In April, the Yazoo Chapter No. 141, Order of the Eastern Star (OES) voted to allow the Emmett N. Thomas Chapter no. 44 in Greenville to merge with the Yazoo Chapter. The new chapter will now be called the Yazoo Chapter no. 44. On 20 May 2016, the Yazoo Chapter held an open installation of the new officers for 2016-2017. Frankie Aycock, Past Grand Matron, of Inverness, will stayed on as Worthy Matron and Harvey Williams of Yazoo City was installed as Worthy Patron. Mrs. Leona Wigginton of Yazoo City was honored with a certificate of appreciation for 64 years of membership and service in the Yazoo Chapter. She received a standing ovation from all present. Her grandchildren Steven and Elizabeth Wigginton of Pickens and Pacey Regan of Kosciusko were present.