As I look at the Wednesday edition of The Yazoo Herald, I still can’t believe that my friend John Ellzey is gone.
So many beautiful things were said about him, and I agree with every word. That issue is priceless to me.
There will be more to print because the story is so long. I am in contact with Sam Olden. He is 97 now, and the historical museum located in the Triangle Cultural Center bears his name. Same is a marvelous historian, but he always lets you know about his admiration and respect for John Ellzey and all of his work.
Charlie Carlisle and other history buffs will tell you the same thing. The Yazoo Historical Society has suffered a tremendous loss.
A grandmother recently told me a story about how John helped her grandson with his research from a school project. When 5 o’clock rolled around, John took her grandson with him and let him feed the cats. That was John. We loved him, and we will always miss him.
The Herald could not have done a more beautiful job on reporting on what John Ellzey meant to this community.
Can I say more? Yes, I can. John Ellzey was priceless in life.
Very truly yours,
Vay Gregory McGraw