December 12, 2012
Melinda V. Atchison, 65, died Dec. 5, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Atchison was born Sept. 15, 1947 in Yazoo County to John and Ruth Quinn Vancleave. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Atchison Jr. and four brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Atchison of Benton; a daughter, Angie King of Odessa, Texas; a son, James “Jack” Atchison of Benton; sister, Deborah Annette Creel of Yazoo City; brother, Henry Ray Vancleave of Corpus Christi, Texas and six grandsons.
William “Buster” Herman Franklin, age 56 of Utica died away after a lengthy illness at his home on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
A memorial service was held Dec. 9 at Utica Christian Church.
Mr. Franklin was born on March 14, 1956 in Port Gibson. He went to school in Bentonia and later served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He spent most of his working life as a long-haul truck driver. He was a member of Utica Christian Church in Utica.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Franklin of Zavala, Texas.
Survivors include his children, Michael and Amanda Franklin of Pearl, Robert Franklin of Yazoo City and William and Crissy Franklin of Pearl: his parents Will T. and Bessie Franklin of Utica and brother, Dennis and Antoinette Franklin of Utica as well as by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Utica Christian Church, 316 W. Main Street, Utica, MS 39175
CHARLES HARPER JR.
Charles Nolan Harper Jr., 62, of Yazoo City, died on Dec. 2, 2012.
Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Lincoln Dall officiating.
Burial followed at the Mississippi State Veteran Cemetery in Newton under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Harper was born on July 4, 1950 to Otesia and the late Charles Harper Sr.
He attended St. Francis Catholic School, where he was a member of the band and choir. He received a Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University. He also received a Masters degree from Troy State University.
He later became a member and altar boy at St. Francis Catholic Church.
He was employed as a Human Resource Manager of International Paper Company, Riverwood Corp. and Smurfit Stone Corp.
His military background consisted of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and Captain in the Army Reserve. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Johnetta Gaylor Harper; mother; sisters, Dorothy (Joe) Roseburgh of Columbus and Sharon Faye (Eddie) Westry of Woodbridge, Va; sons, Marcus (Patricia) Harper of San Antonio, Andrew Harper and Julian Harper of Natchez; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Lee Jackson, Don Denard, Patrick Webster, Calvin Smith, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Napolean McGinnis.
Pallbearers were Joseph Thomas Sr., Charles Wallace, Joe Smith, Dr. William Nelson, Dr. William Nelson Jr., Leory Davis, Hebert Knight and Howard Bowman.
Camille Matthews Henick, 86, of Yazoo City, died peacefully on December 9, 2012 surrounded by her family.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Following the graveside services, the family will receive visitors and celebrate her life at the family home in Yazoo City from 2-4 p.m. Stricklin-King of Yazoo City is handling the arrangements.
A native of Jackson, she was born on June 1, 1926 to the late Dalmah and Alda Montgomery Matthews. A devout Christian, she was a former member of Parkway Baptist Church. She graduated from Central High School in 1944. While attending Mississippi College, she received a Bachelor’s degree with a major in English. After college, she worked at the Mississippi Military District in Jackson from 1951 – 1955.
Camille married Chris Henick, Jr. on February 13, 1955 and became a member of Yazoo City First United Methodist Church. She had a sincere love and unwavering faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. In Yazoo City, she had been a member of the Kings Daughters Auxiliary, Garden Club, Jaycettes, Church Circle, and Bible Study Group.
She loved painting and reading. Camille often said her greatest joy were her children. She especially loved spending time with her six grandchildren, and painting and drawing for each of them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband and soul mate of 52 years, Henry Christopher Henick, Jr., infant granddaughter Carrie Henry, and son-in-law Robert D. Henry of Madison, MS.
Survivors include her son Chris Henick, III of Washington, D.C., and his wife Ingrid Henick, and their children Henry Christopher “Kit” Henick and Simone Aletta Henick; daughter Melanie Henick Henry of Madison, MS, and her children Matthew Timmons Henry and Meredith Hope Henry; and daughter Camille Henick Evans and her husband, John Evans of Ridgeland, MS, and their children Christopher Hewes Evans and Parker Montgomery Evans; sisters-in-law Love Henick Seawright and her husband, Robert Seawright, and Zoe Y. Henick; niece Lisa Lynn Henick; niece Ida Henick Yerger and her husband, Hunter Yerger; two great nieces and one great nephew; and many special friends.
Pallbearers are Henry Barbour, Mark Bardwell, Thomas Hines, Ed Jordan, Burck Stevens and Hunter Yerger.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Continue Care in Yazoo City for caring for Camille for the last several years. We would also like to express gratitude for the best neighbor, Mary Eleanor Galloway.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City or the charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mary Frances Moses, 89, died Dec. 5, 2012 at her home in Madison.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Lincoln Dahl officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Moses was born July 1, 1923 in Louisiana to James Dorris Greer and Thelma Katherine Russell Greer. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel S. Moses.
Survivors include two sons, Samuel S. Moses Jr. of Memphis, Tenn. and Gerald Moses of Boston; two daughters, Pam Harris of Madison and Latifie Harris of Madison; a brother, Joseph Greer; sister, Carol M. Johnson; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Todd Jenkins, Ryan Harris, Owen Moses, Brooks Harris, Stephen Moses and Ken Harris.
Emma Claire Rauscher, 89, of Audubon, N.J., died on Dec. 4, 2012.
Funeral services were held Monday at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church in Jaddon Heights, N.J. under the direction of Foster-Warne Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rauscher was born in Bentonia. She moved to Audubon with her husband in 1944 where she dedicated her life to her family.
She worked in the insurance industry for 23 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Buck” Rauscher.
Survivors include her six children, Claire (Bud) Shoder of Haddon Township, Catherine (Timothy) Lee of Ludlow, Vt., Mary Anne (John) Yeager of Collingswood, Charles (Barbara) Rauscher of West Deptford, Carol (Daniel) Jones of Marlton and Jeanne (Todd) Fryar of Haddon Heights; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Harold (Barbara) Perry of Bentonia.
Donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Research Fund of Dr. Jon Burnham, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352.