April 13, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 14, 2003

Sally Hines Grau

Sally Hines Grau died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 56.

Mrs. Grau, a native of Pineville, La., was a graduate of Cooper High School in Vicksburg and attended University of Mississippi and Hinds Jr. College. She retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station.

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She was preceded in death by her father, Sidney Gilbert Hines II.

She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Drake Hines of Jackson; a son, Richard Edwin Grau of Woodwards, Texas; a daughter, Wendy Grau Fletcher of Vicksburg; a brother, Sidney Gilbert Hines III of Destin, Fla., and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. today at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb.

Louise H. Hopkins

Louise H. Hopkins died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 86.

Mrs. Hopkins was born in Leake County and had lived in Tallulah for the past 75 years. She was a member of ParkView Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Melvin Hopkins and Felix Irvin Hopkins, both of Tallulah; three daughters, Lynell Laird of Tallulah, Joye Antinori of Hawthorne, Calif., and Kayren Brown of Monroe, La.; two sisters, Jean Gibbs of Lake, Miss., and Katherine Massey of Newton, Miss.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at Parkview Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Harry Charles Fleming Simrall

Harry Charles Fleming Simrall died Saturday, April 12, 2003, in Starkville, Miss. He was 90.

Mr. Simrall was born in Memphis, Tenn., and grew up in Yokena. He graduated from Jefferson Davis Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree from Mississippi State.

At Mississippi State University he held positions including associate professor, head of the department of electrical engineering and dean of the college of engineering. Following his retirement in 1978, he was given the titles of dean emeritus of the college of engineering and professor emeritus of electrical engineering.

Mississippi State University also named an electrical engineering building in his honor.

He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education and former member of the Illumination Engineering Society and the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. He was also a member and honorary member of several fraternities.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia Miller.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Starkville under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. today.

Sing Hoo Tom

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

Visitation will be from noon 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 Chung, Kaleel Jabour and Edward Wong.

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