From December 10, 2000

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 11, 2000


YAZOO CITY Grace Givens Ball died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at The Home Place in Madison. She was 97.

Mrs. Ball was born in Monticello and had been a resident of Yazoo City for a number of years. She was an honorary member of the Administrative Board of First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City. She was a life member of the church, the church ladies circle and the ladies Bible class.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, F.W. Ball; her father, Lige Givens; and her mother, Martha McGuffie.

She is survived by a son, James W. Ball of Vicksburg; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Prevard of Mobile, Ala., and Grace Givens Hull of Jackson; a sister, Pauline Givens Dale of Prentiss; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Yazoo City with the Rev. Larry Speed officiating. Burial followed at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City under the direction of Sricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City.

Memorials may be made to The Home Place, P.O. Box 720, Madison MS 39130-0720.


James H. Terry Jr. died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Trace Haven Nursing Home. He was 75.

Mr. Terry was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations for the United States Navy. He was a retired firefighter for the City of Vicksburg and retired from Waterways Experiment Station as a security officer.

Mr. Terry was a member of the Tennessee and Mississippi Sheriff’s and Peace Officers Association, the Mississippi Firefighters Association and the Parkinson Disease Support Group. He was also a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Mr. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Melissa Everett Terry; and a brother, Joseph R. Terry.

He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Terry of Vicksburg; a daughter, Melissa Ann Swindle of Marion, Ark.; four sons, James H. Terry III of Germany, Michael J. Terry of Houston, Texas, John Thomas Terry of Vicksburg and Joseph Patrick Terry of Lancaster, Pa.; two sisters, Lounelle Sims of Spokane, Wash., and Genieve Taylor of Port Neches, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Joseph Koury officiating. Burial followed at Green Acres Cemetery.

Pallbearers were the Honor Guard of the Vicksburg Fire Department.

Memorials may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Home Donor Services at 234 Monsky Drive, Boys Town, NE 68010, or to the Mississippi Firefighters Burn Center at P.O. Box 935, Greenville MS 38702.