From May 31, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 31, 2001


Services for Wanzie Anderson Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. June Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Mr. Anderson 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.

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, North Ward Alderman 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.


TALLULAH James Albert Fondren died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Madison Parish Hospital. He was 80.

Born in Ruleville, Mr. Fondren had lived in Tallulah for 73 years. He was a retired plumbing contractor and an Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Whitaker Fondren of Tallulah; four sons, James Albert “Jim” Fondren Jr., William E. Fondren and Lloyd R. Fondren, all of Tallulah, and Robert Dewey Fondren of West Monroe; two daughters, Eva Marie Taylor of Tallulah and Doris Stevens of Natchez; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Dewayne Whittington and Greg Nichols officiating. Burial followed at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah.

Pallbearers were Charles Fondren, Gary Strobel, Jon Harris, Eugene Herron, Wayne Williams and Bernie Jobe.

Honorary pallbearers were Ray Jobe, Tommy Jobe, Charlie Jobe, Dannie Powers and Booby Powers.


PORT GIBSON Napoleon B. Gordon died Sunday, May 27, at his home in Chicago. He was 62.

Mr. Gordon was born and reared in Claiborne County. He had lived in Chicago most of his adult life.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bennie L. Gordon; a brother, Henry L. Gordon; and his uncle, Thomas J. Hamilton Sr.

Survivors include two sons, Napoleon Gordon Jr. of Bremerton, Wash., and Anthony Gordon of Chicago; eight daughters, Janice Hayes of Nashville, Carolyn Gordon of Bremerton, Cassandra White, Cathy Gordon, Dominique White, Keianna White, Rimia Wallace and Timisha Wallace, all of Chicago; his father, Elder Anthony M. Gordon of Port Gibson; a sister, Sarah Gordon Chambliss of Port Gibson; five brothers, Cornelus Gordon of Vicksburg, Robert Gordon Sr. of Clarksdale, Thomas Gordon of Broadview, Ill., Anthony Gordon Jr. of Chicago and Alfred Gordon of Orlando, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat M.B. Church in Port Gibson with Elder James Devine and the Rev. Frank McGriggs officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Christian Church Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.


Services for Dianne Faye King will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church with the Rev. David Brown Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Miss 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 Watson 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.