From September 17, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 18, 2000


Services for Millie Bea Carter will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Carter died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at her home.

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She was 75.

Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Carter Sr.; her father Alphonse Sparkman; her mother, Mary DeElla Sparkman; one brother, Claude Sparkman, and two sisters, Rebecca Johnson and Estella Marley.

She is survived by five sons, Sonny Sparkman of Washington, D.C., Selvy Sparkman of Grand Rapids, Mich., Clyde Sparkman of Grand Rapids, Vance C. Williams Carter Jr. of Vicksburg and Danny Carter of Waukegan, Ill., and five daughters, Mary Dolores Roach of Grand Rapids, Dorothy Lee Sparkman of Grand Rapids, Taurra S. Smith of Vicksburg, Linda Williams of Los Vegas and Diane Carter of Vicksburg.


Services for Willie Beatrice Sampson will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Morial Baptist Church Cemetery in Edwards.

Visitation will be at Williams Funeral Service Chapel from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Sampson died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center.

She was 73.

Mrs. Sampson was a retired cook and member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Minnie Yates, and three brothers, Bill Yates, Robert Yates and Ernest Yates.

Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Sampson of Vicksburg; two sons, Billy Yates of Los Angeles and Larry Sampson of Vicksburg; one daughter, Jo Ann Jones of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and other friends and family, Masola Perkins and Bonnie Berry, both of Vicksburg.


DELHI, La. Norman “PaPa” Williams died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi.

He was 71.

Mr. Williams was a Franklin Parish native who lived in Natchez after retiring form International Paper. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie West Williams; his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Judy Williams of Vicksburg; and daughter and son-in-law, Scherry and Benny Grace of Natchez; and one sister, Janette Browning of Crowville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro with the Rev. Marion Collier officiating. Burial will follow at Crowville Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benny Grace, Jerry Pedron, Neal Williams, Gene Radau, Michael West and Bobby Parker.


JACKSON Sylvia Lee Joyner Wilson died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at University Medical Center of Jackson.

She was 68.

Mrs. Wilson was a retired domestic worker and a member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burnice Joyner and Lucinda Ross; her husband, Sam Wilson Sr.; and a son, Willie James Wilson.

She is survived by two sons, Sam Wilson Jr. and Fadell Wilson, both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Betty King, Dorothy Stampley and Essie Newsome, all of Vicksburg; a sister, Susie M. Murray of Chicago; an aunt, Azelene Jones; 26 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and other friends including Robert Robertson.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.