March 11, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 11, 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.

Raymond Lee Brumley

OAK GROVE Raymond Lee Brumley died Monday, March 10, 2003, at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe, La. He was 72.

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Born in Arkansas, Mr. Brumley was a resident of Oak Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zeddie Lee Brumley and Sudie Vera Brumley; a sister, Marie Taylor; five brothers, Robert Hoyt Brumley Sr., Julian Brumley, Louie Brumley, Hobert Brumley and Jasper Brumley.

Survivors include a sister, Sarah Alice Russell of Baton Rouge, La.; and other relatives including, Mable Brumley and Josie Brumley, both of Oak Grove.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Oak Grove with the Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be today and until the service Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Russell, Lee Brumley, Robbie Brumley, Bryan McGaha, Mike Whitney and David Brumley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Artis Stephens, John Paul Braswell, Dennis Townsend, Paul Tubbs, Kelly Russell and the men of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Evelyn Louise Bryant

Evelyn Louise “Shorty” Bryant died Monday, March 10, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 58.

A native of Harriston, Miss., Ms. Bryant lived most of her life in Port Gibson before moving to Vicksburg in 1975. She was a sales person for Rexel Southern Electric Supply Co. for 27 years and an inspector for National Plastic for 13 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Blanche Harrell Bryant; and a brother, Travis Monroe Bryant.

Survivors include four brothers, George Bryant of Vicksburg, Johnny R. Bryant of Hermanville, Ed Bryant of Port Gibson and Charles Bryant of Georgetown, S.C.; three sisters, Billie Chambliss of Port Gibson, Ada Rose Theford of Hermanville and Daisy Fetterman of Leesville, La.; and other relatives and friends, including Ruth Kling of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Nation officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Butch Bryant, Ray Bryant, Travis Michael Bryant, Tommy Ray Bryant, Jerry Bryant and Robbie Bryant.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees and staff of Rexel Southern Electric Co.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to the American Diabetes Association, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.

Mattie Windham Cain

LORMAN Mattie Windham Cain died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Trace Haven Nursing Home. She was 88.

Born in Smith County, Miss., Mrs. Cain had been a resident of Jefferson County for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Cain; a son, Thomas Lee Cain; a brother, Aster Windham; and two sisters, Mildred May and Elmire Craven.

Survivors include a son, James E. Cain of Crowley, Texas; two daughters, Vannie Provance and Frances Bryant, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Lee Windham of Hermanville; five sisters, Marlis “Mutt” Perry of Leaksville, Miss., Ozie Galloway of Panama City, Fla., Frances Wallette of Dallas, Texas, and Emily Jo Hynum and Anne Green, both of Port Gibson; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson with the Rev. Billy Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow at Cain Ridge Cemetery in Lorman.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Bryant, Gene Bryant, Sandy Green, Corey Bryant, Richard Bryant Jr. and James Essenmacher.

Michael Frances Clark

CHICAGO Michael Frances Clark died Sunday, March 9, 2003, in Chicago. He was 52.

A former resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Clark lived in Chicago and was an educator in the Chicago Public School System.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Clark; and a son, Michael Clark Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Bee Clark; a daughter, Brianna Clark; his mother, Carrie Mae Clark; three sisters; nephews and nieces; and other relatives.

Arrangements are being handled by Lenoir Funeral Home in Chicago.

J.P. Johnston Sr.

TRANSYLVANIA J.P. Johnston Sr. died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, as a result of a four-wheeler accident in Yazoo County. He was 56.

Born in Alsatia, La., Mr. Johnston was a resident of Transylvania. He was a retired farmer and a member of Melbourne Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Dykes Johnston of Transylvania; two sons, Paul Johnston and Calvin Johnston, both of Transylvania; two daughters, Kim Green of Transylvania and Daphne Marsh of Shreveport, La.; a brother, Jake Johnston of Transylvania; two sisters, Audrey Webb and Carolyn Goulette, both of Transylvania; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Melbourne Baptist Church in Transylvania with the Revs. James Hayes and Paul Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Joey Sullivan, Gerald Sullivan Jr., Scotty Waller, Neal Horath, James David Bass and Neil Sullivan.