April 4th, 2012
Robert A. “Bobby” Adam, 59, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Echols officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Adam was born Oct. 10, 1958 in Glendale, Calif. to George and Mabel Vandevere Adam. He was a retired law enforcement officer and a former chief of the Yazoo City Police Department.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara W. Adam of Yazoo City; three daughters, Gerri Sackerson of Arlington, Texas, Amy Tadlock of Greenville and Lee Ann Pigg of Calhoun City; two brothers, Kenneth Adam of Ventura, Calif. and Johnny Adam of California; two stepsisters; and six grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Wade Woods, Tim Jones, Mike Wallace, Jake Sheriff, Tim Peeples, Tommy Irvin, Jack Willingham and Eric Snow.
Verna Lou Strickland, 85, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Yeatman officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Strickland was born Oct. 12, 1926 to James and Cora L. Murray Cook. She was a homemaker and a member of Ogden Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, Wylene Harrison, Sharron Stevens and Annette Pettis; and her first husband, Leon Pettis.
Survivors include her husband, W.C. “JR” Strickland of Bentonia; a daughter, Lynn Pettis of Bentonia; a stepdaughter, Jane Edwards of Bentonia; sister-in-law, Louise Pettis of Bentonia; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were James Pettis, Durward Pettis, Jody Leach, Jimmy Wayne Pettis, William Michael Pettis and Webb Pierce.
Honorary pallbearers were Billy Pettis, James Michael Pettis, Felix Sadler, Roy Ross and Jerry Alexander.
Kathy Ann Swan, 55, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at her home in Purvis.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Purvis Chapel. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Swan was a speech pathologist for the Lamar County School System for 32 years.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Dr. Robert Burr Cade; and her grandparents, George Mason Taylor and Ruth Browne Taylor.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce David Swan of Purvis; mother, Dr. Ruth Ann Cade of Hattiesburg; daughter, Kimberly Swan Gattuso (Phillip) of Hattiesburg; and a son, Dr. Joshua Taylor Swan (Samantha) of Houston, Texas.