From March 4, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 5, 2001


Services for Bessie Lewis Bottley were at 11 a.m. Monday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Eddie Lane officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Bottley died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Center in Greenville. She was 83.

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A homemaker, Mrs. Bottley was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Frances Walker Lewis; her husband, Jessie Bottley; four brothers, Tom Lewis, Walter Scott, Charlie Lewis and Forest Lewis; and three sisters, Annie Mitchell, Laura Bell and Ida Mae Perkins.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Nixon of Dallas and Percy Nixon of Houston; three daughters, Velma Brown, Jeraldine Ross and Rosie Nixon, all of Vicksburg; a brother, Sylvester Lewis of Pasadena, Calif.; two sisters, Stella Brown of Vicksburg and Mary Steverson of St. Louis, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.


SONDHEIMER, La. Sarah Lucille Wise Marsh died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at her home in Sondheimer, La. She was 83.

Mrs. Marsh was born in Elba, Ala., and had been a resident of East Carroll Parish for 58 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Sondheimer.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard H. Wise and Harvey Gene Wise; and her sister, Lonnie Lee Wise.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Jefferson Marsh; five sons, Paul Jefferson Marsh and William Edward “Cooter” Marsh, both of Sondheimer, and Jimmy Lee Marsh, Larry Mack Marsh and Billy Leon Marsh, all of Tallulah; five daughters, Alice Faye Eubanks, Dorothy Mae Ainsworth, Sarah Ann Shepherd and Katherine Lucille Powers, all of Tallulah, and Betty Jo Boudreaux of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Idell Mayberry of Shreveport and Bonnie Thornton of Bolton; 31 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sondheimer Baptist Church with James Kitchens and Don Roberts officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lake Providence under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sondheimer, P.O. Box 97, Sondheimer, LA 71276; Sellers Home, Route 3, Box 10, Tallulah, LA 71282; or to Tallulah Academy, Box 911, Tallulah, LA 71282.


TALLULAH Mary Moore Nolan died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Madison Parish Hospital. She was 64.

Mrs. Nolan, a resident of Madison Parish for the past 40 years, was a food manager and restaurant owner. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tallulah.

She is survived by her husband, Charles L. Nolan; two sons, Charles L. Nolan Jr. of Tallulah and Marty Nolan of Vicksburg; three daughters, Joyce Laird, Betty Sue Rowan and Sarah McVay, all of Tallulah; two brothers, Robert W. Moore and Loyd Moore Jr., both of Tallulah; one sister, Sadie Moore of Tallulah; 15 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services were at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Tallulah with the Rev. Fred Fulton officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Box 88, Tallulah, LA 71282.


Services for Rosemary Walker will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill No. 1 M.B. Church with the Rev. Walter Weathersby officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Monday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service at the church.

Mrs. Walker died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 66.

Mrs. Walker was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of Rose Hill No. 1 M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Walker Sr.; a son, Ivory Joe Walker; her father; a brother; and a sister.

She is survived by four sons, George Walker Jr., Albert Walker, Adam Walker and Albert S. Johnson, all of Vicksburg; her mother, Mary Florence Johnson of Vicksburg; two sisters, Bessie Johnson O’Neal and Margaret Marshall, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Noah Johnson and Julius Johnson, both of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a godchild, April Cole; and nieces and nephews.