September 22nd 2010
Edward Gene Claybon, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010.
Funeral services were Friday at the Century Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Dennis officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Claybon was born to the late Addie Henderson on Feb. 25, 1945. After graduating from St. Francis High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Vietnam War. Upon returning from military duty he completed his education with two years of college in Chicago. He live most of his life in Chicago as the “Singing Mixologist”until his health began to fail in 2008 and he returned home to Yazoo City.
Survivors include sisters, Marilyn C. Hathorne (Alan), Mamie Dennis (Steve) and Rose Dean; four brothers, Arthur Claybon III (Theresa), Samuel J. Claybon, David P. Claybon and Bryant D. Claybon; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were the deacons of King Solomon Church.
Honorary Pallbearers were Arthur Claybon III, Samuel J. Claybon, David P. Claybon, Bryant D. Claybon, Rylyn J. Moore and Louis Williams.
EDDIE EPPS Sr.
Eddie Epps Sr., 89, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.
Funeral services were Sept. 16 at the Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Epps officiating.
Mr. Epps was born June 14, 1921 to Lawyers and Mary Ann Epps in Yazoo County. He was a longtime employment of Mississippi Chemical Corporation and worked for Saxton Farm for over 25 years in Yazoo County until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Louisa Carter; a son, Eddie Epps Jr.; three grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Epps of Chicago and Frank Epps (Diana) of Gainesville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Violet Brookins Nelson, 80, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010.
Funeral services were Sept. 9 at St. James Church of God in Christ with Elder Gwen Sample officiating. Burial followed at Union Paradise Independent Church Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nelson was born Nov. 23, 1929 in Yazoo County to Oscar DePreiest Brookins and Ada Rembert. She worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years as a certified nurse assistant with Heritage Manor and Oasis Health and Rehabilitation. She was an active member of Union Paradise Independent Church, serving on the Mother Board and in other capacities until her health began to decline.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter James Nelson; and two children, Printess Earl Nelson and Himan Nelson.
Survivors include a daughter, Queen Nelson Anderson (Linard); three sons, Walter James Nelson Jr. (Delois), Theopolis Nelson (Louise), and Herman Nelson (Virgie); three sisters, Irene Boyd of Chicago, Plannie Washington and Mary Alice Brookins, both of Jackson; brothers, Hugh Benjamin Brookins, Andrew Brookins and Oscar Nelson; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were here grandson.
Honorary pallbearers were Walter James Nelson Jr., Theopolis Nelson, Herman Nelson, Frederick Nelson, Derrick Nelson, Eric Haralson, Darryl Washington, Christopher Robinson and Patrick Williams.
Catherine White, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kent McLemore officiating. Burial followed at Dover Cemetery.
Mrs. White was born Aug. 8, 1936 in Jackson to Gordie Lee Kight and Amanda Shiver Kight.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Lake.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Louise McBride; a granddaughter, Rhonda Michelle McBride; two sisters and one brother.
Survivors include her husband, Moody White of Yazoo City; four daughters, Elizabeth “Sissy” Hood of Yazoo City, Mary Grace Jackson of Jackson, Betty Lou Mims of Greenwood and Carolyn Brown of Yazoo City; two brothers, Gordie Lee Kight of Yazoo City and Robert Lee Franklin of Morton; a sister, Louise Brooks of Yazoo City; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Duane Dycus, Brandon Lee, Jason Bunn, Tommy Jackson, David Mims and Jim Hood.