November 11, 2001

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 12, 2001


Eddie Jeff Bradley died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 74.

Mr. Bradley was a self-employed carpenter and a 43-year resident of Vicksburg. He was also employed by P.L. Hennessey.

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Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Wallace; his parents, Alfred Lee Bradley Sr. and Early Selmon; two sons, Robert Wallace and Kwane Wallace; two sisters, Josie Mae Harris and Alma Smith; and three brothers, Horace Bradley, Edward Lewis Bradley and Alfred Bradley Jr.

Mr. Bradley is survived by two sons, Eddie “Bo” Wallace of Augusta, Ga., and John “Gee” Wallace of Vicksburg; five daughters, Laura Wallace, Tremetra “Mickey” Wallace and Joyce Eve Mobley, all of Vicksburg, Sandra W. Boone of Seaside, Calif., and Christine Johnson of Fayette; four sisters, Lugenia B. Scott of Vicksburg, Easter Earl and Liza Bradley, both of Fayette, and Rosie Lee Williams of Natchez; and 19 grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.


TULSA, Okla. Dr. Charles H. Lewis died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Tulsa, Okla. He was 77.

Dr. Lewis was born in Vicksburg and graduated from Magnolia High School and served in the Navy where he received recognition for the campaign, Invasion of Borneo and China Coast.

He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Howard University and his dentistry degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. Lewis maintained a private practice in the North Tulsa community for more than 40 years.

He was a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity where he served as chapter president, state president and southwest regional vice president.

He was founder and chairman of the North Tulsa Business Association.

Dr. Lewis helped sponsor numerous golf tournaments and clinics.

He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Lewis; and his parents, Robert and Laura Lewis.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lewis of Tulsa; his daughters, Brenda Mumford and Phyllis Sanders, both of Tulsa; a sister, Louise Perkins of California; three grandchildren; and other family and friends.

Services will be Thursday in Tulsa.


Ruby Hall Fisher died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 83.

Mrs. Fisher was born in Fayette and was a member of New Oak Ridge M.B. Church in Edwards where she was on the usher board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Fisher; and her parents, Henry and Josephine Hall.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by four daughters, Gloria H. Smith of Lawton, Okla., Susie B. Williams of San Francisco, Mary Jo Williams of Topeka, Kan., and Shirley B. King of Utica; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Jean Gossen Prickett died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 66.

Mrs. Prickett was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years.

She was elected “Woman of the Year” for the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers for her efforts and achievements and her assistance to other women in their advancement.

She also received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 1998. She served as clerk in the Revetment Branch, Operations Division from 1971 to 1983.

She served as lead clerk on the mat sinking unit as the first permanent woman on board from 1984 to 1993 and served as towboat Clerk on the Motor Vessel Benyuard from 1994 to 1999.

Mrs. Prickett was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Prickett; and her parents, Gus E. and Theo Jacks Gossen.

She is survived by her daughters, Wendy Prickett Cwiklinski of San Diego, Calif., and Terry Prickett of Vicksburg; three sons, Dennis Prickett of York, England, Todd Prickett of Vicksburg and David Prickett of San Diego, 12 grandchildren; a brother, Ronald E. Gossen of Summerville, S.C.; and a nephew and three nieces.

Fisher-Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.