From December 3, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 4, 2000


Services for Willie Louis Donerson Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday.

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Mr. Donerson died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 50.

He was of the Baptist faith and formerly employed with Borden Milk Company. He was also self-employed with a lawn service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lela and Robert Donerson Jr., and a brother, Robert White.

He is survived by his fiance, Patricia Tolliver of Vicksburg; three sons, Willie Donerson Jr., Eric Tolliver and Julian Tolliver, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, Lameshia Edwards of Jackson and Shelia Rankin of Vicksburg; two brothers, Charlie Donerson of Chicago and John Earl Donerson of Vicksburg; two uncles; three grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


Hazel Davis Melsheimer died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Madison Parish Hospital. She was 88.

Mrs. Melsheimer was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg where she graduated from Carr Central High School. She was also a former longtime member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Melsheimer.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Melsheimer of Vicksburg, Linda Hardin of Alexandria, Va., and Paula Jacobs-Brooks of Arlington, Mass.; one brother, Earl Davis of Jackson; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Old Court House Museum or the Vicksburg Catholic School Building Fund.

Pallbearers were Fred Katzenmeyer, Chris Hardin, Michael Katzenmeyer, Bill Katzenmeyer, Luke Katzenmeyer, Andy Katzenmeyer and Mark Katzenmeyer.


Ricky Youmans died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 27.

Mr. Youmans was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earline Brent and Clyde Kirkley.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, John and Judy Adcock of Vicksburg; one brother, Mike Youmans of Vicksburg, and eight sisters, Julie Jones of Vicksburg, Jackie Matherne of Nashville, Michelle Smith of Nashville, Belinda Clark of Madison, Amanda Turner of Canton, Angela Miller of Brandon, Mary King of Florence and Vonda Ansley of Melville, La.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Graham officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Brent, Derrick Jones, Levern Brooks, Chad Hudson, Danny McComan, Thomas Engram, Matt Benway and Bud Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were Glen Coleman, Robert Bittle and Micky Kirkley.