George Harris Jr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 11, 2003

Services for George Harris Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Traveler’s Rest M.B. Church with the Rev. Thomas Bernard 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. Harris died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 74.

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Born in Tallula, Miss., Mr. Harris was a resident of Vicksburg. He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II. He was a retired heavy-equipment operator for Lewis Miller Construction and a member of Traveler’s Rest M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Harris Sr. and Evelyn Marshall Harris, and a sister, Bertha O’Neal.

Survivors include three sons, Anthony Harris of Jackson and Charles Harris and Carl Y. Harris, both of Vicksburg; eight daughters, Zanobia S. Harris, Diane Harris, Linda White, Delmarie Harris, Vicki H. Wilson, Faye Harris and Pamela H. Elam, all of Vicksburg, and Paulette Harris of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a sister, Willie Mae Durrell of Vicksburg; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives, including Evelyn K. Jackson of Vicksburg.

Audie McPherson

EPPS, La. Audie McPherson died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi. She was 87.

Mrs. McPherson was a resident of Epps, La., and a charter member of Little Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clif McPherson; and her parents, Joseph Walter Holmes and Rose Holmes.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Batchelor of Tallulah and Bonnie Holley of Epps; two sons, Charles McPherson and Dennis McPherson, both of Epps; three brothers, Alton A. Holmes of Epps, Ted Holmes of Baton Rouge, La., and Jimmy Holmes of West Monroe, La.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Little Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Pat Loftin officiating. Burial will follow at Epps Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.

Weston Tenner

FAYETTE Weston Tenner died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Natchez Community Hospital. He was 87.

A resident of Fayette, Mr. Tenner was a farmer and a member of East Roxie Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Mae Tenner; his parents, Pero Tenner and Leona White; four children; and three brothers.

Survivors include four sons, Wendell Tenner, Isaac Tenner, Johnny Tenner and Robert Tenner, all of Fayette; four daughters, Hattie Thornton of Kansas City, Mo., and Lula Herrington, Thelma Sanders and Mary Roberts, all of Fayette; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Fayette with Isaac Tenner officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.

Visitation will be until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wendell Tenner, Isaac Tenner, Johnny Tenner and Robert Tenner.

Joe Lynn Thompson

ANGUILLA Joe Lynn Thompson died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He was 62.

Mr. Thompson was a resident of Anguilla.

Survivors include his parents, Lennell Thompson of Flint, Mich., and Albertha Hampton of Anguilla; a brother, Leonard Hampton of Gary, Ind.; and five sisters, Rose Hampton of Rolling Fork, Laura Hampton of Anguilla, Ethel Harris and Rosetta Arnold of Greenville and Bertha Williams of Chicago.

Visitation will be from 7 until 8 tonight in the chapel at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Sing Hoo Tom

Services for Sing Hoo Tom will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Riles Funeral Home with Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Sunday until the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tom died Saturday, April 5, 2003, in Tucson, Ariz. She was 88.

Born in Toysun, China, Mrs. Tom had been a Vicksburg resident since 1950. She was the daughter of Chung York Wong and Hom Shee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, restaurateur Wing Suey Tom.

She is survived by two daughters, Sue Tom Lee of Tucson and Lillian Tom Bradley of Springfield, Va.; two sons, George Tom and Joe Tom, both of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Sam Wong, Tom Caruthers III, Butch Wilson, Walter Hardy, Wayne Stroupe, Ken Jue, Kaleel Jabour and Edward Wong.

Honorary pallbearers will be Herbert Lee, Lester Koe, Walter Seid, Wallace Seid, Chein Gong Sit, See Cheung and members of the Vicksburg Chinese community.