January 10, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 10, 2003

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.

John L. Harris

John L. “Lil Bro” Harris died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 47.

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A resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Harris was a laborer. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Murphy and Carrie Harris; and his maternal grandparents, Marcus Harris and Rosie Ford Harris.

Survivors include Cassandra Whittenburg of Vicksburg; two sons, Carlton Phillips and LaKindrick Phillips, both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Angela Phillips of Vicksburg; a brother, Willie Murphy of Vicksburg; a sister, Carrie Harris Bolls of Vicksburg; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and others including, Annette Phillips of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Henryk K. Jakubowski

BENTONIA Henryk K. Jakubowski died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at his home in Bentonia. He was 83.

Mr. Jakubowski was born in Warsaw, Poland, to Kazimierz Jakubowski and Maria Grattis. He was a technical illustrator and of the Mormon faith.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Herrin Jakubowski of Bentonia; and two sons, Henry T. Jakubowski of Belleville, Ill., and Adam K. Jukubowski of Waynesburg, Penn.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Yazoo County with Bishop Carey Talbot officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

Herman Redick

Services for Herman Redick will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at City Auditorium with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Locust Grove M.B. Church and from noon until the service Sunday at the auditorium.

Mr. Redick died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 75.

A resident of Vicksburg, he was a retired chief of police at the Vicksburg Police Department. He had been the director of security at the former Kuhn Memorial Hospital for a time and was a veteran of War World II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Locust Grove M.B. Church, Tyner-Ford Post 213 American Legion and Southern Operators C.B. Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Prince and Elizabeth Redick; a brother, Sheffield Redick, and a sister, Artimease Redick.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice Redick of Vicksburg; two sons, Ozell Stewart of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mark Winters of Vicksburg; six daughters, Elizabeth Tennessee of Chicago, Celestine Jackson of Memphis, Delvia Dunning and Zandra Mendoza of Fort Wayne, and Sandra Boyd and Angela Moore, both of Vicksburg; one sister, Dorothy Carr of Lansing, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends including the Polk, West, Franklin, Thomas and Walker families.

Nettie L. Thiele

NEWELLTON Nettie L. Thiele died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Natchez Community Hospital. She was 89.

Born in Warren, Ark., Ms. Thiele lived in Newellton. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Newellton.

She was preceded in death by her son, Delbert Thiele.

Survivors include a sister, Alice Merritt of Little Rock, Ark.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Newellton with the Rev. Todd Sumerall officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah.

Visitation will be from 1 until the service Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Vic Mahoney Jr., Ken Mahoney, Ricky Rush, Luke Rush and Bill Goodfellow Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. Hogue Jr., Bethel Bradley, Jackie McClain, Parnell Barfield and Larry Foster.

Willette Truitt White

Willette “Pee Wee” Truitt White died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 40.

Ms. White was a resident of Vicksburg.

Survivors include a daughter, Danielle White of Vicksburg; a son, Darnelle White of Vicksburg; her mother, the Rev. Dianne Banks of Vicksburg; two sisters, Natasha Gaines and Sharon Banks, both of Vicksburg; seven brothers, George Truitt of Jackson, Curby Truitt, Willie Truitt and Daron Banks, all of Vicksburg, Emanuel Banks and Samuel Banks, both of St. Louis, Mo., and Tekoa Banks of Lawton, Okla.; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Treasure’s Assembly of God in Russum, Miss., with the Rev. James Burks officiating. Burial will follow at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home and from 4 until 6 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel.