October 16th 2010
James L. “Bo” Edmonds, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 at home.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Ingram officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery.
Mr. Edmonds was born March 28, 1943 in Yazoo County to Griffin and Edna Edmonds. He was a retired welder and a member of Tinsley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Edmonds of Yazoo City; three sons, Bobby Whisenant of Yazoo City, John Pinkney Logan of Yazoo City and Joe W. Logan of Pearl; two sisters, Beverly Gail Landrum of Morton and Beverly Ann Hammond of Stuttgart, Ark.; four brothers, Elmer Eugene Denton of Hampton, Ark., Odie Denton of Pelahatchie, Robert Denton of Morton and Roger Denton of Sebastapol; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Jackie Edmonds, Tommy Logan, James Bryant, Wayne Franklin, Gary Logan, Lister Edmonds, David Bryant and Bubba Ward.
Roosevelt Roberts, 74, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at St. Dominic Hospital.
Funeral services were Thursday at Cade Chapel M. B. Church in Jackson Burial followed at Garden Memorial.
Mr. Roberts was born on March 12, 1936 to the late Mrs. Geneva Owens and Mr. W.C. Roberts. He was a native of Yazoo County and lived in Jackson for over 50 years. He worked for Clorox Manufacturing for over 30 years as a Clorox Compounder and retired in 2002. He fulfilled his love for music by starting a musical band known as “ Roosevelt Roberts & Son” and performed in Mississippi and Louisiana. He was a member of Cade Chapel M.B. Church and Long Distance Riders Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Weekly Roberts, four sons, Roosevelt Roberts Jr., Roy Roberts, Roche’ Roberts, all of Jackson and Rodney Nicholson (Wendy) of Temple Hill, Maryland; one step-son, Ulysses McGruder (Dianne) of New Castle, Delaware; four daughters, Gloria Brown, Rosea Roberts, Geneva Roberts, and Gretchen McGruder, all of Jackson; brothers, Willie Freeman of Chicago, Fred Lewis of Miami, Fla., Lloyd Burrell, and Charles Roberts of Bentonia, Thomas Owens (Shirley) of Jackson, Ricky Owens of Augusta, Ga.; three sisters, Dorothy Hogue (Norman), of Jackson, Bettye Roberts and Doris Wilkerson (Guy), of Jackson; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
WILLIAM WILSON Jr.
William H. Wilson Jr., 60, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
Funeral services were Thursday at Tranquil Cemetery with Rev. Paul Barnes officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Wilson was born Feb. 24, 1940 in Yazoo City to William H. Wilson Sr. and Katie Sue Cheatham. He was a carpenter and mechanic and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.
Survivors include a sister, Winnie Wilson Walker of Greenwood; two daughters, Christy Wilson of Madison and Tonya Wilson of Monroe, La.; and two grandchildren.
Ruby Mozelle Webb Rushing, 81, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Infinity Hospice in Marion.
Funeral services were Friday at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Garrand and Rev. Marvin Cooper officiating. Burial followed at Clay Memorial in Cuba, Ala.
Mrs. Rushing was born on August 8, 1929, to Cecil and Eula Murphy. She was a former resident of Yazoo County.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Richard C. Webb, and infant daughter, Deborah Kay; her parents and her brothers, Gene and Donald Murphy.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Rushing; a son, Richard “Woody” Webb (Cathy); a daughter, Brenda Gail Dufrene (Glenn); a step-daughter Gayle Miles; six grandchildren, Brent Lofton (Jennifer), Chrystal Smith (Dudley), Adam Lofton (Tasha), Jessica Reno (Tyler), Casey Hall (Andy), Richard “Beejay” Webb (Shelly), three step-grandsons, Jim, Andy, and Jamie Miles; 11 great grandchildren; five step- great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Wallace Dearing, Ricky Roy Shirley, Bill Williams, Ty Reno, Andy Hall, and Richard Webb.
Honorary pallbearer was Richard Reynolds.