Obituaries

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

 

Mary Gene Reed
January 9, 1934 – October 18, 2017


Mary Gene Reed died Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 83.

Born and raised in Jackson, she lived most of her life in Vicksburg where she was employed in the cafeteria’s of the Warren County School System.
She was a member of the Warrenton Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon “Shorty” Reed in 1990.
Survivors include her 3 daughters, Laurie Moore of Clinton, Robin Keck and Cheryl Joseph both of Vicksburg; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017, in the Utica Cemetery, in Utica, MS with Rev. Marvin Curtis officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

Ardella Mae Wardley

Funeral services for Ardella Mae Wardley will be Saturday Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at Greater Grove St. M. B Church with the Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar HillCemetery with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Mrs. Wardley passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Merit Health River Region following a lengthy illness.  She was 70. 

She was a homemaker and member of the Bethlehem M. B. Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her father, Johnnie Woods, her mother Ella Brent Woods; and her brother Eddie Brent. She is survived by her husband, Donald Wardley of Vicksburg; her six sons, Donald Woods, Jula Wardley, Anthony Wardley, Tracey Wardley and Damion Wardley all of Vicksburg and Tony Wardley of Houston, Texas; her daughter, Stacey Wardley Bell of Vicksburg; her three brothers, Johnny Woods Jr., Matthew Woods, and Ira Woods all of Vicksburg; her three sisters, Ethel Brent McGowan, Terrazina Woods and Jacqueline Woods Swartz all of Vicksburg; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces; nephews; cousins and others.

Donna Lynn Ogle

SHARPSBURG, Ga. — Donna Lynn Ogle, age 59, went home to spend eternity with our Lord Jesus on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. She was born on Sept. 25, 1958, in Atlanta.

Donna died peacefully in her sleep; the horrible pain from rheumatoid arthritis is now gone.  She is in the presence of the angels, and more importantly, she rests in the shadow of the Lord God Almighty.  She will be missed by so many. Donna is survived by Rodney Ogle, husband of 32 years, of Sharpsburg, Ga.; daughter, Jenifer Lynn Rogers,  (Joe Rogers) of Lovejoy, Ga.; stepchildren, Dana Ogle Uzzle, (Shannon Uzzle) ofVicksburg, Tondia Ferracci (Johnny Ferracci) of Vicksburg, and one son, Justin Ogle of Vicksburg. She is also survived by her mother and father, Ward and Mary Lynn Westbrooks of Senoia, Ga., and her sister Alison Barkley, Middleton of Del. Donna also leaves behind six beautiful grandchildren, Peyton Bryan, Eve Ferracci, Payne Jones, Eli Ferracci, Ashleigh Rogers, Ava Dale and many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins who will dearly miss her.

Donna touched so many people in her life. Her legacy of being a loyal wife, mother and devoted friend to all who knew her will live on.  Her sweet spirit and her smile have touched so many as she showed the presence of Jesus Christ in her life.

The funeral service is Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 3260 Highway 16, in Sharpsburg, Ga., with pastor Ken Adams officiating. Burial will follow the service at WestminsterMemorial Gardens in Peachtree City, Ga.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 19 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., in Newnan, Ga., from 6 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Donna’s name to Crossroads Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com.

Percy Lee Carter

Funeral services for Percy Lee Carter will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Highway 27. Interment will follow at Brookhaven Cemetery in Flowers under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Carter died Oct. 13, 2017, at his home in Edwards. He was 69.

Edwin Cordell Brown

Funeral services for Edwin Cordell Brown will be Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Zion M. B. Church in Cary at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Cary CommunityCemetery with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Brown passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15. He was 41.

He was employed as a landscaper and was a member of the New Vision Baptist Church. He is survived by his three sons, Edwin Cordell Brown Jr., of Vicksburg, Brandon Lee Brown of Vicksburg and Ezekiel Cordell Brown of Killeen Texas; a daughter, Elondria Brown of Killeen, Texas; his father, Ernest Smith of Cary; his mother, Doris Williamson of Cary; a brother, Roderick L. Brown of Cary; his three sisters, Brittany Smith of Pine Bluff, Ark., Marketta Knight of Rolling Fork, and Linda Stamps of Cary, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

 

Mrs. Bessie M. O’Neal

 Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Family Present: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: United Missionary Baptist Church/18085 Hwy 80, Edwards, MS

Interment: New Hope Cemetery/Bovina, Mississippi

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Miss Zaria R. Johnson

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home

Funeral Services:  Monday, October 23, 2017, 11:00am

Repose in Church:  10:00am

Location: Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church/5 Dos Casas Lane, Vicksburg, MS

Interment: Cedar Hill Cemetery

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

 

Bessie M. O’Neal died Oct. 15, 2017, at Merit Health Central in Jackson. She was 79.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Sara McCaskill of Daleville, Ala., passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, ather home. She was 95.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at First Christian Church on Porter’s Chapel Road in Vicksburg. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory of Daleville, Ala., is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include her son, Willie George Wright Jr. (Sandra) of Daleville, Ala.; a daughter, Patricia Kay Wright of Punta Gorda, Fla.; four stepchildren, Glenn McCaskill of Vicksburg, Eric McCaskill (Becky) of Vicksburg, Susan Dill (Gary) of Vicksburg, Peter McCaskill (Sherrie) of Alvarado, Texas; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a special thank you to her granddaughter, Whitney Simmons, for her loving care.

You may sign the register book or send condolences to the family at our website: www.searcyfuneralhome.com.

 

Percy Lee Carter of Edwards died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at his home. He was 69.

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

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

 

Nell Tompkins Little
November 25, 1930 – October 15, 2017

Nell Tompkins Little, 86, long time resident of the Utica, Mississippi area, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Pine Crest Guest Home in Hazlehurst, MS. 


Nell was born in Utica, MS on November 25, 1930 to John and Lula Tompkins. She was the youngest of their 11 children. Nell attended Utica High School where she was Salutatorian of her graduating class and Hinds Community College. She was united in marriage to Herbert Joseph Little in 1948 and they made their home in Carpenter, MS where she resided until she moved to Utica in 2001. 
Nell worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, Herbert Little Butane, and later worked as an accountant for Jimmy Boyd Accounting in Vicksburg, MS. She was a member of Utica BaptistChurch, where she was actively involved until her move to Pine Crest Guest Home. She was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending and watching football, basketball and the Olympics on TV. 

Nell is survived by her 4 children and their spouses: Mickey Little Alford (Billy) of Savannah, GA; Paula Little Kitchens of Madison MS; Carol Little Buchwald (Jeff) of Chattanooga, TN and John Little of Pearl, MS. “Nanny” will also be missed by her grandchildren: Andrea Alford Kent (Roderick), Amy Kitchens Whittington, Katy Tillman Wright (Chad), April Alford Platt (Keith), Joseph Tillman (Lena), Joseph Alford (Jennifer), and Erin Buchwald (V Guardado) as well as 9 great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her devoted husband of 39 years, Herbert Little, Nell was also predeceased by a son in law, Alan Kitchens, her granddaughter Stacey Kitchens, ten siblings and her parents.


Visitation will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica MS on Wednesday, October 18 at 11 AM followed immediately by a funeral service at 12 noon.

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Daniel Joseph Day
February 6, 2017 – October 14, 2017

Daniel Joseph Day, 8 months old, Vicksburg, Ms., passed away October 14, 2017 at home. Born in Vicksburg, MS., Proceeded in death by his maternal grandmother Margaret Friley and paternal grandmother Nancy Redditt. Survived by his mother Angela Friley of Vicksburg, father William Day of Vicksburg, three sisters Makayla Friley of Vicksburg Autumn and Savannah Day both of Utica, Paternal grandfather Bert Day of Vicksburg Great Great grandmother Virgie Nevels of Vicksburg, Maternal grandfather James Friley, Sr. of Vicksburg. Memorial service will be Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Glenwood chapel in Vicksburg; visitation will be from 1:00pm until hour of service. Rev. Raymond Edwards will be officiating the service under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Byron Keith Lewis
October 1, 1967 – October 14, 2017

Byron Keith Lewis, 50, of Bovina, better known as “Cutworm” or “Cut” to his many friends, died suddenly Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Vicksburg.

Keith was born October 1, 1967, and spent the first half of his full life as a resident of Utica before moving to Bovina after marriage. He was a devout family man, and a great provider. An exemplary husband and a true father, always putting his wife and son’s needs before his own. He was a hard-working horseman who loved all animals. A truly skilled carpenter who could build anything, and whether working in the timber business, or building swimming pools, he was very good at what he did. Keith never met a stranger. His infectious personality and unique wit was second to none. He was a beloved and respected man by all with which he came in contact. He was anyone’s friend as soon as they met, and remained their friend for as long as they knew each other. Whether people remembered the white cowboy hat, the nicknames that he frequently gave to all, or how he had such a unique ability to make people laugh and feel good, they remembered something pleasant about Keith. He also loved children. All children, especially his, but not only his. Regardless of the setting, if there were children present, he always assured that they had his attention and affection, and that they felt comfortable and special at the time. Keith would work hard to make sure that any child had whatever they needed to make the moment, or the memory, the best it could be. Keith is survived by his wife of 25 years Jamie; his son Dustin; his brother, Charles “Chuck” Lewis, (Pollyanna) of Eagle Lake; 3 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many beloved cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Alice, both long time residents of Utica.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. at Utica Baptist Church with services at 2:00p.m. at the Church, with Rev. Rocky Henriques officiating. Burial will be in Utica Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Taylor, Michael Lewis, Duke Lewis, Tommy Griffith, Bill Farrior, and Scott Curtis.

Byron Keith Lewis made this world a better place for 50 years before he was called home to be with the Lord.

Robert John Croisdale, Sr.
October 25, 1945 – October 14, 2017

Mr. Robert John Croisdale, Sr. died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Promise Hospital.  He was 71.  Mr. Croisdale was a native of Niagara Falls, NY.  He lived in North Tonawanda, NY for a number of years and also Shelbyville, TN for 13 years before settling in Vicksburg.  


He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sandra Ann Croisdale; his parents Charles and Elizabeth Croisdale; three brothers Richard, Louie and Charles and his sister Genevieve Huckabone.


He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Talbert Croisdale of Vicksburg; three daughters Kimberly Milani, Cynthia Andolina (Sal), Cassandra Croisdale-Smith (Lane); a son Robert Croisdale, Jr.; two step-sons Seth Fox (Leti) and Caleb Fox, his God daughter Lisa Krul Guerrero; two brothers Clarence (Sonny) and Lawrence (Sandra) Croisdale; brother in-law Mike Talbert; Sister in -laws Genie Leblanc, Suzanne Talbert, Pat McCarthy, Mary McArthur, and Gingi Hickey; seven grandchildren Brendan, Mary Beth (Joseph), Michael, Sal, Anthony, Joseph and Breanna; six step grandchildren Colby, Chloe, Alexandria, Nicholas, Jason and Ethan and two step great-grandchildren Paisley and Charles; two sisters-in-law Audrey and Marion Croisdale and several nieces and nephews.


He was a member of the Rotary Club where he received the Harry Gillespie Rotarian of the Year Award for 2010-2011, United Way of Central Mississippi and served as Leadership Giving Chair in 2013, Alcorn State Advisory Council, Niagara Catholic Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus; Vice President of the Board of Education in North Tonawanda, NY, an avid pro-life sponsor, member of the Republican Part Committee, St. Michael’s Catholic Church serving as Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Bereavement Committee.  He was also very involved with WarrenVicksburg School District including the start of the Mentor program.


Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, at Glenwood Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s.


Pallbearers will be Michael Croisdale, Lane Smith, Joseph Borrello, Eric Roper, J. D. Turner, Charles Caldwell, Sal Andolina and Caleb Fox.

Olive Watson

Mrs. Olive Watson, 88 of Vicksburg, Mississippi died on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg.  Born January 24, 1929 in Winnfield, Louisiana, she was a beloved member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She is survived by sons, Lester  Watson (BB) of Vicksburg, MS and James Watson (Carla) of Vicksburg, MS, daughters, Elizabeth Mc Entire (John) of Shreveport, LA, , Virginia Warren (Calvin) of Florence, MS, , Patricia Hall (Robin) of Russelville, Ark,  and Linda Maraman of Cherokee Village, AR, brother, G.E. “Bub” (Marion) Jenkins, sister, Barbara Lee (Marvin); 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, any many friends, including Mrs. Joy Culbertson, her close friend of many years, of Eagle Lake. She is predeceased by: Husband – T.G. Watson, Son – Larry Watson, Grandchild – Wane Watson, Father-Wallace Jenkins, Mother -Christine Eagles Jenkins, and four brothers- Richard, Joe, Jimmy, and Johnny Jenkins.

Mrs. Watson was an excellent seamstress, making clothes and alterations for herself, her family, and others.  She loved knitting and crocheting hand-made crafts, and baking rolls and goodies to share with her friends and family.  She especially loved the members of her Sunday school class at Calvary Baptist Church, She was a faithful member of the Acacia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.  Special recognition goes to those who were her care-givers, especially the Staff of Promise Hospital of Vicksburg who took wonderful care of her.

 A Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home located at 1830 Cherry Street Vicksburg, Mississippi. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Springhill,LA.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until the hour of the Funeral Service on Tuesday. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to her church family, Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Hwy 27 Vicksburg, MS 39180, or her favorite charity, Shriner’s Children Hospital 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport La. 71103. 

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.frankfisherfuneralhome.com

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

 

Infant Callie Raye Nichols, died on Oct. 11, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was the daughter of Kayla Cox and Calvin Nichols Jr.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Bridget Moak passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, she was  58 years old.  Glenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Johnny Earl McCool died Friday, October 13, 2017. Born in Lexington, MS, he was the son of the late Robert Earl McCool and Martha Ann Graham McCool. He was the owner and operator of McCool Logging Company. Johnny was a race car driver and a race car fan. He loved the outdoors and had a love for fishing. Johnny was a devoted family man with a dedication to his grandchildren. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Judy Nance McCool; 2 daughters, Amanda McCool and Lindsey McCool and a son, Johnny “Bub” McCool. He leaves 5 grandchildren, Kennedy Monsour, Zane Monsour, Johnny “B2” McCool, Benjamin McCool and Taylor McCool. He is also survived by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be Monday, October 16, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm at Riles Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Childrens Hospital, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 29205.

Joyce W. Vance,  Died Friday, October 13, 2017, at Clinton Healthcare in Clinton, MS. She was 70. Born in Glen Allen, MS, she was the daughter of the late Lee J. Nichols and Lorene W. Johnston Nichols. Joyce was a retired employee of the Street Clinic. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her son, Ty Wilson (Jackie) and four grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Pat Shiers (Allen); one nephew and two nieces.

Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Riles Funeral Home with visitation from 10 am until the hour of the service. Interment service will be private.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 232 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Flowood, MS 39232.

 

Friday, October 13, 2017

William L. Gaskin died on Oct. 5, 2017. He was 57.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Adrian Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 1 to 6 p.m.

ROLLING FORK — Services for Mamie B. Stubbs-Blankenship will be Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the House of Peace Worship Church Int. in Rolling Fork. The Rev. William Dorsey will be officiating under the direction of Smith Funerals & Cremation of Rolling Fork. Mrs. Stubbs-Blankenship was a long time resident of Rolling Fork. She died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Baptist Medical Center. She was 75.

Ardella M. Wardley of Vicksburg died Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Merit Health River Region. She was 70.

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

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

 

Ray C. McLaurin, 75, passed away peacefully Monday, October 10, 2017 at home. Ray was born in Dekalb, Mississippi as the only child to the late Leona and Curtis McLaurin. He graduated from DeKalb High School and Mississippi State University. Ray had a long career with International Paper Company as Personnel Manager. He was an active member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church. Ray is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlene; daughter, Kristin Little (Brad); son, Clark (Mandy); four grandchildren, Henry and Anderson Little, Leah and Ella McLaurin.

Services will be 11 am Monday, October 16, 2017, at Crawford Street United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Tom Atkins, Pastor, officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 am until the hour of the service. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
ALS
1175 Industrial Blvd #4
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Or
Crawford Street United Methodist Church
900 Crawford Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180 
 Jimmie Lee Marsh perished today. Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church in Tallulah on Friday from 5pm – 7pm and the funeral will be on Saturday at 2pm
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

 

William L. Gaskin died on Oct. 5, 2017. He was 69.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Adrian Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

 

Eddie Brent died Oct. 7, 2017, in Vicksburg. He was 71.

Services will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemeteryunder the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be today, Oct. 11, 2017, at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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Ronald L. Buck died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 69. Services will be Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Thursday Oct. 12, 2017, at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with praying of the Rosary at 6 p.m.

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

 

Jules “Warren” Doiron, Jr., 81, of Vicksburg, passed away at home on October 6, 2017.
Born March 22, 1936, he was the eldest son of the late Jules Warren Doiron, Sr. and May L. Doiron.


He is survived by his Wife of 58 years, Camille Carollo Doiron of LelandMS and his brother, Greg Doiron (Shirley) of Mandeville, LA. Son, Mark Doiron of Madison, and Daughters, Whitney Doiron (Michelle) of NC and Sheri Doiron McBride (Jimmy) of Vicksburg. Grandchildren: Chad and Shelby Doiron, Ryan Raines (Priscilla), Sarah Raines, Candice Hicks (Matt), Thomas McBride (Candace), Shelby Walker (Chris) ofGreenwood, Jay McBride (Amber) of Lexington, Billy and Abby Vadeboncoeur (NC). Great-Grandchildren: Hunter, Carly, Abbey, Brendon, Madison, Heidi, Jaylen, and his precious pet, Grits. Warren was affectionately known as the “Great One” among nieces and nephews and friends.
Preceding him in death, his beautiful daughter, Barbara “Bobbi” Raines and his brother, Phillip Doiron, Sr. of Vicksburg.


Warren was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School, a member of “The Brothers Boys” for the Flashes Football Team and Eagle Scout in Troop 7. He attended Mississippi State University and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. 
Warren was an Operations Manager for Chaney Oil Company, an Allstate Exclusive Insurance Agent and Real Estate Agent for Upchurch Realty before retiring to “CamWar”, Warren and Camille’s dream home. Due to health concerns, they moved back to Vicksburg to be close to family. Throughout his life, Warren was dedicated to his community. As a Jaycee, he was active with the Miss Mississippi Pageant and business manager for the first runner-up in the Miss America Pageant. Warren starred in several major plays and musicals with the Vicksburg Theater Guild. Warren believed in scouting. He established Boy Scout Troop 102 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Warren was a member of the Lions Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 898 for over sixty years where he was appointed District Marshall. As an outdoor enthusiast, Warren founded the Red Carpet Bass Master’s club and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife and kids. During many Christmas seasons, Warren played “Santa” bringing joy to kids. With the guidance of Bishop Richard Gerow of the Jackson Catholic Diocese, Warren, his father and others helped with the establishment of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. As a member, he was active in choir, known for singing “Ava Maria” and served as a Eucharist Minister where he ministered to the prison community. As important as community was, Warren and Camille put their family first. They spent countless hours supporting their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in academic, athletic and spiritual activities. Warren’s humor will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. Camille’s family jokingly adopted him as the only “Cajun” allowed to join their Delta Sicilian family which comprised of 14 brothers and sisters. He fondly told them “I improved the family.” Classmates of Camille voted Warren as honorary member of Leland High School, “Class of 1958”.

From his kids, thank you, Daddy, for your unconditional love.


Services will be held at St. Michael’s Church (Vicksburg) Wednesday, October 11, Visitation at 10am and Mass at 11am.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic Schools, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, or PAWS Rescue, all in Vicksburg.


Online condolences and guest registry are available at www.charlesrilesfuneralhome.com . 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017

 

 

Leila Werlein Stone died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 100 years old.  Mrs. Stone was born Feb. 1, 1917, in Washington, D.C. to the late Quincy Ewing Werlein and Margaret Reid Werlein. She was a graduate of Carr Central High School and Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, La. Mrs. Stone was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and was very active in many civic organizations, including being the first woman board member of the YMCA.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Stone, in 1980; a grandson, Houston Werlein Tohill; and a sister, Margaret Shelby McLean. Mrs. Stone is survived by her children: Sheila Stone of Vicksburg, Margaret Stone Tohill (Jim) of Jackson and Oliver P. Stone (Amy) of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, one niece; and one nephew.

Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott Reiber officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Riles Funeral Home and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be James Harrison, Ray Clary, Quincy McLean, Reid Stone, Stephen Neth, and Shepard Tohill. Honorary pallbearers will be the session of Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

Memorials may be made to Reformed Theological Seminary, 5422 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS  39209, French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS  39745, or to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

 

 

HOOVERAla. — Samuel H. Prudhomme was born Oct. 21, 1972 in Vicksburg to Gerald and Louise Prudhomme. He graduated from Warren Central High School and later from The University of Mississippi.  He worked as Vice President of Regions Bank in Birmingham, Ala. Sam bravely fought a two-year battle with cancer and was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his passing. He was a member of Bluff Park United Methodist Church. Sam was a devoted father, husband, son and brother. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Prudhomme. He is survived by his wife, Donna Prudhomme, his children, Griffin, Maddie and Alex Prudhomme, as well as his brothers Jim and David Prudhomme, and his mother Louise Prudhomme.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.10, 2017, at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, Hwy 150 in Hoover, Ala. Funeral will follow in the chapel, the Rev. Mike Holly officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

MABEN — Helen Fulgham Johnson, 76, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 10:33 p.m. in Cleveland.

There will be a visitation Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, and a second visitation Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Double Springs Baptist Church in Maben.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at Double Springs Baptist Church with burial following in the Clear Springs Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Maben. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Brother Brad Beckwith and Brother Milton Burd, both of First Baptist Church, Cleveland, will be officiating.

Helen spent most of her life as a bookkeeper in the Starkville and Vicksburg areas. She worked as a news clerk in both Vicksburg and Cleveland. For many of her final years, she served the Cleveland community as a caregiver. She was a member of First Baptist Church, ClevelandShe is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Elmer Fulgham and Lillie Leona Mullen Fulgham; sisters, Lavenia Moore and Opal Craft; brother-in-law, William Craft; sister-in-law, Roxie Fulgham; and four nephews. She leaves behind her children, Ronald (Karen) of New York and Cheryl (Brett) Oleis of Cleveland; her grandchildren, J.D. Butler of New York, Henry Butler of New York, Tommy Butler of New York, Amanda (Ryan) McBride of Hattiesburg and Michael Oleis of Nashville, Tenn.; her great-granddaughter, Isabella McBride of Hattiesburg; her sisters, Celess (Bobby) Butler of Starkville and Judy (Jesse) Whitehead of Corinth; brothers, Joe (Carole) Fulgham Jr. of Maben and William Fulgham of Maben; brother-in-law, William Moore of McLemoresville, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Butler, J.D. Butler, Henry Butler, Tommy Butler, Brett Oleis, Michael Oleis, and Tom Brabston.

To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit rayfuneralhome.net.

 

 

Gladys Blunt of Hampton, Va., transitioned from this world to a new home Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Blunt was born Oct. 24, 1923, in Cedars to the late Estella and Willie Grays. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church located in Newport News, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonah Blunt Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Doris Williams of Vicksburg, Estella (Eddie) Middleton of Hampton, Va., Alma Williams of Hampton, Va., Willie Mae (Russell) Pruitt of Birmingham, Ala., Martha (Billy) McMurray of Macomb, Mich., and Shirley (Vincent) Snead of Hampton, Va.; her sons, Jonah Blunt Jr. of Macon, Ga., and Benny (Janet) Blunt of Hampton, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Lassiter Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the funeral home from 1p.m. to 7 p.m. with family present from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

CLEVELAND — Patricia Marie Strong Andrews of Pearl passed away Sept. 29, 2017, at River Oaks Hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1960, in VicksburgAs a registered nurse, she always put others before herself, was selfless, and giving. The death of her youngest son, Chad, was unbearable and she never conquered that grief. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Ray Andrews; endearing son, Brandon Andrews; and cherished grandchildren, Gabby Andrews and Jonathon Andrews. Also, her sisters, Sheri Strong Castanon, Katherine Strong Nosrat, and Sondra Strong Trosclair; and her brothers, Steve Strong and Clayton Strong Jr. She is also survived by her mother, Marie Romano Strong, and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her son, Chad Ryan Andrews; father, Clayton Allison Strong Sr.; and brother, Thomas Alan Strong.

It was Patricia’s wish to be cremated and her ashes spread in the Gulf of Mexico, her chosen place to be in life and death.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

 

Funeral services for Willie Earl Jackson will be Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reginald Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar HillCemetery under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Mr. Jackson passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at his home following a sudden illness. He was 69. He had worked for the Batesville Casket Co., and was a member of Bright Morning Star M. B. Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jonas Jones; his mother, Rosie Lee Jackson; and his sons, Michael Earl Jackson and Kenneth Fultz.He is survived by his two sons, Melvin Jackson and Willie E. Jackson Jr., both of Vicksburg; his three daughters, Tangela Gibbs and Angela Turner both of Vicksburg and Regina Jackson of Boling Brook, Ill.; his two brothers, Melvin Jackson and Gregory Taylor, both of Vicksburg, seven grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others.

 

 

GULFPORT — Rodney Samuel Young, 58, of Gulfport, entered eternal life Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Rodney will be remembered as a hardworking and giving man who loved his family and enjoyed life. He was employed with city of Gulfport-Utility Partners.  Past employments were Future Pipe Industries and Kenny Young’s Engine Rebuilding.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing when not helping others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Samuel and Floy Murphy Young of Vicksburg.  Rodney is survived by his fiancée, Debbie Pique of Gulfport; daughter, LaDonna Gill (Terry) of Eupora; three grandchildren, Nataleigh, Jacob, and Kaleb; brothers, Randy Young of Vicksburg and Kenny Young (Jerry) of Gulfport. His loving family and friends will miss him dearly.

A visitation for family and friends will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport.

The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery Friday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m.

Memories may be shared with the family at riemannfamily.com.Past employments were Future Pipe Industries and Kenny Young’s Engine Rebuilding. 

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing when not helping others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Samuel and Floy Murphy Young of Vicksburg. Rodney is survived by his fiancée, Debbie Pique of Gulfport; daughter, LaDonna Gill (Terry) of Eupora; three grandchildren, Nataleigh, Jacob, and Kaleb; brothers, Randy Young of Vicksburg and Kenny Young (Jerry) of Gulfport. His loving family and friends will miss him dearly. A visitation for family and friends will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport.

The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery Friday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m.

Memories may be shared with the family at riemannfamily.com.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

 

Yvonne Mixon passed Oct. 1, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 59. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Greater Grove Street Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher officiating.Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home from 1 to 7 p.m. with family present from 6 to 7 p.m., and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Services for Rose Bingham will be noon Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Trinity Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. James Archer officiating. Burial will follow at Zollinger Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Ms. Bingham died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. She was 62. She lived her life serving others in the capacity of director of We Care Community Services Inc. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Jeremiah and Lucy Holden Bingham; brother, Jeremiah Bingham Jr.; and a sister, Catherine Dandredge. Survivors include her daughter, Crystal R. Bingham of Vicksburg; her brother, Henry Bingham (Cecelia) of Jackson; her sisters, Jackie Bingham Steward (James) of Vicksburg; and Alfreda Shelton of Indianapolis, Ind.; adopted siblings, Laura Holden-Lewis (Hardy) of Jackson, Curtis R. Holden (Pearl) of Muskegon, Mich.; and other relatives and friends.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

 

Mamie B. Stubbs-Blankenship, a longtime resident of Rolling Fork, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the Baptist Medical Center. She was 74. Smith Funerals & Cremation has charge of arrangements.

Rose Bingham died Oct. 2, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. She was 62. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017:

 

David  Eric  Robinson, 29 of Vicksburg, Mississippi died on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Merit Health River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.Born January 22, 1988, in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, he was the son of Mark  Robinson of North Hollywood, CA  and Debra Sharpe of Vicksburg. Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce  and R.G. Dube; step-father, Dean Sharpe. Surviving are his son, Christopher James Robinson of Vicksburg, MS;  brother, Mark “Drew” Andrew Robinson of Vicksburg, MS;  sister, Holly Hadad of Vicksburg, MS; aunt, Ann Griffin of Delta, LA; cousins, Lee Armistead and Kelsi Lee O’neal; grandparents, Lucille Holsomback and Jack (Gloria) Holsomback; and numerous nieces, nephews and three uncles. The Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 5  at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Talbert officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home,

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.frankfisherfuneralhome.com

 

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Thomas Edward Ghrigsby, Jr., passed away September 30, 2017 in Covington, Louisiana at the age of 53. Tommy was born in Delhi, Louisiana on August 29, 1964. He was the son of Thomas Ghrigsby, Sr, and Sylvia Rabalais. He was employed at Lazer Spot in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Tommy went to Bogalusa First Church and loved the Lord. He also enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and playing the drums. Tommy was loved by all and will be truly missed. 
Tommy was preceded in death by his mother, Sylvia Rabalais, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and niece, Charla Cherrington.
Survivors include his father, Thomas Ghrigsby, Sr., his children, Jennifer Greenhagen and husband, Andy, Sylvia Nicole Ghrigsby and Zachary Ghrigsby, his grandson, Brendan Ghrigsby, and his sisters, Charlotte Cherrington, Barbara Hodge and husband, Tony, Katherine Rundell, Beverly Fries, and Elizabeth (Janie) Ferguson and husband, David, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 2:00 P.M., at the chapel at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2:00 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Cemetery in Delhi, Louisiana.

Pallbearers will be Tony Hodge, Max Morrow, David Ghrigsby Jr., Kenneth Dustin Rundell, Jonathan Rundell, Joey Ghrigsby, and honorary pallbearer will be Clifton Jobe.


 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017:

 

Peggy Nunnery, 58, of Vicksburg was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept 18, 2017 at Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg. Born April 28, 1959, in Vicksburg, she was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend to many. She was predeceased by her parents, Jessie Marshall and Effie Vance; and a brother, Michael Wayne Vance. Surviving are brothers, David Neal Tracy of Yazoo City and Robert Earl Vance of Yazoo City; sisters, Betty Donovan of Vicksburg, Elizabeth Diane Vance of Aiken, SC, Mary Evelyn Lowery of Vicksburg, and Debra Lynn Warren of Yazoo City. Memorial Services will be at First Church of Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave. at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Online condolences may be made to the family at frankfisherfuneralhome.com.

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Yvonne Mixon died on Oct. 1, 2017, at her home. She was 59.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Gladys Blunt, former resident of Vicksburg, died Sept. 30, 2017, in Hampton, Va.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

Willie Earl Jackson of Vicksburg died at his home Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. He was 69.

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