November 19, 2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 19, 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.


Jesse John Bailey Hayes died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 86.

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Mr. Hayes lived in Vicksburg and was a retired railroad employee.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Jimmie Lee Hoggatt died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 78.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Hoggatt was the daughter of the late James B. and Lorane Cramer Dugan. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Joseph Hoggatt Sr.; a sister, Grace Goddard; and three brothers, Harry Dugan, Johnny Dugan and Joe Dugan.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Joseph Hoggatt Jr. of Atlanta and Phillip James Hoggatt of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren, Heather LeAnne Hoggatt, Amber Catherine Smith, Joseph Anthony Hoggatt and Jacob Hilton DePolitte.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with Father Thomas McGing, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

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

Pallbearers will be Hilton Dawson, Steven Dawson, Michael Dawson, Hubert Ingram, Phillip Butts and Jimmy Collins.


Dorothy Smith died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, of a lengthy illness at River Region Medical Center. She was 71.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Smith was a member of Clover Valley M.B. Church where she served as assistant financial clerk. She was a retired nurse’s aide.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Henry Smith; her mother, Rosie Wilson Turner; and three brothers, Calvin Turner, Edmond Turner and Jerome Turner.

Survivors include her husband, Norman Smith Jr.; two daughters, Kathryn Smith Thibodeaux of Houston, Texas, and Patsy Smith Dean of Creve Cover, Mo.; a son, Norman J. Smith III of Houston; her father, Henry Turner; a sister, Hattie Liggins of Vicksburg; five brothers, Burrell Turner and William Turner, both of Vicksburg, Charles Turner of Jackson, John Henry Turner of Chicago, Ill., and Leroy Miller of Grand Rapids, Mich.; four grandchildren; and other relatives including Jim Wilson of Vicksburg.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.