April 3, 2013
Ada Hood Brase, 85, formerly of Yazoo City, died on February 3, 2013 at her home in Saginaw, Texas.
A memorial service will be held at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Visitation is at 10 a.m., with the service at 11 a.m., and a graveside service to follow.
Born in Sunflower County, Ada moved with her mother and family to Yazoo City in the 1940s. Later, she moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she met her future husband, Louis C. Brase, originally of Edwardsville, Ill.
She was a talented homemaker, especially gifted in the kitchen. She was a longtime member of the Methodist church and worked for many years as church secretary for two congregations.
Mrs. Brase is preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Nettie Gilmore Hood; siblings, Johnny, Wilmer, Otis, Ethel, Lucille, Florence, Lawrence, and J.W.; and her husband Louis C. Brase.
She is survived by her children Elizabeth Brase, James and Sandy Brase, and Joe and Rebecca Forbes; grandchildren, Ada and Will Forbes, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Hildred Louise King-Boddy, 75, of Yazoo City, died March 24, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at St. Matthew C.O.G.I.C. with Pastor Gregory Robertson officiating.
Mrs. King-Boddy was born on Sept. 16, 1937 in Benton to Miller and Alice King. She gave her life to Christ at an early age.
She was a retired educator and custodian.
She married Everett Boddy Sr. and to this union eight children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Cleveland, Miller and James King; daughter, Hilda Boddy-Anderson; daughter-in-law, Brenda Bullock-Boddy; brother-in-law, Edward Boddy Sr. and sister-in-law, Margaret Boddy-Bayless.
Survivors include her children, Everett Boddy Jr., Linda Boddy-Anfield (Walter), Danny Boddy, Gregory Dortch (Mary), John Dortch (Beverly), Larry Day (Bertha), all of Yazoo City, Joyce Boddy-Stiff of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Herman Boddy (Brenda) of Memphis, Denise Boddy-Felton, Alice Boddy, both of Benton, James Day (Lucretia) of Maricopa, Az.; sister, Mildred Honeycutt of Wichita, Kan.; four brothers, Johnny King (Beulah) of Oaks Park, Ill., RC King (Evelena), OD King (Dorothy) of Benton; Arthur King (Mary) of Canton and Curtis Boddy of Clinton; and a host of family and friends.
Ernest Oliver Callihan, 82, of Yazoo City, died on March 28, 2013 at the G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Callihan was born on Dec. 19, 1930 in Yazoo County to James Callihan and Audrey Johnson.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired oil field worker. He was a member of Tinsley Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Lindy Mosley of Yazoo City; two sisters, Wylodine Anderson and Judy Walker of Yazoo City; two granddaughters; one great grandchild; and two nephews.
Pallbearers were Ray Walker, Justin Panter, James Smith, Michael Mosley, Leo Anderson and Raymond Walker.
Jason D. Hancock, 33, of Brandon, died on March 30, 2013.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Hancock Family Cemetery with Rev. Gowan Ellis officiating under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Hancock was born on Aug. 31, 1979 in Yazoo County to Michael Hancock and Mary Frances Gipson.
He was an Army veteran and a student.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Peyton and Joy Peeples and paternal grandfather, Austin Wayne Hancock.
Survivors include his father, Mike Hancock of Bentonia; mother, Terri Hancock of Bentonia; brother, Phillip Williams Jr. of Brandon; sister, Nicole Burrough of Bentonia; son, Aarin Michael Hancock of Brandon; daughter, Makenzie B. Hancock of Yazoo City; and fiance, Kelli Findley of Brandon.
Pallbearers were Joey Hancock, A.J. Rug, Robbie King, Brent Burrough, Willie Moore and Lee Moore.
Jay A. Johnson, 80, died on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson from complications following surgery.
Funeral services are Wednesday, April 3 at Flowood Baptist Church at 10 a.m. with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Mr. Johnson was born on June 22, 1932 in Humphreys County to Dewitt and Sally Johnson. He attended Benton High School and went into the Air Force in 1952. After boot camp at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX, he was trained as a dental assistant at a military base in the Great Lakes.
From there, he was assigned to regular duty at Lake Charles AFB in Lake Charles, La. The majority of Jay’s career was spent at Miller Transporters, Inc. working as a central dispatcher until he retired in 1998. He was married to his first wife, Mattie Gwendolyn Powell in 1953. Jay was married to her until she died in 1994. Jay married Ruth Johnson in 1995 and they enjoyed many years of traveling with the Mississippi Travel Trailer Club and Mississippi Airstream Travel Trailer Club until her death in 2012.
Jay was very devoted to his family, friends, neighbors, and church.
Survivors include his brother, Charles Johnson, Alton, IL, and sister, Emilie Lansford, Ocean Springs. His children are: Charlie Jon Johnson (Linda), Hazlehurst,; Harriet Johnton Brown (Gary), Madison and Cathy Johnton Humphrey (Jackie), Florence. His step children are: Scarlet Joly Bernard (Victor), San Jose, CA; Christopher Joly (Susan), Baton Rouge, LA. His grandchildren are: Emma Brown Geiger (Landon), Tupelo, Madeline Brown, Madison, Jason Humphrey and Justin Humphrey of Florence. He has one great-grandchild, Rowyn Saige Geiger of Tupelo,. His grandchildren that he shared with Ruth are: Kristen Joly Renton (Jeff), Houston, Texas, Kevin Joly, Baton Rouge, La., Amy Bernard, Guilette Bernard, Victoria Bernard all of San Jose, CA; Madeline Pounders, Sumrall and Michaela Lachney, Zachary, La.
He was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
James “Otis” Moore, 70, of Yazoo City, died on March 25, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Chapel Hill M.B. Church in Yazoo City.
Mr. Moore was born on March 4, 1943 in Yazoo City to Eddie James Moore and Annie Lee York.
He was a member of Chapel Hill M.B. Church.
He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Eddie Moore.
Survivors include his 12 children, Caroly Moore, Alma Moore, Annie (Gene) Jones, Rose Moore, Evelyn (JC) Young, Dorothy Lee, all of Mobile, Iris (Jessie) McCullum, James (Hattie) Moore, Parnell Moore, Travis Moore, all of Yazoo City, James (Valerie) Lee of St. Charles, Mo. and Tanya Cook of Milwaukee; 25 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Alfreda Watson of College Park, Ga.; and a host of family and friends.
CHRISPER “LUCY” NEAL
Chrisper “Lucy” Neal, 70, of Yazoo City, died on March 23, 2013 at Holmes County Hospital in Lexington.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Big Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Thornton with Rev. Leroy Gibson officiating. Burial followed at Sweet Cannan.
Mrs. Neal was born on March 28, 1942 in Holmes County to Robert and Juanita Granderson. She accepted Christ at an early age at Walnut Grove M.B. Church in Thornton.
She was married to James Neal Sr. on Jan. 28, 1959.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; James, Hattie, William, Moline, Robert Jr. and Henry Lee.
Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Ann Smith (Otis) of Jackson; two sons, James Neal Jr. (Alberta) and William Edward Neal Sr., both of Tchula; stepdaughter, Sylvia Sanders of Chicago; four grandchildren, Lee Otis Smith (Tabitha) of Atlanta, Elnora Shari Smith of Ridgeland, Ebony Shunte Russell of Lexington and William Edward Neal Jr. of Flora; six great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Mayze, Calvin Head, Rev. Tom Collins and Demetrius Rowe.
Pallbearers were Frank Robertson Jr., Wayne Sago, Antonio Alexander, Robert Newton, Lee Otis Smith and Gary Meeks.
Vesta Nations Seay, 94, of Whitfield, died on March 31, 2013 at the Mississippi State Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Richard Jennings officiating under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Seay was born on Sept. 21, 1928 to Travis Moore and Iva Johnston.
She was a credit manager at Mississippi Chemical and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Nations; and second husband, Delbert Seay.
Survivors include her two daughters, Linda Banks (Jerry) of Florence and Patricia Vaughn (Alan) of Belle Chasse, La.; two grandsons, Grant Banks and Burt Banks (Ellie); sister, Joann White of Atlanta; and two stepsons, Delbert Seay of Harrison, Ark. and Stanley Seay.
Pallbearers were Grant Banks, Walter Lamar Moore, Burt Banks and Allie Nations Jr.
Posey William Waldrup, 68 die on Saturday March 30, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Waldrup, a lifelong native of Yazoo County was the only son born to Posey Warren Waldrup and Stella Mae Waldrup on Feb 4, 1945.
Mr. Waldrup is survived by sons Robert William Waldrup of Los Angeles, John Rene Waldrup of Pelahatchie and daughter Kristen Mace Waldrup of Vaughan, as well as his three grandchildren Mary McKenzie, Hannah Rene and his namesake, Ella Posey.
Mr. Waldrup owned and operated Canton Sheet Metal and Roofing and Greenthumbs Nursery.