From February 8, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 8, 2001


ROLLING FORK Services for Mary Lue “Little Mary” Brown will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodland M.B. Church in Fitler with the Rev. Willie Earl officiating. Burial will follow at United Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 54.

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She was a homemaker and member of Woodland M.B. Church in Fitler.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nathan Brown; her mother, Daisy Mae Williams Brown; three brothers, Fred Brown, Robert Brown and Eddie Brown; and one sister, Minnie Brown.

Mrs. Brown is survived by three sons, Quinless Brown of Cary, Charles Cole of Vicksburg and Michael Brown of Fitler; two daughters, Vera Brown and Carrie M. Cole, both of Fitler; two brothers, Noria Brown of Cary and David Brown of Los Angeles; five sisters, Eunice Miller and Annie Conner, both of Vicksburg, Mattie Lindsey and Rose Ella Brown, both of Cary, and Daisy Ellis of New Orleans; 17 grandchildren and other relatives.


COLUMBUS Marshall Dowdle died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was 84.

Mr. Dowdle was born in Ethelsville, Ala. He was a cotton farmer and a member of Andrews Chapel Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geather Pate Dowdle; and his parents, N.B. and Elizabeth Rickman Dowdle.

He is survived by a son, Chester M. Dowdle of Alpharetta, Ga.; two daughters, Christine D. Lambert of Vicksburg and Michele D. Daves of Columbus; a brother, Mayo Dowdle of Columbus; a sister, Addie Lee Bennett of Columbus; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Tim Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Columbus.

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

Pallbearers will be Brent Dowdle, John Marshall Dowdle, Atwell Daves, Ricky Hamm, Tony Holland, Steve Platt, Shawn Dyson and Brad Robinson.


Services for Liris Ann Grace Lattimore, infant daughter of Angelinette Lattimore, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating under the direction of Williams Funeral Service.

Liris died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center.

In addition to her mother, Liris is survived by a sister, Raivuyne Reeves of Vicksburg; a brother, Matthew Lattimore III of Vicksburg; her maternal grandparents, Samuel and Mary Ann Mitchell of Vicksburg; and other relatives.


Services for Robert Omar James Lee will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Center with the Rev. Mack Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Service.

Mr. Lee died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. He was 47.

He was employed as a maintenance supervisor with Hamtramck Sausage and Cornbeef Co. in Detroit. He attended Vicksburg High School in 1973. He was a member of Word of Faith in Detroit.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Lee and Mary Helen Whitaker Lee.

He is survived by two sons, Darren Byrd of Chicago and Omar Cleveland of Detroit; a daughter, Nyree Cleveland of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Tommy Whitaker of Vicksburg and James Lee of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Agnes Drake of Kenosha, Wis., and Edna Lee-Jackson, Jacqueline Fields and Ethel Brown, all of Vicksburg; two grandchildren and other relatives.


NASHVILLE Alonzo Moody died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was 56.

Mr. Moody was an instructor in the language, literature and philosophy department at Tennessee State University. He was a member of Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Humphrey “Son” Moody and Ruby Smith Moody; a sister, Louise Moody; and two brothers, Rufus Moody and Berdon Moody.

He is survived by five brothers, John W. Moody of Cleveland, Ohio, Humphrey “Judge” Moody of Memphis, Leon Moody and Reuben J. Moody, both of Canton, and John T. Moody of Redwood; five sisters, Ruth Byrdsong of Nashville, Mary B. Sutton, Laura Moody and Nettie Doss, all of Canton, and Lula M. Burks of Edwards; and other relatives including Laura B. Henderson of Redwood, Callie Haley, Earnestine Sanders and Ernest Wells, all of Greenville.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


CLEVELAND, Ohio Tony Anthony Morris died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Detroit. He was 38.

Mr. Morris was a 1980 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He was an accountant with General Motors in Detroit.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Claude Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Morris of Cleveland, Ohio; a son, Colby Morris of Cleveland; a daughter, Tyger Morris of Cleveland; his mother, Martha Brooks of Vicksburg; his father, Walter Donaldson of Cleveland; his grandmother, Elizabeth Smith of Vicksburg; a sister, Jeanette Donaldson of Memphis; four brothers, David “Boo” Brooks, Michael C. Johnson and Greg Lias, all of Vicksburg and Simmie “Pea Body” Brooks of Atlanta; and other relatives including Yolanda Brooks, James “Fuzzy” Johnson and the Brown, Wynn, Hogan-Washington, Thomas, Regan, Lindsey, Johnson, Lias and Buchanan families of Vicksburg and the Parker family of Rolling Fork.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Cleveland under the direction of Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home in Wayne, Mich.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary M.B. Church, 1350 East Ave.