October 24, 2001

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 24, 2001


Services for Victoria Farris Nasif were at 10:30 a.m. today at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church with the Rev. Andrew Moore officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Nasif died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at her sister’s home in Enterprise, Ala. She was 83.

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Mrs. Nasif lived in Vicksburg most of her life before moving to Alabama in 1998.

She is survived by a daughter, Trina Marie Stevenson of Vicksburg; two sisters, Mary Farris Saloom of Enterprise and Edna Farris Koury of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, Charles Farris of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren, Allison Stevenson, James Stevenson and Robert Stevenson, all of Vicksburg; nieces; nephews; and other relatives, including Martha Farris of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers were Wayne Strickland, Raney Scott, Joe Saloom, Charles Abraham, Ed Koury, Leo Boolos, Moses Moses Jr. and T.D. Farris III.

Honorary pallbearers were George Nasif, David Hughes, Johnny Nosser, John Nosser Jr., Wayne Thornton, George Habeeb, Shouphie Habeeb, Albert Moses, Ben Shaw, Mike Moses, Greg Thomas, Ed Nosser, Lee Thomas, James Hughes, Freddie Nosser and Ed Habeeb.

Memorials may be made to the St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Mission, P.O. Box 1466, Dothan, AL 36302-1466.


Services for Elizabeth “Bessie” Johnson Smith will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at her home. She was 79.

A former employee of Home Laundry, Mrs. Smith was a member of Mount Olive M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leola Woods and Frank Barnes Johnson; her husband, Claude Frank Smith; and a grandson, Tony Anthony Morris.

She is survived by her son, James Johnson of Vicksburg; her daughter Martha Brooks of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.


JACKSON George E. Tucker died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home in Jackson. He was 64.

A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Tucker had lived in Jackson for the past 42 years. He retired from the Mississippi Industries for the Blind as a supervisor. He was a member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne B. Tucker; his father, Edward A. Tucker; and a brother, Edward A. Tucker Jr.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille V. Tucker of Vicksburg; two brothers, John H. Tucker of Danville, Ky., and Jimmy D. Tucker of Gulfport; two sisters, Emma Ruth Whitney of Lima, Ohio, and Willie Grey Tucker of Vicksburg; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Jackson.


TALLULAH Hattie Bell Daffin Williams died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at her home. She was 84.

Mrs. Williams and her husband owned and operated Williams Cleaners from 1936 until 1994. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Sr. and Annie Bell Daffin; a son, Martin Williams Jr.; a brother, Willie Daffin; and a sister, Lela Mae Daffin Sampson.

Survivors include her husband, Martin Williams Sr.; seven daughters, Maude Williams of Los Angeles, Hazel Williams-Larkin of Atlanta, Veverly Lewis of Randallstown, Md., Linda Newson of Maryland, Evetta Spencer and Bettina Williams, both of Somerset, N.J., and Joyce Williams of Tallulah; two sons, Thomas Joseph Williams of Tallulah and Donald Williams of Las Vegas; three sisters, Carrie Daffin Campbell, Edythe Daffin White and Yvonne Daffin Oliver; two brothers, Joe Daffin Jr. and Johnny Daffin; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Services were Oct. 20 at Mount Olive Baptist Church In Tallulah with the Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. officiating. Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home in Tallulah has charge of the arrangements.