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Mississippi Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 104

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Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2011, at 1:03 p.m.

Claudette Burnside Blanton
Died: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Age: 65

Claudette Burnside Blanton of Kosciusko, 65, a homemaker, died from injuries sustained from an automobile accident Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Yazoo County.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19 at the Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko with burial in Parkway Cemetery.

Claudette was a devoted, loving wife, mother and sister who left her family with a rich Christian heritage. Claudette’s greatest joy in life was serving the Lord as she ministered along side her husband. She will be remembered as a prayer warrior and as a woman who served the Lord with enthusiasm. Rev. and Mrs. Ladell Blanton lived in Tchula from 1988 through 1991 where he was pastor of Tchula Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ladell Blanton, pastor of Springdale Baptist Church, Kosciusko; daughter, Jeannie Warrington of Collinsville; two sons, Michael Blanton of Bentonia and Jimmy Dell Blanton of Yazoo City; three brothers, Hoke Burnside of Houston, Texas, Carter Burnside of Clinton, and Tom Burnside of Shreveport, Louisiana; four sisters, Kathleen Davis of Jackson, Elaine Parrish of Greenville, Norma Davis of Meridian, and Patsy Patrick of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and six grandchildren.

Leona Keith King
Died: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Age: 73

Leona Keith King of Durant, 73, died April 14, 2004 at her residence on Bowling Green Road.

Services were Friday, April 16 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant at 2 p.m. with burial in Brister Cemetery between Durant and West. Rev. James Gates and Rev. Bobby Holder officiated.

Mrs. King was born in Attala County on October 16, 1930 to Charlie Keith and Effie Perry Keith. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Paul King, one son Glen King, and two sisters, Roselee Keith and Sudie Guess.

Survivors include: three daughters Polly Ann Coleman of Belmont, Mary Jane Locke of Sallis, and Linda Fay Lott of Hattiesburg; four sons, Paul King, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, David King of Vicksburg, James Ray King and Ben King, both of Hattiesburg; three sisters, Pauline Snell, and Betty Tullos, both of Durant, and Ruth Manning of Pearl; 19 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Garry Snell, Allen King, Alex King, James King, David King, and Tony King.

Leonard L. Ellington
Died: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Age: 88

Leonard L. Ellington passed away in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, following a brief illness.

He was born in Holmes County, Mississippi, on September 27, 1915, the son of Abner and Cora Ellington. He graduated from Bartlett Technical School, Bartlett, Tennessee. Leonard began his career with the Caterpillar Tractor Company at Mississippi Tractor Company in 1938, and later with Stribling Brothers Machinery and the Clewiston Motor Company. In 1958, Leonard opened the Kelly Tractor Company dealership in West Palm Beach on Okeechobee Road where operations are continued today. He completed his outstanding career with the Kelly Tractor Company upon his retirement in 1982.

Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army; a Mason; a Shriner; and a member of the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. He was a former mayor of the town of Golfview; a former board member of the Associated Equipment Dealers and the Gulfstream Goodwill Industries; and was active with the Associated General Contrac-tors. Leonard was a former member of Mayacoo Lakes Country Club and the Tuscawilla Club, and enjoyed golf, traveling, fishing and working in his yard.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and by his two older brothers; Buford Ellington of Nashville, Tennessee, and Irby Ellington of Lexington.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hilda; two sons, Sam and Richard of West Palm Beach; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, with Rev. W. David McEntire, and Pastor and Rev. William R. Stepp, officiating.

Andrew W. Brown
Died: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Age: 91

Andrew W. Brown formerly of Ebenezer, 91, died April 13, 2004 at Mississippi State Veterans Home.

Services were Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Ebenezer. Rev. Billy Barron officiated.

Mr. Brown was born March 15, 1913 in Holmes County to Thomas J. Brown and Annie Mae Ward Brown. He was a retired farmer and a World War II veteran. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Brown of Dallas, Texas and Michael Brown of Ebenezer; one daughter, Andrea “Kitty” Forbes of Millington, Tennessee; seven sisters, Faye Lewis Hart, Elnora Wallis, both of Brandon, Annie Billion of Dayton, Ohio, Fannie Hollowell of Florida, Ollie Lewis of Memphis, Tennessee, Lois Herring and Mary Elizabeth Sward, both of Jackson; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: J.B. Herring, Paul Hollowell, Jeffrey Brown, Bubba Spell, Melvin Spell, and Wilburn White.

Dollie Russell Winston
Died: Sunday, April 11, 2004
Age: 92

Dollie Russell Winston of Tchula, 92, died Sunday, April 11, 2004.

Services were Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 noon at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Tchula with burial in Clifton Cemetery. Rev. J.B. Brown officiated.

Mrs. Winston was born October 13, 1911 in Holmes County, Lexington, to the late Riley and Mary Love Russell. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a soloist, choir member and tribe leader. Her husband, Calvin Winston, preceded her in death.

Survivors include: one brother, Rev. Jesse J. Russell of Tchula; one special nephew (caretaker), Melvin Russell of Tchula; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Odell Hampton, Jr.
Died: Monday, April 05, 2004
Age: 64

Odell Hampton, Jr. of Lexington, 64, died Monday, April 5 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Services were Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Porter’s Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Lexington. Elder Leslie Benson officiated.

Mr. Hampton, Jr. was born January 10, 1940 in Holmes County. He was the second child of twelve children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Odell Hampton, Sr. He received his education at Tchula Attendance Center. He furthered his studies at Mississippi Valley State University. Mr. Hampton served as Supervisor of Holmes County, District Five for 28 years.

Survivors include: wife, Dr. Pastella Hampton; two daughters, Doris Wheat of Memphis, Tennessee and Melpha Ross of Southaven; nine siblings, Curtis and Charles both of Tchula, Nealy of Meridian, Lorine Garnett of Chicago, Illinois, Wilma McDaniel and Mary Hampton both of Broadview, Illinois, James of Country Club Hills, Illinois, John of Matteson, Illinois, Kenny of Memphis, Tennessee; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Dorothy Adelia Thomas
Died: Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Age: 77

Dorothy Adelia Thomas of Vaughan, 77, a retired teacher/farmer, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Ellison United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery.

Miss Thomas was a native and life-long resident of Vaughan. She was a graduate of Delta State College, received her Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and taught for thirty-five years at Goodman High School and Holmes Junior College in Goodman. For the past twenty years she has operated her farm in Yazoo County. She enjoyed working with a variety of animals including cattle and horses.

Survivors include: one sister-in-law, Hope Thomas of Vaughan; nieces and nephews, Max Thomas and wife Lynn, and Mary Claire Thomas of Madison, Gay Thomas Brown and husband Wil-liam, and Megan Brown of Vaughan.

Sidney H. Peacock
Died: Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Age: 83

Sidney H. Peacock, Sr. of Schlater, 83, a retired farmer and cattleman, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital of congestive heart failure.

Graveside services were Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at McNutt Cemetery in Schlater. Rev. F. Wilson Ray officiated. Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Peacock was born in Holmes County to the late Will and Annie Lloyd Lee Peacock. He was a graduate of Blue Mountain Military Academy. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the South Pacific Theater, France, Germany, Italy and Africa. Mr. Peacock was a member of Schlater Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter Debbie Dorrough.

Survivors include: wife, Estelle Lee Peacock of Schlater; one son, Sidney H. Peacock, Jr. of Greenwood; three sisters, Clara Ginn Daniel, Elizabeth Henley, and Lloyd Peacock, all of Acona; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Brandon Peacock, Adrian Peacock, Ronny Counts, Chris Carpenter, Phillip Rhodes, Jessie Sudduth, Dennon McNeil, and David Jennings.

Mattie Blanche Hawkins
Died: Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Age: 83

Mattie Blanche Ashley Hawkins of Durant, 83, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at University Nursing Center in Durant.

Services were Friday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant with burial in Mizpah Cemetery. Bro. Matt Brady officiated.

Mrs. Hawkins was born in Princeton, Kentucky on January 1, 1921 to Blaine Ashley and Serena Williams Ashley. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Durant and a former member of Eastern Star.

Survivors include: husband, Wheeler Hawkins of Durant; three daughters, Vickie Wright of Paducah, Kentucky, Valerie Farmer of Jackson, and Kaki Rhodes of Durant; one sister, Loretta Barnett of Benton, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Richard Farmer, Eric Farmer, David Farmer, B.B. Trehern, David Koeningsmark, and Ronnie Estes.

Claudette Burnside Blanton
Died: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Age: 65

Claudette Burnside Blanton of Kosciusko, 65, a homemaker, died from injuries sustained from an automobile accident Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Yazoo County.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19 at the Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko with burial in Parkway Cemetery.

Claudette was a devoted, loving wife, mother and sister who left her family with a rich Christian heritage. Claudette’s greatest joy in life was serving the Lord as she ministered along side her husband. She will be remembered as a prayer warrior and as a woman who served the Lord with enthusiasm. Rev. and Mrs. Ladell Blanton lived in Tchula from 1988 through 1991 where he was pastor of Tchula Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ladell Blanton, pastor of Springdale Baptist Church, Kosciusko; daughter, Jeannie Warrington of Collinsville; two sons, Michael Blanton of Bentonia and Jimmy Dell Blanton of Yazoo City; three brothers, Hoke Burnside of Houston, Texas, Carter Burnside of Clinton, and Tom Burnside of Shreveport, Louisiana; four sisters, Kathleen Davis of Jackson, Elaine Parrish of Greenville, Norma Davis of Meridian, and Patsy Patrick of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and six grandchildren.

Leona Keith King
Died: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Age: 73

Leona Keith King of Durant, 73, died April 14, 2004 at her residence on Bowling Green Road.

Services were Friday, April 16 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant at 2 p.m. with burial in Brister Cemetery between Durant and West. Rev. James Gates and Rev. Bobby Holder officiated.

Mrs. King was born in Attala County on October 16, 1930 to Charlie Keith and Effie Perry Keith. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Paul King, one son Glen King, and two sisters, Roselee Keith and Sudie Guess.

Survivors include: three daughters Polly Ann Coleman of Belmont, Mary Jane Locke of Sallis, and Linda Fay Lott of Hattiesburg; four sons, Paul King, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, David King of Vicksburg, James Ray King and Ben King, both of Hattiesburg; three sisters, Pauline Snell, and Betty Tullos, both of Durant, and Ruth Manning of Pearl; 19 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Garry Snell, Allen King, Alex King, James King, David King, and Tony King.

Leonard L. Ellington
Died: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Age: 88

Leonard L. Ellington passed away in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, following a brief illness.

He was born in Holmes County, Mississippi, on September 27, 1915, the son of Abner and Cora Ellington. He graduated from Bartlett Technical School, Bartlett, Tennessee. Leonard began his career with the Caterpillar Tractor Company at Mississippi Tractor Company in 1938, and later with Stribling Brothers Machinery and the Clewiston Motor Company. In 1958, Leonard opened the Kelly Tractor Company dealership in West Palm Beach on Okeechobee Road where operations are continued today. He completed his outstanding career with the Kelly Tractor Company upon his retirement in 1982.

Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army; a Mason; a Shriner; and a member of the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. He was a former mayor of the town of Golfview; a former board member of the Associated Equipment Dealers and the Gulfstream Goodwill Industries; and was active with the Associated General Contrac-tors. Leonard was a former member of Mayacoo Lakes Country Club and the Tuscawilla Club, and enjoyed golf, traveling, fishing and working in his yard.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and by his two older brothers; Buford Ellington of Nashville, Tennessee, and Irby Ellington of Lexington.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hilda; two sons, Sam and Richard of West Palm Beach; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, with Rev. W. David McEntire, and Pastor and Rev. William R. Stepp, officiating.

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