Febuary 19th 2011
Tom Eden Fouché, Jr., 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
Visitation is today at Parkview Church of God from 9-11 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Fouche was born April 2, 1923 in Yazoo County to Tom E. Fouche Sr. and Eleanor Cook Johnson Fouche. He was a retired farmer and Major in the US. Air Force who served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife Christine.
Survivors include his six children, a son, Trey Fouché (Dixie) of McComb; daughter, K Butler (Quinton) of Benton; son, Leon Fouché (Sally) of Seattle, WA; daughter, Virginia Ables (Mike) of Yazoo City; daughter, Helen Durant (Lew) of Yazoo City; son, John Fouché (Tracy) of Yazoo City; 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are Herb Blush, Buddy Cotton, Phillip Swayze, Rocky Bond, David Shipp, and Tommy Peaster.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Church of God Building Fund.
ARDLISTER JOHNSON Sr.
Ardlister Billy Johnson Sr., 92, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
Funeral services were Feb. 12 at Changing Your World Ministry in Rosedale with Rev. Henry Knox officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born April 16, 1918 in Houston to Neddie and George Eddie Johnson. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Symond and a 33rd Degree Mason. He moved to Yazoo City in 2003.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie and Bobby Lee Johnson; three sisters, Mary Emma Ackerman, Nanny Hill and Elouise Ruckett; three daughters, Tina Johnson Reed, Dorothy Mae and Rosetta Johnson; and three sons, George Eddie, Ralph and Richard Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie McGhee Johnson; nine daughters, Tammy McCoy (Jamie Lee), Carolyn Lofton and Iris Dean of Yazoo City; Shirley Fuller, Mary Cooper and Lula Campbell of Chicago; Lurese Gillespie (Derrick) of Milwaukee; Clairetta Evans (William) and Brenda Bryant of Pace; nine sons, Tony Johnson (AnTonia) of St. Paul, Minn., Larry Johnson (Rose), Curtis Johnson (Marlean), Ardlister Johnson Jr. (Anita), and Otis Johnson (Dorean) of Chicago, Miron Johnson (Barbara) and Leonard Johnson of Cleveland, Robert Earl Johnson (Denise) of Tunica and Percy Johnson (Mary) of Shaw; 74 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Charles Johnson, Mark Anderson, James Fuller, Tony Leflore, Brandin Jackson, Gregory Johnson, Deshun Johnson and Carl McGhee.
Marion Lewis, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Private family services will be held at a later date. She donated her body to University Medical Center.
Mrs. Williams was born June 22, 1916 in Yazoo County to Josie and E.F. Thigpen. She was a retired teacher and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Giles William Lewis Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth Mabry.
Survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth Jowers of Overland Park, Kan. and Robbin Sanders of Bentonia; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
TERRY SAXTON Sr.
Terry Cecil Saxton Sr., 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Friday at Parkview Church of God with Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Church under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Saxton was born Dec. 15, 1940 in Yazoo County to Wilson and Lessie Ward Saxton. He was an entrepreneur and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Saxton Sr. and George Robert Saxton; and a sister, Evie Neely.
Survivors include his wife, Kim Saxton of Yazoo City; two sons, Terry Cecil Saxton Jr. and Randolph Lee Saxton of Yazoo City; three daughters, Renee Sterling of Fairfax Station, Va., Wendy Lynn Appollonio of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and Tosha Charmon Seaney of Marietta, Ga.; three brothers, Kenny Saxton of Benton, Robie Saxton of Clinton and Barry Saxton of Benton; four sisters, Annie Eldridge of Benton, Betty Potter of Yazoo City, Janice Kirk of Yazoo City and Kathy Walker of Mendenhall; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Kenny Saxton, Brian Saxton, Mitchell Saxton, Mark Saxton, Ricky Saxton and Daniel Saxton.
Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Saxton, Bubba Saxton, George Robert Saxton, Claude Potter, Mike Saxton, Joey Saxton, Reid Saxton, Clark Saxton, Nikky Newton and Jimmy Eldridge.