Miscellaneous Washington County, Mississippi Obituaries


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PINE BLUFF, Ark. Funeral services for Ronnie W. Adams, 50, of Pine Bluff will be today at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Pine Bluff. He died June 9, 2003, at his home. Burial will be today at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Miss., under the direction of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors, Pine Bluff.

Mr. Adams was born in Kosciusko, Miss., on Sept. 13, 1952. He was reared and received his early education in Greenville. A son of Ann Gomillion Adams of Greenville and the late John L. Adams, he was a graduate of Greenville High School, attended the University of Maryland, the University of Mississippi at Jackson, and was a graduate of Mississippi Delta Junior College.

Mr. Adams served in the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1976. He served as a medic in Germany and retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1978 as a sergeant.

He and his family moved to Pine Bluff in 1985, where he became general manger and co-owner of Port City Janitors Supply and Paper Inc. A registered nurse, he also worked at Jefferson Regional Medical Center for 10 years, until ill health forced his retirement in May of 2002 from his position as house supervisor.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He coached soccer at Seabrook YMCA for several years. He was a member of the Greater Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Chamber After Hours Committee.

His survivors include his wife, Melanee Maranto Adams, to whom he was married in Greenville on June 25, 1972; three sons, Ronnie Adams Jr. and Wesley Adams, both of Searcy, Ark., and Bradford Adams of Fayetteville, Ark.; his mother; two brothers, David R. Adams of Atlanta, Ga., and John Dale Adams of Greenville; one sister, Jackie E. Adams of Greenville; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Theresa Adams.

The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to the American Center Society, Box 6635, Pine Bluff, AR 71611; Hospice Care Services, 3801 Camden Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603; or First Presbyterian Church, 717 W. 32nd St., Pine Bluff, AR 71603.

The Rev. W. Lee Kinney will officiate.


INDIANOLA Graveside services for Roggie Hiram Boone Sr., 82, of Indianola, a retired farmer, will be today at 3 p.m. in New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland. He died June 9, 2003, at Greenwood Health & Rehabilitation Center, Greenwood. Burial will be under the direction of Card Funeral Home, Indianola.

Mr. Boone was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred McClure Boone.

Survivors include one daughter, Patsy Joy Boone Milton of Inverness; three sons, Dwight Boone of Isola, and Roggie Hiram Boone Jr. and Andy Boone, both of Indianola; one brother, Roy Boone of Cleveland; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


GREENVILLE Memorial services for James Edward "Billy" Henry, 46, of Greenville will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Greenville. He died June 5, 2003, at Lakemead Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev. Local arrangements are under the direction of Garden Memorial Funeral Home, Las Vegas. 

Mr. Henry was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Amos Henry; his father's parents; his grandfather, Ed Moses; his grandmother, Ethel Moses; his sister, Marva Jones; a nephew, Corey Henry; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Johnson.

He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memories his devoted and loving mother, Addie Lee Green of Greenville; and six sisters, Deloris Wright of San Bernardino, Calif., Carolyn (Johnny) Lenard of Cocoa, Fla., and Doris (Edward) Jamerson, Patricia (David Lynn) Williams, Joyce (John) Boyd and Linda Henry Wilson, all of Greenville. He also leaves three brothers, Amos Henry Jr., George Wayne Henry and Gregory (Andrea) Henry, all of Greenville; a special great-niece, Shontay Shabrel "Baby Cake" Henry; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, two great-great-nephews, cousins and friends.

The Rev. Frank Hall will officiate.


GREENVILLE Funeral services for Jerry "Jerryo" "Pops" Kyser Sr., 104, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died June 10, 2003, at his home.


LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. Funeral services for Richard Bonneville "R.B." Simzak II, 35, of Lake Village, a restaurant manager, will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville, Miss. He died June 7, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Burial will be in Southside Memorial Park Cemetery, Southside, Ala.

Mr. Simzak was born Feb. 20, 1968, in Lansing, Mich., to Richard and Virginia Simzak. He was a former resident of Gadsden, Ala., and moved to Greenville in October of 2002. He was general manager of Captain D's Restaurant in Greenville. He and his family moved to Lake Village, Ark., two months ago. He attended Maranatha Assembly of God Church in Greenville, where he was very active.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Stephanie Cook Simzak of Lake Village, Ark.; his mother, Virginia Simzak of Winter Haven, Fla.; his father, Richard Simzak Sr. of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Tyler Simzak of Lake Village; one daughter, Tiffany Simzak of Lake Village; his maternal grandfather, Ivan Sanborn; mother-in-law and father-in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. Calvin Cook of Gadsden, Ala.; three brothers, Greg, Gary and Daniel; and four sisters, Cathi, Debbie, Karla and Shari.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel, Greenville.

The Rev. Jerry Elvis will officiate.


BELZONI Funeral services for Mary Lee Yarbor, 65, of Belzoni will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at White Star MB Church, Belzoni. She died of heart failure June 7, 2003, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Humphreys County Memorial Garden, Belzoni, under the direction of Delta Burial Corporation, Belzoni.

Mrs. Yarbor was born in Belzoni Dec. 12, 1937. She graduated from McNair High School.

Survivors include her mother, Hilda Robinson of Belzoni; three daughters, Bontia Mays of Louise, and Sandra Robinson and Chaka Yarbor, both of Belzoni; four sons, Jim Yarbor of Indianola, and Brian W. Yarbor, Karl B. Yarbor and Lewis Yarbor, all of Belzoni; six sisters, Alberta Shurelds and Annie Mae Banks, both of Lima, Ohio, Carolyn Minley of Milwaukee, and Carla Wright, Jeannette Wright and Juanita Wright, all of Silver City; five brothers, Omar Wright, David Wright and Matthew Wright, all of Silver City, and Earl Wright and Tyrone Wright, both of St. Louis, Mo.; 26 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Lulicious Yarbor of Chicago will officiate.


CLEVELAND -- Funeral services for Kathren Jewel Davis, 74, a homemaker, of Cleveland were at 2 p.m. Monday at Fletcher Nowell Funeral Home, Cleveland. She died Aug. 31, 2001, at her home. Burial was in Greenville Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis, a widow, was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Baptist.

She leaves two daughters, Lynette Magee of Olive Branch and Tillie Rayburn of Greenwood. She also leaves a son, Tim Davis of Leland. She leaves three sisters, Mildred Forbey of Columbus, Marie Hollis of Columbus and Neomia Lawson of Ringgold, La. She also leaves four grandchildren, Christopher Lee Davis, Nicholas Brian Davis, Jarrett Magee and Rachael Kathren Barnett.

Memorials may be sent to Community Hospice of Cleveland or the National Foundation for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 96021, Washington, D.C., 20090-6021.


GREENVILLE -- Funeral arrangements for Ada Bell Govan, 81 of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Sept. 2, 2001, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.


GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Willie Douglas Brown, 86, of Greenville are pending at Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Dec. 8, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.


MOUND BAYOU -- Funeral services for Esther Burton, 96 of Mound Bayou will be Tuesday at noon at Bethel AME Church, Mound Bayou. She died Dec. 6, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland. Burial will follow in St. Gabriel Cemetery, Mound Bayou, under the direction of Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until time for the funeral.

Survivors include one daughter, Joan Burton of Mound Bayou; one son, Mr. Manley Burton of Mound Bayou; five grandchildren, Richard Burton of Georgia, Erika Burton and Kristene Burton both of New York, and Latitia Burton and Derrick Burton both of Mound Bayou; and three great-grandchildren, Jonathan Burton and Joshua Burton both of Atlanta, and Mesa Burton of New York.

The Rev. Walter G. Wilson will officiate.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.


GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Katie Lee Cooper, 85, a homemaker of Greenville will be today at 10 a.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. She died of heart failure Dec. 6, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will follow at Greenville City Cemetery under the direction of Mortimer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cooper was born in Centerville, Tenn. She lived in Greenville, Miss., from 1938 to 2001 and lived in Dublin, Ga., for the past two and half years with her son. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Cooper, and two daughters, Annie Mae Miller and Brenda Kay Pearson.

Survivors include three sons, Coy L. (Barbara) Cooper of Dublin, Ga., Richard Earl (Sybil) Cooper of Vidor, Texas, and Gene Thomas (Sheila) Cooper of Dublin, Ga.; one sister, Bertha Campbell of Gillett of Ark.; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mortimer Funeral Home.


LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. -- Funeral services for Virginia Ann Cingolani Pieroni, 74, a homemaker of Lake Village, Ark., will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Village, Ark., with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home, Lake Village, Ark. She died of cancer Dec. 2, 2002, at St. Vincent's Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.

Mrs. Pieroni was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Lake Village, Ark., one of nine children born to Maraino and Theresa Menotti Cingolani. Six of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ned Pieroni of Lake Village; three sons, Randy (Martha) Pieroni, Richard (Geneva) Pieroni, and Christopher (Carrie) Pieroni, all of Lake Village; three daughters, Theresa (Charles) Brown of Lake Providence, La., Mary Margaret Pieroni of Lake Village, and Nancy (Jody) Cheneval of Little Rock, Ark.; three sisters, Marie Catalani of Lake Village, Settemia King of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Katie King of Lake Providence, La.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Church. A 5:30 p.m. Rosary will be today at Bishop Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Village, Ark. 

Visitation will follow the Rosary.

Father Ignatius Gomes and Father Erik Pohlmeier will officiate. 


SHARKEY COUNTY -- Funeral services for Geneva T. Pigg, 79, a homemaker of Sharkey County will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sunflower Church, Rolling Fork. She died Dec. 6, 2002, at Lincoln Plaza Nursing Center, Austin, Ark. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Rolling Fork, under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home Inc., Rolling Fork.

Born in Slidell, La., Mrs. Pigg was a resident of Sharkey County for 70 years. For the past several years, she has made her home in Austin, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Pigg, and a daughter, Johnnie Lynn Graves.

Survivors include one son, Vernon Pigg of Quitman, Miss.; three daughters, Alice Herbert of Miami, Fla., Ann Woods of Delta City, Miss., and Jodie Tice of Austin, Ark.; two sisters, Helen Medford of Greenville, Miss., and Annie Bell Villari of Saraland, Ala.; two brothers, Thomas Tucker of Saraland, Ala., and Morris Tucker of Cintronelle, Ala.; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home, Rolling Fork, today from 5 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. 

Pallbearers will be Sam Woods, Mike Green, Paul Pigg, Roy Green, Eric Alexander and Tracey Tice. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey, Robbie and Shawn Pigg.

Pastor Joel Hill will officiate.


WAYSIDE -- Funeral services for Thelma Keith Potter, 93, a homemaker of Wayside will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Avon United Methodist Church, Avon. She died of heart failure Dec. 8, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will follow at Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Potter was a native of Kosciusko, Miss., and moved at an early age with her parents to the Avon community, where she attended Riverside Public Schools. She married L.T. Potter in 1926, and they made their home in Avon where they were engaged in farming. Her husband preceded her in death in 1962. She was also preceded in death by two son, Emmett T. and Jack A. Potter. She was a member of Avon United Methodist Church and a member of Longwood Women's Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ann Soke, of Wayside, Miss.; three sons, Julian F. Potter of Arcola, Miss., John W. Potter of Greenville, Miss., and Dennis K. Potter of Wayside, Miss.; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Avon United Methodist Church.


GREENVILLE -- Funeral services for Pauline Triplett, 70, of Greenville are pending with Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Dec. 8, 2002, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville.


MEMPHIS -- Funeral arrangements for Larry Wayne White, 43, of Memphis, are pending with Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Dec. 7, 2002, in Memphis of injuries sustained in an automobile crash.


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