From September 25, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 25, 2000


Herbert Calviness died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 84.

Born in Warden, La., Mr. Calviness had lived in Vicksburg since 1946. He owned and operated Herbert’s Appliance store in Vicksburg for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 31st Dixie Division. He was a former member of the VFW and Masons. He was of the Baptist faith.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Calviness.

Survivors include a son, Larry Calviness of Vicksburg; and three grandchildren, Brent Stokes of Naples, Italy, and Brandon Stokes and Amanda Stokes, both of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steven Hillman, Walter Hillman, Bruce Copes, Jimmy Lewis, Brandon Stokes, Brent Stokes, Devon Lewis and Howard Gene Calviness.


Thomas W. “T.W.” Draper Sr. died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 72.

Mr. Draper was a retired truck driver for Sears. He was a member of Belmont M.B. Church in Utica.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Draper Sr. and Alberta Williams, and two brothers, Willie Draper Jr. and Jessie Draper.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Middleton Draper of Vicksburg; three sons, Thomas W. Draper Jr. of Vicksburg, Christopher Draper of Utica and Cornell Ellis of Compton, Calif.; two daughters, Gwendolyn D. Yates of Vicksburg and Nila D. Granberry of El Paso, Texas; one brother, Sidney Draper of Chicago; four sisters, Minnie Lindsey, Mary Bell Ester, Betty Jackson and Lillie Holmes, all of Vicksburg; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Edwin Dale Treat died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 46.

Born in Phillips County, Ark., Mr. Treat was a resident of Vicksburg. He was a self-employed jeweler. He was a member of West Helena, Ark., Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Geraldine Treat.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey L. Treat of Vicksburg; three children, Dale, Mickey and Nicole; two sisters, Glenda Atkins of West Memphis, Ark. and Linda Lawhon of England, Ark.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena with the Rev. J.L. Sanders officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 tonight at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena.

Pallbearers will be Doug Tanner, Bill Peacock, Bill Brown, Steve Darnell, Randy Greer and Tommy Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Tharp and Mark Sanders.