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J.C. Irwin Sr. died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his home. He was 69.

A native of Satartia, Mr. Irwin was a graduate of Heidelberg High School and had worked for the Postal Service. He served in the Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school superintendent and deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion A. and Lula Walker Irwin; two brothers, John D. Irwin and Marion Irwin Jr.; and two sisters, Doris Whitehead and Mavis I. Powell.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene C. Irwin of Vicksburg; a son, Joey C. Irwin of Vicksburg; a daughter, Diane I. Bailey of Vicksburg; three sisters, Adelle I. Smithhart and Ruth S. Irwin, both of Vicksburg, and Gladys Irwin of Rantoul, Ill.; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Revs. Carl Barnes, Jerry Herron and Tony Beazley officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Bob Smithhart, Robert Smith, Billy Carl Irwin, Cliff Irwin, Boney Cobb, Charles Sibley, Kent Irwin and John Trest.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and Dr. Russell Barnes, Junior Tew, Billy Ainsworth, Robert King, Hilton Dawson, Roy Glenn Martin, John Roberts, George Ray Moore and the men of Ridgeway Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Ridgeway Baptist Church Building Fund, 4684 Redwood Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183 or to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.


LOS ANGELES Joseph Nimrod Tucker Jr. died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Los Angeles. He was 59.

Mr. Tucker was a former resident of Vicksburg.

Survivors include his wife, Ollie Tucker of Los Angeles; a son, Joseph Nimrod Tucker III of Los Angeles; five sisters, Judith Hodge of New Orleans, Lois Johnson and Sophia Tucker, both of Detroit, Joyce Tucker of Chicago and Sarah Bush of Evanston, Ill.; and other relatives, including Johnnie Mae Palmer, Laura Lowe, Charles Jones Jr. and April Jones, all of Vicksburg.

Services will be Tuesday at Ashley-Grigsby Mortuary Inc. in Los Angeles.