March 24th, 2012
Patricia "Pat" Easom Damiens, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2012 after a long illness.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Father Lincoln Dahl and Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Burial followed at Lakewood Memorial Park.
A native of Jackson and a longtime resident of Yazoo County, Mrs. Damiens was a 1947 graduate of Forest Hill High School and Hinds Junior College. She retired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services in 1986.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Dr. P. H. Easom and Lula Elizabeth Tinnin Easom, a sister; Martha Easom McLaughin, and two grandchildren, Richard Wayne Damiens and John Norman Damiens.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Norman Paul Damiens, four children; Jeffrey Stephen Damiens, Norman Roy Damiens, Sandra Carol Damiens, and Joseph Patrick Damiens; three grandchildren, Norman Ryan Damiens, Jon Phillip Damiens, and Patrick Norman Damiens; three great-grandchildren; and one sister; Miriam Easom Stogner.
She is also survived by many friends from her membership with The first Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City where she was a sixty year-member, co-workers from The Mississippi Department of Human Services and many others.
Serving as pallbearers were Norman Ryan Damiens, Jon Phillip Damiens, Patrick Norman Damiens, Harold Perry, David Cummings, and David Bell.
Memorials can be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS. 39157
Annie Ousby, 60, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Thornton with Rev. C.D. Mitchell officiating. Burial followed at Garden Memorial Park Cemetery in Jackson under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ousby was born July 31, 1951 to Andrew Robertson and Fannie Rias. She was a member of Little Walnut Grove M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Ousby.
Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Faye Harris (Corey) of Tchula and Denise Monique Clark of Jackson; five sisters, Bobbie Robinson and Caroline Washington of Chicago, Annie Henry of Houston, Texas, Virginia Robinson of Greenwood and Ara D. Austin of Detroit; five brothers, Richard Rias and S.M. Robertson of Chicago, Andrew Robertson (Bernell) of Charleston and Albert Robinson (Denise) and Clinton Robinson (Hattie) of Itta Bena; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Annie Grace Russell, 85, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Abel officiating. Burial followed at Center Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Russell was born May 16, 1966 in Hinds County to Drue and Mary Ann Tanner Hammack. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sons, William “Bubber” Russell Jr. of Bentonia and Michael E. Russell of Benton; a daughter, Carolyn Stroud of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Martha Palfrey of Cullman, Ala. and Minnie Lee Moore of Benton; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Sr.; brothers, Pete, Marlin and Leon Hammack; and her sisters, Ethel Humphries and Willie Belle Pace.
Serving as pallbearers were Brent Russell, Rusty Stroud, Brad Covin, Wade Ward, Jeremy Stroud and Evan Williams.