From June 6, 2001

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 6, 2001


Harry J. Daniels died Monday, June 4, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 58.

Mr. Daniels was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a 1963 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He was a 33rd-degree Mason and a member of the Paragon Lodge No. 7, P.H.A., United Supreme Council A.S.S.R., Vicksburg Consistory No. 110, Rose of Sharon O.E.S. and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Alberta Daniels; a sister, Pinkye Daniels Ellis; and a niece, Andrea Davis Byrd.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene Burns of El Paso, Texas, and Joyce Ann Naeemak of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, J.J. Jackson of Los Angeles; his sister, Irma Davis of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives, including Gloria Alfrieda Ellis of New York, N.Y., and Reno Vincent Davis of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


Virginia Heggi Hill died Monday, June 4, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 91.

Born in Charleston, Mo., Mrs. Hill had lived in Vicksburg for the past 58 years. She was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church where she attended the Annie Brian Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hill.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Frank Hill Jr. of Greenville and Dr. John Edward Hill of Tupelo; a daughter, Ginny Abraham of Vicksburg; a sister, Johnnie Nehler of Southhaven; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Hill, Trey Abraham, Bob Bosworth, Steven Alfanso, David Lynch, Pat Brown, Colie Sanford, Robert Chaffe and John Keast.

Memorials may be made to Crawford Street United Methodist Church building fund, 1408 Cherry St., Vicksburg, Miss. 39180.


Services for James Marshall were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Robbins Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Brown officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Marshall died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 75.

A native of Lorman, he was a carpenter/craftsman. He worked with his brother to build many homes and churches in and around Vicksburg for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by three sons and a sister.

He is survived a son, Nathaniel Johnson of Vicksburg; two daughters, Maggie German of Vicksburg, JoAnn Davis of Port Gibson; two brothers, David Marshall and Sellos Marshall, both of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.


MONROE, La. Leo J. McStravick died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home in Monroe, La. He was 83.

The son of Duncan and Elizabeth Loviza McStravick, Mr. McStravick was a retired accountant. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for the State of Louisiana. He also owned McStravick Accounting Agency and was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sister Loretta McStravick of the Daughters of the Cross religious order; and a brother, John McStravick.

Survivors include his wife, Stella May McStravick of Monroe; two sons, Frank McStravick and Leo McStravick Jr.; two grandchildren; and other relatives, including members of the Lefoldt, Bori, Horton, Kennedy, McMaster, Loviza, Vedros, Curro, Irby and Garvin families of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church under the direction of Mulhern Funeral Home of Monroe.

Pallbearers will be Philip Vedros Jr., Philip Vedros III, Joseph L. Loviza, Joe Curro, Tom Irby and John W. Loviza.


Services for Lewis Mobrey Miller Sr. were at 4 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Miller died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home. He was 81.

He was the retired founder and owner of Miller Construction Co. He was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and the son of Walter Kelsey and Scottie Randolph Miller. He was a 1941 graduate of Carr Central High School.

He served as a a marine engineer on the run from England to Murmansk in the South Pacific until the end of World War II.

Among the major projects his company developed were Pemberton Boulevard, the Pemberton Square mall site and the Northpark Mall site in Jackson.

He was a member of the W.H. Stevens Masonic Lodge No. 121, the Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Miller of Vicksburg; a son, Lewis M. Miller Jr. of Vicksburg; six daughters, Carlis Abney, Renee Conn, Diane Klaus and Peggy Miller, all of Vicksburg, Connie Miller Pearson of Monmouth, Ore., and Cindy Ables of Clinton; a brother, J.R. Miller of Owensboro, Ky.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Don Miller, Jim Miller, Walter “Buster” Miller, Mark Miller, James R. Miller and Tim Miller.

Honorary pallbearers will be James McMullen, Ben Puckett Sr., Earl Fowler, Oren Bailess, Bobby Bailess, Junior Tew, Billy Thompson, Dr. Hildon Sessums, Clauddette Haggard, Mony Williams and Nick Williams.

Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 3518 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.