott Sr. officiating. Burial followed at Moore’s Cemetery in Benton.
Mrs. Allen was born July 4, 1953 to Abe and Verna Stubblefield Moore. She graduated from St. Francis School. She worked as a practical nurse and later as a private duty nurse.
Survivors include her mother, Verna Stubblefield Moore; daughters, Keisha Moore and KaReeda Allen; siblings, Linberg Charles Moore (Dorothy), Ellawean Moore Owens (Tony), Milton Moore, Arean D. Moore and Michael Moore (Hazel); five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Moore, Steve Coleman, Jacque Richardson, Rylyn Moore and Cory Montson.
Honorary pallbearers were Charles Moore, Milton Moore, Tony Owens, Johnny Brown, Michael Moore, Traney Moore and Carl Butler.
Jaylah Len’ee Hall, 18, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services were Saturday at Humphreys County High School with Rev. Stanford Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Sutton Cemetery in Isola under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Miss Hall was born Sept. 9, 1993 in Chicago to Veronica Taylor and Allen Hall. She was a senior at Yazoo City High School and a member of Mt. Horeb Church in Louise. She also previously attended Humphreys County High School, where she was junior class president, a member of the Student Council Association, Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, HCHS Peer Tutoring Organization and Sisters of Sophistication.
She earned many academic awards as a student and scored the highest among the English II scholars on the state test.
She was preceded in death by her unborn daughter, Melenie Armani Knight; and her maternal grandmother, Matilda Taylor.
Survivors include her mother, Veronica Taylor-Walker (Aaron) of Yazoo City; father, Allen Hall (Ruby) of Chicago; two sisters, Valencia Taylor and Matilda Langston of Louise; grandmothers, Annie Lee Hoskins of Louise and Dorothy Smith of Chicago; grandfathers, Hose Stubbs of St. Louis and J.B. Hoskins Jr. of Louise; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were J.B. Hoskins Jr., Johnny B. Hoskins, Jodarrius Lee, James Bill Hoskins, James Barnette Hoskins, and Timail Hommes.
Honorary pallbearers were Hoise Stubbs, J.B. Hoskins Sr., Donozan Starling, Allen Hall, Jerryd Price and Willie Turner.
Jimmy Lee Haymer, 60, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church with Rev. Marvin Booker officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Haymer was born March 1, 1951 in Benton to Louise Nash and the late Johnny Haymer Jr. He received his education at Linwood High School and worked as a brick mason for many years.
Survivors include his mother, Louise Nash of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Elizabeth Green (James) of Yazoo City and Nancy Haymer of Benton; five brother, Johnny, Tommie, Leroy and Charles Haymer, all of Benton, and David Stuckey (Cathy) of Jacksonville, Fla.; step-mother, Lula Mae Haymer of Benton; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Jessie Haymer, John King, William Jones, Damian Hill, James Douglas and Roderick Hill.
Honorary pallbearers were James Redmond Jr., Johnnie Redmond, Jerry Moore, Billie Thomas, Johnnie Haymer III and Robert Smith.
Aubrey David Overton Sr., 75, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at home in San Jacinto, Calif.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 from 3-5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Fletcher’s Chapel Methodist Church.
Mr. Overton was a former Yazoo City police chief. He later worked as a security chief for the Red Cross in Los Angeles and after retirement work at Wal-Mart in San Jacinto.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Overton; a son, David Overton Jr. (Christina); daughter, Melanie Roberts (Mark) and three grandchildren, Aubrey Overton, Emma Rose Roberts and Erica Roberts.