Febuary 9th, 2011
James Carter, 80, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
Funeral services were Feb. 5 at Antioch M.B. Church with Rev. Curtis Strong officiating. Burial followed at Union Paradise Cemetery in Benton under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mr. Carter was born June 29, 1930 to Jernel and Hanna Carter. He received his education at the Holmes County School District and was later employed with AAMCO Industries for 30 years. After his retirement he opened Carter’s Grocery where he worked until his health began to fail in 2007.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Carter and Chadey Patterson; two sisters, Louise Hillman and Geneva Williams; two sons, Joe Willie Carter and Bailey Carter; and a daughter, Barbara Jean Carter-Whitehead.
Survivors include his wife, Glayes Carter; 16 children, Roosevelt Carter of Bythsville, Ark., Velma Stephens, Willie Stephens and Louise Stephens of Bakersville, Calif., Charles Stephens (Patrice) of Las Vegas; Jackie Williams (Arthur) of Rose Hill, N.C.; Hannah Cowans (Luther), Howard Carter (Maxine), Dan Carter, Robert Earl Jackson (West), Mary Ann Thomas (Willie Earl), Johnnie Barton (Sylvia), Coretta Strong (Clifton), Ashley Langston (Michael), Melvina Grant and Coretta Foster Carter, all of Yazoo City; 55 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Willie Thomas Sr., Kenyon Hollins, Frank Cowans, Eric Vaughan, Michael Langston and Andrew Moton.
Ella Mae Fox, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.
Funeral services were Feb. 5 at Old King Solomon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mrs. Fox was born Oct. 14, 1933 to William and Marie Newkirk. She graduated from Yazoo Training School from 1953 and worked at Jitney Jungle until retiring. After retiring she worked in the grandparent program and as an insurance agent for Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home and a member of Old King Solomon M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses Fox Sr.; two sisters, Willa Mae Martin and Eula Bee; and a brother, William Newkirk.
Survivors include 12 children, Lorrena Spires (Tommie) and Moses Fox Jr. of Yazoo City, Carolyn Grayson (Joe) of Jackson, Howard Fox Sr. (Sarah) of Bentonia and Leonard Fox, Cherry Fox Sr. (Polly), Ella Rose Fox (Ricky), Jacqueline Alexander (Curtis), Andre Fox (Terry), Frederick Fox Sr. and Patrick Fox Sr. (Zsa Zsa), all of Yazoo City; adopted sons, James Harber (Lois), Benjamin Scott and Herbert Brown; four sisters, Robbie L. Thomas, Sylvia R. Jeffery and Marie Christmas of Yazoo City and Annie Newkirk of Pontiac, Mich.; two brothers, Cleotha Newkirk (Ola) of Chicago and Alfred Newkirk (Joyce) of Benton; 70 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandsons; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.
Clayton W. Hastings, 62, of Bentonia died, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at home.
Funeral services are today at Dudley Cemetery in Missouri with Rev. Johnny Bogle officiating.
Mr. Hastings was born Sept. 2, 1948 in Missouri to Clayton R. Hastings and Peggy Pierce. He was a retired harvester and a member of Satartia United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy H. Hastings of Bentonia; a daughter, Kim Ragland of Vicksburg; two sisters, Becky Sinclair of Paris, Tenn. and Jenny Grave of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; mother, Peggy Pierce of Paris, Tenn. and three grandchildren.