Saturday, August 21, 2010
Lillian Gawthrop, 80, died Sunday, July 18, 2010.
Funeral services were July 24 at Ertel Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Rousset officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Mancos, Colo.
Mrs. Gawthrop was born Aug. 28, 1919 in Yazoo City to Rapp Wallace and Lillian Wilson Crook. She was raised by her sister Ida and Chris Henick when her mother died of a stroke while she was young.
She graduated from Yazoo City High School, went to business school and became a secretary in a law office in Yazoo City. She met her husband when he came to Yazoo City to work as a geologist for an oil company drilling in the Yazoo area. They married on Dec. 31, 1943 in Yazoo City and moved to Mancos, Colo. to continue his family ranch. She was widowed for over 40 years due to a logging accident. She was an active member of Mancos United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include her sons, Rapp Wilson Gawthrop of Aurora, Colo. and Dana Roy (Teralyn) Gawthrop of Mancos, Colo.; six nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mancos United Methodist Church.
John B. “J.B.” Sherman Jr., 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Chapel with Rev. John Vanlandingham and Rev. Gowan Ellis officiating. Burial followed at Central Holmes Cemetery.
Mr. Sherman was born Aug. 9, 1935 in Satartia to John B. Sherman Sr. and Emma Grace Bailey Sherman. He was a Naval Reserve veteran, a supervisor for Fordice Construction and a member of Central Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Sherman.
Survivors include his wife, Glendora Sherman of Yazoo City; three daughters, Sherry Page of Little Rock, Ark., Susan (Todd) Wilson of Vicksburg and Lorie (Christ) Rast of Pearl; a sister, Julia Pritchett of Vicksburg; a brother, Thomas E. Sherman of Vicksburg; a stepson, Ralph E. Sprague of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers Hunter Fordice, Dennis Perry, Joe Petway, Randy Hill, Roy Cleveland and Wesley Pettis.