Obituaries

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

Linda Albin Multer died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 75.

Mrs. Multer was born Dec. 17, 1941, in Lexington to the late Hughie Lee and Kate Helen Albin. She was a graduate of Goodman High School and Delta State University. She worked as an American Society of Clinical Pathology registered medical technologist, retiring from River Region Medical Center after 40 years in her profession. She was of the Methodist faith.

Mrs. Multer is survived by two daughters, Allyson Williams (Howard) of Vicksburg and Callie Burton of The Woodlands, Texas; six grandchildren, Hayes Barber, Sloan Burton, Brayden Williams, Christian Williams, and Avery Burton; a brother, James Edgar Albin (Patsy) of Goodman; two sisters, Mary Katherine Young (Richard) of Ridgeland and Cynthia Bailey (David) of Meridian.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Goodman United Methodist Church in Goodman with the Rev. Sylvia Blackwell officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Sloan Burton, Cole Johnson, Kyle Bain, Hayes Barber, Brayden Williams, and Christian Williams.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

 

 

 Kenneth Craig Washington Sr. died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was 44.

Kenneth was born Dec. 4, 1972, to Steve Washington Jr. and the late Staff Sgt. Jerlene “Muchee” Slaughter-Patterson.

Kenneth was a 1991 graduate of Vicksburg High School; he played varsity football with the VHS Gators. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill., and a Master of Business Administration from theUniversity of Phoenix. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Louisville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He leaved to cherish his loving memories his wife, Astacia Denise Beatty. They have three beautiful children, Kenneth Craig Washington Jr., Kendra Denise Washington and Ashton LaMar Washington.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister, Tamara Annette Washington-Hull; stepfather, Carl Patterson; paternal grandparents, Steve and Jessie Washington; and maternal grandparents, Terry and Modell Slaughter.

Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at New Vine Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. Burial will follow at New Vine Baptist Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Morgan Funeral Home, 140 Simmons StreetVersaillesKY40383.

 

 

Esther Johnston Ross passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.  She was 87 years old.

She was born in Louise on June 8, 1930, to the late Robert B. Johnston Sr. and the late Evelyn Tavenner Johnston.

She had four sisters, Marie Waller Clayton, deceased, Lorene Nichols Craft, deceased, Katie Johnston and Hannie Wade House. She had two brothers, Robert (Bobby) Johnston (Johnie) and Wm. E. (Billy) Johnston (Viola). She lived in Glen Allan in Washington County the early years of her life. She moved to Vicksburg in 1966. She was employed with Guerdon Industries for many years and retired from Cappaert Housing. Esther and her late husband, Roy, enjoyed their retirement years at Eagle Lake.

She is survived by her son, Sonny Edwards of Edwards; her daughter, Mae Hardy (Jim) of Madison; and her daughter, Brenda Giles of Madison.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Chris Dill of Clinton, Michael Edwards of Vicksburg, Toni Dearman of Madison, Robert Edwards of Brandon, Linda Hardy of Brandon, and Lee Hardy of Flora.  Her great-grandchildren are Peyton Edwards, Wyatt Dill, Meagan Edwards, Bentley Dearman, Liam Dearman, Rylee Hardy and Tynlee Hardy. 

The family wishes to express its appreciation to those who unselfishly gave her their love and time throughout a long illness. She loved her nieces, nephews, caregivers and extended family. May God bless you.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Ron Birch officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

 

 

Kendale Robinson, 23, of Cary died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Rolling Fork.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Mount Buria M.B. Church in Cary. Internment will follow at Cary Community Cemetery.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

 

John Earl Donerson died Nov. 28, 2017, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 60.

Funeral Services will be noon Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. John H. Williams officiating. Interment 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 7 p.m., with family present 6 to 7 p.m.

 

 

Percy Lee White died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his home. He was 87.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Highway 27, with the Rev. Joe Harris 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 7 p.m., with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

 

Dorethia Pearl “Duke” James (née Griffin), age 88, died peacefully at home Dec. 1, 2017, in Vicksburg.

“Duke” was born on April 16, 1929, in Vicksburg to the late Amos Sr. and Willie Mae Griffin.

She dedicated her life to the Lord at a young age and ultimately called Mount Carmel Baptist Church her home until her death.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Amos Sr. and Willie Mae Griffin; a sister, Helen Stewart; and five brothers, Phillip “Sonny” Griffin Sr., Amos “Doom” Griffin Jr., Fred Griffin, Charlie Griffin and Earl Griffin.

Dorethia is survived by her daughters, Patricia Ann (Wellington) Davis of Morganville, N.J., and Dorothy (Dennis) Holmes of Vicksburg; her son, Clarence (Sue) James Jr. of Willits, Calif; and her goddaughter, Velma (Troy) Lindsey, also of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Dr. Wellington Davis III, Deirdre (Scott) Myers, Tracy Holmes, Clarence James III, and Corey James; four great-grandchildren; the Griffin, James and Williams families, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Services will be noon Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. James T. Edwards Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

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

 

 

Eddie Lee Green of Rolling Fork died Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Sharkey Issaquena County Hospital. He was 79.

Funeral services are incomplete with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017

 

Bessie Mae Newlin Headley, August 1, 1924 – November 18, 2017 Bess Headley was born August 1, 1924 on Fairview Plantation, Claiborne County, Ms.

She was the third daughter born to Ruth and Sam Newlin. She was educated in the Port Gibson elementary and High School. After she graduated in Spring of 1942, she was hired by Port Gibson Bank. Bessie worked with interesting people: Judge R.D.Gage, R.D. (Bob) Gage Jr., Morris M. Crisler, Genie Crisler, Nick Gage and many others during the 8 years there.

In January 1950, Bessie married Dr. Frank S. Headley, optometrist who had served in the Air Force during world war 2 in the South Pacific region. They built a home on property that Frank’s grandfather S.P.Headley gave them. It was in this home they raised three children : Lenora, Peter, and Calista.

Her husband Frank preceded her in death in 1995. Lenora preceded her in death in 2015.

Survivors are: S. Peter Headley and wife Trish Headley of Kirkland, Washington; Calista Bernabe and husband Henri Bernabe of Saint Clement de Riviere, France; grandchildren Michelle Pryor and husband Stephen Pryor of Dallas, Texas, Matthew Headley of Oxford, Mississippi, Henry Bernabe of Paris, France, and Louis Bernabe of Seattle, Washington; great-grandchildren Jake, Eliza and Shep Pryor of Dallas, Texas. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews in the Spencer, Norton and Ellis families.

A graveside service for family will be held at Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 30, 2017. A celebration of the life of Bessie will be held at Isabella’s Bed and Breakfast at Port Gibson from 4 pm to 6 pm on December 30, 2017 for all those who would like to honor her and share their memories with the family.

 

 

Abe Fults of Delta City died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. He was 83.

Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Mildred Macon-Pope of Ridgeland, formerly of Rolling Fork, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 54.

Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Kendale Robinson of Cary died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Rolling Fork. He was 23.

Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017

 

Billy Bishop passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, he was 82. 
He was born in Aberdeen, MS on August 23, 1935 to the late Grady Clifton Bishop and the late Ruby James Bishop. He had two brothers the late Tommy Bishop and the late James Bishop, and two sisters Barbara Bishop Traylor of Hernando, MS and Ginny Bishop Amico of Buffalo, NY. He moved to Vicksburg as a young boy where he lived until his death. He served in the military in the Air Force. Billy was an automobile salesman for many years, and was later the General Manager of Rivertown Lincoln Mercury. Later in his career, he owned and operated Billy Bishop Motor Company until 2016 when he retired. 
He is survived by his wife Betty Reeves Bishop, his daughter Cindy Hilton of Brandon,MS , son-in-law Greg Hilton, grandson Billy Hilton of Bridge City, TX and wife Keri, granddaughter Mary Hilton Matherne of Brandon, MS and her husband Hunter, great granddaughter McKynlee Hilton. In addition to children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by marriage all of Vicksburg, MS Sandy Reeves, Tucker Reeves, Stephanie Reeves, Melissa Reeves, John Shelby Reeves, Amanda, Natalie, Garret, and Rudy. Last but not least his beloved dog Jack. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Honorary Pallbearers are Phares Griffin, Kelly Cummins, Don Morton, George Tweddle, Danny White, Bobby Todd, David Williams, Pete Roper, James Comans, Donald Wells, Ray Reggins, Philip Frierson. 

Memorials may be made to First Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Rd.VicksburgMS 39180 or to the National Stroke Association, 9707 Easter Lane, Suite B, 
Centennial, CO 80112 or visit www.stroke.org.

 

Valerie Lucius Lambert, 55, went home to Jesus Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Valerie was born Sept. 5, 1962, in Jackson to Ray and Recenah Weddle Lucius. Valerie graduated from Warren Central High School in Vicksburg and from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She received a master’s in education from Texas A&M – Commerce. In 2007, Valerie married the love of her life, Steve Lambert, and they lived happily in the Las Colinas area of Irving. Valerie’s passion for art, children and young people led her to teach art at Kaufman High School in Kaufman, Texas. Valerie has always had a spirit of giving to others. She is referred to by many as “the sweetest person I know.”

Valerie loved and encouraged thousands of young people through her teaching over the last 29 years. Valerie and Steve were active members of Gateway Church in Southlake. Valerie regularly performed a healing arts ministry through Gateway and served as a volunteer Prayer Counselor. She had a passion for helping children and made numerous mission trips to Africa.

In June of this year Valerie participated in a mission trip to Zambia helping grow an orphanage for “Christ in You International Ministry.”

She loved playing tennis often at Las Colinas Country Club. Valerie has been a wonderful ambassador of Jesus and has impacted countless lives with her joyful spirit.

Valerie is survived by her loving husband, Steve Lambert; her devoted parents, Ray and Recenah Lucius of Eupora; brother, Nelson Lucius and wife Victoria of Southlake, Texas; nephew, Chandler Lucius and wife Brittany Ulrey; niece, Olivia Lucius and fiancé Jeff Kern; mother-in-law, Joann Lambert of Georgetown, Texas; sister-in-law, Sheryl and husband Andy Haas of Georgetown; nephews, Drew and Jordan Haas; and numerous loving family members and friends.

A Memorial Service of Celebration will be 11a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal LaneDallas.

Expressions of joy in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Valerie Lambert Memorial Foundation for Children of Africa, attention: Jackie Houle, or https://tinyurl.com/ValerieLambertMemorialFund.

 

    

Dorethia Duke Griffin James died Dec. 1, 2017, in Vicksburg. She was 88.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

 

On December 1, 2017, Randall (Randy) Dwight Posey was called home to be with his Heavenly Father.
Randy was born on November 10, 1959 at Anderson Infirmary in Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS. He grew up in Natchez, MS and graduated from Natchez Adams High. After graduation, Randy attended University Southern Mississippi where he excelled on the tennis team winning numerous school trophies.
Randy served in many leadership/managerial positions with Standard Brands, Payless Cashway, Kurshmans Furniure, Target’s Warehouse, Auto Zone Distribution Center, Cooper Lighting, Vicksburg Metal Products and Duro-Last Roofing. While pursuing his career dreams, he attended adult night classes and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS.
Randy experienced many personal setbacks in his life causing him to be even more determined to succeed but his professional career ended in 2003 when he sustained a life changing work related injury. Struggling for fourteen years with a physical disability and battle with diabetes since college days, Randy always maintained a positive attitude. On November 1, 2015, Randy experienced another life changing event when he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. His new found faith in Christ gave him another purpose. His focus and motives changed to do what is right not for he sake of doing what is right, but to bring glory to God. Shortly thereafter, God answered his prayer in providing him with his fiancee’ Jocelyn (Jing) Castro Tolibat of Queezon City, Philippines. Over a period of two years both corresponded by internet sharing their faith in Christ and love for one another through daily Bible reading and prayer with the blessed hope of one day meeting face to face. For
now…..Randy is watching from above over his soul mate Jing, waiting for that glorious day of reunion.
Randy was preceded in death by his brother Danny Posey.
Survivors include his mother Katherine Neal Sing; step-father Forrest Sink; brother
Rick Posey (Sharon) of Russell, Kentucky; sister Debbie Beckham (Wayne) of Philadelphia, MS; daughter Meagan Brooks of Mineola, TX; sons Stefan Posey (Brittany) of Newport News, VA and Kyle Posey (Crystal) of Chesapeake, VA;
grandchildren Natalie Brooks, Valerie Brooks, Julian Posey, Jordyn Posey, Rory Posey, Madison Posey, Kyan Posey, Kade Posey and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Glenwood Chapel in Vicksburg, MS with Pastor Marvin Curtis of Warrenton Independent Baptist Church officiating. Special music provided by his niece, Miranda Beckham Peebles of Philadelphia, MS. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Decemeber 6, 2017 at
Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery, Kemper County, MS.
Pallbearers will be J. W. Neal, Jarone Neal, Scott Neal, John Neal, Jason Neal, Wayne Beckham, Joe Neal, Bradley Downey, Neal Downey and Michael Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Howard Katz, Dr. Brian Shockley, Dr. Dawinder Sohal, Ellis Heffington and Jerry Morris.
Memorials may be made to Warrenton Independent Baptist Church or Diabetes National Foundation.

On the morning of Dec. 1, 2017, Wilburn H. Wigley of Vicksburg returned to God the gift of life on this earth he was given 87 years ago. He is now with God, friends and family who have gone before him.

Mr. Wigley leaves behind a devoted wife of 66 years, Sara Wigley; two sons, Glen Wigley of Seattle, Wash. and Brandon Wigley (April) of Vicksburg; three daughters, Sherrel Tarleton (Mark) of Dallas, Texas, Kathy Miller (Mike) and Gloria Brown of Vicksburg, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a brother Roy Wigley (Linda) of Mendenhall and a sister Barbara Purvis (Dene) of Magee. Mr. Wigley is a veteran of the United States Army and was awarded the Silver Star during The Korean Conflict. He was also a longtime member of the W.H. Stevens Masonic Lodge and Acacia Eastern Star.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec.5 from 9-11 a.m. at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive with services immediately after. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

 

Lucy Imig Jones, a longtime resident of Vicksburg, was born on January 27, 1930 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and passed away on November 30, 2017 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She was the third ‘Lucy’ on her mother’s side of her family, named for a great-grandmother whose family owned a plantation named “Hollywood” in Marion County, Georgia.

At a young age, her family moved to Atlanta, and then to Gulfport, where she graduated from high school. At an early age she demonstrated her creativity and drive. She was a member of the cast of the live radio broadcast the Pink Rabbit Radio Show for five years. At the age of sixteen, she won a nationwide sewing competition known as Teentimer Design Contest over thousands of entries for her design “Cupid Catcher”.

On one fateful summer day after graduation, her cousin asked her and several classmates to be the dates of young men being rushed by the Kappa Alpha Order for an outing to Ship Island. Who could have guessed that this cruise would set in motion her eventual marriage to Edley H. Jones, Jr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Although she was not his date, he was bewitched and struggled to “do the right thing” and remain loyal to the date he was assigned for the cruise. The moment that obligation was satisfied, however, he began a courtship that lasted throughout their years at Ole Miss. This led to their marriage on December 17, 1950, in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

She and Edley lived in Vicksburg for the next sixty-five years, except for a brief time in Lake Charles, Louisiana, when her husband served as a Captain in the Air Force. It was during this time that the story of this family almost ended, as on one archetypal dark and stormy night, a bomber returning to the base lost an engine which exploded in flames a few feet from their mobile home, capsizing it and the occupants inside.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, voted a Favorite and a Beauty, and a member of the national honor society known as Society of CWENS. She was active in the Church of the Holy Trinity, including her leadership to publish the Restoration Recipes cookbook. For years she served the church as a perennial co-chairwoman of the annual Thanksgiving dinner fundraiser, and introduced her signature fail-safe method of cooking a turkey in a paper bag. She was active in community service, including the establishment of Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Junior Auxiliary and the Hester Flowers Garden Club. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

For ten years she taught first and fourth grades in the elementary schools of Vicksburg. As she and Edley began to travel, those experiences lit the spark for them to establish a travel agency known as American International. As a result, and perhaps in a celebration of the “first cruise” to Ship Island where they first met, they in their lifetime journeyed the world on eighty-three cruise ships, and otherwise travelled to all parts of the world multiple times. She delighted in advising and arranging the travels for many Vicksburg clients for years.

Lucy is preceded in death by her parents Richard Edwin Imig and Josephine Putman Simmons Imig, and her husband, Edley, who died on August 19, 2015. She is survived by three children, Anne Tupper Jones England (Charlie), Edley H. Jones III, (Brenda) and Howell Robinson Jones, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
If one phrase can capture the spirit of a person, then many who knew her will recall her spirited comment on life, “Happiness is!” She will be truly missed but the family has no doubt that she and Edley are dancing the night away in the grand ballroom of a never-ending cruise in Heaven.

The family would like to thank Dr. Scott Layne and the staff of The Arbors for their excellent treatment and commitment to her care in her final years.
Services will be held at The Church of the Holy Trinity in Vicksburg (Thursday), Dec. 7, with visitation beginning at 1:00 o’clock and the memorial service beginning at 1:30. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation be made to Church of the Holy Trinity.

 

 

Israel Sylvester Lee, Jr. (Dooley) was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Mayersville to Alice Wade Lee and Israel S. Lee.

He attended Mayersville Public schools until he joined the U.S. Air Force.

After his military career, he farmed and worked at the Crittenden Ice Cream Company in Greenville until 1959. Then in 1960, he opened South Delta Motors, a Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealership in Rolling Fork.
Mr. Lee passed away on Nov. 19, 2017. He is survived by his three sons, Robert Wade Lee, Richard Ernest Lee and Israel S. Lee, IV; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Elizabeth Abney of Houston, Texas.
Mr. Lee enjoyed hunting and was a charter member of the Flag Lake Hunting Club. Mr. Lee was married to Sally Mae O’Bannon from Greenville until she passed away in 2003.
Visitation will be Dec. 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. and the service will be at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Glenwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church at 25 McLaurin St. Rolling Fork, MS 39159, or Sharkey County Library at 116 China St. Rolling Fork, MS 39159.

 

 

Randy Posey passed away December 1, 2017, at the age of 58.

Visitation Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, followed by services at Glenwood Chapel at10:00 a.m.

 


David Walter Welch died Friday, December 1, 2017, at his residence. He was 73.
A native of Vermont, he had lived in Vicksburg since 1944, where he retired as a riverboat pilot for Smith Towing Co. He was a member of the Vicksburg Riding Club, an avid hunter and fisherman and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his daughters, Tammy (Bobby) Stewart and Becky Thomas both of Vicksburg; his son, Doug Welch of Vicksburg; a sister, Hilda (Nick) Huntoon of Wells River, Vermont; a brother, Ronald (Jean) Welch of Wells River, Vermont; 4 grandchildren, Amber (Raymond) Jones, Tyler Brumitt, Daniel Thomas and Jacob Stewart and his great-granddaughter, Avalynn Jones.

Graveside services will be held Monday, December 4, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the Cedar Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mike Fields officiating. Visitation will be Noon Monday until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Brumitt, Tyler Brumitt, Daniel K. Thomas, Jacob Stewart, Raymond Jones and Adrien Rodrigues.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Welch, Lum Purviance and Bobby Stewart.
Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Bill Purdom passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, at his home.

Bill is survived by his wife, Roxie Marcile “Marcy” Carraway Purdom; son, Aaron Purdom; daughter, Evelyn Purdom; grandson, Daxton Myers; and brothers, Richard Purdom and Robert Purdom. He and his wife, Marcy, were married for 39 strong years. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Purdom; and his mother, Edith Purdom. Bill was employed by Fordice Construction, Baker Security and Ergon Trucking.

The family would like to thank Baptist Hospice – Yazoo City for a wonderful job in caring for him.

Services will be Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Baptist Hospice – Yazoo City 732 East 15th Street Yazoo City, MS 39194 in William “Bill” Purdom’s name.

 

 

Percy White died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his home. He was 87.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

 

John Earl Donerson died Nov. 28, 2017, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 60.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

 

Delena Allen died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Portland, Ore. She was 49.

Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Adele Walker Memorial Chapel of Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Brian David Tinney, 48, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House after a sudden illness.

He was born Sept. 8, 1969, to Thomas Gayle and Patricia Ann Bell Tinney.

In 1989, he graduated from South Brunswick in Southport, N.C.

He graduated from Catawba College in N.C. with an agricultural degree in botany and turf management. Brian worked as the superintendent of turf management at numerous golf courses and was a member of the Gold Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). He spent most of his time golfing, enjoyed tinkering with motorcycles and fishing. He loved animals and always had multiple dogs.

Survivors include his parents, Tom and Pat Tinney of Vicksburg; daughter, Sierra Breckenridge (fiancé, Drake Jefferson) of Richmond, Texas; granddaughter, Dallas Jefferson; brother, John Tinney (Tessie) of Hernando; sister, Heather Reeves (Wes) of Huntsville, Ala.; aunts and uncle, Bob and JoAnn Bell of Riverside, Calif.; and Bonny Tinney of Sewickley, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo MS 38803.

Tommy Dodd ‘’Doll’’ Hull died Nov. 19, 2017, in Vicksburg. He was 50.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at C.J. Williams Mortuary Services.

Camille Carollo Doiron, 77, formerly of Leland, passed away at her Vicksburg home surrounded by her family and friends on Nov. 28. Camille was preceded in death by her husband, Jules Warren Doiron Jr.; her beautiful daughter, Barbara Doiron Raines; parents, Charles and Gertrude Carollo; brothers, Otis Carollo, Billy Carollo, Johnny Carollo, Sammy Carollo, James Carollo and Paul Carollo.

She is survived by her son, Mark Doiron of Madison; daughters, Whitney Doiron (Michelle) of N.C. 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) of Greenwood, Jay McBride (Amber) of Lexington, Billy and Abby Vadeboncoeur of N.C.; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Carly, Abbey, Brendon, Madison, Heidi, Jaylen, Beau; and her precious pet, Grits. Camille is also survived by many nephews and nieces.

Camille was from a large Delta Sicilian family. She was number eight of 14 brothers and sisters.

She met her husband, Warren, on a blind date and both wanted to be married on May 9, 1959. They were happily married for 58 years.

Camille was a stay-at-home mom for her four children before deciding to complete her goal of becoming a nurse by going back to school when her children were in elementary and junior high school. She initially earned her license practical nurse (LPN) degree at Sisters of Mercy Hospital and later graduated from Hinds Community College in their registered nurse (RN) program.

Camille was passionate about nursing, believing that the care a nurse provides can leave a lasting impact on a person’s life. Over the course of her 30-year career, Camille was a RN, case manager and a home health nurse providing care to those who were sick at Mercy Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Parkview Medical Center, Parkview Home Health and Camellia Home Health before her early retirement due to her declining health.

For more than 50 years, one of Camille’s favorite pastimes was playing cards weekly with her lifelong friends, who were such a large part of her heart and life even seeing her through the end.

Being from a very large family, Camille enjoyed all the family gatherings involving hundreds of relatives. She loved sharing funny stories as well as playing tricks with the younger family members. Humorously, she wanted them to know what a family is all about.

When her children and grandchildren were active in school sports, she could be heard from the bleachers always cheering encouragement to their dismay.

She had a special talent of making each family member feel most important by connecting with them individually.

Camille was a founding member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She was also a part of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Momma, we know you are not suffering anymore, and for that we are grateful to God. The strength and love you exemplified throughout your life taught us to always persevere. FAMILY STRONG!

Special thanks to Charlotte Miller, RN, with Camellia Home Health and Hospice and Sisters of Mercy for their support in nursing.

Services will be held at St. Michael’s Church in Vicksburg Saturday, Dec. 2.

Visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 am.

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

Online condolences and guest registry are available atwww.charlesrilesfuneralhome.com.

Donald Merideth Finney passed away peacefully Saturday night at his home after a life well lived and a brief illness.

He was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Helen Finney; his sister, Joan Waters and husband Sam; and Don’s lifelong friend, William “Bill” Woodard. Born Nov. 9, 1934, Mr. Finney grew up in Louisville, Ky. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, graduating in 1956. Mr. Finney briefly participated in a unique training program for the Tank Corps during the Korean War. However, Mr. Finney’s purpose in life was to spread light. He was recruited by Westinghouse and joined the company. Don was able to distribute Westinghouse’s light, and his own, all over the globe. He lived in Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati and Richmond, where he was a member of the Jaycees.

During his travels, he collected and delivered friendship and light. After Westinghouse sent Mr. Finney to Vicksburg in 1970, he was home. He remained in Vicksburg with the company through its many iterations, traveling nationally and internationally.

Don spread light at many venues including Montana, Shanghai, the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium. He worked his craft until his retirement in 1998. Don was a proud Kentucky man with a love of the Derby. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, an avid golfer, tennis player, bowler, fisherman, and connoisseur of music and food.

By offering to feed all visitors to his home, Don often shared his generous nature, knowing the power that comes with a meal shared in kindness. Don’s capacity to spread light and friendship was rewarded when he met Madge Denton of Cleveland. Introduced by mutual friends, it was love at first sight. They married on October 25, 1975, and began a life together, which they shared for forty-three years.

Don and Madge raised three children, Catherine Law Finney, Merideth Finney Garrigan and Donald Merideth “Merit” Finney Jr. Don and Madge built a home that always welcomed visitors with open arms. It has been a home filled with laughter and the freedom to be yourself. Don found joy in sharing his home with friends; old or new, he considered them family. This includes his church family at First Presbyterian Church, where Don has been loved and respected.

After having spent Thanksgiving surrounded by his family, Mr. Finney joined his parents; his sister; and his best friend to share the light and love beyond.

He is survived by his wife; his children; his five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; as well as the countless lives his kind humor and generous heart touched throughout his life.

The service to mark Mr. Finney’s passing will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church.

Visitation will immediately precede the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Merit Finney, Jeremy Finney, Sam Waters, Tom Waters and Tucker Garrigan.

Memorials can be made in lieu of flowers to First Presbyterian Church, Paws Rescue, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Heart Association.

Charlie Bradley, 89, of Edwards died Saturday Nov. 25, 2017, at Merit Health Central in Jackson.

Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Ratliff Chapel in Edwards.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Willis and Sons Funeral in Jackson.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

 

Mrs. Jackie Paulette Hewitt died on Monday, November 27, 2017, at the age of 64, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, born on July 16, 1953. She was a dispatcher at Ergon Marine.

She was preceded in death by her father Paul Joseph Moore; her mother Vernie Moore and her brothers Vernon Nettles, Mack Moore and Alvin Brooks.

She is survived by her mother Bobbie Jo Keeton of Tylertown, MS; her significant other Alex Mangum of Vicksburg; daughters Kimberly Henry and Danielle Mangum of Vicksburg; son Joseph Lee Geter of Vicksburg; brothers Bill Moore (Liz) of Thompson, OH, Andy Brooks (Barbie) of Laurel, MS, Jeff Moore (Anna) of Pacifica, CA, Steve Moore (Karen) of Vicksburg and Marlvin Mullins of Tylertown, MS; sisters Sue Evans (Wayne) of Vicksburg and Becky Bossier (Gene) of Tylertown, MS; grandchildren Ryan Price, Taylor Price and Hunter Price all of Brick, NJ.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Daisy Firth Purvis Tanner, 85 of Vicksburg, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 following a lengthy illness. Daisy was born March 20, 1932 in Belzoni, Mississippi to John Dansby Purvis and Daisy Firth Purvis. She married the love of her life, Aubrey Lee “Buck” Tanner on September 2, 1950 and they recently celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Daisy is preceded in death by her parents, John and Daisy Purvis; her sister, Eva Fleming and brother, John “Jack” Purvis, Jr., two great-grandchildren, John Patrick Southerland and Lauren Olivia Southerland.

Daisy is survived by her husband, Buck; one daughter, Marcie Southerland and one son, Douglas (Kathy) Tanner; grandchildren, Lee Ann (Chad) Stuart, Douglas Matthew (Trisha) Southerland, Branan Patrick (Brooke) Southerland, Bridget (Chris) Satcher, Shane Hoffman, Heath (Deanna) Purvis; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; her nieces, JoAnn Jones and Margie Fleming, her nephews, Tim McKibben, John Purvis and Jimmy Purvis; her sister-in-laws, Carole Wood and Jean Crocker.

Daisy lived in Belzoni and graduated from Belzoni High School. She and Buck lived in Belzoni for many years and then in 1969, they moved to Vicksburg where they both worked for Zales Jewelers in Battlefield Mall. They both owned and operated A.L. Tanner Jewelers in Pemberton Mall from 1982 until December, 2016.

Daisy adored her family and spent her life, giving to each and every one of them in every way. She loved her church, Hawkins Street United Methodist Church and her church family. She loved working in the jewelry store and loved her customers who were like members of her family. Daisy was known by so many both young and old alike as “Nanny”.

The visitation is from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Glenwood Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life Service for Daisy will be held at Hawkins United Methodist Church in Vicksburg the following day at 12:00 noon with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM until the hour of the service. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Reverend Sally Bevill will be officiating. Pallbearers are Chad Stuart, Heath Purvis, Jacob Hoffman, Chris Satcher, Randy Holder and Jim Cole. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hawkins Street United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry RoadVicksburgMS or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Helen Scott Emrick, 94, of Winfield, Kan., passed from this earthly life Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at William Newton Hospital in Winfield, Kan., surrounded by her beloved family. A Requiem Mass celebrating Helen’s life will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Grace Episcopal Church in Winfield, Kan.

Memorials in Helen’s name can be made to the Grace Community Annex Restoration Project in care of Grace Episcopal Church in Winfield, Kan.

Burial will take place in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Clinton at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina at 11:30 a.m. with visitation following the service.

Charlie Bradley, 82, of Edwards died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Merit Health Central in Jackson.

Willis and Sons of Jackson as charge of arrangements.

Muriel Sievewright Green Grantland, 85, of Troy, Ala., and formerly of Vicksburg, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Troy.

Known to many as “G.G.,” Ms. Grantland was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of John and Annie S. Green. She was a graduate of Audubon (N.J.) High School and lived in Glassboro, N.J., working as an administrative assistant at Campbell Soup Co., before moving to Gautier in 1968. She retired from a career in office management at Ingalls Shipbuilding and had been active in numerous organizations in Pascagoula and Gautier. She moved to Vicksburg in 2005, where she became a member of Gibson Methodist Church and Hawkins Methodist Church and was an active volunteer with Merit Health River Region Health System.

She moved to Troy in early 2017 and attended St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jessie Green Snyder; two brothers-in-law, Bud Snyder and Mickey Minyon; and her former husband, George L. Grantland Jr.

Survivors include three daughters, Dr. Geri (Mike) Weiland of Vicksburg, Linda Harris of Buckeye, Ariz., and Stacy Graning of Troy, Ala.; five grandsons, Dr. David (Courtney) Weiland of Durham, N.C.; Seaman James Grantland Harris of Aurora, Colo., Sgt. Jonathan R. Harris of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thomas Graning of Oxford, and Wright Graning of Troy, Ala.; one great-grandson, Charlie Weiland of Durham; a sister, Alice Green Minyon of Oaklyn, N.J.; a brother, John (Phyllis) Green of Collingswood, N.J.; and six nieces and one nephew.

A memorial service will be Jan. 5, 2018, at Gibson Methodist Church in Vicksburg. Details will be shared later.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, in care of Friends of Children’s Hospital, 3900 Lakeland Drive, Suite 205FlowoodMS,39232.

Ceola “Gracie Mae” Tolliver transitioned from this life on Nov. 23, 2017, at Merit Health River Region.

Survivors include her granddaughters, Tracy Hoggart of Conyer, Ga., Pamela Martin of Vicksburg, Melva Miller, Marea Miller, Mary Miller and Melanie Miller of North Chicago; and a grandson Anthony Granberry of Elpaso, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at C J Williams Mortuary Services, 4310 Halls Ferry RoadVicksburg MS.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive at 11 a.m. with repose in the church at 10 a.m. Pastor Casey Fisher will be officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. You may post your condolences at CJWilliamsmortuaryservices.com.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

 

Bettye Ballard of Vicksburg died Saturday, Nov. 25 at Merit Health Central Mississippi Medical Center. She was 67.

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

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017

 

Phillip Henry Rankin was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Fayette to the union of Robert and Annie Rankin. Phillip was a graduate of Lovell High School in Fayette. After graduating at the age of 19, Phillip enlisted in the United States Army. After completing his tour of duty, he moved to Los Angeles where he was employed with American Car Company as a mechanic.  Phillip accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at an early age and was baptized at the Taylor Chapel M.B. Church in Fayette. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he united with the St. Mark M.B. Church. After relocating to Vicksburg in 1994, Phillip united with the Gospel Temple M.B. Church where he remained a devoted, faithful and dutiful member to the church, Sunday school and Board of Trustees until his death.

On Feb. 19, 1957, Phillip was joined in Holy matrimony to Flora Rankin, who preceded him in death. This union was blessed with two children. In 2004, Phillip married his devoted wife, Bernell Ball-Rankin.

Phillip passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Merit Health River Region Hospital. He was 88 years old.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Phil Rankin and Hannah “Mommie” Williams-Rankin.

Phillip leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife, Bernell Ball-Rankin of Vicksburg; his two children, Grenell Rankin of San Pedro, Calif., and Marlette Rankin, of Los Angeles; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia Rankin-Wilson of West Memphis, Ark., and Clara Thomas of Chicago; and other relatives and friends; including Albert Williams and the Wilson family.

Ceola “Gracie Mae” Tolliver transitioned from this life on Nov. 23, 2017, at Merit Health River Region.

Survivors include her granddaughters, Tracy Hoggart of Conyer, Ga., Pamela Martin of Vicksburg, Melva Miller, Marea Miller, Mary Miller and Melanie Miller of North Chicago; and a grandson Anthony Granberry of Elpaso, Texas.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at C J Williams Mortuary Services, 4310 Halls Ferry RoadVicksburg MS.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive at 11 a.m. with repose in the church at 10 a.m. Pastor Casey Fisher will be officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. You may post your condolences atwww.cjwilliamsmortuaryservices.com.

Jack Winston Tillotson Jr., 65, of Pearl died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Jackie was born at the Naval Hospital in Millington, Tenn., on Sept. 21, 1952, to Barbara and Jack Tillotson Sr. He grew up in Vicksburg and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1970.  Jackie married Kim Tucker in 1979 and they had two sons, Adam Nathaniel and Jonathan Kyle. Jackie was a welder at R. G. LeTourneau for 10 years and then worked many years as a security guard at Grand Gulf Nuclear power plant near Port Gibson. He was a longtime member of Flowood Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was active in Sunday school and the adult choir. Jackie loved sports and enjoyed playing golf as a young man.

Jackie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Kaleigh Kibby Tillotson and their two sons, Kaiden and Easton of Brandon; his mother, Barbara Tillotson of Vicksburg; and his five siblings and their spouses, Barbara and Keith Bennett of Anchorage, Ark., Kevin and Karen Tillotson of Tupelo, and Rick and Julie Tillotson, Jamie and Jennifer Tillotson, and Chris and Celeste Tillotson of Vicksburg. In addition to many other members of his large extended family, he is survived by his mother and father-in-law, Truman and Shelby Jean Tucker of Decatur and their family.

Jackie was predeceased by his wife, Kim Tucker Tillotson; his son, Adam; his father, Jack Tillotson Sr.; and his nephew, Stephen Tillotson.

Funeral services for Mr. Tillotson were held at Flowood Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Interment followed at the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery near Pelahatchie.

Memorial donations may be made in Jackie’s name to Flowood Baptist Church.

Please visit www.baldwinleepearl.com to sign the online guest register.

 

Israel Sylvester Lee, Jr. (Dooley) was born January 16, 1922 in Mayersville, MS to Alice Wade Lee and Israel S. Lee. He attended Mayersville Public schools until he joined the U.S. Air Force. After his military career, he farmed and worked at the Crittenden Ice Cream company in Greenville. MS until 1959. Then in 1960, he opened South Delta Motors, a Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealership in Rolling Fork, Ms.

Mr. Lee passed away on November 19, 2017. He is survived by his three sons, Robert Wade Lee, Richard Ernest Lee, and Israel S. Lee, IV; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Elizabeth Abney of Houston,TX.
Mr. Lee enjoyed hunting and was a charter member of the Flag Lake Hunting Club. Mr. Lee was married to Sally Mae O’Bannon from Greenville,MS until she passed away in 2003.

Visitation will be December 7, 2017 at 10:00a.m. and the service will be at 11:00a.m. at the Cross of the Cross Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork, MS. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Glenwood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Tinny Whitley Mosley was born June 26, 1934 in Durant, Mississippi. She crossed over to her heavenly home while surrounded by loved ones on November 24, 2017 at the age of 83 years young. She helped raise many children at Tinny Tots Nursery. She was a long time employee of almost 40 years for Paul Meeks at the now Great Day Inc. She was a well loved member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Tinny Mosley was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, John W. Mosley; her parents, Albert Whitley and Annie Simmons Whitley; sister, Linny Whitley Allen; and daughters in law, Peggy Mosley and Billie Jean Mosley.

She is survived by her siblings, Lottie Ann Coody, AJ Whitley and wife, Wanda, Betty Price, Cecil Whitley, Gainelle Brewer and husband, Jessie, Ruby Freeman and husband, Gary, Norma Jean Stanley and husband, Ted. She is also survived by one daughter, Hazel Mosley Stampley and husband, Ronnie of Tallulah, one son, Robert Mosley of Port Gibson, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of her life will be held Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Tallulah First Baptist Church with Pastor Jason McGuffie officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm until time of service at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at Silver Cross Cemetery. Services will be held under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Scott Whitley, Steve Whitley, Chris Coody, Christopher Keaton, Jesse Brewer Jr., and Michael Avery.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church.

 

 

Johnnie Hall Mauck, 83, Vicksburg, went to be with the Lord Nov. 24, 2017.

She was born in Anding and lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She was a beloved mother and devoted wife who was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Johnnie Mauck, was a math teacher at Warren Junior High, she received her B.S. Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and her masters and specialist from Mississippi College. She began teaching in Warren County Schools in 1955 at Culkin and transferred to Warren Junior when it opened. Her hobbies included sewing, crochet and other types of needlework, country and western music; she also enjoyed her grandchildren and fishing. She was co-owner of John’s Grocery on Highway 80 East.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Josephine Hall and brother J.A. (Pete) Hall. She is survived by her husband John Mauck of Vicksburg, one son Randall Mauck of Vicksburg, one daughter Carolyn (Clyde) Mauck Kilgore of Edwards. Grandchildren John Jordan, Ray (Lindsey) Jordan, Michael (Hope) Jordan and Katie White. Numerous great-grandchildren and also numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thank you goes out to St. Joseph Hospice, and a very special thanks goes out to the caring souls of Maria and Catherine who care for her in her time of need. The family would also like to thank everyone who has shown their love with wonderful and delicious food that they shared with us in our time of need.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundations 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001, or to the St. Jude Children’s research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Service will be at noon Nov. 27, 2017, at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Sibley officiating the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens; visitation will be Nov. 27, 2017, from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Pallbearers will be Randall Mauck, Clyde Kilgore, John Jordan, Ray Jordan, Michael Jordan and Earl Fuson.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

 

Tommy Doll Hull died Nov. 19, 2017, in Vicksburg. He was 50.

Arrangements are entrusted to C J Williams Mortuary Services.

Ceola Tolliver died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Merit Heatkh River Region. She was 84.

C.J. Williams Mortuary Service is in charge of the arrangements.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

 

Carl Stephon Blue passed away Nov. 1, 2017. He was 56. Carl was a native of Vicksburg and a longtime resident of Soddy Daisy, Tn. and a member of Rhea Central Church of God, Dayton, Tn. He attended and played football for Warren Central High School and Jackson State College. He was inducted into Warren Central High School Hall of Fame in 2016.

Carl worked in Men’s Ministry and was in the church choir. He retired from Kenco after 21 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Archie Blueand Sadie Mae Porter Blue; grandmother and grandfather, Archie & Abbie Blue; father-in-law, Thomas W. Smith and stepfather-in-law, Howard Hyatte. He is survived by his wife, Tara Colette Smith Blue, Soddy Daisy, Tn.; 3 children, Carla Blue, Picayune, Miss., Kara (Bryan) Fitzgerald, Soddy Daisy, Tn., Carl Blue Jr., Soddy Daisy, Tn.; mother-in-law, Sallie Hyatte, Soddy Daisy, Tn.; 3 brothers, Charles Anthony ( Renee) Blue, Chicago, Il., Charles Archie Blue, Chattanooga, Tn., Kenneth Lydell (Monta) Blue, Sr., Chattanooga, Tn.; 1 sister, Debra (Don) Smith, Vicksburg, Miss.; 4 grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held by his Vicksburg friends and relatives Saturday, November 25 at 3 pm at King Solomon Baptist Church on Oak Ridge Road.

A proclamation in his honor will be presented from Vicksburg’s mayor and aldermen.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

 

Leslie Roberts Case, 54, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 21 after a long illness. She was employed at V&B international while also serving as an alderperson for the city of Port Gibson for over 13 years. She was dedicated to her elected position and passionate about preserving and improving her beloved home town of Port Gibson.

A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at Isabella in Port Gibson, MS on Friday November 24 from 5-6:30 P.M. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Susan Roberts. She is survived by her son Matthew Landon Case and his fiancé Jessie Bennett, brother Sam “Trey” Roberts, sister Susan Roberts McCaa, along with nephew Alan McCaa, his wife Jana, and grandniece.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude or Batson Children’s Hospital in her memory.

 

 

Thomas Terrel Davis of Mayersville died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 30. Arrangements are incomplete with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

 

Leo Watson of Tallulah passed from this life on Monday, November 20, 2017. He was 81 years old. Funeral services will be at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be two hours before the service from 12 noon to 2:00 P.M. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah. Leo and his twin were born in Olla, Louisiana on August 29, 1936. He was a resident of Madison Parish since 1952. Leo was a graduate of Tallulah High School and Bish Mathis Institute for Business in Monroe. He was drafted into the U.S. Army. After his military service, he returned to Tallulah where he worked until retirement from LP&L and Entergy Corporation.

Leo was preceded in death by his son, Glenn Edwin; parents, Charlie and Meledia; brothers, Jeddie, Cliff, Theo, Morris, and brother-in-law, Earnest Turner. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leona Trim Watson; siblings and spouses, Virgil and Gail (Dupont) Watson, Shelby and Brenda (Gresham) Watson, Shirley Turner, Linda and Ronald Carter, Kathy and Ken Jordan, Virginia and Ron Hornbeck; sisters-in-law, Barbara Smith Watson, Sandra Naquin Watson, Maydell McManus Watson, Ola Belle Lipscomb Watson; aunt, Jane (Bush) Watson, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Leo was a well known and much loved member of the community where he served as a volunteer fireman. He loved his family, his music, and his little canine buddies. Leo was always willing to help anyone in need. His quick wit and sense of humor made him a favorite with people everywhere.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Danny Watson, Todd Watson, Neil Watson, Brian Carter, Terrill Watson, and Jason Carter.

The family would like to thank Nadine Byrd and Angela Davis for the loving care they provided so that Leo could remain at home in his last year of life.

 

Danny Allan Cogan died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at his residence in Vicksburg. He was 55.
A native of Indianola, MS, he lived a number of years in Lake Charles and Cary before moving to Vicksburg. Here in Vicksburg he served as a captain of the Northeast volunteer fire dept., was employed by Lynn Trucking Co. and Collins Trucking Co. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Cogan and his brother, Carl Melvin Cogan.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelia Fuselier of Lake Charles; his son, Robert Wayne Cogan of Lake Charles; his father and step-mother, H.E. “Bud” and Patsy Cogan of Vicksburg and his sister, Diane Dotson of Jena, LA.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork with Rev. Gene Jacks officiating.
Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Lucretia Ann Rushing died Monday, November 20, 2017 at her residence. She was 90. She and her husband owned and operated Rushing’s Country Store for 17 years. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; her parents, Tullos R. and Rose Darlington West; her sister, Rosemary Byrd and her brother, David T. West.She is survived by her son, Kirby (Paula) Rushing of Lorman; her sisters-in-law, Frances Bemiss of Lorman and Gay West of Newton, Kansas; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 24, 2017, at 11:00 AM in the Union Church Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Joe Deere officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 AM Friday at the church until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be James Rushing, Sam Rushing, Tom Provance, Carney Byrd, Eddie Cole and Andy West.

Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Stagg and Eddie Henry.

 

 

Dr. Grace Cadney Prowell died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. She was 61.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Reginald L. Flaggs died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Vicksburg. He was 37.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

James Lee Watts died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 76.

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Danny Allen Cogan, age 52, of Vicksburg, died Nov. 19th.

Glenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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.