May 1, 2013
Gillie Edward Davis, 90, of Benton, died April 28, 2013.
Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Revs. Arlie Francis and Ken Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral services.
Mr. Davis was born Nov. 10, 1922 in Yazoo to James Davis and Eliza Saxton. He was a retired employee of Mississippi Chemical Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his son, Steve Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Davis of Benton; two sons, Norman Davis (Mary Emma) and Gordon Davis, both of Benton; daughter, Pam Thrash (Neal) of Benton; brother, George Davis of Benton; two sisters, Geneva Hood and Marie Gordon, both of Benton; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Mitch Davis, Clark Davis, Tony Davis, Casey Davis, Lenden Davis and Christopher Smithart.
Dorothy Mae Green Grayer, 74, of Yazoo County, died April 23, 2013 at Courtland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Courtland, Va.
Funeral services were held April 28 at Beulah Land M.B. Church in Yazoo City with Rev. M.C. Miller officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Grayer was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Yazoo County to the late Mr. David and Mrs. Pearl Green. He accepted Christ at an early age at Beulah Land Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the Yazoo City Training School. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Gracie L. Warren, Jesse James, Wiley Hatchett and Larris Ray Green.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Willie Grayer; three daughters, Leslie Green of Jackson, Janis Grayer-Smith (Darius) of Sulfolk, Va. and Genen D. Grayer of Yazoo City; three granddaughters, Sondra and Kierra Green of Jackson, and Katrina Sykes-Manley (Darius) of Franklin, Va.; three great granddaughters, Alana J. Manley, Kennya Gene’ and Kennedi Kylan Levy; four brothers, David (Gloria), Ennis, and Robert Green all of Yazoo City, and Mr. King E. Green (Delores) of Pontiac, Mo.; two sisters, Della Smith (Joseph) and Mary A. Green of Milwaukee; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were Alonzo Alexander, Wiley Green Jr., Herbert Scott Jr., Steve Gibbs and Percey Green.
OLLIE HAMPTON JR.
Ollie Hampton Jr., 70, of Yazoo City, died on April 22, 2013.
Funeral services were held April 27 at King Solomon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Hampton was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Holmes County to the late Ollie Hampton Sr. and Rosie Mae Hampton. Ollie was formerly employed with Mississippi Chemical Corporation for 35 years. He was the owner of Hot City and Shady Drive Mini Mart and Restaurant.
He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Bee Lake Church in Holmes County. In 2009 he joined King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Yazoo City, where he remained a member until his death.
He was preceded in death by his children, Marilyn Hampton and Shirley James of Yazoo City.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Gloria Jean Hampton; seven children, Ollie Hampton III of West, Abbie Johnson (Richard), Annette Hampton, Kenneth Hampton and Roderick Hampton of Yazoo City, Veronica Lewis (John) of Atlanta, and Erica Denbrock (Jeffrey) of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Hampton (Debra) of Park Forest, Illinois, and R.C. Hampton (Cora) of Flora; two sisters, Letha Starling of Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Geraldine Green of Jackson; 22 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were the Deacons of King Solomon Church.
Honorary Pallbearers were Roderick Hampton, Kenneth Hampton, Ollie Hampton III, Robert L. Hampton, Bobby Dulaney, Larry Dulaney, Chester Dulaney, and R.C. Hampton.
Marjorie Williams, 73, of Yazoo City, died April 29, 2013.
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at First United Pentacostal Church with Rev. Lonnie Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Vicksburg City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 28, 1939 in Natchez to Robert Brattle Boone and Ruby Pauline Wooldridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Williams; son, Kenny Keith Williams; grandson, Daniel Williams; and great granddaughter, Kylie Jennings.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Williams (Tonya) of Yazoo City and J.W. “Skipper” Williams (Gloria) of Talco, Texas; three daughters, Ruby Hoda (Mike) of Kiln, Pamela Spalding (Dean) of Lake Waccamaw, N.C. and Sarah Alice Willaims (Steve) of North Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Frances Simpson of Meridian; three brothers, David Boone of Vicksburg, Billy Boone of Richland and Joe Boone of Poplarville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Williams, Jason Speed, B.J. Williams, Steve Barton, Erich Boone and Colt Jennings.