November 27, 2001

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 27, 2001


A Mass of the Resurrection will be said for Sherry M. Barnes at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Boykins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday at Robbins Funeral Home followed by Rosary at 6 p.m.

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A repast will follow the service at St. Mary’s Center.

Ms. Barnes died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 53.

Born in Vicksburg, Ms. Barnes attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Rosa A. Temple High School and graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy. She attended Utica Junior College and graduated from Alcorn State University.

A retired school teacher, she taught in the Harrison County Public Schools, St. Mary’s Catholic Kindergarten, Vicksburg Catholic School and the Vicksburg Warren School District.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel Barnes Sr., and a brother, Nathaniel Barnes Jr.

She is survived by a son, Dario Lawrence of Vicksburg; a daughter, Anika Nicole Cummings of Vicksburg; her mother, Lubertha Burnett Barnes of Vicksburg; three sisters, Leona Barnes Stringer and Bertha J. Barnes, both of Vicksburg, and Malinda Barnes Maston of Killeen, Texas; three brothers, John R. Barnes of Vicksburg, Bobby Barnes of Silver Springs, Md., and Henry R. Barnes of Washington, D.C.; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.


Services for Billy Joe Curry will be at noon Wednesday at Mount Tabor M.B. Church in Shaw with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Ray’s Memorial Gardens in Shaw.

Mr. Curry died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident. He was 30.

He was employed with Hills Janitorial Service and was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby Lee and Curley Phillips Curry; his maternal grandparents, Daniel and Mae Ella Phillips, and his paternal grandparents, James Curry and Otlia Graham.

He is survived by his fiance, Tomekia Franklin of Vicksburg; two sons, Kenneth Curry and Biljoree Curry, both of Vicksburg; nine brothers, Jimmie Smith, James Curry and Ruby Lee Curry Jr., all of El Paso, Texas, Tommy Lee Smith, Willie Curry, Robert Curry, Walter Curry and Clyde Curry, all of Vicksburg, and Johnny B. Curry of Fort Hood, Texas; seven sisters, Ida Curry and Fannie Curry, both of Miami, Patricia Arrington, Rosa Curry, Linda Curry, Louise Curry and Angenett Johnson, all of Vicksburg.

W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Evelyn W. Ledlow died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 68.

Born in Rayville, La., Mrs. Ledlow had lived in Vicksburg for the past 40 years. She was an employee of Waffle House and a member of First Methodist Protestant Church.

Survivors include two sons Douglas Wigley and Earnest Ledlow, both of Vicksburg; her daughter, Deana Wells of Vicksburg; her brother, J.D. Vines of Vicksburg; her sister, Cora Hester of Vicksburg; and 11 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Gerald officiating. Burial will follow at Bradleys Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Hayes, Rusty Hayes, Erick Pickering, Heath Pickering, Keith Pickering and Mark McKay.


Services for Dan Lucas will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Holly Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Service.

Mr. Lucas died Friday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Mississippi State Hospital in Jackson. He was 86.

He was a member of Holly Grove M.B. Church and was a former employee of the City of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Will Lucas Sr. and Annie Turner Lucas; two brothers, Will Lucas Jr. and David Lucas, and two sisters, Ethel Woods and Annie Rollins.

He is survived by two brothers, George Lucas of Port Gibson and S.T. Lucas of Chicago; a sister, Katie Turner of Milwaukee; and nephews, nieces and other relatives including Eunice Brown of Vicksburg, Elnora Cameron of Jackson and Daniel Lucas of Port Gibson.


Martha J. Williamson died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Jasper General Hospital in Bay Springs, Miss. She was 78.

Mrs. Williamson was a native of Jasper County and had lived in Vicksburg for 30 years. She graduated from Montrose High School, attended Jones County Junior College and received a degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi.

She taught in Ozona, Texas, and in Montrose, Dublin, Batesville, Greenville and Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Gordon and Minnie Belle Blackwell James; her husband, Paul B. Williamson; four brothers, J.G. James Jr., Aubrey C. James, A.P. James and B.L. James; and two sisters, Minnie Belle Hodges and Lucille Houston.

Survivors include three sisters, Tressie Majure of Lynn Haven, Fla., Thelma Walter of Montrose and Bobby Shofner of Winona; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Dr. Gordon Sansing officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.