From January 11, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2001


Services for the Rev. Edward J. Brown Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Heroden M.B. Church with the Rev. Casey Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Saturday until the service at the church.

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Rev. Brown died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 76.

Rev. Brown was a member of Grove Street M.B. Church and was formerly 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 one brother, Ben Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Mae Brown of Vicksburg; five sons; James Brown, Charley 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 Holland of Calumette City, Ill., and Rose Brown Sims of Albion, Mich.; one brother, Allen Brown of Albion; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives, including Arthur James of Vicksburg.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arraignments.


CORNERSVILLE, Tenn. Lucille Agent died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was 76.

Mrs. Agent was a native of Bedford County, Tenn. She was a retired nurse technician and member of the Church of Christ in Cornersville.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Agent Martin of Cornersville; a son, James Robert Agent of Vicksburg; a brother, Roy Curtis of Lewisburg, Tenn.; two sisters, Dimple Driver and Grace Davidson, both of Shelbyville, Tenn.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cornersville Funeral Home. Burial followed at Short Cemetery.


Jerry Davidson Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 64.

Mr. Davidson lived in Vicksburg most of his life. He was a retired carpenter, an Army veteran and a member of the Carpenter Local 1964 and Northside Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, June Davidson of Vicksburg; four sons, Jerry Davidson Jr., James Davidson, Jeffery Davidson and Johnny Davidson, all of Vicksburg; a daughter, Julie James of Vicksburg; three brothers, Lamar Davidson of Branson, Mo., Harley Davidson of Tallulah and Darrell Davidson of Ridgecrest, La.; two sisters, Barbara Wooten and Linda Vance, both of Ridgecrest; seven grandchildren and other relatives, including Walter James, Myra Davidson, Rachel Davidson and Christy Davidson, all of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. Daryl Covington officiating. Burial will follow at the Davidson Family Cemetery in Vicksburg.

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

Pallbearers will be Johnny Morson, Jason Morson, Richard Sanders, Tim Wright, Devry Wooten and Kenneth Stevens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Trussell, Dr. Daniel Edney, Dr. David Halinski and the nursing staff of ParkView Intensive Care Unit.


SIMSBORO, La. Ruth Faulk Guilbert died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Lincoln General Hospital. She was 71.

A homemaker, Mrs. Guilbert was a member of First Baptist Church of Simsboro, La.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. Faulk Sr. and Alice Hullum Faulk, and two brothers, Alfred Faulk and Charles J. Faulk Jr., who were all of Vicksburg.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Fred Guilbert of Simsboro; two sons, Fred Guilbert Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Chuck Guilbert of Genoia, Ark.; three daughters, Ann Guilbert of Tyler, Texas, Mary Alice Guilbert Savana of Dallas and Janet Guilbert Allen of Ruston, La.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.

Memorials may be made to Harris Baptist Assembly, 2800 Harris Road, Minden, LA 71055.


Services for Mable Logan Peterson will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Alex Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Service and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mrs. Peterson died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at her home. She was 91.

A resident of Warren County, Mrs. Peterson retired in 1972 from Jett Elementary School as a custodian. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she was choir president and church treasurer for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Peterson Sr.; her parents; five brothers including Willie Logan; and three sisters including Mamie L. Cosby.

Survivors include a son, Ben Peterson Jr. of Vicksburg; a daughter, Orelia P. Crump of Vicksburg; a stepdaughter, Bessie Singleton; 18 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Chaney Peterson, Frank Crump Jr. and members of the Cosby family, all of Vicksburg.


Services for Harrison “Wild Bill” Williams Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Bernell Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Williams died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 48.

Mr. Williams was a beautician and a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harrison Williams Sr.; his mother, Fannie Mae Nuttall Williams; and a brother, Glen Williams.

He is survived by his fiance, Jackie Phillips of Tallulah; two sons, Michael Buchanan of Vicksburg and Lamont Williams of Buffalo, N.Y.; two daughters, LaSheka Williams of Vicksburg and Tonice Williams of Buffalo; seven brothers, Larry Darnell Williams of Vicksburg, Alphonza Williams of Atlanta, the Rev. Bernell Williams of Griffin, Ga., Charles Johnson of Edwards and Nelson Pinkston of Long Beach, Calif., Ulysses Williams of Chicago, Jerry Williams of Buffalo; five sisters, Fannie Williams of Vicksburg, Beatrice Williams of Memphis, Frances Thompkins of Atlanta, Everlena Shakelford of Houston, Texas, and Pearlena Johnson of Edwards.