From August 21, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 21, 2001


Margaret Fuller Bolls died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at her home. She was 72.

Mrs. Bolls was a native of Vicksburg and the daughter of the late Patrick Quinn and Florence Haver Fuller. She opened one of the first day-care centers in Vicksburg. She was employed with the State Department of Public Welfare and the National Guard Armory as secretary and management assistant with the Adjutant General’s Office. She retired in 1994 after 30 years of service. She received many awards recognizing her service. She was employed with the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Tourist Center and secretary for Christ Episcopal Church.

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She was a licensed lay minister with the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi and a leader in the Episcopal Diocese’s Organization of the Mississippi Cursillo movement.

She was a member of the bridge club, the garden club, the Vicksburg Theater Guild, Christ Episcopal Church and All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. “Billy” Bolls.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Eva Bolls of Vicksburg; three sons, William Judson Bolls Jr., and Patrick Hilton Bolls, both of Kennesaw, Ga., and John Quinn Bolls of Jackson; two sisters, Mary Leist of Vicksburg and Bettie Davenport of Anniston, Ala.; her brother, William H. Fuller of Jackson; and 13 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. William B. Carlin officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Jack Leist, Jim Hearn, Joe Leist, Tom Isaac, Mike Chaney, Glen Jones, Rusty Fuller and Ray Dingler.

Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.


Jack Columbus “J.C.” Carson died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 73.

Mr. Carson was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Charlotte Funches Carson; his stepmother, Wilena Carson; two sons, Charlie Pittman Carson and Ricky Carson; his brother, L.C. Carson; and a sister, Burnette Bland.

Survivors include two sons, Rogers Carson and Darryl Carson, both of Racine, Wis.; his stepson, Walter Pittman of Edwards; his daughter, Irene Pittman Carson of Edwards; two stepdaughters, Iva Russell and Debrah McClemore, both of Racine; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and other relatives, including Mary Funches of California, Cleo Eastman and Rosezena Boyd, both of Edwards, and the Carson, Funches, Smith, Warfield and Flaggs families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


DELHI, La. Mattie Lynette Johnson Donahoe died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. She was 73.

Mrs. Donahoe was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Donahoe; and her parents, Joseph Thomas and Jewel Merle Travis Copes.

She is survived by a son, Eullis H. Johnson Jr. of Rocky Branch, La.; three daughters, Elizabeth Tate and Gloria Jean Kappler, both of Vicksburg, and Virginia Dale Johnson of Delhi; three brothers, Ottis Copes, Thomas E. Copes and Greenlee Copes, all of Delhi; her sister, E. Cloie Black of Delhi; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warden Baptist Church in Delhi with the Revs. C.S. Cascio and Everett Geis officiating. Burial will follow at Newton Cemetery in Delhi.

Visitation will be today at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.

Pallbearers will be John W. Kappler, Frank W. Kappler Jr., Chuck Kappler Jr, Trey Johnson, Kerrigan McCready and Stephen Tate.


William O. Flowers died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 52.

Mr. Flowers was the assistant principal at Vicksburg Junior High School. He was a 1966 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Jackson State University where he also received his master’s degree. He was a member of Mount Ararat M.B. Church where he was a member of the adult choir.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Flowers Sr.; and a brother, Robert Wayne Flowers.

He is survived by his mother, Geneva Bowman Flowers of Vicksburg; four brothers, Dennis Flowers Jr., Edward J. Flowers and Carl Andr Flowers, all of Vicksburg, and Michael Flowers of Brandon; his sister, Gladys E. Cage of Chicago; and other relatives.

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


BRADDOCK, Pa. Claude H. Garrison Sr. died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, in Braddock, Pa. He was 76.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Garrison was in the Navy for three years during World War II. He owned and operated a trucking business.

He is survived by his wife, Verlee Garrison of Braddock; three sons, Claude Garrison Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio, Pernell Garrison of Detroit and Leon Scott of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three daughters, Eyvonne Pruitt of Youngstown, Ohio, Sharon Holmes of Braddock and Lena Davis of Pittsburgh; his sister, Gladys Bingham of Vicksburg; his brother, Robert Garrison of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were Aug. 8 at Watts Memorial Chapel In Braddock. Burial was at Monongahela Cemetery.