March 6, 2013
John “McBee” Barbour, 66, of Winona, died Feb. 27, 2013.
Funeral services were Saturday at Oliver Chapel in Winona. Burial followed at the Winona Garden of Memory under the direction of Oliver Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Barbour; daughter, Kathryn Allman (Trey) of Water Valley; son, John Barbour of Winona; two grandchildren, Mary Claire and John Henry Allman of Water Valley; sister, Genevieve Barbour of Jackson; and brother, Judge William Barbour (Sherrie) of Yazoo City.
CLAUDIS RAY JAMES
Claudis Ray James, 69, of Jackson died on Feb. 25, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at New Galilean Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Curry officiating under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will also be held at the funeral home at a later date.
Mr. James was the youngest of eleven children born to Paul and Dora James on Nov. 7, 1943 in Columbia .
At an early age, Claudis accepted Christ as his Lord and personal savior, and for many years he was a faithful member at John the Baptist Church in Columbia. He later moved his membership to Tabernacle of Praise Baptist Church in Jackson, where he was a devoted member until his health failed him.
He attended Prentiss Institute Junior College in Prentiss. While attending the institute, he played quarterback for the football team. After graduating, he attended Jackson State University where he also played football and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. After leaving the Professional Football League Claudis devoted his time to working with formal college and professional players to organize a semi-professional team where Edward Peyton played and was drafted to play professional football a second time.
He later organized the first Dixie Youth Baseball League in Columbia, where a park was named after him in his honor.
For many years, he was employed with Mississippi School Supply Company.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Emma James; three children, Claudis Jr., Elton, and Alita James-Nelson (William III); two grandchildren, Alailah James and William Nelson IV; four sisters, Hilda Boykin and Marie Cole (Ezekial) of California, Edna Braden of Cleveland, Ohio and Vernell Armstrong of Columbia; brother, Clyde James of Sacramento; three brothers-in-law; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Sallie Marie Lungrin, 86, of Raymond, died March 3, 2013 at Ridge Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marshall Burnett officiating. Burial followed at the Lungrin Family Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Mrs. Lungrin was born Oct. 28, 1926 in Flora to Willie A. Renfroe and Margaret Richardson. She was a member of Bentonia Methodist Church. Mrs. Lungrin was a cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel V. Lungrin.
Survivors include three sons, Samuel V. Lungrin Jr. of Yazoo City , Steve Lungrin of Deridder, La., and Gary T. Lungrin of Middleton, Idaho.; two daughters, Eva “Sissy” McGarity of Jackson and Susan Hicks of Fairbanks, Ak.; 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Bobby Renfroe of Jackson; and sister, Juanita Myers of Ridgeland.
Serving as pallbearers were Cody Lungrin, Luke Lungrin, Sean Milner, Ian Lungrin, Tra Lungrin, and Jason Boatner.
Joe “Papa Joe” Mcgraw, 86, of Yazoo City, died March 4, 2013 at Oasis Health and Rehabilitation.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 7, at Scotland Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Scotland Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Mcgraw was born May 18, 1926 in Bolivar County to Fayette Mcgraw and Alice H. He was a Pharmaceutical Rep. as well as a Marine war Veteran.
Survivors include his three sons, Joe W. Mcgraw (Janette) of Benton, Ralph Mcgraw of Jackson, and Sam Mcgraw of Jackson; daughter, Kay Baker of Vardaman; and seven grandchildren.
Rosalind “Ros” Morris, 68, died Feb. 27, 2013 at her home in Clinton.
Funeral services were held March 2 at Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton. Graveside service and burial followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Aberdeen under the direction of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her father Ellis E. Harris and sister Jenny Ruth Harris.
Survivors include her mother, Vergie M. Harris of Aberdeen; sons, John W. Morris (Angela) of Tunica, Thomas J. Morris of Frisco, Texas, and David S. Morris (Julie) of Bolton; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mary Sanders, 55, died Feb. 21, 2013.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 2, at the L.T. Miller Community Center in Yazoo City with Rev. Kenneth Ramsey officiating. Burial followed at Gosher Cemetery in Louise under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sanders was born June 26, 1957 in Flora to the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie and Rosetta Stewart. Mary accepted Christ at an early age at New Foundation M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. J.E. Burks. She was united in holy matrimony to Lionel Sanders Sr., and they had five children.
She was preceded in death by a son, Quincy Marchello Sanders; a granddaughter, Tytianna Bell; sister, Pearl Stewart; brother, John Stewart; and her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Lionel Sanders Sr.; four children, Leslie Sanders (Nakia) and Carolyn Sanders of Jackson, Anthony Sanders, and Lionel Sanders (Kim) of Lawrence, Kan.; four sisters, Willie Brown, Dorothy Newman, Gloria Jones (James E.), and Rosie Stewart (James H.); one brother, David Stewart, all of Yazoo City; ten grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; brother, David Stewart; and father-in-law.
Serving as pallbearers were David Robinson, Joe Brown, Candard Robinson, Lorenzo Newman, Robert Robinson, and Marvin Stewart.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnathan Stewart, Roncedrick Robinson, Jameless Newman, Nakia Willis, Moses Marshall, and Michael Marshall.
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. and Billie P. Saxton. He was an operator for Casey Jones and Midway water associations.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles F. “Buddy” Saxton.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Mona Iasigi Saxton of Benton; son, Garan Saxton of Benton; mother, Billie P. Saxton of Benton; sister, Kathy Adkinson (Mike) of Benton; granddaughter, Catherine Rivers Saxton of Benton; nieces, Lindsay and Amy Adkinson; nephew, Buddy Adkinson; and great-niece, Braelynn Sumrall.
Serving as pallbearers were Timmy Boatner, Roger Davis, Darrell Malone, Chase Cage, David Ketchum, Dale Porter, Jeff Ward, Ward Coleman, Billy Jones and Berry May.
Irola Williams, 103, of Yazoo City, died on Feb. 26, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, at noon at New Zion M.B Church, located at 630 E. Twelfth St. in Yazoo City. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the services.
Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
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