September 11th, 2010
Owen Moore, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at home.
Funeral services are today at Trinity Episcopal Church with Father George Woodliff officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah, La. under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Moore was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Eldorado to Graham and Violet McRae Moore. During the difficult years of the Great Depression he helped to support his family by his work in the family garden and was an active Boy Scout, earning his Eagle Scout award.
At the age of 16 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the destroyer escort USS Willis as a sonar specialist, attaining the rank of lieutenant. After returning to Arkansas, Owen attended college first at Magnolia A&M and then at Southwestern at Memphis, now known as Rhodes College.
He completed his course of study there and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in philosophy. He was called back into the Navy during the Korean conflict, and served in the South Pacific and in Japan. After completing his second tour of duty in the Navy, Owen was employed by Deltic Farm and Timber Company. For the next 16 years he worked as manager of three large plantations in the northeastern part of Louisiana .
In 1953 he had the good fortune to meet and marry Cecelia Benjamin, of Tallulah , Louisiana, with whom he had four children.
Over the years Owen managed large agricultural holdings in Florida, Arkansas , Louisiana and Mississippi . He retired in 1997 but continued to be very active in the development and maintenance of his beloved home and property near Yazoo City.
Owen lost his first wife, Cecelia, to cancer in 2002 and remarried in September, 2004 to Glendene Powledge, of El Dorado, Ark. They shared six wonderful years together.
Survivors include his wife, Glendence Powledge of Yazoo City; daughter, Deborah Killmer of St. Louis; three sons, David Moore of Dallas, Texas, Steven Moore of Houston, Texas and Joseph Moore of Berwyn Heights, Md.; two brothers, Malcolm Moore of Batesville, Ark. and Donald Moore of Tyler, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to to Trinity Episcopal Church, 323 N. Main Street, Yazoo City, MS , 39194.
Rebecca Ann Pigg Smith, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 after a lengthy illness.
Graveside funeral services were Wednesday at Bethlehem Cemetery with Rev. John Slade officiating.
Mrs. Smith was born and raised in Yazoo County and was employed for many years by the Yazoo City Public Schools and First Methodist Day Care. She recently had moved to Jackson to be near her son and his family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “G.B.” Lewis Smith; her son, Eddie; and her daughter, Debbie; as well as several siblings.
Survivors include her son, Ricky Smith (Sharon); her granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth and McKenzie Grace Smith; her brother, Clifton Pigg (Carrie May); her sister, Eugenia Parker; her sister-in-law, Bertha Pigg; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express special appreciation to Ann’s niece, Brenda Martin, for her loving and devoted care. Memorials may be made in Ann’s name to the giver’s favorite charity.
Serving as pallbearers were Lofton Pigg, David Pigg, Kenneth Gary, Jimmy Ward, Holly Pigg, Danny Williams and Glen Martin.