From September 8, 2000

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 8, 2000


PORT GIBSON Linda Killian died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Claiborne County Nursing Center.

She was 90.

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Miss Killian was a member of Second Baptist Church and the Baptist Aid.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Killian, and her guardian, Marie Thornton.

She is survived by a niece, Area Lee Turner of Chicago; cousins, Ruby C. Parrot of Vicksburg, David Thornton of Collins, Louis Thornton of Milwaukee and Mattie B. Lyons, Mary L. Jones, Sallie Blackmon, Carl Thornton, Ernestine Moore, Delores Thornton, Cornelious Thornton and Vernita Pollard, all of Port Gibson; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at McCay Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 6 tonight at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. of Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.


Services for William Tolliver Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the City Auditorium with Linda Sweezer, evangelist, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until the service Saturday at the City Auditorium.

Mr. Tolliver died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

He was 48.

A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Tolliver had lived in Atlanta since 1991 and recently moved to Stone Mountain, Ga. An artist, he and his wife owned and operated Tolliver’s Art Gallery in Atlanta until 1997. He was the recipient of numerous awards from the United Negro College Fund, National Conference of Artists, the Governor of the State of Georgia, the State of Maryland, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Aribida House and American Cancer Society. He was one of three artists chosen to paint posters for the 1996 Olympic games. His work was also exhibited in the rotunda of the U.S. Senate Building in Washington, D.C.

He was an honorary member of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Debrah Diana Catlin; and his father, William Tolliver Sr.

Survivors include a daughter, Deana Tolliver of Stone Mountain; two sons, Richard T. Tolliver and William Demetrius Tolliver, both of Stone Mountain; his mother, Ella Mae Tolliver of Lafayette; nine sisters, Anna Tolliver Dillard of Gulfport, Carolyn Tolliver and Willaette Jones, both of Vicksburg, Linda Tolliver, Debra Tolliver, Patricia Tolliver, Laura Kees, Cheryl Tolliver and Valerie Tolliver, all of Lafayette; five brothers, David Humphrey, Kennith Humphrey, Willie Peaches and Eric Jones, all of Vicksburg, and George Lewis of California; nieces, nephews and other relatives.