Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Community Chapel A.G.C. in Shelby. Burial will follow at Delta Heights Cemetery in Cleveland with Elder Ricky Brown officiating.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Bland of Shelby; sons, Ricky and Alex King of Cleveland, Curtis Pickens, Jerry Pickens, Timothy Mosby, and Alvin Mosby, all of Shelby, and Benard Pickens of Topeka, Kan.; daughters, Jessie Mae Williams of Aurora, Ill., Mary Ann Garnett of North Charleston, S.C., Joyce Williams of Southaven, Carolyn Quin of Starkville, and Denise Nash of Shelby; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.