September 12, 2012
Carol Phillips Brown, 69, of Craig, Montana, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Montana.
O’Connor’s Funeral Home in Great Falls Montana handled her cremation and there was a family gathering at Glen Cleveland’s home in Bentonia on Sept. 8 in honor of Carol.
Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. She was born March 2, 1943 in Hattiesburg and was a longtime resident of Yazoo City before she moved to Montana in 1999. She returned to Bentonia in 2010, where she resided at the Landview Manor Apartments for about a year, before deciding to go back to Montana. She entered into a nursing home there to live out her final days.
Survivors include her son, Robert Glen Cleveland and his wife Shawn Cleveland, their son, Noah Lee Cleveland, all of Bentonia; her sister, Charlene Bardwell of Brandon; and several nieces, nephews and a great-niece.
She was preceded in death by a son, Lee Cleveland, of Yazoo City,, one sister, of Chicago and both parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips of Yazoo County.
JOHN HEMPHILL Jr.
John A. Hemphill, Jr., 98, affectionately know as "Little Hemp" or "Poppa John" died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Scotland Baptist Church. Graveside services followed at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Hemphill was born June 10, 1941 in Flora, where he later attended Flora High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II. He was a meat cutter and was co-founder of Hemphill Souse and Sausage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Mary Renfroe Hemphill, Sr.; his wives, Tina Tunstill Hemphill and Helen Bridges Hemphill; son James Bridges; daughter Bettie Bridges Uzzle; grandson Kenneth Overby; and all of his siblings: Audie Wiltcher, Hazel Harman, Lollie Warren, Elsie Whetstone, Viola Bridges, Gilbert Hemphill, Clyde Hemphill, Earnest Hemphill and Agnes Hemphill.
Survivors include three daughters: Sandra Oxner (Phil), Wanda King (Joe), and Debra McClain (Rayford); 9 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Scotland Baptist Church, 5617 Scotland Rd., Bentonia, MS 39040.
A memorial service for Herbert Hutson “Herbie” Holmes, 68, who died August 31, 2012 in Natchez will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at St Mary Basilica in Natchez, with visitation at 1 p.m. until service time in St. Therese Hall at the church.
Herbie was born December 8, 1943 in Vicksburg to Herbert Payne Holmes and Nancy Hutson Holmes. He lived with them in New York City where his father was in service with the US Navy during World War II. Herbie was raised in his father’s hometown of Yazoo City, to which the family returned after the war.
He graduated from Yazoo City High School and attended the University of Mississippi. He worked for a number of years in Yazoo City before moving to New Orleans several years ago. Herbie was displaced from New Orleans for several months by Hurricane Katrina and subsequently acquired a residence and made his home in Natchez. He was interested in art and historical preservation, receiving a restoration award in 2008 from the Historic Natchez Foundation.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Nancy Katherine “Kathy” Holmes and partner Clement Tricon “Tric” Sehrt.
Survivors include his uncle Miller P. Holmes (Jean) and his cousins Miller Holmes, Jr., Dale H. Simmons (Jim), Ethel H. Moak (Keith), George E. Donavan III (Ann) and Carl H. Donavan, special friend Clair O. Seward and many more friends in Yazoo City, Natchez and New Orleans.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Basilica, 107 S. Union St.. Natchez, MS 39120, Trinity Episcopal Church, 323 N. Main St., Yazoo City, MS 39194, Mississippi Animal Rescue League, 5221 Greenway Drive Extn., Jackson, MS 39204 or a favorite charity.
Charles B. Mauk, 64, died Sept. 10, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services are today at 3 p.m. at the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery wit Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Mauk was born Sept. 13, 1947 to Frank B. and Clara Kirk Mauk. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank B. Mauk; a son, Charles B. Mauk Jr.; and a brother, Albert B. Mauk.
Survivors include his mother, Clara K. Rodgers of Bentonia; and a brother, Stephen K. Mauk of Yazoo City.
GEORGE MONTGOMERY Jr.
George P. Montgomery, Jr., died peacefully at his daughter’s home in Madison on September 6, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison. Burial followed at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland.
Mr. Montgomery was born Nov. 28, 1921 in Yazoo City to George Powell and Meadie Exum Montgomery. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Mississippi for one year before leaving for the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he became a pilot in the navy and continued to serve his country in many different and far reaching locales for over 25 years. He retired with the rank of Commander in 1965.
After retirement in 1965, he moved his family back to his childhood home of Yazoo City. He started another career with Southland Oil Company and retired from there in 1988. After retirement he and Ann moved to Madison where he spent his last years as an avid volunteer for Riveroaks Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty years, Ann Weinacker Montgomery; his sister, Meadie Montgomery Switzer, her husband, George and son Frank.
Survivors include his daughters Georgianna Wright of Madison, Betty Sauer (Bob) of Ridgeland, and Dixie McCaleb (Bobby) of Vaughan; his sons, Dr. Charles Montgomery (Betty) and George Montgomery (Liz) of Kansas City. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, Inc., 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157 or a charity of your choice.
James Ray Sligh, 81, died Sept. 7, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Poole and Rev. Pamela Cameron officiating. Burial followed at Midway Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Sligh was born July 20, 1931 in Schlater to Marvin and Willie Mae Meeks Sligh. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in the Korean War, a retired crew leader for Southern Natural Gas and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Sligh of Yazoo City; a daughter, Raye Sligh (Ray) of Yazoo City; two stepsons, John Alderman (Carol Ann) of Oxford and Lee Alderman (Cindy) of Madison; stepdaughter, Nancy Bray (Barry) of Tupelo; grandson, Landon Hodges; step grandchildren, Anna Coley, Ryan Alderman, Megan Alderman, Mallory Alderman, Jessie Perry (Daniel) and Travers Bray; and two brothers, Charles Sligh (Faye) of Yazoo City and Fred Sligh (Recil) of Bentonia.
Serving as pallbearers were Justin Hodges, Freddie Sligh, Harold Miller, John K. Wilson, Channing Hodges, Kim Sligh, Sammy Strickland and Landon Hodges.
Honorary pallbearers were Marlin Stubblefield, Jeff Ingram, Mike Davis, Joe Boggan, Trey Shipp and Tommy Clay.
James Thomas Veazey, 75, died Sept. 8, 2012 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Veazey was born Jan. 11, 1937 in Alligator to Smith and Louise Gammil Veazey. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a construction superintendent for Malouf Construction and a member of Melrose Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae Veazey.
Survivors include two sons; James W. Veazey of Grenada and Bill Veazey of New York; two brothers, Johnny Veazey of Cleveland and Robert Veazey of Oxford; a sister, Janice Safley of Rome; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.