March 13, 2013
Sue Holmstrom, 83, died Feb. 26, 2013 at her home in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were March 2 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Meridian.
Mrs. Holmstrom was born March 9, 1929 in Kemper County to Joe and Ruby Poole Vaughan. She grew up helping her family farm crops and pick cotton. She married Clarence Adams in 1952. He came to the marriage with two sons, Rusty Adams and Cliff Adams. Together they had four children, David Adams, Howard Adams, Tommy Adams and Susie Patenode.
After her husband died in 1976, she was left to care for her remaining young children. Life was hard, and she had jobs as a cook, waitress and line worker at a chicken plant.
She later married V.L. Stewart and lived on his farm until he died in 1996.
After a time she moved to Clark, South Dakota to be near her daughter and grandchildren. There she married Algot Holmstrom on Sept. 20, 2004. She lived with him on his farm, where they operated a truck garden and sold their produce at a farmer’s market in Watertown, S.D.
They moved to Mississippi to retire, finally ending up in Yazoo City where she died of Alzheimers at home with her husband and granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Clarence Adams and V.L. Stewart; son and stepson, Howard Adams and Rusty Adams; and siblings, Bilbo Vaughn, Margret Sells and Alice Knowles.
Survivors include her third husband, Algot Holmstrom; stepsons, Cliff Adams, Michale Holmstrom, Daniel Holmstrom and Jack Holmstrom; step-sisters, Ruth Matthies and Jane Gammilen; brothers, James Vaughn Sr., Frank Vaughn, Joe Vaughn and Norman Vaughn; children, David Adams (Peggy), Tommy Adams (Tammy), Susie Patenode (Pat), Margaret Adams and Samantha Adams; 15 grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-great grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were David Adams, Shawn Adams, Tommy Adams, James Vaughn Jr., Mark Robinson and William Chapman.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Lorraine Creel Odom, 50, died March 10, 2013 at her home in Bentonia.
Funeral services were Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Parker officiating.
Mrs. Odom was born March 21, 1962 to Guy and Joanna McDonald Creel. She was a hairdresser.
Survivors include two sons, Jason Freeman and Dana Walker of Yazoo City; a daughter, Kazi Odom of Yazoo City; parents, Guy and Joanna Creel of Bentonia; brother, Wesley Creel of Flora and a sister, Jennifer Curlee of Bentonia.
Eddie Wade Wheeler, 49, died March 1, 2013 at the National Health Care Center in Kenneth, Missouri.
Funeral services were Saturday at Sweet Cannan M.B. Church in Thornton with Rev. Cardell Mitchell officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Wheeler was born Dec. 26, 1963 to Eugene and Earnestine Wheeler. He was a member of Sweet Cannan M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his father, Eugene Wheeler of Tchula; two daughters, Shanedre Wilson of Cordova, Tenn. and LaTrish Wilson of Indianola; five sisters, Raven McLaurin of Boston, Ruthie Wheeler, Tiffany Brown and Kisa Owens (Melvin) and Joann Durant, all of Tchula; four brothers, Israel Wheeler, Troy Wheeler (Jackie), Robert Burns and Ledrick Benford, all of Tchula; a grandson, Kalen Wilson of Cordova, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Rodney Burns, Dorsey Kimble, Mark Malone, Reggie Malone, Dylon Hogan and Christopher Malone.
Honorary Pallbearers were Israel Wheeler, Troy Wheeler, Willie Malone, Porter Malone and Demetrice Malone.