From July 5, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 5, 2001


GREENVILLE Services for Jacquline Hall Jeffery will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem M.B. Church in Greenville with the Rev. Jesse Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Delta Memorial Gardens in Greenville.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday at Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville and from 10:30 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

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Mrs. Jeffery died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. She was 44.

Mrs. Jeffery was a native of Greenville and had been a resident of Heidelberg, Germany, for the past 19 years. She was a member of the Heidelberg Gospel Service and Choir and the American Controlle Association. She served as budget analyst for Headquarters Army Material Command in Europe and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Jeffery of Heidelberg; two daughters, Francessa Jeffery of Heidelberg and Arnessa Jeffery of Baltimore, Md.; her parents, Louella and James Hall Sr. of Greenville; three brothers, James Hall Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., and Don Hall and Larry Hall, both of Greenville; five sisters, Joyce Parker, Gloria McCray and Mary Young, all of Greenville, Velma Burgess of Baltimore and Carol Wilson of Muskegon, Mich.; nieces; nephews; cousins; friends and other relatives, including Earl Mae Jeffery of Redwood and Field Parish of Greenville.


Services for James G. Sherard will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

Mr. Sherard died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the Vicksburg Clinic. He was 84.

Mr. Sherard was a native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He was a civil engineering graduate of Mississippi State University. He retired as chief of the construction services branch of the Vicksburg District with 38 years of service. He was named to the Vicksburg District Gallery of Distinguished Employees after his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, leaving active service as a lieutenant.

A member of the Lions Club, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He was a tutor for the special education program of the Vicksburg Warren School District as part of his Lions service.

Mr. Sherard was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church where he was a teacher for the men’s Bible class.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Froehlig Sherard.

He is survived by two sons, Randy Sherard of Vicksburg and Fred Sherard of Madison; two daughters, Susan Sherard of Pinehurst, N.C., and Elizabeth Lewis of Livingston, Mont.; three grandchildren, Beth Sherard of New York, N.Y., Scott Sherard of Longmont, Colo., and Mathew Lewis of Livingston.

Pallbearers will be George Hunt Jr., Joe Loviza, Jeff Flathau, Orley Hood Jr., Milton Williams, Bobby Fleming, John Anderson and Oren Bailess Sr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Loucinda Chester, Laura Fleming, Dr. Lee Giffin, members of the Men’s Bible Class of Crawford Street United Methodist Church, members of the Vicksburg Lions Club and members of the Board of Directors of Long Lake Club.

Memorials may be made to Warren County Children’s Shelter, P.O. Box 820174, Vicksburg, MS. 39182, or to Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 1408 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS. 39180.


NEWELLTON Sallie M. Smith died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. She was 87.

Born in Centerville, Ark., Mrs. Smith had lived in Newellton for 72 years. She worked in food service with the Newellton School System and later as a cashier for a number of restaurants.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Newellton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Smith, and a daughter, Frances Ruth Callaway.

Survivors include a son, Duwane Smith of Wetumpka, Ala.; a brother, Ray R. Allen of Alexandria, La.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Newellton with the Rev. J. Fulton McGraw officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the service at the church.