December 15, 2012
Olive “O” Richardson Anderson, 90, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital.
Funeral services were Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial followed at Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson was born on June 16, 1922, to Lucius Lamar Richardson and Olive Price Richardson in Yazoo City.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a life member of Yazoo City Junior Auxiliary, and the Yazoo Country Club Ladies Golf Association.
She was a member of the very first marching band at Yazoo City High School, where she played the French Horn and was also Drum Majorette.
One of her favorite pastimes was playing a weekly hand of Bourre with her dear friends, the “Bourre Girls”, with whom she shared countless laughs and many good times.
“O” was well known for her exceptional talent for cooking which paired brilliantly with her rare and special gift of hospitality that will be forever treasured by friends and family as well as anyone who was ever a guest in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Georgia Katherine; and her husband of 67 years, Melvin “M.R.” Anderson.
Survivors include; a brother, Jack Richardson of Yazoo City; daughters, Ann Cox of Yazoo City; Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; Kay Mills and husband Darell of Yazoo City, a son, Jim Anderson of Benton; grandchildren: Elizabeth Cox Cranford, Scott Baker, Rebecca Cox McWilliams, J Anderson (Summer), LeeAnn Baker Williams (James) Katie Anderson Avery (Brad), Danielle Cox Ginn, Dustin Mills, Jake Mills, and Lee Anderson; and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were J Anderson, Scott Baker, Brad Avery, James Williams, Tom Huff, Sam Powell, John Anderson, and Jason Mathis.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeppie Barbour, Wiley Barbour, Haley Barbour, Griffin Norquist Jr., James Baker, Huey Boyd, Jimmy Druey, Sam Olden, and John Copeland.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or Trinity Episcopal Church.
JIMMIE LEE HANKINS
Jimmie Lee Cox Hankins, 65, died Nov. 28, 2012.
Funeral services were Dec. 8 at Ebenezer AME Church.
Mrs. Hankins was born Aug. 21, 1947 in Benton to Dan and Blanche Cox. After graduating high school she moved to Chicago, where she married Fletcher Hankins Jr. She was a member of Faith United M.B. Church.
Survivors include her husband of over 25 years, Fletcher Hankins Jr.; three children, Malissa Cox, Sherry Cox and Sharon Cox, all of Yazoo City; stepchildren, Dianne Hankins, Sherry Fowler and Fretta Powell, all of Alabama; four sisters, Hattie Spann and Helen Williams of Chicago, Carla Collins of St. Louis, Mo. and Bobby Young of Yazoo City; five brothers, Fred Cox (Hazel) of San Antonio, Texas, Robert Cox (Dorothy) of Jackson, Isaiah Cox (Mary Alice) of Bentonia, Sammie Lee Cox of St. Louis, Mo. and Johnny Cox of Yazoo City; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Fletcher Cox, L.C. Cox, Juan Cox, Demarco Cox, Fredrick Cox, Timothy Cox and Mykle Cox.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cox, Sammie Lee Cox, Isaiah Cox, Johnny Cox, Fred Cox and Shaddrick Cox.
Mary Ellen Woodward, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Ingram officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Woodward was born Nov. 8, 1933 in Yazoo County to Clarence and Pearl Sanders Williams. She was a retired operator for South Central Bell and a member of Tinsley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Woodward.
Survivors include her daughter, Kim Ketchum of Yazoo City; sister, Pearl Cerda of Yazoo City; brother, Ed Williams of Yazoo City; two grandchildren, Bryce Ketchum and April Ketchum; and three great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Jesse Cerda, Thomas McCoy, Butch Ketchum, Brett Cerda, J Ketchum and Mike Walton.