From May 9, 2001

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2001


CLINTON Services for Thomas Lee Dudley were Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Ed Byron officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home.

Mr. Dudley died Monday, May 7, 2001, at his home in Clinton. He was 69.

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A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Dudley was a retired employee of BellSouth. He was a member of the 31st Dixie Division and a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Leonard and Olive Downey Dudley.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hoxie Dudley of Clinton; three sons, Charles L. Dudley of San Antonio, Thomas Dudley Jr. of Canton and Daniel R. Dudley of Clinton; two daughters, Cynthia D. Spruill of Richland and Jean D. Hill of Brandon; two sisters, Alma “Peggy” Dudley and Mary D. Harris, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Charles Fred Dudley of Gonzales, La.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS. 39213; the Vicksburg Genealogical Society or to a favorite charity.


Elizabeth Thomas died Monday, May 7, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 20.

She was a lifelong resident of the Eagle Lake Community and was a 1999 graduate of Warren Central High School. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charlie Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas, and her maternal grandmother, Irene Nelson Henderson.

She is survived by two daughters, Nakeita Hampton and Denise Hampton, both of Eagle Lake; her father, Charles Nelson of Eagle Lake; her mother, Annette Thomas of Eagle Lake; three brothers, Michael Thomas, Robert Thomas and Charles Johnson, all of Vicksburg; eight sisters, Debra Thomas, Tiffany Thomas, LaTora Thomas, Keisha Thomas, Minnie Johnson, Carolyn Nelson and Jackie Johnson, all of Vicksburg, and LaShaundra Gregory of Milwaukee, Wis.; one aunt, two uncles and other relatives including David Johnson, Lottie Mae Bailey and Robert Bailey, all of Eagle Lake, and the Woodland, Wesley, Bell, Jackson and Jefferson families.

Arrangements were incomplete with Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home in charge.