Lillie B. Bonner, 72, of Yazoo City, died on Jan. 23, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. Bernard Luckett officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bonner was born on Aug. 6, 1941 in Yazoo County to the late Jerry Lee and Daisy Allen.
She married the late James Bonner, and to their union was born six children.
She accepted Christ at an early age and later became a member of Issaquena M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brother, Willie Allen.
Survivors include her three sisters, Ruby Underwood of Cincinnati, Luvenia Pilgrim and Barbara (Alphonse) Washington of Peekskill, New York; three daughters, Sandra Deere and Teresa (Bobby) Luckett of Yazoo City and Shirelle (Robert) of Tulsa, Okla.; and three sons, Willie (Thomasina) Allen of Tulsa, Okla., James Bonner Jr. of Seattle and Johnny Bonner of Peekskill, New York.
Honorary pallbearers were Willie Allen, James Bonner Jr., Johnny Bonner, David Bonner, John Bonner, Leroy Bonner Sr., Ronnie Hall, Mathis Powell and Bobby Luckett.
Palbearers were Leroy Bonner Jr., Robert McDonald, Robert Davis, Cody Nicholson, Willie Harris Sr. and J.D. Roseman.
Hyram (Fess) S. Grey, 83, died Jan. 31, 2013, at home after a lengthy illness surrounded by family and friends.
He was born March 31, 1929 in Mayersville to Hattie Lowery Grey and Josh Grey. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fess served our country serving in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, where he received the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star Army of Occupation Medal. Fess was a member of Yazoo Lodge No. 42, F. & A.M. for 55 years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois H. Grey; three daughters, Pamela Grey Johnson (Danny) of Vicksburg, Diane Grey Braswell (Anthum) of Greenwood and Lois Dawn Grey of Yazoo City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rosie Wardlaw of Vicksburg, Juliette Moore of Bentonia, Betty Grey of Yazoo City and Mary Alice Strickland of Yazoo City; three brothers, Huey Grey of Kansas, Glenn Grey of Yazoo City and Eugene Grey of Utica. Fess is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Grey was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Charlotte Ann Grey; one sister, Inez Davis; and two brothers, Frank O. Grey, Sr. and Ted C. Grey.
A graveside ceremony will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Dixon officiating and burial to follow.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 3785 Hwy. 433 West, Bentonia, MS. 39040.
Pallbearers will be Anthum Braswell, Barrett Braswell, Frank Grey Jr. and Danny Johnson.
Linda Sue Jones, 58, of Jackson died Feb. 4, 2013 at Chadwick Nursing Home.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Greencrest Cemetery in Belzoni with Rev. Robert Ragland officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Ms. Jones was born Jan. 10, 1955 in Louise to Adrian Otis Jones and Ruby Lee Roberts Jones. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha McCoy of Florence and Patricia McClain of Louise; and two brothers, Alvin Jones of Edwards and Clinton M. Jones of Terry.
Carrie Mae Pigg, 77, of Bentonia, died Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Stricklin King Chapel with Rev. Glenn Warrington officiating. Burial will follow at Melrose Baptist Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral services.
Mrs. Pigg was born on Nov. 23, 1935 in Warren County to Wilford W. Bright and Beulah Mae Graham.
She was preceded in death by her parents; adopted parents, J.Q. and Minnie Walker; husband, James C. Pigg; daughter, Judy Pigg; and brothers, James Allen Dwiggins and Lawrence Dwiggins.
Survivors include her daughter, Carrie Jean Ripoll of Long Beach; four granddaughters, Colby Parks and Caren Reel, both of Bentonia, and Crystal Williams and Candi Williams Whalen, both of Long Beach; grandson, Caleb Creel of Bentonia; and two brothers, James Bright of Bentonia and George Dwiggins of Vicksburg.
Pallbearers were James Lee Bright, John Kevin Bright, Jason Bright, Jake Weldon, Blake Bright, Wesley Bright and Quinton Hank.
Tangela LaBelle Robinson, 33, of Yazoo City, died on Jan. 28, 2013.
Funeral services were held Saturday at King Solomon Baptist Church with Rev. Maxine Simmons-Bolden officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Gardens under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Tangela was born on June 20, 1979 in Jackson to Roderick Robinson and A. Elaine Simmons.
She was a 1997 high honors graduate of Yazoo City High School. She later graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Her work career was in banking and retail.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lulabelle Hawkins.
Survivors include her parents; three sisters, Towander (Kevin) Parker, Tameka Simmons and LaTasha Green; three brothers, Roderick Robinson, Ryan Robinson and Jermaine Green; grandmother, Sarah Simmons; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Xavier Bolden, Roderick Robinson, Ryan Robinson, David Simmons, Robert Simmons and Tariq Simmons.
Pallbearers were Carlos McGee, Anthony Robinson, Terrance Robinson, Dan Scott, Kendrick Simmons and Antonio Wright.
Annie Louise Stewart, 61, of Yazoo City, died on Jan. 27, 2013.
Funeral services were held Sunday at St. James Church of God in Christ with Pastor Derrick Lucious officiating. Burial followed at Tye Cemetery in Benton under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stewart was born on Sept. 26, 1951 to Mary Lee Simmons and the late John Allen Simmons.
She joined Pleasant Grove A.M.E. at an early age and later moved her membership to Water Grove A.M.E. Church.
She was preceded in death by two brother, John and Charles; son, Larry; two grandchildren, Larrayne and Monique; and special friend, Tina.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Stewart; four children, Mary (Derrick), Brenda (Jasper), Billy (Trina) and Barbara (Robin); 12 sisters; seven brothers; aunt, Doris; special nephew, Daniel; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Dorothy Mae Strickland Sanders-Taylor, died Jan. 20, 2013.
Funeral services were Jan. 26 at Good Hope M.B. Church in Flora with Rev. John Curtis officiating. Burial followed at Yazoo Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor was born Nov. 1, 1945 in Yazoo City to Isaac and Virgie Strickland. She was a member of Good Hope M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Elijah and Orlando; a brother, Anderson Perry; and a sister, Senoria Fultz.
Survivors include nine sons, James Strickland of Columbia, Mo., Edward Sanders, Raymondo Sanders, Tyrone Taylor, Valentino Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Andre Taylor, Anthony Taylor and Aaron Taylor; three daughters, Debra Ann Sanders-Bennett, Senoria Taylor and Deaubra Taylor; four brothers, Moses Strickland of Chicago, Aaron Kirk of St. Louis, Larry Kirk of Cahokia, Ill. and Charles Kirk of Yazoo City; four sisters, Mary Reese and Blondine Dixon of St. Louis, Samella Kirk of Fort Knox, Ky. and Diana Kirk of Wixom, Mich.; 50 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Jermaine Terrell Jackson, 27, of Tate County, died on Jan. 18, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 26 at Abundant Harvest Church in Charleston under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Hickmon officiating.
Mr. Jackson was born on Dec. 29, 1985 in Tate County to Claudine Moorehead and Andrew Jackson.
He joined Abundant Harvest Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder Michael C. Hickman. He was a member of the Sunday School Department and the Youth Department.
He was a 2004 graduate of North Panola High School. His honors included being the class valedictorian and the class president. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also received a Master’s Degree in Higher Education in May 2012 from the University of Mississippi. He was employed as an academic counselor at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Survivors include his mother Claudine Moorehead of Como; brother, Marc Anthony Jackson of Como; sisters, Keosha LaCrisha Moorehead of Como and Andranita Willingham of Nashville; father, Andrew Jackson; grandmothers, Mary Lillian Moorehead of Memphis and Chreatha Jackson of Sardis; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Roosevelt Moorehead Jr., Larry Moorehead, James Moorehead, Karl Moorehead, Bryan Moorehead, Clyde Jackson and Moses Holt.
Pallbearers were Alex Atkins, Jarvis McGhee, Nathiel Calhoun, Marc Anthony Jackson, Larenzo Stokes and Damasco Taylor.
The Celebration Service for Miss Tangela Robinson, the youngest daughter of Roderick and Elaine Robinson, will be Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. at King Solomon Baptist Church located at 1409 Calhoun Avenue in Yazoo City.
Reverend Maxine Simmons-Bolden will officiate the service. The family hour is set for Friday, February 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Scott Memorial Funeral Home at 1401 East Broadway in Yazoo City.
Corinthians Damascus Dixon, 23, died Jan. 21, 2013 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Jan. 25 at the St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Lexington with Supt. William Dean Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Lexington under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Dixon was born June 24, 1989 in Holmes County to Curtis and Debra Harris Dixon. He was employed with Radio Shack in Jackson and a member of St. Paul Church of God in Christ.
Survivors include his parents, Curtis and Debra Harris Dixon of Lexington; brothers, Curtis Dixon Jr. and Ernest Wade of Lexington; three sisters, Curtissa Dixon of Lewisville, Texas and DeShenia Coleman (Jeffery) and DeJohnessa Dixon of Lexington; grandparents, John and Deloris Harris of Lexington and Sylena Calhoun Dixon of Detroit; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Cleveland Dixon, Maurice Dixon, LaRon Jackson, Clyde Jerrod Dixon, DeAndre West and Reggie Dixon.
Honorary pallbearers were John Harris III, Charles Jones, Chris Dixon Jr., William T. Harris, Eugene Dixon and Clyde Dixon Sr.
Gerald Lee Glascoe, 75, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at home under the loving care of his family and Continue Care Hospice.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Funeral services are Friday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Lesta Porter Glascoe and Albert Frank (Tuck) Glascoe, a twin brother Joe and his first wife Jean Greenwell Glascoe
Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn Brandt Glascoe, sons Gerald Lee Glascoe, Jr. (Sue) and Joe Lynn Glascoe (Kelly), two special “daughters”, Andra L. Owens (Kendall) and Tami K. Cox (Joel), and six grandchildren.
Gerald, a graduate of Arkansas State University, served his country in the United States Air Force during the time of the Cuban crisis. After retiring from the farm equipment business, he worked as County Administrator of Yazoo County. Following his career as administrator, he spent almost two years rebuilding houses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, under the auspices of the MS Baptist Disaster Relief. Gerald also coordinated the rebuilding effort in Yazoo County following the 2010 tornado.
He was a member of First Baptist Church for 40 years, serving in various capacities.
Gerald’s passion in life was simply to serve his Lord.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church for Disaster Relief.
Roosevelt Johnson, 71, died Jan. 15, 2013.
Funeral services were Jan. 26 at the Scott Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 9, 1941 to Sam and Virginia Newton Johnson. He was educated at Shipp School in Benton and worked for Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association for 32 years.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Deloris Johnson; sons, Timothy Patterson, Roosevelt Johnson Jr. (Cynthia) and Paul Johnson of Yazoo City; daughters, Cheryl, Allisa (Carl) and Neco (Tony) of Yazoo City; brothers, Freddie Johnson of Yazoo City and T.S. Johnson (Versie Mae) of Benton; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Timothy Patterson, Roosevelt Johnson, Paul Johnson, Carl Little, Tony Hodges, DeAndre Bass and Terrence Bass.
Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Adams, Maurice Adams, Chris Clay, George Alexander, Willie Benford and Frederick Johnson.
A.W. “Buddy” Thrasher, died Dec. 19, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Mr. Thrasher was born April 26, 1944 to John Clemon and Nellie Mae Evers Thrasher. He was a lifelong Baptist and enjoyed a long career in the logging business. He worked for Cathy Williford Jones and Memphis Hardwood and was a member of the Miss. Loggers Association. He retired in 2009.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola K. Ables Thrasher; two sons, Michael B. Thrasher and Marcus B. Thrasher; and a brother, John C. Thrasher Jr.
Survivors include his daughters, Renee Leigh (Lewis) of Magee and Tammy Porter (Dalton) of Bentonia; sister, Wilma Curry of Yazoo City; grandchildren Brad Porter and Dillon Porter of Bentonia, Kellyn Smith (Kevin) and Krissy Parker of Magee and Landon Lindsey and Woods Lindsey of Yazoo City; several great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Robert L. Guthrie, 90, died Jan. 22, 2013 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were held Thursday at St. John’s United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.
Mr. Guthrie was born on Dec. 7, 1922 in Benton. He served in the United States Army, fighting in World War II and the Korean War.
Mr. Guthrie retired from American General Insurance, after 32 years in the insurance business.
For 55 years, he was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Linnie Matilda Guthrie and his father, Jim George Guthrie, eight brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty Dean Guthrie of Yazoo City; daughter, Bobbie Smith (Edd) of Yazoo City; sons, Ken Guthrie (Peg) of Madison and Tommy Guthrie (Dana) of Yazoo City; and eight grandchildren.
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Ella Mae Davis, 51, died Dec. 31, 2012.
Funeral services were Jan. 11 at Brooks Funeral Home in St. Paul, Minn. Burial followed at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Davis was born June 16, 1961 in Yazoo City to Lucille and Richard Barber Sr. After attending Yazoo City High School, she relocated to Minneapolis. She was an active member of Worldwide Outreach for Christ.
She is preceded in death by her father, Richard Barber Sr.; brothers, Spencer Barber, Andrew Barber and Richard Barber Jr.; and sisters, Amanda Brown and Laura Jones.
Survivors include her mother, Lucille Barber of Illinois; daughters, Nadvia and Nyeshia Davis of Minnesota; five brothers, Willie James Barber, Frank Barber and Melvin Barber of Minnesota, Sherman Barber of Wisconsin and Johnny Barber of Michigan; two sisters, Carrie Winfield (Preston) and Corrine Chambers of Illinois; a grandchild, O’Ryan Grant of Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Roosevelt “Wolf Lake” Hudson, 82, of Yazoo County, died on Jan. 15, 2013 in Jackson.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the New Zion Multiplex Building under the direction of Shaffer and Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Hudson was born on July 26, 1930 on El Dorado Plantation in Yazoo County to Rev. Steve and Minnie Pearl Hudson. He was married to Claudine Hill and to this union seven children were born.
Hudson joined the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department in 1972, becoming the first black deputy sheriff in Yazoo County, where he served for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steve Hudson; and four siblings, Mable Hudson, Steve Hudson Jr., Mildred Hudson Davis, and Catherine Hudson Taylor.
Survivors include his seven children, Ann Irvy (Ronnie) of Detroit, Cobert Hudson of Bentonia, Jacquline Shelton (Elroy) of Yazoo City, Sarah Bell (Jeffrey) and Alva Thomas of Nashville, and Betty Gibson (Larry) and Alice Hudson of Jackson; 16 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one on the way; two sisters, Willie Mae Smith of Chicago and Minnie Winters; Uncle Decell Hudson of Chicago; Fannie Edwards of Chicago and Leeora Robin of Phoenix; and a host of family and friends.
Daisy Merchant Meek, 89, of Benton, died Jan. 22, 2013 at her home.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home with Richard Jennings officiating.
Mrs. Meek was born on June 15, 1923 in Marion County, La. to James Thomas Merchant and Rosa Barrons. She was a homemaker and a member of Tinsley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joe David Meek.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jo Meek Beck of Jackson; son, Larry D. Meek of Benton; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Susie Cathey Boles Rolling, 77, of Yazoo City, died Jan. 10, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 19 at New King Solomon Church with Rev. Gregory Robertson officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rolling was born on July 16, 1935 in Bentonia to Florence Cathey and Walter Boles.
She confessed to Christ at an early age at Oak Grove Church.
She was married to James Rolling until his death in 1988. She was a faithful member of New King Solomon M.B. Church, where she diligently served in many capacities.
She was one of the cornerstone members of the N.A.A.C.P. Chapter in Yazoo County, where she served as solicitor and the executive secretary for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Mary Frances, Peacola and Florence.
Survivors include her son, Al J. Moorehead of Yazoo City; sister, Helen Boles of Branson, Mo.; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were James Bullock, John Jones Jr., Samuel Jones, Saeed Moorehead, Rico Scott, A.C. Smith and James Walker.
Pallbearers were Jay Jones, Garrette Scott Jr., Michael Lewis, Hubert Nelson, Dante Williams, Willie Wright and Charles Scott.
Catherine Lofton Mills Stamps, 75, of Vaughan, died on Jan. 14, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 19 at the L.T. Miller Community Center under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Willie McCullum IV officiating.
Mrs. Stamps was born on Jan. 2, 1938 in Vaughan to Frank Lofton and Annie Washington Lofton.
She confessed to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Tri-Union Church and later moved her membership to New Hope Baptist Church.
She married the late Ernest Mills Sr. in 1956 and to this union, nine children were born. In 1978, she married the late William “Ace” Stamps.
She received her education at Bunches Elementary and Linwood High School. She retired from St. Francis Head Start Center of Yazoo City after many years of dedicated services.
Survivors include her four sons, Ernest (Margie) Mills and Jimmy Charles (Donna) Mills of Benton, Anthony (Betty) Mills and Wardell Mills of Woodbridge, Va.; five daughters, Rutha Mills Henderson, Sharron Mills and Patricia (Douglas) Hollins of Jackson, Dianne Mills of Yazoo City and Tonja Mills of Benton; three sisters, Lela Cook and Hannah Harris of Oak Park, Ill. and Irene (Roosevelt) Washington of Yazoo City; five brothers, Robert (Alverdis) of Oak Park, Ill., Albert Lofton, Sam Henry (Bertha Lee) Lofton and Julius (Helen) Water of Yazoo City, and Willie Lofton; 26 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Janet Harris Wilkinson, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at King’s Daughters Hospital.
Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hugh Smith Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkinson was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Yazoo City to John Robert Harris and Mable E. Jones Harris. She was a retired bookkeeper for Miss. Supply Company and registrar for the Yazoo County Health Department.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley M. Wilkinson Sr.; a brother, Banyon Jones Harris; a sister, Jean Harris Payne; a daughter, Carol Ann Wilkinson Rhodes; and a great grandson, Hunter Cannon Rhodes.
Survivors include a son, Stan Wilkinson (Nancy) of Yazoo City; two daughters, Lesley Smith (Ralph) of Yazoo City and Kathy Pettigrew (Ricky) of Canton; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Shun Fredrick, Wade Rhodes, Trey Wilkinson, Jay Atkinson, Mark Rhodes and Tra Smith.