From December 22, 2000

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 22, 2000


PATTISON LeBatrice Pearl Turner Collins died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 81.

Mrs. Collins was born in Hinds County. She was a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she was on the stewardess board.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Rufus Collins Jr.; and her parents, Abe and Irene Turner.

She is survived by her husband, Rufus Collins of Pattison; a son, Stanley Steele of Chicago; four daughters, Marshall Steele, Evette Collins Story and Gloria Jean Short, all of Chicago, and Vera Harrell of Clarksdale; two sisters, Leterria Hunter and Everlyn Blakely, both of Chicago; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church in Pattison with the Rev. James Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Pattison under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Services for Robert E. Doyle will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary M.B. Church with the Rev. Mincer Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 Friday night at Williams Funeral Service.

Mr. Doyle died Tuesday Dec. 19, 2000, at his home. He was 57.

Mr. Doyle was a former member of Rock of Ages M.B. Church and was employed with Cooper Lighting as a feeder operator. He graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1963. He later attended Interior Design School in Raywood, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Doyle Sr. and Lubertha Martin Doyle; four brothers, Willie Doyle Jr., Charles Doyle, Ivory Doyle and Mack Henry Doyle; and a niece, Helen Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Doyle of Vicksburg; a son, Ronald Franco Doyle of Vicksburg; two daughters, Dionne Robin Doyle and Tracy Doyle, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Bobby G. Doyle of Vicksburg; four sisters, Ruby Doyle, Arazentta Doyle and Verna Doyle, all of Vicksburg, and Effie Claxton of Huntsville, Ala.; three granddaughters and other relatives, including Alease Doyle of Vicksburg.


MAPLE FORK, W.Va. Billy Ray Harvey died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Beckley Hospital. He was 55.

Born in Cabin Creek, W.Va., Mr. Harvey had been chief of logistics at Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 4326 in Midway, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Harvey.

He is survived by his mother, Maude Massey Harvey Cole of Cleveland, Ohio; his wife, Melba Lagg Harvey of Maple Fork; a son, Billy Ray Harvey of Vicksburg; three brothers, Bobby Harvey of Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry Harvey of Brooklyn, Ohio, and Roger Harvey of Canton, Ohio; a half brother, J.J. Harvey of Whitesville, W.Va.; a sister, Dorothy Hoke of Beckley, W.Va; a granddaughter, Jade Harvey of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope, W.Va., with the Rev. Carl Wingo officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Cemetery in Oak Hill, W.Va.


Services for Harry L. Powell Jr. were at 11 a.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with Horace McKay officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Powell died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 54.

Mr. Powell was a barber and taxi driver for J&B Cab Co. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the Army in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry L. Powell Sr. and Mabel Lowell Powell; and a brother, Lawrence L. Powell.

Survivors include his son, Jonathan Wince of Vicksburg; six daughters, Arletha Brooks of Detroit, Hattie Jackson and Madeline Dean, both of Toranto, Calif., and Vickie King, Alicia Wince and Shari Powell, all of Vicksburg; a brother, Arthur L. Powell of Vicksburg; a sister, Earlean J. Murray of Vicksburg; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; an aunt, Julia M. Regan of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including members of the Pampley, Sims, Christian, Regan and Powell families.