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.
Walter L. Clark, 71, died Oct. 16, 2012.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Century Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark was born Dec. 26, 1940 in Yazoo City to Osborn and Bernada Clark. He attended Yazoo Training School.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Osborn “Ike” Clark and two sisters, Annie Thompson and Mary Bullock.
Survivors include a son, Darius Walter Clark of Chicago; a daughter, Sade Mason of Chicago; two brothers, Henry L. Clark and Charlie Clark; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Patsy H. Spiars, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home with Father Lincoln Dall and Bill McGraw officiating. Burial followed at the Concord Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Spiars was born March 9, 1941 in Yazoo County to William and Anna Sudbeck Hood. She was an office manager for Yazoo Insurance and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, David Spiars; a sister, Martha Ann King; and a grandson, Jaymie Shipp.
Survivors include her husband, Patrick “Pete” Spiars of Yazoo City; two daughters, Cindy Spiars of Yazoo City and Kim Eakin of Yazoo City; a sister, Betty Rickles of Baton Rouge, La.; and two brothers, William H. Hood of West Point and David J. Hood of Palm Springs, Calif.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Erickson, Mike McGraw, Charles Crawford, Kirk Erickson, Neal McGraw and Tim Trammell.
Robert Brown, 90, died Oct. 10, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Friday at Mt. Vernon M.B. Church with Rev. Joe Freeman officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown was born Sept. 10, 1922. He attended Yazoo City public schools before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving in World War II. After the war he married Marjorie Taylor. Later in life he married Emma Jean Rucker.
Survivors include his wife, Emma J. Brown; four daughters, Dawn Marie Brown of Columbus, Mo., Lawanda E. Rucker Brown of Memphis, Tenn., Roshawanda Evans of Jackson and Sonja Evans of Chicago; a son, Terrance S. Rucker; stepdaughter, Bridgette Scott; stepson, Seonn Rucker; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Darien McCoy, Rowaland Hattchet, Kenneth Kight, Ricardo Mitchell, Fred Jones and Carl Jeffery Brown.
Honorary pallbearers were Seonn Rucker and Terrance S. Rucker Brown.
Susie Blair Hutto, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kin Ellis and Rev. Jimmy Cresswell officiating. Burial followed at Rocky Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Hutto was born Feb. 3, 1916 in Edon to William and Lula Everette Wilson. She was an assistant dietician and a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Hutto.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Reynolds Brantley of Pensacola, Fla. and Nancy Bishop of Raymond; two sons, Tommy Hutto of Vicksburg and Henry Hutto of Empire, La.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Brett Bishop, Mark Bishop, Tracy Reynolds, Blake Bishop, Kelly Bishop and Randy Reynolds.
Kylie Revea Jennings, 1, died Oct. 13, 2012 at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital.
Funeral services were Oct. 18 at Liverpool Cemetery with Rev. John Slade officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Kylie was born Oct. 1, 2011 in Madison County to Colt and Nancy Love Jennings.
Survivors include her parents, Colt and Nancy Jennings; two brothers, Phillip Harber and Christopher Jennings; a sister, Isabella Jennings; paternal grandparents, Tony Jennings of Yazoo City and Sarah Williams of Yazoo City; maternal grandparents Billy and Virginia Love of Yazoo City; paternal great-grandparents Paul and Joyce Dozier and great-grandmother, Margie Williams.
Christa Martha Roberts, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. George Butler officiating.
Mrs. Roberts was born July 21, 1935 in Wabern, Germany to Fredrick and Elfriebe Schomberg Pfankuche. She was a nutritionist for Head Start and a member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robbie Roberts of Yazoo City; daughter, Tina Roberts Arlington of Hattiesburg; two sons, Mark Roberts and Matt Roberts, both of Yazoo City; two sisters, Martha Herrmann and Friedel Dippel, both of Germany; and 10 grandchildren.
Neda K. Tucker, 97, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at home.
Visitation is Friday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Tucker was born Sept. 16, 1915 to Joseph C. and Lula Mae Callahan Kinard. She was a retired preschool teacher and a longtime member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Tucker Jr.
Survivors include a son, William Clay Tucker (Edie) of Ballground, Ga.; and a granddaughter, Olivia Tucker, of Ballground, Ga.
Willie Hayes Gooden, 90, died Oct. 14, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Benton. Burial followed under the direction of Shaffer & Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Gooden was born May 12, 1922 in Benton. He was a World War II veteran and served 22 years with the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include two sons Oscar Gooden and Harvey Gooden; two daughters, Ethel Fletcher and Ravella Dickinson; two brothers, Patrick Gooden and Lemuel Gooden; two sisters, Lena Fouche and Elfreda Cole; and six grandchildren.
Leroy “Deer” Knight, 75, died Oct. 15, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Scotland with Rev. Isaiah Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Days Cemetery in Bentonia under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mr. Knight was born Jan. 18, 1937 in Yazoo County to Sammie and Maggie Coleman Knight. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his children, Evelyn Knight Myles, Sammie Knight and Neomia Morton; three sisters, Earlean Allen, Enola Robinson and Lorene King (Walter); three brothers, Albert Knight (Eliza), Rev. Calvin Knight (Annie B.) and Herber Knight (Carolyn); seven grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were his nephews.
CAROL ANN RHODES
Carol Ann Wilkinson Rhodes, 65, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Graveside services were Friday at Old Crystal Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs.
Mrs. Rhodes was born January 3, 1947, in Yazoo City, where she was a 1965 graduate of Yazoo City High School. She also attended Holmes Junior College. She was a longtime employee, and retiree, of Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. Mrs. Rhodes was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Crystal Springs
She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Wilkinson, and her grandson, Hunter Rhodes.
She is survived by her two sons, Wade (Kristi) Rhodes, and Mark Rhodes, and her grandson, Conner Rhodes of Crystal Springs, MS; her mother, Janet H. Wilkinson, her brother, Stan (Nancy) Wilkinson, and sisters, Lesley (Ralph) Smith, all of Yazoo City, and Kathy (Ricky) Pettigrew of Canton; along with several nieces and nephews, and so many others who loved her and she loved.
On line guest book available at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.
Sabra Shelby-Jones, 65, of Little Rock, Arkansas died Monday, October 15, 2012.
She was born August 23, 1947 in Mississippi and raised in Yazoo City by parents Lemuel and Margaret Montgomery.
Sabra was a loving wife, mother , grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, the outdoors and loved her time at the beach. Her passion for children led her to a long and fulfilling profession as a teacher for the Little Rock School District for 28 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother James Montgomery and her dog, Chew. Cherishing her memory are her husband, Marc Jones: children, Margaret Johnson (Brett), Abigail Hindman (Tucker), Lemuel Boylston (Kelli), Seth Boylston, and Emily Franklin (Terry).; 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and her current pet, Max.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday October 20, 2012 at Griffin Leggett-Healey & Roth Funeral Home, 5800 West 12th Street, Little Rock (501) 661-9111. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Cabot, Arkansas the following day.
The online obituary, guest book, and memorial tribute are available at www. griffinleggettresthills.com.
Melinda “Linda” Crouch Harrison, 61, formerly of Jackson, died Oct. 10, 2012 in Irving, Texas.
A memorial service honoring Linda will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Harrison was born Sept. 13, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a 1969 graduate of Murrah High School and attended the Mississippi University for Women. She was formerly employed at Texas Instruments as a package designer in Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William Lewis Crouch and Ruth Wroten Crouch; and her brother, Jon Edward Crouch, all of Jackson.
Survivors include one daughter, Lindsey Harrison of Austin, Texas; two brothers, William “Bill” Crouch (Joyce) of Yazoo City and Tom Crouch (Kristen) of Jackson; sister-in-law Melissa Crouch of Ridgeland; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157.
Warrene S. Rowland, 80, died Sunday, Oct 14, 2012.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Joe Pate officiating. Burial will follow at the Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Rowland was born April 12, 1932 in Yazoo County to Henry and Jimmie Wooten Saxton. She sold interior decorating products for over 25 years and was a member of Scotland Baptist Church. She moved to Indywood Glen Assisted Living Care Home in Greenwood in 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Rowland; and siblings, Della Mae Rowland and Noris Saxton.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Harville (John) of Greenwood; sons, Robert “Bob” Rowland Jr. (Sue) of Atlanta, Ga., Travis Rowland (Belinda) of Centerville and Ronnie Rowland of Clinton; and a special friend, Charles Guyton Henry.
Serving as pallbearers are Ronnie Davis, John Harville, Thomas Rowland, Bubba Rowland, Norris Saxton, David Harville and Riley Rowland.
Kathleen Rowe Schaffer, 85, died Oct. 5, 2012.
Funeral services were Friday at New Bethel M.B. Church with Rev. James Hines officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Schaffer was born Aug. 6, 1927 in Lexington to George and Agnes Rowe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schaffer.
Survivors include her daughter, Doris J. Thomas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Banks, Dan Berry, Carl Little, James Lockhart, Walter Lockhart Sr., Dr. William M. Nelson Jr., John Scott and Prentice Young.
Honorary pallbearers were Jory Patterson, Timothy Patterson, William Patterson, Eddie Young Jr. and Erwin Young.