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Jane Hargett

Nov 25, 2023 - Nov 24, 2023

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Greenwood, MS

Jane Hart McMillan Hargett, 67, of Minter City, Mississippi, died Friday, November 24, 2023, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation will be 10:00 a. m. Monday, November 27, 2023, at Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood. The service will begin at 12:00 p. m. Mrs. Hargett was born in Greenwood, and she graduated from Pillow Academy and Mississippi State University where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity. Mrs. Harget...Read More

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Wilma Frances Downs Cox

Jan 17, 1930 - Feb 20, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Wilma Frances Downs Cox, age 94, of Greenwood, Mississippi, passed away on February 20, 2024. Born on January 17, 1930 in Carroll Country, she was known all her life as “Dot.” Dot was a life-long resident of Carroll County and Greenwood. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James Wesley “Pete” Cox, by her parents, Henry Downs and Myrtle Gordon Downs Bennet, by two sisters, Pearly Winters Hood and Nell Austin, and by seven brothers, Malcomb, Jimmy, W.H., Bluford, Sonny, Johnnie, and Billy. She is survived by one sister, Sue Lishman Anthony of Senatobia. She is also survived by three sons: Larry (Cheryl) of Rome, Georgia, Barry (Bubba) and his wife, Lou Ann, Brandon, Mississippi, and Danny (Rae), Sumner, Mississippi. Dot was known as “Mimi” to eight grandchildren—Jason (Kelli) Cox, Jeremy (Kimberly) Cox, Laurie (Jeffrey) Estridge, Amanda (Jeff) Hunter, Allison (Will) Dolbeer, Colby (Erica) Cox, Brittney (Sean) Harrison and Cayson (Hannah) Cox– and to 25 great grandchildren. Dot was a member of Valley Hill Baptist Church where she and her family were charter members in 1968. She was a true life-long servant. Whether it was calling elderly shut-ins, cooking for those experiencing health challenges or those bereaving the passing of a loved one, baking caramel cakes for family and friends, sharing her homemade pickles and jelly, or picking up people to carry them to church, she was constantly looking for opportunities to help others. A celebration service of the life of Dot Cox will be held at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home in Greenwood, Mississippi, at 12 Noon on February 24. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12 Noon. A graveside service will immediately follow the memorial service at Evergreen Cemetery in Carrolton, Mississippi. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Colby Cox and Cayson Cox, and great grandsons, Collin Koenig, Caleb Hunter, and Ty Estridge. Members of Valley Hill Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider a contribution to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at this address: Ministry Advancement, International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 or online at https://www.imb.org/give-now/. To to the family or in memory of Wilma Frances (Downs) Cox, please

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Eddie Ray

Apr 30, 1946 - Feb 17, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

| | Eddie gained his angel wings Saturday evening February 17, 2024 at his residence in Greenwood. He was born April 30, 1946 in Greenwood to Edward W. Ray and Robbie Carver Ray. He grew up and attended Greenwood schools where he graduated Greenwood High School in 1964. He then attended Mississippi Delta Jr. College in Moorhead and then Delta State University where he majored in Business and Accounting. He lived in Grenada where he was the owner of Quality Cleaners and also served as city manager. He later returned home to Greenwood where he was the office manager for the Greenwood Commonwealth until his retirement. When asked how long he worked for the Commonwealth he would say “since the third grade”. He worked there through school and most of college. He served as a member of the Mississippi National Guard and later the Army Reserve. Eddie was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a gentle and quiet man with a loving heart. He loved his friends, his family and especially his grandchildren. He later married his childhood friend Evelyn Christopher. Together they packed a lot of love and adventure into his last years. If it was Thursday, you would always find them at the Alluvian for happy hour where they enjoyed listening and dancing to the music. He enjoyed meeting up with old and new friends and he would especially enjoy meeting the guests from all over the country that had come to visit the Delta. He was a wonderful ambassador for the City of Greenwood. Eddie was an avid reader and could be found on his patio or in his favorite chair with a book in his hand. One of his favorite past times was caring for and just watching all the cats in the neighborhood. Regardless of the weather, he was always ready to throw a steak on the grill, grab a beer and listen to some Louie Armstrong on the patio which would always end with a few dances with Evelyn. They loved entertaining friends with a good fire in the pit and just enjoying friendships and family. He will be truly missed not just by his family but by all those that knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Debra Ray and sister and brother-in-law, Becky Ray Kunz and Lester Kunz. He is survived by his wife Evelyn Christopher Ray, son, Marty Ray of Grenada; brother, Ron Ray(Helen) of Gustine, TX; four step-children, Amy Ries(Derick) of Rocklin, CA, Richard Ashley of California, Barrett Johnson(Angie) of Berlin, NH and Morgan Rushofsky(Paul) of Boerne, TX; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenwood. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Grenada. The family will receive friends from noon until service time Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Richard Avant, Brant Godbold, Charles McCoy, Ron McRee, Kent Savage and Steve Webb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Delta Streets Academy in Greenwood. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Grace Hospice for their care and to Josh Wheeler and Janet Blaylock. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).

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Wanda Spencer Tyner Cash

Nov 14, 1943 - Feb 15, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Wanda Spencer Tyner Cash, 80, of Greenwood, MS died on February 15, 2024. Wanda did it her way, passing away at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cleveland, MS on November 14, 1943, to Claude A. and Ruby Mae Spencer of Rosedale, MS. Wanda attended Davis Elementary and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1961. She continued her education at Delta State University, earning her Bachelor of Education and two Master’s Degrees. Later, she went on to teach special education for 42 years at Amanda Elzy and East School, moving up to be assistant superintendent. When not working as a teacher, she spent her free time helping her mother at the family restaurant, Pasquales. An avid book reader, Wanda spent her days, after retirement in 2003, reading and spending time with her husband Jimmy (JC) Cash. She enjoyed fishing, and playing with her beloved mini poodle, Babette. In her later years, Wanda enjoyed watching her favorite football teams, The Kansas City Chiefs, and the San Francisco 49ers. Along with football, watching Judge Judy and game/talk shows, Wanda spent much time with her best friend Winnie Walker, and talking with her children. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Claude A. and Ruby Mae Spencer. Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy Horace Cash (JC), daughter Tammy Schifanelli (Paul), and son Billy Marrell Tyner Jr. of Los Angeles, CA; brother, Wayne Spencer of Natchez, as well as 7 nieces and nephews, including niece Jennifer Cash of Grenada, MS; and nephew Palmer Cash of Nashville, TN; one special honorary grandchild Keirin Alberg of Grenada, MS. Graveside services are 2 P.M. Monday, February 19, 2024 at Odd Fellows Cemetery with Ricky Cash presiding. Visitation is from noon until service time at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home. The Pallbearers will be Neal Mangrum, Justin Nicholson, Logan Lindley, Palmer Cash, Anthony Mosconi. Honorary Pallbearers include, Lee Abraham, Sam Abraham, and Jimmy Poe. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or a charity of donor’s choice. To to the family or in memory of Wanda Cash, please

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Walter Earl Gaines Sr.

Dec 13, 1958 - Jan 13, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

"Walter Gaines Sr., 65, of Lexington, MS passed away on January 13, 2024, at Crystal Rehabilitation and Health Center in Greenwood, MS. Walter Earl Gaines was born to the late John Willie Green and Hattie Mae Gaines, on December 13,1958 in Vaiden, MS. Walter was proceeded in death by his parents, and his siblings: Verendia Logan, Henry Winters, Anderson Gaines, Essau Gaines, Melzina Winters, Claribon Banks, and Clyde Wade. Walter received his education at Durant Attendance Center in Durant, MS. and Holmes Junior Community College in Goodman, MS. Walter worked at MP\u0026amp;L which in now named Entergy Mississippi for 30 plus years until his health failed. Walter leaves behind a host of people that will miss his presence, his loving children: two sons, Kendrick Holmes of Durant, MS., Walter Gaines Jr. of Grenda, MS; one daughter, Zuleika Anderson of Tchula. MS; one sister, Bernice Gaines Winters of Durant, MS; two aunts, Annie Gaines and Fannie (Lloyd) Prince of Lexington, MS; two uncles, John (Sarah) Gaines and Claude Gaines of Lexington, MS; 14 grandchildren; one great grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He also has four special friends: Willie Ross, Clyde Seamster Sr., Pete and Stanley. Walter lived a good life and enjoyed every moment with his loving family and friends. Visitation will be Friday at 12:00 Noon until 5:30 pm at Hairston-Hairston Funeral Home in Lexington, MS. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon, Hairston-Hairston Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington, MS. Interment will be in Midway Cemetery in Vaiden, MS."

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Mary Ellen Callens

Nov 05, 1937 - Feb 10, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Services for Mary Ellen Callens will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 1:00 PM at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS, with Jerry D. Callens officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM at the funeral home and from noon until service time on Friday. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows East Cemetery. Mrs. Callens was born November 5, 1937 in Magnetic Springs, OH, to the late William L. Fletcher and Virginia McAllister Fletcher. She was raised in Searcy, AR, and lived in Greenwood since 1966. She was a member of West President Church of Christ. She retired from the Leflore County Schools after 35 plus years of service. She was a Christian servant who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Callens. She is survived by her two daughters, Sonna Jean (Bob) Mims of Holcomb, MS, and Robin Dee Callens of Greenwood, MS; two sons, Jerry Duane (Debbie) Callens of Gainesville, FL, and Paul Anthony (Renea) Callens of Tupelo, MS, ten grandchildren, Clif (Kristi) Mims, Clay (Nina) Mims, Chad (Beth) Mims, Christa (Kris) King, Megan (Chris) Eppler, Brittany Poniatowski (Janek), Alaina Poole (Skyler), Lianna Callens, Olivia Callens, and Neal Callens; and seventeen great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Clif Mims, Clay Mims, Chad Mims, Neal Fletcher Callens, Kris King, Janek Poniatowski, Skyler Poole, Zack Mims, Zeb Mims, Tyler King, Bryson King, Hunter Mims, Colt Mims, Jake Mims, Neil Patrick Eppler, Dylan Lankford, and Landon Mims. Memorials may be made to Christian Family Services, 2720 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 or Leflore County Humane Society, 1810 Cypress Ave, Greenwood, MS 38930 Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Dora Bernice Wylie King

Apr 23, 1938 - Feb 07, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Dora Bernice Wylie King went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Dora Bernice came into this world April 23, 1938, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, TN. Growing up in Blytheville, Arkansas with two exceptionally fine and loving parents Heard Lawrence Wylie and Hiram William Wylie and one older sister Heard Wylie, D.B., as was always her nickname, was a delightful child and turned into a most beautiful teenager, inside and out. Among her many talents were dance, piano, and being a majorette in the Blytheville High School Band, as well as being immensely popular with the boys and girls. As she blossomed in to a beauty at sixteen years-old, the family decided to temporarily move to Greenwood, MS, because of her father’s health. While attending Greenwood High School her junior and senior years, D.B. had a busy schedule being a school beauty and of course, attending the many Red Top dances in and around the MS Delta. It was at one of the dances where she met her future husband the late James William King (Jake). After moving back to Greenwood with her own family, and being left a widow at a young age, D.B. was faced and struggled with the task of raising four children as a single mother, but she did so successfully. Later in her life, she moved to Oxford, MS, where she had relatives and many great friends, including Kay Alford and Darlene Mason. A most generous, kind, sweet, and thoughtful Southern lady, in addition to being a devout Christian, she is now most likely in charge of the “Praise Team” with her Lord. D.B. has left the earthly presence of her four children: Katheryn King Coleman (Ray), Carolyn King Boswell (Walter), James William King, Jr. (Olivia), and Elizabeth King Barth (Mike) with many grandchildren whom she adored (and they adored her) including Michael Bradley Hawkins (Claudette), Martha Boswell Brock (Lucius), Joseph Tuminello Cascio, Jr. (Sarah), Merrel Boswell Patridge (Bailey), Helen Boswell Simpkins (Daniel), Anne Todd Boswell Lockwood, Carolyn Boswell Hawkins (Chris), Walter Ira Boswell, Jr., James William King III "Jake", and Catherine Blaise King. Great grandchildren include Ann Hollis, Mimsie, Lu, George, Frances, Clara James, Callaway, Price, Walt, Monroe, Mills, Polly, Bo, Ira, and Olney. Other family members include cousins Norval Yerger, Frank Mitchener, Connie Lawrence, and Carol Lawrence; nephews Rob Butler, Bill Butler, and a niece, Heard Butler Critchlow. She also leaves her longtime friends Sally Muirhead of Greenwood, Kelley Kyte Oglesby of Little Rock, AR, Emmett Chassaniol, and her best friend, A. Lee Abraham, Jr., both of Greenwood, MS. D.B. was predeceased by her parents, her sister, her husband, and her grandson, William Wylie Coleman. Being very involved with the community, she was president of The Town and Country Garden Club; Women’s AGLOW, Greenwood Chapter; and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and a member of the Blytheville Junior Auxiliary. Many, many thanks and love to her sitter, Wonderful Wendy. Pallbearers are Michael Bradley Hawkins, Joseph Tuminello Cascio, Jr., Walter Ira Boswell, Jr., James William King III "Jake", Daniel Monroe Simpkins, and Christopher Brent Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Abernathy Butler III, William Wylie Butler, James Pierce Cole III, Harold Lyman Shaw, Jr., Walter Bailey Patridge, and James Lucius Brock. The family requests that charitable donations be given to Delta Streets Ministries, Greenwood, MS or French Camp Academy, French Camp, MS. Visitation is at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 804 East Park Avenue in Greenwood, MS 12:00- 2:00 P.M, and the funeral services start at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 9, 2024 with Rev. Richard Owens and the Rev. Josh Reagan officiating. Interment is in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 1635 Carrollton Avenue, Greenwood, MS. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Dorothy Laque Strain Braswell

Sep 07, 1928 - Feb 07, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Dorothy Laque Strain Braswell was born September 7, 1928 to Ernest and Emmie Strain in Montgomery County, MS, where she spent the early years of her life before moving to the Delta at age 7. In 1945, she married Jimmie Braswell while he was home on leave from the Navy, and they were married 69 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who adored her family. She was a member of Tchula Baptist Church and New Hope Baptist Church in Coila. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, Johnny, her brothers, Dibrell and Derwood Strain, and two great grandsons, Matthew and Harris Hooks. She is survived by her four sons: Andy (Janie), Tommy (Linda Gail), Jerry, and Mike (Debbie). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Andrea Braswell Neal, Andy Braswell, Jr., Alicia Braswell Adams, Kevin Braswell, Jason Braswell, Aaron Braswell, Paige Braswell, Beth Braswell Hooks, Marcie Braswell Rozier, and Justin Braswell. She leaves 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow in Bethsaida Cemetery in Montgomery County. The pallbearers will be Andy Braswell, Jr., Blaine Adams, Kevin Braswell, Jason Braswell, Justin Braswell and Craig Rozier. The honorary pallbearer will be Aaron Braswell. The family would like to thank her special caregiver, Maeleen Burt, for all her tender care and love during the past two years. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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James L. Robertson

Jul 29, 1940 - Dec 09, 2023

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Greenwood, MS

Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Lawton Robertson, known affectionately as Jimmy, passed away at his Jackson home on December 10, 2023, surrounded by his beloved wife, Linda Thompson Robertson, and their three cherished sons. He was 83. Born in Greenwood, Mississippi, on July 30, 1940, Robertson's journey began as a cub sports reporter in Greenville. His passion for journalism led him to become the editor-in-chief of the Daily Mississippian at Ole Miss, where he fearlessly addressed race-related issues, earning induction into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame. Sidetracked by Harvard Law School, Robertson earned his Juris Doctor in 1965 and returned to Greenville to practice law. His commitment to justice, instilled by his parents, led him to represent a diverse clientele, from school boards to individuals. In 1983, Governor William Winter appointed him to the Mississippi Supreme Court, where he served with literary flair, penning nearly 800 opinions. Post his judicial career, he contributed to legal academia and authored books like "Heroes, Rascals, and the Law" and "Rowdy Boundaries." Beyond his legal prowess, Robertson was an avid jogger, opera enthusiast, and sports fanatic. He leaves behind a legacy of academic, professional, and personal accomplishments, survived by his wife, sons, siblings, and grandchildren. The legal community mourns the loss of Judge Jimmy, a dedicated servant of justice.

Daniel Joseph Box

Jun 08, 1956 - Jan 29, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Daniel “Danny” Joseph Box, 67, of Greenwood, MS, died Monday, January 29, 2024 at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with visitation 12 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Vaiden Cemetery. Dr. Harold Wheeler will officiate. Mr. Box was born June 8, 1956 in Greenwood, MS, to James David Box and Irene Dulin Box. He was a member of Bible Fellowship Church. He was a drummer and enjoyed music. He was a loving dad, teacher, and musical mentor. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sons, James Jason Box of Fulton, MS, and Daniel Leighton Box of Clinton, MS; brothers, Robert David Box of Greenwood, MS, and Thomas Leslie Box of Georgia; sisters, Nancy Box Jeffords of St. Augustine, FL, and Carol Ann Box Adams of Madison, MS; and five grandchildren, Dakota Rose Box, Jace Box, Maddox Box, Avery Box, and Georgia Leigh Box. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Eugene Augustus Stansel, Jr

Aug 24, 1942 - Jan 25, 2024

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Greenwood, MS

Eugene Augustus Stansel, Jr (Gene) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 25, 2024 after living with prostate cancer for the past 17 years. He was a committed husband, father, church member, community member, and friend. Gene was born on August 24, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee to Eugene A. Stansel, Sr and Elizabeth Richey Stansel of Ruleville, MS. He grew up on his family’s farm in Sunflower County and attended school in Ruleville until his junior year in high school when he transferred to Memphis University School (MUS). Following graduation from MUS, he entered Vanderbilt University, where he was a proud member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated from Vanderbilt in 1964 with a degree in English before returning home to farm. In July 1965, Gene married the love of his life, Jere Gibert Stansel from Perthshire, MS. Gene and Jere lived in Ruleville for over 20 years where Gene farmed and they raised a family. From the outset, Gene was dedicated not only to his family and to his work but also to church and to civic involvement. He was ordained an Elder at First Presbyterian Church (US) in Cleveland, MS in 1977. In 1982, he served as an organizing elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) also in Cleveland. He was a past Moderator of Covenant Presbytery (PCA). In Ruleville, he served on two school boards, a savings & loan board, a cooperative elevator board, and the Sunflower County FHA board. He held positions with the Sunflower County Farm Bureau and Sunflower County ASCS Committee. He was designated an Outstanding Young Farmer, and he co-founded a manufacturing business. In 1985, Gene, Jere and their three daughters moved to Greenwood, MS where Gene worked for Staplcotn for 23 years, eventually serving as Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Secretary. He was a dedicated member of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA), and served as an Elder and then Elder Emeritus in that congregation. He also proudly served as the chairman of the building committee for Westminster, and he sang in the choir for many years. In Greenwood, he served 15 years as one of only three commissioners for Greenwood Utilities. He also served on an advisory board of Planters Bank and Trust Co., as a Director of Golden Age and as an organizing board member of the Greenwood MS Cemetery Association. He was a member and former President of the Greenwood Rotary Club, and the past president of the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce. He was the past Director of Main Street Greenwood, Inc., and he served on BellSouth’s initial Customer Advisory Board. He and Jere were members of Greenwood Country Club. Gene loved playing golf, gardening, and reading. He especially loved traveling with Jere, visiting all 50 states and at least 20 foreign countries. Gene is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jere. He is survived by his three daughters, Julie (Mrs. David) Skinner of Philadelphia, PA, Martha (Mrs. Bill) Boyd of Oxford, MS, and Catharine (Mrs. Brad) Matthews of St. Louis, MO, and his eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Tanous, William Boyd, John David Skinner, Joshua Skinner, August Boyd, Betsy Boyd, Richard Boyd, and Dottie Matthews. He is also survived by his sister, Martha Stansel Schouten of Fayence, France. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Janette Echols and her wonderful team of caregivers at Complete Healthcare Services as well as Vital Caring Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024. A private burial for family will be held that morning at Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, followed by a celebration of life at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenwood at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Westminster before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Delta Streets Academy. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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