Evelyn Shook Sandling, "DeeGee" to her grandkids, "Ebba" to her nieces and nephews, 87, of Silver City, went peacefully to the Lord on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was welcomed with open arms by her husband of 49 years, James Monroe Sandling; her parents, Doss and Edna Shook; her sisters, Janet Cave and Bobbie Hawk; and her beloved cats, Fred and Ethel.

She is rejoicing and singing "off key" with the angels; while those she left behind mourn her passing and celebrate her life, kindness, and love.

Mrs. Sandling leaves behind one daughter, Susan McCarty; three grandchildren, Jordan Stephens, Drew McCarty (Elizabeth McCarty), Elizabeth Skelton (Taylor Skelton); and four great grandchildren, Erica Taylor Schrader, Sandling McCarty, Henry Skelton, and Shepherd James Skelton.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Belzoni City Cemetery, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to B.A.R.K. or your local church.



Margie Hood Frederic passed away on January 7, 2017 in Moss Point, MS at the age of 94.

Margie was born in Kilmichael, MS on December 4, 1922 to John and Theo Hood. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Vernon “Skee” Frederic in November 2001. She was a resident of Pascagoula since 1957, a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and former telephone operator in the 1950’s. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hood Posey; four siblings, Evelyn Upchurch, Mrs. Keith Schubert, Durwood Hood, and Sherry Suggs.

She is survived by two step-daughters, Frances May (Garry) of Moss Point and Margo McBee (Dale) of Pascagoula; six step grandchildren, Roxanne May, Daelin Miller, Donna Dart, Michael May, Darin Matthews, and Dana Hoyl; eleven step great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three brothers, John Auston “Pete” Hood, Jim Lewis Hood both of Madison, MS and Bobby Joe Hood (Lillie Mae) of Belzoni, MS; a sister, Marion McClinic (Mack) of Terry, MS and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with visitation held one hour prior to service. Interment was held at Machpelah Cemetery. Contributions in her honor can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society. Those who would like may express their condolences online at www.obryantokeefe.com.