From March 7, 2001

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2001


LORMAN Shirley Paige Isaac died Friday, March 2, 2001, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was 50.

A Lorman native, Mrs. Isaac graduated in 1969 from Liddell High School in Fayette. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology and physical education from Alcorn State University. She later received a master’s degree while working as a teacher in the Jefferson County School System. She served as parent coordinator for Jefferson County Middle School and worked as a GED instructor for the county.

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A former member of Fellowship Baptist Church, she was a member of Waterloo Baptist Church. She served as a choir member, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school assistant superintendent, president of the Usher Board and president of the Women’s Missionary Auxiliary. She also served as vice president and president of the Jefferson County Women’s Association.

Mrs. Isaac was preceded in death by her mother, Lurlean Davis Paige; her grandparents, Henry and Mary Paige; a son, Frank Tolliver Jr.; and a nephew whom she reared as a son, Donald Taylor.

Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Isaac of Lorman; a son, Anthony Tolliver of Las Vegas; her father, William H. Paige Sr. of Lorman; four brothers, Calvin Davis and Robert Paige, both of Houston, Texas, William H. Paige Jr. of Las Vegas and Michael Malone of Lorman; four sisters, Mary Evans of Houston, Lillie Gilson of Fayette, Geraldine McDonald of Jackson and Vonda Paige of Lorman; two grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends, including Norciss Dorsey of Lorman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waterloo Baptist Church with the Revs. Leon Howard, Walter Chambers and Elvis Colenberg Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. Thursday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Williams, Scott Keys Jr., Kenneth Coffie, Gregory Brown and Samuel White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Davis, William Paige Jr., Kendrick Gilson, Robert Paige, Michael Malone and David Gilson.


TALLULAH Laura Sue Taylor Rodgers died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro, La. She was 60.

Mrs. Rodgers was born in Delhi and had lived most of her life in Tallulah. She was a retired nurse and member of First United Methodist Church of Tallulah.

She is survived by a sister, Sandra Taylor Ziegler of Tallulah; an aunt, Helen Spells of Tallulah; and three nieces, Charlotte Zeigler of Delhi, Kelly Robertson of Baton Rouge and Tracy Raley of Tallulah.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah with the Rev. Fred Fulton officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.


Services for Rubye Nichols Woods were at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Dorrell officiating. Burial followed at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Mrs. Woods died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital. She was 87.

Born in Morton, Mrs. Woods lived in Delta City for a number of years. She had lived in Vicksburg for the past 18 years. She was employed as a nurse at Rolling Fork, Belzoni, Hollandale and Vicksburg hospitals. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Delta City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bradford Woods; and a son, Wayne Woods.

She is survived by two sons, Edwin Woods and Joe Woods, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Ella Ward of Rolling Fork and Gladys Wilson of Coulterville, Ill.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Leon Wilson, Chuck Woods, Kelly Woods, Sammy Woods, Jimmy Woods, Richey Woods, Eddie Woods and John Chaney.