January 28, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 28, 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.

Claude C. Harrell

MONROE Claude C. Harrell died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at North Monroe Medical Center. He was 89.

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Born in Pelahatchie, Mr. Harrell was a long-time resident of Delhi before moving to Monroe. He was a veteran of World War II and a self-employed dirt contractor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Harrell; his parents, Claude Clifton Harrell Sr. and Neva Harrell; and two brothers, Earl A. “Chick” Harrell and Horace Harrell.

He is survived by a brother, Lester Harrell of Delhi; three sisters, Eloise Harrell of Delhi, Lucille McClusky of Sour Lake, Texas, and Ola Mae Jarmon of Vicksburg; and friends including, Angie Warren Morris of Monroe, Pamela Warren Grantham of Rayville, La., and Joey Warren of McClure, Ill.

Services were at 10 a.m. today at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Delhi with the Rev. Steve Hillman officiating. Burial followed at Newton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ray Evans, Mack Jarmon, Leo Lyle Jr., Eric Bush, Mike Morris and Greg Grantham.

Honorary pallbearers were Curtis McVay, E.A. “Nig” Woodard, Randy Rinicker, Bill Skipper and R.B. “Bob” Region.

Marjorie Kay Montgomery

Marjorie Kay Montgomery died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 67.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Montgomery was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Cates.

She is survived by a son, Tom Logue of Pearl; a daughter, Tonia Dickerson of Vicksburg; her mother, Ada Mae Anthony of Vicksburg; one brother, Arthur Lagg of Vicksburg; one sister, Carol Guion of Baton Rouge; two stepchildren, Monica Graham of Birmingham, Ala., and Monty Montgomery of Clarksville, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with Dr. Eric Thomas and the Rev. Carter Gibson officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alan Lagrone, Anthony Lagrone, Matthew Logue, Everett Gibson, Bryan Lagg, J.R. Dickerson, Charles Guion and Jeff Dickerson.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Ford, Dr. Arnold Feldman, Jonathan Logue and Joseph Logue.

Suzanne Smith Rollins

DALLAS Suzanne Smith Rollins died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in Dallas. She was 82.

Mrs. Rollins was a resident of Vicksburg twice, once from June 1955 to July 1958 when her husband, Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Rollins, was director of Waterways Experiment Station and again from August 1969 until August 1971 when Gen. Rollins was division engineer for the Lower Mississippi Valley Division and president of the Mississippi River Commission for the Army Corps of Engineers.

She was born in Walla Walla, Wash., and graduated from Vassar College before serving with the American Red Cross in California during World War II. She and Gen. Rollins married there, in Carmel, in 1947.

She was active in military and professional service organizations, including the local American Society of Civil Engineers chapters where they were stationed. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, an Episcopalian and member of St. Matthew’s Cathedral for 25 years, and was a participating member in the National Cathedral Association.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Haney of Portland, Ore.; and a brother, William Keylor Smith of Walla Walla.

A memorial service was held Jan. 22 in Dallas at St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Memorials may be made to local chapters of the American Cancer Society, or the humane society or to the National Cathedral Association in Washington, D.C.

Ophelia C. Saucier

Ophelia C. Saucier died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Belmont Home for Women. She was 87.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Saucier was a former salesperson for Strauss-Stallings Jewelers and retired from The Street Clinic as a cashier. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church Altar Society and the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Peters Saucier II; and a son, Sidney Peters Saucier III.

She is survived by a grandson, Sidney John Saucier of Huntsville, Ala.; two granddaughters, Ann Marie Bond of Montevallo, Ala., and Patricia Dawn Gothberg of Hunting Beach, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. The rosary will follow.

Pallbearers will be Sidney John Saucier, Edward Lawler, Parker Bond, William Mosley, Fred Nosser and Richard Marcus.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buster Ford and Calvin Brown.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., Vicksburg, MS 39180; Alzheimer’s Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181-1193.

Bettye J. Shelby

EDWARDS Bettye J. Shelby died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at her home. She was 68.

Ms. Shelby was a resident of Edwards.

Lakeview Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.