From January 1, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2001


Patricia Acuff Nevels died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 51.

Mrs. Nevels was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She was a tally master for Anderson-Tully Co. for 10 years and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church on Paxton Road.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, James Dudley Acuff and Margrette Kuhn Acuff Collum.

She is survived by two sons, Richard R. Nevels Jr. and Michael W. Nevels, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, James “Jimmy” V. Acuff and Joe Acuff, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Joyce Hollis of Carthage and Marie Montgomery of Fayette; three grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Pentecostal Church with Pastor Donald Tipton and Brother Steve Burns officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First United Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Pallbearers were Vaughn Hollis, Cliff Montgomery, Daryl Anglin, Brother Bobby Harris, Eugene Neal and Billy Welch.

Honorary pallbearers were Rachel Welch, Patsy Cunningham, Bobbie Nevels, George Ward Jr. and ushers of First United Pentecostal Church.


Lucille Vollor True of Vicksburg died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Olive Branch Nursing Home in Tallulah. She was 95.

Mrs. True was a native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She was a teacher, legal secretary and a social worker. After her retirement, she was a licensed guide for the Vicksburg National Military Park.

She was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Crump True; her parents, William Joseph and Mary Doyle Vollor; three brothers, W.J. Vollor Jr., James D. Vollor and Frank G. Vollor, and two sisters, Helen Vollor Teller and Mary Frances Watson.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Halpin of Vicksburg; her sister-in-law, Valera M. Vollor of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, Harley Caldwell of Vicksburg, Lucy DeRossette of Vicksburg, Katharine W. Halpin of Phoenix, William V. Halpin of Vicksburg and John F. Halpin IV of Seattle; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Thomas McGing, pastor of St. Paul; and her nephews, the Rev. John Vollor of West Point and the Rev. Bill Vollor of Hattiesburg. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with wake services at 4:30.

Pallbearers will be nephews Circuit Judge Frank Vollor, Tim Vollor, Barry Teller, Landman Teller, Bill Watson, John Files, Forrest Raley, Johnny Joorfetz, Rod Parker, Blake Teller and Jim Raly.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the St. Paul Altar Society, Sadie Pampley and Dr. George Habeeb.