From November 3, 2000

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 3, 2000


Mary Lizzie Haynes died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Cypress Manor Nursing Home in Lake Providence. She was 88.

Mrs. Haynes was a former Vicksburg resident. She was a member and mother at Mount Ararat M.B. Church in the Eagle Lake community.

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She was preceded in death by two sons, John Gus Davis and James Hardy.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosezena Jones of Vicksburg; one sister, Lena Mae Flowers of Utica; two brothers, George Haynes and Riley Haynes, both of Hazlehurst; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Issaquena Bass “Queen” Prentiss died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 83.

Mrs. Prentiss was a retired cosmetologist and had worked at Kuhn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Zion Travelers M.B. Church, Order of Eastern Star Rainbow Chapter No. 51 and Mount Olive Burial Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex Bass and Betty Washington Bass Wells; her husband, Albert Prentiss Sr.; a sister, Lena Wells; and a brother, Allen Bass.

Survivors include six sons, Albert Prentiss Jr., Larry D. Prentiss Sr., Eddie L. Prentiss and Ricky Prentiss, all of Vicksburg, Clarence Otis of Carson, Calif., and Alexander Prentiss of Los Angeles; six daughters, Estella Moore, Bettye Hughes, Albirda Marshall, Queen Campbell and Earline Farris, all of Aurora, Ill., and Patricia Anderson of Vicksburg; a sister, Easter McFarland of San Francisco; 46 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; members of the Washington, Wilson, Bass, Nailor, Winn and Gaskin families; and other relatives, including Josephine Prentiss and Tommie Nailor of Vicksburg.

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


EDWARDS Myrtis M. Woodruff Rozell died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at her home in Edwards. She was 59.

She was a cashier and member of Mount Moriah M.B. Church, where she served with the senior choir and Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband, Willie Rozell of Edwards; her mother, Thelma Gordon of Edwards; one daughter, Carolyn Leach of Tulsa, Okla.; four sons, Michael Edwards of Pensacola, Fla., Johnny Woodruff of Oakland, Calif., and Maurice Woodruff and Meredith Woodruff, both of Edwards; six sisters, Delores Jamison of West Covina, Calif., Williette Wagoner of Milwaukee, Wis., Liz Baker of Jackson and Caroline Edwards, Carol Ann Edwards and Rhindie Young, all of Palm Dale, Calif.; three brothers, Willie Myles and Robert Gordon, both of Edwards, and Leonard Myles of Milwaukee; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends, including Doris Davis of Vicksburg and Bobbette Scott and Patsy Daniels, both of Edwards.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 Friday at Lakeover Funeral Home in Jackson and from noon Saturday until the service at the church.


Services for David Sadberry Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion M.B. Church in Ballground with the Rev. Charlie Blackmore officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. Sadberry died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was 76.

Mr. Sadberry was an Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Vertac Chemical Company and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David C. Sadberry Jr. and Pazetta Sadberry; a brother; and a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie Lee Sadberry of Vicksburg; seven daughters, Mary Patrick, Patricia Sadberry, Pazzetta Sadberry and Erie Sadberry, all of Petersburg, Va., Belinda Sadberry and LaShawn Sadberry, both of California, and Ruby Sadberry of Vicksburg; four sons, David Sadberry of Chicago, Calvin Louis Sadberry of California and Kenneth Sadberry and Harry Sadberry, both of Redwood; two sisters, Aquilla Hurd of Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Johnson of Memphis; an uncle, Louis Williams of Redwood; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives including Earl May Jeffery of the Ballground community.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


John W. “Slim” Stephens died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 70.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Stephens attended Culkin Academy and worked on the Mississippi River for a number of years. He retired in 1988 as a dispatcher for J. Ray McDermott and Brothers in Venice, La., after 25 years of service. He moved to Edwards after retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Lila Arnold Stephens of Edwards; three sons, Michael Stephens of Venice, David Stephens of Dothan, Ala., and Terry Stephens of Edwards; six sisters, Gladys Thornton and Catherine Lawrence, both of Vicksburg, Vern Price of Clinton, Ann Cottle of Pearl, Jackie Coutch of Edwards and Lillian Reese of Enid, Miss.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Jacks officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Lee Price, John Lawrence, Harry Thornton, Tad Owens, Aubrey Williams and Carlos Porter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Thomas Sligh, Dr. John Mazzeo, Buddy Haynes, Robert Wright and the ICU nursing staff at ParkView Regional Medical Center.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


L.J. Stimage Sr. died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. He was 72.

Mr. Stimage was retired from Cooper Lighting and was a member of Zion Travelers M.B. Church of Utica.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Mae Pollard; his parents; and a sister.

He is survived by five sons, L.J. Stimage, Perry Stimage and Dwayne Cassell, all of Utica, Charles Stimage of Edwards and Jerry Stimage of Muskegon, Mich.; four daughters, Bobbie Day and Mary Taylor, both of Muskegon, Willie Hunt of Edwards and Hazel Louise Hicks of New Orleans; 31 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Utica with the Rev. Willie Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Rohelia Church Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home chapel and at the church on Sunday before the service.