Obituaries

February 14 – Friday

 

Services for Mrs. Dorothy Louise Spruille Christian who died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, at Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Nelson Jr., officiating.

Mrs. Christian was born Jan. 18, 1942, to Louis Earl Montgomery Sr. and Ruth Burton Montgomery in Port Gibson.

Burial will follow at the Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Funeral Home, and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday, at the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandmother, Phoebe Ward Haley Burton; husbands, Edgar L. Spruille and Carl Lee Christain; two brothers, Louis Earl Montgomery Jr. and Sidney L. Montgomery Sr.

Mrs. Christian is survived by her two loving daughters, Angela Spruille and Twania Spruille; three sons, two of whom she adopted at an early age, ViDal Christian and DiVante Christian, and a dear son reared from birth as her own, Sylvester “Yank” Hewitt; two stepdaughters, Barbara Ann Johnson and Christine (Izza) Anderson; one stepson, Robert (Sandra Faye) Spruille; two sisters, Claudia Wilson and JoAnn (Fred) Reeves; four granddaughters, Jaida Spruille, Fastedra Moore, Joleecia Moore and LaQuida Ratliff; two grandsons, Jarious Dotson and Dominic Ratliff; one great-grandson, Kahriem Patterson; one goddaughter, Mildred (Jay) Everett; two special nieces, Francie Montgomery and Sharon Mackey; two special great-nieces, Essence Montgomery and Renacci Mackey; two nephews, Louis Perry and George Wilson; several special family members, Regina Harris, Carolyn Harris and Kenny Jones; a number of other relatives and friends.

 

 

Mrs. Beverly Davis Prentiss passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at her residence in Vicksburg. She was 64.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St., with Prophetess Pamela Hardge and Rev. Alfred Lassiter Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, 1701 Poplar St., from 1-7 p.m. with family present from 6-7 p.m. and at the Vicksburg City Auditorium on Tuesday from 10 a.m until the hour of the service.

Buradell Stringer Kittrell of Vicksburg, MS, died Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Vicksburg. She was 90.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg, followed by a graveside service at New Home Baptist Church in Bay Springs, MS, at 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Kittrell is survived by three children, Sheila Moudy and husband, Justin, of Vicksburg, MS; Hal Kittrell and wife, Sharon, of Columbia, MS; and Marty Kittrell and wife, Karen, of Vicksburg, MS; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Haskel Stringer of Bay Springs, MS, and a sister, Melva Jean Beatty of Magee, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carter Kittrell.

Mrs. Kittrell was a long-time resident of Grenada, MS, prior to moving to Vicksburg. She retired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. She was a faithful member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher. In Vicksburg, she was a member of First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gideons International.

 

 

February 13 – Thursday

Jess Allen Frost passed from this life to his heavenly home Friday, Jan. 24. He was 53.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Allen Frost.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road.

 

February 12 – Wednesday

Mr. Leonard White Jr. passed away Feb. 10, 2020, at Merit Health Central in Jackson. He was 80.

Funeral Services will be noon Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Greater Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Weathersby officiating.

Interment will follow at Mount Alban Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home from 1 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service.

 

David Alester Moore passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was 86 years old.

David was born July 14, 1933 in Coquille County, Oregon. His parents were Helen (Detwiler) Moore and Joseph Moore. Helen died when David was 4 years old Joseph subsequently married Molly (Mildred) Hertel and she was David’s loving step- mother until her death in 1997. David grew up in Coos and Douglas Counties in Oregon. He was an Oregon Pioneer, with his maternal     3rd great- grandfather and grandmother having immigrated to Oregon via the 1852 Oregon Trail. His great- grandfather was a Civil War Veteran. His ancestors were Pilgrims, and many fought in the Revolutionary war. He entered the U S Army in 1956, and was assigned to Germany in the late 1950’s. He met his wife there, a German native named Hannelore Schonauer, and they married in 1959. His tours of duty took him to Germany, Vietnam, and Korea. He retired at the rank of 1st Sergeant from the 501st AG Company, 1st Armored Division in 1978. He settled in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 2007 and developed a close circle of friends and acquaintances whom he enjoyed spending time with.

He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth and son Edward; Elizabeth’s children Leigh Anne, and Mira and Edward’s son Andrew.

A memorial service will follow at a later date at Dunes Memorial Chapel in Reedsport, Oregon. He will be laid to rest in Reedsport, Oregon Masonic Cemetery with his parents.

 

Funeral services for Delores Ann Hemphill will be Friday, Feb. 14, at Jackson Street M. B. Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Trollars Moore officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H Jefferson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m., with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority holding its ceremony at 6 p.m.

 

 

Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Arthur Lee Bell on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Living Word Baptist Church 1401 Farmer St.

Arthur died Feb. 9, 2020, at his residence in Vicksburg. He was 80.

Services are being provided by C J Williams Mortuary Services.

 

February 11 – Tuesday

Carroll Thomas Warnock passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Merit Health River-Region Medical Center. He was 78.

Carroll was born in Yazoo County, Mississippi on February 7, 1942 the son of Lonnie and Ethel Warnock.  He has lived in Vicksburg since 1959 and graduated form Culkin High School in 1962.  He retired as a printer for the U. S. Government. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harold Keith Warnock.

He is survived by his wife Ann Warnock; and his daughter Robin Renee’ Dixon (Spencer); his brothers James Lamar Warnock (Rita) and Carl David Warnock; his grandchild Chandler Dixon (Amber) and great-grandchildren Lincoln Slade and Laila Slade.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Glenwood Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.  

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.

 

 

George Shelton Russum passed away Friday 7, 2020, at the age of 87.

George was born on April 23, 1932, the son of James Percy and Virginia Shelton Russum.

After graduation from high school he served in the Air Force and then went on to work for Southwest Electric Power; retiring after 40 years of service. He loved his dogs, gardening and camping.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Percy Russum Jr., Gary McCaa Russum and William Norris Russum; and his sister, Kathleen Russum Donald.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Sydnette C. Russum; his daughter, Elaine Ramirez; granddaughter Elizabeth Ramirez and grandson Liam Olivares, all of Sugarland, Texas; his sister, Nell Gill of Edwards; and his wonderful caregiver, Dany Cruz.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of the service. Burial will follow at Wintergreen.

 

 

Rickey Edward Pugh was born on March 28, 1955, in Vicksburg. He passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, from a heart attack.

A memorial will be held at Living Water Christian Fellowship Church, 2075 Culkin Road, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.

 

 

Ms. Lillie B. Plummer passed away Feb. 3, 2020, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.  She was 76.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

February 9 – Sunday

Alice Lee Foster Alderman passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020. She was 80 years old. 

Alice was a member of Bovina Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Elijah Foster and Clara Foster and her siblings; Bill Foster, Haroldene Hudson, Clara Rose Cox, Mattye Alderman, and Elijah Hermann “Red” Foster. 

She is survived by her husband William Paul Alderman, her son, Paul Thomas Alderman, her daughters; Alice Marie Alderman McCormick, and Pamela Jane Alderman Anderson, her sister, Bettye Ann Foster Lazenby, her four grandchildren; Katie McCormick Bear, Wesley McCormick, Amanda Anderson McCann, and Chloe Anderson, and her three great-grandchildren; Brody McCormick, Peter McCann, and Manning Bear.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Glenwood Funeral Home at 10:00 am with a graveside service immediately following at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include; Alan Chapman, Stacy Thomas, Ronnie Neihaus, Jake Neihaus, Kevin Neihaus and Buck Foster.

Rev. Randy Burns presiding. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to “Baptist Children’s Village” at 114 Marketridge Dr. Ridgeland, MS 39157