October 1, 2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 1, 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.


MONROE George Everette Blackwell died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was 64.

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Mr. Blackwell was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and lived in Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lawrence Blackwell Sr.; his mother, Florence Elizabeth Welchman Pletcher; and a brother, Bob Blackwell.

He is survived by Bobbie Blackwell of Bastrop, La.; a daughter, Robbie Joyce Nugent of Oak Grove; two brothers, William Blackwell of Crossett, Ark., and Tommy Blackwell of Benton, Ark.; four sisters, Henrietta Broach of Lake Village, Ark., Sally Williams of Hamburg, Ark., Freda Blackwell of Waldo, Ark., and Peggy Davis of Rusk, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Cox Chapel in Oak Grove with Colin K. Curtis and Tommy Blackwell officiating.


GREENVILLE Mary Edmunds Peacock Walker Eustis died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Greenville. She was 86.

Mrs. Eustis was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville. She was the daughter of the late Edward Peebles Peacock and Mary Edmunds Sykes Peacock of Clarksdale.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Eustis of Greenville; one daughter, Mary Edmunds “May” Cocke Burns of Vicksburg; three sons, Cary Hartwell Cocke III of Asheville, N.C., Charles Pollard Cocke of Vienna, Va., and John Hartwell Cocke of Clarksdale; seven stepchildren, John Frederich of Orlando, Fla., Montie Walker of Franklin, Tenn., Laura Siriani of Tustin, Calif., Susan Darby of Arley, Ala., Ben Walker III of Tribbett, Chester Miller of Waveland and Susan Darby of Vicksburg; and nine grandchildren.

Services were at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at St. James Episcopal Church. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Clarksdale under the direction of Boone-Wells Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1026 S. Washington, Greenville, MS 38701, or to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 405 California, Leland, MS 38756.


Maurice G. Harris died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002. He was 28.

Mr. Harris was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was employed with VicksMetal Co.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harvey and Lillie Wardell.

He is survived by his parents, Welton Wardell of New Orleans and Eunice Harris Jackson of Vicksburg; five brothers; six sisters; his maternal grandparents, Joseph Harris and Lillie Harris, both of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives, including Felicia Brown of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.