April 10, 2013
Nancy Paul Andrews, 62, died April 7, 2013 at her residence in Madison.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today with funeral services at 10 am. at Parkview Church of God.
She was a retired school teacher who taught in the Warren County, Jackson Public, and Yazoo City school systems and was a member of Parkview Church of God in Yazoo City. She was a graduate of the Mississippi State College for Women, where she was a member of The Rouge Social Club.
After retirement she volunteered at The Isiah House in Jackson and The Madison County Chamber of Commerce. An avid gardner, she spent many hours volunteering at various venues assisting those less fortunate.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edward and Mary Claire Coleman Paul.
Survivors include her sons, Lee Andrews and Blake Andrews, both of Vicksburg; brothers, Denny Paul, Mitch Paul and Bob Paul, all of Yazoo City and Bill Paul of Brandon; close friends, David and Becky Jordan of Oxford; and a cousin, Steve Coleman, of Yazoo City.
William Edward “Bill” Atkinson, 68, of Pickens, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Glenwood Medical Center in West Monroe, La., following a brief illness.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Midway Methodist Church, followed by a graveside service at Quiet Ridge Cemetery in Pickens under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Atkinson was born December 29, 1944, in Yazoo City to William Samuel and Eliza Burrus O’Reilly Atkinson. He attended grade school and high school in Yazoo and Holmes Counties and graduated from Holmes County Agricultural High School. He then attended and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1969, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.
He married Sandra Brown Atkinson of Columbia, Tenn., and they had one daughter, Britton Davis Watson, and three sons, Joseph Clark, William Powell and Benjamin Brown Atkinson.
Bill spent his life’s work as a political campaigner, oil man and third generation cotton farmer. He also served briefly as a United States Marshal. The last several years he spent working with his two eldest sons at Peak Fibers and Goetz Cotton in Holly Ridge, La.
Throughout his life Bill was admired for his gift of conversation and insurmountable knowledge of local history and the War Between the States. His passions included history, genealogy, the Civil War and family. He was an active member of the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans and served as the Commander for the entire state from 2009-2011, and also served on the Board of Directors for the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, Beauvior.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Liza Atkinson, and brother, James Nolan “Jim” Atkinson.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Atkinson; son, Clark and his wife Lesley Atkinson of Oxford; son, Will Atkinson of Rayville, La.; son, Ben and his wife Marisa Atkinson of Pickens; daughter, Britton and her husband Gregory Watson of Florence, Ala.; grandchildren, Eliza Kate and Cal Atkinson, Campbell, Fletcher, Ford and Jackson Atkinson, and Win, Austin Hall and Lotti Watson. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Burton Atkinson of Lexington; and sisters, Ann Simmons of Columbia, Rose Anderson of Yazoo City, and Grace Buchanan of Ridgeland.
Memorials may be made to Beauvior, 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531.
James Roy Buxton, 52, of Alexander City, died April 4, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Cummings and Randy Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Rocky Creek Cemetery with veteran’s honors provided by the Alexander City Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Mr. Buxton was born on Sept.29, 1960 in Yazoo City to Calvin Roy Buxton and Florence Saxton Buxton. He worked as a sheet metal mechanic/airplane repair at Warner Robbins Air Force Base and served in the United States Navy for four years. He enjoyed family time – outdoors with his daughter, Lindsey, and watching reality shows and playing video games with his son, Calvin. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the lake, and listening to pop music. His cats, Conan, Bentley, and Roscoe, were his best friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Roy Buxton and sister, Nancy Buxton Jackson.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Betty Kirk Buxton of Alexander City; daughter, Lindsey Michelle Buxton of Alexander City; son, Calvin Kirk Buxton of Alexander City; mother, Florence Saxton Buxton of Yazoo City; brothers, John Buxton of Savannah, Ga. and Paul Buxton (Becky) of Yazoo City; father and mother-in-law, Bobby and Lizzie Mae Kirk of Alexander City; in-laws, Dwayne Kirk of Alexander City, Vera Kirk of Birmingham, Tim Kirk (Kay) of Birmingham, and Loretta Kirk of Alexander City; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.
HERBERT COLLINS Jr.
Herbert C. Collins Jr., 76, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home. Burial followed at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Collins was born in Yazoo County to Herbert C. and Ellen Collins. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a longtime resident of Pearl.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Collins; and a brother, Henry Collins.
Survivors include his son, Trey Collins (Shauna); grandson, Blaine Collins; brother, Laverne Collins (Dianne); sister, Gail Shipp (Mac); and a sister-in-law, Laura Collins.
Frank E. Harris, 82, of Yazoo County, died on April 4, 2013 at his home in Satartia surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
For 82 blessed years, he made many memories with his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and countless friends.
Born in Clark County, Mississippi on September 12, 1930 to parents John William Harris and Margaret Rebecca (Gordon), he originated to the Satartia area in 1934. He graduated from Satartia School, where he met his wife Peggy Ann (Green). Together, they created 62 years of marriage and five children.
A lifelong farmer, his sons now carry on his legacy through their work at Harris Farms. He was a mountain of a man, towering above others in both physique and character. He was known for his quiet competence and resounding wisdom. Now in heaven with his Savior, his parting words to loved ones would likely be: “Y’all be particular.” Affiliations include being a founding member of the board of Tri-County Academy, a board member of the Yazoo County School District, and a faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harold Harris and Bobby Harris, and sister, Edna Harris Jones.
Survivors include his wife; children, Deborah Diane Lancaster and her husband Roy, Billy Ray Harris, Michael Green Harris and his wife Nicki, Peggy Susan Harris, and Jimmy Brent Harris and his wife Michele; grandchildren, Jada Johnson and her husband Bill, Justin Lancaster and his wife Kelsey, Jancsi Roney and her husband Brandon, Kaci Harris, Christopher Harris, Joseph Sanders, John Michael Harris and Garrett Sanders; and great grandchildren, Shaw Lancaster, Camden Johnson and Raina Johnson.
Grandsons served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers including Barney Scroggins, L.H. Martin, Donnie Martin, Bill Martin, T.R. Hilderbrand, Glen Walker, and Charles Hintson. Officiants were Brother Charlie Harris and Reverend Brandon Roney.
The family would like to thank the staff of Baptist Hospital 4-West, St. Joseph Hospice, and doctors J. Peoples, R. Weddle, and J. Neill.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 790 Phoenix Road, Bentonia, MS 39040.
Charles E. Holaday, 97, died April 1, 2013 in Leesburg, Ga.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Holaday was born Feb. 28, 1916 in Louise to Charles Holaday Sr. and Flo Holaday. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired chemical engineer.
Survivors include a daughter, Merle Stone of New Bern, N.C.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ellen V. Scarborough Kent, of Slidell, La., 82, died April 7, 2013 at River Regions Hospice House in River Ridge, La.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell, La. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Kent was born in Yazoo County to Lorenzo and Nettie Irwin Scarborough. She had lived in Slidell since 1971.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross L. Kent Sr. and three brothers.
Survivors include her children, Roslyn Stevens (Robert), Ross L. Kent, Jr. (the late Nancy Phelps Kent), Steven W. Kent, and Ellen Barrow (Bob); a brother; a sister; nine grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.
Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.
Morris Sylvester Landrum, 58, of Kiln, died April 3, 2013 in Kiln.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 8, 2013 at Fenton Community Center in Kiln under the direction of Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.
Mr. Landrum was a native of Yazoo County and a resident of Hancock for the past 33 years. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Necaise Crossing. He was a wonderful brother, uncle, and friend who will be sadly missed by all.
Mr. Landrum was preceded in death by his mother, Marsline Cuevas; paternal grandparents, Walter and Elma Landrum; maternal grandmother, Magnolia Necaise; maternal grandfather, Walley Ladner.
Survivors include three brothers, his twin, Horace Landrum of Kiln, Clint Martin of Harrison County and Mikie Cuevas of Hancock County; father, Owen Landrum of Kiln; nephew, Stacy Landrum (Monica) of Lumberton; two nieces, Beverly Necaise and Nikki Farve (Louis) both of Kiln; numerous other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Thomas L. Miller, 33, died March 15, 2013 in New York City.
Mr. Miller was born Nov. 14, 1979 in Yazoo City to Tommy Miller and Becky Creel Miller. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a phlebotomist and a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Miller; grandfathers, Judson Miller and Jack Creel; and great-grandparents, Arnold and Nola Smith.
Survivors include his mother, Becky Creel Miller of Yazoo City; sister, Melissa Bergeron of Madison, Wis.; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Creel of Yazoo City; and his paternal grandmother, Judy Alexander of West.
Anthony “Tony” Albert Taylor, of Capital Heights, Md., formerly of Yazoo City, died on March 20, 2013 at Prince Georges Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
Funeral services were held on March 28, 2013 in Silver Spring, Md. with Pastor Harold L. Dugger Sr.
Tony was the fifth child and youngest son of Dr. Jeremiah and Mrs. Thelma Johnson Taylor of Yazoo City.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree with distinction at the University of Michigan in 1976, and he completed his Juris Doctorate at Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. At the time of his passing, he served as a professor of Criminal Justice and History at Westwood College in Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Clara Johnson of Eden, as well as other aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his parents; a son, Avery Taylor of El Segundo, Calif.; siblings, Jeremiah Taylor Jr. and Gwen Taylor Nash of Maryland, Dr. Joyce Taylor Gipson of Massachusetts, Geraldine Taylor of Georgia, and Clair Taylor Hauck of New Hampshire; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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