Mrs. Carolyn D. Sykes, 59, of Shubuta, MS passed from this life Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Laurel, MS on Saturday, September 24, 1960 to George Blackburn, Jr. and Margaret Rae Stanley Koontz. She was a member of Eucutta Independent Church. She was a Homemaker. Mrs. Sykes is preceded in death by her father, George Blackburn, Jr.; mother, Margaret Rae Stanley Koontz; son, Michael "Rooster" Blackburn. She is survived by her husband, James "Bo" Sykes, Shubuta, MS; two sons, Chris Sykes (Tommie), Rustin, MS; J. B. Sykes (Maelynn), Rustin, MS; daughter, Corrie Lindsey (Doye), Wayne County, MS; two brothers, Charles E. Blackburn, Sr., Eucutta, MS, Anthony C. Blackburn, Lucedale, MS; eight grandchildren, Doye, Bailey, Cole, Matt, Toby, Jasper, Conner, Edith. Graveside Services for Mrs. Sykes will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Shady Grove Cemetery, 1220 Hwy. 11, Heidelberg, MS with Bro. Roger Pruitt officiating. Pallbearers are Chris Sykes, J. B. Sykes, Toby Sykes, Cole Sykes, Hunter Blackburn, Anthony Blackburn. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to her sister-in-law, Darlene Blackburn and Wayne General Hospice.
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