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.
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.