Lillie Mae Jones
Published 12:00 am Friday, January 31, 2003
Lillie Mae Jones died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 79.
A resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Jones was a member of Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Augusta Jones.
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She is survived by a sister, Ruby Lee Wilson of Vicksburg; and other relatives.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.
ANGUILLA Virginia McCullum died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at her home. She was 68.
Ms. McCullum was a resident of Anguilla.
Survivors include two sons, Freddie Webster and Jimmy Webster, both of Anguilla; two daughters, Juanita Jennings of Vicksburg and Debra Smith of Anguilla; a brother, Cullie Smith of Anguilla; a sister, Diane Smith of Anguilla; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Cross Church in Nitta Yuma, Miss., with Johnnie Mackin officiating. Burial will follow at Nitta Yuma Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.
Dr. William Andrew Raney
CARY Dr. William Andrew Raney died Jan. 30, 2003, at his home in Cary. He was 82.
Born in Meridian, Dr. Raney graduated from Mississippi State University, where he received a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in agronomy. He served as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity and was a member of several honorary fraternities including Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and the American Society of Agronomy.
He graduated from Cornell University with a doctorate in soil physics. He served in the Navy in World War II and graduated as an ensign from Columbia University. He served in the South Pacific as a patrol torpedo boat skipper.
Dr. Raney was a professor of agronomy at Mississippi State University from 1950 until 1956, then joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md., as a soil physicist before retiring in 1980. He returned to Cary, where he served as water quality control manager for Moore Planting Co. until 1996.
He was a former vestryman for St. Andrews Episcopal Church in College Park, Md., and was a member of the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Moore Raney of Cary; three daughters, Susan Raney McIntyre of New Orleans, Rebecca Raney Lamb of Greenwood and Julia Raney Beavers of Sanger, Texas; a sister, Sara Raney Ridgeway of Jackson; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church with the Revs. Kathleen Potts and Clifton McInnis officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Cary Cemetery Fund, Box 207, Cary, MS 39054 or to Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, Box 276, Rolling Fork, MS 39159.
Riles Funeral Home of Vicksburg has charge of arrangements.
FAYETTE Roy Stampley died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Professional Rehab Center in Ferriday, La. He was 101.
A resident of Fayette, Mr. Stampley was a retired laborer with Illinois Central Railroad and a member and deacon of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was a former Mason.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Frye Stampley; his parents, Richard Zeb Stampley and Mary Williams; two sons, Roy Stampley Jr. and Albert Stampley Sr.; two daughters, Yvonne Stampley and Thelma Stampley Gandy; three brothers; three sisters; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include six sons, Mac Arthur Stampley, Ray Stampley, Henry Stampley and Percy Stampley, all of New Orleans, and Gene A. Stampley and Jimmie Stampley of Fayette; five daughters, Audrey Lowe, Catherine Green and Rochelle Stampley, all of Fayette and Ida Mae Stringer and Julia Ballansaw, both of New Orleans; a sister, Annie Wade of Port Gibson; 50 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Fayette with the Rev. Percy Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from noon until 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Lowe, Gene Stampley Jr., Mark Stampley, Cardell Ballansaw Jr., Jimmy Barnes, Arnolrae Stampley, Fred Hunter, Roy Green, Charles Carradine and Glen Stampley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Stampley, Gene A. Stampley Sr., Mac Arthur Stampley, Jimmie Stampley, Ray Stampley Sr. and Percy Stampley.