JOHN A. KELLY SR.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2000

John A. Kelly Sr. died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 70.

Born in Brandywine, Miss., Mr. Kelly had lived in Vicksburg most of his life. He retired from the City of Vicksburg Water Department after 35 years of service. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Jefferson County.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Kelly of Vicksburg; one daughter, Katherine Marie Hall of Vicksburg; two sons, John Anthony Kelly of Prentiss and Steven Paul Kelly of Vicksburg; a brother, Clarence S. Kelly of Pearl; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dalton Haggan officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Jim Hearn, Chuck Brown, Bobby Foley, Tommy Lutz, Bradley Lutz and Tom Abernathy.

MARIO LUSH

PORT GIBSON Mario Lush died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 20.

Mr. Lush was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lois and Mike Embry.

He is survived by two daughters, Emuoria Lush and Alexis Alexander, both of Vicksburg; his mother, Denise Lush of Port Gibson; his father, Hershel Emory of Maywood, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Sam Lush Sr. of Hermanville and Grace Rowan of Chicago; three brothers, Michael Lush and Marion Lush, both of Norfolk, Va., and James M. Spencer of Port Gibson; three sisters, JshNice Cain of Jackson and Regina Lush and Vanise Lush, both of Port Gibson; and other relatives including Joya P. Clyde of Vicksburg and Willie and Stella Greenwood, both of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at King David Christian Church in Hermanville with Willie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Jennings family Cemetery in Hermanville under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

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

GARY DAVID SCHAEFER

ROLLING FORK Gary David Schaefer died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, in Rolling Fork. He was 37.

Born in Arkansas, Mr. Schaefer had lived in Rolling Fork most of his life. He was employed with Peastor Tractor for 12 years and was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin David Pitts; his mother, Rachel Louise Schaefer; and his grandfather, Curtis Lee Collums.

Survivors include a son, Dave Schaefer of Rolling Fork; a stepson, Greg Stevens Jr. of Atlanta; three sisters, Martha S. Brown of Rolling Fork, Linda S. Anderson of Egremont and Rayzine S. Billings of Anguilla; his grandmother, Martha Collums of Rolling Fork; and other relatives including Marie Brown Schaefer of Rolling Fork.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Millard L. Coulder officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 Tuesday night at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Brown, George Sellars, Gerald Brown, John Tennhet, Aveon Jones, Darrell Brown, Mike Hayes and Charles Sumrall.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Peastor Tractor, Paul Hollis, Clark Carter, Marvin Cooper, Allen Yelverton, Shawn Kirby, Lawrence Carter, Wesley Carr, Thomas Sullivan, Clay Branch, Johnny Brewer and Wayne Wleczyk.

CARL THORNTON

PORT GIBSON Carl Thornton died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home. He was 57.

Mr. Thornton was a member of Church of Christ.

He is survived by four sons, Wesley Leasy of Phoenix, Ariz., Carlos Thornton of Jackson, John Paul Thornton of Port Gibson and Jeffrey Wilson of Irving, Texas; six daughters, Twyla Graise, Lavonne Coleman, Maria Thornton and Carletta Thornton, all of Port Gibson, and Valerie Leasy and Victoria Leasy, both of Greenville; four brothers, David Thornton of Collins, Louis Thornton of Milwaukee, Wis., and Cornelious Thornton and Willie D. Smith, both of Port Gibson; three sisters, Ernestine Moore, Delores Thornton and Verrnita Pollard, all of Port Gibson; and other relatives including Mattie Lyons, Mary Lee Jones, Mariah Gaines and Rosie Lee Goldsberry, all of Port Gibson, and Ruby C. Parish of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Eugene Carney officiating. Burial will follow at the Thornton Family Cemetery in Port Gibson under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church.