From May 22, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 22, 2001


Andrew Lee Jenkins Sr. died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. He was 61.

Mr. Jenkins was a retired Anderson-Tully employee. He was a member of Pleasant Valley M.B. Church where he was on the board of trustees.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Dorothy Willis Jenkins; and a sister, Rosie Jenkins.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Williams Jenkins of Vicksburg; two sons, Andrew Lee Jenkins Jr. of the U.S. Army and Bradford Charles Jenkins of Vicksburg; two daughters, Nedra A. Jenkins Patton and Micaela Kia Jenkins, both of Jackson; three brothers, James Jenkins, Mack Jenkins and L.C. Jenkins, all of Vicksburg; nine sisters, Minerva Allen, Viola Dixon, Indiana Jenkins, Linda Smith, Josephine Robinson and Eliza McRunnel, all of Vicksburg, Dorothy Jenkins and Cora Lee Thurston, both of Chicago and Bertha Burks of Las Vegas; six grandchildren and other relatives, including Johnny Willis of Monticello and Cora Jones of Bogue Chitto.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


David Lucas died Friday, May 18, 2001, at Clinton Care Center. He was 81.

A retired self-employed carpenter, Mr. Lucas was a member of Holly Grove M.B. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Lucas of Battle Creek, Mich.; a son, David Lucas Jr. of New York; a stepdaughter, Claudette F. Richmond of Battle Creek, Mich.; three brothers, Dan Lucas of Vicksburg, S.T. Lucas of Chicago and George Lucas of Port Gibson; a sister, Kate Turner of Milwaukee, Wis.; and other relatives including Eunice Brown of Vicksburg, Michael Clay of Houston, Texas, and Lenora Cameron of Jackson.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


Services for Eunice Grace “Baby Grace” McKay will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Traveler’s M.B. Church with the Rev. Alfred Lassiter Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Miss McKay died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 53.

She was a former employee of Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station and a member of Zion Traveler’s M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by Lena Johnson; a son, Richard Phelps; her mother, Elnora James; two brothers, Albert Yates and Darrell McKay; and two sisters, Melanie M. Straughter and Grace Short.

Survivors include two sons, Terry McKay of Muskegon, Mich., and Larry McKay of Vicksburg; three daughters, Chantel McKay of Decatur, Ga., and LaTonya McKay and Kimberly McKay, both of Vicksburg; her father, Rufus McKay of Carson City, Nev.; five brothers, Richard Johnson, Dean McKay, Sidney Dixon and Larry McRavin, all of Vicksburg, and Rufus McKay Jr. of Montgomery, Ala.; three sisters, Jackie M. Mims of Baton Rouge, Carolyn Curtis of Vicksburg and Kim McKay of Dallas, Texas; her stepmother, Claretha McKay of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren and other relatives including Anthony Coleman of Vicksburg.


TALLULAH Gertrude Martin Russell died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Lincoln General Hospital in Ruston. She was 83.

Born in Castor, La., Mrs. Russell had lived in Madison Parish since 1940. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Crepe Myrtle Home Demonstration Club and Willow Bayou Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laverne Russell.

She is survived by her husband, Luther Franklin Russell of Tallulah; three daughters, Louise Wimberley of Hall Summit, Geneva Russell of Tallulah and Mary Webb of Ruston; six sons, Tony Russell, Clinton Russell and Benton Russell, all of Denham Springs, La., Terry Russell of Port Allen, La., and Thomas Russell and Travis Russell, both of Tallulah; seven sisters. Beatrice Russell of Tylertown, O’Neal Nelson, Ruby Easley and Dorothy Williams, all of Shreveport, Bertha Hall and Lillian Bailey, both of Keithville, La., and Lucille Bether of California; a brother, Alvin Martin of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Gaston officiating. Burial was at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah.

Pallbearers were her sons and grandsons.