September 4, 2002

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 4, 2002

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries for residents, former residents and residents’ immediate family members who resided elsewhere when notified by a family member or a funeral home. There is no charge for printing an obituary, but all are edited to meet the newspaper’s requirements.


UTICA A memorial service for Edwin T. “Fuzz” Bonner will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The World in Delta.

Mr. Bonner died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. He was 54.

Mr. Bonner was a native of Port Gibson. He was a welder and served in the Army during the Vietnam War, where he received medals including the Purple Heart. He also was an award-winning billiards player. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Claiborne County.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie; two daughters, Leigh Ladner of Baton Rouge and Jessie Key of Raleigh; one son, Eric T. Haliburton of Laurenceburg, Ind.; his mother, Lennie Bonner of New Albany; one sister, Jimmie Lynn Twiner of Vicksburg; and six grandchildren.


DELHI, La. Agatha Callaway died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi, La. She was 95.

Mrs. Callaway was born in Pelahatchie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Callaway, and her parents, Ollie and James Luther White.

She is survived by five sons, Thomas Callaway and Doc Callaway, both of Delhi, Billy Callaway of Downsville, La., James Callaway of St. Joseph and Willard Rogers of Jackson, Miss.; four daughters, Alice Hosea and Louise Callaway, both of Delhi, Martha Smith of Monroe and Bea Vining of Pioneer, La.; and 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Newton Baptist Church with the Revs. Pat Loftin and Eddy Shoemaker officiating. Burial will follow at Crowville Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 tonight at the church.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.


OAK GROVE William Roland Chandler died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, La. He was 80.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Richard and Lillie Griffin Chandler; and his wife, Amanda Pauline Chandler.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Holley of Oak Grove, Ronda Carnahan of Minden, La., and Susie Tatum of Ruston, La.; a sister, Levay Rosenberry of Oak Grove; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends, including Doris Pullin of Oak Grove.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cox Chapel in Oak Grove with the Rev. Kenny Herring officiating.

Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shane Carnahan, Steven Carnahan, Lance Carnahan, Travis Boyd, Russ Barnes, Melvin Warren and James Miley.


Ella Topps died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 87.

Mrs. Topps was formerly employed with Bareboro Navy Hospital in San Diego, Calif., and as a domestic worker. She was a member of Second Union M.B. Church in Utica.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Annie Gibson; two brothers, Porter Gibson and Anthony Gibson; a son, Alfred Lee Henderson; her husband, Oliver Henderson; and a sister, Mary Brown.

Survivors include a son, Oliver Henderson Jr. of Tacoma, Wash; two daughters, June Squire and Claudia Herrington, both of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.


CLINTON Robert Turner died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 86.

Mr. Turner, a native of Attala County, was a longtime resident of Vicksburg and later, Clinton. He graduated from Kosciusko High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from Mississippi College. He then served as band director of Forest Hill High School. He later received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi and was employed by the District Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg.

After serving in the Army during World War II on Guam in the South Pacific, he returned to Vicksburg where he was employed until his retirement by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station. He held the rank of Major in the 412th Army Reserve in Vicksburg.

Upon retirement, his interest in real estate led to his development of the residential subdivisions of Colonial Drive and Heritage Place in Vicksburg. He also served on the board of directors for, and assisted in the management of, Whitworth College in Brookhaven.

He served as steward at Crawford Street Methodist Church and was a founding member of the First Methodist Protestant Church in Vicksburg. He had also served as an elder in the Kosciusko Presbyterian Church PCA and Westminster Presbyterian Church PCA in Vicksburg. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Providence Presbyterian Church PCA in Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Montrose Turner; and two brothers, John Everett Turner and Ennis Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hall Turner of Lexington; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha Ann and Luis Diaz of Madison County; a sister, Wardine Elmore of Bartlett, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Chapel in Vicksburg. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be William E. “Butch” Wilson, Robert “Bob” LaBarre, James “Jim” Williams, Clyde Donnell, Robert Walker, Dr. Peter Boelens, Jim Harrison, Hugh Smith and William Gregory “Greg” Elmore.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Anderson, Walter Miller, Paul Register, Mark Monroe, Sam Buchanan, Alan Fornby, Oliver Anderson, John Burris, David Herring, Red McDonald, John Turberville and Gene Russ.

Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy or to your church or favorite charity.