From July 26, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2001


Services for Martha Rose Carpenter were Thursday at Goodrum Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Spence, Sam Dunaway and Rusty Anderson officiating. Burial was at Elam Cemetery in Coffeeville.

Mrs. Carpenter died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 57.

Born in Coffeeville, Mrs. Carpenter had lived in Vicksburg for the past 37 years. She was a former cafeteria manager at Cooper Lighting and had worked at One Hour Martinizing.

She was a member of Goodrum Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Minnie Bardo, Louise Jaco and Ann Oliver Melton; and three brothers, Gene Whitman, Bill Whitman and Eulice Whitman.

Survivors include her husband, Gardner Carpenter of Vicksburg; a son, Mike Carpenter of Vicksburg; two daughters, Rhonda Hall and Leisa Russell, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Walter Whitman of Fayetteville, S.C., and Jake Whitman of Enid, Okla.; one sister, Edwina Jaco of Batesville; seven grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Karen Mixon and Crystal Rouse.

Pallbearers were Mike Rouse, Danny Rouse, Robert Morgan, Don McArthur, Justin McClure, Eric Kitchens, Toby Jenkins and Rocky Fowler.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Bryant, Dr. Michael Davis, Dr. Anita Tribble, Donald Cross, Owen McWhorter and the staff of Renex Dialysis Clinic.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Miss. 39180.

Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


FAIRBURN, Ga. Earnesteen Gilliam died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Fairburn Health Care Center. She was 85.

A homemaker, Mrs. Gilliam was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Garfield Gilliam Sr.; her parents, Lucious and Georgia Sanders; a son, Lucious Gaskin; and nine siblings.

Survivors include three sons, Merrin Gilliam and Michael Gilliam, both of Hampton, Ga., and William Lee Gilliam of Portland, Ore.; six daughters, Laura Hooks and Lillie Johnson, both of Vallejo, Calif., Lula Gilliam of Fairburn, Mary Gilliam Pines of Fayetteville, N.C., Elve Foster of Richmond, Calif., and Josephine Guise of Flint, Mich.; three brothers, David Sanders of Vicksburg, Henry Sanders of Chicago and Clarence Sanders of Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends, including Dorothy Gaskin of Detroit, Earnestine Luckett of Redwood and Zellner Gilliam and Louise Kemp, both of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.


Services for Charles Scott Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Heroden M.B. Church with the Rev. L.A. Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Nora Davis Memorial Gardens in Laurel.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Providence Baptist Church, 1908 N. Joe Wheeler St. in Laurel.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. Scott died Monday, July 23, 2001, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel. He was 45.

Born in Wurzburg, Germany, Mr. Scott was a 1974 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He attended Jackson State University. He was a school attendance officer with the Mississippi State Department of Education with 16 years of service. He was a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge No. 414 and Mount Heroden M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Evelyn Scott; his grandfather, Oscar Scott; three uncles, Robert Scott, Eugene Scott and George Scott; two aunts, Evelyn Hopkins and Margaret Thomas; his mother-in-law, Ann McDonald; and his father-in-law, Amos McDonald.

Survivors include his wife, Omeria McDonald Scott of Laurel; his father, Charles Scott Sr. of Vicksburg; his stepmother, Lillie M. Scott of Vicksburg; and other relatives including Mamie Spellman and Eddie Scott, both of Vicksburg and James Scott of New Orleans.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.