October 19, 2001

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 19, 2001


ST. JOSEPH Mildred Clotile Jones died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at her home in St. Joseph. She was 71.

Mrs. Jones was born in Oak Grove, La., and had lived in St. Joseph since 1953. She was a homemaker and member of Bethany Baptist Church.

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Survivors include her husband, Knox “Sonny” Jones Jr. of St. Joseph; three sons, Kenneth Jones of St. Joseph, Ricky Jones of Newellton and Ronnie Jones of Fairbanks, La.; two sisters, Thelma Remore of Oak Grove and Elois Davis of Sulphur, La.; one brother, Willie L. May of Oak Grove; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. today at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Fulton McGraw officiating. Burial followed at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton.

Pallbearers were Johnny Davis, Jack Davis, Phillip Smith, Billy Adams, Lloyd Kirtland and Charles Peavy Jr.


William Armajer “Billy” Martin Jr. died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 75.

Born in Edwards, Mr. Martin was the son of the late William Armajer Sr. and Margaret McCraine Martin. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the LST 577. He retired from Farmers Home Administration with more than 30 years of service. He was also an independent real estate appraiser for several years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dell Carson Martin.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Anne Martin of Vicksburg and Brenda Lenora Martin of Edwards; his son, William Armajer Martin III of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Betty Pace of Vicksburg and Christine Gwinner of Tempe, Ariz.; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Fisher-Riles Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


Ted Rule died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. He was 89.

Born in Martwick, Ky., Mr. Rule had lived in Warren County since 1927. He had been employed as a logger, and he worked for Illinois Central Railroad before retiring from Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1977. He was a member of Hyland Masonic Lodge and Grace Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles T. and Nellie Robertson Rule; his wife, Pauline Thomas Rule; his daughter, Peggy R. Steen; four brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Heagey of Knoxville, Tenn., and Pam Snyder of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; his son, Charles A. “Sonny” Rule of Vicksburg; a sister, Essie Akin of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Horace Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Yokena Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mark Freeman, Nick Jones, Brent Hopkins, Jay Snyder, Dan Heagey and John Price.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. Hall, Hobbs Freeman, J.L. Hyland, Patricia Simrall, Dee Hyland, Gene Steen and Sallie Tedder.


UTICA Services for George Bennie Simpson will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial will follow at St. Paul M.B. Church Cemetery in Utica.

Mr. Simpson died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in Chicago. He was 56.

Mr. Simpson was a former resident of the Utica and Edwards communities.

He was preceded in death by by his wife, Doris Wallace Simpson; his son, Benard Simpson; his daughter, Sumatra Simpson; a granddaughter, LaKeisha Scott; his parents, Millie and Willie Simpson; two sisters, Lula M. Barnes and Willie A. Simpson; and a brother, Tommy Hart Jr.

Survivors include a sister, Amy Simpson Burks of Edwards; a brother, John H. Simpson; two stepdaughters, Lawanda Baylock of Chicago and Jeanetta McCurine of California; five grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren and other relatives.