From August 13, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 13, 2001


ROLLING FORK Geraldine “Geri” S. Parish died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at her home. She was 59.

A native of Bellfountain, Mrs. Parish was a resident of Rolling Fork. She was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church.

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She is survived by her husband, Maxey D. Parish Sr. of Rolling Fork; a son, Maxey D. Parish Jr. of Delta City; a daughter, Jeanne Ren Seymour of Greenville; her brother, Cassie Singleton of Chatham; three sisters, Jeanne Fisher of Conroe, Texas, Weasie Bailey of Mattson and Jackie Singleton of Leland; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deer Creek Baptist Church in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Carl Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Golden Link Cemetery in Anguilla.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Box, Frank Boykin, Neal Clinkscales, Dewitt Hodnett, Charles Westbrook and Keith Woods.


Mary Williams died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at her home. She was 48.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by her husband, John Williams of Vicksburg; two sons, Charles Mitchell and Ledale Williams, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Denise Williams of Vicksburg and Yolanda Kimber of Milwaukee, Wis.; five brothers, Willie Rankin, Frank Rankin, Jessie Rankin, Robert Wyatt and Louis Bailey, all of Vicksburg; five sisters, Peggy Nabors, Canary Rankin, Judy Rankin, Thelma Rankin and Rosie Wyatt, all of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins and other relatives.

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


SEMINARY Willa Broome Williamson died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at her daughter’s home. She was 83.

A homemaker, Mrs. Williamson lived in Seminary. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Toxie L. Williamson, and a grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Mickey Williamson and Kenny Williamson, both of Bassfield; four daughters, Carolyn Sterling and Connie Saucier, both of Vicksburg, Rachel Jones of Terry and Norma Hennis of Sumrall; a sister, Leo Broome of Bassfield; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Sumrall Chapel in Hattiesburg.

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