May 12th, 2012
James “Jim” Carey, 57, of Etowah, Ark. and formerly of Yazoo City, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at home with his family by his side.
Funeral services were Monday at Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Ark. Burial followed at Garden Point Cemetery
Mr. Carey was born Feb. 9, 1955, in Jefferson City, Missouri to the late James and Rhudene Twitty Carey. He was of the Baptist faith and was a retired police officer and truck driver. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife: Kemberly Holt Carey; four daughters, Deanna Tyer (William) of Yazoo City, Beth Tackett (John) of Pontotoc, Jennifer Beasley (Chris) of Flora and Candace Carey of Bentonia; two sisters, Janice Stroud of Harrisburg, Ark. and Sherry Oatsvall of Etowah, Ark.; one brother, Mac Carey (Katie) of Lepanto, Ark., eight grandchildren: Cody, Cameron, Hayden and Bailee Tyer, all of Yazoo City, Allison and Alana Tackett of Pontotoc and Salton and Logan Beasley of Flora.
Bernice Coleman Rattliffe, 84, of Yazoo City, died May 1, 2012 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services were held May 5 at King Solomon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rattliffe was born on Sept. 2, 1927 to Horace Coleman and Beatrice Stokes. She accepted Christ as her Savior at King Solomon M.B. Church, where she served as a faithful member until her health began to fail.
She married Flanagan Rattliffe, and they raised two sons. She was a beautician and a member of the Eastern Star, the Yazoo Fair and Civic League and the Beauticians Association.
She was precded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Charles Coleman.
Survivors include her two sons, Robert (Barbara) Breland Jr. and Richard (Vickey) Ratliffe Sr.; stepbrother, Henry Coleman; 10 grandchildren; three nieces; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Rattliffe Sr., Courtney Rattliffe Sr., Richard Rattliffe Jr. and Robert Breland III.
Pallbearers were members of the Mason Brother Lodge and King Solomon M.B. Church deacons.
Angela Denise Thomas, 37, of Yazoo City, died April 28, 2012.
Funeral services were held May 5 at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Pastor Gregory Taylor officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms. Thomas was born on July 25, 1974 to Jessie and Georgia Thomas. She accepted Christ at an early age at New Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. A.B. Jones.
She graduated with honors from Yazoo City High School in 1992. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi Valley State University in 1996. She was currently pursuing her Master’s degree.
She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and her infant son, Zavian J. Thomas.
Survivors include her father; three sisters, Kristie Thomas, Shundra Campbell and Willie Luster; two brothers, Timothy (Frieda) Thomas Sr. and Jessie Thomas III; nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Jessie Thomas Jr., Jessie Thomas III, Timothy Thomas Sr., Edward Haymon Jr., Edward Haymon III, Kirk Thomas and Christopher Luster.
Pallbearers were the Yazoo City High School Class of 1992.