From September 5, 2000

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 5, 2000


MENDENHALL Habilee Goad died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her home in Mendenhall.

She was 70.

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Born in Columbia, Tenn., Mrs. Goad had lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She had lived in Mendenhall for the past four years. She was a retired restaurant employee and a member of the Church of God in Mendenhall.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leland Goad and Norba Day; a son, John Kirby, a daughter, Peggy Day; her parents, William Calvin Day and Dottie Habilee King Davis; and a brother, J.C. Davis.

Survivors include two daughters, Anita Smith and Heather Lynn Day, both of Mendenhall; three sons, Walter Calvin Day of Richland, Thomas Anthony Day of Jackson and Norba Louis “Nobby” Day of Mendenhall; three sisters, Dot Oliver of Memphis and Shirley Hargrove and Judy Davis, both of Columbia; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall and today at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg with the Rev. Gene Jacks officiating. Glenwood Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Billy Day, Ollie Day, Calvin Day, Victor Brown, Ricky Brown and Raymond Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Ray Muirhead and Billy Heggins.


Services for Bert Earl Goodman will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Friday until the service at the church.

Mr. Goodman died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center.

He was 78.

He was a member and deacon of Calvary M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Mae Goodman; his parents, Johnson Goodman Sr. and Elisabeth Goodman; four brothers, Jessie Goodman, Robert Goodman, Eugene Goodman and Johnson Goodman Jr.; and two sisters.

Survivors include six sons, Bert Goodman Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich., Edward Goodman, Lottie Goodman, the Rev. Donald Goodman, the Rev. Malcolm Goodman and Larry Goodman, all of Vicksburg; four daughters, Louella Goodman Taylor of Vicksburg, Betty James of Carson, Calif., Lizzie Cason and Anneace Gwen Goodman, both of Grand Rapids; one brother, Roosevelt Goodman of Vicksburg; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Charlie C. Goodman and James Goodman of Vicksburg.


RICHMOND, Texas Benjamin Scott Jones died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Brooke Army Medical Center Burn Unit in San Antonio, Texas, from injuries received in an automobile accident July 28.

He was 22.

Mr. Jones was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and lived in Vicksburg for a number of years. He was a 1997 graduate of Lamar High School in Rosenberg, Texas, where he was on the track and football teams. He was of the Catholic faith.

Mr. Jones was a junior at the University of Houston, majoring in political science. He was an ROTC cadet with the Cougar Battalion and had completed basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., on July 16. He received several scholarships for academic and military excellence and was a member of B Company, 4th Platoon, 46th Infantry “Mad Dogs.”

Survivors include his parents, Michael Scott and Doris T. Jones of Richmond, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Amy J. and Samuel N. Kersey of Richmond; his paternal grandmother, Lorraine A. Hall of Vicksburg; and other relatives including Ronnie and Jean Johnston and John A. and LaDonna Thomason, all of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Earthman Funeral Home Southwest Chapel in Stafford, Texas. Burial will follow at Davis-Greenlawn Cemetery in Rosenberg.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Texas Burn Survivors Society, Camp Candy Lady, c/o Celia Jones, 15 Sanctuary, San Antonio, Texas, 78248.


JACKSON Services for William C. Sullivan will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Dr. Clayton Sullivan, director of theology at the University of Southern Mississippi, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Sullivan died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson.

He was 88.

Mr. Sullivan was born in Smith County and was a graduate of Holmes Junior College, Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi.

After serving in World War II, he served as principal of Culkin Academy High School from 1945 to 1967 and as administrative superintendent of Warren Central High School from 1968 until he retired in 1974.

While in Vicksburg, he was a member of Woodlawn Baptist, Calvary Baptist and First Baptist churches.

Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Steering Committee of the Little Dixie Athletic Conference and the Mississippi Athletic Association. He held membership in the Alumni Association of the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Education Association. He was also a founding member of the Culkin Parent Teachers Association and the Culkin Lions Club.

An award-winning orator and singer, he served frequently as the featured speaker at graduation ceremonies and class reunions.

Mr. Sullivan was preceded in death by his wife, Callie Louise Knight.

He is survived by a son, William Stanley Sullivan of Brandon; a daughter, Dr. Betty Louise Sullivan of San Francisco; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Louise Sullivan Van Norman of Oxford.

Pallbearers will be Erwin Baylot, Billy Joe Cross, Louis Kent Fultz, O.W. Mendrop, Morris Richards, Billy Sheffield, Bill Tate and Lum Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ernie Albritton, Sharp W. Banks, Mark C. Chaney, Lloyd Clark, Claude Duncan, Eugene Durman, Tony Franco, Johnny Franklin, Glynn Griffin, J.D. Hoben, Larry Little and Ted Long.