Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2001

Dorothy “Dot” Tanner died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 69.

Born in Claiborne County, Mrs. Tanner had lived in the Eagle Lake community for 28 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vicksburg Women’s Bowling Association and Eagle Lake Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Scott; and a grandson, Foster Whittington.

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Survivors include her husband, Rayford Tanner of Eagle Lake; her son, Michael Tanner of Delta; two daughters, Bonnie Wedgeworth of Redwood and Edie Whittington of Vicksburg; two brothers, Robert Hynum of Vicksburg and Linton Hynum of Monroe; five sisters, Earlene Goza and Margaret Brown, both of Pattison, Mildred Hynum of Brookhaven, Edna Raines of Vicksburg and Betty Wade of Pearl; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hynum, Noel Jackson, Henry Walker, John Magruder, John McGarrh, Bill Henley, Ed Crawford and Hugh Acuff.

Honorary pallbearers will be B.J. Shows, Dr. Russell Barnes, Dr. Mack Furr, Ed Goodman and members of the Vicksburg Women’s Bowling Association.

Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg Women’s Bowling Association, 2904 Clay St., Vicksburg, Miss. 39180.


PHILADELPHIA, Miss. Oliver “Snooks” Thrash died Monday, Aug. 6, 2001, at Neshoba County General Hospital. He was 75.

A native of Neshoba County, Mr. Thrash was a longtime resident of Greenville before moving back to Philadelphia a year ago. He was a retired contractor and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of East Philadelphia Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dot Thrash of Philadelphia; two sons, Sgt. Major Jerry Kent Thrash of Clinton and James Oliver Thrash of Greenville; his daughter, Deborah Elaine Bennett of Vicksburg; his brother, A.T. “Winkie” Thrash of Meridian; two sisters, Peggy Gray of Huntsville, Ala., and Linda Cleveland of Brentwood, Tenn.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Burial will follow at Ocobla Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


FLORENCE Hazle L. Tyler died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001. She was 77.

Mrs. Tyler was a resident of Florence. She was retired as a clerk from Martin’s Cleaners.

She is survived by three daughters, Janice Marie Smith of Jackson, Esther Darala Allred of Brandon and Sherri Michelle Williams of Vancleave; one brother, Marvin A. Howard of Vicksburg; two sisters, Margaret Evans of Vicksburg and Jean McCoy of Florence; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Briarhill Baptist Church in Florence. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson.

Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rosemont Gardens in Jackson.