Obituaries

Ben Shepherd

Ben Shepherd, 77, of Sardis, was born March 20, 1941 to Benjamin A. and Sarah Thomas Shields-Shepherd and entered into rest July 6, 2018 at his residence.


LaVonta Lloyd

Services for LaVonta Lloyd of Canton will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Hollandale.

Mr. Lloyd, 23, died Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Sanders-Byas Funeral Home in Hollandale, which is in charge of arrangements. There will be a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.



John Owens

Services for John Owens of Moorhead will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity House of Prayer, Moorhead.

Mr. Owens, 67, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. A family hour will follow from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Nemiah Perry Wayne

Nemiah Perry “Rock” Wayne, 80, of Indianola, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Olive Branch.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, with a Rosary from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30.



Clyde J. Skelton

 Services for Clyde J. Skelton of Utica, formerly of Indianola, were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Faith Baptist Church, Utica.

Mr. Skelton, 95, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home.

Clyde lived a full life as a farmer for 50 years and an electrician for 25 years.


Felicia Taylor Rodriguez

Services for Felicia Taylor Rodriguez of Harker Heights, Texas will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Indianola.

Mrs. Rodriguez, 36, died Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.




James Caldwell

Services for James Caldwell of Indianola will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Caldwell, 71, died Friday, June 22, 2018.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Byas Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Gardens.



Gaither Clarke Johnson

Gaither Clarke Johnson, 87, of Tupelo passed away on June 6, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice.  Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 8 at Burton Funeral Home.  Celebration of Life Services followed at 3 p.m. Interment was in Indianola City Cemetery.


Henry R. Arnold

Services for Henry R. Arnold of Madison, Ala. were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Huntsville, Ala. Interment followed at Huntsville Memory Gardens.

Mr. Arnold, 93, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at his home.


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