Published 12:00 am Friday, January 26, 2001

Services for Frankie Parker will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope M.B. Church in Blanton with the Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cary Community Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Parker died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital. She was 81.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope M.B. Church in Blanton, where she was a member of the mother board.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Parker and Addie Davis.

She is survived by four sons, James Cubit and Joseph Cubit, both of Cary, Albert Cubit of Onward and William Cubit of Grace; three daughters, Alberta Cubit of Onward, Evelyn Cubit of Vicksburg and Della Willis; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.


John Murray Pinkston Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in Greenville. He was 71.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Pinkston was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School. He served for four years with the U.S. Marine Corps, including a time in Korea. He graduated from Millsaps College with a degree in physics and math. He was formerly employed as an engineer at Waterways Experiment Station and as an independent building contractor. He was employed with the Department of Agriculture Research Station in Stoneville. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Corean Stafford and John Murray Pinkston; four sisters, Ruth Pinkston Israel, Betty Jean Pinkston, Corean Pinkston Smith and Margaret Pinkston French.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Parks Booth Pinkston of Vicksburg; two sons, John Murray Pinkston III of Chicago and Corey Booth Pinkston of Chatham, N.J.; a daughter, Catherine Claire Pinkston Wilson of Brookhaven; a sister, Mary Jane Pinkston LaHatte of Jackson; four grandchildren and other relatives, including Dr. Wells Wilson of Brookhaven and Alicia Adcock of Chatham, N.J..

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas McGing officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Wake service will be at 6 Friday night.

Pallbearers will be Gil Israel, Joe Israel, Ricky Israel, Dr. Murray Whitaker, Gid Whitaker, John Smith, James Smith, Carl Smith, Tim Smith, Steven Smith, David Smith, Cicero LaHatte III, Michael LaHatte, Bernard Hess Booth IV, Bernard Kelly and John Kelly.

Memorials may be made to the Pinkston Family Trust for Scholarships at St. Aloysius High School, attn: Development Office, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS. 39180


James Donald Sanders Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 71.

Born in Attala County, Mr. Sanders had lived in Vicksburg since 1964. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator for R.G. LeTourneau Co. where he was employed for 22 years. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Sanders and Mamie Dale Herrod Sanders; his stepmother, Florence Steed Sanders; a sister, Shirley L. Sanders; three brothers, George E. Sanders, Barney Dale Sanders and Louie F. Sanders.

He is survived by his wife, Lue Ann Sanders of Vicksburg; five daughters, Barbara Jean Miller, Mary Elizabeth Sanders and Susan Dianne Wright, all of Vicksburg, Vera Ann Nickell of Benus, Texas, and Gladys Louise Ross of Perry, Ga.; a son, J.D. Sanders Jr. of Vicksburg; two sisters, Nellie L. Puckett of Lewisville and Mary Margaret O’Neil of Gulf Breeze, Ala.; three brothers, Billie L. Sanders and David L. Sanders, both of Pascagoula, and James L. Sanders of Kosciusko; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethsadia Baptist Church in Kosciusko with the Rev. John Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko and from 5 until 8 Friday night at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Sanders, Jerry L. Sanders, Michael W. Miller, Ronnie L. Ross, Jamie L. Ross and Andy L. Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Nickell, Samuel L. Moore, Ricky Sanders, Randy Sanders and Darryl Sanders.


PORT GIBSON Ethel L. Scott died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 87.

Mrs. Scott was a member of Second Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Scott Sr.; a son, Elmo Scott Jr.; her parents, Coleman Moore Sr. and Elizabeth Whitney; and three sisters.

She is survived by a son, James Whitney of Port Gibson; a daughter, Isabel Nash of Port Gibson; three brothers, Coleman Moore Jr. and A.J. Moore, both of Chicago, and Elder G.W. Moore of Port Gibson; three sisters, Julia Sipp of Oakland, Calif., Geraldine Turner and Barbara Embry, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.