May 29, 2013
Walter Blackmon, 79, of Benton, died on May 14, 2013.
Funeral services were held on May 25 with Major Felton officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Blackmon was born on June 26, 1933 in Benton to the late Ada and Walter Blackmon.
Survivors include his son, Willie Blackmon; two granddaughters, Naomi Blackmon and Catherine Denise Collins; three sisters, Maggie (Willie) Whitehead, Mary (Eugene) Berry and Bobbie Jean (Gordon) Spivey; and special friend, Betty Harris.
Pallbearers were family members and friends.
Joshua Darrell Malone, 23, of Laurel, died on May 23, 2013 in an automobile accident in Tioga, North Dakota.
Funeral services were held May 23 at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Bagley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Malone was born on Feb. 8, 1990 in Jackson to William Darrell Malone and Kimberly Long.
He was a diesel mechanic and a member of Santee Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca K. Malone of Laurel; son, Joshua Aaron Malone of Laurel; parents Darrell and Kimberly Malone of Benton; paternal grandparents, Dan and Dot Malone of Waco, Texas; maternal grandparents, Lester and Shirley Thompson of West Monroe, La.; father and mother in law, Kendall and Melanie King of Laurel; brother, Kade Malone of Yazoo City; and sister, Misty McDade of Hot Springs, Ark.
Pallbearers were M.D. Whatley, Brian White, Stanley King, Garon Saxton, Bobby Ray Howell, Steven King and James Culpepper.
Memorials may be made to the Joshua D. Malone Memorial Fund, Bank of Yazoo, 104 Main St., Yazoo City, MS 39194.