Published 12:00 am Friday, June 7, 2002

Dean Wayne Johnson died Wednesday, June 5, 2002. He was 21.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Archie Charles Blue Jr.

He is survived by two daughters, T’Onna La’Shay Sims and Te’ Ashia Le’Shaye Sims, both of Vicksburg; his parents, Dean Wayne McKay Sr. and Linda Blue Johnson, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Victor Johnson Hunter and Dean Wayne McKay Jr., both of Vicksburg; five sisters, Jessica Johnson of Crystal Springs and Renia Blue Myles, Kimberly McKay, Candice McKay and Constance McKay, all of Vicksburg; his paternal grandparents, Claretha McKay of Vicksburg and Rufus McKay of Carson City, Nev.; his maternal grandmother, Abbie Lee Blue of Vicksburg; his paternal great-grandparents, Birdie Spencer and Louis Spencer, both of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


NATCHEZ Nancy Allen Ogden died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Natchez. She was 92.

Born in New Orleans, Mrs. Ogden graduated in 1927 from The Louise S. McGehee School and in 1931 from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She lived in Havana, Cuba, from 1936 until 1960. While living in Havana, she was the art editor and one of the illustrators of “Flowering Plants from Cuban Gardens,” which was published in 1952 and 1958.

She was awarded the Historic Preservation Achievement Certificate in 1997 by the Garden Club of America Conservation Committee of the Pilgrimage Garden Club. She was an art instructor for the Natchez School System for several years.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchez and the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda. She was also a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, First Families of Mississippi and several garden, art and church clubs and historical organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Bennett Ogden Jr.; and a daughter, Mary “Mimi” Ogden Ratcliffe.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Ogden Rogers Keller of Greenville, S.C., Anne Ogden Moore of Atlanta and Ellen Ogden Hefley of Natchez; her sister, Eva Allen de Laural of New Orleans; 12 grandchildren, including Virginia Ratcliffe Miller of Vicksburg; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchez with the Very Rev. Zabron A. Davis III officiating, with the Rev. Samuel A. Tomlinson III assisting. Burial will be at the Ogden Family Cemetery on Greenfield Plantation under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Episcopal Day School, or to a favorite charity.


Services for Daisy Truitt will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Seventh Day Adventist Church with pastor James Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at Williams Funeral Service.

Miss Truitt died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 60.

She was a member and deaconess at Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was employed at Pemberton Square Cinema 4.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezell and Julia Jones.

She is survived by three sons, Joe Truitt, Terence Truitt and Charles Truitt, all of Vicksburg; a daughter, Mary Truitt of Vicksburg; a brother, Nathaniel Truitt of Port Gibson; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.