August 6, 2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2002


Lucius George “L” Hinkle died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 74.

A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Hinkle worked for A.J. Martin Marble Co. He was of the Baptist faith.

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He was preceded in death by three brothers.

He is survived his wife, Lillie Hinkle; two sons, Lucius Hinkle Jr. of Vicksburg and David Hinkle of Bollingbrook, Ill.; six daughters, Lucille Wyatt, Daisy Thomas and Ethel Hinkle, all of Maywood, Ill., Leeretha Price of Bellwood, Ill., Gennette Parker of Aurora, Ill., and Gloria Madison of Vicksburg; two sisters, Blanchie Williams and Addie B. Houston, both of Cleveland, Ohio; and 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


ROLLING FORK Rosa Lee “Rosie” Moore died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Moore was a resident of Rolling Fork. She retired from the Sharkey-Issaquena Health Department after 35 years.

She is survived by five sons, Jessie Moore and J.C. Moore, both of Rolling Fork, L.C. Moore of Greenville, Richard Moore of Atlanta and Tommy L. Moore of Chicago; four daughters, Louise Bailey, Mary Moore and Bertha Banks, all of Rolling Fork, and Dorothy Monk of San Antonio, Texas; five sisters, Elizabeth Jones, Virginia Bevill, Stella Mosley and Isabell Ellis, all of Starkville, and Leola Bishop of Los Angeles; and 36 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Green Chapel M.B. Church in Rolling Fork. Burial will follow at Green Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 6 tonight at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork and from noon Wednesday until the service at the church.


FAYETTE Mack Richards died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at his home in Fayette. He was 83.

Mr. Richards was a lineman with the Illinois Central Railroad for 43 years before retiring. He was a Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theatre. He was a Mason and of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Catherine Richards; and his parents, Robert Thomas and Comorah Richards.

He is survived by a son, John Mack Richards of Fayette; two daughters, Jane Marie Holland of Jackson and Dee Brown of Natchez; two brothers, Johnny R. Richards and Gene Richards, both of Vicksburg; his sister, Joyce Ann Richards of Natchez; and eight grandchildren.

Services were today at Laird Funeral Home in Natchez with the Rev. Paul Southerland officiating. Burial followed at Fayette City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Mack Richards, Max Montgomery, John Donald Frasier, Ray Mason, William May, Danny Brown, George Holland Jr. and Lenn Wall.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Sanders, Gene Sanders, John Donald Frasier, Warren Dent Frasier, F.W. Costley, Henry Bryant, R.G. Griffith and Joey Moffett.


Elvin P. “E.P.” Walley died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Lackey Convalescent Home in Forest. He was 83.

A native of Greene County, Mr. Walley had lived in Vicksburg since 1941. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the armed service as a lieutenant colonel in 1969 after 27 years of service. He was employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an engineer technician for 35 years before retiring in 1980. He served on the board of directors and as treasurer for Mutual Credit Union. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Army-Navy Club, Sand Hill Masonic Lodge and Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin P. Sr. and Winona McEachern Walley.

He is survived by his wife, Helena C. Walley of Forest; his daughter, Beth Walley Twente of Decatur, Ala.; four sons, David Walley of Hillsboro, Jim Walley of Arab, Ala., Mark Walley of Clinton and Bob Walley of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Mary Kate McCoy of Valrice, Fla., and Jerry James of Mobile, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Hightower officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Hillsboro Baptist Church Cemetery in Hillsboro.

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

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39211; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236-6808.