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Edgar Gibson

Funeral services for Edgar Gibson will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness with Elder Ron Waters officiating. Burial will follow at East Mount Olive Cemetery in Red Lick under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mr. Gibson died Friday, May 6, 2016, at Promise Hospital. He was 88. He was retired from First National ...

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Jeanette Barnes Long

Jeanette Barnes Long went home to be with her heavenly father Saturday, April 23, 2016. She died at the Merit Health River Region Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 89. Jeanette was born February 26, 1927 in Bruce, Miss. to Ernest Ralph and Dora Ann Morgan Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, James N. Long; ...

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Moody Manning Culpepper

Moody Manning Culpepper passed away on Tuesday, April 26 at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He had battled Parkinson’s disease for many years. He was 80 years old. Moody was born in Meridian, MS on November 1, 1935 to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Culpepper. The family moved to Macon, MS where he was graduated from high school. He served in the ...

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Francis M. Brewer

Francis M. Brewer died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Merit Health River Region Medical Center. She was 75. Francis was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg where she was formerly employed by the Patton-Tully Towing Co. and the ACBL Towing Co. She was a licensed beautician. She was a lifelong and faithful member of the Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church. ...

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John Milton Pettway

Mr. John Milton Pettway, age 76, died peacefully at home in Vicksburg, MS on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born July 4, 1939, in Edwards, MS. He retired from the Vicksburg National Military Park as an equipment operator. He had been a mechanic all of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents: James Echoals Pettway and ...

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Earl Mae Jeffery

Funeral services for Earl Mae Jeffery will be 1 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Mount Zion M.B. Church with the Rev, Charlie Blackmore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and Sunday at the church from noon until ...

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Panola Rivers

Panola Rivers of Vicksburg died Tuesday, May 3, in the Harrison Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, following a brief illness. She was 56. She was a soil analyst for the USDA. She was a graduate of Vicksburg High School and Alcorn State University. Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.  

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Emma C. Thomas

Funeral services for Emma C. Thomas will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, in the chapel of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Kemp Burley. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery with W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge. Emma C. Thomas died Tuesday, May 3, in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was 72. ...

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Lillie Mae Thomas

Funeral services for Lillie Mae Thomas will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Mount Olive M. B. Church with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Thomas of Vicksburg died ...

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Charles E. Stevens

Charles E. Stevens died Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Merit Health River Region Medical Center. He was 92. Mr. Stevens was born in Vicksburg to the late Charles A. and Gladys Emerson Stevens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June S. Stevens, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his ...

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