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Jerelyn Moses Schilling

Funeral services for Jerelyn Moses Schilling, age 90, of Hollandale will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 27 at Hollandale Baptist Church. She passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Burial will follow in the Hollandale Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. 

Mrs. Schilling was born in the Blackhawk community of Carroll County, MS on Sept.14, 1927, the daughter of L.V. Moses and Capitola Keys Moses. The family moved to Greenwood where she graduated from Greenwood High School in 1945. She then entered nurses training at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital, graduating in 1948. After passing her RN boards, she returned to work at the hospital as an operating room nurse. In 1952 she was involved in moving the old Greenwood Leflore Hospital to a new location where it remains today. She married the love of her life Don V. Schilling on Dec. 3, 1949, at First Baptist Church in Greenwood. In May of 1954 they moved to Hollandale where they purchased the Blue and Gold store and became involved the grocery business. She and her husband were very active in the operation of the Sunflower Food Stores in Hollandale and Rolling Fork until his death in 1985, and she continued to be a vital part of the business with her sons until her illness. She also went back into nursing as operating room nurse at the South Washington County Hospital for some 15 years in mid 70’s until late 80’s, effectively working two jobs during that time. Mrs. Schilling was a devout Christian who always put her family and friends before herself. She was a long time member of the Hollandale Baptist Church and took care of the nursery for many years. She loved sports and was an avid fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Deer Creek Warriors where she could be seen with her friends at many football, basketball, and baseball games through the years. She will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her understated demeanor but quiet determination and uncompromising dedication to her family will be missed greatly by her family and will never be forgotten. 

Mrs. Schilling was preceded in death by her parents L.V. and Capitola Moses, her husband Don V. Schilling, Sr. and her brother Walter Carl Moses. She is survived by her sons, Don V. Schilling, Jr. of Starkville and Roy Keys Schilling(Terri) Hollandale; a brother, Rhesa Moses (Ruby) of Meadeville, MS; a sister-in-law, Ada Abbott Moses of Greenwood; grandchildren, Don V. Schilling lll (Rebecca), James Clinton Schilling (Corinne), Lindsay Schilling Burton (Drew), Brian Keys Schilling, and Meredith Camille Schilling; 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be one hour before services Wednesday at the Hollandale Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to The Baptist Children’s Village, Deer Creek School, or a charity of one’s choice.

 

James (Jamie) Everette Rutland, Jr.

Funeral Mass for James (Jamie) Everette Rutland, Jr., 51, of Lakeland, TN will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 30 at St. James Catholic Church, Leland. He went to join his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 23. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. 

Jamie was born on March 12, 1966, to James and Cecilia Rutland. Jamie enjoyed being around friends and family and always had a smile on his face no matter what might be ailing him. He attended school at Leland Academy during his elementary years and continued his education at St. Joseph Catholic School, Greenville, MS. He was elected Class favorite while at St. Joe. He also received his Eagle School award during this time. During his time at St. Joe, Jamie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, at the age of 16. He made the remark at the time that he was going to live every day to the fullest, and that he did. He went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, where he was treated for over a year. He met and talked with the founder of St. Jude, Danny Thomas, on several occasions, and thanked him for the miracles that St. Jude, along with Our Good Lord and Savior, had bestowed upon so many children. During that time, he continued going to school while he was receiving treatments. He said he wanted to graduate with his class, and he did just that. The school, the teachers, and all his classmates supported him during this trying time. 

After graduation, he attended Ole Miss and Mississippi Delta Community College before moving to Memphis where he began his career in the automobile industry. He loved working with the public and made many friends. 

He later married his childhood sweetheart, Angela Love. They set up residence in Memphis, and raised three wonderful boys, Walker Hayes, Beck Myers, and Weston Reeves. 

Jamie remained in remission for over 34 years. At the age of 51 he began having some health problems and was told that the cancer had returned. He underwent three surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy, but always remained upbeat and never complained. 

He is survived by his wife, his three sons, his parents, one brother, Billy Rutland (Amy), uncles, James Santucci (Brenda), Paul Sabbatini, Paul Love (Anna), and Bobby Robinson (Linda), Don (Marilyn) and family, cousins, Paul Joseph Sabbatini, Bethany Douglass (Stanley), Lindsey Mortimer (Rob), nephew, Will Rutland, niece, Waverly Rutland, his mother-in-law, Marianne Brasfield, brother-in-law, Bill Love (Brenda) and family, sister-in-law, Susan Walker (Jeff) and family, and a host of other family members and friends. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, or to St. James Catholic Church, P. O. Box 352, Leland, MS 38756.

 

Mary Chu Chow

Funeral services for Mary Chu Chow, 90, of Greenville, will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at First Baptist Church with Reverend Guy Burke officiating. She passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Interment will be at Greenville Chinese Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

She was born July 22, 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Chu Dot Pun (Father) and Lum See Chu (Mother). Her parents were from the village of Sun Kai in Kwong Tung, China. She was married to Jim Lok "Lucky" Chow. She and her husband, Lucky, were owners of Lucky Food Store No. 1 and Lok Yen Restaurant. She was a member of First Baptist Church Chinese Mission. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; step-mother, Ho Fung Chu; sisters, Ida Yee (Sum) and Ping Some Chu; and brothers, Jim Chu (Emma) and Ling Chu (Margaret). 

She is survived by her children, Robert T. Chow (Stephanie) of Patterson, California, Frank S. Chow (Noelle) of Camarillo, California, Joy Wing of Vicksburg, Linda S. Yu (Anthony) of Greenville, Lisa R. Chow (Stephen Raptis) of Mesa, Arizona, Jim Lawrence Chow, Jr. (Mary) of Greenville; grandchildren, Percy Chow (Emily) of Dublin, California, Marcus Chow (Puja) of Livermore, California, Amy Joy Chow of Camarillo, California, Jonathan Wing (Rebecca) of Littleton, Colorado, Tyler Wing of Atlanta, Georgia, Arnold Yu of Greenville, Alyssa Yu of Greenville, Alex Yu of Greenville, Pamela Lembke (Jay) of Fort Payne, Alabama, Jim Lawrence Chow, III of Starkville, Jessica Chow of Greenville, Rosemary Elizabeth Chow of Greenville, and James Thomas Chow of Greenville; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.

There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

Memorial Donations may be made to: Chinese Cemetery Association, C/O Cathy Wong, 247 Woodlawn Drive, Greenville,MS 38701; First Baptist Church, 407 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701; Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum, checks need to be made out to the DSU Foundation with the note "MDCHM Memorial: Mary Chu Chow" and mailed to DSU Archives, c/o Emily Jones, Archivist DSU, Box 3137 Cleveland, MS 38733; or to Chinese American Citizen's Alliance Mississippi Lodge, c/o Jing Rosella, 730 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701.

 

Patricia Ann French Kilgore

Funeral services for Patricia Ann French Kilgore, 71, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 29 at Boone-Smith Funeral Home, 1580 S. Colorado St. She gained her angel wings on Sunday, December 24. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Mrs. Kilgore was born on June 17, 1946 in Feriday, MS to her parents, William Thomas and Alice French. She graduated from Riverside High School in May of 1964. She was passionate about her family and friends. Her love for her auction and auction family was felt by everyone that entered the building. She will be greatly missed by all of the lives she has touched.

She is preceded in death by her brother William Thomas French, Jr., brother John Forrest French, sister, Lilla Marie Gonzales, and brothers, Jerry Lewis and Terry Lee French, and brother in laws, Donnie Gibbs, and Wallace Hamilton. 

Mrs. Kilgore is survived by her husband Carl "Butch" Kilgore of Greenville; four daughters, Feleice Sheppeard of Greenville, Brandy Germany (Grady) of Kansas, Hope Kilgore of Greenville and Angel Estes (Jim) of Greenville; three sons, Williams Sykes (Monica) of Greenville, Carl Kilgore (Charity) of Greenville and Bryan Kilgore (Jennifer) of Orange, TX; three sisters, Betty Jewel Gibbs, Linda Sue Hamilton and Sarah Louise Contreras (Frank); brother, James Edward French (Ann) and sister-in-law, Penny. She was also blessed with 27 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and an abundance of adopted kids and grandkids.

Pallbearers will be Sean West, Donald Sykes, Cole Sykes, Clayton Kilgore, Carl Stanley Kilgore, Billy Miller, Johnathan Sykes, Tony Sheppeard, Jacob Kilgore, Chris Kilgore, and Bryan Keith Box. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Kilgore's life. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the Palmer Home for Children.

 

Eunice Laverne Nations

Funeral services for Eunice Laverne Nations, 90, of Greenville will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 27 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Tuesday, December 19 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

She was born in West Point, MS on June 30, 1927 to George Newton Hamlin and Zola May Spicer Hamlin. They later moved to Greenville where she graduated from Greenville High School in 1945. In 1951 she married Haskell Nations and they made their home in Greenville. She was a devoted wife and mother. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Lois Elizabeth Hamlin.. She is survived by a daughter, Deidre Pickett of Tupelo; a son, Richard Nations (Vicki) of Greenville; brother, George Richard Hamlin of Greenville; and two grandchildren, Zola Kathryn Pickett of Tupelo, MS and Haley Pickett Walls (John) of Saltillo, MS. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

 

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