November 7, 2012
BILLY BROWN Sr.
Billy F. Brown Sr., 80, died Nov. 2, 2012 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were Monday at First Baptist Church with Rev. David Bryant and Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Belzoni to the late Tom and Rita Ferguson Brown. He was a retired salesman for Sears and a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne M. Brown; and a son, Billy F. Brown Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Childress (Sammy) of Vicksburg; a brother, Lee Brown of Vicksburg; two sisters, Janet Farrish of Tunica and Mary Thom Trelor of Greenville; three grandchildren, Kayla Childress, Courtney Brown and Callie Brown; and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Brown.
Serving as pallbearers were Jack Spencer, Bill Reeves, Herman Wooten, Kennith Helton, Mark Romine and Jimmy Sandling.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Davis, Kenneth Buckley, Benton Hayman, Clinton Hayman, Dr. Paul Pierce III, Jayne Wilson and Sarah Irby.
David Eugene “Gene” Johnston Sr., 74, died Nov. 1, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Jennings officiating. Burial followed at Benton Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnston was born Sept. 12, 1938 in Yazoo County to the late William Henry Johnston and Myra Dales Jones Johnston. He was a truck driver and a member of Batesville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Johnston of Batesville; two daughters, Carol Stephens of Pontotoc and Diane Presley of Yazoo City; two sons, William Johnston of Yazoo City and David Johnston Jr. of Dallas, Texas; an adopted daughter, Brittany Adler of Batesville; brother, Aubrey Johnston of Yazoo City; sister, Linda Wright of Benton; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Travis Ward, B.J. Johnston, Bryan Blackwell, Joey Johnston, Charles Presley and William Johnston.
John L. “Johnny” Vaughns, 83, died Oct. 20. 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Great St. Anderson Church of God in Christ in Durant with Rev. Melvin Stokes officiating.
Mr. Vaughns was born June 18, 1952 to the late Tommy “Plooma” Vaughns and Surilla Scott Vaughns. He was employed by the City of Pickens until his health failed and a member of Life Changing Ministries.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean “Nina” Brown Vaughns; four brothers, L.V. Vaughns, Calvin “Buddy” Vaughns, LeAndra Vaughns and Amos Vaughns; and a sister, Cybel Scott Eull.
Survivors include his fiancee, Ethelrine Hogsert of Goodman; seven children, Kimberly Spates of Waterloo, Iowa, Sharon Martin of Thomastown, Sheila Vaughns of Jackson, Timothy Vaughns (Monique) of Goodman, Thomas Earl Vaughns (Shawonda) of Durant and Kendrick Vaughns (Crystal) of Lexington; sisters, Mary Turnage of Chicago, Annie-Fred Vaughns of Memphis, Tenn., Emma Jane Redmond of Memphis, Tenn. and Ellarine Williams of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.