February 11th, 2012
Hubert Boutwell, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hugh Smith and Rev. Emerson Tedder officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Boutwell was born June 2, 1919 in Attala County to Jeff Taylor Boutwell and Mary Beatrice Johnston Boutwell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war for 22 months during the war.
He was a retired truck driver for Yazoo County and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Worthy; two sisters; and a brother.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Boutwell of Yazoo City; two daughters, Lois Herring (Keith) of Blue Springs and Jo Vickers (Jimmy) of Madison; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Mat Tallant, Taylor Poe, Dennis Poe, Jeff Tallant, Eric Poe and Kelly Collins.
Edward Lee “Ed” Dew, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Parkview Church of God with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Dew was born Dec. 12, 1944 in Yazoo City to William F. and Minnie Burnham Dew. He was the District 4 Supervisor of Yazoo County and was the vice president of the Board of Supervisors. He was a member of Parkview Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Jayne Dew of Yazoo City; two daughters, Brenda Lee Dew of Benton and Pam Nelson of Franklin, Tenn.; a son, David Whatley of Yazoo City; two sisters, Joy Janelle Purvis of Yazoo City and Fay Broom of West Monroe, La.; and three grandchildren, Allison Bennett, Christian Lee Bennett and Jaden Bennett.
Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Saxton, Owen Graves, Jason Dew, Carl Williams, David Banks and Buddy Cotten.
Honorary pallbearers were Ivo Strickland, Bubba Dew, Jimmy Druey, and the Yazoo County Board of Supervisors.
Harold Wayne Sanford, 65, of Lexington died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 after an extended illness.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Sanford was born April 30, 1946, in Mississippi, which is also where he spent his childhood. He graduated from Tchula High School, and attended Holmes County Junior College and Mississippi State University. He lived in the Mississippi Delta and Louisiana while working for 40 years in farm equipment sales, commonly breaking sales records and providing excellent service to his customers, who often became friends.
Survivors include his sister, Cheryl Peden (Mike), of Panama City Beach, Fla.; brother, Ronnie (Doris) of Lexington; stepmother, Mary Emma Sanford of Yazoo City; daughter, Kae Johnson of Benton, La.; son, B.J. Sanford of Bossier City, La.; daughter, Beth Parks (Brent) of Thornton, Co.;daughter, Sarah McCrary and (James) of Baton Rouge, La.; son, Robert Sanford (Jennifer) of Benton, La., and 14 grandchildren, Katie, Sam, Rachael, Miles, Emma Claire, Jackson, Abbigail, Rebekah, Hunter, Laney, Joel, Preston, Peyton, and Anna Bella.
Serving as pallbearers were Wittmann Sanford, Michael Sanford, Shane Sanford, Scott Harkness, Kevin Luck, and John Holt.
CLAIBORNE SAXTON Jr.
Claiborne Saxton Jr., 79, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
Funeral services are held Wednesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bryant and Rev. Roger Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Saxton was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Yazoo County to Claiborne Saxton Sr. and Annie J. Wooten Saxton. He served in the Vietnam War for three years as a munitions maintenance supervisor in Bien Hoa. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a staff sergeant.
After retiring from the Air Force, he served as a commissioned police officer of the city of Gulfport. He was a member of the Mississippi City Baptist Church in Gulfport and helped in the building of the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mitchell Saxton and Dale Saxton; two brothers, C.B. Saxton and Travis Saxton; and one sister, Nola Saxton Hyde.
Survivors include a daughter, Nona Saxton Lindberg of Perkinston; a sister, Dorothy Saxton Ashley of Yazoo City; a brother, Billy D. Saxton of Gulfport; four grandchildren, Michelle Johnson, Christy Saxton Anderson, Matthew Saxton and Heather Lindberg; five great-grandchildren, Robert Wright, Evan Dale Anderson, Gage Saxton, Sierra Saxton and Jordan Johnson.
Serving as pallbearers are Matthew Saxton, Roger Richardson Jr., Travis Saxton, Jordan Johnson, Cody Richardson and Darrell Saxton.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Martha Coker Green Houses and Dr. Marion Sigrest for their loving care.