October 23rd 2010
Dassie Bell Scott Burnside, 79, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Antioch M.B. Church with Rev. Tommy Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Burnside was born Feb. 23, 1931 in Humphreys County to Calvin and Martha Larkin Scott. She was a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Burnside; and a stepson, Percy Burnside Jr.
Survivors include her stepson, Charlie (Arnell) Burnside; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Charlie Burnside, Jimmy Woods, Earl Woods, Fred Stuckey, Henry Lee, Arthur Sanders, Robert Burnside, Carl P. Jones and Tim Jones.
Velma Lucille Hoof Hearst, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City, following a battle with pneumonia.
Funeral services were Friday at Black Jack Baptist Church in the Vaughan community. Burial was under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Anderson and Rev. Louis Smith officiating.
Mrs. Hearst was born to Walter Joseph Hoof and Lena Robertson Hoof on July 14, 1925, in Attala County. She married James Elkin Hearst on September 28, 1946, where she became a wonderful homemaker for over 60 years. She was a member of Black Jack Baptist Church where she faithfully attended until her stroke in December 2006. Following her stroke, she resided at the Hilderbrand House at the Martha Coker Homes in Yazoo City where her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends enjoyed almost four memorable years with her. She enjoyed listening to her grandson on the radio at night while resting and looked forward to each Friday when a special lady came to lead their Bible study.
Mrs. Hearst was known by her family as Me-Maw. She enjoyed Bible study, gardening, sewing, cooking, and yes, even cleaning house. Throughout the years, she had sewn beautifully for her children and grandchildren. Together with Pa-Paw, they kept freezers full of delicious vegetables. Me-Maw’s cooking was the best, and her recipes will live on for many generations to come.
Mrs. Hearst was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James Elkin Hearst; her son, Howard Elkin Hearst; and her brother, Charles T. Hoof. She was survived by her daughter, Angie Hearst Edgar and husband Archie of Yazoo City; one daughter-in-law, Peggy A. Hearst of Ridgeland; sister, Norma H. Harrison and husband Bobby of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Nancy H. Jones and husband Tommy of Kosciusko; and Dorothy Hoof, Kathryn Broom, and Evelyn Robinson, all of Yazoo County, who were her sisters-in-law. She had five grandchildren: Will Edgar of Yazoo City, Matt Edgar and wife Carrie of Benton, Emily E. Vick and husband, Josh, of Pope, Abbie Edgar of Yazoo City, and Marc Hearst and wife Rachel of Gluckstadt. Me-Maw was blessed with two beautiful great-grandsons, Adam Edgar of Benton, and Archer Vick of Pope who spent much time loving on her and keeping her well entertained.
Pallbearers were Will Edgar, Matt Edgar, Marc Hearst, Josh Vick, Albert Vandevere, Sammy Fisher, and Rusty Odum. Memorials can be made to the Sunday Fund for the Martha Coker Green House Homes in Yazoo City or to Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Ruth H. Mann, 90, of Gulfport died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at April’s Place Hospice.
Graveside funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Jim McGuire officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mann was born Nov. 1, 1919 in Yazoo City to William and Laura Hampton McGinty. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Mann.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Cummings of Gulfport.
Ethel Lee Williams Taylor, 84, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at Oasis Health and Rehabilitation.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Temple Love M.B. Church in Benton. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Taylor was born June 19, 1916 in Benton. She was the overseer of Ballard Plantation and a member of Temple Love M.B. Church.
Survivors include her adopted son, Robert Barnes; and a niece, Joe Ann Harris.