October 13, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 15, 2001


PORT GIBSON Mary Ellen Archer died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was 69.

Mrs. Archer was a member of Morningstar M.B. Church. She was also a member of the mother board, usher board, Baptist Aid, Port Heron Chapter No. 192 Order of Eastern Star and Heroine of Jericho.

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She is survived by her husband, Wilbert Archer of Port Gibson; her son, Shaun Archer of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jeff Davis of Port Gibson and Emerson Davis Jr. of Pascagoula; two sisters, Estella Miller of Vicksburg and Dorothy Robinson of Port Gibson; and other relatives including Frances Archer of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morningstar M.B. Church in Russum with the Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Burial will follow at McCay Cemetery in Russum under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

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


VARDAMAN Charles Nelson Crum died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was 71.

Mr. Crum was a retired Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force with 27 years years of service. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Loyd Crum and Lucy Zimmerman Crum.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Justice Crum of Vardaman; four sons, Michael K. Crum of Vicksburg, Mark Steven Crum and Patrick Shawn Crum, both of Vardaman and David Bryan Crum of Madison; four brothers, H.L. Crum of Natchez, Vernon Crum and Jimmy Crum, both of Ferriday, La., Jerry Dale Crum of Syrna, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Vardaman with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


PORT GIBSON Services for JeKelcey Johnson will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Davey L. Whitney Complex on the campus of Alcorn State University with Elder Walter Chambers officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Christian Church Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

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

Mr. Johnson was a junior at Alcorn State University and a member of the Alcorn State University football team. He was a member of Rose Hill Christian Church in Russum.

He is survived by his parents, Selma Johnson Jr. and Bertha Johnson, both of Port Gibson; his paternal grandmother, Rosetta Johnson of Port Gibson; his brother, Larry Kimmons of Memphis; and other relatives.