October 22, 2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 22, 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.


Frank E. Fowler died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 67.

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Mr. Fowler was a former resident of Vicksburg and had been living in Utica for the past 23 years. He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and a veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean conflict. He retired from Mississippi Employment Security Commission in 1995 and was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Jefferson County.

Survivors include his wife, Clara D. Fowler of Utica; two stepsons, Darrell Sorrels of Vicksburg and Randy Sorrels of Brookhaven; his father, J.B. Fowler of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Jerry Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

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

Pallbearers will be Larry Hughes, Houston Lilly, Pat Kavanaugh, Michael Kavanaugh, Mike Kavanaugh, Jack Dowe Jr., Tom Mize and Marshall Walker.


Frances “Maude” Mixon died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Mississippi Care Health Center. She was 88.

Mrs. Mixon was retired from Best Western Hotel and was a former member of Rose Hill South M.B. Church in Greenville and St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three husbands; her parents, David James and Rosetta James; two brothers, D.C. James and Ellis Vaughn; and three sisters, Louie James, Lillie James and Cornelia Vaughn-Miller.

Survivors include a niece, Margie Herron of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends, including Betty and Bill Griffin of Greenville.

Services will be at noon Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.


Theresa Ann “Tee” Myles died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 44.

Mrs. Myles was preceded in death by her father, Roscoe Derby of Vicksburg; a brother, Leroy Freeman of Vicksburg; and a sister, Lillian Derby-Miller of Vicksburg.

Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Myles Sr. of Vicksburg; two sons, Charles A. Myles Jr. and Joshua A. Myles, both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Octavia Myles of Vicksburg; her mother, Edna Prentiss Derby of Vicksburg; two sisters, Zorada Derby of Vicksburg and Eleanor Derby-Neally of Oakland, Calif.; two brothers, Larry Freeman of Vicksburg and Willie Freeman of Richardson, Texas; nieces, including Natasha Derby of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Louise Means of Vicksburg.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Gerald Lee Plank died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 79.

Mr. Plank was a native of Port Clinton, Ohio, and had lived in Vicksburg since 1970. He was the son of Frank Plank and Josephine Smith Plank.

A veteran of World War II, he retired as a production manager from Sigmaform. He was past president of the United Way of West Central Mississippi and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Michael Plank, Daniel Plank and Timothy Plank.

Survivors include his wife, Betty T. Plank of Vicksburg; three daughters, Sue Bagby and Jane Plank, both of Vicksburg, and Barbara Inman of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sons, Jerry Plank of Hot Springs, Ark., and Patrick Plank of Biloxi; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. James O’Riordan, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the service at Riles Funeral Home.