October 10, 2012
PRESTON DAVIS Sr.
Preston Davis Sr., 24, died Sept. 26, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Yazoo City High School with Rev. Joe Freeman officiating.
Mr. Davis was born July 30, 1988 to Preston Jones and Annie Davis in Yazoo City. He graduated from Yazoo City High School before joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006, where he served as an infantry mortar man with the 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment Weapons Company.
He served in three deployments. The first was in Iraq for Operation Enduring Freedom. The second was to Haiti, where he received a humanitarian award for his actions in the Haiti relief. His third and final deployment was to Afghanistan.
Survivors include his wife, Taniqua Wilson Davis; sons, Preston Davis Jr. and Jaylen Kirkland; mother, Annie Davis; father, Preston Davis Sr.; sisters, Lacie Ellis (Cornelius) and Safi Davis; grandmother, Marie Jones of Flora; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Aser Lee Blount Ellis, 83, died Sept. 16, 2012.
Funeral services were Sept. 22 at Steve Chapel in Vaughan. Burial followed at John Bull Cemetery in Vaughan under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ellis was born Oct. 9, 1928 in Vaughan to Ollie and Mary Crenshaw Smith. She was educated in Yazoo County public schools, and married Joseph Lee Blount in 1947 in Vaughan. Years later she married Richard Ellis.
Two husbands, three sons, one daughter, a sister and three brothers preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sons, Ollie Blount (Daisy) of Flora; R.W. Blount (Mollie) of Jackson; Charlie Blount (Rosie) of Vaughan, Joseph Blount (Rose) of Jackson, William Blount of Vaughan, Frank Blount of Vaughan and Horace Griffin (Diana) and Tevin Major of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Ethel Lee Brooks of Jackson; three brothers, Charlie Smith of Vaughan, William Smith (Linnie Mae) of Jackson and Lenelle Smith (Willie Mae); and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Charlie Blount, Micah Blount, Joseph Fuqua, Joshua Harris, Tevin Major and M. Smith.
Shirley Ann Pulley Fox, 60, died Sept. 26, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Scott Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Fox was born May 11, 1952 to Peggy and Newman and the late Clemon Fox. She was raised in Chicago, where she attended Marshall High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Spurgen Pulley.
Survivors include her mother, Peggy Ann Newman; three sons, Jermaine Kilbert Fox (Detra), Morris Fox (Karen) and Lamar Fox; brothers, Robert Earl, Renard, Terry, Lamon, Tommie, Lucku, Jimmey and Roscoe; and a host of other relatives and friends.
JAMES ROSS Jr.
A memorial service for James Henry “Bubba” Ross Jr. will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church.
Rev. Freddy McCann will officiate the service.
Friends and family are invited and may bring a covered dish.