January 12, 2002
Published 12:00 am Monday, January 14, 2002
BESSIE LOVE POE
NEWELLTON Bessie Love Poe died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 86.
Mrs. Poe was born in Jena, La., and for 67 years lived in Newellton where she worked as a bank teller until retirement. She was a member of Newellton Union Church.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Poe.
She is survived by one son, William “Billy” Poe of Baton Rouge; and one daughter, Linda Emfinger of Newellton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Newellton Union Church with the Revs. Clyde R. Webber and George Herrington officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery.
Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
DAVID CONRAD JR.
David “Kirk” Conrad Jr., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 81.
Mr. Conrad was born in Flora and moved to Vicksburg in 1947. He graduated from Culkin Academy High School. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and served 30 years with the Mississippi National Guard. He worked as a electrical and temperature control engineer at Waterways Experiment Station and as an independent heating and air contractor. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jeralean S. Conrad of Vicksburg; three sons, David Conrad of Livermore, Calif., Neal Conrad of Albany, Ore., and Teddy Joe Conrad of Vicksburg; one brother, Jones A. Conrad of Redwood; and two sisters, Annie Williams of Vicksburg and Emily Knight of Utica; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.
Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home from 3 until 7 p.m. Monday.
Pallbearers will be Benny Grantham, Jack Brown, Tom McEwen, Dan Knight, Clyde McKinney and David Williams.
GEORGE LINDSAY DISHAROON JR.
PORT GIBSON George Lindsay Disharoon Jr., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 82.
Mr. Disharoon was born and reared in Port Gibson, where he graduated as valedictorian of Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Army and served in infantry and paratrooper divisions in World War II and the Korean War. He was a farmer in Port Gibson. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce McKay Disharoon.
He is survived by one son, Jay Disharoon of Jackson; one daughter, Linda Disharoon of Dallas; one brother, Ben Disharoon of Port Gibson; and one sister, Nancy Rie Barland of Port Gibson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson with the Rev. Michael Herrin, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Monday until the service. Friends may visit at the Nancy Rie Barland Home today.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Cassell, Mott R. Headley Jr., Percy McCaa, Hal Gage Jr., Robert Gage IV, Malcolm Carter, Jeff Mac Segrest and H.M. “Hank” Drake Jr.
ONIE JANE DOUGHERTY
Onie Jane Dougherty died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 83.
Mrs. Dougherty was born and reared in Vicksburg, where she was the supervisor of the Woolworth Department Store for 25 years. She was a member of Bible Holiness Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Dougherty.
She is survived by one son, Rudolph “Jack” Dean of Rapid City, S.D.; two daughters, LaDru McMahon and Silvia Rhea Gilbreath, both of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Pastor Mary Ruth Pugh officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 until 5 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to Bible Holiness Church, 155 Dunigan Road, Vicksburg, MS. 39180.
Pallbearers will be Elmer Nielsen, Westly Goodnight, John McMahon, David Lee, Colin Dean and Tony Smithey.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Gilbreath, Steve Roland and Charles Pugh.
EDNA B. LUKE GREEN
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. Edna B. Luke Green died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, in Philadelphia. She was 92.
Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Green.
She is survived by two sons; Virgle A. Green and Lavern Green, both of Philadelphia; one daughter, Edna Earl Morgan of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren, including LaNell G. Tew of Vicksburg; eight great-grandchildren, including Matthew Smith and Lesley Smith, both of Vicksburg; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Stephens Funeral Home of Philadelphia has charge of arrangements.
JAMES SIMS JR.
James Sims Jr. died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Vicksburg Medical Center. He was 90.
Mr. Sims was a retired contractor and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Tyner-Ford Post No. 213 American Legion and a member of New Mount Zion M.B. Church where he was a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Sims; his parents, James Sr. and Martha Davis Sims; one brother, Joe Sims; and two sisters, Josephine Thomas and Rosie Lee Williams.
Mr. Sims is survived by his sister, Roberta Sims Jones of Lansing, Mich.; and nephews Michael Jones, Leon Williams and Joseph Williams.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Mount Zion M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert L. Miller Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home is in charge of the service.