January 19, 2013
Mildred Harris, 92, died Jan. 1, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services were Jan. 8 at Tulane M.B. Church with Rev. Gilbert Andrews officiating. Burial followed at Captain Simmons Cemetery in Benton under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harris was born Jan. 18, 1919 in Yazoo County to Willie and Fannie Allen. One of 13 children, she was raised in the Benton community. She was a member of Tulane M.B. Church, where she sang in the choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Harris; a son, J.W. Harris; and a granddaughter, Valerie Harris.
Survivors include four children, Nell H. Johnson and Edward Harris (Mary Ellen) of Yazoo City and Robert Harris (Mattie) and William Harris of Chicago; a sister, Creola Whitson (Penny) of Fayette, Ala.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Deric E. Harris, William Harris, Deric R. Harris, Larry Willis, Reginald Harris and Alexander Marion.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and trustees of Tulane M.B. Church.
Funeral services for Roosevelt “Wolf Lake” Hudson are today at noon at New Zion Multiplex Building. The body will repose in the church Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.
Ranel Mahone, 49, died Oct. 15, 2012.
Funeral services were Oct. 20, 2012 at Ogden M.B. Church with Rev. Harry Hunter officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Mahone, affectionately known as “Bicycle Man,” was born Nov. 23, 1962 in Bentonia to the late Eddie and Essie T. Mahone. He was educated in the Yazoo County School District.
Survivors include his three sisters, Loretta McCluller, Nancy Williams and Denise Malone, all of Yazoo City; three brothers, Willie Mahone of Houston, Texas, and Curtis Mahone and Johnny Mahone of Bentonia; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Walter Johnson, Willie Mahone, David Johnson, Eddie Smith, Shun Williams and Walter Allen.
FOUNT SMITH II
Fount Britt Smith II, 74, died Jan. 16, 2013 at home.
Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Lynch and Rev. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born Feb. 6, 1938 in Yazoo County to Fount and Lennie Wilburn Smith. He was a farmer and a member of Black Jack Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dian Smith of Yazoo City; two sons, Fount Smith III and Wilburn Smith of Yazoo City and four grandchildren, Cara Nicole Smith, Dalton Casey Smith, Wilburn Christopher Smith and Hunter Mason Smith.
Frances C. Quimby, 65, died Jan. 14, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Bryant and Rev. Doug Broom officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Quimby was born Sept. 3, 1947 in Yazoo County to Monroe and Florence Jones Chisolm. She was the head bank teller for Bank Plus and a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Chisolm.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Quimby of Yazoo City; two stepsons, Billy Quimby (Susan) of Tallulah, La. and Tommy Quimby of Vicksburg; a sister, Barbara Quimby of Benton; two brothers, Marvin Chisolm and Jimmy Chisolm, both of Yazoo City; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Bryan Jones, Scooter Griffin, John Chisolm, John Simmons, Jet Griffin and Bert McDaniel.
Honorary pallbearers were David Hayes, Roy Heidel, Kennith Helton, George Moore and Eddie Joe Winters.
ANTONIO WHITE Jr.
Antonio Deonta White Jr., infant, died Jan. 11, 2013.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Scott Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. John H. Scott officiating.
Antonio was born Nov. 22, 2012 to Sabrina Henderson and Antonio White Sr.
Survivors include three siblings, Takera Henderson, Phillip Henderson and Corey Collins Jr., all of Yazoo City; paternal grandparents, Anderson Luckett of Bentonia and JoAnn White of Yazoo City and maternal grandparents, Sammie Henderson of Clinton and Roberta Lomax-Nutall of Memphis, Tenn.
Vernon Wayne Woods, 77, died Dec. 31, 2012.
Funeral services were Jan. 6 at Satartia Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Duggan officiating.
Mr. Woods was born March 25, 1936 to Edgar S. and Ada Lowery Woods. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a carpenter and a member of Satartia Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda H. Woods of Yazoo City; daughters, Vern Woods of Yazoo City and Tamara Kern of Pearl; sisters, Flora Hicks of Jackson, Mamie Lee of Vicksburg and Jay Grambling of Greenville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.