Jan. 3, 1940 – Aug. 13, 2020
Funeral services for former Justice Court Judge Marion McKenzie, who also served as the volunteer Civil Defense Director for the county for many years, were held Aug. 16, 2020, at graveside at Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Doug Lee and Rev. Ron Jordan officiating.
He died Aug. 13, 2020, at Brookhaven.
In addition to his work as a county official, McKenzie was retired as a sergeant from the Army National Guard and worked as a timber cruiser for Monticello Forestry Products. He was a member of Union Baptist Church, serving as deacon and part of the Baptist Brotherhood. He enjoyed watching baseball, old movies, hunting, target practice.
McKenzie was born Jan. 3, 1940, at Tylertown, son of the late Sarah Thornton and Clark McKenzie. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda Mathis, and a great-grandson, Caleb Mathis.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Frances McKenzie; son Gary Marion McKenzie and his wife Sylvia McKenzie; daughters, Becky Dickerson and her husband Tim Dickerson, Cindy Smith and her husband Chad Smith, Christy Yarborough and her husband Chad Yarborough; grandchildren, Jason McKenzie, Ashley Green and her husband Travis Green, Stephanie Harper, Johnny McKenzie and his girlfriend Becca Gaudet, Craig Dickerson and his wife Alex Dickerson, Corey Dickerson and his wife Beth Anne Dickerson, Heather Coker and her husband Tyler Coker, Brayden Smith, Caleb Yarborough and his fiance’ Elleana Smith, Caylee Grace Davis and her husband Zane Davis, and Caden Yarborough; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Sauls; brothers, Henry Earl McKenzie and his wife Ginn McKenzie, Jimmy Thornton and his wife Katie Thornton, Dewayne Thornton and his wife Debbie Thornton, Harold Thornton and his wife Susan Thornton, James Thornton and his wife Jeri Thornton.
Pallbearers were Johnny McKenzie, Craig Dickerson, Corey Dickerson, Caleb Yarborough, Caden Yarborough, Zane Davis, and Tyler Coker.
Honorary pallbearers were Lucas Thornton, Chad Yarborouugh, Chad Smith, Mark Brumfield, and Tim Dickerson along with the deacons of Union Baptist Church.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com