February 1st, 2012
James Shannon Bennett, 39, of Spokane, Washington died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at home.
Funeral services are Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Bennett was born Sept. 9, 1972 in Marks to James E. and Anita Wimberly Bennett. He was a security worker and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Brandon Bennett; his maternal grandfather, Harry Wimberly; and his paternal grandparents, Earl and Pat Bennett.
Survivors include his wife, Heather H. Bennett of Spokane; son, Jake Bennett; daughter, Lizzy Bennett; parents, James and Anita Bennett of Yazoo City; and his maternal grandmother, Louise Wimberly of Lambert.
James L. Porter, 69, of Raymond died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2011 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Cresswell officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Porter was born Jan. 8, 1943 in Yazoo County to Jimmy and Laura Lee Porter. He was a farmer and a Baptist.
Survivors include five sisters, Maggie Morrow of Raymond, Patsy Porter of Brandon, Brenda Ward of Pelahatchie, Dale Rushing of Pearl and Nell Brown of Clinton; and a brother, Bobby Porter of Richland.
NATHAN ROSS Jr.
Nathan “Nate” Ross Jr., 70, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday at the L.T. Miller Community Center with Rev. Steve Dennis officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Memorial Gardens under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Ross was born Nov. 27. 1941 to the late Nathaniel Ross Sr. and the late Leonia Noys-Ross. He was a truck driver for Southland and a bus driver before retiring.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Ross-Robertson and Pearlie Mae Fowler; and a brother, James Ross.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Francis Moore; four daughters, Mary Ross, Patricia Ross, Pamela Ross and Sebrena Ross, all of Chicago; a son, Eddie Earl (Milisa) of Yazoo City; five sisters, Juanita Lear (Willie), Delorse Smith, Rosie L. Fowler and Jannah Williams (Wiley) all of Yazoo City, and Dorothy Watkins (Ozie) of Detroit; two brothers, Dennis Fowler (Joanne) of Fredricksburg, Va. and Tarome Fowler (Liane) of Stafford, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Willie James Lear, David L. Willis, Thomas Greene, Charles Moore, Major Anderson and Wiley Williams.
James Edwin “Choochie” Wallace, 65, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Specialty Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Stephen United Methodist Church with Rev. Rachel Pitts officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Wallace was born July 20, 1946 in Yazoo City, the first of a set of twins born to Josephine P. Wallace and Henry Thurman. After completing Yazoo Training School he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964, where he served in Korea and in Vietnam. After Vietnam he returned stateside to complete his military obligations.
Proud to be an infantryman, he served in four different infantry divisions: 1st Calvary Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division and 9th Infantry Division. After being honorably discharged, he returned home and worked as a lab technician at International Paper Company in Redwood. Over the years he also worked as a house mover, long distance truck driver, owned and drove a gravel truck, and various other occupations until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Fred Douglas Phillips and Samuel Earl Hankins; daughter, Sharrie Wallace; and his mother, Josephine P. Wallace.
Survivors include his wife, Diane S. Wallace; son, Michael Wallace; twin brother, John E. Wallace (Francine) of Yazoo City; brother, Charles Wallace (Ruby) of Yazoo City; sisters, Betty Jean Morris of Chicago, Josephine Parker (Curley) of Clinton, Deloris Morris of Chicago and Ruby Singleton of St. Louis; nieces, Blanche Harewood, Stacy Morris, Roxanne Harris, Adriane Hankins, Suzanne Hankins and Tiffany Allison (Derrick); nephews, Joe Williams Jr., Dave Morris Jr., Robert Buck Greer (Trina), Samuel Hankins Jr. Damon C. Wallace (Marina), Chris Wallace (Jolivette) and John C. Wallace; special cousin, Annie Francis Suttlar; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were the men of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.
Honorary pallbearers were Chris Wallace, Damon Wallace, John C. Wallace, Curley Parker, Jacob Sheriff, Joe Williams Jr. and Robert Buck Greer.