Published 12:00 am Monday, July 1, 2002

Page Johnson Lawson died Monday, June 24, 2002, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She was 71.

Mrs. Lawson was born in Charlotte, N.C., to longtime Tallulah residents Earl and Gladys Johnson. As director of volunteer services at M.D. Anderson for 18 years, she developed dozens of programs including a Children’s Christmas Card Project that has raised more than $15 million for young cancer patients.

She is survived by her husband, Billy E. “Rod” Lawson; two daughters, Connie Lawson of Bellaire, Texas, and Renee Hardy of Taos, N.M.; and one granddaughter, Sierra Hardy of Taos.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bellaire United Methodist Church in Bellaire with the Rev. Dan Danheim officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston.

Visitation will be at the church from 2 until 4 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Volunteer Services, 1515 Holcombe, Box 115, Houston, TX 77030.

Pallbearers will be Bob Bains, Harrison Allen, Richard Rozelle, Walter Vetterick, Dave Hardy and Renee Hardy.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Rimmy and David Doss.


Services for John L. McGarrh will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Green Acres Cemetery with Rev. Gene Jacks officiating.

Visitation will be at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home from 3 until 5 p.m. today.

Mr. McGarrh died Friday, June 28, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 64.

A Stewart native, he lived most of his life in Redwood, where he was a self-employed welder. He was a Methodist.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda McGarrh of Redwood; three sons, John McGarrh Jr., Timothy Allen McGarrh and Mitchell Wayne McGarrh; one daughter, Angela Burton; one sister, Dorothy Smith; one brother, Melvin McGarrh; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Hoover, Tay Everett, Charles Dirago, Bill McMullen, Nate Skipworth, Willie Skipworth and Ray Tanner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Frank Keen, James Stevens, Art Miller, John Adcock, Bill Lee, Hoyt Wright and Edward Willis.


Services for Louis Albert Nichols III will be at First Christian Church at a later date with the Rev. Hansell Bankster officiating. Mr. Nichols donated his body to University Medical Center Sciences.

Mr. Nichols died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 59.

Mr. Nichols was born in Vicksburg, graduated from H.V. Cooper High School in 1960 and attended Hinds Community College. Before his retirement, he worked as an electrician, with Illinois Central Railroad and Presto Manufacturing. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Fletcher Nichols.

He is survived by his father, Louis A. Nichols, and one sister, Cameron Nichols Mayer.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 820763, in Vicksburg, or to the Mississippi branch of the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296.