From June 24, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 25, 2001


Lucille W. Brumfield died Saturday, June 23, 2001 at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 89.

Mrs. Brumfield was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Hill M.B. Church.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Brumfield; her parents, Austin and Patsy Whitaker; four brothers, Albert Whitaker, James Whitaker, George Whitaker and Leon Whitaker; and three sisters, Teresa Nash, Rosie Stewart and Mary Helen Lee.

She is survived by one son, Elijah Brumfield of Vicksburg; two sisters, Edna Hatchett of Vicksburg and Susie Mae Tolliver of Aurora, Ill.; nieces; nephews; cousins; and others including Lucille Ross of Vicksburg.

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


Janie Foote Gardner died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at her home. She was 92.

An educator for more than 35 years in Vicksburg Public Schools, Mrs. Gardner taught at Magnolia and McIntyre schools and retired from Grove Street School in 1973.

She was a lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served as church pianist and organist. In 1999, she was presented the Golden Service Award for a lifetime of commitment and service to the church.

Mrs. Gardner was a graduate of Alcorn State University, a life member of the Alcorn State University Alumni Association, a founding member of the Vicksburg Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, a delegate from Vicksburg to the National Education Association Meeting in 1970 and a member of Mayor Joe Loviza’s Committee on the Quality of Life in Vicksburg. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fulton V. and Bettie McAllister Foote, and her husband, Glover Gardner.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Bettye J. Gardner of Washington, D.C.; a niece, Dorothy Lewis of Tulsa, Okla.; four great-nieces, Brenda Mumford of Oklahoma City, Okla., Phyllis Saunders of Tulsa, Okla., Camille Thomas and Ann Thomas, both of Berwyn, Pa.; two great-nephews, Paul Thomas and Joseph Thomas, also of Berwyn; and a cousin, Zelma Stennis of Los Angeles.

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