October 20, 2012
Willie Hayes Gooden, 90, died Oct. 14, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Benton. Burial followed under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Gooden was born May 12, 1922 in Benton. He was a World War II veteran and served 22 years with the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include two sons Oscar Gooden and Harvey Gooden; two daughters, Ethel Fletcher and Ravella Dickinson; two brothers, Patrick Gooden and Lemuel Gooden; two sisters, Lena Fouche and Elfreda Cole; and six grandchildren.
Leroy “Deer” Knight, 75, died Oct. 15, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Scotland with Rev. Isaiah Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Days Cemetery in Bentonia under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mr. Knight was born Jan. 18, 1937 in Yazoo County to Sammie and Maggie Coleman Knight. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his children, Evelyn Knight Myles, Sammie Knight and Neomia Morton; three sisters, Earlean Allen, Enola Robinson and Lorene King (Walter); three brothers, Albert Knight (Eliza), Rev. Calvin Knight (Annie B.) and Herber Knight (Carolyn); seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were his nephews.
CAROL ANN RHODES
Carol Ann Wilkinson Rhodes, 65, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Graveside services were Friday at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs.
Mrs. Rhodes was born January 3, 1947, in Yazoo City, where she was a 1965 graduate of Yazoo City High School. She also attended Holmes Junior College. She was a longtime employee, and retiree, of Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Crystal Springs
She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Wilkinson, and her grandson, Hunter Rhodes.
She is survived by her two sons, Wade (Kristi) Rhodes, and Mark Rhodes, and her grandson, Conner Rhodes of Crystal Springs, MS; her mother, Janet H. Wilkinson, her brother, Stan (Nancy) Wilkinson, and sisters, Lesley (Ralph) Smith, all of Yazoo City, and Kathy (Ricky) Pettigrew of Canton; along with several nieces and nephews, and so many others who loved her and she loved.
On line guest book available at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.
Sabra Shelby-Jones, 65, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Monday, October 15, 2012.
She was born August 23, 1947 in Mississippi and raised in Yazoo City by parents Lemuel and Margaret Montgomery.
Sabra was a loving wife, mother , grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, the outdoors and loved her time at the beach. Her passion for children led her to a long and fulfilling profession as a teacher for the Little Rock School District for 28 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother James Montgomery and her dog, Chew. Cherishing her memory are her husband, Marc Jones: children, Margaret Johnson (Brett), Abigail Hindman (Tucker), Lemuel Boylston (Kelli), Seth Boylston, and Emily Franklin (Terry).; 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and her current pet, Max.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday October 20, 2012 at Griffin Leggett-Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock (501) 661-9111. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot, Arkansas the following day.
The online obituary, guest book, and memorial tribute are available at www. griffinleggettresthills.com.