April 24, 2013
Freddie Lee Brown, 71, of Benton, died on March 28, 2013.
Memorial services were held on April 20, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Arokia S. Savio officiating.
Mr. Brown was born May 30, 1941 in Benton to the late John Calvin Brown Sr. and Omega Louise Brown of Yazoo County. After graduating high school from St. Francis Catholic School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served a six year tenure of military service of which he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratrooper Group.
After his honorable discharge in 1966, he moved and settled in Washington, D.C. He worked at the U.S. Postal Service until his acceptance as a Cadet with the District of Columbia Fire Dept.
During his extensive career, one of his many accomplishments included serving as founder of the National Association of Professional Black Fire Fighters (NAPBFF). He also served as the “Acting” Fire Chief of the D.C. Fire Department. He was a member of the Masonic Harmony #12 Lodge and also a member of the Shiner’s Mecca #10, in Washington, D.C.
Freddie attended St. Francis Catholic Church upon his relocation to Yazoo City following his residency in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his sister, Ernestine Brown Mann.
Survivors include his brothers, John Calvin Brown Jr. (Jewel), Clarence E. Brown (Marjorie), Willie James Brown (Ruthie Mae); sister, Rose B. Hall; sons, Reginald L. Brown (Valissa), and Michael A. Brown (Chastyne); daughters, Tamika S. Smith and Tamara R. Brown; and a host of family and friends.
John F. Chaney Jr., 62, of Delta City, died on April 18, 2013 at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were held April 20, 2013 at Delta City Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Smith, Rev. Richard Davis, and Rev. Ricky Dorrell officiating. Burial followed at Vicklan Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.
Mr. Chaney was born in Sharkey County to Alma Louise and John F. Chaney Sr. He was a member of Delta City Baptist Church, as well as Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. He was a farm manager for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Chaney of Delta City; two sons, Trey Chaney of Delta City, and Brent Chaney of Yazoo City; brother, Robby Chaney of Pearl; four sisters, Frances Luker of Delta City, Molly Shackelford of Ridgeland, Romie Ferguson of Pearl, and Lucie Chaney of Pearl; two grandchildren, Sherrill Ann and Christopher Benjamin Chaney.
Serving as pallbearers were Tom Price, Bob Price, Reggie Williams, Shane Williams, Dee Ferguson, Patrick Garrison, Art Arrington and Jeff Rhodes.
Honorary pallbearers were M.P. Neff, Lane Boykin, and Todd Sullivan.
Peggye Hogue Holloman died on Monday, April 22, 2013.
Graveside services will be at Shiloh (Bethany Primitive Baptist Church) Cemetery Friday, April 26, 2013 under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Holloman was born in Yazoo City to Mary Emma Shepherd and Steinreide Hogue. She attended Delta State University receiving a degree in Medical Technology. Mrs Holloman worked at Baptist Hospital and the VA Hospital in Jackson before moving to Decatur, Ala., where she was active as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbara Hogue, and a brother Dr. Charles Reid Hogue.
Survivors include her husband, Miles Holloman, a sister, Mrs. Betty Hogue Marsh of Madison, Ms., sister-in-law, Dorothy Hogue of Yazoo City, and numerous nieces and nephews.
After retiring, Mrs. Holloman developed a keen interest in genealogy and spent much time researching family history. In recent years she and her husband, Miles, moved back to her family home in Yazoo County where she enjoyed country living along with a large collection of animals.
Memorials may be made to the Yazoo County Cancer Society.
Ewell Oliver “Taylor” Malone, 91, of Benton, died on April 18, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held April 20 at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Malone was born June 13, 1921 in Yazoo County to I.D. Malone and Julie Burrell. He was a retired road foreman and was also a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a lifelong member of Midway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Ketchum; and grandson, Oliver Doyle Malone.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Luby Malone of Benton; daughter, Janice Richardson (Gene) of Kosciusko; two sons, Terry Malone (DeBe) of Madison, and David Malone of Yazoo City; sister, Christine Jones, of Gulfport; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Brent Richardson, Ken Ketchum, Lane Malone, Austin Malone, Brady Richardson, Breck Richardson, Adam Malone and Justin Carter.
Honorary pallbearers are Marlon John Stubblefield, Harris Ables, David Gene Ketchum, Donald Ray Ketchum, Clayton Davis, and Ronnie Davis.
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