Charles Ables

Funeral services for Charles Ables, 82, of Ridgecrest, were held Friday, January 11, 2019 at noon at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday with Bro Rushing, Bro Bobby Ratcliff and Bro Glenn Waller officiating. Interment followed at Greenlawn Cemetery, Natchez, MS, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Charles Ables was born on Tuesday, February 11, 1936 in Gilbert and passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Riverland Medical Center. He was a resident of Ridgecrest and a member of Clayton Apostolic Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Rutha Ables and sisters, Jessie Wallace, Lois Waller and Norma Burns.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years Loise Irene Ables; daughter, Cyndi Losawyer, grandsons, Kolton Losawyer and Coy Losawyer; Doug Prince, Lynda Feltenberger, Tal Prince, Rodney Ratcliff, Bobby Ratcliff, Belinda Gregory; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Annie Swillie, Mary Ann Smith, Doris Free, Katherine Ezell and brother, Benton Ables.

Pallbearers were Evan Prince, Ethan Prince, Charles Fred Ables, Pete Ezell and Kolton Losawyer.

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James Allen Davis

Funeral services for James "Hoss" Allen Davis, 79, of Vidalia, were held Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Vidalia First Baptist Church with Bro. Tony Ganey officiating. Interment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.

Hoss was born on Monday, July 31, 1939 in Many and passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 in Sulphur. He worked all his life in the oilfield in the Miss Lou area and through the years he has made countless friends. He was definitely a character and will be missed by everyone that knew him. Hoss was one of the last remaining old-timers from the oilfield in the Miss-Lou.

Hoss was preceded in death by his wife-Amy "Patsy" Patricia Davis; parents Ellis Norman Davis and Irma Tabor Davis; and sister Alma Davis Sibley.

Survivors include his daughter Amy Davis of Monroe; son Haywood Davis and his wife Yolanda of Sulphur; two granddaughters, Connor Davis of Houston, TX and Renee' Schakron of London; grandson Daniel Schakron of Belize; great-granddaughter Cataleya Schakron of Belize; and two sisters, Christine O'Brien of Austin, TX and Violet Davidson and her husband Glen of Dallas, TX.

Pallbearers were Woody Alexander, Ron Routon, Wayne Russell, Keith Darnell, Darrell "Bubba" Crawford, and Alton Daniels.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Blaney, Jim Moore, Jimmy Vanier, Junior Harris and Doug Aarons.

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Jimmy L. Harbor

Jimmy Harbor passed away December 20, 2018 and was laid to rest December 28, 2018. He was born to the late Alex Harbor and Mrs. Mary Wells Harbor Sr. of Wildsville.

Jimmy proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was active in his community and was always ready to fight a good cause, especially when it came to the youth. He was very passionate about getting things ones for the youth. He was a little league coach for several years. Those that knew him, knew he always gave an uplifting and encouraging word. A gentleman he was.

The family wish to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, all the kinds words sent thru FaceBook and for every other act of kindness. May God Bless you All.

Rest in peace my love, God I miss you. Your wife, Ms. Leola Harbor.


Clifford Leo “Bud” McClure

Funeral Services for Clifford Leo “Bud” McClure, 86, of Monterey, who passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 were held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Monterey Church of Christ with Bro. Clyde Grammon and Bro. Jason Sparks officiating. Burial followed at Crane Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home, Ferriday.

Bud was born on July 16, 1932 to Joseph Edgar McClure and Martha Ella Spinks McClure. He retired from Concordia Electric after 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Douglas McClure, Sam McClure, Juan McClure, and Abner McClure; and two sisters, Mildred Lott and Lena Mae Bell.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nona McClure, of Monterey; one son, Cliff McClure and wife Amanda, of Freeport, FL; one daughter, Ella McClure of Monterey; three grandchildren, Laken, London, and Kellan McClure; one brother, Fred McClure and wife Margie of Deville; and three sisters, Estelle Barton of Stonewall, Rena Butlter, of Paducah, KY, and Julie Foster of MS.

Nephews served as pallbearers. Special pallbearers were his three grandchildren, Laken, London, and Kellan McClure.

Honorary pallbearers were Burton Boles, Sydney Wiley, Mike Forman, Tom Baldwin and Koepp Lanehart.

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Roice Young Whittington

Roice Young Whittington, Sr, passed away on January 8, 2019, at the age of 86. Services were held Friday, January 11, 2019 with the Reverend Ralph Webber and the Rev. Matt Duff officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Whittington was a lifelong member of Vidalia and loved his community. He served as an Alderman for over 20 years, where he helped bring the Hydroelectric Power Plant to the area.  In recognition for his service to this community and its residences, the City of Vidalia honored Mr. Whittington by naming the access street to the Riverfront, Roice Whittington Drive.

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