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.
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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.
BILLY BROWN Sr.
Billy F. Brown Sr., 80, died Nov. 2, 2012 at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.
Funeral services were Monday at First Baptist Church with Rev. David Bryant and Rev. Lewis Kalil officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Belzoni to the late Tom and Rita Ferguson Brown. He was a retired salesman for Sears and a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne M. Brown; and a son, Billy F. Brown Jr.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Childress (Sammy) of Vicksburg; a brother, Lee Brown of Vicksburg; two sisters, Janet Farrish of Tunica and Mary Thom Trelor of Greenville; three grandchildren, Kayla Childress, Courtney Brown and Callie Brown; and a daughter-in-law, Teresa Brown.
Serving as pallbearers were Jack Spencer, Bill Reeves, Herman Wooten, Kennith Helton, Mark Romine and Jimmy Sandling.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Davis, Kenneth Buckley, Benton Hayman, Clinton Hayman, Dr. Paul Pierce III, Jayne Wilson and Sarah Irby.
David Eugene “Gene” Johnston Sr., 74, died Nov. 1, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Jennings officiating. Burial followed at Benton Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnston was born Sept. 12, 1938 in Yazoo County to the late William Henry Johnston and Myra Dales Jones Johnston. He was a truck driver and a member of Batesville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Johnston of Batesville; two daughters, Carol Stephens of Pontotoc and Diane Presley of Yazoo City; two sons, William Johnston of Yazoo City and David Johnston Jr. of Dallas, Texas; an adopted daughter, Brittany Adler of Batesville; brother, Aubrey Johnston of Yazoo City; sister, Linda Wright of Benton; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Travis Ward, B.J. Johnston, Bryan Blackwell, Joey Johnston, Charles Presley and William Johnston.
John L. “Johnny” Vaughns, 83, died Oct. 20. 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Great St. Anderson Church of God in Christ in Durant with Rev. Melvin Stokes officiating.
Mr. Vaughns was born June 18, 1952 to the late Tommy “Plooma” Vaughns and Surilla Scott Vaughns. He was employed by the City of Pickens until his health failed and a member of Life Changing Ministries.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean “Nina” Brown Vaughns; four brothers, L.V. Vaughns, Calvin “Buddy” Vaughns, LeAndra Vaughns and Amos Vaughns; and a sister, Cybel Scott Eull.
Survivors include his fiancee, Ethelrine Hogsert of Goodman; seven children, Kimberly Spates of Waterloo, Iowa, Sharon Martin of Thomastown, Sheila Vaughns of Jackson, Timothy Vaughns (Monique) of Goodman, Thomas Earl Vaughns (Shawonda) of Durant and Kendrick Vaughns (Crystal) of Lexington; sisters, Mary Turnage of Chicago, Annie-Fred Vaughns of Memphis, Tenn., Emma Jane Redmond of Memphis, Tenn. and Ellarine Williams of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Linda G. Bowlin, 65, of Louise, died Oct. 29, 2012 at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Ingram officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Bowlin was born Sept. 8, 1947 in Yazoo County to Gilbert and Louise Steed Garner. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Louise.
Survivors include her husband, George “Rock” Bowlin of Louise; a son, Danny Bowlin of Runaway Bay, Texas; two sisters, Deborah Hubbard of Holly Bluff and Jean Turner of Anguilla; three grandsons and Jaz and Mannie.
Serving as pallbearers were Todd Hyde, Bo Bowlin, Billy Hubbard, Brooks Porter, Hunter Turner, Tommy Hyde, Ramey Hubbard, Jeffery Porter and T. Turner.
Jeffery Campbell, 55, died Oct. 28, 2012 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, La.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Caleb Clark officiating.
Mr. Campbell was born Feb. 7, 1957 in Yazoo City to Archibald Bland Campbell and Claire Moore Campbell. He was a senior technician for Terracon.
Jeff was beloved husband and best friend of Tess Campbell and a loving father.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Campbell of Yazoo City; two daughters, Maggie Campbell of Brandon and Jordan Deron of Westland, Mich.; a son, Christopher Deron, of Westland, Mich.; a sister, Carol Ditosti of Naples, Fla.; a brother, Bland Campbell of Virginia; and five grandchildren.
Mildred M. Swayze, 91, of Benton died Oct. 29, 2012 at home.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Will Wilkerson officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Swayze was born Sept. 17, 1921 in Yazoo County to Melvin and Lida Fisher Dixon. She was a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of Benton United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip E. Swayze Sr.
Survivors include her son, Phillip E. Swayze Jr. of Thornton; a daughter, Sandra Swayze of Benton; and two grandchildren, Annie Swayze of Madison and Mary Swayze of Hattiesburg.
Eugene Douglas Burrell, 80, died Oct. 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Saturday at Southern Funeral Home in Durant with Rev. Charlie McBride and Rev. Daniel Blaylock officiating. Burial followed at Seneasha Cemetery in Goodman.
Mr. Burrell was born March 3, 1932 in Attala County to Edgar Eugene Burrell and Bertha Lucille Simpson Burrell. He was a machine operator and a member of Bowlin Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Burrell and Nell Ketchum; and a brother, Bobby Dell Burrell.
Survivors include his wife, Louria Burrell of Durant; a son, Dennie Reid Burrell (Debrah) of Bentonia; daughters, Joy Lynette Warren (Randall) of Warren Robins, Ga., Vickie Lynn Lancaster (David) of Bentonia and Hope Denise Nelson (David) of Yazoo City; stepsons, Leonard Keith (Ann) of Sallis and Calvin Keith of Jackson; stepdaughters, Patsy Blaylock (William) of Kosciusko, Barbara Shelton of Kosciusko, Kathy King (Cecil) of Durant and Sue Thornton (Charles) of Durant; brothers, Jerry Burrell of Houston, Texas, Jimmy Burrell of Montgomery, Texas, Charles Burrell of New Caney, Texas and Glen Burrell of Porter, Texas; sisters, Sidney Ketchum of Benton and Peggy Shirley of Conroe, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Reid Burrell, Philip Lancaster, Calvin Keith, Tony Thornton and J.J. Pritchard.
Robert Ennis Clark, 79, died Oct. 19, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at St. Matthew Church of God in Christ with Rev. John H. Scott Sr. officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Gardens under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark was born Dec. 3, 1932 in Dekalb to Jessie and Alberta Johnson Clark. He was a truck driver for many years and a member of St. Matthew Church of God in Christ.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Otts.
Survivors include his wife, Bettie Clark; a son, Howard Clark; stepchildren, Nanette, Charles, Willie, Lewis, Dorothy, Melvin, Eddie, Selma, Debra, Brenda, Anita, Barbara, Jimmy Lee, Theodis, Joe, Lonnda, Lashell, Danis, Bennie and Lucy; two sisters, Mary Baylor of Meridian and Racheal Clark of Detroit; four brothers, Ellis Clark of Meridian and Jessie and Johnnie Clark of Dekalb, Abraham Clark of Detroit; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert Davis, Terrell Williams, Jeffery Davis, Howard Clark, Jimmy Freeman and Bennie Steward.
Honorary pallbearers were Theodis Freeman, Johnny Clark, Danis Steward, Jessie Clark, Leslie Nelson and Ulis Clark.
James Redmond, 83, died Oct. 20, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Bentonia with Rev. Robert West Sr. officiating.
Mr. Redmond was born Oct. 3, 1929 in Yazoo County to William Redmond and Nancy Younger. He lived in Chicago for 22 years, where he worked for Magic Kiss Carpet Kleaners. In 1962 he moved his family to Hopkins Park, Ill. and worked as a foreman for Argo Ham. He later returned to Mississippi and married Emma Lee Haymer, who preceded him in death after 31 years of marriage. He was a member of Bell Chapel Church.
Survivors are his wife, Annie Redmond; three sons, Johnnie Lee Redmond, James Redmond Jr. (Janie) and Willie James Redmond (Vicky); daughters, Ernestine Woods, Mary D. Douglas (Joe), Cheryl Redmond, Maxine Redmond and Betty Jean Redmond; 22 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert Smith, Lenard Bassett, Timothy Wade, Nathaniel Evans, John Davis, Herman Green and Rodrick Knight.
Dorris Ann Roach, 80, died Oct. 25, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Monday at Melrose Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Holland and Rev. Wayne Long officiating. Burial followed at Melrose Cemetery under the direction of Strickland-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roach was born July 14, 1932 in Medina, Texas to Buster and Mary Lou Luna Gardner. She was a homemaker and a member of Melrose Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Randall Roach; and her parents, Buster Gardner and Mary Lou Gardner Bartow.
Survivors include her husband, John William Roach of Benton; a daughter, Lou Ann 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; sisters-in-law, Bessie Marie Rutherford of Horizon City, Texas and Pamela Clara Bell of Atoka, Texas; brother-in-law, James Harold (Vonda); five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.