Harold Dodd Hammett, 74, of Lexington ended his battle with cancer and peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 13, 2012.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Lexington with burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.
Mr. Hammett was born in Lexington on June 2, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dolph and Virgie Hammett. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and a wonderful storyteller. For over 30 years he was a Mid-West and Borden sales representative in Holmes County.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rosemary Frost Hammett; daughters, Sherry Hammett, Karen (Mike) Harthcock, both of Brandon, Dayna (Eddie) Nelson of Yazoo City and Terri (Hayes) O'Reilly of Ebenezer; brothers, Richard (Chris) and Robert (Terrell) Hammett, both of Lexington; sisters, Ruth Murtagh of Pickens, Libby Dittmar of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Flossie Goode of Madison, Brenda (Thomas) Adams of Brandon, Sheila Hammett, Notie (Mike) Turner of Greenwood, Dell Tubbs of Brandon and Tammy (Myron) Courts of Lexington; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, P.O. Box 629, Lexington, MS 39095 or Sun Valley, P.O. Box 406, Canton, MS 39046.
Obie D. Steed, 87, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Wednesday at Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Daryl Oster officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Steed was born April 11, 1925 in Shaw to Clarence and Maymie Boyd Steed. He was a truck driver for Airco Inc. and a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Ivers Steed; and a grandson, Clint Hood.
Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Nuckells of Rolling Fork, Tori Moore of Dallas, Texas and Kathi Thompson of Tupelo; two sons, William Harley Hood of Bentonia and Dewey C. Hood of Yazoo City; two sisters, Hilda Starnes of Ruleville and Jean Morris of Olive Branch; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Roy Woods, 62, died Aug. 3, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday at Mount Vernon M.B. Church with Rev. Steve Dennis officiating. Burial followed at Cypress Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Scott Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Woods was born Aug. 26, 1949 in Yazoo City to the late Earnestine Woods and Josh Alexander. He was employed with Warren Yazoo Mental Health Services and a member of Lintonia Seven Day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elijah, James and L.W. Woods; and one sister, Rosie Woods.
Survivors include a sister, Doris Davis (Nick) of Chicago; a brother, Jack Woods of Yazoo City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Lonnie Woods, Michael Reynolds, Tony Reynolds, Keith Meeks, Dave Robinson and Freddie Reynolds.
Honorary pallbearers were Vidal Woods, Derrius Woods, Sedrick Love, Joshua Woods, Joe Reynolds and Jack Woods.
Gladys Foster, 87, of McCarley died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 at her home in Montgomery County.
Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. David Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Canton City Cemetery.
Mrs. Foster was born Sept. 26, 1924 in Attalla County to Ellie and Dennie Mae Kemp Parker. She was a retired secretary for Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Foster; a son, Rodney Foster; and a granddaughter, Brandy Strickland.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Harthcock of El Dorado, Ark. and Diane White of Yazoo City; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers are Joe Lawrence, Dustin Strickland, Kaitlynn Walker, Nicholas Jones, Cody McCrary, Cori McCrary and Caleb Jones.
Darthamae "Dot" Johnson McDonald, 84, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 in Memphis after an extended illness.
Visitation is today at 1 p.m. before the service at 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tenn. Burial will be in Dover Cemetery in Bentonia at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Mrs. Johnson was born on August 21, 1927 in Yazoo County. She served 22 years as secretary of Frazier Baptist Church of Memphis, as a helper in the office of First Baptist Church of Yazoo City for one year, and she was a receptionist for 8 years at the Summit Club of Memphis.
The last several years she occasionally was the weekend receptionist at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. She had an outgoing personality and loved interacting with people.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Steven Johnson and Cornelia Manor Johnson and her brother, Marion Steven Johnson, Jr.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, David Marlin McDonald, her brother, Jim Drue Johnson of Memphis and her nephews Frank Johnson (Georgia), Mike Johnson (Donna) of Bentonia and Don Johnson (Sherry) of Brandon and their families.
Memorials may be sent to the Dover Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 173, Bentonia, MS 39040.
Alma Elizabeth Morris, 80, went home to be with her lord on August 9, 2012. Funeral services are August 11, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City with Rev. Sam Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery.
Mrs. Morris was born July 12, 1932 in Natchez to Hazel Latham Hauer and Carl Fredrick Hauer. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Ferriday, La. where she devoted herself to various ministries until her move to Yazoo City. She was well known for her many talents as she sewed for the public, decorated cakes, and was a gifted painter. Mrs. Morris had a special love for children as evidenced by the many photos of friends children displayed around her home.
She made Yazoo City her home four years ago where she made many new friends, enjoyed family, and loved church. She will be affectionately remembered for her joyful disposition, devotion to family, her beautiful countenance as a result of God’s grace in her life, and all of her wonderful works of art from quilting to painting. Mrs. Morris loved helping others, and her friends and family were encouraged by her positive outlook and faith in the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil Morris; and a brother, Carl Fredrick Hauer, Jr. Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Young (Philip) and Debra Kirk; grandchildren, Terri Barnes (Barry), Jennifer Mayfield (Les), Raymond E. Kirk, Jr. (Jennifer), and Cody Kirk (Lauren) and Brooks Dunwoody; six great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; brother Charles E. Hauer and companion, Malcom W. Weathersby
Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy.
Richard Allen “Rick” Stewart Benton, 60, of Benton died early Wednesday morning at his home.
Funeral services were Saturday at Scotland Baptist Church in Bentonia.
Mr. Stewart was born Oct. 15, 1951 in Orlando, Fla. where he attended Ocoee Public School. Rick was a welder, and a paramedic. He was employed as a welder with various companies at different out of state locations. He was formerly employed with Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst as a paramedic, and had also worked for Capital Cablevision in Jackson where he met and married his wife Shirley. He later bought and operated the Tin Box Flower Shop in Clinton.
Rick was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and horseback riding. Rick was very talented with horses and for a time, he and Shirley raised Percheron draft horses, at present, he was raising Missouri Foxtrotter Horses. He was a member of the Missouri Fox Trotters Horse Association, MS Chapter, where he and his wife Shirley enjoyed many trail rides.
He was a member of Scotland Baptist Church and had recently given his life to the Lord. He loved his church and was helping with the remodeling of the church sanctuary. He will be remembered for his laughter, his playful spirit and his smile. He will be missed by all who loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Shirley Hughes Stewart, his mother, Jocelyn “Jo” Gay Stewart Arnold of GA, his children, Chelsie Stewart Case, (Kelby), Richard “Halsey” Stewart (Kimberly), all of Brookhaven, Skye Stewart Hopper (Stephen) of Benton, eight grandchildren, Kirstie, Dava, Dawn, Rachael, Cameron, Blake, Lil Halsey, Jack and one granddaughter on the way, Addy Grace Hopper; his sister, Connie Causey of FL, nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alva “PeeWee” Stewart of FL., and many dogs that he loved, but especially his bulldog “Beulah”. Donations may be made to Scotland Baptist Church Building Fund, 5617 Scotland Rd, Bentonia, MS 39040.
Larissa Renee “Ree Ree” Williams, 31, died July 26, 2012.
Funeral services were Aug. 4 at Bethel M.B. Church with Rev. M.C. Miller officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 3, 1980 in Vicksburg to Herman and Dorothy Williams. She was a 1999 graduate of Yazoo City High School and later earned degrees from Antonelli College and Virginia College before earning a degree from Everest University. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rotavius; a daughter, Ryneisha; and her grandfathers, Eugene Sneed and Charles Williams.
Survivors include her parents, Herman and Dorothy Williams; four children, Rhiana, Rodney, Rodriquez and Rotianna; grandmothers, Pearl Sneed Davis of Yazoo City and Elnora Williams of Eden; a sister, Petrina Sneed of Texas; two brothers, Herman Williams Jr. of Texas and Elton Sneed (Constance) of Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were the men of the Yazoo City High School Class of 1999. The ladies of the Class of 1999 served as flower bearers.
Honorary pallbearers were Herman Williams Sr., Elton Sneed, James Matthews, Herman Williams Jr., Tawaine Garner and Floyd Williams.
CHARLES A. BRADSHAW SR.
Funeral services for Charles A. “Smokey” Bradshaw Sr., 59, of Bentonia, were 11 a.m. Aug. 9, 2012 in the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial followed at Hebron Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mr. Bradshaw died Aug. 6 at River Oaks Hospital.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Chester “Sonny” Bradshaw Jr.
Survivors are his wife, Lisa Bradshaw of Bentonia; four sons, Charles “Chaz” Bradshaw Jr. of Bentonia, Charles “Little Smokey” Bradshaw III of Brandon, Chris Terry of Brandon and Robbie Lowery of Yazoo City; a daughter, Tammy Bradshaw of Bentonia; three sisters, Ann Lungrin of Bentonia, Brenda Porter of Bentonia and Dottie Richardson of Yazoo City; and 10 grandchildren.
SHIRLEY BRADFORD CREECH
Shirley Bradford Creech, 61, of Jonesboro died Aug. 4, 2012, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 from Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home. Burial was in Pine Log Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Bricker and the Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating.
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Creech was a member of Needham Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon and Ruby Bradford.
Survivors are her husband, Gary Creech; a son, Greg Creech and wife Tracy; a daughter, Renee Summers and husband Michael; two brothers, Elbert Bradford of Bay and Mike Bradford and wife Brenda of Bay; a sister, Carol Croy Haller and husband Lewis of Heber Springs; grandchildren Dylan and Ashlyn of Needham and Abby, Ally, Brooke and Wade of Jonesboro.
Serving as pallbearers were Landa Nichols, Brian Roedel, Jim Robertson, Tommy Simmons, Lynn Scott and Ronnie Weston.
Memorials may be sent to Hope Circle (NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1960, Jonesboro, Ark. 72401), or American Cancer Society, 901 North University Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72207.
ELSIE K. HUTCHINSON
Funeral services for Elsie K. Hutchinson, 91, of Yazoo City, were at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 2010, from the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Will Wilkerson and the Rev. Marshall Burnett officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Zion Presbyterian Cemetery under the funeral directions of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hutchinson died Aug. 8 at Martha Coker Green Houses.
A homemaker, Mrs. Hutchinson was a member of Benton United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Hutchinson, and her parents, Leland and Jessie Wade Kerr.
Survivors are two sons, Randy Hutchinson or Madison and Ronnie Hutchinson of Jackson; a daughter, Marry Emma Davis of Benton; four grandchildren, Tammy Young, Lisa Hutchinson, Buffie Merritt and Ryan Hutchinson; and five great-grandchildren, Macie Merritt, Hayden Merritt, Davis Merritt, Caleb Young and Cannon Young.
Serving as pallbearers were Mike Hutchinson, Roger Threet, Davis Merritt, Frank Morgan, Ryan Hutchinson and Hayden Merritt.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to French Camp.
WELDON E. MARTIN
Weldon E. Martin, 82, of Yazoo City, died Aug. 8, 2012, at Oasis Health and Rehab Center in Yazoo City.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 from the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Dixon officiating.
Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by a son, Sam Martin.
Survivors are a son, Robert S. Martin of Yazoo City; a sister, Rita Dixon of Yazoo City; a brother, Randell Martin of Clinton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
RICHARD A. STEWART
Funeral services for Richard A.Stewart are today, Aug. 11, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Scotland Baptist Church with the Rev. Glen Allen officiating. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at Scotland Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Scotland Cemetery with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.
Mr. Stewart died Aug. 8 at his residence.
A welder by trade, he was a member of Scotland Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alva Stewart.
Survivors are his wife, Shirley H. Stewart of Benton; a son, Richard Halsey Alva Stewart of Brookhaven; two daughters, Chelsie Ra’nae Case of Brookhaven and Sky Stewart of Benton; a sister, Connie Causey of Ocala, Fla.; his mother, Jo Arnold of Swainsboro, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Alexis Arender, Leslie Nash, Blake Hearst, C.D. Hilderbrand, Walt Wilson, Eddie Washington and Calab Kirkland.
Funeral services for Katherine Niven, 88, of Yazoo City, were at 11 a.m. Aug. 7, 2012, from Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating.
Burial was in the Midway Baptist Church cemetery with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Niven died Aug. 4 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City.
The homemaker was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Mrs. Niven was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Norris Bud Niven.
Survivors are three sons, Charles Robert Niven of Fairhope, Ala., Sammy Niven of Yazoo City and Jackie Niven of Flora; a sister, Vertie Lee Jones of Benton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were Johnny Murtagh, Billy Roden, Gene Guy Jr., Bobby Parker, Billy Ray Jones and Dewey Hood.
Sammy Niven Jr., Jeremy Niven and Parish Coleman served as honorary pallbearers.
MARY MAGDALENE INGRAM
Funeral services for Mary Magdalene Ingram, 84, were at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 2012, from New Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Harry Scott officiating.
Century Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Ingram was a member of New Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where she was a member of the We Care Club and the Mother Board.
Survivors are her husband of 65 years, Joseph Ingram Sr.; nine children, Joseph Ingram of Canton, Julia Ingram of Compton, Calif., Vivian Evans and Phyllis Reasor of Yazoo City, Horace Ingram of Chicago, Faye Brown of Midway, Ga., Phoebe Clay of Stafford, Va. and Walter Ingram of Terry; 40 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry, Solomon and Willie Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
WILLIAM BERNARD ‘BILL’ LLOYD
William Bernard “Bill” Lloyd, also known as “Big Daddy,” 92, of Bay City, Texas, died Aug. 2, 2012, at the Bay Villa Healthcare Center.
No funeral services were planned as his body was donated to science.
Mr. Lloyd owned and operated the Red Barn Minit Mart #3, formerly located on the corner of Jerry Clower Boulevard and 20th Street, for 20 years.
He graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, Texas, where he was a basketball player and a swimmer. Mr. Lloyd served as a captain in the Army Air Force during World War II.
He was in retail sales and management throughout his career.
Mr. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Marguerite Lege, and two sisters, Melba Cox and Clara Anne Snider.
Survivors are his daughter and her husband, Peggy and Victor Martinez of Bay City, Texas; two sons and their wives, Bill and Sarah Lloyd of Brookhaven, and Skip and Denise Lloyd of New Orleans; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Julia Oliver; a brother, Tommy Lloyd, and many nieces and nephews.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Chapel of the Cross in Rolling Fork, or to a favorite charity.
MARY ANN JOHNSTON BURNS
Mary Ann Johnston Burns, 79, of Benton died at her home on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 8, from Benton United Methodist Church, located at 1348 Old Highway 16 in Benton. The Rev. William Wilkerson will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church.
Burial will in the Benton Baptist Church Cemetery with Stricklin-King Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Charlie Wade Burns Sr.; her son, Charlie Wade Burns,Jr.; her daughter, Angie Burns Morrison (Wayne) and six grand children, Denny Perry (Shyla), Trey Burns (Cassie), Katie Morrison Boykin (Brett), Mary Hampton Morrison, William Burns Morrison, and Monica James Morrison.
She is also survived by her brothers James Johnston (Hazel) and Fred Johnston (Rita) of Yazoo City.
The family is appreciative to Kay Taylor for her help in taking care of Mrs. Burns. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to the Benton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Benton, MS 39039.
Reaver “Junior” Edward Brown, 83, died on July 30, 2012 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Cynthia Church of Christ Holiness USA in Jackson with Elder Ronald Bingham officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral services under the direction of Collins Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown was born, the second child of 11, to the late John Reaver Vance Brown and Rosie Emmanuel (Gates) Brown on May 10, 1929. He attended Humphrey County Training School in Louise before joining the Army.
Following a two year enlistment, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He later joined Tougaloo College as an Assistant Business Manager before pursuing studies at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Following graduation, he worked with the Federal Government in Huntsville, Ala. until he retired and returned to Yazoo City in 1990.
He was a member of the Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness USA at Wolf Lake.
Survivors include a host of family and friends.