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From May 17, 2001


BOLTON James J. Davis died Friday, May 11, 2001, at his home in Bolton. He was 45.

A welder, Mr. Davis was a sportsman and lifelong resident of Bolton.

He is survived by his wife, Joann McDuffie of Bolton; a son, Justin James Davis of Bolton; a daughter, Jasmine Denise Davis of Bolton; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ratliff Chapel M.B. Church in Bolton. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Edwards.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Thursday at Lakeover Funeral Home in Jackson.


BOSSIER CITY Jerome Jammal Hemphill died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Las Vegas. He was 37.

Born in Greenwood, Mr. Hemphill was a former resident of Vicksburg. He was a resident of Bossier City where he was the director of Human Resources at Harrah’s Casino. He attended Greenwood Public Schools and graduated from Mississippi College where he played football.

He is survived by his wife, Lynda Lewis-Hemphill of Bossier City; a daughter, Alyssa Hemphill of Bossier City; a son, Sylvester Lewis of Bossier City; his mother, Mary Ruth Hemphill of Greenwood; six sisters, Bobbie Montgomery, Betty Hampton, Bessie Mae Frison and Patricia Frison, all of Greenwood, and Emma Frison and Johnnie Mae Byas, both of Chicago; and a brother, Willie Ester Griggs of Walnut, Calif.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Green Grove Church of Faith in Greenwood with the Rev. M.L. Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Hudson Park Cemetery under the direction of Century Funeral Home in Greenwood.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.


RIDGELAND William M. Shingleton, infant son of Dr. William Bruce and Marsha Hossley Shingleton of Ridgeland, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

In addition to his parents, William is survived by his twin brother, Robley Bruce Shingleton of Ridgeland; his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. W.W. Shingleton of Durham, N.C., and James and Anita Hossley of Vicksburg; his great-grandparents, Lora Zorn and Lucille Hossley, both of Vicksburg.

Services were Monday at Nowell-Flippin Funeral Home in Ridgeland. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Services for James Henry Sullivan Jr. were Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Revs. Thomas McGing and Bill James officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

Mr. Sullivan died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. He was 79.

He was a Vicksburg native and retired to Robertsdale, Ala., in 1985. He attended St. Aloysius High School and entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1939. He later worked as a chef, restaurant owner and food manager.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and had served as sacristan at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Robertsdale. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Ola Sullivan of Vicksburg; one son, Charles Livingston of Foley, Ala.; two daughters, Marjorie Martin and Geraldine McPhail, both of Vicksburg; a sister, Ruth Sullivan McGraw of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Adams, George S. Jones, Garnet Van Norman, Frank J. Weaver II, Gene Henegan and Jim Parkin.

Honorary pallbearers were Bud Tacke, Joe Canizaro, Dr. George Habeeb, Sid Tucker, Alvin Harrison, Edward Kane and Aaron Cosby.

Memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39183; St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., Vicksburg, MS 39180; or St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS 39180.