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.
Gracie Pugh Braswell, 72, died Nov. 4, 2012 at her home in Pearl.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Mrs. Braswell was born Aug. 10, 1940 to Grady Pugh and Loretta Pugh King in Sharkey County. She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Sue Paul of Pearl; brother, Charles Pugh (Ruth) of Church Hill, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jordan Brewer, Matt Brewer, Jennifer Paul Skeen, Mitchell Paul and LeClaire Paul Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends.
REV. CALVIN KNIGHT
Rev. Calvin Knight, 64, died Nov. 6, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday at Galille M.B. Church in Benton. Burial followed at Days Cemetery in Bentonia under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Rev. Knight was born Nov. 14, 1947 in Yazoo County to Sammie and Maggie Coleman Knight. He was the pastor at Galilee and Union M.B. churches and the owner of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Annie B. Knight of Yazoo City; a son, Calvin Knight Jr. of Jackson; brothers, Albert Knight (Liza) of Benton and Herbert Knight (Carolyn) of Jackson; sisters, Enola Robinson of Yazoo City, Lorene King (Walter) of Benton and Earlean Allen of Muskegon, Mich.; grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Helen Cader Cope, 85, of Quitman, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at Specialty Hospital in Meridian.
Funeral services were Friday at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edward Cope, Jr.; son, James Michael Cope and parents, James and Jane Cader.
Survivors include her sons, Edward Steven Cope and Richard Christopher Cope; daughter, Jane Cope Kramer; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy.
Friends may sign online guest register at www.wrightsfuneral.com.
Mrs. Emmy Louise Daniels, 80, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in Jackson.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Black Jack Cemetery with Rev. Rocky Henriques officiating.
Mrs. Daniels was a Baptist and a retired bookkeeper.
She is preceded in death by parents, N.L. and Edna Saxton Alderman; husband, Gene Daniels; brother, N.L. Alderman, Jr.; grandson, Chris Hickman; son-in-law, Richard Greenwood.
Survivors include her daughter, Emmogene Greenwood of Vaughan; son, Billy (Tammy) Daniels of Vaughan; sisters, Annette Daniels of Vaiden, Elizabeth Warnock of Vicksburg and Christine Murphy of Calif.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
For online condolences please visit www.culpepperfuneralhome.com
DR. JACK NICHOLSON
Dr. Jackie “Jack” Owen Nicholson, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were Friday at Parkview Church of God with the Rev. Ken Lynch officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Dr. Nicholson was born near Satartia on October 18th, 1943. His parents were the late Daniel David Nicholson and Hazel Christine King of Holly Bluff. He recently retired as the Superintendent of Education of the Yazoo County School District.
Dr. Nicholson was a former coach of basketball and football at Shaw High School, Holly Bluff School, Sharkey-Issaquena Academy, Benton Academy, and Tensas Academy. He led several teams to the state play-offs in basketball. He was an avid sportsman, and was a charter member of Yazoo Sportsman Association, served for many years as president of the Over-the-Hill Hunting Club, and was a strong promoter of the golf program of the Benton Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Nicholson of Benton; daughter, Rosanne Mascarenhas (Victor) of Nashville, North Carolina; son Brad Nicholson (April) of Yazoo City; sister, Retha Riley of Yazoo City; and six grandchildren, Jack Mascarenhas, Tri Lloyd, Harris Nicholson, Mary Alaine Mascarenhas, Jack Lloyd, and Ryan Bradley Nicholson.
Serving as pallbearers were Jarred Mayfield, Bruce Ruschewski, Jeffery Carpenter, Kenny Childress, Ryan Dunn, and Michael Milner.
Memorials may be made to the Parkview Church of God Building Fund, American Cancer Society, Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.
Doris Ann Roach, 80, died Oct. 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 29 at Melrose Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Holland and Rev. Wayne Long officiating. Burial followed at Melrose Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roach was born July 14, 1932 in Medina, Tenn. to the late Buster Gardner and the late Mary Lou (Luna) Barto. She was a homemaker and a member of Melrose Baptist Church She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She was preceded in death by her eldest son, John Randall Roach.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John William Roach of Benton; a daughter, Lou Ann Roach Kinnard (Rick) of Benton; sons, James Dennis Roach (Maria) of Yazoo City and William Roy Roach (Lesa) of Flowood; a sister, Mary Virginia “Jenny” McCommon of Germantown, Tenn.; two sister-in-laws, Bessie Marie Rutherford of Horizon City, Texas and Pamela Clara Bell of Atoka, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, James Harold Roach (Vonda) of Tucson Arizona; four grandchildren, Jeremy Roach of Monterey, La., Randi Roach Poole (Jimmy) of Monterey, La., Brian Moore of Palm Desert, Calif., Olivia Roach of Flowood; a step-grandson, Ty Sanders of Flowood; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Roach, Dennis Rutherford, Jeremy Roach, Ty Sanders, R.J. Williams and Tony LaFleur.
Honorary pallbearers were Rick Kinnard, Jason McCommon, Brian Moore, John Harrington and Jimmy Poole.