October 31, 2012
Eugene Douglas Burrell, 80, died Oct. 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday at Southern Funeral Home in Durant with Rev. Charlie McBride and Rev. Daniel Blaylock officiating. Burial followed at Seneasha Cemetery in Goodman.
Mr. Burrell was born March 3, 1932 in Attala County to Edgar Eugene Burrell and Bertha Lucille Simpson Burrell. He was a machine operator and a member of Bowlin Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Burrell and Nell Ketchum; and a brother, Bobby Dell Burrell.
Survivors include his wife, Louria Burrell of Durant; a son, Dennie Reid Burrell (Debrah) of Bentonia; daughters, Joy Lynette Warren (Randall) of Warren Robins, Ga., Vickie Lynn Lancaster (David) of Bentonia and Hope Denise Nelson (David) of Yazoo City; stepsons, Leonard Keith (Ann) of Sallis and Calvin Keith of Jackson; stepdaughters, Patsy Blaylock (William) of Kosciusko, Barbara Shelton of Kosciusko, Kathy King (Cecil) of Durant and Sue Thornton (Charles) of Durant; brothers, Jerry Burrell of Houston, Texas, Jimmy Burrell of Montgomery, Texas, Charles Burrell of New Caney, Texas and Glen Burrell of Porter, Texas; sisters, Sidney Ketchum of Benton and Peggy Shirley of Conroe, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Reid Burrell, Philip Lancaster, Calvin Keith, Tony Thornton and J.J. Pritchard.
Robert Ennis Clark, 79, died Oct. 19, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. John H. Scott Sr. officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Gardens under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark was born Dec. 3, 1932 in Dekalb to Jessie and Alberta Johnson Clark. He was a truck driver for many years and a member of St. Matthew Church of God in Christ.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Otts.
Survivors include his wife, Bettie Clark; a son, Howard Clark; stepchildren, Nanette, Charles, Willie, Lewis, Dorothy, Melvin, Eddie, Selma, Debra, Brenda, Anita, Barbara, Jimmy Lee, Theodis, Joe, Lonnda, Lashell, Danis, Bennie and Lucy; two sisters, Mary Baylor of Meridian and Racheal Clark of Detroit; four brothers, Ellis Clark of Meridian and Jessie and Johnnie Clark of Dekalb, Abraham Clark of Detroit; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert Davis, Terrell Williams, Jeffery Davis, Howard Clark, Jimmy Freeman and Bennie Steward.
Honorary pallbearers were Theodis Freeman, Johnny Clark, Danis Steward, Jessie Clark, Leslie Nelson and Ulis Clark.
James Redmond, 83, died Oct. 20, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Bentonia with Rev. Robert West Sr. officiating.
Mr. Redmond was born Oct. 3, 1929 in Yazoo County to William Redmond and Nancy Younger. He lived in Chicago for 22 years, where he worked for Magic Kiss Carpet Kleaners. In 1962 he moved his family to Hopkins Park, Ill. and worked as a foreman for Argo Ham. He later returned to Mississippi and married Emma Lee Haymer, who preceded him in death after 31 years of marriage. He was a member of Bell Chapel Church.
Survivors are his wife, Annie Redmond; three sons, Johnnie Lee Redmond, James Redmond Jr. (Janie) and Willie James Redmond (Vicky); daughters, Ernestine Woods, Mary D. Douglas (Joe), Cheryl Redmond, Maxine Redmond and Betty Jean Redmond; 22 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert Smith, Lenard Bassett, Timothy Wade, Nathaniel Evans, John Davis, Herman Green and Rodrick Knight.
Dorris Ann Roach, 80, died Oct. 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Monday at Melrose Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Holland and Rev. Wayne Long officiating. Burial followed at Melrose Cemetery under the direction of Strickland-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roach was born July 14, 1932 in Medina, Texas to Buster and Mary Lou Luna Gardner. She was a homemaker and a member of Melrose Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Randall Roach; and her parents, Buster Gardner and Mary Lou Gardner Bartow.
Survivors include her husband, John William Roach of Benton; a daughter, Lou Ann Kinnard (Rick) of Benton; sons, James Dennis Roach (Maria) of Yazoo City and William Roy Roach (Lesa) of Flowood; a sister, Mary Virginia “Jenny” McCommon; sisters-in-law, Bessie Marie Rutherford of Horizon City, Texas and Pamela Clara Bell of Atoka, Texas; brother-in-law, James Harold (Vonda); five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.