From May 29, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2001


Wanzie Anderson Sr. died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 71.

Mr. Anderson was a retired employee of the City of Vicksburg. He was a member of St. Luke M.B. Church where he was an usher.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Johnson Anderson; a son, Willie Johnson; a daughter, Gloria Stine Anderson; his parents, Walter Anderson and Annie B. Montgomery; his brother, Joe Montgomery; and his sister, Annie Bullock.

Survivors include three daughters, Gertrude Anderson Young and Dorothy Anderson Pinkney, both of Vicksburg, and Vera Anderson of Southaven; two sons, Wanzie Anderson Jr. and Jesse Anderson, both of Vicksburg; seven brothers, John Willie Anderson and Prince Montgomery, both of Chicago, Arthur Anderson, Sam Montgomery and J.D. Montgomery, all of Detroit, Steve Anderson of Clarksdale and Seke Montgomery of Tchula; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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


Julia Cage died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at her home. She was 79.

Born in Kilmichael, Mrs. Cage had lived in Vicksburg for the past 10 years. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Henry E. and Maude Dacus Garrett; a son, Bobby Parkerson; and her husbands, Robert Parkerson and Earl Cage.

Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Barnette of Vicksburg; a son, P.K. Parkerson of Vicksburg; a brother, Doris Garrett of Jackson; a sister, Barbara Parkerson of Meridian; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry White officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Hollandale Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Rom Luker, Shane Luker, Jody Wooten, Shane Guthrie and Tommy Parkerson.


Frances Fisher Hardin died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. She was 88.

A native of Jackson and a resident of Madison, Mrs. Hardin graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic School. She formerly lived in Vicksburg where she attended St. Paul and St. Michael Catholic churches. She was a Mercy associate of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry S. Hardin.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann H. Jackson of Brandon; three sons, Harry F. Hardin of Alexandria, Va., Edward Hardin of Baton Rouge and John S. Hardin, O.F.M. of Berkeley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Hardin, Stephen Hardin, Kyle Hardin, David Jackson, Michael Jackson, Edwards Hardin, Sean Hardin and Harry Hardin.

Memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, Miss. 39180, or to Catholic Charities, 748 N. President St., Jackson, Miss. 39202.


Mary Florence Johnson died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 86.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church where she was on the mother board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivory Johnson; a son, Ivory Johnson Jr.; a daughter, Rosemary Walker; a sister, Lucinda Hughes; a stepdaughter, Ethel Smith; and a grandson, Ivory Joe Walker.

She is survived by two daughters, Bessie O’Neal and Margaret Marshall, both of Vicksburg; two sons, Julius Johnson and Noah Johnson, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Birda Amos and Pearlie Walton, both of Vicksburg; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Dianne Faye King died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 31.

Miss King was a member of Bethlehem M.B. Church. She was a 1987 graduate of Vicksburg High School and attended Alcorn State University.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Joseph King.

She is survived by a son, Charquez Washington of Vicksburg; her mother, Jo Ann King of Vicksburg; her father, Walter Washington Jr. of Vicksburg; four brothers, Robert Earl Graves, Walter Dewayne Graves, Cedric Winfield and Patrick Winfield, all of Vicksburg; four sisters, Daphne King, Buffy Williams, Angela Killian and Shanika Griffin, all of Vicksburg; her grandparents, Willie Mae King, Walter Watson Sr. and Mary Watson, all of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

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


LEARNED Jimmy Dale Qualls died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 57.

A native of Port Gibson, Mr. Qualls was a graduate of Port Gibson High School. He had lived in Learned for the past 15 years. He was employed by Busbee Trucking Co.

He is survived by a son, Stoney Qualls of Blackhawk, Colo.; three brothers, Jessie Qualls of Memphis, Hester Qualls of Port Gibson and Tommy Qualls of Vicksburg; one grandchild, Jessie Qualls of Blackhawk; and other relatives.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson with the Rev. Jim Hardy officiating.


NORTHRIDGE, Calif. Delia Bell Kemp Savage, formerly of Vicksburg, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, in Northridge, Calif. She was 88.

Mrs. Savage was a retired cook and a member of Cool Springs M.B. Church. She was a member of Cool Springs Burial Society and Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Savage; her parents, Simon Kemp Sr. and Gussie Miller Kemp; three brothers, John Kemp, Leroy Kemp and Simon Kemp; and three sisters, Adell Kemp, Lillian Williams and Willie Mae Davis.

Survivors include two sons, Ervin A. Savage of Northridge and Jessie Savage Jr. of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, LaVerne S. Mack of San Jose and Erma Jean Wilfon of Hollandale; a brother, Aaron Kemp of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives including Georgia Kemp of Vicksburg; Jessie Kemp of St. Cloud, Minn.; and Carolyn Kemp and Alice Mary Kemp, both of Cleveland.

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