Marilyn Jean Young Henry, 75, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home in Isola.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday January 20, 2018 at Mortimer Funeral Home, Belzoni, MS.

Memorial services will immediately follow at 12:00 noon.

Marilyn was born June 3, 1942 in Blytheville, Arkansas, the daughter of Eugene Young and Norma Nell Lindsey Young.

She lived the majority of her life in Humphreys County; but in her early days she worked as a telephone operator in Steele, Missouri. She was a member of the Isola Garden Club, and served as City Clerk in Isola for 7 years. She owned the Corner Store in Swiftown; and she also worked as a receptionist at Dr. Gorton's Clinic.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee Roy Henry; as well as, her parents.

She is survived by three children, Kim Kenty of Indianola, Kathy Henry Dauler of Ecru, and Lee (Robin) Henry of Isola; one sister, Marge Melton of Hayti, Missouri; one brother, Mickey Young of Piggott, Arkansas; and three grandchildren, Michael Kenty, Caitlyn Henry, and Madisyn Henry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blair Batson Children's Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street Jackson, Mississippi 39216; Children's Homes, Inc., 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450; or First Baptist Church of Isola, P.O. Box 554,  Isola, MS 38754.



Wiley Sherman Pinkerton, Sr., 59, of Arkabutla, Mississippi, entered the gates of heaven on January 10, 2018 at home with his wife, Anne, and his Pastor, Nick Sandusky. He was born on October 17, 1958 in Belzoni, Mississippi to Olia (Son) and Annie Mae Dewitt Pinkerton.

Known as the Cast Iron Chef to his loved ones and friends, Wiley enjoyed cooking many Southern dishes. Among his favorites were Armadillo eggs. Wiley had many passions and was a jack of all trades. He was a Christian, Devoted Husband, Loving Father, Animal Lover, Craps Dealer, Truck Driver, Radio D.J., and the previous owner of the arcade, Pied Piper, in Meridian, Mississippi.

Wiley attended Belzoni High School and Humphrey’s Academy, where he graduated with the class of 1976. He studied law enforcement and police science at the Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, class of 1982. Wiley also studied criminal justice at Meridian Community College in 1988. He served his community as a police officer for the Houston Police Department, years 1982-1984. He then joined the Meridian Police Department during the years of 1985-1989 as one of the first mounted patrolmen. After a long career in law enforcement, Wiley began working as a Craps Dealer/Floor Supervisor. He ended his career as an over the road truck driver.

Some of the most important things in Wiley’s life were God, his wife, Anne, family, and his animals. Wiley had a deep faith and gave all the glory to God during his life and sickness. He loved learning and studying the word of God. Wiley was an active member of Arkabutla Baptist Church.

Wiley is preceded in death by his parents, Olia (Son) and Annie Mae Pinkerton.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Anne Pender Pinkerton; sons, Wiley “Lee” Pinkerton, Jr. (Whitni) and Lee Lopez (Jennifer); daughters, Kim Bartholomew (Beau) and Amanda Luckett (Jason); siblings, Gladys Jenkins (Joe), Billy Pinkerton (Brenda), Peggy McMorrough, Brenda Donahoo (Harold); 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Wiley chose to donate his body to science to the Genesis Program for Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, TN, with hopes that one day there will be a cure for pulmonary fibrosis.

A celebration of life will be Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Arkabutla Baptist Church in Arkabutla, MS.




William Richard Potter, 61, Straight Bayou, Mississippi died Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Rolling Fork at Sharkey - Issaquena Hospital.

He was born May 8, 1956 at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital in Greenwood; the son of K. M. Potter and Burnie Landrum Potter. He has been a lifetime resident of the Delta. His usual occupation was in automotive repair.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Potter; two sons, Will (Taylor) Potter of Belzoni and Walt Potter of Anguilla; two sisters, Barbara Hoke of Belzoni and Sandra Briggs of Greenville; one brother, Harrell Potter of Belzoni; one grandson, Pass Potter of Belzoni; and family friend, Cecil Womble of Belzoni.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Gooden Lake Baptist Church, Belzoni, Mississippi. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gooden Lake Baptist Church, Belzoni, MS.