July 19, 2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 19, 2002

BETTY S. ANDERSON

Betty S. Anderson died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 66.

Born in Anniston, Ala., Mrs. Anderson had lived in Vicksburg since 1981. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she participated in vacation Bible school, W.M.U. and the nursery.

She is survived by her husband, Bobby Anderson of Vicksburg; her daughter, Jan A. Blackledge; two sisters, Hazel Hill of Anniston and Lila Heggins of Jacksonville, Ala.; and two granddaughters, Laura Blackledge and Lindsey Blackledge, both of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. Eric Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Hill, Jimmy Hill, Ken Grogan, Forbes Grogan, Frank Campbell, William Campbell, Lane Campbell and Matthew Campbell.

Honorary pallbearers will be the physicians and administrative staff and nurses of the third floor of River Region Medical Center and Dr. Martin Newcomb.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, 1605 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180; the American Cancer Society; or to Vicksburg Catholic School.

ELNORA WRIGHT FRIAR

Elnora Wright Friar died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Heritage House Nursing Home. She was 88.

A native and lifelong resident of Warren County, Mrs. Friar was the daughter of the late Charley and Donnie Beard Wright. She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Friar.

Survivors include her daughter, Willie Lee Friar Brent of Vicksburg; her son, Lonnie Friar of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Frances Vriesen officiating. Burial will follow at Redbone Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Muirhead, James Muirhead, Richard Keathley, Robert Brewer, Roger Brent and Frank Seegree.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Brent Keathley, Claude Brent Sr., Claude Brent Jr., Bennie Scott and Dr. J. Russell Barnes and staff.

ESSIE D. BRACEY MORGAN

Services for Essie D. Bracey Morgan will be at noon Saturday at Cool Spring M.B. Church with the Rev. Bryan Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morgan died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 74.

She was born in Vicksburg and was retired from Marcus Furniture. She was a member of Cool Springs M.B. Church, the Heroines of Jericho, the Willing Workers Club, the Cool Springs Burial Society and the Cool Springs Usher Board, of which she was a past treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Lee Morgan; her parents, Henry Bracey and Nettie Bracey; four brothers, John Bracey, Henry Bracey, Haywood Bracey and Joe Bracey; and one sister, Easter B. Williams.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jean Morgan and Barbara Bracey, both of Vicksburg; two sons, Casey Lee Morgan of Vicksburg and Grady Lee Morgan Jr. of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Lucille Bracey and Nettie Bracey, both of Vicksburg; and six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

CALVIN GREEN

Calvin Green died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 43.

Mr. Green was a welder with Efabco.

He is survived by his mother, Mattie Green of Jackson; five brothers, Johnnie Green, Willie T. Green and Gordon Green, all of Vicksburg, Larry Green of Rolling Fork and James Smith of Chicago.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Herald M.B. Church in Rolling Fork. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rolling Fork under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be David Clark, Laurance Armstrong, Willie T. Green, Eugene Gibbs Jr., Larry Green, Gordon Green, Ronnie Green and Glen Green.

JOHNNY LEE TURNER

RACINE, Wis. Johnny Lee Turner died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at St. Mary Hospital in Racine, Wis. He was 48.

Mr. Turner was born in Edwards and had lived in Vicksburg before moving to Racine.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lyas James; and a brother, Henry Chocolate Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Turner of Racine; his mother and stepfather, Clara and John Morgan of Vicksburg; three daughters, Kisha Turner, Nita Turner and Candice Bass, all of Vicksburg; four sons, Derrick Turner, Antonio Turner, Johnny Turner Jr. and Lavern White, all of Vicksburg; 10 sisters, Mary Morgan, Minnie Morgan, Barbara Mitchell, Jessie Anderson, Betty Myers, Gloria Broome and Geraldine Henderson, all of Vicksburg, Lisa Winston and Bettie L. Pearson, both of Jackson, and Barbara A. Meeks of Champaign, Ill.; nine brothers, Alvin Morgan, Bill Morgan, John Morgan Jr., Willie Chocolate and Jimmy Chocolate, all of Vicksburg, Leroy Chocolate of Chicago, King James of Florida, Artice James and Lee Edward James, both of Champaign; four grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hansen Funeral Home in Kenosha, Wis. Burial will follow at Green Ridge Cemetery in Kenosha.

ROSIETTA WILLIAMS

PORT GIBSON Rosietta Williams died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was 85.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Greater St. Mark M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Van Williams; her parents Mose Kemp and Mary Watkins-Kemp; two sisters, Ann Williams and Phyllis Kemp Nelson; and two brothers, Albert Kemp and Robert Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Willie Ruth Shorts-Kemp of Lorman; Tommy Myles of Port Gibson; two nieces, Cheye Williams and Noel Williams, both of Columbus, Ohio; her godson, Peter Shorts of Lorman; and other relatives, including Charles Nelson of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Greater St. Mark M.B. Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. Monday until the service at the church.