From September 14, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2001


Services for Bennie Allen Jefferson will be at 11 a.m.

Saturday at Wayside Apostolic Church of Deliverance with the Rev. Frank Allen officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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Visitation will be all day Friday at Robbins Funeral Home chapel and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Mr. Jefferson died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 61.

Mr. Jefferson was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and a veteran of the Army. He was also a retired mechanic for U.S. Rubber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Major John Jefferson and Adelaide Reese Jefferson; two brothers; and two sisters.

He is survived by a son, Allen Jefferson of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Kimberly Jefferson of San Francisco; two sisters, Florice Brown of Tallahassee, Fla. and Catherine Jefferson of Vicksburg; three brothers, Larry Jefferson of Riverside, Mich., and Earl Jefferson and Carroll Gregory Jefferson, both of Jackson; and other relatives.


Private services for Lawrence Dale LaPlue will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton with the Rev. J. Fulton McGraw officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Newellton Union Church. Visitation with family will follow the service.

Mr. LaPlue died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Greenville, S.C.

Mr. LaPlue was born in Bridgeport, Ill., and had lived in Newellton for many years. He was a businessman and a retired civil engineer. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Newellton Union Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sibyl Person LaPlue.

Mr. LaPlue is survived by a son, Lawrence “Larry” Dale LaPlue Jr. of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Gale L. Norman of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Albert Lee Sr. died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 84.

A retired painter, Mr. Lee was a member of Greater Mount Olive M.B. Church. He was also a member of the County Chorus Choir, the Annie Cosey Club and the Greater Mount Olive Senior Choir.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lee; a son, Albert Lee Jr.; his father, Albert Lee; and his mother, Sally Lee.

Survivors include one son, Willie Lee of Vicksburg; one daughter, Verna Lee of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mary Lee of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Mount Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Eddie Lane officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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


Infant twins Reginece Shamareon Rogers and Reginald Vernell Rogers II died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Natchez Regional Medical Center.

They were preceded in death by their great-grandparents, Sam and Josephine Johnson and Rachel Carter.

They are survived by their parents, Reginald Vernell Rogers Sr. and Shamela Robertson of Vicksburg; their paternal grandmother, Lorene C. “Sue” Sanders; their maternal grandparents, Brenda Johnson and Roosevelt Robertson, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Reginald Rogers Jr. of Vicksburg; and aunt, Darcissus Robertson of Vicksburg; and other relatives.