March 20, 2013
Larry James Warrington, 69, of Bentonia died March 15, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Warrington officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Mr. Warrington was born Nov. 1, 1943 in Mobile, Ala. to Maureen F. Mansfield and Leon W. Warrington, both of Mississippi .
He was a member of Ogden Baptist Church and was employed as a clerk with the Illinois Central Railroad Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Warrington.
Survivors include his two sons, Glenn Warrington of Bentonia, and Jimmy Zila of Magee; daughter, Lisa W. Koenes of Covington , Ky.; daughters-in-law, Denise Warrington and Kirsten Zila; son-in-law, Brian Koenes; three sisters, Dorothy Smith and Inez Hawk, both of Bentonia, and Frances Lee of Katy, Texas. ; brother, Marion Warrington of Bentonia; and eight grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Chuck Hanna, Sidney Potter, James Pettis, Felix Sadler, Jason Potter, Durwood Pettis, Jimmy Wayne Pettis, and Josh Sadler.
JAMES WRIGHT JR.
James H. Wright Jr., 32, of Yazoo City died Mar. 9, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, at the Scott Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Henry Collins officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Wright was born Feb. 25, 1982 in Yazoo City to Betty Smith and James H. Wright Sr. He was affectionately known as “Junior.”
Survivors include two sisters, Elise Sutherland (Harrison) of Los Angeles, Barbara Wright (C.L. Deal) of Yazoo City; girlfriend, Katherine Myers; son, James Wright, and three stepchildren of Jackson; uncle, Willie Smith (Yvonne) of Los Angeles; aunt, Delores Haywood (the late Herbert) of Los Angeles; six nieces; four nephews; and a host of great nieces, nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Lee Davis, James Grady, Kendrick Granderson, Quinn Wright, Markell Brown, and Kelvin Grady.
Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Smith, Willie Smith, Antwone Fouche, Herbert Haywood Jr., Kenneth Granderson Jr., Cordelro Kirkland, and Harrison Sutherland.
I was born February 11, 1926, the second child of Flanders and Bettie Evans Williams. Growing up in Lexington, Mississippi and being educated at Ambrose Vocational School was filled with rich experiences. I accepted Christ at an early age and united with St. Paul Church of God In Christ where I committed myself to a life time of sanctification, praising and serving God.
At the age of 16, I began my teaching career at Milestone Vocational Center. Immediately I knew that educating children would be my lifelong profession. While attending Jackson State Teachers College (now University) part-time, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and later a Master of Science also in Education from Jackson State University and completed further studies at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.
While living in Holmes County I met the love of my life, Rommie Tommie Horton, Sr. from Fayette, Mississippi. We were married on January 25, 1953. Marrying Rommie gave me a new, extended family to also love and enjoy. Being an agriculture teacher, farmer and Christian, he worked tirelessly to rear our five children in a loving, Christian home.
I taught school at Milestone and Georgeville Elementary High School (Holmes County) Vaughan Station and Linwood Elementary (Yazoo County) for 42 years. After the sudden death of my husband, on June 10, 1984, I concluded my teaching career and dedicated my retirement years to traveling with the 69ers Club, volunteering at Holmes County Hospital-Lexington, Mississippi, St. Paul Wide Awake Club, Yazoo County Retired Teachers Association, Holmes County Retired Teachers Association, Holmes County TRAID Club, Yazoo County Soil Conservation, Mississippi Farm Bureau Association, vegetable and flower gardening, crocheting, knitting, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Every day brought good news and excitement to my husband and me, while raising our five children. We worked together, following God’s direction, to provide for our children. For more than twenty years, we owned and operated People’s Barber and Beauty Shop and People’s Burial Association in Lexington, Mississippi. Seeing all of our children succeed in there career and raise our ten grandchildren and twelve great-grand children was my ultimate joy.
Even though the time came to let go, I cherished the memories of my parents, son, Melvin L. Horton, and siblings, Modestine Williams, Flanders Williams, Jr. and Lillie Mae Tucker; lifelong friend, Mamye Wilks Johnson, and loyal friends: Eloise Ellis and Katherine Austin Pierce, who proceeded me in death.
I leave behind my children, Zeta (Mark) Tyler, Chicago, Illinois, Rommie (Cynthia) Horton, Jr., Benton, Mississippi, Paula (Macarthur) Washington and Sharron (Dale) Robertson, Jackson, Mississippi; my sister, Annie Dale “Tiny” (Earnest, Sr.) Hart, Chicago, Illinois, my play sons, Charlie Frank Wade, Jr., Byram, Mississippi, Jimmy Marlow, Lexington, MS, and Larry Moore, Benton, Mississippi; special friend, Angeline Pepper, Vaughan, Mississippi and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
My life was enriched by a multitude of friends in Holmes and Yazoo Counties especially; but also throughout the United States and abroad. Now, the time has come for me to start a new eternal life with my Heavenly Father.