From May 19, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 21, 2001


Michael Trevon Hicks, infant son of John Michael Hicks Jr. and Doris Oliver, both of Vicksburg, died Friday, May 18, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center.

Michael was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Frank Oliver Jr.

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletter

Receive daily headlines and obituaries

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Dinah Davis of Vicksburg and John Hicks Sr. of Dallas; his maternal grandparents, Doris Oliver of Vicksburg, Pinkey Robinson of Borazoria, Texas; his paternal great-grandparents, Eugene and Linda A. Jackson of Vicksburg; his maternal great-grandmother, Alma Oliver of Borazoria; and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


WHEATLAND, Wyo. Leta Norris Hoffman died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyo. She was 83.

Born in Wheatland, Mrs. Hoffman was a former resident of Vicksburg. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the Nile, the Wheatland United Methodist Church, the Wheatland Study Club and the Wheatland Golf and Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hoffman; her parents, Claud and Irene Sadler Norris; and a brother, Larry Norris.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Hoffman Tuttle of Wheatland and Claudia A. Hoffman of Ventura, Calif.; a son, Timothy D. Hoffman of Wheatland; three sisters, Marjorie Krewer and Ova Stockley, both of Wheatland, and Phyllis Cobb of Topeka, Kan., a brother, Leo Norris of Wheatland; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services were Tuesday at Wheatland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Les Ludlam officiating under the direction of Platte Funeral Chapel in Wheatland.

Memorials may be made to Project Safe, Box 8, Wheatland, Wyo. 82201.


James A. Hutcheson Jr. died Friday, May 18, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 93.

Mr. Hutcheson was born in Ripley, Tenn., and had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1932. He was a retired construction superintendent for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He was a member of the Harmony Hunting Club and a veteran of the U.S Navy serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends Doris White of Tallulah and Buster Cupp of Vicksburg.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial followed at Green Acres Memorial Park.


JACKSON Perla Porter died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She was 86.

A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Porter was a resident of Jackson. She was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Otis M. Porter and the Rev. Sammie P. Crawford; her parents, Williams and Martha Mason Greer; and 11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by four daughters, Melva Crawford Dallas of Cleveland, Gayle Crawford Magness of Vicksburg, Dewanna Crawford of Jackson and Lyndell Crawford Gardner of Sebastapol; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Wesson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 Highway 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180; or to Woodlawn Hills Baptist Church, Jackson.


Gladys “Terry” Strawbridge died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 63.

A homemaker, Mrs. Strawbridge was a native of Alabama and had lived in Vicksburg for the past 39 years.

She is survived by three sons, David Sullivan of Lemon, Ala., and Barry Jackson and Kevin Strawbridge, both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Wanda Reeves of Vicksburg; three brothers, Cecil Jackson and Ralph Jackson, both of North Port, Ala., William “Dock” Jackson of Cotton Dale, Ala.; four grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Reeves, James Wallace, Jessie Hall, Perry Pittman, Larry Jackson and Rodney Jackson.


PORT GIBSON James “Pluty” Whitney died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 65.

Mr. Whitney was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel L. Scott; his father, Robert Whitney; a brother, Elmo Scott Jr.; a sister, Gloria Whitney Bolden; a daughter, NeNe Nash; and his stepmother, Amelia Whitney.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Whitney of Port Gibson; five daughters, Melody K. Whitney, Sandra Waites, Loretta Hicks and Suizette Hicks, all of Port Gibson, and Wanda Noble of Russum; four sons, Jerrell Thornton, James Hicks, Danny Hicks and Alonzo Hicks, all of Port Gibson; a stepson, Joseph Cruel Jr. of Port Gibson; a sister, Isabelle Nash of Port Gibson; two stepbrothers, Wilbert Coleman of Memphis and James Hill of El Paso, Texas; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial followed at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson.