March 2, 2009
Sarah “Jeanette” Sligh, 89, died Feb. 27, 2009, at her residence in Columbus. Services were today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel in Yazoo City with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Mrs. Sligh was born June 19, 1919, in Yazoo County to the late Adrian R. Vancleave and Frances V. Hampton. She was a member of Parkview Church of God and was a retired nurse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Floyd Sligh Sr.; and one grandson. She is survived by her son, John Floyd Sligh Jr. of Smithville; daughter, Nanette Ellington of Columbus; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.