From December 5, 2000

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2000


Floyd H. Bramlett died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was 96.

Mr. Bramlett retired as an auditor for Holiday Inn. He was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Bramlett.

Survivors include a daughter, Lahamer Bramlett of Forestville, Md., and two sisters, Vera Knighton of Winona and Mamie Ellis of Fort Worth, Texas.

Services were to be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis and at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.


Joseph Lewis DeMent died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. He was 75.

Mr. DeMent is survived by his wife, Fran DeMent of Vicksburg; a son, Randy DeMent of San Antonio; a stepson, Scott Kirk of Denver, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Humphrey of Denver and Nancy Drake of Mena, Ark.; two sisters, Ann DeMent of Birmingham and Bea Vest of Decatur; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ridout Brown Funeral Home in Decatur, Ala., with the Rev. Chip Starnes officiating. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bovina Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027., or to the Bovina Baptist Church building fund, 5293 Highway 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180.


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

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; a sister, Diane Williams of Vicksburg; two uncles; three grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


FORT HOOD, Texas Sgt. Lenard Alvis Grice Jr. died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Fort Hood, Texas. He was 25.

Sgt. Grice was a sergeant with the United States Army. He graduated from Germantown High School and was a member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Moore Grice; maternal grandfather, Col. Harry Z. Moore; and his paternal grandfather, John P. Grice Sr.

He is survived by his father, Lenard A. Grice Sr. of Tupelo, formerly of Vicksburg; a sister, Amanda S. Grice of Tupelo; maternal grandmother, Lavelle Moore of Cordova, Tenn.; paternal grandmother, Elise Grice of Vicksburg; and other relatives including J. Paul Grice Jr. and P. Christy Grice, both of Houston, Texas, and Harry Z. Moore Jr. of Cordova.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Park United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tenn. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Colonial Park United Methodist Church, 5330 Park Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38119, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 N. Dunlap Drive, Memphis, Tenn. 38103, or to the North Mississippi Medical Center Home Care Patient Fund, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801.