October 11, 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2001


Services for Henry “Hon,” “PawPaw” Brown will be at noon Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Edwin Cosey officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery in Claiborne County.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Mr. Brown died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 82.

Mr. Brown retired from Batesville Casket Company as a ripsaw operator. He was a member of Mount Zion M.B. Church in Claiborne County where he was a deacon.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Reed; his parents, Dennis Brown Sr. and Mollie Pollard Brown; five brothers, Dennis Brown Jr., Robert Lee Brown, James Brown, Evans Brown and Fred Jack Brown; and three sisters, Lucinda Brown Matthews, Mary Brown Clinton and Madeline Brown Woods.

Survivors include his wife, Curline Williams Brown of Vicksburg; four sons, George J. Brown, Charles H. Brown and Leon Brown, all of Vicksburg, and Lee A. Brown of Aurora, Ill.; four daughters, Bernadine B. Hatchett, Patricia Shelly and Patricia Clay, all of Vicksburg, and Lisa Mann of Racine, Wis.; his brother, Wesley Brown of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Clara Brown and Julia Brown, both of Vicksburg.


FLORENCE Janie Wheeler Hearn died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at her home in Florence. She was 82.

Born in Drew, Mrs. Hearn had lived in Vicksburg since 1957. She worked as a nurses aide at Kuhn Memorial Hospital and also owned and operated Long Lake Grocery Store for a number of years. She worked as a welder for shipyards in Mobile, Ala., during World War II. She was a member of Beechwood Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hearn; and a son, Tommy Hearn.

She is survived by two sons, John Paul Hearn of Austin, Texas, and Roy Linden Hearn of Florence; her daughter, Stella Kellum of Florence; her brother, Ollie Wheeler of Jackson; and 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Beechwood Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Norman Hartshorn officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Roger Smithhart, Mickey Howard, Jimmy Wilson, Jody Wilson, Todd Howard, Jimmy Hearn, Wesley Brown and Jimmy McCluskey.

Memorials may be made to Beechwood Assembly of God Church, 1507 Highway 27, Vicksburg, Miss. 39180.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Karen Lynn Jolly MacDonald died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She was 46.

Born in Vicksburg, Mrs. MacDonald was a resident of Jacksonville and a former resident of Boston and Asheville, N.C.

She attended Warren Central High School and was a licensed Realtor and appraiser. She worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the real estate division.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Gates Lakowicz.

She is survived by her husband, Richard L. MacDonald of Jacksonville; her son, Wesley L. MacDonald of Jacksonville; her daughter, Meghan E. MacDonald of Jacksonville; her father, Herbert M. Jolly of Vicksburg; her brother, Robert M. Jolly of Vicksburg; and her sister, Elizabeth J. Kelley of Vicksburg.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.


PORT GIBSON Willie Carolyn Sims Major died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 88.

Mrs. Major is survived by three nieces, Bertha Rebell and Sadie Cobey, both of Washington, D.C., and Willena Wallace of Port Gibson; great-nieces; great-nephews; and other relatives and friends, including Willie Brandon, Claudia Thompson, Tullos Brandon and Jacqueline Robinson, all of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rising Sun M.B. Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Welcome Baptist Cemetery in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. of Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.


Services for John Davis “J.D.” Martin will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive M.B. Church on Baldwin Ferry Road with the Rev. James O. Bowman officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Martin died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 83.

Mr. Martin was a retired self-employed carpenter. He lived in New Orleans for a number of years and was a member and usher at New Hope Baptist Church in Gretna, La. He was a member of the Old Men’s Baseball Club.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Rosia Jackson Martin; his father, Robert Martin; his mother, Idlean Spencer Martin; and two brothers, Otis C. Martin and Aubry Martin.

He is survived by one daughter, Clara Jean Wilson of Meridian; one brother, L.C. Martin of Jackson; seven sisters, Bertha Allen, Unzell Wilkerson, Phaurphine Williams and Robbie Jean Williams, all of Vicksburg, Marie Anderson of Edwards, Honaray Cook of New Orleans and Evelyn Kelly of Springfield, Mass.; a granddaughter; an aunt; nieces; nephews; and other relatives, including Agnes Doyle of Gretna.