Author Archives: Tommy Parker

Jasper Elbert Hampton

Jasper Elbert Hampton, 83, passed away August 31, 2016. He was a retired electrician for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and served in the U.S. Air Force. Born in Phoenix, Ms. lived in Vicksburg for many years for the last 15 years he lived in El Dorado, Ark. He is survived by his two sons Michael L. Hampton of ...

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Alice Faye Britt Wolfe

Alice Faye Britt Wolfe born on April 6, 1946 in Belzoni, MS passed away on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. She was 70 years old. She has lived in many places throughout her life but has resided in Vicksburg for the last 30 years. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is preceeded ...

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Joyce Christine Gilbert Vance

Mrs. Joyce Christine Gilbert Vance, age 86, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her home in Utica, MS following a long illness. While she was a lifelong resident outside of Utica in the beautiful Scutchalo Hills, Joyce especially treasured the time she spent traveling across the county by tour bus with old and new friends. She never met a stranger. ...

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Joan Elizabeth Alexander

Joan Elizabeth Adams Alexander, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, passed Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at her home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Prentiss and Lucille Adams. She was the pastor’s secretary for Woodlawn Baptist Church for 25 years. She was a member of Bovina Baptist Church, along with her husband of 60 ...

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Linda Ferris Tuggle

Linda Ferris Tuggle died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Merit-Health River Region Medical Center. She was 82. A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, she was co-owner, operator and manager of the Crystal Pharmacy, Colonial Discount Drugs and was the bookkeeper for the Corner Drug Store for a number of years. In addition, she served as a hostess for the Miss ...

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Peggy Sue Wood

Peggy Sue Hammett Wood of Port Gibson,Ms died Monday August 15, 2016 at Merit Health-River Region Hospital, she was 79 years old. Mrs. Wood was a life long resident of Claiborne County. She was an active member of Red Lick Baptist Church, The Louisiana Porcelain Art Guild, The Mississippi Porcelain Art Guild, The WOCP (World Organization of China Painters), The ...

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Shirley Ann Boone Bishop

Shirley Ann Boone Bishop, 75, a long time resident of Vicksburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, August 1, 2016, after a long struggle with cancer. Mrs. Bishop was born in Washington, D.C. July 2, 1941 to Ralph and Myrna Boone. She was of the protestant faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ...

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Thompson Receives Certification

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Vicksburg, Mississippi-Willis Thompson, of the city of Vicksburg, has graduated from the Basic Level of the Certified Municipal official (CMO) program sponsored by the Mississippi Municipal League (MML). Under this program, local elected officials complete training and activities directly related to understanding and improving the management of local municipal issues. Alderman Thompson received the Basic CMO certification, which is earned by ...

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Sally W. Riddle

Sally W. Riddle died Monday July 25, 2016 at Merit Health-Madison Hospital in Canton, MS She was 88. Mrs. Riddle was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Ellis and Esther Doll Whaley. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1950 with a degree in education and had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1973. Mrs. Riddle worked as a ...

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Karen Mixon Carpenter

Karen Mixon Carpenter died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her residence. She was 42. Karen was a native of Horn Lake, MS and had been making her home in Vicksburg for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Vicksburg Moose Lodge #1581 and was a member of Goodrum Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Mike ...

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