Katie Earline Melton McClain, 73, of Belzoni, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018, at South Sunflower County Hospital in Indianola.

Katie was born on September 7, 1944, in Bruce, to James Lester and Jewel Lingenfelter Melton. Katie married James Donald McClain and together they made their home in Isola raising six children. She was a very loving and kind person and loved sewing, knitting, and scrapbooking.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Heron and husband John of Greenville, Ginger Daniels and husband Carl of Isola, Bridget McClain of Isola, Amanda Hughes and husband Jay of Isola; sons, Donald E. McClain and wife Holly of Belzoni, James E. McClain of Isola; one sister, Helen Louise Johnson and one brother, James Lester McClain, both of Rolling Fork, Mississippi; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial followed in Gooden Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in Belzoni. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola was entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.burtonfuneralhome.net




Morton, MS

Mr. James Courtney Jr., age 64, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.  His visitation was held 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at New Liberty Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at New Liberty Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Bro. Paul Smith officiated the services.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.

James was born in Louise, MS on March 20, 1954.  He was a man that was honest with his word.  James enjoyed being outdoors fishing and deer hunting.  He loved the Lord, his pastor and his church.  James was a hard worker and loved all the people he worked with.  He and his wife, Cathy had a resale shop where they sold garage sale items, but what he enjoyed the most was the friendships he made with all the people he came in contact with.  James loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Marion Courtney, Sr. and Gracie Lee Jones Courtney; brother, Felix A. Courtney and sister-in-law, Dawn Courtney.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cathy Irby Courtney of the Branch Community; 2 sons, James "Jamie" Courtney III (Cathy Hall) of Morton and Lee Irby Courtney (Tiphani) of Polkville; sister, Cecelia Carr (Wesley) of LA; brothers, Rufus Courtney (Marsha) of Belzoni and Jeffery Courtney of Louise; 4 grandchildren, James "JC" Courtney IV, Sherran Lillee Louise Courtney, Sierra Howell and Amber Howell; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Wilbur McCurdy, Adam McCurdy, Cory Rawson, Paul Irby, Jimmy Turner and Mark Smith.

Memorials may be made in his honor and memory to Gideons International.