September 15th 2010
Bobby Malone Ables, 74, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Midway Baptist Church in the Midway Community. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland assisted with the arrangements.
Mr. Ables was born on March 27, 1936, in Yazoo County to the late Otha Bell Ables Sr and Mildred Malone Ables. A proud veteran, he was honored to have served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Stationed in Germany, he was on duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. As a member of the Army, Mr. Ables traveled the world. He returned home and in 1968 and married Lillian Ann Ables. They remained married until her death six years ago.
Mr. Ables was employed 16 years with Hammett Gravel as a heavy equipment operator. He loved his job and the people he worked with. Mr. Ables continued working until his illness.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed planting peppers, tomatoes and roses. Mr. Ables loved animals, especially his dogs and also loved watching football.
Along with his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by brothers and sisters including: Vivian Spell, Dorothy Ellzey, Roy Ables, Stella Martin, Clayton Ables and Otha Ables Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Ables of Yazoo City; brothers, Harris Ables of Benton and Phillip Ables of Clinton; sisters, Grace Coker of Benton and Becky Edward of Houston, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
WILLIE MAE PUCKETT
Willie Mae Puckett, 75, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at Victor Valley Hospital.
Funeral services were Sept. 3, 2010 at High Desert E. Chapel in Victorville, Calif. Burial followed at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Puckett was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Yazoo County to Willie Haines and Clara Thomas. Both parents preceded her in death at a young age, and she was raised by her mother’s first cousin, the late Callie Johnson. She was a homemaker and a caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Pickett; a son, Lemon Walker; and a sister, Jessie Donald.
Survivors include her daughters, Nina Williams (Charlie) of Yazoo City, and Bobbie Philpot and Clara Johnson of Victorville, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Cynthia Marie Russell Tuneburg, 52, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s UMC in Brandon. A wake will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Time Out Sports Cafe in Jackson.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Bob and Helen Russell and John and Ruth Singleton, all of Yazoo City.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Tuneburg of Wesson; sons Richard, Tim and Jesse Newell of Jackson; parents Bobby and Sylvia Russell of Summerdale, Ala.; sister Debbie and husband Richard Hartung of Brandon; brother Robert Russell Jr of La Marque, Texas and a host of friends and relatives.
Henry L. Woodberry, 70, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.
Funeral services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at the L.T. Miller Community Center. Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Mr. Woodberry was born July 28, 1940 in Yazoo County to Elijah and Lizzie Bennett Woodberry. He was a member of Madvernize Baptist Church and an avid outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Robinson and Elijah Woodberry; and a sister, Elizabeth Woodberry.
Survivors include his wife, Merrie L. Woodberry; children, Kevin Knight (Francis), Lionell Woodberry, Clifton Bassett, Linda Bassett and Beverly Young; step-children, Kathy Stiff (Robert), Keith Knight, Kenneth Knight; three sisters, Margarette Farris (Claude) of Yazoo City, Gennie Beth Hewitt (John Earl) and Mary Carter; a brother, Walter Woodberry (Debra); several grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.