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From February 19, 2001

ANN E. BARNES

Ann E. Barnes died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 80.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Barnes was the daughter of the late Joseph X. and Rosie Donat McCormack. She attended St. Michael Elementary and St. Francis Xavier Academy. She was a homemaker and a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel T. Barnes; two brothers, Charles L. McCormack and John F. McCormack; and a sister, Betty Brown.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley B. LaCoste and Catherine B. Downey, both of Pearl River, La.; four sons, John Barnes and Paul Barnes, both of Vicksburg, David Barnes of Tyler, Texas, and Ronald Barnes of Bellevue, Neb.; two sisters, Catherine Goodrum of Costa Mesa, Calif, and Joan Trahan of Vicksburg; two brothers, Joseph McCormack of California and Pat McCormack of Titusville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Al Brown, Chuck Trahan, Ricky Brown, Kenneth Trahan, Joe Brown and Mark Vispi.

Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Barnes, S.T. Barnes and Charles Trahan.

Memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS. 39183 or to Crawford Street United Methodist Church building fund, 1408 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS. 39180.

WILLIAM H. COLLINS

William H. “Bill” Collins died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001. He was 79.

Mr. Collins was born in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. He retired from Falk Steel in 1987 and was employed by Marathon LeTourneau and Fordice Construction. He served in the Ohio National Guard from 1938 until 1940. During World War II, he served in the Aleutian Islands, Eastern Mandates and the Southern Philippines. He was a member of the American Legion and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Bliss Collins; his parents, Mary Etta Alexander and Leonard E. Collins; two brothers, Clarence Collins and Elmer Collins; two sisters, Rosie King and Lula Ison.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret H. Pettis Collins; two sons, William E. Collins of Anaheim, Calif., and Edward H. Pettis of Vicksburg; three daughters, Sharon Collins Hanks of Vicksburg, Myrtis Pettis Nyiri of Jackson and Milly Pettis Woods of Las Vegas; three sisters, Bertha Waddell and Ethel Gillihue, both of Franklin Furnace, and Norma Jean Peery of New Boston, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bert Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Paul Massey, James Edwards, Roger Lester, Corp. Jay Horn, Eddie Pettis and Brad Hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Abraham, Steve Carlisle, Mike Donovan, Pat Donovan, W.B. Duggins, Vern Lackey, Bob Lucchesi, H.C. Sibley, Wayne Sibley, Dr. William Wooten and Dr. John C. Williams.

OAKLEY G. DANIELS

Oakley G. Daniels died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at his son’s home. He was 78.

Mr. Daniels lived at Eagle Lake for the past 28 years. He was a veteran of the Army having served during World War II. He received the Purple Heart, two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Battle Stars and European Theatre Campaign award. He was a member of the North Bend Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife, Daisy W. Daniels of Eagle Lake; two sons, Danny Daniels of Vicksburg and Mike Daniels of Kosciusko; a daughter, Elaine Dickerson of Tallulah; a stepson, Norman Williams of Eagle Lake; a brother, Billy Daniels of Pearl; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield and Billy Blakley officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mark Daniels, Bo Kidrick, Ronnie Wilson, Scott Williams, Kenny Williams and Bill Daniels.

Honorary pallbearers will be L.T. Emerson, Johnny Williams Jr., Jimmy Ezell, Willard Culberson, Will Pugh and Ronnie Staggs.

MATTIE SCHNETZLER GRAY

Mattie Schnetzler Gray died Sunday Feb. 18, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 82.

Mrs. Gray was a native of Little Rock, Ark., and lived most of her life in Vicksburg. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Gray.

She is survived by five sons, Bennie May and Jimmy Gray, both of Vicksburg, John Gray of DeFuniak, Fla., Eddie Gray of Jackson and Tommy Gray of Monticello; four daughters, Shirley Rogers of Monticello, Patricia Owens of Madison and Brenda Hensarling and Marcia Berry, both of Jackson; a sister, Bessie Childers of Vicksburg; and 18 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Chip Starnes officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brian Gray, Matthew Owens, Will Berry, Gene Gray, Mack Branning, Pete Gray and Paul Alan Gray.

OTTIS E. SMITH

Ottis E. Smith died Sunday. Feb. 18, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 79.

A native of Rocky Springs, Mr. Smith was the son of the late Jessie W. and Bettie Wilson Smith. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. He worked with the Illinois Central Railroad for 14 years and retired from Waterways Experiment Station as a machinist after 24 years. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William R. Smith and Huey Smith; and a stepson, Johnny Ramphrey.

He is survived by his wife, Neva P. Smith of Vicksburg; a son, David Lamar Smith of Vicksburg; a stepson, Dr. George Ramphrey of Mesquite, Texas; two stepdaughters, Sandra O’Brien of Greenville and Sharon Greco of Dallas; a brother, Harold Lloyd Smith of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Jackson, Sidney Ragsdale, Jessie Regan, George Hall, Morris Landers and David A. Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Highland Baptist Church building fund, 3518 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS. 39180.