February 27, 2013
Meda A. Taylor, 93, of Vicksburg died Feb. 21, 2013 at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were Feb. 25 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sonny Bradshaw officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor was born on July 11, 1919 in Yazoo County to Benjamin Sadler and Marion H. Foster. She was a retired E&W supervisor and seamstress.
Survivors include her three sons, Scotty Taylor (Jane), Gwin Taylor (Linda), and Jim Taylor (Pat); six grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were John Taylor, Tom Taylor, Kelly Wilkerson, Jim Taylor, Jason Wood, and Mary Hilderbrand.
Phronia Wade Acey Tussey, 94, of Yazoo City, died at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland on Feb. 23, 2013.
Funeral services were Feb. 26. on her 95th birthday, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Caleb Clark officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery
Mrs. Tussey was born in Holmes County Feb. 26, 1918 to Fred Z. Wade and Clara Bell Hale. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She worked at Ely & Walker Factory for 25 years. She was known as the “Avon Lady,” having sold Avon for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Jeanette Straus of Pearl and Charlene Ray of Bridge City, Texas; grandson, Randy Day of Pearl; granddaughter, Joy Barnes of Pearl; great granddaughter, Stacey Perry of Carthage; and her first husband, Norman Charles Acey.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Tussey; three daughters, Billie Day of Yazoo City , Bonnie Acey of Pearl, and Johnna Freeman of LaVonia, Georgia; brother, Paul R. Acey of Jackson; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Jim Freeman, Bryan Powers, David Scott, Justin Powers, Vincent Ray, and Jeff Ray.
Charles Gary Saxton, 55, of Benton died Feb. 23, 2013.
Funeral Services were Feb. 26 at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Arlie Francis officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Saxton was born Feb. 9, 1958 in Yazoo County to Charles F. Saxton and Billie Porter. He worked in maintenance at Casey Jones Water Association.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles F. “Buddy” Saxton.
Survivors include his wife, Mona Saxton; son, Garan Saxton of Benton; sister, Kathy (Mike) Atkinson of Benton; mother, Billie P. Saxton of Benton; great granddaughter, Catherine Rivers Saxton; two nieces, Lindsey and Amy Adkinson; and a great niece, Braelynn Sumrall.
Serving as pallbearers were Tommy Boatner, Roger Davis, Darrell Malone, Chase Cage, David Ketchum, Dale Porter, Jeff Ward, Ward Coleman, and Billy Jones.