May 12, 2002

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 13, 2002


FAYETTE Jimmie Stander died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Natchez Regional Hospital in Natchez. He was 64.

Mr. Stander was born in Rolling Fork and was a member of Rose Hill No. 1 Baptist Church in Fayette. He retired from Georgia Pacific as an operator.

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He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Harper Banks, and his stepfather, Atkins Banks.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Ruth Stander of Fayette; his mother, Mary Harper Banks of Fayette; five sons, Jerry L. Stander and Cornelius “Co-Co” Scott, both of Fayette, Jimmy Earl Stander and Jermaine Stander, both of Roxie, and Percy Dywon Stander of Killeen, Texas; five daughters, Josie Marie Doss, Sandra D. Perry and Mary Ann Pierce, all of Fayette, and Izora Camille Gales and Rose Hinson, both of Killeen; one sister, Darlene Carter of Natchez; one aunt in Rolling Fork; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill No. 1 Baptist Church on Highway 33 in Fayette, with the Rev. Anthony Colenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayette.

Visitation will be at Rollins Chapel in Fayette from noon to 6 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be Robert Felton, Jessie Doss, Charlie Doss, Errol T. Pierce and Charles Hargrave.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Stander, Jimmy Stander, Percy Stander, Carl Pierce, David Perry, Cornelius Scott, Davon Stander, Davion Perry, Devin Perry and Vernon Gales.


Sandra Lynn Lackey died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Haven House Hospice in Atlanta. She was 65.

Mrs. Lackey was born in Vicksburg and graduated from Carr Central High School and the University of Mississippi, where she served as treasurer of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. As a military wife, she lived in Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, California, Illinois, Georgia and Tripoli, Libya.

She taught English and traveled extensively through Europe and the Middle East.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley R. and Maude Bates Lominick of Vicksburg.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert G. Lackey; a son, John G. Lackey of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Heather Huetter of Alpharetta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Hope Huetter of Alpharetta; her brother, Wesley Lominick of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Marietta.

Memorials may be made to Friends of the Library of the University of Mississippi, Box 473, University, MS 38677.


TUCKER, Ga. Eva Mae Morris Guscio died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her home in Tucker, Ga. She was 95.

She was born in Portales, N.M., and grew up in Dallas, Texas, where she attended Southern Methodist University before finishing her studies in romance languages at Columbia University in New York.

While in New York, she translated French to English for Equitable Life. She won awards for her ceramic works with the Georgia Ceramic Club, was a member of Weeders and Seeders Garden Club and was a certified landscape designer. She was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority for more than 75 years, a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Mothers Club and a volunteer for the Young People’s Concerts by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Guscio of Vicksburg.

She is survived by her daughter, Alice Ann Guscio of Tucker; two sons, Francis J. Guscio Jr. of Hilton Head, S.C., and Don Marion Guscio of Bluffton, S.C.; and six grandchildren, Catherine G. Huge, William J. Guscio, James H. Guscio, Charles G. Guscio, Michele G. Evans and Cory J. Guscio.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Richard Lopez officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be at the church from 3 p.m. Monday until the service.


Lila Eliana Welch died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at her home. She was 23.

Mrs. Welch was of the Baptist faith and was employed with Battlefield Inn in the housekeeping department.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rolonda Raquel Welch, and her father, Zack Dotson.

She is survived by her husband, Roland Welch of Vicksburg; her mother, Geneva Husband of Vicksburg; two sons, Wesley Dewayne Husband and Roland Derell Welch Jr., both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Keemya Welch of Vicksburg; two sisters, Mary Wyatt and Erma Jean Dotson, both of Vicksburg; her stepfather, Saul Fultz of Vicksburg; and her maternal grandmother, Easter Reed of Tallulah.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.


TALLULAH Robert R. Merritt died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. He was 61.

Mr. Merritt, a mechanic and farmer, was born in Rodney and had lived in Madison Parish for 40 years. He was a member of Flowers Landing Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sherion Wilson Merritt of Tallulah; two daughters, Tammy Merritt of Tallulah and Gwyn Ogden of Delhi; two grandsons, Justin Ogden and Coltin Ogden, both of Delhi; and four brothers, Rufus Merritt, Johnny Merritt, Charles Merritt and Donald Wayne Merritt, all of Newellton.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Cletus Moak officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park in Tallulah.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jack Taylor, Henry Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Howard Merritt, Dan Copes and Johnny Welch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lane Wilson, Glen Paulette, Jim Ezell, Ken Caraway and Neal Ogden.