From October 9, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 9, 2000


ROXIE Elizabeth McCoy Graves died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Natchez Regional Medical Center. She was 85.

A homemaker, Mrs. Graves was a member of Eastern Star Victor Chapter No. 9 and Roxie First Baptist Church.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Rummie Graves; her parents, Richard and Amanda McCoy; four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include an adopted son, Earl Graves of Roxie; a sister, Viola Mason of Roxie; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxie First Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Bolin officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Roxie.

Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette. Eastern Star ceremony will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Services for Clinton Scott Jones were at 11 a.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Dr. John G. McCall officiating.

Mr. Jones died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 87.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Hardy and Jimmie Sherard Jones. He attended Mississippi College and was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II, serving in England. He had been employed with Nobles Cleaners Home Laundry and had been co-owner and operator of Rogers Brothers and Cleaners, later known as Vicksburg Laundry. He retired in 1979. He was a member of VFW Post 2572 and First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Rose England Jones; a daughter, Catherine Scott Jones Morris; two brothers and a sister.

Survivors include three daughters, Rose Anne Brooks of Brandon, Patricia Patrick of Prince George, Va., and Judy Jones of Vicksburg; a brother, Hardy Jones of Vicksburg; two sisters, Letitia J. Warren and Emily J. Duke, both of Vicksburg; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Thomas Brooks Jr., Doug Upchurch, David S. Brooks, Bill Moore, Anthony Burton, Hardy Warren, Rad Styron and Mike Burk.

Honorary pallbearers were Vincent Bonelli Jr., Louis Theobald, Bill Sheffield, Mel Carson and James Sherard.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS. 39060-0027.