Patricia Ruth Spencer
Patricia Ruth Spencer died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Claiborne County. She was 51.
Mrs. Spencer was born in Grenada and had lived in Vicksburg since 1964. She graduated from Warren Central High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mrs. Spencer was employed by Entergy Corp. and attended Bowmar Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Conrad Spencer.
Survivors include her husband, Joey C. Fife of Vicksburg; one son, Cecil Vaughn Liles III of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Janie Liles Logan of Holcomb, Miss.; her mother, Edna Lawrence Spencer of Holcomb; two sisters, Cynthia Jane Spencer of Water Valley and Beverly Anne Spencer of Southaven; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Terry White and Dr. Fred M. Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Celia Renee Stevenson
PORT GIBSON Celia Renee Stevenson died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at her home in Baytown, Texas. She was 34.
A native of Port Gibson, Mrs. Stevenson lived in Wesson for a number of years before moving to Baytown. She graduated from Chamberlain-Hunt Academy and Hinds Community College. She had been employed with the Mississippi State Tax Commission’s Title Division. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Stevenson of Baytown; her parents, Gary M. and Sybil S. Russum of Wesson; a brother, McCaa Russum of Wesson; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson.
Barbara DeFrance Tuggle
GREENVILLE Barbara DeFrance Tuggle died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Memphis. She was 57.
A former resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Tuggle lived in Greenville.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Tuggle of Greenville; a daughter, Rita Banks of Memphis; a son, George Banks Jr. of Greenville; a brother, Eddie DeFrance Jr. of Vicksburg; two sisters, Gloria King and Jacqueline Young, both of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives, including Harry Barnes of Vicksburg.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Frank Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Rev. Henry Turner
Services for the Rev. Henry Turner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clover Valley M.B. Church with the Rev. Johnny L. Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday at Robbins Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.
Rev. Turner died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at his home. He was 93.
He had worked for a number of years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mat Sinking Unit. He was a member of Clover Valley M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by three sons, a daughter, two sisters and one brother.
He is survived by four sons, Burrell Turner, Ronald Turner and Donald Turner, all of Vicksburg, and John Henry Turner of Chicago; two daughters, Konola Conley and Hattie Liggins, both of Vicksburg; and other relatives.
Martha Lurlean Sanders Wicker
OAK GROVE Martha Lurlean Sanders Wicker died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. She was 88.
Mrs. Wicker was a lifelong resident of Oak Grove.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Collins Wicker, and her parents, William Jesse Sanders and Lillie Belle Sanders.
She is survived by three sons, Enos L. Wicker and Leonard A. Wicker, both of Oak Grove, and Dan William Wicker of Portland, Ark.; two daughters, Dorothy Stephens McGaha and Mary Kathryn Crowe, both of Oak Grove; and 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cox Chapel in Oak Grove with Gerald Fitzgerald and Robby Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Oak Grove.
Pallbearers will be Luther Gray, Shannon Gray, Don Carroll, Leonard Bankston, Phil White, Brian McGaha, Willie Capers and Gary Townsend.
Elizabeth A. Williams
Services for Elizabeth A. Williams will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with Evangelist Linda Sweezer officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 66.
A native of Vicksburg, Mrs. Williams was a member of the House of Peace Worship Church. She was the transportation secretary with the home development meal program at the Community Council of Warren County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Williams Buck and James Gilmore; and her stepfather, George Buck Jr.
Survivors include four sons, Michael Darrell Williams and Eric Scott of Vicksburg, Barry Steven Williams of Las Vegas and Christopher Wayne Williams of Goldsboro, N.C.; three daughters, Cassandra Elaine Williams of Vicksburg, Sharon Lynn Jordan of Lakehurst, N.J., and Stacey Eyvonne Williams of Grand Prairie, Texas; a half-brother, Freddy Lee Hebron of Savannah, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services for Charles “Charlie Boy” Wright will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Vision Family Worship Center with the Rev. Rick McAlister officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.
Mr. Wright died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 40.
Mr. Wright was employed with Alfaleisure Corp. He was a member of New Vision Family Worship Center.
He was preceded in death by his father, Judge Wright; his maternal grandparents, Alberta Thomas and Hobert Hurston Sr.; and a paternal grandparent, Shelby Wright.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Wright; a son, Jeremy Horton of Jackson; his mother, Gloria Dean Hurston of Vicksburg; one brother, Michael Carl Luster of Vicksburg; eight sisters, Jacqueline Barber and Norma J. Luster, both of Fontana, Calif., Percy LaVerne Wright, Rosie Rowster, Ruby Palmer, Shirley Luster and Linda Hurston, all of Vicksburg, and Debra W. Lewis of Lithonia, Ga.; his paternal grandmother, Roberta Wright of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Hobert Hurston Jr.