March 23, 2013
Lewis L. Collins, 65, of Yazoo City, died March 11, 2013 at River Region Medical Hospital in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were held March 16 at King Solomon M.B. Church in Yazoo City with Rev. Benjamin Hall officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Gardens under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Collins was born on May 23, 1947, the oldest of 14 children.
He was a member of Holiday Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Kenny Ramsey in Louise. He later rededicated his life at King Solomon M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Benjamin Hall.
Survivors include his five brothers, Arthur Collins of Broadview, Ill., Charlie Collins Jr. of Belzoni, Gerald Collins of Kansas City, Mo., Odell Broomfield and Kelvin Broomfield of Buffalo, N.Y.; stepbrother, J.W. Broomfield (Ida) of Weed, Calif.; eight sisters, Leola Walls of Buffalo, N.Y., Betty Bowen (King), Elimiria Haymore (Otha), Wanda Jackson (Charles), all of Yazoo City, Patricia Hester (Michael) of Clinton, Vivian Richardson of Louise, Katrina Harris (Clint) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Loranina Richardson (Michael) of Woodbine, Ga.; two stepsisters, Hazel Thomas (Robert) of Weed, Calif. and Grace Thompson of Louise; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Tarence Canterberry, Michael Hester, Jonathan Jackson, Samuel Maghett, Darrell Thompson and Terell Thompson.
Pallbearers were Samuel Bowen, Luther Broomfield, Kurtis Broomfield, Jonathan Sim, Lee Earl Wells and Cedric Young.
Walter Leroy Guthrie, 72, of Benton, died March 19, 2013 at the G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. Burial followed at Scotland Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Mr. Guthrie was born Feb. 22, 1941 in Yazoo County to Walter James Guthrie and Jennie Elizabeth Saxton, both of Mississippi. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic at Southern Bag, as well as a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of Benton Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Trudy Guthrie of Benton; two sons, Ronald Wayne Guthrie of Dallas, Ga., and Russell Shane Guthrie of Naples, Italy; two daughters, Lisa Jeannine King of Fayetteville, N.C., and Regina Lynn Davis of Louisville, Texas.; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Buck Guthrie of Gluckstat, and Herb Guthrie of Clinton; and three sisters, Clarice Davis of Benton, Dorothy Williamson of Jackson, and Carolyn Hardy of Jackson.
Serving as pallbearers were David Davis, Ken Gelston, James Eckert, Pope May, Steve King, Clark Carter, Jesse Guthrie, and Kevin Manor.
James V. Ragland “Jabbo,” 69, of Satartia died March 20, 2013 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Ragland officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Mr. Ragland was born Sep. 13, 1943 in Madison to James H. Ragland and Margaret Sumrall, both of Arkansas. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Satartia and was also a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Brooks Ragland; son, Ken Ragland; and brother, Bobby Ragland.
Survivors include his three sons, Chat (Kim) Ragland of Vicksburg, Greg (Sandra) Ragland of Yazoo City, and Benji Ragland of Satartia; six grandchildren; a brother, Billy Joe Ragland; four sisters, Carol Parett, Ruth Torrans, Geraldine Kain, all of Satartia, and Frances Lloyd of Inverness.
Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Ragland’s nephews.
Nina Jeanette Smith Soday, 81, of Thomasville, Ga., died on March 20, 2013 after a brief illness.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Laurel Hill Cemetery. with Rev. Dr. Gary Milton officiating.
Mrs. Soday was born on March 26, 1931 in McCall Creek, Miss. She was the daughter of the late Nola Denver Smith and Gladys Case Smith. She was married to Albert Jay Soday, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Soday received a bachelor’s degree in education from Louisiana State University, where she met her husband of 57 years. They resided for many years in Yazoo City, where she taught school and raised her family.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City and later of Thomasville. She was active in the WMU.
Survivors include her children, Jay Soday and wife Roselynn of Bentonia, Denver Soday of Canton, and Gwyn Mallett and husband Jerry of Thomasville; grandchildren, Samantha McWilliams and husband David, Molly Senior and husband Josh, Kimberly White and husband Jason, Katie Murphy and husband Nick, Sarabeth Hudson and husband Doug, Lauryl Eppler and husband Adam, Kent Mallett and wife Lauren and Seth Mallett; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosalie Strickland and Margie Whitehead and husband Walt all of Baton Rouge, La.; brother, J. J. Smith and wife Bonnie of Denham, Springs, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online register at www.allenfh.com