Febuary 2nd 2011
James “Doc” Caston, 52, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services were Monday at Center Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Richard Jennings officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Caston was born Feb. 3, 1958 in Rolling Fork to James “Doc” Caston and Donna Mae Michaelson Caston. He was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Jacob Logan of Yazoo City; Kelly Caston of Nevada and Jim Caston of Reno, Nevada; three brothers, Travis Caston of Yazoo City, John Caston of Bakersfield, Calif. and Michael Caston of Satartia; two sisters, Janice Blanton of Yazoo City and Alexis Swoope of Belzoni; and a special friend, Tammy Logan.
Lucy W. Coker, 88, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stan Livon officiating. Burial followed at Ellison United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Coker was born March 10, 1922 in Yazoo County.
She was a retired store clerk and a member of Ellison United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. “Earl” Coker; a son, James Coker; and a daughter, Cordelia Coker.
Survivors include a daughter, Earline Wood of Richland; a son, John Coker of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Hank Moore, William Moore, Michael Clayborn, John Moore and Greg Harkins.
Martha Ruth Hawkins, 54, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Arthur Young officiating. Burial followed at Christian Grove M.B. Church Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hawkins was born Nov. 28, 1956 in Yazoo County to Earnest Lee Adams and Bertha Adams.
She was married to Roy Hawkins and they had five children. Two of her children, Teresa and Yolanda Hawkins, preceded her in death. She worked as a caretaker and housekeeper and was a member of Christian Grove M.B. Church.
Survivors include a son, Roy Hawkins Jr. (Tonya); three daughters, Crystal Hawkins, Melissa Hawkins and Tiesha Hawkins, all of Yazoo City; mother, Bertha Adams; three sisters, O.V. Thomas (Henry), Ruthie Hawkins and Shirley Butler (Tony); eight grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Henry Thomas, Robert Hawkins Jr., David Gower Sr., Terrance Turner, Michael Taylor, Kevin Young Sr. and Rodney Jefferson Sr.
Katrina Gray, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Luke Edwards officiating. Burial followed at Dover Cemetery.
Ms. Gray was born April 21, 1949 in Jackson to Morris Tucker Kirk and Marjorie Stampley Kirk. She was a gem show coordinator and a member of Simmons Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Nikkie Harber and Crystal Whitworth, both of Bentonia; a son, Chancey Gray of Bentonia; two sisters, Beth Harris of Fort Worth, Texas and Jerry Sue Cresswell of Bentonia; a brother, Larry Kirk of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and four grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Chancey Gray, Joe Gray, Nolan Whitworth, Michael Harber, Curtis Gray and Perry Cooper.
Walter Lee McNeal Jones, 56, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. Anthony Brown officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Jones was born Feb. 15, 1954 to Clara Mae McNeal and the late Robert Cooper. He was a 1972 graduate of Yazoo City High School, and was later employed for Ely & Walker, AMCO, the Public Service Commission and other industries. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, where he served as secretary, and a member of New Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, where he served as an usher.
Survivors include his daughters, Lavenice Branch of Hindsville, Ga., Bobbie Rucker of Marion, Ill. and JoAnn Wilson (Michael) of Yazoo City; sons, Walter McNeal Rucker of Huntsville, Ala., Jason McNeal Jones of Yazoo City and Tony Rucker (Jessica) of Marion, Ill.; mother, Cara McNeal; sisters, Gale Tye (Roosevelt), Viola Cranfield (Jimmy), and Marie Randle, all of Chicago and Katrina McCullum of Ambrose, Ill.; brothers, Walter Johnson of Yazoo City, Terry Williams of Illinois, and Micheal Williams of Hindsville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Serving as pallbearers were Walter Johnson, Lashun Johnson, Winfield McGee, Roy Wilson, Melvin Johnson and Micheal Brown.
Honorary pallbearers were Jason McNeal Jones, Walter McNeal Rucker, Tony McNeal Rucker, Cornelius Rucker, Danvesse Rucker and Salegus Rucker.
Sally Ann Long, 67, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at Center Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Abel officiating. Burial followed at Center Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Long was born Sept. 25, 1943 in Yazoo County to Dallas Powell Sr. and Ada Mae Bond Powell. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Long of Yazoo City; a son, Deryl Long (Kate) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a daughter, Claudia Jan Melton (Michael) of Yazoo City; three brothers, Sanders Powell of Louisville, William Powell of Charleston, W.V. and Dallas Powell Jr. of Yazoo City; a sister, Marylin Mae McDaniel of Pearl; three grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Scott Long, Dan Moulder, Joel Powell, Dennis Moulder, Jeff Powell and Billy Powell.
Memorials may be made to the Center Ridge Cemetery Fund, 3150 Center Ridge Road, Yazoo City, MS 39194.
Nannie Sue Wildmon, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at McGeehee Hospital in McGeehee, Ark.
Funeral services were Saturday at Glenwood Cemetery. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wildmon was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Issaquena County to Zebra Alonzo Thomasson and Christine Hancock Thomasson. She was a retired employee of E&W Manufacturing Company and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Leonard Wildmon.
Survivors include a sister, Beverly Faye Glenn of Selma, Ark.; four nephews and one niece.