Olive “O” Richardson Anderson, 90, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital.
Funeral services were Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial followed at Fletcher’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Anderson was born on June 16, 1922, to Lucius Lamar Richardson and Olive Price Richardson in Yazoo City.
She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a life member of Yazoo City Junior Auxiliary, and the Yazoo Country Club Ladies Golf Association.
She was a member of the very first marching band at Yazoo City High School, where she played the French Horn and was also Drum Majorette.
One of her favorite pastimes was playing a weekly hand of Bourre with her dear friends, the “Bourre Girls”, with whom she shared countless laughs and many good times.
“O” was well known for her exceptional talent for cooking which paired brilliantly with her rare and special gift of hospitality that will be forever treasured by friends and family as well as anyone who was ever a guest in her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Georgia Katherine; and her husband of 67 years, Melvin “M.R.” Anderson.
Survivors include; a brother, Jack Richardson of Yazoo City; daughters, Ann Cox of Yazoo City; Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; Kay Mills and husband Darell of Yazoo City, a son, Jim Anderson of Benton; grandchildren: Elizabeth Cox Cranford, Scott Baker, Rebecca Cox McWilliams, J Anderson (Summer), LeeAnn Baker Williams (James) Katie Anderson Avery (Brad), Danielle Cox Ginn, Dustin Mills, Jake Mills, and Lee Anderson; and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were J Anderson, Scott Baker, Brad Avery, James Williams, Tom Huff, Sam Powell, John Anderson, and Jason Mathis.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeppie Barbour, Wiley Barbour, Haley Barbour, Griffin Norquist Jr., James Baker, Huey Boyd, Jimmy Druey, Sam Olden, and John Copeland.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or Trinity Episcopal Church.
JIMMIE LEE HANKINS
Jimmie Lee Cox Hankins, 65, died Nov. 28, 2012.
Funeral services were Dec. 8 at Ebenezer AME Church.
Mrs. Hankins was born Aug. 21, 1947 in Benton to Dan and Blanche Cox. After graduating high school she moved to Chicago, where she married Fletcher Hankins Jr. She was a member of Faith United M.B. Church.
Survivors include her husband of over 25 years, Fletcher Hankins Jr.; three children, Malissa Cox, Sherry Cox and Sharon Cox, all of Yazoo City; stepchildren, Dianne Hankins, Sherry Fowler and Fretta Powell, all of Alabama; four sisters, Hattie Spann and Helen Williams of Chicago, Carla Collins of St. Louis, Mo. and Bobby Young of Yazoo City; five brothers, Fred Cox (Hazel) of San Antonio, Texas, Robert Cox (Dorothy) of Jackson, Isaiah Cox (Mary Alice) of Bentonia, Sammie Lee Cox of St. Louis, Mo. and Johnny Cox of Yazoo City; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Fletcher Cox, L.C. Cox, Juan Cox, Demarco Cox, Fredrick Cox, Timothy Cox and Mykle Cox.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cox, Sammie Lee Cox, Isaiah Cox, Johnny Cox, Fred Cox and Shaddrick Cox.
Mary Ellen Woodward, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Ingram officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Woodward was born Nov. 8, 1933 in Yazoo County to Clarence and Pearl Sanders Williams. She was a retired operator for South Central Bell and a member of Tinsley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Woodward.
Survivors include her daughter, Kim Ketchum of Yazoo City; sister, Pearl Cerda of Yazoo City; brother, Ed Williams of Yazoo City; two grandchildren, Bryce Ketchum and April Ketchum; and three great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Jesse Cerda, Thomas McCoy, Butch Ketchum, Brett Cerda, J Ketchum and Mike Walton.
Melinda V. Atchison, 65, died Dec. 5, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Atchison was born Sept. 15, 1947 in Yazoo County to John and Ruth Quinn Vancleave. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Atchison Jr. and four brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Leon Atchison of Benton; a daughter, Angie King of Odessa, Texas; a son, James “Jack” Atchison of Benton; sister, Deborah Annette Creel of Yazoo City; brother, Henry Ray Vancleave of Corpus Christi, Texas and six grandsons.
William “Buster” Herman Franklin, age 56 of Utica died away after a lengthy illness at his home on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.
A memorial service was held Dec. 9 at Utica Christian Church.
Mr. Franklin was born on March 14, 1956 in Port Gibson. He went to school in Bentonia and later served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He spent most of his working life as a long-haul truck driver. He was a member of Utica Christian Church in Utica.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Franklin of Zavala, Texas.
Survivors include his children, Michael and Amanda Franklin of Pearl, Robert Franklin of Yazoo City and William and Crissy Franklin of Pearl: his parents Will T. and Bessie Franklin of Utica and brother, Dennis and Antoinette Franklin of Utica as well as by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Utica Christian Church, 316 W. Main Street, Utica, MS 39175
CHARLES HARPER JR.
Charles Nolan Harper Jr., 62, of Yazoo City, died on Dec. 2, 2012.
Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Lincoln Dall officiating.
Burial followed at the Mississippi State Veteran Cemetery in Newton under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Harper was born on July 4, 1950 to Otesia and the late Charles Harper Sr.
He attended St. Francis Catholic School, where he was a member of the band and choir. He received a Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University. He also received a Masters degree from Troy State University.
He later became a member and altar boy at St. Francis Catholic Church.
He was employed as a Human Resource Manager of International Paper Company, Riverwood Corp. and Smurfit Stone Corp.
His military background consisted of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and Captain in the Army Reserve. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Johnetta Gaylor Harper; mother; sisters, Dorothy (Joe) Roseburgh of Columbus and Sharon Faye (Eddie) Westry of Woodbridge, Va; sons, Marcus (Patricia) Harper of San Antonio, Andrew Harper and Julian Harper of Natchez; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Lee Jackson, Don Denard, Patrick Webster, Calvin Smith, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Napolean McGinnis.
Pallbearers were Joseph Thomas Sr., Charles Wallace, Joe Smith, Dr. William Nelson, Dr. William Nelson Jr., Leory Davis, Hebert Knight and Howard Bowman.
Camille Matthews Henick, 86, of Yazoo City, died peacefully on December 9, 2012 surrounded by her family.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Bill Poole officiating. Following the graveside services, the family will receive visitors and celebrate her life at the family home in Yazoo City from 2-4 p.m. Stricklin-King of Yazoo City is handling the arrangements.
A native of Jackson, she was born on June 1, 1926 to the late Dalmah and Alda Montgomery Matthews. A devout Christian, she was a former member of Parkway Baptist Church. She graduated from Central High School in 1944. While attending Mississippi College, she received a Bachelor’s degree with a major in English. After college, she worked at the Mississippi Military District in Jackson from 1951 – 1955.
Camille married Chris Henick, Jr. on February 13, 1955 and became a member of Yazoo City First United Methodist Church. She had a sincere love and unwavering faith in her Lord Jesus Christ. In Yazoo City, she had been a member of the Kings Daughters Auxiliary, Garden Club, Jaycettes, Church Circle, and Bible Study Group.
She loved painting and reading. Camille often said her greatest joy were her children. She especially loved spending time with her six grandchildren, and painting and drawing for each of them.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband and soul mate of 52 years, Henry Christopher Henick, Jr., infant granddaughter Carrie Henry, and son-in-law Robert D. Henry of Madison, MS.
Survivors include her son Chris Henick, III of Washington, D.C., and his wife Ingrid Henick, and their children Henry Christopher “Kit” Henick and Simone Aletta Henick; daughter Melanie Henick Henry of Madison, MS, and her children Matthew Timmons Henry and Meredith Hope Henry; and daughter Camille Henick Evans and her husband, John Evans of Ridgeland, MS, and their children Christopher Hewes Evans and Parker Montgomery Evans; sisters-in-law Love Henick Seawright and her husband, Robert Seawright, and Zoe Y. Henick; niece Lisa Lynn Henick; niece Ida Henick Yerger and her husband, Hunter Yerger; two great nieces and one great nephew; and many special friends.
Pallbearers are Henry Barbour, Mark Bardwell, Thomas Hines, Ed Jordan, Burck Stevens and Hunter Yerger.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Continue Care in Yazoo City for caring for Camille for the last several years. We would also like to express gratitude for the best neighbor, Mary Eleanor Galloway.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City or the charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mary Frances Moses, 89, died Dec. 5, 2012 at her home in Madison.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Lincoln Dahl officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Moses was born July 1, 1923 in Louisiana to James Dorris Greer and Thelma Katherine Russell Greer. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel S. Moses.
Survivors include two sons, Samuel S. Moses Jr. of Memphis, Tenn. and Gerald Moses of Boston; two daughters, Pam Harris of Madison and Latifie Harris of Madison; a brother, Joseph Greer; sister, Carol M. Johnson; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Todd Jenkins, Ryan Harris, Owen Moses, Brooks Harris, Stephen Moses and Ken Harris.
Emma Claire Rauscher, 89, of Audubon, N.J., died on Dec. 4, 2012.
Funeral services were held Monday at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church in Jaddon Heights, N.J. under the direction of Foster-Warne Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rauscher was born in Bentonia. She moved to Audubon with her husband in 1944 where she dedicated her life to her family.
She worked in the insurance industry for 23 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Buck” Rauscher.
Survivors include her six children, Claire (Bud) Shoder of Haddon Township, Catherine (Timothy) Lee of Ludlow, Vt., Mary Anne (John) Yeager of Collingswood, Charles (Barbara) Rauscher of West Deptford, Carol (Daniel) Jones of Marlton and Jeanne (Todd) Fryar of Haddon Heights; 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Harold (Barbara) Perry of Bentonia.
Donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Research Fund of Dr. Jon Burnham, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352.
James L. Barrett, 76, of Lexington died Dec. 4, 2012 at University Hospital.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Busby officiating. Burial followed at Green Lawn Cemetery in Vicksburg.
Mr. Barrett was born April 5, 1936 in Yazoo County to Dewitt and Ellem McClusky Barrett. He was a retired truck driver and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by a son, Troy Barrett; three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his son, Wayne Barrett of Marion, Ark.; two brothers, Paul Barrett and Jessie Barrett, both of Vicksburg; four sisters, Retha Tanner and Mary Stokes of Vicksburg, and Dorothy Barrett and Bertha Crist of Las Vegas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Annie Frances Washington Suttlar, 83, died Nov. 29, 2012.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Tulane M.B. Church with Rev. Gilbert E. Andrews officiating. Burial followed at Yazoo Memorial Park under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Suttlar was born Oct. 20, 1929 in Shelby County, Tenn. to Betty Harvey and Herman Washington. She was raised by her grandparents, Alice Knight Wallace and Ruben Jones in Yazoo City. She was a seamstress and a talented cook who published two cookbooks. She was a member of Tulane M.B. Church, where she sang in the choir and served as a member of the Mother Board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Suttlar Jr.; a sister, Mary Ethel; and a brother, Albert E. Jones.
Survivors include six children, Debra Evans of Memphis, Tenn., Annie F. Payton of Jackson, Herbert Suttlar III (Deborah) of Little Rock, Ark., Michael D. Suttlar (Remona) of Yazoo City, Karen E. Suttlar of Yazoo City, and Alice M. Suttlar of Jackson; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were McArthur Straughter, Marcus Straughter, Albert Moorhead, Donte Smith, James T. Williams, Hubert Nelson, Cardell Robinson and Terrance Robinson.
Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Suttlar III, Michael D. Suttlar, Charles Evans, Michael D. Suttlar II, Curtis J. Carwell Jr., Quintin Carwell, John E. Wallace, Charles C. Wallace, Albert E. Jones Jr., Curley Parker, Alfort Davis and Louis Williams Jr.
IDA MAE DIEW
Ida Mae Diew, 66. died Nov. 14, 2012.
Funeral services were Nov. 24 at New Zion M.B. Church with Rev. Eugene Smith officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms. Diew was born July 12, 1946 to Joe and Julia Diew. She was educated in the Yazoo City public school system and was baptized in her early teens.
Survivors include her children, Ernest Diew (Victoria), Sheila Diew, Charles Diew, Lenora Diew, Chatmaine Diew and LaKeisha Diew; siblings, Dorothy Dean Young of Chicago, James Edward Diew, Herbert Diew of Virginia, Robert Diew and Vivian Diew; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
LORA ANN GREEN
Lora Ann Parker-Green, 50, died Nov. 20, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at King Solomon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Green was born May 19, 1962 in Yazoo City to Willie Parker Sr. and Betty Parker. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a sister, Marilyn Parker.
Survivors include her husband, Marty Green; two sons, Verneal Parker of Yazoo City and Venson Scott Jr. of Jackson; two sisters, Francine Rucker (Chris) and Bettie Parker-Scott, both of Yazoo City; four brothers, Willie Parker Jr. of Yazoo City, Norman Parker of Guam, Septimus Parker (Lawanda) of Cordova, Tenn. and Kevin Parker of Lawton, Okla.; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
HORACE JOHNSON Sr.
Horace Johnson Sr., 73, died Nov. 16, 2012.
Funeral services were Nov. 21 at the Church of Christ with Rev. Robert Jenkins Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Yazoo Memorial Gardens under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 22, 1939 in Yazoo City to Arthur and Maggie B. Johnson. He accepted Christ and was baptized in 1987. He was the owner of Fannie’s Cafe.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Fannie Johnson; two daughters, Cathy Haley (Harvey) of Jackson and Theresa Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Horace Johnson Jr. of Chicago and Douglas Johnson of Yazoo City; stepson, Leroi Smith of Yazoo City; brothers, Arthur Johnson Jr. (Emma), Eugene Johnson, Carl Johnson (Willie Jean), and Melvin Johnson, all of Yazoo City, and James Johnson of Fayettesville, Ark.; sisters, Elsie Gardner of New Orleans, Minnie Turnage (Leonard) of Chicago, Carlean Love of Jackson and Bessie Patrolia (Gregory) of Hammond, La.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Matt Gould Jr., Ken Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Herbert Johnson, William Washington and Michael Gould.
Honorary pallbearers were Arthur Johnson Jr., Eugene Johnson, Carl Johnson, Melvin Johnson, James Johnson, Douglas Johnson, Horace Johnson Jr. and Ray Carter.
Ricky Ray Scott, 42, died Nov. 28, 2012.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Yazoo Community Complex.
Mr. Scott was born Jan. 4, 1970 in Yazoo City to Henry and Alma Scott. At age 16 he began an 11-year career as a minister. He was also a builder and a member of the Yazoo East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He served as a member of the Mississippi Regional Building Committee Number 2.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Scott; mother, Alma Scott; six sisters, Arletha Carter, Henryean Simmons (Maceo), Annie Laura Kelly, Brenda Gail Scott, Melinda Kaye Williams (Fedrick) and Belinda Faye (Curtis); three brothers, James Henry Scott, John B. Scott (Jo Ann) and Charles Edward Scott (Dana) three stepdaughters, Pamela Almore Delong (Thomas), Paula Almore Davis (Terry), and Pashley Almore; five stepsons, Charlie Ray Almore (Darlene), Christopher Almore (Koko), Creighton Almore, Casey Taylor Almore, Clayton Morris Almore; a special son, Mario Jones; and a host of other friends and relatives.
Melvin Turnage, 63, died Nov. 19, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Big Bethel Baptist Church in Vaughan. Arrangements were entrusted to Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Turnage was born March 9, 1949 in Yazoo County to the late Charlie Lee and Pauline Palmer Turnage. Lucille and Connie Turnage helped in his upbringing until he moved to Chicago at age 15.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Flora Mae Banks; and a brother, Charlie Lee Turnage Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Brooklin Turnage of Yazoo City; two sons, Kenny Brooklin Turnage of Yazoo City and Lenny Brooklin Turnage of Chicago; one other son and daughter; six sisters, Rilla Rene Barton (Henry) of Vaughan, Flossie Turnage and Ida Mae Smith of Chicago, Susie Davis and Kelli Adams of Muskegon, Mich. and Cenola Redmond (Marvin) of Byhalia; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Robert L. Alderman, 56, died Nov. 27, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steven Howell officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. Alderman was born Aug. 9, 1956 in Yazoo County to N.L. and Loraine Harold Alderman. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.
Survivors include his son, Will Alderman of Yazoo City; daughter, Heather Alderman of Arkansas; mother, Loraine Alderman of Yazoo City; two sisters, Lynn Jones and Wanda Douglas of Yazoo City; brother, James Alderman of Yazoo City; and five grandchildren.
Mary E. Brister, 96, died Nov. 28, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. George Woodliff officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brister was born Sept. 30, 1916 in Yazoo County to Jonas P. and Mary Elliot Edwards. She was a retired kindergarten teacher and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Brister.
Survivors include her sons, William H. Brister Jr. of Houston, Texas and John P. Brister of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Brister Downey of Jackson and Martha Brister Williams of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Phil Williams, John Phillips, Griffin Norquist Jr., B Estes and Barry Bridgforth.
Charles H. Corley, 73, died Nov. 26, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Short Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Hutto officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Corley was born Aug. 16, 1939 in Yazoo County to Grover and Annie Bonney Corley. He was a bus driver and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Frances J. Corley of Yazoo City; a son, Brian Bankston of Ackerman; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Niven of Yazoo City; two stepsons, Jonathan Tubbs and Brian Tubbs of Yazoo City; a brother, Don Corley of Yazoo City; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
George Hilderbrand, 63, died Nov. 22, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Purvis and Nathan Carroll officiating.
Burial followed at New Hilderbrand Cemetery.
Mr. Hilderbrand was born Sept. 17, 1949 in Yazoo County to Wallace B. Hilderbrand Sr. and Elora Webb Hilderbrand. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, W.B. Hilderbrand Sr.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. W.B. Hilderbrand Sr.; wife, Opal Hilderbrand of Bentonia; son, Allen Hilderbrand of Bentonia; a daughter, Angelica Jones (Jerry); two stepdaughters, Lynda Gary and Teresa Alexander (James), both of Yazoo City; a brother, W.B. Hilderbrand Jr. (Donna) of Bentonia; three sisters, Kay Guthrie (Skip) and Betty Jennings (Mike) of Yazoo City and Patricia Thrasher (Derrald) of Bentonia; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Brian Guthrie, Robbie White, Ricky Bradshaw, Kenny Lyons, Terry Bradshaw and Harold Sprague.