November 1, 2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 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.

MYRTLE ALBERT

Services for Myrtle Albert will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alfred Lassiter Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Albert died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 55.

Ms. Albert was a retired dietary supervisor for ParkView Regional Medical Center and a member of New Mount Zion M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Humilla Williams; and a sister, Lucinda Williams.

Survivors include three sons, Gregory Williams of Richmond, Va., and John Albert Jr. and Christopher Albert, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Patricia Albert and Ria Williams, both of Vicksburg; her stepmother, Bertha Williams; two sisters, Diana Calmese of Oakland, Calif., and Johnnie Cogwell of Mount Clemens, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

JOYCE ANN AMOS

GREENVILLE Joyce Ann Amos died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. She was 54.

Ms. Amos was preceded in death by her mother, Olevia Robinson; her sister, Sommee Williams; and her son, Terrell “Bird” Robinson.

Survivors include a daughter, Tina Vashone Amos of Greenville; a son, Curtis Amos Jr. of Greenville; three brothers, Culley Robinson and Mickey Robinson, both of Detroit, and Jackie Robinson of Greenville; six sisters, Rube Dotson of Vicksburg, Viola Cooks of Belgade, Fla., Marvie Bennett of Detroit and Bobbye Sharkey, Annette Webster and Olevia Bacon, all of Greenville; five grandchildren; an aunt; and other relatives and friends, including Otha Lee Jones of Greenville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Hinds Street M.B. Church in Greenville with the Rev. Thomas Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 today at Redmon Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville and from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday.

MARTHA BESS

Martha Bess died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.

Ms. Bess was a native of Cary and a longtime resident of Vicksburg. She was a member of Jones Chapel M.B. Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Corine McNeal; and a brother, Calvin Ervin.

Survivors include a sister, Rutha Mae James of Vicksburg; a niece, Mary Ann Cook of Vicksburg; three nephews, Willie James, Alexander James and Robert James, all of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. Joseph Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

RICKY HOWELL

UTICA Ricky Howell died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, in Claiborne County. He was 48.

Mr. Howell lived in Utica and was employed with Crawford Logging Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virginia Hull Howell.

Survivors include his wife, Carey Ann Howell of Utica; a son, Curtis Bufkin of Utica; a daughter, Carey Bufkin of Utica; two brothers, Kenny Howell of Yazoo City and Donnie Howell of Eureka, Calif.; and two sisters, Virginia Ann Barnett of Nettleton, Miss., and Patsy Graeber of Brandon.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Utica Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben James officiating. Burial will follow at Dover Cemetery in Bentonia.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica.

Pallbearers will be Dezi Collins, Jammie Henderson, Ronnie Crawford, John Barnett, Samuel Martin and Ken Howell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Henley and the employees of Crawford Logging Co.

MERLE JOSEPHINE STAMPLEY

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. Merle Josephine Stampley died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at her home. She was 80.

Mrs. Stampley was preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer “Wheelhorse” Stampley Sr.; two daughters, Evelyn Merleen Breeden and Sheila Arleen Moseley; her parents, Jessie Owen and Rosa Anna Mae Slaughter; three brothers, Jess Slaughter Jr., Donnie Slaughter and Ray Slaughter; and two sisters, Jean Cox and Dale Boudreaux.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Stampley of Red Oak, Texas, and Ronnie Owen Stampley Sr. of Tallulah; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence Worship Center in Lake Providence with the Rev. Don Boyett officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 until 8 today at the funeral home.

ALICE DAVIS WALKER

LORMAN Alice Davis Walker died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at North Shore Regional in Slidell, La. She was 79.

Mrs. Walker was a member of East Mount Olive M.B. Church where she served on the Mother Board and a member of the Heroine of Jericho.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Melissa Davis of Port Gibson; six brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Walker Sr. of Lorman; eight sons, Dan Walker Jr. of San Antonio, S.L. Walker of Houston, Peter Walker of Fayette, Melvin Walker and Dennis Walker, both of Atlanta, Leon Walker of Austin, Texas, Leonard Walker of Vicksburg and Terry Walker of Utica; a daughter, Geraldine Jackson of New Orleans; a brother, Jessie H. Davis of Milwaukee; a sister, Sadie Davis of Port Gibson; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson has charge of arrangements.

ALICE JACKSON WILLIAMS

SENATOBIA Alice Jackson Williams died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 98.

Mrs. Williams was a charter member of James Gilliam Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and of Kings’ Daughters and Sons of Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Durward Eric Williams Sr.; and her parents, Maurice H. and Florence Butler Jackson.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Williams Carr of Vicksburg; a son, D. Eric Williams Jr. of Olive Branch, Miss.; four grandchildren, Gordon L. Carr Jr. of Tupelo, Robert Eric Carr of Fort Mill, S.C., Lindsay J. Williams of Cordova, Tenn., and F. Clay Williams of Hernando; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives including, Lucile Ross of Clinton.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia under the direction of Pate Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Gordon L. Carr Jr., R. Eric Carr, F. Clay Williams, Lindsay J. Williams, Frank Givens, Lee Tomlinson and Matthew Carr.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 663, Senatobia, MS 38668.