From November 20, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 20, 2000


UTICA n Michael T. King died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at his home in Utica. He was 44.

Mr. King was born in Vicksburg and had lived in Utica for the past 10 years. He was a commercial air condition and refrigeration technician and a veteran of the Army.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Loy and Diane Ross King.

He is survived by his brother, Edward A. King of Terry; and his maternal grandmother, Jane Jewell Ross of Vicksburg.

Services will at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the family residence in Utica.


J.C. Oakes died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in Pattison. He was 65.

Born in Yazoo County, Mr. Oakes had lived in Redwood most of his life. He was employed at Westinghouse Corporation for a number of years and retired from Vicksburg Chemical after 27 years. He was a member of W.H. Stevens Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte B. Oakes of Redwood; three daughters, Shirley Oakes McNamee of Lowdesboro, Ala., and Sandra Oakes Wright and Barbara Oakes, both of Redwood; a sister, Edna Oakes Crawford of Monticello, Ark.; three brothers, Wallace Oakes of Albuquerque, N.M.; Thomas Oakes of Redwood and John Oakes of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Jay McNamee and Mary Beth McNamee, both of Lowndesboro, Ala., and Olivia Wright of Redwood; and other relatives including Reggie McNamee of Lowndesboro and George Wright of Redwood.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Hancell Bankester officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

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

Pallbearers will be James Oakes, Nathan Oakes, John Earl Oakes, Thomas “Bo” Oakes, Loran “Buster” Fuller, Robert Owens, Sammy J. Boozer and Jim Martin.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Vicksburg Chemical, Harold Soverns and J. David Oakes.


Minnie L. Parker died Sunday. Nov. 19, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 65.

Mrs. Parker was a member of Zion Travelers M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Parker; her father, Ernest Williams; and her mother, Doretha Williams.

She is survived by Helen Waites of Dallas.

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


TALLULAH Irene Rhynehart died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. She was 91.

Miss Rhynehart was born in Indiana and had lived in Madison Parish for more than 45 years. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a sister, Leona Snyder of Syracuse, N.Y.; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Fulton officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah.

Pallbearers will be Byron Vining, Andy Vining, Ryan Baker and Racer Holstead.


Services for Coniell C. Warfield will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Springhill M.B. Church with the Rev. Phillip Burks officiating. Burial will follow at Belmont Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until the service Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Warfield was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Warfield Sr.; a son, Walter Warfield Jr.; her parents, Lewis Yates Carson and Martha Taylor Carson; a sister, Flora Turner; and five brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Fred Mace, Thomas Henry Warfield and Mose Edward Warfield, all of Vicksburg; 11 daughters, Marion Coy, Ethel Ruth Gardner Alice Margurie Frank Jones, Ruby Lee Warfield, Lena Mae Robinson, Wilma Jean Pendleton, Wilma Jane Floyd, Ruth Williams and Flora Williams, all of Vicksburg, Martha Faulkner of Jackson and Mary Allen of Chicago; two sisters, Rozina Boyd and Cleo Carson Eatmon, both of Utica; 60 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives including the Flaggs, Carson and Taylor families of Utica.


Joseph Clark Wedgeworth Sr. died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at his home in Redwood. He was 80.

A native of Newton, Mr. Wedgeworth had lived in Vicksburg for the past 50 years. He was the son of the late Eugene William and Bradice McKinley Wedgeworth. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a chief clerk and radio operator after 47 years. He was a member of the American Legion No. 103, Sons of Confederate Veterans Military Order Stars and Bars and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Gates Wedgeworth, and a sister, Bessie M. Arington.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche S. Wedgeworth of Redwood; a son, Joseph C. Wedgeworth Jr. of Redwood; two daughters, Peggy S. Smith of Merreth, Fla., and Nora Allen of Yekertinburg, Russia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Bobby Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Steve T. Odom, Roger Smith, Donny Weaver, Ray Tanner, Mark Posey and Greg Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mat Sinking Unit and John C. Pemberton Camp No. 1354.