September 8, 2012
Charlie Quekemeyer Clark, 91, of Yazoo City died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
Funeral services are today, Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church preceded by a 10 a.m. visitation.
Mr. Clark was born on February 8, 1921, to Anna Quekemeyer and Andrew Belton Clark. He graduated from Yazoo High School and Mississippi State University.
As a pilot in the 13th Army Air Corps in the 13th squadron during World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater, including the invasion of the Philippines.
After returning from the war, he spent his lifetime as a successful cotton planter in Yazoo and Humphreys Counties. In the 1950s, he earned the World Champion Cotton Producer title for producing the most pounds of lint cotton on one acre of land.
He married Georgie May Williams on February 10, 1949, and this year they celebrated their 63rd anniversary. Their daughter, Georganna Clark Meismer (Charlie), lives in Victoria, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Clark, of New York City; grandchildren Wade (Krista) Meismer, Kyle (Jacklyn) Meismer, and Katie Meismer; great-grandchildren Shayne Meismer and Alec Westfall; sisters-in-law Josephine Ledbetter and Dora Lee Clark, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, A. B. Clark, Col. George E. Clark, and Frederick R. Clark.
Serving as pallbearers are grandsons Wade Meismer and Kyle Meismer, nephew Seger Collier, and Bob Malouf, Bill Simmons, Thomas Hines, Louis Thompson, and Harris McGraw.
Honorary pallbearers are John Byrd, Bob Cato, Michael Curran, and Sam Smith.
The family wishes to offer their sincere gratitude to his faithful and loving caregivers Renee Ward, Shannon Carlton, and Lisa Caston.
Memorials can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice.
Henrine Marie Whitney Stewart, 72, of Itta Bena, died on Aug. 29, 2012.
Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Church in Itta Bena.
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Sanders and Sanders Funeral Home.
Born in Yazoo City on April 9, 1940, she was the oldest of three daughters of Minnie Harmon Whitney and Fleming Whitney Jr. She graduated from Yazoo Training School in 1957 as salutatorian of her class. She went on to acquire her bachelor’s degree in English from Tuskegee Institute and her master’s degree from Mississippi State.
Her first teaching position was with the Louisville public schools in Louisville, Miss. It was there that she met her loving husband, Dr. William Stewart, a math teacher. Shortly thereafter, they had twin sons, Dennis and Darryl Stewart. They moved from Louisville to work in the Greenwood public schools, all the while continuing their graduate education. They both ultimately become professors at Mississippi Valley State University. Both finished their careers at the university. Henrine celebrated 40 years of service as a faculty member in the English and Foreign Language Department before retiring. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and had been involved in various activities.
Henrine was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Tiffany) of Columbia, Maryland and Darryl of Silver Spring, Maryland; two granddaughters, Taylor and Tyler; two sisters, Carolyn Whitney Alexander (Willie) and Flenda Whitney, both of Houston, Texas; niece, Alexis Whitney Alexander and nephew, Michael Sterling Alexander of Houston, Texas; a very special aunt, Velma Becks of St. Louis, Mo.; and numerous other extended family members.
Condolences may be offered at Sanders and Sanders Funeral Home, 6171 Highway 49 South, Greenwood, MS.