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From August 18, 2001

PHILIP W. EZELL SR.

PATTISON Philip W. Ezell Sr. died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was 60.

A native of Jefferson County, Mr. Ezell had lived in Pattison most of his life. He served in the Mississippi National Guard for a number of years. He was a truck driver for V&B International and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Dean Ezell, and a son, William Joseph Ezell.

Survivors include three sons, Philip Ezell Jr. of New Orleans, Kenneth Clyde Ezell of San Francisco and Claude Quitman Ezell of Vicksburg; three sisters, Patsy Smith of Fayette and Nancy Loyd and Faye Trim, both of Pattison; two aunts; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 4 today at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 today until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Bryant, Jamie Bryant, Vern Loyd, Steve Trim, Wayne Trim and Lynn Goff.

DAVID HARRIS

PORT GIBSON David Harris died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Jackson. He was 91.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Harris; five sisters, Amanda Scott, Martha Buck, Elizabeth Beasley, Sarah Gibson and Queen Ester Harris; four brothers, William H. Harris Jr., Barron Harris, Palmer Harris and Riley Harris.

He is survived by four daughters, Ruth Jones of Detroit, Mich., Carrie Claiborne and Francis Ellis, both of Chicago, and Johnnie Jenkins of Jackson; a sister, Laura Lee Harris of Port Gibson; and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at White Hall M.B. Church in Pattison with the Rev. J.P. Neal officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from noon until the service Tuesday at the church.

JOHN T. LONG SR.

John T. “Sam” Long Sr. died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 92.

Mr. Long, a native of Neshoba County, had lived in Vicksburg since 1994. He was a retired fireman with the City of Philadelphia. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolly Long.

Survivors include two sons, Ted Long of Vicksburg and John T. “Sammy” Long Jr. of Pearl; three brothers, Lewis Long, Harold Long and Jay Long, all of Philadelphia; two sisters, Earline Eubanks and Christine Higginbotham, both of Philadelphia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at McClain Hays Funeral Home with Dr. Dan Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Memorials may be made to D.A.V., P.O. Box 1579, Jackson, Miss. 39215.

ARTHUR J. NEAL

PHILADELPHIA n Arthur J. Neal died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 48.

Mr. Neal was a former Vicksburg resident and a graduate of Chicago Vocational High School. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Neal is survived by his wife, Lola Byrd Neal of Philadelphia; two daughters, Rena Thompson of Chicago and Deshawn Byrd of Philadelphia; a brother, Jimmy Cotton of Virginia; four sisters, Vernor Cotton, Mary Ward and Viola Cotton, all of Chicago, and Daisy Neal Reed of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and numerous other relatives including, Sam Neal Jr., Leon Neal and Leonard Butler, all of Vicksburg.

Services were today at the Original Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Chicago. Burial was also held in Chicago today.

GEORGIA S. NETTERS

HERMANVILLE Georgia S. Netters died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at her home. She was 77.

Mrs. Netters was a member of First Baptist Church in Hermanville.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lillie Evans; her son, Frank Washington; a sister, Fannie Mae Shoulders; and two brothers, Roman Shorter and Wylie Marshall.

She is survived by four sons, Robert H. Hicks, Jessie Hicks and Noble Hicks, all of Hermanville, and Steve Hicks of Lorman; three daughters, Georgia Neal and Sarah Hicks, both of Hermanville, and Alice Hedrick of Longview, Texas; three brothers, Jack Shorter and Matthew Shorter, both of Hermanville, and Jill Shorter of Greenville; five sisters, Martha Crystain, Luella Johnson, Ollie Ruth Hill and Dorothy Jenkins, all of Hermanville, and Mary Spiller of Greenville; 37 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Hermanville with the Rev. Johnnie Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until the service Sunday at the church.