February 16, 2013
Thelma S. Adams, 85, of Yazoo City died on February 11, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. David Bryant and Rev. Hal Selby officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Adams was born May 26, 1927 in Vicksburg to Elbert and Ruby Selby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Wyllodeene Herrin; and her grandson, Matthew Stack.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Adams Sr.; son, Paul Adams Jr. (JoAnn) of Yazoo City; two daughters, Karen Adams of Midland, Texas, and Regina Helm (Jay) of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Ruby Nell Potter of Mechanicsburg; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Paul Adams III, Michael Stack, Nathan Adams, John Adams, Kent Adams, Jordan Helm, Paul Adams IV and Balee Adams.
Thomas Richard Arinder, 70, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were Thursday at Victory Baptist Church. Burial followed at Vaiden Cemetery in Vaiden.
Mr. Arinder was born Oct. 29, 1942 in Winona to Thomas Vester “Shorty” Arinder and Eleanor “Nonnee” Wright Arender Miles. After graduating from Vaiden High School in 1960 he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Economics from Mississippi State University. He earned his Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979.
He served as pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Belzoni, Bassfield Baptist Church in Bassfield, Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland, Concord Baptist Church in Yazoo City and Victory Baptist Church in Bassfield. He devoted over 37 years to sharing the love of Christ with others. He was also an avid golfer. He loved competing with the Delta Senior Golfers, and felt it gave him a unique opportunity to share his faith.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Harman Arinder of Hattiesburg; sons, Tim Arinder (Gretta) of Yazoo City and Tom Arinder of Hattiesburg; daughter, Denise White (Chad) of Hattisburg; and grandchildren, Taylor and Alayna Arinder of Yazoo City and Avery White and Ella White of Hattiesburg.
Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 6262 N. Williamsburg Rd., Bassfield MS 39421.
Charline Elizabeth Phillips Bardwell, 71, of Brandon died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Visitation will begin at noon Saturday.
Survivors include her son, Greyson Charles Brantley; daughter, Kameron Elizabeth Brantley Johnston; grandchildren, Kacie Elizabeth Parker, Auston Land Parker, and Greyson Blaine Brantley; and one great-grandson, Tristan Williams.
Please visit www.ottandleefuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
BARNEY BENSON JR.
Barney Wayne Benson Jr., 46, of Yazoo City, died on Feb. 5, 2013 in Humphreys County.
Funeral services were held Feb. 9 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating and Jay Abel giving the eulogy. Burial followed at Harlons Creek Cemetery in Holmes County.
Mr. Benson was born on Jan. 30, 1967 in Jackson to Barney Wayne and Linda Benson.
He was a rigger supervisor for Longnecker Offshore Drilling Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, Barney Wayne Benson Sr.
Survivors include his mother, Linda Abel Benson of Yazoo City; a sister, Allison B. Crawford of Madison; three nieces, Abbie Abel, Morgan Benson and Zoe Quinn; and special Aunt Doylie Spencer of Yazoo City.
Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Guion, Jack Spencer, Darell Mills and Kimmy Drury.
Pallbearers were Roy Abel, Jay Abel, Tim Spencer, Britton Spencer, Mark Guion and Michael Caston.
Memorials may be made to the Hudspeth Center in honor of Zoe Quinn Crawford.
Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Duggan, 61, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
Funeral services were Thursday at Fellowship Christian Assembly Church in Canton with Rev. Danny Berry officiating. Burial followed at Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Duggan of Madison; daughter, Kim Duggan Farrell (Dance) of Eureka, Calif.; son Tad Duggan (Becky) of Yazoo City; brother, Danny Duggan (Diane) of Yazoo City; and three grandchildren, Aurora and Tenaya Farrell and Tristan Duggan.
Memorials can be made to the Fellowship Christian Assembly Building Fund.
Shafaria Denise Ealey, 26, died on Feb. 5, 2013 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Union Hill Memorial Baptist Church in Flora with Rev. Roosevelt Barrett officiating. Burial followed at Chapel Church Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Shafaria was born on Jan. 30, 1986 to Shelia Ealey and James Green in Hinds County.
Shafaria confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Charles T. Simmons. There she helped choreograph praise dances for the youth and was a former member of the youth choir.
She was a 2004 honor graduate of Madison Central High School and graduated from Hinds Community College with an Associates of Arts in 2008. She received her associates degree in Applied Science from Hinds Community College in 2009.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Henry and Bessie Green; maternal grandmother, Nannie B. Odom-Ealey; and maternal grandparents, Elonzo and Mary Ealey.
Survivors include her parents, Shelia N. Ealey of Flora, and James Green of Ridgeland; grandfather, Calvin Ealey of Flora; two sisters, Shania Ealey of Flora and Tunisha Littleton of Jackson; four brothers, Jerald, Jacarre, and Joshua Ealey all of Flora, and Kanijah (KJ) Green of Vaughan; eight aunts; ten uncles; and a host of family and friends.
Linda Jean Downs Goodwin, 72, died Feb. 9, 2013 at home under the loving care of her family.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Pentecostal Church of Vicksburg with Rev. D.W. Tipton officiating.
Burial followed at Vicksburg City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Linda was born on June 8, 1940 in Matthews, Mo. to the late L.A. (Jack) and Helen Downs and has lived in Holly Bluff for the past 44 years.
Linda was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, and homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family and singing at First Pentecostal Church in Vicksburg, where she was a faithful member.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Goodwin of Holly Bluff; three daughters, Elissa Tucker and Malisa Womble of Holly Bluff, and Ladissa Hutcheson of Flowers; and four grandchildren, Landon and Ethan Tucker, Malaina Womble and Drew Hutcheson.
Pallbearers were Landon Tucker, Garett Hester, Marvin Ashley, Kenneth Chouccola’, Paris Stokes, and Tim Perry.
Thomas H. “Tommy” Orsi, Sr., 82, died February 11, 2013 at his residence in Osyka.
Funeral services were Thursday at Osyka Baptist Church with Rev. Milton Kliesch officiating. Burial followed at Osyka Cemetery under the direction of Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home.
Mr. Orsi was born May 12, 1930 in Murphy to David and Mabel McCormick Orsi. He was retired from Dow Chemical where he was a field operations superintendent. He was a member of Osyka Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, David, Frank, James and William Orsi.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Wall Orsi of Osyka; his son, Dr. Thomas H. Orsi Jr. and (Amy) of Hattiesburg; his daughter, Jewel Deane Brassfield (Jeffery) of Bentonia; four sisters, Christine New of Lake Village, Ark., Louise Ferrier of Leland, Frances Boykin of Natchez and Betty Wilson of Pinellas Park, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Hunter Brassfield, Josh Brassfield, Katharine Gregory (Garrett), Michael Orsi, Rebecca Orsi, Alexander Orsi, Tan Watkins and Jin Watkins; one great-grandchild, Spence Gregory and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Hunter Brassfield, Josh Brassfield, Jeff Brassfield, Michael Orsi, Alex Orsi and Wes Ott.
Memorials may be sent to Osyka Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 152, Osyka, MS 39657 or American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Jackson, Ridgeland, MS 39158-2178.
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Willie B. Stevens, 69, of Benton died on Feb. 11, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Family Cemetery with Barry Ship officiating. Burial followed at Dees & Stevens Cemetery in Yazoo County under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Stevens was born Jan. 9, 1944 to Booster Stevens and Marie Sevell. He was an Army Engineer, as well as a Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his two daughters, Leslie Warren (Roger) and Shelia Rusche (Marcus) of Yazoo City; a brother, Jeffery Stevens of Yazoo City; two sisters, Delphine Dees of Yazoo City, and Teretha Stevens of Dover, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.