October 18, 2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 18, 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.


ROLLING FORK Marlee Hollins died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Sharkey Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. She was 92.

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She is survived by two sisters, Mary White of Greenville and Lillie Oatis of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Ollie M.B. Church in Egremont. Burial will follow at Mount Ollie Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.


Services for Kachandra Chanelle “Peanut” Owens will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James M.B. Church on Pearl Street. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Repast will be at Anderson Lounge.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Williams Funeral Service.

Miss Owens died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 19.

She was a member of New Oak Ridge M.B. Church in Edwards.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Jean Owens; her paternal grandfather, Eddie Lee Knight; and her maternal grandfather, George Owens.

Survivors include her father, Eddie James Knight of Vicksburg; her stepmother, Bessie McKenzie of Utica; two brothers, Eddie James Owens and Eddie Orlando Williams, both of Vicksburg; three sisters, Takela M. Knight of Vicksburg, Jessica Knight and Shavonnah Knight, both of Utica; her paternal grandmother, Mattie Knight of Vicksburg; her maternal grandmother, Sarah Owens of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends.


Mary E. Reed Smith died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, in Seattle, Wash. She was 89.

Mrs. Smith was a member of First African Methodist Church in Seattle, where she was on the Stewardess Board and Missionary Society and served as chairman of the Calendar Tea.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Smith; her parents, Smith Reed and Sallie Miles Reed; a sister, Annie Reed Nichols; three brothers, James S. Reed Sr., Wilson Reed Sr. and George Reed Sr.

Survivors include three daughters, Lucy Reed, Geneva Totton and Lucille Martin, all of Albany, N.Y.; three sisters, Frances Saunders and Sallie Williams, both of Seattle, and Emma Wright of Washington, D.C.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Travis Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow at Lynch Chapel Cemetery in Redwood.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Jesse Vinson died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 20.

Mr. Vinson worked at MIDD-West.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jessie H. Vinson and Virginia Vinson.

Survivors include his parents, Claude “Buster” Vinson of Vicksburg and Brenda Gale Vinson of Florence; a brother, Bradley Chase Vinson of Vicksburg; maternal grandparents, James McDuff of Valley Park and Shirley Love of Vicksburg; maternal great-grandmother, Lillian McDuff of Valley Park; and maternal great-grandparents, Gillis and Louise McMahon of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wayside Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Clemts officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in Hinds County.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight at the church.

Pallbearers will be Randy Martar, Joe Barlow, Corey Maples, Josh Shirey, Darrel Wayne Kirkfield, Johnny Lynn Anderson, Bill Meredith and Chad Daugherty.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Goodknight, Benny Daugherty, Wade Fife, Mike Shirey, Buddy Moore and Kenny Lewis.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Jane L. Chaney died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 85.

Mrs. Chaney was a native of Vicksburg and a member of Warrenton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George N. Chaney Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Emily McInnis of Clinton and Mary Jane Mayo of Fruitland, Ala.; three sons, Ed Chaney of Efland, N.C., John William Chaney of Raleigh, N.C., and Arch Chaney of Tampa, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Warrenton Church of Christ.

Mark Seepe Funeral Home and Crematorium has charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Warren County Children Shelter, P.O. Box 820174, Vicksburg, MS 39182.