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Eugene Smith Jr., 60, of Indianola

Eugene Smith Jr., 60, of Indianola died January 23, 2018.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018, at First United MB Church in Indianola with Rev. Clifford Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Memorial Gardens in Indianola.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. with family hour from 5-6 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Indianola.
Survivors include wife Marilynn Smith of Indianola; daughters Lutisher Moore and Demetrice Brown, both of Houston, TX, and Latasha Washington of Saginaw, MI; sons Terrence Wilson of Indianola and Andre Wilson of Saginaw, MI; sisters Mary Long, Patricia Lockett and Clementine Smith, all of Inverness, and Sharon Stowers of Cleveland; brothers Guy Smith of Rosedale, Jimmy Smith of Indianola and Earl K. Smith and Arthur Smith, both of Grandville; 6 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Daniels - Moody Engage

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Daniels of Indianola announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Hope Daniels of Memphis, TN, to Cade Pittman Moody of Paducah, KY, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Terrance Moody of Grenada.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Virden of Woodstock, GA, and Mrs. Vern Daniels of Cleveland and the late Mr. Daniels.
The bride-groom is the grandson of Mrs. Herbert Milton Hargett of Cleveland and the late Mr. Hargett and Mrs. George Washington Moody of Grenada and the late Mr. Moody.
Miss Daniels is a 2012 graduate of Indianola Academy and earned her bachelor’s of science Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Mississippi State University in 2015. She also earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 2017.
Miss Daniels currently works as a Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown, TN.
Mr. Moody is a 2012 graduate of Kirk Academy and earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Agriculture Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2016. He went on to earn his masters of Agribusiness Management from MSU in 2017.
Mr. Moody currently works as an Operations Management trainee at Pilgrim’s in Mayfield, KY.
The couple will exchange vows at 6 o’clock in the evening on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Indianola.

Bessie Lee Pleasant, 48

Bessie Lee Pleasant, 48, died December 28, 2017, at Panola Medical Center in Batesville.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018, a Lampton Street Church in Mound Bayou with Dr. Harvey Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Morning Star Cemetery in Gunnison.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Clevelnad.
Survivors include mother Barbara J. Tanner of Shelby; sons, Darryl Pleasant of Tupelo and Derrell Pleasant of Goodlettsville, TN; daughters Shaquita Pleasant of Goodlettsville, TN, Sherrell Pleasant and Sherese Alexander, both of Shelby; brothers Ollie Tanner of Anchorage, AK, Dennie Tanner of Tupelo, Kristy Tanner of Fort Worth, TX, David Tanner Jr. and Terrell Tanner, both of Shelby; sisters Nellie Pleasant of Clarksdale, Barbara A. Pleasant of Shelby, Slexcia Wilder of Jackson and Kathie Pleasant of Long Beach, CA; and 15 grandchildren.

Larry Davon Tyler III

Larry Davon Tyler III died Sunday, December 31, 2017.
Visitation will be from 11a.m.-noon Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Cleveland Central High School followed by the funeral service. Elder Eugene Prater will officiate the service and burial will be in Winstonville Cemetery under the direction of Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale.
He was born in Clarksdaale on September 24, 2000, to Amelia Wilson Tyler and Larry Tyler II.
He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Paris Martin, W.M. Tyler Jr., Laura Tyler, Evelyn Norman Lewis, Moses Isaac Lewis Sr., Mary Tremble Wilson and Webb Wilson Sr.
He is survived by his mother Amelia S. Wilson Tyler of Cleveland; his father Larry D. Tyler II of Fayette; grandparents Cremaya and Willis Wilson Sr. of Winstonville, Rosie Marie and Larry Tyler I of Fayette; great-grandmothers Georgia Lee Martin of Natchez and Cora Wilson of Winstonville; brothers Emmanuel C. Tyler of Cleveland, Jervon Shelvy of Tennessee and Carlos Bass of Cleveland; sisters LarRita Shelvy of Fayette and Amiracle L. Foster; three uncles; five aunts; and a mass of cousins, other relatives, friends, classmates, teammates, coaches and mentors.

Thomas Charles “Goose” “T.C.” Johnson

Thomas Charles “Goose” “T.C.” Johnson died December 31, 2017, at Cleveland Nursing & Rehab Center.
Services will be Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Old St. Phillip M.B. Church in Cleveland officiated by Reverend Leroy Carter III. Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Gardens in Cleveland under the direction Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Visitation will be Friday, January 5, 2018, 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was the fifth of seven children born July 17, 1943, in Duncan to the late Lensy and Flora Johnson.
T.C. began his education at Duncan Elementary. In July 1951, the family moved to Chicago and later moved to back to Mississippi. He confessed a hope in Christ at the Rose Hill M.B. Church in Boyle, pastored by Reverend Coleman . He attended East Side High School. He was employed at D&L and Kossman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Lensy Jr. and Oliver; and two daughters Tina and Tomesia, and son Thomas Jr.
T.C. is survived by four daughters Kathy Moore and Ronda Johnson, both of Cleveland, Tanja Moore of Detroit, MI, and Diana Thomas of Memphis; one brother J.W. Johnson of Chicago; three sisters Ann Booker of Chicago, Earleen Lawrence and Willie Mae Martin, both of Cleveland; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Nathalia Moncada, 9, of Cleveland

Nathalia Moncada, 9, of Cleveland passed away on December 27, 2017, at the UNIMED Heath System Hospital in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, while on Christmas vacation with her family.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. A rosary will immediately follow beginning at 7 p.m.
Mass of a Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with Father Kent Bowlds officiating. Interment will be in Delta Heights Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Nathalia was born as a triplet at Bolivar Medical Center on May 22, 2008, to Jose “Carmelo” and Dolores A. Moncada and resided in Cleveland with her parents and other three siblings. She was a member of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. She was baptized as a baby in November 2008, and received her First Holy Communion in May 2016, along with her other two triplet siblings. Nathalia was a child of God who will always be in our hearts, and will be greatly remembered for her beautiful smile and contagious wicked laugh, her wild/funny sense of humor; she had a heart of gold with a gravitating personality that just attracted everyone. For her to be so little, she had her own unique fashion; always dancing- she had the ability to catch a beat to any sort of music. She loved ALL food (no matter the time of day). Most of all she will be remembered for the lovely way she could just be her own unique, special self. She will truly be TREMENDOUSLY missed by all.
She is preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Palacious Lindsey.
She is survived by her parents, Jose "Carmelo" Moncada and Dolores A. Moncada of Cleveland; sisters Gracie Nicole Moncada and Hazel Moncada of Cleveland; brother Ivan Moncada of Cleveland; paternal grandparents Balentin and Margarita Moncada of Merigold; maternal grandmother Lisa Lindsey of Cleveland; maternal grandfather Teofilo Torres of San Luis Potisi, Mexico; uncles and aunts Jacobo Moncada (Ana) of Cleveland, Betuel Moncada (Angelica) of Cleveland, Maria Margarita Manriquez (Gilberto) of Cleveland, Ernestina Barragán (Erick) of Greenwood, Monica Torres of Flowood, John Torres of Baton Rouge, LA, Stephanie Ricks of Flowood; and a host of little cousins and extended family friends.
Pallbearers will be Jessie Palacious, Jorge Garcia, Jose Moncada, and Roberto Rojas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Juan Moncada and Jose Rojas Jr.
In memory of Nathalia, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to AirEvac International to help others that may be stranded and need help finding a possible way out.
To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.rayfuneralhome.net

Edna Waldington of Drew, formerly of Ruleville

Edna Waldington of Drew, formerly of Ruleville, died December 30, 2017, at Walter B. Crook Nursing Home in Ruleville.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at New Life Church in Renova with Bishop Roderick Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at Byas Funeral Home in Ruleville. Family hour will follow from 5-6 p.m.
She is survived by sons James Johnson Waldington of Cleveland, Jackie Allen of Los Angeles, Randy Johnson of Memphis, Ronald Johnson of Ruleville and Larry Waldington of Oxford; daughters Kathern Barber, Melva Jean White, Dorothy Kent, Gail Delores, Williams and Willie Fields Bradley; brothers Walter Brown, Jessie Earl Johnson and Ronzo Johnson; sisters Claudine McCain of Greenwood and Vadie Rogers of Ruleville; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Linda Faye Crockam Dixon, 52, of Clarksdale, formerly of Cleveland

Linda Faye Crockam Dixon, 52, of Clarksdale, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis.

Visitation is Friday, December 29, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Funeral service will be Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at New Morning Star COGIC Cleveland officiated by Elder Darrell Keith Dixon. Burial will be in Clarksdale at the Heavenly Rest cemetery on U.S. Highway 61 North.

Survivors include her parents, Eddie and Mary Crockam of Cleveland; brothers Eddie M. Crockam, Jr. and Elliot Crockam; sisters, Priscilla, Sharon, Leola Shirley, Jackie and Shorlone; nephews, nieces, cousins and loving in-laws and family members.

Hattie Lee, 78, of Shaw

Hattie Lee, 78, of Shaw died December 16, 2017, at Baptist Hospital of Yazoo City.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Christ Temple in Shaw with burial following in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland and an hour prior to the service.
Survivors include sons Ram and Eugene Lee, both of Shaw, brothers Joe and GW Bass Sr., both of Shaw; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Erma J. Westley, 64

Erma J. Westley, 64, died December 18, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Mt. Olive in Cleveland with Pastor Jerry Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Delta Heights Cemetery in Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017, at Byas Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Survivors include sons Tony Westley of Cleveland and Dennis Westley of Pace; daughters Jarmiter Westley Harris, Jaquitta Westley, Carla Westley Redford and Jennifer Westley, all of Cleveland, and Anita Westley of Richmond, VA; brothers Wash Westley and James Tucker of Detroit, MI; sisters Ledora Franklin of Memphis, TN; and 19 grandchildren.

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