From July 9, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 9, 2001


WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. Nola M. Jennings, formerly of Vicksburg, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was 92.

Mrs. Jennings retired 26 years ago from Mercy Hospital in Vicksburg. She was a member of First Baptist of West Memphis, where she had retired after 17 years as a nursery worker.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Terrel Q. Jennings.

She is survived by a daughter, Elah Campbell of West Memphis; a son, Larry Jennings of Cordova, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Booe Ard of North Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. Burial will follow at Carlisle Cemetery in Carlisle, Ark.


Services for Keontae Matthews will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Robbins Funeral Home with Evangelist Linda Sweezer officiating. Burial will follow at Egremont Cemetery.

Keontae died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at home. He was 5 months old.

He is survived by his parents, Will Williams and Anquenette Matthews, both of Vicksburg; five sisters, Jasmine Matthews, Shajasmine Matthews, Treshia Matthews, Jekerra Matthews and Casakia Matthews all of Vicksburg; one brother, Eric Matthews of Vicksburg; his grandparents, Annette Matthews of Atlanta and Georgia and Charles Wright of Yazoo City; and his great-grandmother, Etta Ruth Harris of Vicksburg.


Services for J.D. “Babe Ruth” Slaughter will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Willis Cemetery at Eagle Lake under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dillon-Chisley.

Mr. Slaughter died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 71.

A lifelong resident of the Eagle Lake community, Mr. Slaughter was a retired farmer. He was a member of Mount Zion M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Abraham Slaughter Sr.; his mother, Elena Slaughter; a brother, Elijah Slaughter; and a sister, Rubena Gray.

Survivors include four sons, J.D. Slaughter Jr. of Eagle Lake, Baxter Slaughter of Chicago and Eric Lee Slaughter and Frederick Miller, both of Vicksburg; six daughters, Katie Brown, Martha Slaughter and Mary Richardson, all of Chicago, Verda Sanchez and Ruthie Qualls, both of Vicksburg, and Judy Slaughter of Vallejo, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Sandra Slaughter and Rosie White, both of Vicksburg; one stepson, Jimmy Ross of Vicksburg; a brother, Abraham Slaughter Jr. of Memphis; two sisters, Iola Epps of Vicksburg and Katie Ervins of Joliet, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives, including Dave Gray, Terry Slaughter, Zelmarine Murphy and Patricia Segrest, all of Vicksburg.


BROOKHAVEN Dr. James Harvey Stribling Jr. died Saturday, June 7, 2001, at his home in Brookhaven. He was 72.

Dr. Stribling was born in Arcadia, Fla. He graduated in 1947 from Carr Central High School, where he served as senior class president and was named All-Conference and All-State in track.

In 1951, he graduated with distinction from Mississippi College with a double major in zoology and botany. He was named All-Conference in track, serving as captain. He was also student body president and listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Stribling received his doctor of dental surgery from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland. He served as president of his class and as grand master of his fraternity.

He served two years of active duty in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps as a lieutenant. He was assigned to the U.S. Marine Base in Beaufort, S.C., then to the U.S.S. Cadmus in Norfolk, Va.

He entered private practice in Brookhaven in 1957. He served as president of the Sixth Dental District and as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners, serving as chairman 1980-81.

Dr. Stribling was commissioner of Little League Baseball and Lincoln County chairman of the American Heart Association. He was on the Board of Directors of Brookhaven Bank and Trust Company for 27 years. He was a member of Brookhaven First Baptist Church, serving as deacon, Sunday school teacher and Baptist lay speaker.

He was on the Board of Trustees of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College. In 1994, the James H. Stribling Associate Degree Nursing Building was dedicated in his honor.

He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Hope Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mississippi Chapter. He was a longtime member of the Safari Club International and had won a number of trophies in Africa, Canada and the western U.S. for his big-game hunting.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Harvey Stribling.

Survivors include his wife, Carlene Stribling of Brookhaven; one son, Jim Stribling of Ridgeland; one daughter, Sandee McPherson of Jackson; his mother, Helen Hansford Stribling; a brother, Bill Stribling of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Brookhaven. Burial will follow at Riverwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 397 Brookhaven St., Brookhaven, MS 39602 or to the American Cancer Society.


Services for Laura B. Primous Washington will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Mount Elem M.B. Church with the Rev. Leonard Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Washington died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 80.

A homemaker, Mrs. Washington was a member of New Mount Elem M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Washington; her parents, Harrison and Cora Hall Primous; her brother, Mation Primous; and a sister, Anna Jones.

Survivors include two sons, Charlie Washington Jr. of Hermanville and James Washington of Vicksburg; seven daughters, Paula Calcote, Janice Brown, Barbara Sims, Gwendolyn Franklin, Erma Humes and Betty Oliver, all of Vicksburg, and JoAnn Washington Black of Detroit; two sisters, Mamie Bell of New Orleans and Clara Deed of Memphis; 25 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.