May 3, 2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 3, 2002


PIONEER, La. Mary Lucia Borden died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was 80.

Born in East Carroll Parish, Mrs. Borden was employed as the curator for Poverty Point Park for 10 years.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Mackie H. Borden.

She is survived by two sons, Barry Borden of Pioneer and Dale Borden of Oak Grove; her daughter, Rose McCandlish of Epps; a brother, Pat Barmore of Bastrop, La.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Revs. Billy Castilaw and Mike Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell Church Cemetery in Pioneer.


Services for Roosevelt Ford Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beech Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Buck officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mr. Ford died Friday, April 26, 2002, at his home. He was 72.

Mr. Ford was a retired custodian with LeTourneau. He served with the Army during the Korean War and was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt Ford Sr. and Lucinda Calley Ford, and his wife, Mable Ford.

He is survived by his caregivers, Isiah Henderson and Jeffery Clark, both of Vicksburg; his goddaughter, Judy Johnson of Inglewood, Calif.; three godsons; and other relatives and friends, including Thelma Hubbard and Beatrice Hubbard, both of Vicksburg.


Neal May died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. He was 22.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. May was a graduate of Jones Community College in Ellisville. He was a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, James N. May and Peggy J. May, both of Vicksburg; his brother, David P. May of Vicksburg; his sister, Vanessa May Hoadley of Big Sky, Mont.; and his maternal grandmother, Frances Riddle Johnson of Jackson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Bob Johnson, Jim Johnson, Larry Johnson, Bennie May, Steve May and James Marburg.

Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Hosemann, Carlos Wondenburg, J.H. Patrick and Dan Hoadley.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Village or to the Vicksburg Warren Humane Society.


EDWARDS Services for Willie Oliver Thomas Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Mount Moriah M.B. Church Cemetery in Edwards under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Mr. Thomas died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was 54.

He was a resident of Edwards and a member of Friendship M.B. Baptist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Natasha Washington of Kosciusko; his father, Willie O. Thomas Sr., of Chicago; five brothers, James Taylor of Edwards, Michael Taylor of Jackson, Robert Taylor of Clinton and David Thomas and Melvin Thomas, both of Chicago; a sister, Tammie Taylor of Edwards; and three grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives including Earl D. Taylor of Denver.