Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Dorothy Lee Waites Berry died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield.

She was 65.

Born in Claiborne County, Mrs. Berry was a resident of Vicksburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Berry; her father, Moses L. Waites; and her mother, Missouri Burrus Waites.

Survivors include her daughter, Rosie Lee Berry of Canton; six brothers, Sylvester Waites of Detroit, Daniel Waites, Nathaniel Waites and Eligha Waites, all of New Orleans, Louis Waites and Aaron Waites, both of Port Gibson; her sister, Betty Jean Waites Parker of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rollins Funeral Home in Port Gibson with the Rev. Robert Branch officiating. Burial will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Services for John Tyler Cartwright will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Travelers Rest M.B. Church with the Rev. Thomas Bernard officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Williams Funeral Service.

Mr. Cartwright died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at University Medical Center. He was 57.

He retired from Waterways Experiment Station where he was a civil engineering technician, and from Pal’s and Jay’s Barber Shop where he was a barber. He was a member of Travelers Rest M.B. Church and Brown-Washington Hunting Club. He was a member and former secretary of the Esquire Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Willie Cartwright.

He is survived by his wife, Melzena James Cartwright of Vicksburg; two sons, John Tyler Cartwright Jr. of Pueblo, Colo., and Jamey Marvel Cartwright of Franklin, Tenn.; four daughters, Denise Cartwright of Long Beach, Calif., Jonula Mechelle McNair of Franklin, Tenn., Chastity Nicole Cartwright of Nashville, Tenn., and Vergie B. Mitchell of Utica; his brother, Charles Henry Cartwright of San Francisco, Calif.; his sister, Flora Crawford of Vicksburg; and eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Harry G. Brown, Harrison Lowe, Sidney Jackson, J.B. Martin, Benny Terrell and Douglas Watts.

Honorary pallbearers will be cousins.



Husband and wife Annie Mae and Egnation Davenport died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at their home. Both were 52.

Mrs. Davenport was a nurse with Private Home Care. Mr. Davenport was a retired Army veteran. They were members of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Davenport was preceded in death by her parents, Zenada and Herman Hayes; her sister, Lula Mae Granton; and two brothers, C.J. Hunter and Albert Lambert.

Mr. Davenport was preceded in death by his parents, E.G. and Jessie Davenport.

They are survived by six daughters, Ada Dorsey of Texas, Dominie Hayes, Levander Lyons, Alonda Calvin, Amanda Hargrove and Beverly Britton, all of Vicksburg; one son Levi Bland of Vicksburg; a sister, Marie Davenport of Germany; three brothers, Leroy Hayes of Bronx, N.Y., J.C. “Bra” Hayes of Vicksburg and J.P. Hayes of Dayton, Ohio; and 17 grandchildren and other relatives including Deverett “Pig” Hayes of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


Services for Laura B. Henderson will be at noon Thursday at Mount Zion M.B. Church, Ballground. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Henderson died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 96.

Born in Warren County, she retired from Kings Elementary School after teaching for more than 50 years in the Vicksburg Warrren School System. She was a member of Mount Zion M.B. Church, Ballground.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Henderson; her parents, Lawson Smith and Louvenia Dillard; three sisters, Ruby Moore, Jeannette Watkins and Ada Patterson; and a brother, Jessie Wells.

Survivors include two sisters, Earnestine Sanders and Callie Haley, both of Greenville; her brother, Earnest Wells; and other relatives, including John Moody Sr. and Anthony Moody, both of Redwood, and Carolyn Darville, Eddie Granderson and Lynda Ragan, all of Vicksburg.