From March 9, 2001

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 9, 2001


Hill A. Crumbley died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at his home. He was 72.

Mr. Crumbley was a native of Rockford, Ala., and had lived in Vicksburg for 40 years. He was the son of the late James E. and Ella Varner Crumbley. He had been a road constructor and concrete finisher with W.J. Runyon Co. for 12 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by two sons, Danny Crumbley of Brandon and Mike Crumbley of Collinsville; three sisters, Odell Camp of Childersburg, Ala., and Faye Reese and Sally Palmer, both of Pensacola, Fla.; and four granddaughters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Ricky Dorrell officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Mark Dement, Perry Roberts, Buddy Roberts, Jack Sturgis, P.K. Roberts and Bobby Ferguson.


Services for Georgia A. Douglas will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church with the Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mrs. Douglas died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 81.

She was a homemaker and member of Mount Zion M.B. Church No. 4, where she was in the adult choir and a member of the burial society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglas Jr.; her parents, Albert and Alberta Jenkins Lumpkin; a son, James Douglas III; a daughter, Lucille Douglas Major; a brother, Ollie James Lumpkin; and three sisters, Vashti Turner, Fannie Mae James and Rosie Lloyd.

Survivors include a daughter, Hazel Barbara Wince of Vicksburg; a sister, Johnnie D. Flaggs of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; other relatives, including Verna Patrick Crawford of Rolling Fork and members of the Lumpkin, Williams, Douglas, Smith, Regan and Moore families of Vicksburg.


BILOXI Robert “Bob” Gonder died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Biloxi. He was 75.

Mr. Gonder was a native of Indianapolis and had lived on the Gulf Coast for 21 years. He served in the Army during World War II, receiving the EAME Theater ribbon with two bronze stars and the Purple Heart.

He retired from the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier.

Mr. Gonder was a member of Orange Grove Masonic Lodge No. 635 F&AM, Handsboro Chapter No. 374 Order of Eastern Star and Joe Graham Post No. 119 American Legion. He was also a member of Star Twirlers Square Dance Club and Tictoc Rounders Round Dance Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer C. and Elsie Gonder.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Gonder of Biloxi; a son, Thomas Gonder of Biloxi; two daughters, Ellen Lindsey of Gulfport and Diane Stewart of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Biloxi National Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Riemann Memorial Funeral Home in Gulfport.


ROLLING FORK Jim Johnson, formerly of Rolling Fork, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Heritage Manor in Yazoo City. He was 77.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Mollie Johnson; three sons, Jimmie Lee Johnson of Greenville, Gradie Johnson of Dayton, Ohio, and James Dortch of Virginia; seven daughters, Fennie Mae Johnson and Emma Lee Love, both of Yazoo City, Cora Richardson and Billie Jean Pinkins, both of Rolling Fork, Evelyn Donald of Bentonia, Lena Mae Johnson of Jackson and Gloria Jean Johnson of Virginia; two brothers, Odeal Johnson of Jackson and Bill Johnson of Texas; 39 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of God in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Minnie Lee Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Walker Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.