From December 8, 2000

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 8, 2000


Harold Junior Tinnin died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 62.

A native of Osceola, Ark., Mr. Tinnin lived in Utica for 26 years and had lived in Vicksburg for the past year. He worked for the police department in Sullivan, Mo., for six years and was a heavy-equipment operator at Kitchen Brothers in Utica for 16 years.

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He served in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Amel Oscar Tinnin, and two brothers, Norman Gene Tinnin and Bobby Lee Tinnin.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah Pauline Tinnin of Vicksburg; two sons, Harold Gene Tinnin of Utica and Robert Paul Tinnin of Warner Robins, Ga.; one daughter, Audrey Dianne Johnson of Odell, Ill.; his mother, Jimmie Mae Lax of Vicksburg; a brother, Donald Dean Tinnin of Vicksburg; two sisters, Jeannette Smith and Charlene Lax, both of Vicksburg; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. E.L. Sharp officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Hal Hutchins, George Hambright, Del Bagwell, Tim Thorpe, Frank Wolfe, Ken Briggs and Bobby Bagwell.


PORT GIBSON Georgia Williams died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Claiborne County Hospital in Port Gibson. She was 92.

Mrs. Williams was born in Jefferson County. A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Christ of Port Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Williams; her parents, Brooks Knight and Laura Brooks; four children, Burnell Williams, Lillie Williams, Johnny Williams and Harrison Williams; and a sister, Anna Reed.

Survivors include two sons, Brooks Williams Sr. and Willie Williams, both of Port Gibson; two daughters, Laura Jones of Cary and Julia Williams of Port Gibson; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ on Chinquepin Street in Port Gibson with Pastor Eugene Carney officiating. Burial will follow at Waterloo Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday at Rollins Chapel in Port Gibson.