From September 22, 2000

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 22, 2000


REDWOOD Services for Matilda Bynum will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen M.B. Church with the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be today at Robbins Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

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Mrs. Bynum died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 75.

A native and lifelong resident of Redwood, Mrs. Bynum was a farmer and domestic worker. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker Moore and Jessie Mae Sims; a sister; and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Bynum of Redwood; a son, Raymond Bynum Jr. of Redwood; two daughters, Odessa Williams and Laura White, both of Chicago; 15 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.


RAYMOND Karon Washington Caine died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at her home in Raymond. She was 44.

Mrs. Caine attended Hinds County Public Schools and Utica Junior College. She was a member of Mount Moriah M.B. Church in Edwards.

Survivors include her son, Henry A. Washington of Jackson; four foster sons, Demorris Hunter, Jeremy Jackson, Kiaheem Hartzog and Jamal Chambliss, all of Raymond; two foster daughters, Deyahanah Hartzog and Jamie Jackson, both of Raymond; nine brothers, Allen Washington and Stanley Washington, both of Raymond, Henry Washington of Los Angeles, Lee A. Powell of Chicago, David Smith, Willie Smith Jr. and Terry Smith, all of Saginaw, Mich., Casey Smith and Willie Ward, both of Vicksburg; three sisters, Rose Mary Washington of Raymond, Stacey Smith of Cleveland and LaDonna Smith of Vicksburg.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Cherry Grove M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 tonight at Lakeover Funeral Home in Jackson and from 11 a.m. until the service at the church Saturday.


Wilma Collette Green died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 49.

Miss Green was a member and choir member of Antioch Christian Church.

She is survived by her father, Charles Green of Port Gibson; her mother, Azelle Green of Port Gibson; a son, Jarrod D. Anderson of Port Gibson; two brothers, Howard L. Green and Charles Green Jr., both of Port Gibson; three sisters, Margette Smith and Erma G. Smith, both of Port Gibson, and Eleanor G. Bell of Vicksburg; nieces, nephews and other relatives including Robert Anderson, Carnella Green, Alma Williams, Myrlee Williams and L.C. Claiborne, all of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Antioch Baptist Church in Port Gibson with Elder Willie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at McCay Cemetery in Russum.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. until the service Sunday at the church.


REDWOOD Services for Frances Cole Keen will be at 2 p.m. today at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Revs. Tony Beasley, chaplain of the Veterans Center, and Carl Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Milldale Cemetery in Redwood.

Mrs. Keen died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Heritage House Nursing and Retirement Center. She was 85.

A native and lifelong resident of Warren County, Mrs. Keen was the daughter of the late Dan S. and Alice Hackler Cole. She retired from the Warren County School District as a bus driver. She was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Keith Keen Sr.; two children, Bobby Dale and Brenda Gail Keen; and a great-grandson, Justin Field.

She is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann Kelly and Jane Griffin, both of Redwood; two sons, James Sonny Keen and Karl Keith Keen Jr., both of Redwood; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Keen, Mike Keen, Frank Keen, Robert Griffin, Nelson Kelly, Ricky Hill, Jimmy Keen and David Keen.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Dorman, Charles Burroughs, Larry Burroughs, James A. Keen, Ray Bufkin, Dr. Paul Pierce, Kirk Harper, E.O. “Buddy” Whitaker, Dudley L. Keen, David McLeod, Dean Cole, Walter Whatley, J.C. Martin, Perry Young, Bobbie Lou Rogers, Irma Howard Hintson and Dr. Eugene Ferris.


NEWELLTON Sibyl Person LaPlue died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in Greenville, S.C. She was 89.

Mrs. LaPlue was born in Castor, La., and lived in the Newellton area for many years. A retired school teacher, she was of the Presbyterian faith.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Dale LaPlue of Greenville, S.C.; one son, Lawrence D. “Larry” LaPlue Jr. of Greenville; one daughter, Gale L. Norman of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Newellton Union Church. Visitation will follow.

Memorials may be made to Newellton Union Church.