From September 7, 2000

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 7, 2000


Cory William Bell died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center.

He was 25.

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Mr. Bell, formerly of Chicago, lived in Vicksburg.

He is survived by his wife, Philisha S. Jones Bell of Vicksburg; a son, Dmarco Jones of Vicksburg; a daughter, Kyla Bell of Vicksburg; his father, Calvin Brown of Chicago; mother and stepfather, Debra Ann and Eugene Gray of Chicago; a brother, Parrish Bell of Chicago; and a sister, Rashaad Gray of Chicago.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at A.R. Leak Funeral Home in Chicago.

Visitation will be at 6 tonight at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.


Memorial services for Louise Wilson Crowley were Monday in Providence, R.I., and this morning at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial followed at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Crowley died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in North Providence.

She was 94.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, she had lived in Johnston, R.I. She was manager of Hunter’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irwin Daniel Crowley; her parents, Sherman P. and Irene Shelton Wilson; and three sisters, Inez Cronia, Anne Freeman and Mary Meade.

Survivors include a son, retired U.S. Navy Capt. I. Daniel Crowley of Providence; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives including George Cronia of Vicksburg.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.


Services for Alfonso Mason will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waterloo Baptist Church in Lorman with the Rev. Leon Howard officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. Mason died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson.

He was 67.

Mr. Mason was retired from LeTourneau Co. and Bunge as a welder. He was a member of Waterloo Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Percy Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Angella Johnson Mason of Vicksburg; two sons, Sean Mason and Sylvester Cunningham, both of Vicksburg; one daughter, Cheryl White of Sunshine, La.; his mother, Atlanta Harris Mason of Lorman; six brothers, Jimmy Mason of St. Joseph, Nathaniel Mason of Fayette, Calvin Mason of Bloomington, Minn., Joseph E. Mason of Jackson and Arthur Mason and Robert E. Mason, both of Chicago; six sisters, Lula M. Taylor of Ferriday, La., Derotha Jackson of Vicksburg, Dixie Lee Mason and Martha Crayton, both of Lorman, and Alice Foster and Cari Johnson, both of Chicago; four grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins, including Sylvester Mason of Vicksburg.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


MENDENHALL Carolyn Teunisson died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at her home in Mendenhall.

She was 89.

Born in D’Lo, Mrs. Teunisson had lived in Mendenhall for a number of years. She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include a niece, Delores Cronin of Clinton; a nephew, Bobby Ford of Vicksburg; and other nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall. Burial will follow at Mendenhall City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service today at the funeral home.