Obituaries

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

 

Jeliben Patel passed away Thursday November 16, 2017 at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was 89 years old. She is survivived by two sons, Dave Patel of Vicksburg,MS and Bhart Patel of Branco,TX; a daughter Madhuben Patel of Dallas,TX; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Saturday November 18, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00a.m. Sunday November 19,2017 in the Chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Rodrick Montgomery, 39, of Rolling Fork died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Rolling Fork.

Services will be Sat. Nov. 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. at South Delta High School Auditorium in Rolling Fork. Burial will be at Green Chapel Cemetery in Rolling Fork with Pastor Travis Gully officiating.

 Christine Mitchell Frisbee, age 72, died peacefully at her home in Vaiden on Wednesday, Nov. 15, surrounded by her loved ones.

Christine was born to Wiley and Evelyn Mitchell on April 8, 1945, in Benoit and grew up in the Mississippi Delta.

She lived her life for her family and friends and most of all, for our most gracious God.

She loved to bring beauty to life in the form of entertaining family and friends, gardening, cooking, tailoring and decorating.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Boarder Frisbee; her parents, Wiley and Evelyn Mitchell; sister, Rosemary Hearn; brothers, Joseph Mitchell and Wiley “Buzzy” Mitchell; and her grandson, Jinx Peterson Smith Jr.

Survivors include her children, Cliff Grey (Mandy), Christy Grey Noah (Bobby), Bonnie Grey Morgan (Joel); grandchildren, Callie Grey, Stanton Smith, Garrett Grey, Brett Grey, Gabbie Morgan, and Grayson Morgan; stepchildren, Dennis Frisbee (Carla), Ted Frisbee (Alexis), and Arlene Bridges; step-grandchildren, Michael Spann, Dennis Frisbee, Leigh Lentz, Alex Frisbee, Owen Frisbee, Koury Collins, and Ashley Collins Purvis; great-granddaughter, Kingsleigh Jinx Smith; sisters, Frances Barnett and Alice Bridges; and her loving caregiver, Mary Lofton.

A memorial service will be at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m., with a visitation to begin at 10 a.m. The Rev. Matt Buckles and the Rev. Frank LeScalette will officiate the service.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Vaiden Cemetery in Vaiden with the Rev. Phil McRae and Bro. Durward Stanton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Jinx Peterson Smith Jr. Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 9, Vaiden, MS  39176

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Jan Farmer, 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at The Orchard in Ridgeland. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM with funeral services to follow.

Mrs. Farmer was born on May 30, 1943 in Jackson, MS. She grew up in Carthage, MS and attended Mississippi State University. After marrying, she moved to Vicksburg, MS where she worked for the (CCD) Camouflage Concealment & Deception Department of Waterways Experiment Station. She later built her own longarm quilting business, Rolling River and became an award winning quilter. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby E. Farmer and parents, Louis and Olivia Virginia Smith Oliphant. Mrs. Farmer is survived by her children, Michael Sherwood Farmer, Julia Virginia Ashley (Robert J. Ashley), and Kimble Edward Farmer; grandchildren, Zoë Peyton Phyfer and Samuel Stone Phyfer; and her sister, Dot Barnett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Mrs. Lurli Kilgore Clark died Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She was 95.
Mrs. Clark was a native of Stewart, MS and a graduate of King’s Daughters School of Nursing in Greenville, MS. She was a veteran of WWII having served in the U. S. Army Nurse Corp. After her discharge from the service in 1946 she married 
Charlie Clark of Anguilla. Mrs. Clark spent most of her professional life as a public health nurse at the State Board of Health for 34 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Anguilla.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde & Floy Kilgore; her husband of 63 years Charlie Clark; four brothers C. D. Kilgore, John L. Kilgore, Elmer Kilgore and Jessie Kilgore; her sister Barbara Gary and a grandson Michael W. Grable.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Jane Grable of Anguilla, sons 
Charlie J. Clark, Jr. of Anguilla and Oscar Clyde Clark of Rolling Fork; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Anguilla with Dr. Jimmy Porter and Russell Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Golden Link Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be C. J. Clark, Jordan Clark, Colby Clark, Oscar Clark, Jessie Wayne Kilgore and Bennie Kilgore. Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Evans, Russ Stewart, John David Tilghman, Lee Ross, Matt Boykin, Greg Domino, Jim Magee, Craig Boykin, Bubba Keever, Joe King, Jerry Grable, Tony McIntire and Joe Hicks.
Memorials may be made to Sharkey-Issaquena Medical Foundation, St. Jude
Children’s Hospital or Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.

 

 

Jeanette “Jan” Farmer of Vicksburg died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete with Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson in charge.

Funeral services for Corey Maxie Jr. will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Highway 61 North Bypass Church of Christ with Minister James Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 1 until 6 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Mr. Maxie, a resident of Edwards, died Nov. 12, 2017, in Vicksburg. He was 22.

Rodrick Montgomery, 39, of Rolling Fork died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Rolling Fork.

Services will be Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at 11 p.m. at South Delta High School Auditorium in Rolling Fork. Burial will be at Green Chapel Cemetery in Rolling Fork with Pastor Travis Gully officiating.

Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Erica Phillips, 25, of Vicksburg died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Services will be Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Adele Walker Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Cynthia Diana Cemetery in Anguilla.

Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Lillie Usher, 89, of Rolling Fork died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Sharkey-Issaquena Nursing Home in Rolling Fork.

Services will be noon Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Carlton Earle officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

 

Corey Maxie Jr. of Edwards died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Vicksburg. He was 22.

Arrangements are incomplete with Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home in charge.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

Martha Tucker Hollowell passed away after an extended illness Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. She was born May 16, 1933 to John G Tucker and Susan McBroom Tucker in Warren County where she grew up and went to school. During her early adult life, Martha worked for the Telephone Company later in life she worked for J C Penny in Natchez and also in Vicksburg. She is survived by her brother, sister-in-law John G (Jack) and Peggy Tucker, one daughter Susan Hollowell of Vicksburg; two sons, David Ray Hollowell and Donald Jay Hollowell of Natchez; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Martha was preceded in death her husband Freeman Hollowell, her parents John Tucker and Susan Sasser and stepfather Ray Sasser. John Hollowell, James Mark Hollowell, two grandchildren, Margaret Emily Hollowell and Gregory Ray Hollowell.

There will a memorial service at a later date.

 

 

David Ray Coulon, 43, Vicksburg, passed away November 10, 2017. David was born May 16, 1974, in Starkville and lived most of his life in Vicksburg. He graduated from Porter’s Chapel Academy excelling in every sport especially baseball. He attended University of Southern Mississippi and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. 
David was generous, kind and fun-loving. He loved Mississippi State Football, music, his friends and most of all, his family. He was a marketing associate with Sysco Food Services. His professional achievements included being a three-time winner of the Circle of Excellence award, and he was a member of the Chairman’s Club. He served on the Vestry at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Y’s Men’s Board and numerous committees at Vicksburg Country Club.  He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, John Wayne Jabour and his grandparents, Edgar Coulon, Helen Coulon, James Weathersby and Jimmie Weathersby. He is survived by his beloved wife Lauren Jabour Coulon; parents, Margaret and Joe Coulon; Sister Sandra (Paul) Price, Brother Matt(Amber)Coulon, nephews, Tyler and Garrett Price, Matty Coulon; nieces, Kinley and Taylor Coulon; mother-in-law, Becky and brother-in-law Taylor Jabour.

Service will be 2:00pmWednesday at the Church of Holy Trinity.

Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery; visitation will be 5:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday November 14, 2017 at the funeral Home, and also Wednesday 12:30pm -1:30pm at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brent Cappaert, Hunt Gilliland, Eric Hallberg, John Halpin Caldwell, Barry Palmertree, Garrett Price, Tyler Price, Joey Lyons, Neil Ferrell and John Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Rob Amborn, Bill Fulcher, John Duett, Will Hood, Brannan Southerland, Mike McMillan, Adam Fulcher, Rich Feibleman, Briggs Hopson, Andy Oaks, Phillip Doiron, Blake Teller and Austin Golding. Rev. Beth Palmer will be conducting the service under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

 

 

Jonetta Lynn Dillon of Vicksburg died Sunday, Nov. 12, at her home. She was 62.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete with W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

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Gus Lloyd, 83, of Edwards died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at his residence.

Willis and Sons of Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Jonetta Lynn Dillon of Vicksburg died Sunday, Nov. 12, at her home. She was 62.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete with W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Emil Arthur Lagg, age 74, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the University Medical Center.

He was born in Savannah, Ga., on Nov. 10, 1943. He attended Carr Central and graduated in 1961 from H. V. Cooper High School where he was a multi-letter winner.  He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1966 with a degree in business administration. He served in the National Guard from 1964 to 1966. He worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Lower Mississippi Valley Division as Supervisory Procurement Analyst and as Chief, Contracting Division.  He retired on June 28, 1993, after 30 years of service. He was very active in his community, serving on the Mayor’s Advisory Council and coaching and refereeing youth sports at the YMCA.

He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served in many leadership roles including the Medical and Dental Ministry, head of the Red Cross Disaster Relief, taught Sunday School in the youth group for 25 years, Deacon, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Upward Basketball, the Homebound Ministry and taught the Cecil Knox Sunday School class. He received the YMCA Man of the Year Award and also in 1978 he received the Service to Youth Award from the YMCA. On December 5, 1996, he received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award; on June 22, 1987, he was the first recipient of the Ernest P. Blankenship Professional Award and he was the inaugural winner of the Vicksburg Evening Post’s Superstar Competition as the area’s Best All-around Athlete.

He is preceded in death by his father, Emil Arthur Lagg Sr. and his mother, Ada Mae Muirhead Lagg; his sister, Marjorie Montgomery; and stepfather Edgar Earl “Da” Anthony.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Catherine Coe Lagg of Vicksburg; his sons, Bryan Arthur Lagg of Madison and Barry Anthony Lagg of Mountain Home, Ark.; his daughter, Frances Coe Chisolm of Clinton; his sister, Carol Guion of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, Landon Arthur Lagg, Nicholas Graham Lagg, Mary Katherine Chisolm, Charles Mitchell Chisolm, Lydia Alice Olene Lagg, Judah Arthur Hendrik Lagg, Elijah Anthony Lagg, Noah Klaas Lagg and Ezra Emil Lagg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Matt Buckles officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home and also from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service at the church.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

 

Darlene Elaine Keigan Pybas, 79, went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2017 surrounded by her family, she was born in Hamilton County Hospital in Webster City, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her parents Luella and Cecil Keigan, Brother Gary Keigan, Sister Marlene Keigan. She is survived by one son Robert (Debbie) Campbell of Bolton, Ms., three daughters Tammy (Tommy) Hale of Pioneer, La., Connie Owens of West Monroe, La. and Tricia Boone of Richland, Ms., two brothers Roger Keigan of Plainfield, Iowa and Ronald Keigan of Webster City, Iowa., eight grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Service will be Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Glenwood Chapel. Visitation will be Monday evening November 13, 2017 from 5:00 pm -8:00pm; and also Tuesday from 10:00am until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens.

 

 

Annie Laura Boone Hunter passed away Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. She was 81 years old. Annie was a devoted Christian of the Baptist faith. She was a resident of Vicksburg Convalescent Home for many years. She is preceded in death by her daughters, Kim Dick Flowers and Kara Dick; parents, John W. and Mary L. Whitten Boone; brothers, Daniel L. Boone, John Austin Boone, Vinkley L. Boone, Vernon L. Boone, James W. Boone and Wilfred (Will) L. Boone; and her sisters, Louise Mullen, Leona Beasley and Margie Foley. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Boone Pagan, six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home with service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Mullen, Jimmy Mullen, Robert Foley, Daniel Boone, Kenny Boone and Josh Sharlow.

The family would like to thank the staff of Vicksburg Convalesscent Home for their care and devotion.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church at 3335 Porters Chapel RoadVicksburg, MS 39180.

 

 

Funeral Services for Lee Charles Warren Jr. , age 44,. will be Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Greater Grove M.B. Church at 2 p.m. with Repose in the church at 1 p.m. Pastor Andrew Cook is officiating.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at C J Williams Mortuary Services.

Mr. Warren managed several restaurants, such as Captain D’s, Krystal’s, Shoney’s, Taco Bell and Garfield’s.

Lee Warren leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Odessa Ann Warren; sons Kenneth Rankin, Dante’ Smith of Texas, Derrick Warren and Jacolby Warren both of Ga., Braeden Warren of S.C., a daughter, Lanesha Turner of Vicksburg; brothers, Patrick Brown Sr., Billy Hall Jr., Kevin Warren; sisters, Brittney Warren of Calif.; and Shakyra Thomas of Vicksburg; five aunts; two uncles; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

 

Mary Fuller, 94, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at her home in Rolling Fork. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Lillie J. Usher, 89, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Sharkey-Issaquena Nursing Home in Rolling Fork. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Robert Morganfield, 92, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at his home in Rolling Fork. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Willie Trisby, 67, of Rolling Fork died Sunday, Nov. 5. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Derrick Chaney, 33, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at his home in Panther Burn. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Erica Phillips, 25, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Lee Charles Warren Jr. departed this life on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Merit Health in Vicksburg. He was 44. Arrangements are incomplete with C J Williams Mortuary Services.

 

 

The Rev. Johnnie L. Brown died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. He was 72. He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. David Brown Sr.; his grandparents, Governor and Arie Brown, Laura Benson and Mary Hays; his sister, Mattie Brown; and brother, Isaac Brown.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Hays Brown; his wife, Loraine Brown of Vicksburg; four daughters, Deloris (Jimmie) Washington Newman of Winona, Mariea Brown, Sandra Brown, and Lawanda Brown, all of Vicksburg; one son, Johnny L. Brown Jr.; and one stepson, Anthony Jones, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Minister Georgia Brown of Vicksburg and Betty (Johnnie) Davis of Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, the Rev. David Brown, the Rev. Joseph (Gail) Brown, Casey (Gertrude) Brown, and Christopher (Veronica) Brown; 12 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with Bishop Joseph Henry officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

 

Larry Lee “DJ Sir Jam” McRaven, 57, passed at his home in Vicksburg on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ms. Alice McRaven; grandparents, Mr. Willie and Mrs. Viola McRavin; aunt, Ms. Addie B. McRavin; and uncle, Mr. Willie McRavin Jr. Larry is a 1979 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He graduated from Utica Junior College and also attended Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University. He was employed by SOL Engineering as a construction inspector II.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, a son, Vincent Vio (Precious) McRaven of Vicksburg; daughter, Leslie Cinclair McRaven of Vicksburg; three grandsons, RaShuan, Jayden, and Cameron McRaven of Vicksburg; his devoted and lifelong special friend, Melva Houston; sister, Chilindia McRaven of Houston; two brothers, Tony McRaven of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Kelvin (Ayumi) McRaven of Honolulu; aunt, Dr. Martha McRavin-Oliver of Jackson; cousin, Della M. Taylor Green; other relatives; and numerous friends.

Services will be Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn DriveVicksburg.

Family hour will be Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 6 to 7 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home, 2102 Clay St.Vicksburg. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Velma Rosetta Sims Hardwick, 75, passed away Nov. 1, 2017, at Merit Health Central in Jackson with family at her bedside. Velma Rosetta Sims Hardwick was born March 25, 1942, to Martha Slaughter Sims and David Sims in Vicksburg. From the union of Martha and David Sims, Velma has two surviving sisters and a brother, Thelma Sims Dukes, her twin, Gladys Mae Sims Cross and Henry Price. Velma married Anderson “Andy” Hardwick and this year they celebrated 53 years of marriage. Together, she and Andy raised three children, Kevin Hardwick (Carol-Jean Parke Hardwick), Rene’ Hardwick, and June Hardwick. Grandchildren are Janah Hardwick Hemphill (Lemarcus Hemphill), Joi Hardwick and Jenae Hardwick (twins), Justin Hefner, Jaela Hefner and Raha Maxwell. Great-grandchildren include Ayden McCoy Hardwick, Levi and Kiro Hemphill (twins), Jera Hemphill and Cali Samuels.

Velma is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews; numerous friends; as well as countless students over the years through her vocation in public and private education. Velma will be remembered by close family and friends as “Dee Dee.” Her many friends and students will remember her as a teacher, mentor, and champion for change.

Velma was a member at Farish Street Baptist Church in Jackson.

A Celebration of Life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St. The Rev. Hickman Johnson will officiate and the Rev. Kevin Hardwick will provide the eulogy.

Visitation is Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home, 2102 Clay St., 601-629- 3500.

Joseph Veto Teague, Jr. died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center. He was 86.

Mr. Teague was born on September 10, 1931 in Tchula, MS. After graduating from high school he served in the U. S. Navy as a Seabee. After his service in the Navy he graduated from Mississippi State University. He was a mechanical engineer for the U. S. Government for 29 years.

He is preceded in death by his son Joseph Veto Teague, III.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Lynn Teague of Vicksburg, MS and his brother William Teague of Coila, MS and his dog Willie.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Moorehead Baptist Church in Moorehead, MS. Burial will follow in Moorehead Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Bill Hood, Rob Hood, Kyle Hood, Ellis Russell, Evan Russell and Mike Hood.

Glenwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

 

Albert Hayward McGuffee, Jr. passed away November 6, 2017 at University Medical Center in Jackson,MS. He was 84 years old.
Albert was a beloved and devoted son, brother, husband, and dad. He loved life, people, and Utica. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert H. McGuffee, Sr. and Dorothy Allen McGufee; brothers Buddy, Joe, Baba, and Paul Lee McGuffee.
He is survived by his wife Beverly Hubbard McGuffee, children Beverly McGuffee Boswell, Robin McGuffee Flowers (Jimmy), Albert Heywood McGuffee, and Valerie McGuffee Knight (Kirby), grandchildren Kristen Boswell Amonette, Adam Boswell, Joseph Flowers, Dillon Easterling, and Dustin Easterling, great-grandchildren Isabella Amonette, Aiden Amonette, and Easton Flowers, and a sister Lois Fish, numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday November 10,2017 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica,Ms, and 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Saturday November 11,2017 at Utica Christian Church. Services will be 11:00a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Brad Hartzog officiating. Burial will follow in Utica Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Flowers, Adam Boswell, Hubbard Partridge, Nick Stevens, Noah Stevens, Larry Pelletier, Gary McGuffee, and Russ McGuffee.
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to his special caregivers. It is well with his soul.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

 

Dorothy Anne Woodyear Millikin of Baton Rouge, LA passed away on November 4, 2017, in Baton Rouge. Mrs. Millikin, 81, grew up and resided in Madison Parish for most of her life. She was born on August 29, 1936, in Vicksburg, MS. She was a graduate of Tallulah High School and attended Centenary College. She and her husband, Jack, owned and operated Crow Drugs and The Wishing Well gift shop in Tallulah until their retirement. Mrs. Millikin gave generously of her time and at her death attended St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, but remained a parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Tallulah. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Anne (D. Anne) Millikin Ainsworth (Rickey) of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Jacqueline Ainsworth Bloemer (Brett), Richard Carneal Ainsworth (Mauriel) and Emily Caroline Ainsworth; and a great-grandson, John Jackson Ainsworth. Also surviving her are her sister-in-law, Mary Acosta Woodyear; her brother-in-law, Dr. Leonard Paul “Pop” Neumann, Jr; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hightower Millikin; her father, Edgar Carneal “Blue” Woodyear, Sr.; her mother, Dorothy Maxwell Woodyear; and siblings, Susan Woodyear Ingram, Edgar Carneal Woodyear, Jr., Emily Woodyear Neumann and Mary Woodyear Gallent.

Visitation will be held in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church in Tallulah on Thursday, November 9, from noon to 1 PMwith a Eucharist following. Burial will be at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah. Pallbearers will be Carneal Ainsworth, Brett Bloemer, Len Neumann, Ben Neumann, Chris Neumann, David Gallent, Phillip Bowen and Neal Elliott. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or a charity of their choosing.

Ruby Jewel Ferguson Halm, 88, entered peacefully into heaven on Saturday, November 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

 The devoted wife of the late Eddie “Sonny” Halm for 41 years.  A  loving mother of David Wayne Halm (Sally) of Hawaii; Brenda Halm Cunningham (Terry) of Westwego, LA; Steve Allen Halm (Diana) of Independence, LA; Rosemary Halm Brooks-Mathes of Marrero, LA; Melody Halm Breaux (Gerald) of Marrero, LA; and Sandra Halm Kennedy-Heausler (Christian) of Mandeville, LA.  A proud grandmother of Victoria Cunningham Becnel French (Jacob), Sharon Cunningham, Joseph Halm (Jenna), Stacey Halm Ducote (Wesley), Jewel Brooks, Audrey Brooks, Sunny Breaux, Sarah Breaux Garitty (Kevin), Kacie Kennedy-Rodrigue (Michael), Cristina Kennedy-Wall (Nick), Sean Kennedy, Cole Heausler, Anna Heausler and a great grandmother of Caitlin Brooks, Adriana David, Kameron Becnel and Thomas Wall. She was the daughter of the late Rosie Lee Shiers Ferguson and Howard Thomas Ferguson of Vicksburg, MS. Sister of Hazle Ferguson Hill-Fletcher (Sidney) of Vicksburg; Velma Ferguson Sanderford-Pitts (Ernest) of Vicksburg, Joyce Ferguson Grey-Wright (JW) of Vicksburg, Margie Ferguson Beard (Charles) of Metairie, LA and Violet Ferguson Moore-Henderson-Carlise (William) of Vicksburg, MS.  She was also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home, 1830 Cherry StreetVicksburgMS on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. until noon with interment to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Express condolences atwww.frankfisherfuneralhome.com.

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Rufus Baxter Nixon, Jr., 75, of Vicksburg, MS, died November 3, 2017, at home surrounded by family and friends.

He was born July 20, 1942, in Jackson, MS, the son of late Rufus Baxter Nixon, Sr and Martha Lee Nixon of Vicksburg, MS.

He attended school in Tchula, MS and Redwood, MS. He served in the USAF and obtained his college education there. After his discharge, he was a business owner in Vicksburg, MS and had the distributorship for Grenada Farms, LuVel Dairy, and most recently Prairie Farms Dairy. His favorite thing to do besides spending time with his family was watching the New Orleans Saints.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Nixon, and daughters Shelia Nixon Reeves (Edward), Carisa Nixon Haire (William- “Bud”), and Alisa Nixon as well as grandchildren, Kyle Robinson (Brandy), Landon Haire, Kayla Haire and great-grandchildren, Ashton Morgan, Abigail Robinson, Chloe Robinson, Zoey Robinson, all of Vicksburg, MS. His siblings include Tommy Nixon (Barbara) of Vicksburg, Ann Wellshans (Robert) of Vicksburg, MS, Linda Moore (James) of Brandon, MS, Sue Nixon, Vickye Stocks (Kenneth) of Vicksburg, MS, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Timmy Nixon and his wife Debra Nixon.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 18th 2017 at 11:00 am at Triumph Church in Vicksburg, MS. with Pastor Mike Fields officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Luther Marion Bufkin died Friday, November 3, 2017 at his home in Vicksburg. He was 63. A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Bufkin was a the son of the later Luther Marion Bufkin, Sr. and Mary Conway Bufkin. He was a graduate of Warren Central High School and retired from Great River Stone as a construction foreman.
In addition to his parent, Mr. Bufkin was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Rushing Bufkin and a sister, Ruth Cunningham. He is survived by three daughters: Kimberly Dell (Bryan) and Michelle Wardlaw, both of Vicksburg, and Amanda Bufkin of Clinton, MS; a sister, Kimball Bufkin of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9 AM to 11 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Riles Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 11AM at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Stanley Leach, Steven Cunningham, John Kirby Day, Zachary Friley, Davie Heldenbrand, Dylan Silverthorne, Robert Burnside, and Ron Bolden. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Little, Jeff McBroom, Eddie Henry, and Chris Henry.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville AvenueDallasTX 75231.

 

Clair B. Birdsong, 91, of Vicksburg died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at her home in Vicksburg. She was born on Feb. 5, 1926, in Monticello to Frank and Zeller Brasseal. She was a member of Bovina United Methodist Church and at the time of her death was the oldest living member. Surviving are sons, Reed Birdsong (Darlene) of Vicksburg and Oscar David Birdsong, Jr. (Yvonne) of Vicksburg; one brother, Tom Brasseal of Ruston, La.; one sister, Ruth Suddeth (Ed) of McComb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar D. Birdsong Sr.; daughter, Lyla Birdsong; brothers, Harman Brasseal, Clyde Brasseal and sister, Faye Thompson.

Services will be at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Interment will be in Edwards Cemetery in Edwards.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

 

Bobby Earl Raines, 85, made his way home to be with the Lord November 4, 2017. Bobby was born in Vicksburg to J.T. and Nannie Hall Raines.
Bobby had many adventures throughout his life. He was a U.S. veteran, professional wrestler, chemical operator, law enforcement officer, firefighter, carpenter, and fulfilled his dream of helping others while working at Glenwood Funeral Home. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, horseman and trapper. He was past president of the Miss. Trappers Association and Fur Takers of America. He was a lifetime member of the W.G. Paxton Masonic Lodge, becoming a member in 1953. Bobby was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Grace, Miss.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wives, Carolyn Knotts Raines and Carolyn Lumbley Thomas Raines and his brother, John E. Raines.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Creel Raines; his daughters, Sharon R. Marshall and Barbara (Marty) May; his son, Tim A. (Sandy) Raines; his Stepchildren, Alton (Alisha) Creel and Rookie (Maria) Creel; his grandchildren, Lisa M. (Doug) Hasty, Laurie M. Reece, Amanda M. (David) Harris, Ben Raines, Madison Raines, Kami May, Karly May, Kennedy May and Chloe Hollowell; his step-grandchildren, Jillian Creel, Karys Creel and Ashley C. (Donald) Clark; his great-grandchildren, Jessica Hasty, Justin Hasty, Katlyn Reece, Carmen Harris and Blair Harris; his step-great-grandchildren, Byrson Clark and Lake Clark; his great-great-grandchild, Harlie Reece; his sister-in-law, Betty W. Raines and numerous nieces , nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home with Revs. Tommy Stevenson and Bobby Pope officiating. Interment will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PMWednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Joe Joe Gramer, Steve Snow, George Tompkins, Rusty Fuller, Trey Smith, David Harris, Robert Strange, and Gene Abbot.
Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Wooley, Joe Wooley, Doug Vinzant, Wayne Mann, George Spratley, Charles Jones, Wayne White, Jack Hollingsworth, Jack Curtis, Jr., Ed Buelow, Warren Pace, Bobby Dale Wascom, Milton Goza, Parnell Ross, Ronnie Clark, Ronnie Frith, Monty Redditt, Jimmy Keen, the Members of the W.G. Paxton Masonic Lodge, retired Vicksburg Fire Dept. Employees and the Employees of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials are requested to the Shriner’s Hospital Shreveport, 3100 Samford Ave.ShreveportLA 71103 or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL.MemphisTN 38105.

 

 

Benjamin Casey Vessell, 42, Jackson, Ms. Passed away November 5, 2017 at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Ms. He worked at Hickson Flooring with his friend Danny Hickson for many years. He enjoyed drawing, listening to music, and most of all playing his drums. He is survived by his Daughter Hannah Vessell, mother Dot Vessell, brother Andy (Darleen) Vessell, Nephew Zachary Vessell and nieces Paige and Peyton Vessell.

Services will be 2:00pm Tuesday November 7, 2017 at the Glenwood Chapel in Utica, Ms. Burial will follow at the Utica City Cemetery in Utica, Ms., visitation will be from 12:00pm until the hour of service at the Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica, Ms.

 

 

Mrs. Charlotte Boozer Oakes went to be with our Lord and Savior on November 5, 2017. 
Charlotte was born in St. Gabriel, LA on June 24, 1935 and was raised in Jackson, MS until the age of 15. She moved to Vicksburg, MS where she graduated from Redwood High School. She was employed at Westinghouse for several years before attending Cosmetology school. She became a self-employed beautician until her retirement in 1992.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years J. C. “Red” Oakes; parents Sam and Ethel Boozer; one sister and brother-in-law Joyce Boozer Owens and Donald; one brother Samuel “Sammy” Boozer. She is survived by three daughters Shirley Oakes McNamee (Reggie) of Lowndesboro, AL, Sandra Oakes Wright (George) of Daleville, AL, Barbara Oakes Vance (Paul) of Redwood, MS; one brother Lee Boozer (Belinda) of Tuscaloosa, AL;
four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with Rev. Troy Diccaluga officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Greg Mitchell, Jeff Pickel, Ricky Evans, Robert Owens, Jamie Boozer and Nathan Oakes. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Soverns, Alan Owens, Robert Alexander, John Oakes, Thomas Oakes and the members ofRedwood United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Redwood United Methodist Church, 447 Redwood Road, Redwood, MS 39156.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017

 

A celebration of life for Jason Alan Dew will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Anguilla United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Stephenson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Golden Link Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

Jason was born Nov. 12, 1973, in Vicksburg. He was a devout family man, a great provider and an avid outdoorsman. Jason worked hard as a salesman in the agriculture business for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Eugene and Mollie Perkins Dew. He is survived by his wife, Gwen C. Dew; his three children, Chandler Samuel Dew, Lawson Alan Dew and Molly Ruth Dew; two brothers, John (Judy) Dew and Darrell (Dana) Dew and 10 nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Brad Nicholson, John David Tilghman, Will Rutherford, Josh Miller, Jason Wade, Lee Ross, Robb Higgs and Chris Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacky Martin, Bud Stigall, Russ Stigall, Mike Lewis, Danny Howle, Jerry Stevens, Todd Heigle and Jay Martin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Anguilla United Methodist Church or the Mesothelioma Foundation, 641 S. St., Northwest, Washington, DC 20001.

Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

 


Bettye Middleton Sandifer, retired elementary educator and principal, passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, with her family at her side.

Bettye was born in Brookhaven on Feb. 8, 1930, to Jack and Lela Middleton. She was the oldest of their four children. She graduated from Greenville High School and Mississippi State Women’s College (MSCW) and obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Mississippi.

Bettye was preceded in death by her parents Jack Kenneth Middleton and Lela Allred Middleton and her sister, Jacqueline Middleton Madison.

Bettye is survived by her daughter, Lela Sandifer Perkins (Jack) of Madison, a brother Kenneth Middleton (Danette) of Glen Allan, a sister Angeline Windham of Mayersville, three grandchildren and their spouses, Rhett Perkins (Alison) of Indianapolis, In., Hayden Perkins (Jessica) of Oxford, and Jessica Perkins McCutchen (Mac) of Oxford. In addition, she is survived by her six great-grandchildren, Preston Perkins, Ashton Perkins, John Seton Perkins, Walker Perkins, Elizabeth Perkins and Anne Hayden Perkins, eight nieces and nephews and a host of great nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Preston Tyler Perkins, Ashton Wood Perkins, John Seton Perkins, Walker Jackson Perkins, Everett Jackson Perkins, Sr. (Jack) and William Marvin McCutchen, Jr. (Mac). Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Jackson Perkins, Jr. (Rhett) and Charles Hayden Perkins.

Graveside services will be held at Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tony McDonald officiating. Glenwood Funeral Home of Vicksburg has charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Catherine’s Village, 200 Dominican Drive, Madison, MS 39110 or to Kindred Hospice, 106 Riverside Drive, Flowood, MS 39232.

 

Johnnie L. Brown died Nov. 1, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. He was 72.

Visitation: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home
Funeral Services: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00am
Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

 

Mr. Antonio M. Henderson, age 36, died Oct. 30.

Visitation: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home
Funeral Services: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00am
Repose in Church: 10:00am
Location: Triump Church/136 Honeysuckle Lane

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

 

Graveside services for Julia Mae Peters, age 75, will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah, Louisiana. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Faye Peters and two brothers, Barney and Paul Peters.

Survivors include one sister, Ida Berger of Homer, Louisiana, three brothers, Ward Peters of Florida, John Peters of Homer, Louisiana, and Curtis Peters of Naples, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 

Lula Mae Arnold-Archer of Port Gibson died Oct. 26, 2017, at St. Dominic Hospital. She was 79. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 4, at noon at Christian Chapel Church, 502 Church Street, Port Gibson with pastor Charles D. Reed officiating. Burial will follow at McCaa Cemetery.

Rollins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

  

Lila Florell Sturgis died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Merit Health River Region Medical Center. She was 81. Mrs. Sturgis was born in Stockton, Calif., and had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 74 years. She was the daughter of the late Eddie Florell and Ethel Hussey Florell. Mrs. Sturgis was a former employee of Betchel Corporation in the drafting department. She is survived by her husband, Ray Sturgis; two daughters, Darleah Rushing Fine (Gary) and Shannon Rushing Stevens. Lila has twin grandchildren, Erik and Ella Stevens. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Tamra Rae Rushing.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

 

 

Johnnie L. Brown died Nov. 1, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. He was 72.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

 

Mrs. Addie Jones

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Memorial Services:  Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00am

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

 

 

Mr. Leanthony Bell

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Mt. Heroden Baptist Church/1117 Clay Street

 

 

Mrs. Rosie Lee “ROSETTA” Heggen

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00pm

Repose in Church:  12:00noon

Location: Mt. Alban Missionary Baptist Church/2385 Mt. Alban Road

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

 

Mr. Tommy Dotson, Jr.

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:00noon – 7:00pm

Family Present: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00pm

Repose in Church:  1:00pm

Location: Word of Faith Christian Center Church/3525 Wisconsin Ave

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

 

Mr. Antonio M. Henderson

Arrangements are as follows:

 

Visitation: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Triump Church/136 Honeysuckle Lane

Interment: Hopewell Cemetery/Hwy 61 South

 

 

Daryl Lee Osborn, age 64, of Tallulah, Louisiana, passed away at Ashley Medical Center in Crossett, Arkansas, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, after a lengthy illness.

Daryl was born on October 18, 1953, in Sebastopol, California, to Orice and Norma Osborn. He married Marilyn in 1970, and relocated to Louisiana in 1975. There, they had and raised their three children, Heather, Dalana, and Justin and were blessed as their family extended to include two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Daryl is preceded in death by his parents, Orice and Norma Osborn, and his brother, Philip Osborn. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Toney Osborn; his daughter, Heather Osborn Naron and husband, Josh, of Hamburg, Arkansas, and their children, Lukas and Layla Naron; his daughter, Dalana Osborn Jacobs and husband, Tyrell, of Tallulah, Louisiana, and their daughter, Emmalynn Jacobs; his son, Justin Daryl Osborn and wife, Lauren, of Tallulah, Louisiana, and their children, Mason and Kaylee Osborn; his siblings, sister, Gloria Barry and husband, John, of Green River, Wyoming, brother, David Osborn and wife, Jennifer of Green River, Wyoming, and sister, E’Von Osborn of Alabama; brothers-in-law, John Toney, Jr. and wife, Judy of Tallulah, Louisiana, and Mark Toney and wife, Sue of Delhi, Louisiana; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

 

Avery Danielle Parson departed this life on Oct. 30, 2017, at Merit Health River Region.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her father, Charles (CJ) Parson; her mother, Demetris Valentine; her parental grandparents, John Parson III and Montoya Parson; maternal grandparents, Glenell Galvin and Lillie Valentine; and her god grandmother, Cassandra Reed.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at C J Williams Mortuary Services and a graveside service Friday at 10 a.m. at Baby Land in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

 

 

 

Laura Alice Guchereau Portwood, 78, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Visitation will be held at Riles Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, and from 9 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Riles Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Alice was born Sept. 24, 1939, and was a life-long resident of Vicksburg. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy in 1957 before attending the University of Mississippi where she was voted “Campus Cutie”. She was a loving mother to three children, five wonderful grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Alice hosted every family Christmas and Thanksgiving gathering in her home for more than twenty years. For decades, Alice worked as the office manager for the City of Vicksburg Water and Gas. She was an active member of Hawkins United Methodist Church and the Vicksburg Art Association. Like her mother, Alice loved to paint and was wonderful with oil paints. She enjoyed playing bridge and golfing in her younger days.

Alice was deeply rooted in her Vicksburg heritage as the great-great-granddaughter of Dr. William T. and Emma Balfour, John Alexander and Elizabeth Klein, who were instrumental in establishing Vicksburg as a thriving community.

She is preceded in death by Laura Russell Guchereau Jacobson, Charles Miller Guchereau and Bob Portwood.

 

 

Esther Marie Vandahl Dunlap, 86 years old, of Vicksburg passed away at Belhaven Senior Care in Jackson on Oct. 24, 2017.

Esther was born in the Four Mile Creek community in Pottawattamie County, Kan., on May 28, 1931, to Ellen and Johannes Vandahl. She attended high school at Cleburne, Kansas. She was a member of the Mariadahl Lutheran Church near Cleburne, Kansas, until its closure.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three children, Sally Dunlap of Euless, Texas, Tommy Dunlap and wife Pattye of Clinton, and Randy Dunlap and wife Wanda of Flora. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Travis Dunlap, Sara Scothorn, Craig Rossett, Ashley Dunlap Prine, Peyton Dunlap, Matthew Dunlap, Brett Benham; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, David Vandahl and wife Judy of Weston, Missouri. Esther grew up on the family farm near Cleburne, Kansas, in the Blue Valley. She later lived for a time near Satartia and then in Vicksburg where she worked at the Waterways Experiment Station as a librarian until her retirement.

Services will be at Olsburg Lutheran Church in Olsburg, Kansas, on Nov. 3, 2017, at 11 am.

The obituary can also be viewed online at Parkway Funeral Home of Ridgeland, Mississippi’s website.