From January 2, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2001


WILMINGTON, N.C. Paul Turner Bowie died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 72.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Bowie was the son of the late Edward and Guoin Bowie. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Marine Corps. He retired from Kaiser Agriculture Chemical Company in Acme and later retired as an instructor at Cape Fear Community College in Industrial Mechanics.

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He is survived by his wife, Patty Corbin Bowie of Wilmington; two sons, Richard C. Bowie and Benjamin A. Bowie, both of Wilmington; a brother, Benjamin Bowie of Louisiana; and a sister, Guoin Synder of Louisiana; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Andrew Mortuary Market Street Chapel in Wilmington with the Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington.


NEWELLTON Loyce Dixon Mason died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at her home in Newellton. She was 85.

Born in Natalbany, La., Mrs. Mason was reared and attended school in Gilbert, La. She had lived in Tensas Parish for the past 65 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hanford Wright Mason.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Hines of Houston, Texas, and Anne Penley of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Dorothy Bacle of Crowville, La.; three brothers, Billy Dixon of Newellton, Hillary Dixon of Brookhaven and Kenneth Emfinger of Urania, La.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Baptist Church in Newellton with the Revs. Roy Southern and Wayne Stroud officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 Tuesday night at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Clyde H. Arnold, Hoyt Arnold, Phillip Arnold, Kerry M. Arnold, Carl Tatum Jr., W.T. Bacle, Ben Burnside Jr. and James R. Jones.


Linda Gray Cockrell Warnock died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 53.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Warnock was the daughter of the late George G. Cockrell. She was a graduate of Redwood High School and Hinds Junior College. She was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Waterways Experiment Station and the Mississippi Valley Division for 27 years in the training and development office and later in the Human Resources Directorate as a staffing specialist. She was a member of Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the chancel choir and the Grayson Sunday school class. She was also chairman of the parsonage committee, the families ministries coordinator and a member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Warnock of Vicksburg; a son, Brad Warnock of Vicksburg; a daughter, Janean Warnock of Vicksburg; her mother, Geraldine Cockrell of Vicksburg; a sister, Janice Cockrell of Vicksburg; a brother, Ricky Cockrell of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Revs. Jim Williams and Ed Hightower officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 Tuesday night at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Louis Renaud, Marvin Anderson, Hilary Westbrook, Bradford Walker, John O’Bannon and Donald Oakes.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Grayson Sunday school class, the chancel choir, Mississippi Valley Division Human Resources Directorate employees, Gwen and Earl Edris and Dr. George Habeeb.

Memorials may be made to the Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church Day Care or to the building fund, 335 Bowie Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183.