November 16, 2001

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 16, 2001


Mary Lee Holly died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 73.

Mrs. Holly had been employed with Anderson-Tully Company as an operator. She was a member of St. Peter M.B. Church where she served on the mother board.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Holly; her parents, Alonzo Sr. and Lizzie Richards; her son, Willie James Johnson; three brothers, Anderson Richards, Alonzo Richards Jr. and Eddie Richards; and her sister, Evelyn Bland.

Survivors include two sons, Roosevelt Holly of Vicksburg and Michael Holly of Jackson; five daughters, Mary Johnson of Jackson, Lizzie Holly, Lucille Smith, Isabelle Parson and Debra Montgomery, all of Vicksburg; her brothers, Tommie Richards of East St. Louis, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Services has charge of arrangements.


Cynthia J. Kelly died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was 50.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, John A. Kelly of Vicksburg; her son, John B. Kelly of Hattiesburg; her daughter, Amber Kelly of Hattiesburg; her father, Billy Carlisle of Vicksburg; her mother, Lillie Early of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Carl Carlisle, Jimmy Carlisle and Phillip Slade Carlisle, all of Hattiesburg; three sisters, Becky Carroll of Vicksburg, Rene Faye Carlisle of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Telena Slade of Hattiesburg; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home.