From November 19, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 20, 2000


RAYMOND n Luther Kelly Farrior died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his home in Raymond. He was 82.

Mr. Farrior was born in Vicksburg and was a graduate of Carr Central High School.

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He was a long-time resident of Raymond and worked for the Corps of Engineers in Clinton and Vicksburg. He was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral and was a member of the Southwest Square Dance Association.

Mr. Farrior is survived by his wife, Kathleen White Farrior of Raymond; one son, William W. Farrior of Utica; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Davis and Kathleen Axton, both of Jackson; one brother, James Farrior of Meridian; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral. Burial will follow at Lakewood South Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Monday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson.

Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Mississippi Chapter at 4820 McWillie Drive, Jackson, Miss., 39206 or Catholic Charities, 748 North President St., Jackson, Miss., 39202.


TALLULAH n Johnnie Parker McCool died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at his home in Tallulah. He was 72.

Mr. McCool was a native of Aliceville, Ala., and a retired Army veteran. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mr. McCool is survived by three sons, Johnny McCool of Germany, and Ronnie McCool and Michael McCool, both of Vicksburg; four daughters, Delaine Harris and Myra Johnson, both of Tallulah, Karen Byrd of Delhi, La., and Terri Atkins of Vicksburg; one brother, Colie McCool of Warsaw, Ind.; five sisters, Mary Belle and Odell Herron, both of Warsaw, Ind., Louise Shellnut and Frances Christian, both of Vernon, Ala., and Lucy Howard of Columbus, Miss.; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with the Rev. Richard Tyler officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. at Magnolia Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Aliceville, Ala., with the Rev. James Ivan Hall officiating.


Mildred Martin Morris died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 91.

Mrs. Morris was a native of Vicksburg and a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women.

She was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary and the Historical Society, and she was active in the American Association of University Women

Mrs. Morris was a co-founder of the Vicksburg Tour Guide booths with the Chamber of Commerce and a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.J. and Nona Zeigler Martin Sr.; her husband, Gen. George A. Morris Sr.; a brother, A.J. Martin Jr.; and a great-granddaughter, Mary August Jones.

Mrs. Morris is survived by a daughter, Grace M. Spears of Jackson; three sons, George A. Morris Jr. of Atlanta, John W. Morris of Nashville and Jim M. Morris of Vicksburg; two sisters Grace Martin of Nashville and Nona “Dutch” Martin of Monroe; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church with the Revs. David McIntosh and Geoffrey Joyner officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jim Morris Jr., Lamar Morris, Chris Bates, Michael Morris, Wes Spears, Gus Morris and Morris Spears.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford Street United Methodist Church Building Fund.