From November 6, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 6, 2000

JAMES MORRELL ARNOLD

NEWELLTON James Morrell Arnold died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his home in Newellton. He was 91.

Mr. Arnold was born in Meadville, Miss., and had lived in Newellton for 75 years. He was a retired logger and had worked as a grocer and night watchman. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Newellton.

Survivors include his wife, Norvell King Arnold of Newellton; three sons, Gerald Arnold of Vicksburg and Danny Arnold and Roger Arnold, both of Newellton; two brothers, Cleon Arnold and Buddy Arnold, both of Newellton; two sisters, Annie Bess Taylor of St. Joseph and Mary Ida Spenscer of Medford, Ore.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Newellton with the Rev. J. Fulton McGraw officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 Monday night at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be George Cooper, Roger Hankins, Alan Doyle, Randy McDonald, Phil Arnold and Lloyd Chatham.

ETHEL BARNES

Ethel “Ree” Barnes died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 47.

Miss Barnes was employed at Beechwood Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Coleman and Della Barnes.

She is survived by three daughters, Natosha Barnes, Sandra Barnes and Forice Barnes, all of Vicksburg; two brothers, Dan Barnes Jr. and Willie Barnes, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Minerva King of Compton, Calif., and Marietta Bells Moore of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives, including Mary Ann Gordon of Detroit and members of the Griffin, Dotson, Smith, Green, Wilson, Chiplin, Knox, Williams and Wash families of Vicksburg.

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

N.V. LEE

N.V. “Smith” Lee died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his home. He was 87.

Mr. Lee retired as a lumber inspector from Anderson-Tully Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Currie Lee; his parents, Tom Lee and A. Anna Bradley Lee Smith; three brothers, T.C. Lee, J.W. Lee and Eugene Lee; and two sisters, Jessie Davis and Laura Ross.

He is survived by a son, Milton Lee of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Murline Lee of Vicksburg; a brother, Robert Smith of Flint, Mich.; a sister, Mary Williams of Jackson; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Betty Bradley of Utica and members of the Sylvia Williams family.

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

RUFUS MIMS JR.

Rufus “Goody” Mims Jr. died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 87.

Mr. Mims was an Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post No. 213.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora Washington Mims; his parents, Rufus Mims Sr. and Lula Nailor Mims; and two brothers, Irwin Mims and Herbert Mims.

Survivors include three sons, Nathaniel Washington of Vicksburg, Leroy Goody Gaines of Los Angeles and Rufus Mims III of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Sandra Mims, Felicia D. Mims and Delores R. Mims, all of Vicksburg; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

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

THERESA FELICIA TOVAN RADER

ROLLING FORK Theresa Felicia Tovan Rader died today, Nov. 6, 2000, at her home in Rolling Fork. She was 74.

Mrs. Rader was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred George Rader; a daughter, Lydia V. James; her father, Doni Siego Martinez; her mother, Monwella Tovan; her maternal grandparents and three grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Freddie J. Rader, David M. Rader and Jack Rader, all of Vicksburg; four daughters, Margaret Slaughter, Paula Davenport and Marie A. Rader, all of Vicksburg, and Juanita R. Hollins of Eagle Lake; 38 grandchildren. 78 great-grandchildren; and other relatives including Inez Lepet and Ruby Lepet, both of Jeanerette, La.

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