May 8, 2013
Betty Ruth Stewart Branning, 54, of Yazoo City died Monday, April 29, 3013 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Leesburg Church of Christ with Rev. Jack Stewart and Rev. Larry Hunt officiating. Burial followed at Leesburg Church of Christ cemetery under the direction of Wolf Funeral Home.
Mrs. Branning had lived in Yazoo City for the past 25 years, moving from Scott County, and she was a member of Leesburg Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eva Stewart; two children, Jerry Ray Stewart and Christopher Allen Branning; one brother, Richard Stewart; one sister, Debbie Clark.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Jeff Branning of Yazoo City; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Branning of Yazoo City; one son, Robert Darrel Branning of Yazoo City; one sister, Jean Bates of Lena; and one grandchild, Anthony Matteo Glorioso.
Serving as pallbearers were Skipper Walker, Jed Lancaster, Ray Shoemaker, Mitchell Craig, John Cross and Nick Murphy.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Waldrop and Matthew Walker.
You may leave a condolence or light a memory candle by visiting www.wolffuneralservices.com.
Frank Edward Ellett, 51, of Yazoo City, died May 5, 2013 at Hospice Ministries.
Funeral services will be held today, May 8, 2013, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Laurie Cummings officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Ellet was born June 26, 1961 in Vicksburg to Robert Herran Ellet and Clara Wadford.
Survivors include two brothers, James Randy Ellett and Robert Ellet (Angela), both of Yazoo City; and three sisters, Clara McNamara (Michael), Ester Martin (Jimmy), and Sharon Stevens (Charlie), all of Yazoo City.
Cynthia Dawn Erickson, 34, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Tate County.
Funeral services were April 26 at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial followed in the Memorial Gardens under the direction of Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Erickson was a graduate of Lee Academy and earned a B. S. degree at Delta State University. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Joey Erickson of Clarksdale; parents, Travis A. Lawrence of Jackson and Zelda Griffin Lawrence of Clarksdale; and brother James W. Lawrence (Scottie) of Clarksdale.
Memorials may be sent to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.
Annie “Louella Walker” Jones, 55, died April 27, 2013.
Funeral Services were held May 4, 2013 at Old King Soloman M.B. Church with Rev. Ceasar Felton officiating.
Mrs. Jones was born July 5, 1957 in Yazoo County to the late O.D. Pleasant and Bernice Pleasant. Annie attended Yazoo City High School. She accepted Christ at a very early age under the leadership of her grandfather, Rev. J.W. Walker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Rev. J.W. Walker and Clemmie Walker; and her grandmother Louella Luckett.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Lee Jones; three sons, Qornell Jones (Shirley) of Jackson, Frederick and Cedric Jones, both of Seattle, Wa.; granddaughter, Jaytra Rogers of Yazoo City; four brothers, Henry Luckett of Chicago, Il., Oliver Pleasant (Janice) of Jackson, John Pleasant (Charlene) of Yazoo City, Sammie Pleasant of Jackson; six sisters, Clemmie Pleasant of Chicago, Il., Odessa Cox of Colorado, Christine Moton of Jackson, Annette Jones (Leroy) and Betty Pleasant of Yazoo City, Albertha Pleasant (Nakkila) of Jackson; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces nephews, family, and friends.
Josephine Speairs Lee, 80, died Sunday May 5, 2013 at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl.
Visitation is Wednesday May 8, 2013 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home from 5-7p.m. Services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Chapel with a private burial following at the Lee Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee was born March 3, 1933 to the late Harris A. Speairs, Sr. and Rebecca Pettigrew Speairs. A former elementary school teacher, Mrs. Lee became a homemaker after her marriage and resided in Bentonia until 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lee.
Survivors include her son, Harris Lee (Tanya McCann Lee) of Bentonia; daughter, Aimee Lee (Jeff Warren) of Brandon; sister, Nora Speairs Gainey of Satartia and three grandchildren; Holly Lee, Jessica Lee, and Savannah Lee of Bentonia.
Memorials may be made to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.
Joseph Lee Lindsey, 78, of Vaughan, died Apr. 30, 2013.
Funeral Services were held May 4, 2013 at Scott Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Henry Collins officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Lindsey was born March 13, 1935 in Vaughan to Lucius Herman Lindsey and L.C. Day Lindsey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley Washington Lindsey; daughter, Gwendolyn Kaye Lindsey; and brothers, Lucius Lindsey, Jr., Bobby Earl Lindsey, and Theodore Lindsey.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Lindsey Jr.; three grandsons; brother, Nathan Lindsey; five great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mollie Cary Dent Stock, 53, of Greenville died May 4, 2013 after a long a valiant battle with cancer.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Mrs. Stock was born on May 5, 1959 to Amanda Cary Dent and John Hayes Dent. Mollie was the oldest of three children, along with two brothers, John Hayes Dent, Jr. and Richard Hughes Dent.
Mollie graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1977 and followed in her mother’s footsteps by attending and graduating from Mississippi State University for Women in 1980. She married in 1979 and gave birth to three wonderful children, William Stokes Jones, John Montfort Jones and Margaret Amanda Jones.
Mollie grew up in Yazoo City, but during her married life she lived in several towns in the south and central Delta. During her latter years she made her home in Greenville, a place she loved and where she had many friends and admirers.
Mollie loved flowers and decorating. She was a member of The Greenville Garden Club, during which time she served as president and represented the club at Garden Club of America meetings throughout the country. She was a popular floral artist throughout the Delta and around the state.
As a high school student, Mollie served twice in the nation’s capital as Page for then Congressman, G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery. Among the honors Mollie received during her lifetime were Yazoo County Miss Hospitality, Vice-President of Delta Council and was selected as Good Middling Lady by the Delta Council.
One of her most cherished relationships was her membership at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greenville. Her Covenant church family was very important to her and she was always grateful that her children had the opportunity to grow up among those church family friends.
Mollie never waivered in her faith in Christ as her Savior and Lord of her life. It was that faith that carried her through difficult times and kept her focused on her belief that God is good and all that He does is good.
Mollie will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Hayes Dent, Sr. as well as her children, William Stokes Jones and Margaret Amanda Jones.
Survivors include her son, John Montfort Jones; her mother, Amanda Cary Dent Bailey and her father of 46 years, Robert Bailey; her brother, John Hayes Dent, Jr. and sister-in-love, Carolyn Dent, and brother, Richard Hughes Dent. Also she is survived by six nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Maggie and Stokes Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund at Reformed Theological Seminary, 5422 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209.
Cecelia Thomas, of Yazoo City, 86, died May 3, 2013.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Glenwood Cemetery. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James T. Thomas, and her brother, Franklin Lewis. At the time of her death, Cecelia resided at The Blake in Ridgeland.
Cecelia was born in Satartia on August 9, 1926. She attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Cecelia was also a member of the Yazoo City Country Club.
Cecelia and Dr. Thomas had a passion for flying and enjoyed flying their Mooney airplane throughout the Southeast. Cecelia was so devoted to flying that she took lessons and soloed in their plane. Cecelia was also an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting landscapes in her pastime.
Survivors include her sister, Julia Lewis Rowan, her niece, Diane Rowan Drake and her nephew, Dr. Randal K. Rowan, all of Atlanta, Ga.
Linda Sue Landrum Walters, 65, of Yazoo City died April 28, 2013 at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were held May 3, 2013 at Bentonia Baptist Church with Pastor D.J. Speckner officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Walters was born March 14, 1948 in Rosedale to Archie and Bessie Cox Landrum.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Travis Murphy Landrum; and two sisters, Betty Jean Taylor and Mary Lousie Pugh.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Maziogo (Bobby), Susan Bush (Mike), both of Ellisville, and Jennifer Moore (Shane) of Taylorsville; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four brothers, Archie Landrum Jr., Henry Landrum (Gina) Jerry Landrum (Debbie), and Roy Landrum (Annette); three sisters, Shirely Kent, etc.; and a host of family and friends.
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