Jean Riley Alexander, 66, of Indianola died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial followed at Indianola Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Alexander was a claims supervisor for Wal-Mart and a member of Mt. Zion Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Mazie Cockrell Roncali; her husbands, Roy H. Riley and Jimmy P. Alexander; a sister, Brenda Joyce Roncali; and a brother, Buford Roncali.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Omarkhail (Peter) of Parsons, Kansas and Pam Johnson (Tony) of Yazoo City; two stepdaughters, Karen Vest (Arnold) and Penny Story (Alan), both of Pontotoc; step-son, Jimmy P. Alexander (JoAnn) of Pontotoc; two sisters, Sara Allen (Estel) of Moorhead and Evelyn West of Leland; two brothers, Tony Roncali (Wanda) and Johnny Roncali, both of Indianola; seven step-brothers; six grandchildren; 24 step grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mildred Parker Arias, 96, died November 22, 2012 at the Martha Coker Green House. Graveside services were held November 23, 2012 at Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Bentonia with the Rev George Butler officiating.
She was born December 28, 1915 in Harrisville, MS in Simpson County and later in childhood moved with her family to Germania, MS. She will always be remembered as a true southern lady of grace, her commitment to her family, and her service to others before herself. She attended Eagle Lake Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Mary Elizabeth Ponder Parker; her husband and the love of her life, A. Humberto Arias; sisters, Dorothy Sadler and Mary May Wesley; brothers, Berry, Jack, Mulford, Arthur, and F. G. Parker. She is survived by sister-in-law Maye Parker and a host of nieces and nephews. The family extends a very special thanks to Dr. Walter Burnett and the staff at the Martha Coker Green House for your wonderful and loving care.
Troy Keith Barrett, 47, died Nov. 21, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Parks officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Barrett was born Aug. 4, 1965 in Vicksburg to James and Laverne Winstead Barrett. He was a welder and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Shawn Pruett Barrett of Yazoo City; daughter, Makensy Grace Barrett of Yazoo City; three sons, Justin K. Barrett of Yazoo City and Jacob John Barrett and Travis Barrett of Vicksburg; stepdaughter, Chelcy Pruett of Yazoo City; stepson, Trey Pruett of Yazoo City; granddaughter, Faith Barrett of Vicksburg; grandson, Will Barrett of Yazoo City; mother, Lavern Parker (Bobby) of Yazoo City; father, James Barrett of Yazoo City; and brother, Wayne Barrett of Marion, Ark.
David Broadaway, 72, died Nov. 20, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryan Abel and Rev. Kerry Burrough officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Broadaway was born Nov. 4, 1940 in Yazoo County to Joseph and Lucy Neely Broadaway. He was a retired production manager for AMCO.
Survivors include sisters, Mary Johnston of Yazoo City and Ann Embrey of Cordova Tenn.; brother, Joe Broadaway of Yazoo City; four nieces; two nephews; great nieces; and great nephews.
Heaven rejoiced earlier this month when welcoming infant Joybird Magnolia Crews, daughter of John Wesley and Leslie Crews of Vaughan.
She was delivered at River Oaks Hospital in Jackson on November 13, 2012.
Joybird was laid to rest in a flower garden at her family's home on November 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by great grandparents, Mrs. Virginia Lee Williams Perry, Mr. Edwin E. Slaughter, Mr. Arlee White, and Mr. Sam Crews.
Joybird is survived by her parents, brother John Wesley "Juni" Crews, Jr.; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Williams, III, of Philadelphia; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John F. Crews of Brandon; great grandmothers Mrs. Helen Slaughter of Philadelphia, Mrs. Lillian White of Grenada, and Mrs. Mary Jane Crews of Jackson. She is also survived by aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Williams of Flagstaff, AZ, Samantha Crews of Nashville, TN, Mr. & Mrs. Scott Schornhorst of Oxford, and cousins Lilly and Sam.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
Lucille Bridgers Frizzellof Johnson City died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Johnson City, Tenn.
She was the daughter of the late Maie Hollingsworth and Thomas Alfred Bridgers. Lucille was born in Yazoo City on Dec. 17, 1925, and lived in Johnson City since 1954. She was christened in Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City and served communion to shut-ins as a Lay Eucharistic Minister for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, and was an active member of Central Baptist Church, Johnson City, TN from 1954 until her husband’s death in 1991. In her declining year she regularly attended the Piney Flats Presbyterian Church, Piney Flats, TN.
Lucille was a secretary for U.S. Steel Corp. in Memphis, TN from 1946-1953. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University in 1977 and received a Master’s degree in Library Science in 1980. After graduation, Lucille was the librarian at Steed College, Draughons Junior College, and Bristol College.
Lucille was a past president of the Auxiliary of the Washington-Unicoi-Johnson County Medical Society, a member of the Tennessee Library Association, the Beta Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Monday Club of Johnson City, the John Sevier Chapter of the D.A.R, and a charter member of both the Washington County Historical Society and the Watauga Association of Genealogists and served on the board of the AARP Widowed Persons Service of Johnson City and Washington County.
Lucille was married to Byron Waters Frizzell at the Central Christian Church of Memphis, TN, on July 24, 1952.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dr. Byron Waters Frizzell.
Survivors include: her sons, Dr. Peter G. Frizzell and his wife, Martha, of Johnson City; David E. Frizzell and his wife Margaret Ann, of Johnson City; Mark D. Frizzell and his wife Marjorie of Knoxville; eight grandchildren, Jackson Frizzell, Johnson City, and Timothy Frizzell, Desaray Frizzell, Aurora Grace Frizzell, Dominick Frizzell, Barbara Lucille Frizzell, Breanna Frizzell and Luke Frizzell of Knoxville, Tn; and a special sister-in-law, Myra Frizzell of Johnson City.
Funeral services were Sunday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home South Chapel under the direction of Rev. R. Willard Warfield and Dr. Elmon Brown. Burial followed Monday in the Monte Vista Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Thomas C. Vanover, Dr. Ashby Clanton, Robert Karl Parker, James Lee Harlan III, Jackson Peter Frizzell, and Timothy Nathan Frizzell. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Wellington Place and caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care.
Memorials may be made to the Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, or any of the churches attended by Lucille.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Frizzell family via www.morrisbaker.com.
George Hilderbrand, 63, died Nov. 22, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Purvis officiating. Burial followed at Old Hilderbrand Cemetery.
Mr. Hilderbrand was born Sept. 17, 1949 in Yazoo County to Wallace Hilderbrand Sr. and Elora Webb Hilderbrand. He was a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Hilderbrand of Bentonia; son, Allen Hilderbrand of Bentonia; two stepdaughters, Lynda Gary and Teresa Alexander, both of Yazoo City; a brother, Wallace Hilderbrand Jr. of Bentonia; three sisters, Kay Guthrie and Betty Jennings of Yazoo City and Patricia Thrasher of Bentonia; mother, Elora Hilderbrand of Yazoo City; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Ronnie Counts, Harold Sprague, Kenny Lyons, Ricky Bradshaw, Robbie White and Bill Ogle.
Eddie Termell Oliver, 33, died Nov. 17, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Ever Increasing Faith Church of God in Christ in Benton with Elder Charles Jefferson officiating.
Mr. Oliver was born Oct. 17, 1979 to Eddie Lee and Hazel Oliver. He attended Linwood Elementary and Yazoo County High School, where he played football and graduated in 1998. He had several jobs and was a member of Ever Increasing Faith Church of God in Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Hazel Oliver; fiancee, Annie Davis of Pickens; two sons, Bryant Hardmen and Chandler Hardmen; four sisters, Ora Eulls, Darlene Washington, Tameka Oliver and Legendre Young (Roosevelt), all of Pickens; three brothers, Terry Diew and Eugene Eulls of Pickens and Eric Avery (Kimberly) of Vaughan; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Charlie “Sluggie” Richardson, 56, died Nov. 13, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Richardson was born Aug. 7, 1956 to the late J.B. and Bettie Richardson. He attended King School in Linwood.
Survivors include a son, Mario Haney; eight sisters, Velma Bruce of Texas, Lela Richardson of Illinois, Geneva Harris of Texas, Debbie Burns of Illinois, Minnie Alexander of Illinois and Sherry Richardson of Mississippi; two brothers, Nathaniel Richardson of Illinois and Jimmy Richardson of Mississippi; his 19-year love, Annie Mae Woods; and a host of other friends and relatives.
Sammy Edward Saxton, 68, of Belzoni died Nov. 20, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Saxton was born March 7, 1944 in Yazoo County to John F. and Nellie Wiltcher Saxton. He was a retired farmer and a member of Moorhead Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Saxton of Belzoni; two sons, Kelly Saxton and Cory Saxton of Belzoni; two daughters, Penny Jackson of Holcomb and Sandy Johnston of Oakland; brother, Rufus Saxton of Benton; three sisters, Earlene Davis, Billie Hood and Patsy Ward, all of Benton; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Freddie Winters, 70, died Nov. 17, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Mt. Vernon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Winters was born April 10, 1942.
Survivors include two children, Gretta Winters of Yazoo City and Roosevelt Winters Jr. of Covington, Ga.; a brother, Clarence Toney Jr. of Homer, La.; two grandsons, Thoma Winters and Justin Winters; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were deacons and laymen of King Solomon M.B. Church.
Honorary pallbearers were William Dodd, Aubry Brent Jr., Robert Littleton Sr., Robert Littleton Jr., Carl Nichols, Joseph C. Thomas Sr., Joseph C. Thomas Jr., Kirk Thomas, Jarvis Dixon and Justin Winters.
Jimmie “Jim” Louis Johnson 52, died Nov. 14, 2012.
Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Emmanuel M.B. Church with Rev. James Jackson officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Garden Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson was born May 1, 1960 to Eugene W. and Nehema S. Johnson. He attended Yazoo City Public Schools and was a member of Emmanuel M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cynthia Gainwell and Mary Ann Shepeard.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Johnson of Yazoo City; a son, Jamarkis Price of Jackson; four daughters, Porsha, Regina and Willie Johnson and Wendy Hampton (Joseph); his common law wife, Earlie Price of Jackson; six sisters, Willye Jean Johnson (Carl), NeKather Irvine (Tommy), Devvie Smith and Earnice Shepeard; all of Yazoo City, Carolyn Miles of Portsmouth, Va. and Janice Lewis of New Iberia, La.; six brothers, Eugene Johnson Jr. of Jackson, Sammie Shepeard (Arlene) and Willie J. Shepeard, both of Riverside, Calif., and David J. Johnson, Kevin Johnson (Yvonne) and Floyd Gainwell, all of Yazoo City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Walter Gainwell, Kelvin Adams, DeYoung Haymer, Tommy Irvine, Lavel Fleming and James Harber.
William J. Burton, 77, of Flora died Nov. 16, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday at First Baptist Church of Flora with Rev. Joe Cole officiating. Burial followed at Flora City Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Burton was born Dec. 6, 1934 in Yazoo County to Archie and Essie Bostick Burton. He was an assembly worker for Sperry Vickers and a member of First Baptist Church of Flora. His family will always remember him for his dear love of both the Ole Miss and Tri-County Academy Rebels.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Burton of Flora; a son, Bryan Burton (Susan) of Clinton; a daughter, Tina Burton of Madison; three sisters, Catherine Tucker of Bentonia, Pauline Vernell of Flora and Patricia Fondren of Flora and two grandchildren, Erin Burton and Kyle Burton.
Serving as pallbearers were Lacy Cohea, Chris Hammack, Irwin Burton, Mike Tucker, Tab Burton, Jimmy Hammack, David Burton, Kevin Fondren and Frank Varnell.
Mary Lee Crocker, 93, of Bentonia died Nov. 16, 2012 at Highland Home in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Monday at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. D.J. Speckner officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Crocker was born Sept. 2, 1919 in Yazoo County to Jacob Leroy Echols and Mamie Vaiden Myers Echols. She was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Bentonia Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Denise Helms of Ridgeland; a grandson, Marty Kinnard (Candyce) of Benton; and two great grandchildren, Cole Kinnard and Jax Kinnard.
Serving as pallbearers were Gerald Creel, Griff Irwin, Jackie Niven, Kim Sligh, Kelly Speight, Richard Creel, David Osborn, Tony Osborn and Clay Creel.
Mary Gladys Saxton Davis, 84, of Benton died Nov. 16, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Arlie Francis officiating. Burial followed at Midway Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 16, 1928 in Yazoo County to George and Alma Hasty Saxton. She was a retired nurse and a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, John Griffin Davis (Lise) of Benton, Bobby Leo Davis (Tammy) of Benton, Billy Leon Davis (Donna) of Madison and Harry Saxton (Billie Fae) of Vicksburg; four daughters, Angela Ellet (Robert) of Benton, Janie Arlene Luby of Benton, Judy Brewer of Benton and Jean Henson (Frank) of Benton; two brothers, Howard Saxton of Yazoo City and J.T. Saxton of Yazoo City; three sisters, Ila Ward of Benton, Carlee House of Benton and Ruby Ward of Vicksburg; 29 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Leon Davis; a great granddaughter, Tracey Cotton; sons-in-law, Billy Brewer and George Doby; and brother-in-law, Joe Davis.
Serving as pallbearers were George Doby, Leon Davis, John Johnson, David Bryant, David Doby, Chad Jones, Wesley Boone and Mike Ellet.
Bernice P. Jones, 92, died Nov. 17, 2012.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Hutto and Rev. Marshall Burnett officiating. Burial followed at Short Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones was born April 23, 1920 in Arkansas. She was a retired CNA for King’s Daughters Hospital and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Jones; and a son, Carey E. Jones.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Bloom (Larry) of Yazoo City; four grandsons, Carey E. Jones, Spike Bloom, Justin Jones and Matthew Bloom; and four great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Jay Jones, Spike Bloom and Matthew Bloom.
Honorable Freddie Winters, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.
Visitation will be Friday at 5 p.m. at Century Funeral Home.
Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Vernon M.B. Church with Rev. Benjamin Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Charles A. "Chuck" Jordan, Jr. left this world on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Funeral services were Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin- King Funeral Home. There were no active pallbearers but Jordan requested that all the citizens of Greenville serve as honorary pallbearers as a sign of unity. A memorial Mass was held Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville.
A native of Yazoo City, he was the oldest of nine children of Charles A. Jordan and Mabel Norman Jordan. He graduated from St. Clara Academy in Yazoo City and Mississippi State University, where he was Mr. MSU and President of the Student Association. He also is a member of Kappa Alpha Order .
After graduation, he married Jane Power of Greenwood and they had two daughters, the late Liza Jordan Vaughn (Edward) of Cleveland and Adrian Jordan Love (Walker) of Atlanta. They have four grandchildren-William Thomas Vaughn, Joseph Tyler Vaughn, Elizabeth Caruthers Love and Archer Whitaker Love.
In his first employment, he served as Executive Assistant to the late Owen Cooper, President of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, and Executive Vice President Harry Griffith prior to joining Delta National Bank in Yazoo City under the guidance of Miller Holmes. After nine years in Yazoo City, he became Executive Vice President at First Columbus National Bank. After two years, he returned to his beloved Delta working with Henry Paris as President of Planters Bank's Greenville Office. He graduated from a number of banking schools including the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU, where he served as Trustee. He was active in all facets of Greenville from St. Joseph's Catholic Church to the various civic organizations where he served as President. He was King of the Junior Auxillary Ball in 2000.
State-wide, he was particularly proud of his long time service to the Mississippi Economic Council, Delta Council, Mississippi Bankers Association, the College of Business at Mississippi State University and Rotary International District 6820 where he was District Governor.
He retired after 42 years of banking in April 2011 and immediately ran for Mayor of Greenville, where the citizens of Greenville overwhelmingly elected him with two thirds of the votes cast. Serving as Mayor for a short nine months, the citizens of Greenville have united and made remarkable progress in revitalizing Greenville.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church 412 Main Street Greenville, MS 38701 or to the Community Foundation of Washington County Youth Programs c/o Planters Bank and Trust Co, PO Box 639, Greenville, MS, 38702.