Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Catherine Thomas Smith died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 95.

A homemaker, Mrs. Smith was a member of Ashland M.B. Church in Port Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peyton Smith; her father, Alex Thomas Sr.; her mother, Mary Kelly Thomas; five brothers, Henry Thomas, Johnny Thomas, Willie Thomas, Alex Thomas Sr. and Steve Thomas; four sisters, Gracie Starks, Ouie Mae Thomas, Mattie Curry and Carrie James.

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She is survived by three nieces, Georgia Morrow, Lee Anna Wells and Geraldine Harris, all of Vicksburg; and her nephew, William James of Vicksburg.

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


Harry Wesley Thigpen died Monday, July 1, 2002, at University Medical Center. He was 21.

Mr. Thigpen was a native and resident of Vicksburg. He was a graduate of Warren Central High School and was attending Hinds Community College. He was employed with LeTourneau Co. as an apprentice. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harry and Maxine Staggs.

He is survived by his parents, William “Pewee” and Debra Thigpen of Vicksburg; two brothers, Eddie Thigpen and Britt Thigpen, both of Vicksburg; his paternal grandparents, William Thigpen of Redwood and Alice Ervin of Tallulah; and his great-grandparents, Stanley and Faye Harman of Tallulah.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Sibley, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home


DELHI Judy Ann Wilson died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at her home in Delhi. She was 57.

Mrs. Wilson was the manager of Dollar General Store in Delhi until her retirement. She was a member of Waverly Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Schili.

She is survived by her husband, Edward “L.D.” Wilson of Delhi; two sons, John Edward Wilson of Delhi and Tracy Lee Wilson of Damascus, Ark.; two daughters, Connie Sue Harrison of Delhi and Donnie Rae Hale of Epps; five sisters, Helen Rae Tatum, Billie Redding and Mary Mills, all of Missouri, Lucille Johnson of Devine, Texas, and Valma Weir of Birchtree, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Waverly Baptist Church with the Revs. Lindle Stewart and Todd Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Faith Memorial Park Cemetery in Delhi.

Pallbearers will be Gary Ray Wilson, Ricky Corbit, Randy Sutherland, Bill Tatum, John Sutherland and Kenny Sutherland.


CENTRE, Ala. William Bryan Worthington died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Centre. He was 69.

Born in Birmingham, Mr. Worthington was a graduate of Bessemer High School and Auburn University. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Centre First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Ralph Bates Sunday school class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bryan Worthington and Helen Johnson Worthington.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Thompson Worthington; two sons, Bryan K. Worthington of Vicksburg and Kenneth M. Worthington of Loves Park, Ill.; two daughters, Kim Worthington Danielson of Marietta, Ga., and Karen Worthington of Decatur, Ga.; his sister, Mary Carolyn McPherson of Birmingham; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at Centre First Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Cherokee County Public Library, 310 Mary St., Centre, AL 35960; or Centre First Methodist Church, 341 W. Main St., Centre, AL 35960.