April 5, 2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 5, 2002

LENA MAE JACKSON BUTLER

PORT GIBSON Lena Mae Jackson Butler died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 99.

Mrs. Butler was born in New Hebron and was a licensed midwife and teacher. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Butler; her parents, Isom and Mandy Jackson; a son; and her siblings.

She is survived by two sons, James Littles of Port Gibson and the Rev. Roy Allen Butler Sr. of Maplewood, N.J.; one daughter, Cecelia Buck of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Mercy Seat Cemetery in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 today at Rollins Chapel in Port Gibson.

ROY PERRYMAN

FAYETTE Roy Perryman died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at Natchez Regional Hospital. He was 54.

Mr. Perryman was born in Jefferson County. He was retired as a crane operator with Kaiser Chemical Co. He was a member of AARP, SOAR and Rose Hill No. 2 Baptist Church in Fayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Laura Mae Collier Perryman.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Perryman of Fayette; two sons, Derix Perryman and Desmond Perryman, both of Fayette; five brothers, Robert Perryman Jr., Alford Perryman, Jackie Perryman, Ray Perryman and Earl Perryman, all of Fayette; four sisters, Janis White, Mary Joyce Pree, Lorraine Simon and Sharon Perryman, all of Fayette; two grandchildren; and aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill No. 2 Baptist Church with the Rev. James Beverly officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be until 7 tonight at Rollins Chapel in Fayette.

Pallbearers will be Willie Lott, Arieulus White, Adrian Frisby, Louis White, Leon Nichols and Benard Reed.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Perryman, Alford Perryman, Jackie Perryman, Ray Perryman, Earl Perryman and Andrew Collier.

JOHN H. WILLIAMS

John H. Williams died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 57.

Mr. Williams was retired from Mississippi Lumber. A veteran of Vietnam, he was a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 and Christian Home No. 1 M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bradford and Melissa Williams, and two brothers, Joe Curtis and Eugene Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Esther Vaughn; three sons, Bradford Williams of Vicksburg, Darrel Williams of Chicago and John Henry Williams of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Sheryl Williams of San Diego; three brothers, Willie James Williams, Willie Monroe Brown and Wesley Curtis Brown, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Eloise Craig of Vicksburg; and grandchildren.

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