April 13, 2013
Julia Lee Chambers Ellis, 79, of Bentonia died April 9, 2013 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2013 at Concord M.B. Church in Little Yazoo. Burial followed at Concord M.B. Church Cemetery.
Julia was born Apr. 2, 1934 in Bentonia. She was a teacher and teacher’s assistant for Yazoo County Schools.
Survivors include three sons, Robert James Chambers of Jackson, Eddie Lloyd Ellis (Cheryl) of Biloxi, and Alan Curtis Ellis (Willie) of Flora; and one daughter, Maggie Doreen Ellis McMillan of Jackson.
Martha Shannon Evers, 75, died Wednesday April 10, 2013 at Oasis Health & Rehabilitation inf Yazoo City.
Visitation will be Saturday 12:30 – 2 pm. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Evers was a retired secretary with Mississippi Chemical Corp. and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Weldon Evers, Sr.
Survivors include her sons, James “Jimmy” Evers of Yazoo City and Donald O. Evers of Pennsville, N.J., two cousins, Faye Dedon and Mina Reynolds, both of Baton Rouge, La.; an aunt, Edna Tims of Geismar, La.; and an uncle, Foman Windam of Meridian.
Hattie Lou Falls, 87, of Yazoo City died April 1, 2013.
Funeral services were held April 6, 2013 at New Zion M.B. Church with Rev. Willie Smith officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Hattie Lou was born Mar. 12, 1926 in Yazoo City to the late Rev. Virge and Laura Wilks Smith. She completed her education at the Number Two High School in Yazoo City. She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age, and joined the True Light M.B. Church under the leadership of the late Rev. J.K. Kirkwood. She worked as an usher, church secretary, and as a mother in the church.
Mrs. Falls was preceded in death by her son, Charles Smith (Angelika).
Survivors include sons, Sidney Smith (Barbara) of Weymount, N.J., Cleotha Smith (Tina) of Yazoo City, Perry Falls and Mitchell Falls Jr. (Darlene), both of Vineland, N.J., Nathanial Falls of Yazoo City, and Virgie Falls of Newtonville, N.J.; daughter, Sarah Falls (Charlie) of Yazoo City; 16 grandchildren; and a host of great grandnieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were family and friends.
David Keith Harris, 52, died unexpectedly on April 6, 2013 in Yazoo City in a motorcycle accident.
The memorial service for David will be held this Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Parkview Church of God. Visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m.
David, a life-long resident of Yazoo County was born on June 2, 1960 at King’s Daughters Hospital to Robert “Bobby” Henry Harris Jr. and Josephine “Jo” Roberts Harris.
David grew up admiring his older brother Dennis. Following high school, he went into business with his parents for 20 years. He had his first beautiful daughter in 1985, married the love of his life, Lydia, in 1992 and added four more beautiful children to his life.
David’s passing has caused great sorrow. The absence of such a devoted husband, father, son, and friend is indeed a tremendous loss. The sorrow, though, is tempered by knowing that during his life, David gratefully received the grace and salvation that is offered by Christ alone. His life and his 20 years of marriage to Lydia was indeed a testimony. For this we are so thankful.
David loved music, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was also a dedicated member of Parkview Church of God. Over the past two years, he had become an active and enthusiastic member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Their weekly gatherings, which involve the family and focus on Christ, meant a great deal to him. The morning of the accident, he was on his way to meet other CMA members. They were to ride together to the Catfish Festival in the Delta. Wearing their jackets and sporting their Christian based patches, they hoped, as always, to be a light so shining for Christ that others would be drawn to ask who they were and what they stood for.
David is survived by his wife, Lydia; his five children: Jessica Waldrop (Sean), Robert, Josie, Wesley and John; his parents, Bobby and Jo Harris; his brother, Dennis Harris (Gail); his grandchildren, Joseph Sherlock and Ean Waldrop, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
Edwin “Bubba” Hatchett, 73, of Evans, Ga., died March 17, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga..
Funeral services and burial were held on March 23, 2013 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Augusta under the direction of W.H. Mays Mortuary.
Mr. Hatchett was born June 12, 1939 in Yazoo City to Edwin and Etha Williams Hatchett. He attended St. Francis Catholic School and later joined the United States Air Force in San Diego, Calif. He remained in California for some time, and later moved to Augusta, Ga. He was an outstanding salesman for Johnson Cadillac Dealership, where he was employed until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Helen Hatchett Henderson.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Mack Hatchett of Evans, Ga; sister, Margie Robinson (Willie “Manhattan”) of Yazoo City; nieces, Debra Tucker (L.C.) of Jackson, Rosalind Bonds of Avondale, Ariz., Cassandra Johnson (David) of Owensboro, Ky., and Carla Robinson of Yazoo City; nephews, Willie “Woody” Robinson Jr. of Jackson, Paul Henderson of Yazoo City, Hebert Henderson Jr. of Chicago and Marques Henderson of Yazoo City; and also his great nieces, nephews, and relatives and friends.
Sarah J. Lovett, 88, of Kosciusko, died on April 8, 2013 at the Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 11, at the Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Ricky Dorrell, Rev. Joe Montgomery and Rev. Jim Jackson officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lovett was born on April 10, 1924 in Webster County to Joe Stewart and Lydia Wright Stewart.
She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orion Lovett; two brothers, John K. Stewart and Hays Stewart; sister, Ethel Stewart Kimbrough; and son, Donald Gene Lovett.
Survivors include her son, Joe M. Lovett Sr of Yazoo City; four grandchildren, Jody Lovett, Gene Lovett, Michael Lovett and Chris Lovett; five great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Lovett Coleman.
Pallbearers were Chris Lovett, Gene Lovett, Butch Stewart, Jody Lovett, Michael Lovett and Danny Steen.
Memorial Services for Nyoka Truelove, 28, were held Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Nyoka was born November 19, 1985 to Ruth Truelove and the late Samuel Truelove Sr.
She was preceded in death by one son, Matthew Bennett.
Survivors include her mother, Ruth Truelove; a son, Nicholas Bennett; four brothers, Samuel (Christine) Truelove Jr., Michael Truelove, Joshua (Jerri) Truelove, and Jonathan (Heather) Truelove, two sisters, Tiffany Truelove, and Amy Truelove and grandparents: Mack and Barbara Sedatol.