Services for John "Sonny" Stokes were held Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Mack Alford officiated. Burial followed in Sandtown Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stokes, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County. Mr. Stokes attended East Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Survivors include his sister, Carolyn Nicholson of Philadelphia; and brother, Doyle Stokes of Bonaire, Georgia.

Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by his sisters, Billie Jean Denmark and Mary Ellen Barham; and his parents, John Walton and Mary Helen Stokes.

Memorials may be made to the University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association.