December 10th, 2011
Funeral services for Alice Green Williams Knight are set for 1 P.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at the Mount Nebo Baptist Church at 2237 Campbell Road in Benton.
Viewing will be held at the church from 9-11a.m. prior to the service. Knight-Lindsey Memorial Funeral Home of Yazoo City is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Knight passed away after a long bout with breast cancer at the home of her daughter in Madison on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.
Preceded in death by both parents, two husbands, Dave Williams, Sr. and Jesse Lee Knight and three sons, Dave Williams, Jr., Jerry Joe Knight and Lester Louis Knight, along with her siblings, she is survived by eight children – Azzie Jackson (Riley) Adams of Canton, Linda Knight Martin of Bentonia, Betty Knight (Willie) Blackmon of Madison, Billye Knight (Bobby) McInnis of Ridgeland, William Earl (Rosie) Knight of Yazoo City, Homer (Donzelle) Knight of Fairburn, GA, Roberta Knight (George) Winford of Jackson and Clara Cowan of Flora, as well as a daughter-in-law, Zula Camper Knight of New York; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Thomas Marpun Lightcap, II
Thomas Marpun Lightcap, II died, Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at his home in Villa Rica, Georgia.
He was surrounded by his loving wife, four children, and caregiver Mrs.Peggy Reid. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mobley Lightcap, brothers Joseph Mobley Lightcap and David McMillin Lightcap and infant son Joseph David Lightcap.
In addition to his wife of sixty three years, Carolyn Cook Lightcap, he is survived by his son Thomas M. Lightcap, III and wife Gloria of Sarasota, Florida and daughters, Carmen L. Diaz and husband Ken of John’s Island, South Carolina, Carolyn L. Anderson and husband Myles of Roswell, Georgia and Ms. Martha S. Lightcap of Atlanta, Georgia, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Mr. Lightcap was born on September 9, 1926 at Rialto Plantation and grew up in nearby Yazoo City. He served as a Master Sargeant with the Army Corps of Engineers and was stationed in Japan, helping to rebuild the city of Nagasaki at the end of World War II.
During his service he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Ribbon in Japan, Army Commendation Ribbon, WD Circle 377 1945 Victory Ribbon and two over seas service ribbons. He attended Georgia Tech where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. A civil engineer, he began his career at MacDougald - Warren Construction Company in Atlanta as Sales Manager and chief estimator of highway construction and later became a partner in Shaw – Lightcap Incorporated. He formed Tom Lightcap, Incorporated and his work can still be seen throughout Atlanta and surrounding areas. He retired from APAC, Incorporated in 1992 and for several years served as a consultant.
As a hobby, during the 1960s, he raised and showed champion fine harness and roadster ponies throughout the southeast. He enjoyed golf while a member of Cherokee Town and Country Club and during his later years as a member of Fairfield Plantation Club. He found satisfaction as a member of the Fairfield Kiwanis Club and in his work with the Fairfield POA and Habitat for Humanity.
As a gifted storyteller with a quick wit he captivated his family and friends with hilarious and poignant tales of his childhood, helping them to imagine days of a bygone southern era. He instilled in his children the values of courage, honesty, hard work, self-reliance, heritage, friendship, compassion, and patriotism. A member of First United Methodist Church of Carrollton, he drew strength from his faith, his wife, family, friends, music, and the wisdom of Rudyard Kipling. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica. Graveside Service will be conducted Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM from the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia with Rev. Gerry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Those who desire may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc., Cremation Service and Memorial Gardens in Villa Rica in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy “Honey” Parker, 64, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at G.V. Sonny Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Long officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Parker was born Dec. 7, 1946 in Greenwood to Jimmie and Lizzie Lee Parker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and fought in Vietnam. He retired from the Yazoo City Fire Department after 20 years of service and later worked for Duett Landforming Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, James Preston Parker, Glenn Parker, Linda Winsted, Allen Parker and Charles Parker.
Survivors include his son, Jimmy Parker Jr. (Dee) of Benton; daughter, Jennifer Humphrey (Wayne) of Benton; a brother, Van “Buddy” Parker; three sisters, Frances Harrison, Charlene Barnett and Barbara Allen; and nine grandchildren.
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