From October 2, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 2, 2000


Charlie Anderson Sr. died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 90.

Mr. Anderson was a retired mechanic. He was a member of Mercy Seat M.B. Church in Port Gibson where he was a deacon. He was a member of the Baptist Aid Association.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Sandy Anderson Sr. and Mattie Anderson; five brothers, A.C. Anderson, Willie Anderson, R.J. Anderson, Eugene Anderson and Sandy Anderson Jr.; and four sisters, Margaret Duvall, Katie Conway, Hattie Byrd and Esa Bell Bailey.

Survivors include his wife, Celia Smith Anderson of Port Gibson; six sons, Charlie Anderson Jr., Stanley Anderson and Sylvester Anderson, all of Cleveland, Ohio, L.J. Anderson of Greenville, Joe Nathan Anderson of San Diego, and Arthur Levi Anderson of Port Gibson; 10 daughters, Emma L. Anderson of Silver Springs, Md., Jessie B. Williams of Campti, La., Helen R. Duffin, Hattie Turnipseed, Bobbie Jones, Shirley Wilson, Wanda Anderson, Charlene Anderson, Lucille Hyder and Mary Young, all of Port Gibson; two brothers, James Anderson and Joseph Anderson, both of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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


VALLEJO, Calif. Services for Machell Dumas Bell were at 11 a.m. today at Colonial Chapels Funeral Home in Vallejo, Calif. Burial followed at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo.

Mr. Bell died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his home in Vallejo. He was 62.

Born in Woodville, he was the son of the late Clarence Bell Jr. and Frances Bell. He was employed at San Francisco Municipal Railway for 30 years as a cable car gripman/conductor and in recent years was a lightrail operator. He retired in July.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Bell; four sons, Nicholas Bell of Vallejo, Dennis Bell and Dumas Bell, both of San Francisco, and Jumon Bell of Florida; two brothers, Gene Bell of Vicksburg and Aaron Bell of Las Vegas; three daughters, Darla Jane Bell of Maryland; Rachell Hoffman-Carlisle of Oregon and Mistee Bell of San Francisco; grandchildren and other relatives including Kearean Parker of Vicksburg.


Walter “Chicken” Bruntey died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 74.

Mr. Bruntey was retired from the Bunge Grain Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Bruntey; his parents, Roxie and Walter Bruntey Sr.; three brothers, L.D. Brown, Roosevelt Brown and Harvey Henderson; and one sister, Verale Trotter.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Buchanan of Tallahassee, Fla., and Sylvia Jean McFarland of Las Vegas; a brother, Dan Bruntey of Eupora; three sisters, Homer Greer, Johnnie Mae Bruntey and Mary Lee Starling, all of Winona; five grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives including Carrie Bruntey of Eupora.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Emily L. Sachs died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe. She was 68.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Miss Sachs was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucille Rollison Sachs. She was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy and retired as a medical transcriptionist with Mercy Hospital after more than 30 years. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George E. Caldwell Sr.; and a nephew, Richard W. Caldwell.

She is survived by two nieces, Edna C. Hadad and Rose C. McKenzie, both of Vicksburg; three nephews, George E. Caldwell Jr. of Norfolk, Va., Charles W. Caldwell of Botha, Wash., and James M. Caldwell of Vicksburg; great-nephews and one great-great- nephew.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kurhman Cox officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until the service Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jay McKenzie, James Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, William Guthrie and Sammy Childress.