April 23, 2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 23, 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.

Jimmie L. Chocolate

Services for Jimmie L. Chocolate will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Robbins Funeral Home with the Rev. Roosevelt Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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Visitation will be Thursday and from 8 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Chocolate died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Trace Haven Nursing Home. He was 52.

A native of Fitler, Mr. Chocolate spent most of his life in Vicksburg where he was reared by his grandparents. He worked for Kuhn Memorial Hospital and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Chocolate Jr. and Johnny Lee Turner; and his grandfather, Fireman Turner.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy O’Neal of Vicksburg; a daughter, Cynthia O’Neal of Vicksburg; his parents, Clara Morgan and Henry Chocolate, both of Vicksburg; seven sisters, Geraldine G. Henderson, Gloria Broome, Betty Myles, Barbara Mitchell, Jesse Mae Anderson, Minnie Morgan and Mary Morgan, all of Vicksburg; five brothers, Willie Chocolate, John Morgan Jr., Bill Morgan and Alvin Morgan, all of Vicksburg, and Leroy Chocolate of Chicago; his stepfather, John Morgan Sr. of Vicksburg; his grandmother, Anna J. Turner; five grandchildren; and other relatives.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Ivory Jones

Ivory Jones died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 88.

Born and reared in Vicksburg, Ms. Jones lived in New Orleans and Dallas for a number of years before returning here.

She is survived by two nieces, Eunice Fox of Indianapolis, Ind., and Geneva Dorsey of Vicksburg; a nephew, Bobby Lewis of Tacoma, Wash.; and other relatives.

Private services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Vicksburg under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

William Leon McCallie

OAK GROVE William Leon “Bill” McCallie died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. He was 80.

A resident of Oak Grove, Mr. McCallie was a member of Green Chapel Church of God. He served as a combat infantryman in Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe during World War II. He retired as an iron worker after 30 years of service. He was a member of Oak Grove Lodge No. 284 F&AM.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas McCallie and Amie McCallie; five brothers; five sisters; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Bertie Lee McCallie of Oak Grove; three daughters, Wanda Robinson of Giesmer, La., Shirley Clark of Oak Grove and Ellen Ables of Dardenelle, Ark.; two sons, John William McCallie of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Ron McCallie of Forest, La.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Grove with the Rev. William Moden officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Davis, Travis Clark, Steven McCallie, Timmy McCallie, Mark McCallie and Shannon Corley.

Zula Mae Berry Ward

UNION CHURCH Services for Zula Mae Berry Ward were at 11 a.m. Monday at Spencer Funeral Home Chapel with Foster Topp officiating. Burial followed at St. John Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward died Monday, April 14, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 37.

She was a resident of Union Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elbert Berry Sr.; and two sisters, Mary E. Berry and Rosetta Betty Berry.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Ward; three daughters, Alicia Rochea Berry, Candace Denise Berry and Casundra Katrese Ward; a son, Walter Albion Ward; her mother, Irene Wilson Berry; three sisters, Josephine Freeman of Caseyville, Miss., Susie Robertson of McBride, Miss., and Lillie Walker of Vicksburg; three brothers, Elbert Berry Jr. of McBride, Edward Berry of Red Lick and Nathan Berry of Russum; a niece, whom she reared, Kierra Deion Barnes; two grandchildren; and other relatives and friends including, Dorothy Bell.