Betty Ruth Stewart Branning, 54, of Yazoo City died Monday, April 29, 3013 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Leesburg Church of Christ with Rev. Jack Stewart and Rev. Larry Hunt officiating. Burial followed at Leesburg Church of Christ cemetery under the direction of Wolf Funeral Home.
Mrs. Branning had lived in Yazoo City for the past 25 years, moving from Scott County, and she was a member of Leesburg Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eva Stewart; two children, Jerry Ray Stewart and Christopher Allen Branning; one brother, Richard Stewart; one sister, Debbie Clark.
Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Jeff Branning of Yazoo City; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Branning of Yazoo City; one son, Robert Darrel Branning of Yazoo City; one sister, Jean Bates of Lena; and one grandchild, Anthony Matteo Glorioso.
Serving as pallbearers were Skipper Walker, Jed Lancaster, Ray Shoemaker, Mitchell Craig, John Cross and Nick Murphy.
Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Waldrop and Matthew Walker.
You may leave a condolence or light a memory candle by visiting www.wolffuneralservices.com.
Frank Edward Ellett, 51, of Yazoo City, died May 5, 2013 at Hospice Ministries.
Funeral services will be held today, May 8, 2013, at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Laurie Cummings officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Ellet was born June 26, 1961 in Vicksburg to Robert Herran Ellet and Clara Wadford.
Survivors include two brothers, James Randy Ellett and Robert Ellet (Angela), both of Yazoo City; and three sisters, Clara McNamara (Michael), Ester Martin (Jimmy), and Sharon Stevens (Charlie), all of Yazoo City.
Cynthia Dawn Erickson, 34, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Tate County.
Funeral services were April 26 at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial followed in the Memorial Gardens under the direction of Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Erickson was a graduate of Lee Academy and earned a B. S. degree at Delta State University. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Joey Erickson of Clarksdale; parents, Travis A. Lawrence of Jackson and Zelda Griffin Lawrence of Clarksdale; and brother James W. Lawrence (Scottie) of Clarksdale.
Memorials may be sent to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital.
Annie “Louella Walker” Jones, 55, died April 27, 2013.
Funeral Services were held May 4, 2013 at Old King Soloman M.B. Church with Rev. Ceasar Felton officiating.
Mrs. Jones was born July 5, 1957 in Yazoo County to the late O.D. Pleasant and Bernice Pleasant. Annie attended Yazoo City High School. She accepted Christ at a very early age under the leadership of her grandfather, Rev. J.W. Walker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Rev. J.W. Walker and Clemmie Walker; and her grandmother Louella Luckett.
Survivors include her husband, Willie Lee Jones; three sons, Qornell Jones (Shirley) of Jackson, Frederick and Cedric Jones, both of Seattle, Wa.; granddaughter, Jaytra Rogers of Yazoo City; four brothers, Henry Luckett of Chicago, Il., Oliver Pleasant (Janice) of Jackson, John Pleasant (Charlene) of Yazoo City, Sammie Pleasant of Jackson; six sisters, Clemmie Pleasant of Chicago, Il., Odessa Cox of Colorado, Christine Moton of Jackson, Annette Jones (Leroy) and Betty Pleasant of Yazoo City, Albertha Pleasant (Nakkila) of Jackson; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces nephews, family, and friends.
Josephine Speairs Lee, 80, died Sunday May 5, 2013 at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl.
Visitation is Wednesday May 8, 2013 at Stricklin-King Funeral Home from 5-7p.m. Services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Chapel with a private burial following at the Lee Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee was born March 3, 1933 to the late Harris A. Speairs, Sr. and Rebecca Pettigrew Speairs. A former elementary school teacher, Mrs. Lee became a homemaker after her marriage and resided in Bentonia until 2011.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lee.
Survivors include her son, Harris Lee (Tanya McCann Lee) of Bentonia; daughter, Aimee Lee (Jeff Warren) of Brandon; sister, Nora Speairs Gainey of Satartia and three grandchildren; Holly Lee, Jessica Lee, and Savannah Lee of Bentonia.
Memorials may be made to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.
Joseph Lee Lindsey, 78, of Vaughan, died Apr. 30, 2013.
Funeral Services were held May 4, 2013 at Scott Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Henry Collins officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Lindsey was born March 13, 1935 in Vaughan to Lucius Herman Lindsey and L.C. Day Lindsey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley Washington Lindsey; daughter, Gwendolyn Kaye Lindsey; and brothers, Lucius Lindsey, Jr., Bobby Earl Lindsey, and Theodore Lindsey.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Lindsey Jr.; three grandsons; brother, Nathan Lindsey; five great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mollie Cary Dent Stock, 53, of Greenville died May 4, 2013 after a long a valiant battle with cancer.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Mrs. Stock was born on May 5, 1959 to Amanda Cary Dent and John Hayes Dent. Mollie was the oldest of three children, along with two brothers, John Hayes Dent, Jr. and Richard Hughes Dent.
Mollie graduated from Yazoo City High School in 1977 and followed in her mother’s footsteps by attending and graduating from Mississippi State University for Women in 1980. She married in 1979 and gave birth to three wonderful children, William Stokes Jones, John Montfort Jones and Margaret Amanda Jones.
Mollie grew up in Yazoo City, but during her married life she lived in several towns in the south and central Delta. During her latter years she made her home in Greenville, a place she loved and where she had many friends and admirers.
Mollie loved flowers and decorating. She was a member of The Greenville Garden Club, during which time she served as president and represented the club at Garden Club of America meetings throughout the country. She was a popular floral artist throughout the Delta and around the state.
As a high school student, Mollie served twice in the nation’s capital as Page for then Congressman, G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery. Among the honors Mollie received during her lifetime were Yazoo County Miss Hospitality, Vice-President of Delta Council and was selected as Good Middling Lady by the Delta Council.
One of her most cherished relationships was her membership at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greenville. Her Covenant church family was very important to her and she was always grateful that her children had the opportunity to grow up among those church family friends.
Mollie never waivered in her faith in Christ as her Savior and Lord of her life. It was that faith that carried her through difficult times and kept her focused on her belief that God is good and all that He does is good.
Mollie will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Hayes Dent, Sr. as well as her children, William Stokes Jones and Margaret Amanda Jones.
Survivors include her son, John Montfort Jones; her mother, Amanda Cary Dent Bailey and her father of 46 years, Robert Bailey; her brother, John Hayes Dent, Jr. and sister-in-love, Carolyn Dent, and brother, Richard Hughes Dent. Also she is survived by six nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Maggie and Stokes Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund at Reformed Theological Seminary, 5422 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209.
Cecelia Thomas, of Yazoo City, 86, died May 3, 2013.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Glenwood Cemetery. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James T. Thomas, and her brother, Franklin Lewis. At the time of her death, Cecelia resided at The Blake in Ridgeland.
Cecelia was born in Satartia on August 9, 1926. She attended the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Cecelia was also a member of the Yazoo City Country Club.
Cecelia and Dr. Thomas had a passion for flying and enjoyed flying their Mooney airplane throughout the Southeast. Cecelia was so devoted to flying that she took lessons and soloed in their plane. Cecelia was also an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting landscapes in her pastime.
Survivors include her sister, Julia Lewis Rowan, her niece, Diane Rowan Drake and her nephew, Dr. Randal K. Rowan, all of Atlanta, Ga.
Linda Sue Landrum Walters, 65, of Yazoo City died April 28, 2013 at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were held May 3, 2013 at Bentonia Baptist Church with Pastor D.J. Speckner officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Walters was born March 14, 1948 in Rosedale to Archie and Bessie Cox Landrum.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Travis Murphy Landrum; and two sisters, Betty Jean Taylor and Mary Lousie Pugh.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Maziogo (Bobby), Susan Bush (Mike), both of Ellisville, and Jennifer Moore (Shane) of Taylorsville; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four brothers, Archie Landrum Jr., Henry Landrum (Gina) Jerry Landrum (Debbie), and Roy Landrum (Annette); three sisters, Shirely Kent, etc.; and a host of family and friends.
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William Baynham Baker, 65, of Benton died Tuesday April 30, 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.
He was a member of Benton Baptist Church and before retiring was Director of Transportation Distribution for Georgia Gulf in Gluckstadt.
Survivors are his wife; Glo Eckert Baker, mother-in-law Elizabeth Eckert of Benton. cousins; Joe Dale Hartness, Presley Hill, Mary Glass, David Stockstill, and Danny Stockstill, brother-in-law James (Marcia) Eckert of Benton, sisters-in-law Emma Eckert Reed of Douglasville, GA., and Betty Eckert (Ken) Bagwell of Dawsonville, GA., nieces; Ashley Reed Mella, Kara Bagwell Hewatt, and Kristen Eckert Moreno, nephews; Sean Reed, Heath Eckert, and Blake Eckert, who are heading to Yazoo soon to celebrate a life well lived by their Uncle Baynham. And boy did he live a life worth living. He has touched so many by sharing his life experiences. Although he was not a man of many words over the past few years, not by choice but by circumstance, he taught us so many things. I cannot look at a National Geographic or watch The History Channel without thinking of him. He taught me to play poker and beat the best of them at spades. In our family, he was "The Most Interesting Man in The World." He will be missed by many and remembered by many more.
Memorials may be made to: The American Heart Assoc., The American Cancer Society, or the ASPCA.
Clyde L. Seawright, 82, of Bentonia died Tuesday April 30, 2013 at Meadows-Fulton Nursing Home.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bentonia Baptist Cemetery.
He was a retired machinist with AMCO Manufacturing of Yazoo City and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie C. Seawright, grandson Ryan Seawright, 3 brothers and one sister.
Survivors are his sons; William M. (Norma) Seawright of Flora, Leonard Carter (Martha) Seawright of Tupelo, Stephen C. Seawright of Bentonia, and Joe Frank (Connie) Seawright of Benton, 7 grandchildren, Angel (Bert) Gregory, Candace (Mark) Pomeroy, Michael Stephen, Jonathan (Julie) Seawright, Corey Seawright, Trevor Seawright, and Russell Seawright, 11 great grandchildren, sisters; Ann (Jimmy) Creswell, Janice (Bud) Adams both of Bentonia, and Beverly Whitehead of Florence.
Gillie Edward Davis, 90, of Benton, died April 28, 2013.
Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Revs. Arlie Francis and Ken Wilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral services.
Mr. Davis was born Nov. 10, 1922 in Yazoo to James Davis and Eliza Saxton. He was a retired employee of Mississippi Chemical Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his son, Steve Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Davis of Benton; two sons, Norman Davis (Mary Emma) and Gordon Davis, both of Benton; daughter, Pam Thrash (Neal) of Benton; brother, George Davis of Benton; two sisters, Geneva Hood and Marie Gordon, both of Benton; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Mitch Davis, Clark Davis, Tony Davis, Casey Davis, Lenden Davis and Christopher Smithart.
Dorothy Mae Green Grayer, 74, of Yazoo County, died April 23, 2013 at Courtland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Courtland, Va.
Funeral services were held April 28 at Beulah Land M.B. Church in Yazoo City with Rev. M.C. Miller officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Grayer was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Yazoo County to the late Mr. David and Mrs. Pearl Green. He accepted Christ at an early age at Beulah Land Missionary Baptist Church. She attended the Yazoo City Training School. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Gracie L. Warren, Jesse James, Wiley Hatchett and Larris Ray Green.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Willie Grayer; three daughters, Leslie Green of Jackson, Janis Grayer-Smith (Darius) of Sulfolk, Va. and Genen D. Grayer of Yazoo City; three granddaughters, Sondra and Kierra Green of Jackson, and Katrina Sykes-Manley (Darius) of Franklin, Va.; three great granddaughters, Alana J. Manley, Kennya Gene’ and Kennedi Kylan Levy; four brothers, David (Gloria), Ennis, and Robert Green all of Yazoo City, and Mr. King E. Green (Delores) of Pontiac, Mo.; two sisters, Della Smith (Joseph) and Mary A. Green of Milwaukee; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers were Alonzo Alexander, Wiley Green Jr., Herbert Scott Jr., Steve Gibbs and Percey Green.
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Ollie Hampton Jr., 70, of Yazoo City, died on April 22, 2013.
Funeral services were held April 27 at King Solomon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Hampton was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Holmes County to the late Ollie Hampton Sr. and Rosie Mae Hampton. Ollie was formerly employed with Mississippi Chemical Corporation for 35 years. He was the owner of Hot City and Shady Drive Mini Mart and Restaurant.
He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Bee Lake Church in Holmes County. In 2009 he joined King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Yazoo City, where he remained a member until his death.
He was preceded in death by his children, Marilyn Hampton and Shirley James of Yazoo City.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Gloria Jean Hampton; seven children, Ollie Hampton III of West, Abbie Johnson (Richard), Annette Hampton, Kenneth Hampton and Roderick Hampton of Yazoo City, Veronica Lewis (John) of Atlanta, and Erica Denbrock (Jeffrey) of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Hampton (Debra) of Park Forest, Illinois, and R.C. Hampton (Cora) of Flora; two sisters, Letha Starling of Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Geraldine Green of Jackson; 22 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were the Deacons of King Solomon Church.
Honorary Pallbearers were Roderick Hampton, Kenneth Hampton, Ollie Hampton III, Robert L. Hampton, Bobby Dulaney, Larry Dulaney, Chester Dulaney, and R.C. Hampton.
Marjorie Williams, 73, of Yazoo City, died April 29, 2013.
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at First United Pentacostal Church with Rev. Lonnie Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Vicksburg City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 28, 1939 in Natchez to Robert Brattle Boone and Ruby Pauline Wooldridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Williams; son, Kenny Keith Williams; grandson, Daniel Williams; and great granddaughter, Kylie Jennings.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Williams (Tonya) of Yazoo City and J.W. “Skipper” Williams (Gloria) of Talco, Texas; three daughters, Ruby Hoda (Mike) of Kiln, Pamela Spalding (Dean) of Lake Waccamaw, N.C. and Sarah Alice Willaims (Steve) of North Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Frances Simpson of Meridian; three brothers, David Boone of Vicksburg, Billy Boone of Richland and Joe Boone of Poplarville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Williams, Jason Speed, B.J. Williams, Steve Barton, Erich Boone and Colt Jennings.
Larry Ralph Calder, 57, died April 23, 2013 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Calder was born Sept. 11, 1955 in Charleston to James E. and Jewel Fly Calder. He was a representative for Advantage Sales and a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Diane R. Calder of Yazoo City; daughter, Danielle Threet (Darrin); granddaughter, Emma Katherin Threet of Benton; sister, Judy Little (Carson) of Charleston; brother-in-law, Clenton Ray Rogers of Yazoo City; sister-in-law, Janie Lowery; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Greg Little, Tony Lowery, Daryl Rushing, David Rogers, Aubry Wren and Dale Browning.
Honorary pallbearers are Shane Little, John William Fly, Jimmy Dale Fly, Jerry Melton, Aubry Johnston and David Chisolm.
John Earl Mayberry, 48, former resident of Yazoo County, died April 19, 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany where he resided.
A memorial was held on April 27, 2013 in Madison with immediate family attending.
Mr. Mayberry was born to the late Brady “Oakstump” Mayberry and Ethelene Andrews Mayberry. He graduated from Benton High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Desert Storm and military duties for 12 years. He continued to reside in Germany where he was married. He was employed by Otis Elevator Company.
He was preceded in death by one brother Sylvester Mayberry.
Survivors include his son, Kevin Mayberry; two sisters, Patricia M. Brookins (Marvin) of Canton and Helen M. Carter of Flora; a brother, Brady Mayberry Jr. (Victoria) of Benton, Ms. and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.
John Howard Rowe, 84, of Tchula, died on April 9, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were held April 20, 2013 at Promise Land Church in Tchula with Pastor Jerry Crockett officiating. Burial followed at Jordan Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Rowe was born Nov. 2, 1928 in Lexington to the late Walter and Lubertha Rowe. In his early life he did farm work and later worked for Holmes County Beat 4 under supervisor Larry Davis until his death.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cornelius Mable Gamble; his second wife, Bessie Clinton; son, L.C.; four sisters, Mable Brown, Garnett Johnson, Mattie Mae Jones, and Ophelia Wells; and brother, Dan.
Survivors include two daughters, Tracy Rowe and Mary Sims; three sons, Demetrius Rowe, Willie Earl Hollins and Johnny Brown; stepson, James Clinton; sister, Thelma Jordan; two brothers, Walter Rowe and James Rowe; 50 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were his sons and grandsons.
Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Chambers, Elijah Ollie, Terry Ward, Ted Hogan, Will Malone, and James Webb.
Freddie Lee Brown, 71, of Benton, died on March 28, 2013.
Memorial services were held on April 20, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Arokia S. Savio officiating.
Mr. Brown was born May 30, 1941 in Benton to the late John Calvin Brown Sr. and Omega Louise Brown of Yazoo County. After graduating high school from St. Francis Catholic School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served a six year tenure of military service of which he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratrooper Group.
After his honorable discharge in 1966, he moved and settled in Washington, D.C. He worked at the U.S. Postal Service until his acceptance as a Cadet with the District of Columbia Fire Dept.
During his extensive career, one of his many accomplishments included serving as founder of the National Association of Professional Black Fire Fighters (NAPBFF). He also served as the “Acting” Fire Chief of the D.C. Fire Department. He was a member of the Masonic Harmony #12 Lodge and also a member of the Shiner’s Mecca #10, in Washington, D.C.
Freddie attended St. Francis Catholic Church upon his relocation to Yazoo City following his residency in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his sister, Ernestine Brown Mann.
Survivors include his brothers, John Calvin Brown Jr. (Jewel), Clarence E. Brown (Marjorie), Willie James Brown (Ruthie Mae); sister, Rose B. Hall; sons, Reginald L. Brown (Valissa), and Michael A. Brown (Chastyne); daughters, Tamika S. Smith and Tamara R. Brown; and a host of family and friends.
John F. Chaney Jr., 62, of Delta City, died on April 18, 2013 at King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were held April 20, 2013 at Delta City Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Smith, Rev. Richard Davis, and Rev. Ricky Dorrell officiating. Burial followed at Vicklan Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.
Mr. Chaney was born in Sharkey County to Alma Louise and John F. Chaney Sr. He was a member of Delta City Baptist Church, as well as Yazoo City Church of God of Prophecy. He was a farm manager for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Chaney of Delta City; two sons, Trey Chaney of Delta City, and Brent Chaney of Yazoo City; brother, Robby Chaney of Pearl; four sisters, Frances Luker of Delta City, Molly Shackelford of Ridgeland, Romie Ferguson of Pearl, and Lucie Chaney of Pearl; two grandchildren, Sherrill Ann and Christopher Benjamin Chaney.
Serving as pallbearers were Tom Price, Bob Price, Reggie Williams, Shane Williams, Dee Ferguson, Patrick Garrison, Art Arrington and Jeff Rhodes.
Honorary pallbearers were M.P. Neff, Lane Boykin, and Todd Sullivan.
Peggye Hogue Holloman died on Monday, April 22, 2013.
Graveside services will be at Shiloh (Bethany Primitive Baptist Church) Cemetery Friday, April 26, 2013 under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Holloman was born in Yazoo City to Mary Emma Shepherd and Steinreide Hogue. She attended Delta State University receiving a degree in Medical Technology. Mrs Holloman worked at Baptist Hospital and the VA Hospital in Jackson before moving to Decatur, Ala., where she was active as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbara Hogue, and a brother Dr. Charles Reid Hogue.
Survivors include her husband, Miles Holloman, a sister, Mrs. Betty Hogue Marsh of Madison, Ms., sister-in-law, Dorothy Hogue of Yazoo City, and numerous nieces and nephews.
After retiring, Mrs. Holloman developed a keen interest in genealogy and spent much time researching family history. In recent years she and her husband, Miles, moved back to her family home in Yazoo County where she enjoyed country living along with a large collection of animals.
Memorials may be made to the Yazoo County Cancer Society.
Ewell Oliver “Taylor” Malone, 91, of Benton, died on April 18, 2013 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held April 20 at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Malone was born June 13, 1921 in Yazoo County to I.D. Malone and Julie Burrell. He was a retired road foreman and was also a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a lifelong member of Midway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Ketchum; and grandson, Oliver Doyle Malone.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Luby Malone of Benton; daughter, Janice Richardson (Gene) of Kosciusko; two sons, Terry Malone (DeBe) of Madison, and David Malone of Yazoo City; sister, Christine Jones, of Gulfport; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Serving as pallbearers were Brent Richardson, Ken Ketchum, Lane Malone, Austin Malone, Brady Richardson, Breck Richardson, Adam Malone and Justin Carter.
Honorary pallbearers are Marlon John Stubblefield, Harris Ables, David Gene Ketchum, Donald Ray Ketchum, Clayton Davis, and Ronnie Davis.
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