From January 9, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 9, 2001


NEW ORLEANS Sister Mary Anne Allen, R.S.M., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Our Lady of Wisdom Health Care Center. She was 92.

Sister Allen, formerly known as Sister Mary Columba, was born in Anderson, Texas. She entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1926 and made her vows in 1929. She received her bachelor’s degree at Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio in 1949 and her master’s at Catholic University in 1954. She taught in elementary and secondary schools and was state supervisor of secondary education in Catholic schools in Mississippi. She retired in Vicksburg and moved to Our Lady of Wisdom in 1999.

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She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services were Friday at Our Lady of Wisdom. Burial was at St. Patrick Cemetery under the direction of All Faiths Funeral Home of New Orleans.


Minnie Lee Bauswell died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Trace Haven Nursing Home. She was 109.

Mrs. Bauswell was a member of First Springhill M.B. Church where she was on the mother board. She was a member of Knights and Daughters of Tabor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, St. John Bauswell; her father, Jerry White; her mother, Certella Simpson White.

She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Anderson and Gloria Crawford, both of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Sullivan Caldwell and Lisa Mathis, both of Vicksburg, and Magnora Benson of Duncanville, Texas.

Services were Monday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Hicks officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


TALLULAH Joyce O’Neal Beard died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 72.

Born in Franklin Parish, Mrs. Beard had lived most of her life in Tallulah and was a housewife.

She is survived by two sons, Danny Beard and Michael Beard, both of Tallulah; a daughter, Judy A. Beard of Tallulah; two brothers, Jack Taylor and E.R. “Bud” Taylor, both of Tallulah; a sister, Bernice McCarty of Tallulah; three grandchildren and other relatives including Angie Beard of Tallulah.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with the Rev. Charles Gaston officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah.

Pallbearers were Bo Street, Harold Bolton, Artie Skeldon, Mac McCarty, Donnie Remore and Jimmy Johnson.


The Rev. Edward J. Brown Sr. died today, Jan. 9, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 76.

Rev. Brown was a member of Grove Street M.B. Church and was former pastor of Rose Hill M.B. Church No. 1 and St. Luke M.B. Church. He was retired from Veteran Taxi Cab Company where he was a cab driver for a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Humes Brown, and a brother, Ben Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Mae Brown of Vicksburg; five sons; James Brown, Charles Brown, Herbert Brown and Darrell Brown, all of Vicksburg, and Edward J. Brown Jr. of New Orleans; four daughters, Mary Brown Marshall of Vicksburg, Patricia Brown Hayes of Mobile, Sadie Brown Ford of Chicago and Rose Brown Sims of Albion, Mich.; one brother, Allen Brown of Albion; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Dillon Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


ACKERMAN Calton B. Bruce died Sunday. Jan. 7, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 94.

A native of Ackerman, Mr. Bruce lived in Vicksburg for 50 years before moving to Arkansas 23 years ago. He was a retired employee of the Vicksburg city bus lines. He was a member of South Union Methodist Church in Ackerman where he was church secretary.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Bell Robinson Bruce; and his parents, Lafayette Bruce and Jennie Moss Bruce.

He is survived by a daughter, Becky Seago Simrall of Redwood; a grandson, John Carlton Seago of Charlotte, N.C.; three nieces and two nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nile Funeral Home in Ackerman with the Rev. Sam Dodd, pastor of South Union Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Old Lebanon Presbyterian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Blaine, Leon Bruce, Mike Bruce, Roy Bruce, T.J. Jemerson, Cordell Langley, Lee Langley, Pete Reese, Prep Taylor and Billy Walton.

Memorials may be made to South Union Methodist Church, 269 Chester St., Ackerman, MS 39735.


Geneva Warfield Evans died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center.

A resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Evans was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Cleveland.

She was preceded in death by her father, Major Warfield; her mother, Alberta Bailey Warfield; and two sisters, Florence Warfield and Yvonne Warfield.

She is survived by a son, Alvie Evans Jr. of Cleveland; three daughters, Gloria Dillon of Vicksburg, Doris Nelson of Cleveland and Rosie Lee Smith of Ridgecrest, Calif.; two sisters, Hazel Jones of Vicksburg and Ruby Waites of Chicago; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.