April 20, 2002

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 22, 2002


Anner Strickland East died Friday, April 19, 2002, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 66.

A homemaker, Mrs. East was a member of the Baptist faith.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Billy East Jr.; her parents, Joseph and Nancy Strickland Stelivan Sr.; and two brothers, Joseph Stelivan Jr. and Everet Stelivan.

She is survived by her husband, Billy East of Vicksburg; three sons, Arnold Ray East and James East, both of Vicksburg, and Rufus G. East of Detroit, Mich.; five daughters, Nancy S. Thomas, Viola Stewart, Gertrude Brown and Alberta E. Crockett, all of Vicksburg, and Ledora East of Jackson; two brothers, Willie Stelivan and Elbert Stelivan, both of Vicksburg; her sister, Alberta Anderson of Detroit; 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

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

Corey Johnson

Services for Corey Johnson will be at 2 p.m. today at the Vicksburg Convention Center with the Rev. Melvin Bolden officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Children’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 17.

Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Conell and Minnie James; and his maternal grandparents, Willie Mae Williams and Bernard Nichols.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Nichols Bush Johnson of Vicksburg; his father, Alvin Johnson of Vicksburg; his stepfather, Tony McElroy of Vicksburg; two brothers, Cornelius Wilbert of Vicksburg and Tony Lattimore of Boston, Mass.; and three sisters, Tawanna L. Bush, Kretonia McElroy and Toniell McElroy, all of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.