JOYCE DEAN HASKINS ENGLAND LUKER
Ocean Springs, Mississippi - On Friday, September 18, 2020, Joyce Dean Haskins England Luker, born June 24, 1932, passed away with her children at her side. In passing, her spirit entered the freedom, peace, and joy of another realm.
Joyce was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Willie Mae Haskins; her husband, James William England, Sr.; her daughter, Joyce Ann England Mason; her brothers, Howard Haskins, Carldon Haskins, Tory Haskins, Marvis (Buddy) Haskins and Max Haskins; and her husband (2nd marriage), Bobby Wayne Luker.
She is survived by her son, James William England, Jr.; her daughter, Cindy England Mindell; grandchildren, Bridget Mason, Bruce Mason, Brandy Mason, James William England III, Crystal Westmoreland and 12 great grandchildren.
Joyce was a devoted wife and mother in a military family. She learned early to be flexible and remain strong when James was on deployment with the US Navy. She loved to cook and always insisted that anyone visiting sit down in the kitchen for a bite. Her heart was huge and she loved taking care of everyone.
Visitation was at Mortimer Funeral Home in Belzoni, MS, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.. Graveside Services followed at 1:00 p.m. at Greencrest Gardens Cemetery in Belzoni, MS, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
MITCHELL ROBY PEARSON
Mitchell Roby Pearson, 81, died Saturday, September 5, 2020. Private family graveside services will be Thursday, September 10, 2020. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Pearson was a member of the Belzoni First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Board and the Finance Committee. He also served cheerfully and faithfully as usher and doorkeeper, greeting the children with pats on the cheeks and pet names.
He attended Belzoni High School and Mississippi State University. He was an avid Bulldog fan and a long-time member of the Bulldog Club. He had been a cotton ginner and was a catfish farmer. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Consolidated Catfish Company, Delta Western Feed Mill, and Catfish Farmers of America.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents, W.A. and Lena Horton Pearson; and two brothers, Melvin Owen Pearson and Juan Allen Pearson.
Survivors include: Wife, Lahlete Young Pearson; sons, Perry Pearson, of Indianola, Pat Pearson of Belzoni, and Paul (Lauren) Pearson of Brandon; Grandchildren, Kristen, Rica, Maci, Palmer, and Sara Reed; sisters, Patricia (John) Little of Big Fork, Montana, and Gwen (Steve) Hopkins of Rogers, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Belzoni Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 520, Belzoni, MS 39038.
WILLIE CADY "BILLY" HALES JR.
Surrounded by his family, Willie Cady "Billy" Hales Jr., 90, of Flowood, passed peacefully from this world on September 2nd, 2020, at St. Dominics Hospital in Jackson. Born July 22, 1930, Billy was the eldest son of Willie C. Hales Sr. and Ruby Fulcher Hales.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hilda Forbes Hales, Flowood; his son, Johnny R. Hales of Flowood; his dear friend, Daniel Burrow (always called his "Bonus Son") of Prentiss; sister, Jean Her-rington of Jackson; brother, Bradley (Faye) Hales of Belzoni; in-laws, Evelyn (Sonny) Walker, Willie Mae Robertson, Milton (Sue) Forbes, Shirley Forbes, and Bobby McLendon. He is further survived by a host of nieces and nephews; as well as, grand nieces and nephews.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jimmie Katherine McLendon.
Billy was always most happy when he was helping others in need. He loved his church family and at-tended Sunday School and Church regularly, as long as he was physically able.
Billy will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Graveside services were held at Greencrest Gardens in Belzoni on September 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. un-der the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity or the building fund at the Flowood Baptist Church, 1649 Old Fannin Road, Flowood, MS 39232.
DEL PERKINS LOTT, III
On Christmas Day, December 25th,1941, in Greenwood, Mississippi, Del Perkins Lott, III was born, along with his twin sister Genelle Lott Vance, to Del Perkins Lott, Jr. and Genelle Joiner Lott. Del lived a full life of 78 years with family and friends. Del was a good and faithful servant who was known for his compassionate nature, his gratefulness for things big and small, and always putting others needs before his own and lovingly so. Del Perkins Lott, III passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, in Jackson, Mississippi, with his two daughters by his side, after fighting a long battle with multiple myeloma, renal failure, and finally, complications from COVID-19.
Del graduated from Isola High School and went on to graduate from Delta State University. Del was a member of the Army Reserve Unit 40 2nd, in Greenwood, Mississippi. He was a lifetime and loyal member of Belzoni First United Methodist Church where he served in several capacities. He was President of Board of Directors, Pastor-Parish Chairman, and a member of the chancel choir. Del was also a member of the Belzoni Rotary Club where he also served as President.
Del was a farmer for many years and also ran the family business, Cable TV of Belzoni. His love of farming continued and grew into a beautiful expansive home garden which was adored by many.
Survivors include his beloved and loving wife of 52 years, Sylvia Farmer Lott of Belzoni; daughters, Tiffany Lott Francis and husband Tripp of Madison; Shelley Lott Carter and husband Bryan of Madison. Also survived by four grandchildren, who were all the light of his world, Will Francis, Tyler Francis, Jack Carter, and Emma Carter. Also survived by two sisters; Genelle Vance and Linda Johnson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Del was preceded in death by his parents, Del Perkins Lott, Jr. and Genelle Joiner Lott; and his brother, James Claver Lott.
Del’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Guangzhi Qu and the staff of Jackson Oncology Associates and the doctors and nurses of Fresenius Kidney Care in Belzoni, Mississippi for their kind and caring attention throughout the last several years.
In lieu of flowers the family is appreciative of memorial gifts to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as this foundation was near and dear to his heart, JDRF, 2630 Southerland Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or to First United Methodist Church of Belzoni, FUMC, PO Box 532, Belzoni, MS 39038.
His family was one of the great accomplishments of his life and he was so very proud of them all. He is gone from this earth but will be forever in our hearts. By His Grace, we are all blessed.
A graveside service will be held at Belzoni Cemetery in Belzoni, Mississippi at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020, under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.
LILLIE ANN HORTON MONK
Lillie Ann Horton Monk, 76, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2020, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Lillie was born on June 7, 1944 in Sunflower, Mississippi, to Johnny Horton Sr, and Margaret Caldwell Horton. She spent the majority of her life in Humphreys County. During her working career, she was employed at Confish. She worked hard to help support her family so that their life would be better. She was a quite lady with a special smile. Lillie had a special love for butterflies, which she collected. She loved spending time her family and grands.
She preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Margaret Horton, her husband, Billy Ray Monk, sons, Dently Mitchell, Jr. and Billy Joe Mitchell, sisters, Johnnie Mae Whittaker, Ruby Lee Brown, and Christine Polk, and her brother, Johnny Lee Horton, Jr.
Lillie Ann leaves behind her daughters; Lisa Bell (David) of Louise and Tabitha Kisner of Missouri; sisters, Annie Bell Criddle of Sunflower and Betty Joe Tullos of Michigan; her greatest love were her 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grands. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Family services will be held at a later time. Mortimer Funeral Home have been entrusted with the services.
OLLIE MOHAMED, JR.
Ollie Mohamed, Jr., 69, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital surrounded by his family. Graveside services are 2 P.M. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Belzoni Cemetery with Rev. Richard Wiman and Bro. George Johnson officiating.
Ollie was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on December 8, 1950 to Ollie and Annelle Horne Mohamed. He graduated from Belzoni High School and attended Ole Miss, Mississippi State University and Delta State University. He was a member of the Army National Guard and a Master Mason of Belzoni Masonic Lodge. He served as Sr. Vice-President of Citizens Bank and later owned and operated Central Insurers in Belzoni. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Belzoni.
Mr. Mohamed is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Chandler Brooks Mohamed.
Ollie is survived by a son, Ollie Lance Mohamed (Landi); six grandchildren, Chandler Brooks Mohamed, Jr., William Litton Mohamed, George Wade Mohamed and Ann Gerard Mohamed, William Ollie Mohamed, Mary Landi Mohamed, all of Greenwood; his siblings, Lee Ann Moore (Maj Gen Tom Moore) of Columbus, Sarah Goldberg (Charlie) of Belzoni, David Mohamed (Joanne) of Madison, Susan Watson of Madison, Liz Rogers of Purvis, numerous nieces and nephews and Deborah Aycock Mohamed, the mother of his children.
Some of Ollie’s happiest days were spent at the old Reed Deer Camp near Fitler with his sons Chad and Lance and a very eclectic group of friends from everywhere. Many days after a long hunt, Ollie would unsaddle his horse Silver and send his sons and the rest of the camp boys to town to buy huge ribeye steaks and all the fixings for his signature Ollie Salad. Long after the traditional camp evening meal of fried deer meat and vegetables had been served and cleaned up, the horse riders and many other late-night diners would enjoy Ollie’s feast, which often lead to a friendly game of cards. Ollie was generous to a fault and would give a friend anything that he had. He loved entertaining and cooking for others, especially at the Blue Room in Belzoni on Catfish Festival weekends and other special events.
Honorary pallbearers are Hall Barret, Denon Braswell, Allen Bridgers, Greg Burton, Gene Cline, David James, JJ Pannel, John Shelton, the Blue Room Crew, and the Reed Deer Camp Horsemen.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Belzoni, Mississippi, or the charity of your choice.
RITA ANN SANDLING WISE
Rita Ann Sandling Wise, 70, loving wife and mother of Silver City, MS, was born May 5, 1950 and passed away on August 29, 2020. She was a long-time pianist for the First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni, MS and the Silver City Methodist Church. She taught piano to many children in Humphreys County. She owned her own sewing business and made beautiful heirloom clothes for children throughout the Delta. She was past president of the Belzoni Music Lovers’ Club and was a member of the Belzoni Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry Wise, her brother Jimmy Sandling (Candace), her children Leah Bray (Gregg), Beth Peterman (Mark), and Will Wise (Ann), and grandchildren JJ and Riley Peterman, Ann Hollis and Miranda Bray, and Ava Claire Wise, and step-grandchildren Swayze and Parker Bell.
She is preceded in death by her parents W.H. and Doris Sandling and step-father Houston M. Allen, brother Randy Sandling, and granddaughter Megan Bray.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., September 2, 2020 at Green Crest Gardens with interment at Green Crest Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to UMMC Batsons Childrens Hospital or to the First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.
KENNETH LANE HOLLOWAY, JR.
Kenneth Lane Holloway, Jr., 43, of Belzoni, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at his home. Lane was born July 9, 1977, in Indianola to Kenneth Lane Holloway and Julia Catherine Bell. He worked for many years in healthcare as a caregiver. Lane was well loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Malcolm and Beatrice Bell; and aunt, Melody Cantrell. Lane is survived by his father, Kenny Holloway of Murphy; mother, Julia Rand of Belzoni; two brothers, Richard Dewayne Holloway of Grenada and Thomas Holloway of Belzoni; three sisters, Crystal Lynn Williams of Grenada, Casey Holeman of Hollandale, and Nicole Mims of Sidon.
The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola was entrusted with arrangements. The online guestbook may be signed at www.burtonfuneralhome.net
BRAD HAROLD FIELDER
Brad Harold Fielder, 46, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, August 4th. In 1995, Brad and Chad, with the help of their father, Bill, started the company ADEPT Technologies. Brad and his twin brother, Chad, currently co-operate ADEPT.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Brandi Fielder; children, Braden "Boo" Fielder, Breana "Bre-Bre" Fielder, and Branson "Little B" Fielder; his golden doodle, Brighton "Baby B"; parents, Bill and Fairy Fielder; siblings; Chad William Fielder (Courtney) and Fairy Dawn Terrell (Chris); and nieces and nephews, Hunter, Holden, Jacob, Wyatt, Cashton, Camden, Carrington, Chanley, and Carver.
Visitation was held on Saturday, August 8th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 4 pm. at Huntsville Memory Gardens with Reverend Richie Thompson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alpha Instincts Dog Training Facility, located at 29100 Mims Street, Ardmore, Alabama 35739.
DOROTHY "DOT" PRICE LLOYD
Dorothy "Dot" Price Lloyd, 81, of Belzoni, Mississippi peacefully went to be with the Lord on August 8, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She was born on September 6, 1938 in Poplar Creek Community in Montgomery County to Robert Elam Price, Sr. and Iris Manning Price.
She was an active member of Gooden Lake Baptist Church where she faithfully served as a pianist for over fifty year, as well as Sunday School teacher and church secretary. She loved her family and all people but above all she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dot worked at Citizens Bank in Belzoni, now know as BankPlus, for over 30 years. She loved her job, fellow employees and her customers. Prior to working for Dr. T. J. Barkley of Belzoni.
She was preceded in death by her husband William "Billy" Lloyd, whom she was married for 51 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Iris Price, and her great granddaughter, Lindey Erin Wood.
Dot is survived by her daughter, Terry Wood (Jerry) of Belzoni, Mississippi , her sons, Dale Lloyd (Teresa) of Batesville, Mississippi and Keith Lloyd (Lori) of Belzoni, Mississippi. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren whom she adored: Jay Wood (Monica), Ann Wise (Will), Brittany Hendrix (Matt), Turner Lloyd, Mary Catherine Magee (Michael), Rachel Lloyd, Anna Lloyd, and Olivia Lloyd. She also had six great grandchildren, Swazye Bell, Parker Bell, Ava Claire Wise, Ryleigh Peyton Wood, Trace Wood and Cameron Grace Hendrix. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Price (Bea) of Isola, Mississippi and a sister, LaNell Causey (Henry) of Missouri.
A graveside service was held on Monday, August 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Greencrest Gardens in Belzoni, Mississippi. Mortimer Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be send to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Gideon's International, and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
SHARON BEIER GREGORY
Sharon Beier Gregory gained her angel wings on July 30, 2020 at Madison County Nursing Home.
Sharon was the daughter of Henry Beier and Jewel Beier. Sharon was born on May 1, 1948. Sharon grew up in Yazoo City, Mississippi and lived most of her life in Belzoni, MS. Sharon leaves behind her daughter, Amy Childs of Canton, MS; and her son, James (Trey) Gregory and his wife Hope Gregory of Gluckstadt, MS; granddaughters, Landon Reeves and husband, Joshua Reeves, and Linsey Childs; grandsons, Gage Gregory and Gatlin Gregory; and great-granddaughter Braith Reeves.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Beier; mother, Jewel Beier; brothers, Van Beier and Phillip Beier; and sister, LaWanda Long; and James Edwin Gregory, Jr.
It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Beier Gregory announces her passing. A private service will be held at a later date.
JIMMIE KATHRINE MCLENDON
Jimmie Kathrine McLendon, 78, of Belzoni, peacefully went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2020. She was born on April 10, 1942 in Belzoni to Willy and Ruby Hales.
Katherine was an active member of her community for many years. She volunteered at the local nursing home. She loved teaching children about the love of God in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. For years she worked at Jac's Department Store as a customer service representative. She was an active member of Gooden Lake Baptist Church. Kathy had a true servant's heart and was always offering to help anyone in need.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willy and Ruby Hales; and her son, Charles James Montgomery, Jr.
Jimmie Katherine is survived by her loving husband, Bobby Joe McLendon, "who had the privilege of loving one of the greatest Christian women that I've ever known." She leaves behind her daughters, Cyndi William-son (Kevin) of Walls, Mississippi, Kim Ray (Tim) of Isola, Mississippi, and Tricia Slaughter of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and son, Keith Slaughter of Orange, Texas. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren whom she adored; Ariel Nabor (Noe) of Orange, Texas, Skylar Slaughter of Beaumont, Texas, Blake Williamson (April) of Horn Lake, Mississippi, Bryan Williamson (Emily) of Northport, Alabama, Chazz Slaughter (Chelsy) of Buna, Texas, Rayanna Williamson of Walls, Mississippi, Emily Ray Pickell (Heath) and Kristi Ray of Isola, Mississippi, Zachary Slaughter of Orange, Texas, LaBrisha Willoughby, Hattisburg, Mississippi. She also had 4 great grandchildren, Camden Nabor, Lance Arrington, Lucah Arrington, and Brewer Pickell; as well as brothers, Billy Hales (Hilda) and Bradley Hales; sister, Jean Harrington, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Due to COVID-19 a family only graveside service was held Monday August 3, 2020, 1 p.m., at Greencrest Gardens in Belzoni, Mississippi.
Mortimer Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
DOROTHY PARKER SCARBOROUGH
July 20, 1932 July 15,2020
Dot is now reunited with her husband Robert Dashiell "Bob/Bobby" Scarborough; her parents, Anna Jean and James Emmett Parker; sisters Jean and Elaine; brothers Joe and Paul.
She is survived by: son, John Dashiell Scarborough and his wife, Molly; grandson, Reed; and granddaughter, Lauren Elaine; Daughter, Stacy Scarborough Martin; grandsons, Robert Dashiell Martin and Walt Martin and his wife Desha'; and great-grandson, Aris Isaiah.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Mortimer Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Johnny Horton, 69, of Isola, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Legacy Manor in Greenville.
He was born in Isola on June 28, 1951 the son of Johnny Horton Sr. and Margaret Caldwell Horton. He worked as a farmer for most of his life.
He is survived by his wife Lillie Mae Horton; son, Johnny Jerald Horton of Isola; three daughters, Dorothy Mae Horton of Leland, Alice Faye Creel of Sunflower; and Rhonda Joyce Ballard of Indianola; sisters, Annie Bell Criddle of Texas, Lilly Ann Monk of Belzoni, Betty Jo Tullos of Michigan; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Johnnie Mae Whittaker, Ruby Lee Brown, and Christine Polk.
Services will be private.
Mortimer Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
WARREN EARL HOKE, JR.
Warren Earl Hoke Jr., age 71, died at his home on July 24, 2020. Earl is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Potter Hoke; two daughters, Lori Hoke Verhage (Craig) of Cleveland and Robin Hoke Toler of Inverness; three grandchildren, Anna Street Toler, Woods Toler, and Warren Toler, all of Inverness; a brother, Jack Hoke (Roxie) of Belzoni.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Earl Hoke, Sr. and Mildred Luster Hoke; and brothers, Jerry Hoke and Mike Hoke.
Earl served in the U.S. Army, which included a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the 1st Air Calvary Division and was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Marksman (Rifle) Medal.
Earl was a catfish farmer until his retirement due to health reasons. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and took great pride in their accomplishments. He will be deeply missed by his family and those fortunate enough to know him.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private graveside service was held Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. Mortimer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hoover Lee, 86, of Louise died peacefully Thursday July 23, 2020 at his residence. Born May 22, 1934 in Canton, China he came to the United States at the age of 9 months on The SS President Hoover 1 His father Gave him his American Name of Hoover from this Ocean Liner. He graduated from Louise High School, attended 2 years at Hinds Jr College, then transferred to Mississippi State University in 1954 graduating in June 1956 with A BS Degree in Business Administration. Hoover served 2 years in the U. S. Army returning to Louise to operate the family business The Lee Hong Company, which his father started in 1917. A Retail Merchant in Louise he not only had served his country, he served his community being elected to the positions of Alderman & Mayor for the Town of Louise for almost 30 years, elected to six terms. Hoover was a member of Louise United Methodist Church.
This man never met a stranger. His greatest Love was his Heavenly Father, Family, Friends, and Mississippi State University.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years Freeda Gee Lee, sons; Stanley W. “Stan” Lee & Timothy Lee both of Louise, daughter; Sharilyn “Shari” Lee of Madison, and sisters Fong Lau of New Jersey, and Grace Lee of California.
Hoover was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; John and Joe Lee and sisters; May Lee and Frances Wong.
Graveside services will be Wednesday July 29th at 1:00 P.M. in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City . Rev. Jullian Crawford will officiate. The family, although they may not be present, would like to invite friends to come by Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City Wednesday morning to pay your respects and sign the register.
Hoover will always leave the Legacy for his Hoover Sauce used on grills and in recipes Throughout The Delta, the State of Mississippi and allover The U.S.A.