November 19th, 2011
Hugh Walton Adams Sr., 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 Minnie Spell Adams. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps. He fought in the Battle of Okinawa, was wounded, and was awarded a Purple Heart
He retired as assistant superintendent at the Mississippi Chemical Corporation Ammonia Plant. He was a faithful employee of MCC for 37 years, and served on the County School Board for 27 years.
A longtime member of Midway United Methodist Church, he was always a faithful servant of God. He served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent and was chairman of the finance committee.
Many friends have expressed that Hugh was a true Southern gentleman. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 62 years, Dona Strickland Adams of Yazoo City; a son, Hugh Adams Jr. of Prarieville, La.; and two daughters, Cathy Alexander (Brooks) of Mobile, Ala. and Becky Dixon (Andy) of Greenville; and eight grandchildren, David Walton Adams (Elizabeth), Daniel Pepper Adams (Shannon), Dianna Adams Ellison, Matthew Brooks Alexander, Hugh Walton Alexander, DeWitt Andrew Dixon III (Kathey), Walton Adams Dixon and Catherine Vaughan Dixon.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Midway United Methodist Church, c/o Livvi Zeigler, P.O. Box 424, Benton, MS 29039.
Elizabeth Pitterle, 90, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at Garden Park Nursing Home in Shreveport, La.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Pitterle was born April 13, 1921 in Yazoo County to James A. and Nannie D. Hester Everett. She was a retired secretary for Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur G. Pitterle; a sister, Ruth E. Sigrest; and a brother, James A. Everett Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Edwards (James) of Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Genevieve Tarver of Yazoo City and Jackie Sims of Mobile, Ala.; granddaughter, Tori Dumas (Brad) of Halston, La. and a great-grandson, Dylan Dumas.
Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Warren, Doug Tarver, Mike Harris, Don Tarver, Roger Carpenter and Gene Tarver.