January 31, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 31, 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.

Hattie Lou Chase

COAHOMA, Miss. Hattie Lou Chase died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. She was 86.

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A housewife, Mrs. Chase was a native of Columbus. She was a member of the Coahoma RSVP.

She is survived by a son, Robert Rockett of Coahoma; two daughters, Teresa Williams of Vicksburg and Doris McReynolds of Chicago; one brother, John Pointer of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coahoma Gymnasium with the Rev. Willie Word officiating. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon, Miss.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. today and from noon Saturday until the service at the gym.

Woolf Funeral Home of Clarksdale has charge of arrangements.

August Donaldson

RODNEY August Donaldson died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Natchez Regional Medical Center. He was 66.

Mr. Donaldson was a resident of Rodney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luella and Ellis Donaldson; and a son.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Marshall of Chicago and Christine Starks of Port Gibson; three sisters, Ella Winchester of Rodney and Elva Hoye and Rosie Lee Williams, both of Natchez; two brothers, Ellis Donaldson Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Winston Donaldson of Natchez; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in Rodney with the Rev. Willie Smoot officiating. Burial will follow at Logan Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Henry Clifton Gibson Sr.

HOLLANDALE Henry Clifton Gibson Sr. died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in Greenville. He was 72.

Mr. Gibson was a resident of Hollandale and a mail carrier.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Gibson of Delta City, Miss.; five sons, the Rev. Don Gibson of Little Rock, Ark., the Rev. Phil Gibson and Ray Gibson, both of Hollandale, the Rev. Glenn Gibson of Charleston, S.C., and James Gibson of Delta City; six daughters, Virginia Thomas of Chicago, Teretha Gibson, Anita Bell and Bridget Gibson, all of Delta City, Martha Page of Hollandale and Mary Duke of Anguilla; three brothers, Benny Gibson and Wellington Gibson, both of Woodridge, Ill. and K.C. Gibson of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Shirley Ross of Woodridge; and 20 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Simmon High School in Hollandale with George Bean officiating. Burial will follow at Caney Cemetery in Delta City under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at the funeral home and from 9:30 until the service Saturday at the school.

Vera E. Hinkle

FORT WORTH Vera E. Hinkle died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at her home. She was 102.

A former resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Hinkle lived in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolph Anderson Hinkle; and her parents, Marion and Eleanor Muncie Burke.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Glover of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Barcolna Road Baptist Church in Hot Springs Village, Ark. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park in Hot Springs under the direction of Brown, Owens and Brumley Funeral Directors of Fort Worth.