Died: Sunday, April 02, 2006
Services for Mrs. Francie Rogers, 37, of Brandon were held Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 3 p.m. at Culpepper Funeral Home chapel in Kosciusko with burial in Sallis Cemetery. George Hester officiated. She died March 29, 2006 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood.
Mrs. Rogers, a native of Attala County, was born April 15,1968 to Clyde Edward and Merry Sawyer Hester. She was a member of the McAdams Baptist Church and was employed by Home Depot in Brandon.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Rogers; two sons, Mark Sawyer Rogers, Edward Dale Rogers and a daughter, Franmarie Hester Rogers, all of Brandon; her mother, Merry Love of McAdams; a brother, Jim Love of Kosciusko; four sisters, Ona Irby of Gluckstadt, Atara Goodwin of McAdams, April Love of Coxburg, and Lauren Love Mitchell of Greenwood; and her grandmother, Josie Sawyer of McAdams.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Edward Hester, her grandparents, Clyde S. Hester and Eloise Hester, L.E. Sawyer, and step father, Jimmy Love.
Pallbearers were Steve Williams, Mitchell Sawyer, Houston Grantham, Dickie Dickerson, Jason Hester, Dewitt Adcock, Robby Grantham, and Adam Hester.
Honorary pallbearers were Melinda McAlister and Home Depot associates from Brandon and Clinton locations.
Memorials may be made to Francie Rogers Trust Fund, c/o Bank Plus.
George Forrest Wilkins
Died: Friday, March 31, 2006
George Forrest Wilkins, 93, passed away on Saturday, April 1,2006 at his residence in West.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 3, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant with Rev. Carlton McNeer officiating. Interment was in Wilkins - McLellan Cemetery out from West.
Mr. Wilkins was a native of Holmes County, born on May 6, 1912 to James Wilkins and Helena Grantham Wilkins. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bowling Green Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerrie Wilkins, and grandson, J. J. Edwards.
Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Barrett and Ann Edwards, both of West; two grandchildren, Adrienne Bryant and Toby Edwards, and one great grandson, Trace Edwards.
Pallbearers were Ralph McLellan, Jonathan McBride, Johnny McBride, Billy McNeer, Dennis McNeer, and Rufus Waddell.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Holly, Joe McLellan, Frankie Bledsoe, Melvin Farmer, and Ray Wilkins.
Temperance C. "Tempy" Tingle
Died: Friday, March 31, 2006
Funeral services for Mrs. Temperance "Tempy" C. Tingle of Lexington were held on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at 2 p.m. from Southern Funeral Home chapel in Lexington with Rev. Skipper Maxwell officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Tingle, 92, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2006 at Lexington Manor. She was born in Montgomery County on January 5, 1914, a daughter of William Luther Crook and Carrie Austin Crook. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lexington. Mrs. Tingle was preceded in death by her husband, John Tingle, who passed away in 2002.
Survivors include a son, John Tingle of Sierra Vista, Arizona; a daughter, Jeane Dillon of Lexington; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Steve Diffey, Timmy Boatner, Jason McCain, Frankie McCain, Mac Phillips, Brad Cothran, Brandon Cothran, and Andy Ledbetter.
Fannie Adcock Ellis
Died: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Fannie Adcock Ellis of West, 96, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Clinton. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant, with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in West. Brother Harvey Ellis and Brother James Shumate officiated.
Mrs. Ellis was born on January 17, 1910 in Attala County to Harvey Adcock and Fenton Gowan Adcock. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in West. She served as church pianist for a number of years.
Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ellis.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Bryant Ellis, Jr. and wife Mary of Kokomo, Indiana, and Gowan Ellis and wife Kay of Clinton; one sister, Bibb Reeder of Olive Branch; 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Selwyn Ellis, Cliff Mitchell, Melvin Farmer, Stanley Ellis, Wayne Ellis, and Percy Miller.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 3249 Ellis Road, West, MS 39192 or to Annie Armstrong Easter offering.
Died: Saturday, March 25, 2006
Terry Jenkins of Madison, 69, died on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant, with burial in Seneasha Cemetery in Goodman.
Mr. Jenkins was born June 26, 1936 in Attala County to Carl Hanson Jenkins and Mamie Love Jenkins. He was a retired farmer and attended Parkway Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hanson Jenkins, and two brothers, Ben and Burel Jenkins.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Jenkins of Madison; his mother, Mamie Love Jenkins of Vaughan; four stepdaughters, Greta Magdon of Florence, Glenda J. Pinion of Jackson, Ginger Gurley of Sharron, and April D. Pearson of Pisgah; nine brothers, Hanson Jenkins, Jr. of Durant, Joe Willie Jenkins, Paul Jenkins, Hubert Jenkins, Carl Jenkins, and Mike Jenkins, all of Vaughan, James Jenkins and Billy Ray Jenkins, both of Yazoo City, and Jerry Jenkins of Bentonia; three sisters, Lottie Mason of Pickens, Mary Malone of Vicksburg, and Maggie McDaniel of Benton; and 13 step-grandchildren.
Thomas Craig Bell
Died: Thursday, March 23, 2006
THOMAS CRAIG BELL
Thomas Craig Bell, 45, of Hodgenville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Mississippi.
He was a called Minister of God and a member of Lane Lincoln, C.M.E. Church, Hodgenville. He was a '79 graduate of Larue County High School. He attended Francis Marion College in Florence City, South Carolina. He also attended Columbia State College in Columbia, Tennessee.
He served 8 years in the Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Bell, and his maternal grandparents, Augusta and Laura Thurman.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Bell; his mother, Elizabeth Bell; a daughter, Takosha Cox; a son, Charron Bell; 3 grandchildren, Daylis, Keegan, and Lashley; 2 brothers, Michael Bell (Joyce) and Barry Bell; and one sister, Shirl Wooten (Tyrone).
Funeral service was 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at First Baptist Church, Hodgenville, with the Rev. B. J. Robinson officiating. Burial was at Hubbard Cemetery.
James Harris Rodgers
Died: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
JAMES HARRIS RODGERS
James Harris Rodgers of Durant, 57, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.
A private family service was held on Thursday, March 23, at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roy Rodgers officiating.
Mr. Rodgers was born on Mary 10, 1948 in Holmes County, a son of James Walter Rodgers and Grace Edwards Rodgers. He was a retired deputy with the Yazoo County Sheriff Department.
Survivors include his mother, Grace Rodgers of Lexington; sons, James Richard Rodgers and William Paul Rodgers, both of Durant, and Jamie Thomas Rodgers of Starkville; a daughter, Shannon Grace Hill of Cascilla, MS; four brothers, Ray, Phil, and Ronnie Rodgers, all of Lexington, and Roy Rodgers of Clinton; and one grandchild.
Ruth Melton Tate
Died: Sunday, February 01, 2004
Ruth M. Tate of Durant, 78, died Sunday, February 1, 2004 at University Hospital in Lexington. Graveside services were Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Rev. Jerry Wages officiated.
Mrs. Tate was a homemaker and the daughter of the late Bascom Melton and Gladys Winborn Melton. She was a member of Emory United Methodist Church. Mrs. Tate was preceded in death by her husband Curtis R. Tate.
Survivors include: one brother, W. A. “Art” Melton of Durant; two sisters-in-law, Frances Melton of Durant and Marcie Melton of West and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were: Tim Melton, Benny Melton, Toby Melton, and W.A. Melton.
Died: Friday, January 30, 2004
Funeral services for Austin Wiley, Sr., 97 of Lexington, will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 53 Mt. Olive Rd., Lexington on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 12:00 o’clock noon.
Mr. Wiley died Friday, January 30 in Lexington at University Hospitals-Clinics. Porter and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fern Ruth Hammett Elledge
Died: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Fern Ruth Hammett Elledge of Lexington, 91, died Thursday, January 29, 2004 at her residence. Services were Sunday, February 1, 2004 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington at 2:30 with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Rev. Doug Lawson officiated.
Mrs. Elledge was born in Holmes County to the late B.R. Hammett and Flossie Dodd Hammett. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lexington. Mrs. Elledge was preceded in death by her husband, R.E. Elledge, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Hammett; 4 brothers, Dolph, Jim, Bud and Dick Hammett; and 5 sisters, Lelia Mae, Addie Lou, Hilda, Jo, and Annie Ethel.
Survivors include: one son, Recil H. Elledge of Yazoo City; one daughter Fern Milstead of Mandeville, Louisiana; four sisters, Earlene Seymore of Jacksonville, Florida, Maggie Martin, Earcille “Ben” Witt, and Tish Allen all of Dallas, Texas; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Rich Hammett, Rob Hammett, Richard Hammett, Robert Hammett, Harold Hammett, Hal Hammett, and Billy Witt.
Walter Ellis Tyson
Died: Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Walter Ellis Tyson of Bentonia, 75, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at his residence. Services were Friday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Stricklin-King Funeral Chapel in Yazoo City with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Rev. Steve Jackson officiated.
Mr. Tyson was born in Holmes County on January 30, 1928 to Ellis Tyson and Olive Hearn Tyson. He was a retired driver and an Army Veteran and served in Korea. He was preceded in death by his son David Dean Tyson and grandson Mabrey Brent Tyson.
Survivors include: his wife, Doris Tyson of Bentonia; one daughter, Sissy Tyson of Bentonia; two sons, Emerson Tyson of Bentonia and Charles Day Tyson of Odessa, Texas; two brothers, Kenneth Tyson of Yazoo City and Charles Tyson of Tchula; seven sisters, Thelma Martin, Luline McBride and Myre Shanks all of Lexington, Alfreda Dennis of Pearl, Peggy Watson of Kosciusko, Faye Dale Jennings of Rolling Fork, and Marion Evelyn Sweeny of Yazoo City.
Pallbearers were: Brent Russell, Rand Tyson, T.K. Dunn, Roger Hearst, Kevin Ross, and J.J. Dunn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Concord Baptist Church, 610 Concord Church Rd., Bentonia, MS 39040.