May 26, 2010
Jessie James Freeman, 67, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were May 19 at St. Matthews Church of God in Christ with Rev. Joe Freeman Sr. officiating. Burial followed at Brown’s Cemetery in Vaughan under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Freeman was born Dec. 11, 1942 in Vaughan to Jimmy Lee Freeman Sr. and Mary Greer Freeman. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma F. Steele; and a brother, Robert E. Freeman.
Survivors include six sisters, Dorothy F. Carter of Cleveland, Ohio, Brenda F. Carter of Detroit, Debra F. Woods (Jimmy), Anita F. Dixon (Henry) and Barbara F. Hubbard, all of Yazoo City, and Selma Mitchell of Jackson; six brothers, Melvin Manning of Chicago, Larry Hollins of California, Eddie Manning (Erma), Jimmy Lee Freeman Jr., Theodis Freeman Sr. (Denise) and Joe Freeman Sr. (Sharon), all of Yazoo City, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Arrius Freeman, Stanley Martin, Vernell Woods, Fredrick Macklin, Bennie Steward and Antonio Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were Theodis Freeman, Joe Freeman Sr., Eddie Manning, Melvin Manning, Jimmy Lee Freeman Jr. and Cory Freeman.
Jed Theodore Pepper Sr., 84, died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Pickens with Rev. Grady Bailey and Rev. Skipper Maxwell officiating. Burial followed at Quiet Ridge Cemetery in Pickens under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Pepper was born Dec. 13, 1925 in Jackson to Elisha and Anna Magdalena Dittman Pepper. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a retired operator for Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a member of First United Methodist Church in Pickens.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Lou Williams; and a son, Jed Theodore Pepper Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Pepper of Pickens and Ralph Pepper of Yazoo City; a daughter, Polly Adams of Yazoo City; six grandsons Daniel Adams, Nathan Pepper, Boyd Pepper, David Adams, Jarred Pepper, Tate Pepper and Bailey Pepper; one granddaughter Dianna Adams; and six great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi State Veterans Home at 310 Autumn Ridge Rd., Kosciusko, MS, 39090.