From July 3, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2001


Brandon R. Cartwright died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Boyton Beach, Fla. He was 65.

A native of Alberta, Ala., Mr. Cartwright had lived in Vicksburg for the past 15 years. He was a retired pipefitter.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Cartwright.

He is survived by a son, Michael Cartwright of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Sandra Lord and Marlann Halpin, both of Vicksburg, and Laundi Rivera of Boyton Beach; his brother, John Cartwright of Alberta; his sister, Andrea Price of Alberta; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.


EDWARDS Agnes Hunter Hodge died Monday, July 2, 2001, at her daughter’s home. She was 71.

A resident of Edwards, Mrs. Hodge was a member and usher of Bethlehem M.B. Church. She was retired from the Hudspeth Center in Pearl.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Hodge; a son, Walter Hodge; and her parents, Walter Hunter and Johnnie Cox Hunter.

She is survived by five sons, Robert Lee Hodge of Tacoma, Wash., Hillman Hodge and Lester Hodge Jr., both of Edwards, Willie Hodge of Yazoo City and Kennard Hodge of Marietta, Ga.; four daughters, Bobbie Ann Noel, Verlene Hodge, Glenda Hodge and Alice Hodge, all of Edwards; three brothers, Roosevelt Hunter of Chicago, Wardell Hunter of Vicksburg and Walter Hunter of Arkansas; two sisters, Lucille Crump of Edwards and Julia Bell Hunter of Jackson; 32 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Ora Lucille Hunt died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Kaiser Sunset Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 49.

Mrs. Hunt graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1970. She graduated from Los Angeles City College with a degree in business and attended Long Beach State University where she majored in Early Childhood Development. She was employed with Bank of America for 26 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee G. Hunt and Vantee Turner Hunt.

She is survived by her daughter, Akira C. Atkins of Los Angeles.; a half-brother; three half-sisters; and other relatives, including Carrie L. Riley, Kathy Jackson, Pearlie Akama and the Robinson, Hicks and Turner families, all of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


Catherine Smith died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 45.

Born in Bolivar County, Miss Smith had lived in Vicksburg since 1965. She was a former member of Mound Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Odis Riley Smith.

Survivors include her parents, W.D. and Louise Smith of Vicksburg; four brothers, Richard Earl Smith, William D. Smith, Daniel Gregory and Henry Williams, all of Vicksburg; and her sister, Sandra Truelove of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Clemts officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Will Smith, Daniel Gregory, Richard Smith, Eric Cockrell, Howard Dement and James Wilson.


Thomas W. “Son Tooma” Tooma died Monday, July 2, 2001, at his home. He was 83.

Mr. Tooma was retired with the Mat Sinking Unit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 and Eureka Temple Elks where he was past exalted ruler. He was also a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Tooma; and his father, Thomas W. Tooma Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Ada M. Johnson Tooma of Vicksburg; his brother, Milton Tooma of Vicksburg; his sister, Bertha Tooma of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

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