Opal Tabb Jennings of Vance, 101, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Flowers Manor in Clarksdale of heart failure.
Services were Sunday, May 11, at 3:00 p.m. at Walnut Baptist Church at Walnut with burial in Lambert Cemetery at Lambert. Rev. Ed Campbell officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home of Marks had charge.
Born August 26, 1906, she was retired and a lifelong member of Walnut Baptist Church. Mrs. Jennings was in the first graduating class at Walnut High School and attended Delta State University. In 1925, she married the love of her life, Thomas Arthur Jennings, and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by her husband, and three children, Jack Jennings, Mary Jennings Harp and Kathryn Jennings Davis.
She is survived by five daughters, Juanita Carmichael of Brandon, FL, June Melton (Frank) of Brazil, Eloise Swindoll (Tom) of Hernando, Faye Whisenant (Herbert) of Brandon, FL, and Carol Hill (Charles) of Hot Springs, AR; a son, A. E. Jennings (Shirley) of Batesville, 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Walnut Baptist Church.
Quitman County Democrat, May 15, 2008
Johnson, Albert J.
Albert J. Johnson of Lambert, 61, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis of heart failure.
Services were at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at Woodland M. B. Church in Lambert with the Rev. Terry Myles officiating. Burial was in Johnson Cemetery. Delta Burial Corporation of Marks had charge.
Born May 18, 1945, in Lambert, Mr. Johnson was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Johnson and his brother, Johnnie Johnson.
Survivors include his mother, Delia Johnson of Marks; five brothers, Augusta Johnson of Ocean Springs, William D. Johnson of Gautier, Willie Johnson of Pascagoula, and Henry Johnson of Mt. Vernon, IL; three sisters, Rose Anna Strickland of Lambert, Rosetta Johnson of Clarksdale, and Mary Johnson of Marks; and Rosie Lee Pugh of Lambert, a special friend for 17 years.
Quitman County Democrat, May 17, 2007
Jones, Sr., Cecil “Mike”
Cecil “Mike” Jones, Sr., 84, of Chicago, formerly of Quitman County, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Illinois.
Services were at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, at Tabernacle M.B. Church at Belen with Rev. Boyd officiating. Internment was at McLaurin Memorial Gardens. Delta Burial Corporation of Marks had charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jones was born November 14, 1914, at Batesville, to the late Sonny and Woodie Mae Collins Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marcella Maud Whitten Jones; his brother, Sam Miller Jones; his sister, Mrs. Iona Jones Darden; daughters, Ruthie Mae and Woodie Ann Jones and a son, Maurice Jones.
He was a proud man of many accomplishments and was highly respected in his community.
He leaves to cherish his memories 6 sons, Sam Miller Jones of Kansas City, MO, Travis W. Jones (Jeanette) of Chicago, Cecil Jones (Brenda) of Chicago, Lt. Col. Willie C. Jones (Cheryl) of Heidelberg, Germany, Hubert Earl Jones (Dorothy) of Belen and Otis Lee Jones of Nashville, TN; 6 daughters, Mamie Lois Rudolph of Chicago, Ruby Viola Edwards of St. Paul, MN, Sylvia Lee Rogers (James) of Chicago, Gladys Jean Jones of Chicago, Mary Caulton (Houston) of Benton Harbor, MI, and Shirley Ruth Jones of Inver Grove Heights, MN; two sisters-in-law, Ida V. Garmon and Louella Williams of Chicago; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Jones of Merritt Island, FL; 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, July 1, 1999
Lewis Allen Jones of Sledge, age 63, died Friday, December 11, 2009, at Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.
Services were Sunday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home Chapel in Marks with burial in Longtown Cemetery near Crenshaw. The Rev. J. D. Jackson officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home of Marks had charge.
Born in Lambert on September 30, 1946, he was a U. S. Army, Vietnam veteran and a member of the Church of God. He served 26 years with the Sledge Fire Department and served 12 years as their chief. Mr. Jones was a member of American Legion Post 106.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn and Dorothy Barrett Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bessie Aldridge Jones of Sledge; two sons, Lewis Allen Jones, Jr. and wife, Hope, of Batesville and Jason Brian Jones and wife, Lindsay, of Tunica; three sisters, Carol Bracey (Loyd) of Columbia, Myra King (Don) of Winona, and Kathy Burkhalter (Ron) of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren, Hunter Lee Jones, Cody Allen Jones, and Rebecca Ailene Jones.
Quitman County Democrat, December 17, 2009
Jones, Stanley “Stan”
Stanley “Stan” Jones of Hawaii, formerly of Crenshaw, age 45, died April 15, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A celebration of his life was held Saturday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. at Holly Grove M. B. Church at Crenshaw with Elder Clavorn Logan, II, officiating. Interment was in Honolulu, HI, with the repast served at Holly Grove Fellowship Hall. Delta Burial Corporation of Marks had charge.
Born April 1, 1965, in Crenshaw to Minnie Louise and Casey Jones, he was their first son and was dearly loved by his six sisters. He accepted Christ at an early age at St. Mary M. B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Hall.
A 1984 graduate of North Panola, he left behind many childhood friendships which continued through his life and joined the U. S. Army. He traveled out of the U. S. in December 1984, to his first duty station in Hardheim, Germany. He married Andrea in Hardersley, Denmark, on June 13, 1986, and then transferred to Ft. Stewart, GA, where their first child was born in Hinesville, GA. He later changed duty stations and returned to Wiesbaden, Germany, where their second child was born. In 1991, the family transferred to Ft. Sill, OK. Stan was honorably discharged from the Army in 1992. He remained active in the U. S. Army Reserve and began his civilian career in 1992 as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service. Their last child was born in OK.
In December 2006, Stan’s Reserve unit was activated for a tour in Iraq. He received training at Ft. Bragg and also Ft. Dix for civil affairs. He was in Iraq from March 2007 to March 2008 and returned home safely. He was fortunate and received his first choice of duty stations at Ft. Shafter in Honolulu.
SFC Stanley Jones was a Civil Affairs specialist with the Special Troop Bn, USAR Pacific Command. He traveled to Japan, Australia, the Philippines, and Bali. This was truly “paradise” for Stan living in Hawaii.
He leaves to celebrate his life and memories his wife, Andrea Jones of Lawton, OK; three children, DeAngelo and Dominique Jones of Lawton, OK, and Brooke Jones of Flordia; his mother, Minnie Louise Jones, and his father, Casey Jones, of Crenshaw; his sisters, Patricia (Clay) Logan of Edwards, Vera (Austin) Chiverton of Sunrise, FL, Gladys (George) Wilson of Bel Air, MD, Priscilla (Glenn) Greer of Jackson, Charlie Buford of Crenshaw, Edna Jones of Levittown, PA, Martha Buford of Livingston, NJ, and Quiana Jones of Glen Burnie, MD; aunts, Pearl (Terri) Mills of St. Louis, MO, Lillie, Josie, Shirley, Daisy, and Loretta of Florida; uncles Joe, Alan and Frank of Florida; great aunt Sadie of Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a lifetime of friends.
Quitman County Democrat, April 29, 2010
Wilburn L. Jones, 72, retired Church of God minister, of Winona, formerly of Quitman County, died Saturday, January 7, 1995, of heart failure at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. Services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, at Goodwill Church of God in Marks with burial in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Mr. Jones, the husband of Dorothy Barrett Jones, also leaves three daughters, Carol Bracey of Foxworth, Myra King of Winona, and Kathy Burkhalter of Purvis; a son, Allen Jones of Sledge; two sisters, Dora Coggins and Norine Parrish and a brother, Ellis Jones, all of Marks; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Quitman County Democrat, Thursday, January 12, 1995
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