May 2, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 2, 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.

James Adam Jacobs

TALLULAH James Adam Jacobs died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. He was 59.

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A lifelong resident of Tallulah, Mr. Jacobs was a maintenance employee at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine Box Jacobs of Tallulah; two sons, James Adam Jacobs II of Tallulah and Tyrell Layne Jacobs of Darnell, La.; four sisters, Betty Snyder of Vincennes, Ind., Francis Ezell of Tallulah, Dinkie Stanfield of Sondheimer and Virginia Rachal of Baton Rouge; two grandsons; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 pm. Saturday in the chapel at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. John Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah.

Pallbearers will be Terry Pillars, Johnny Pillars, Tommy Dunning, James Jim McCool, John Jay Willhite Jr., and Robert Matthews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gang No. 570 of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Ardella Franklin Meeks

AURORA, Ill. Ardella Franklin Meeks, formerly of Warren County, died Monday, April 26, 2003, in Aurora, Ill. She was 82.

A resident of Aurora, Mrs. Meeks was a member of Progressive Baptist Church where she served on the Women’s League of Christian Service. She retired from Mercy Center after 17 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Meeks Sr.; two sons, Wilbur Meeks Jr. and Steve E. Meeks; and a daughter, Joyce Meeks.

Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Meeks Winfrey of Joliet, Ill., and Georgia Meeks Gordon of Aurora; four sons, Charles E. Meeks Sr., Harold Meeks Sr., Harry Meeks Sr., and Henry F. Meeks, all of Aurora; 44 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Progressive Baptist Church under the direction of Healy Chapel in Aurora.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Lillie Mae Toler

Lillie Mae Toler died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at River Region West. She was 99.

A native of Carlisle, Miss., Mrs. Toler lived most of her life in Vicksburg. She was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Toler.

Survivors include two daughters, Joylene Carter of Vicksburg and Patsy Ashford of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jay Carter, John Carter, Melanie Carter, Jack Carter, Shannon Haynes and Will Ashford.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 820763, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

George Washington

MEADVILLE George Washington died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Meadville Convalescent Home. He was 103.

Mr. Washington was born in Franklin County and was a member of Higedon United Methodist Church. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola Washington; a son, Buster Washington; and a sister, Sally Washington.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Washington of Kirby and Sonny Washington of Brookhaven; two daughters, Mamie Wallace of Kirby and Georgia B. Washington of Orlando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Higedon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Higedon Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 6 today at Rollins Chapel in Fayette.

Pallbearers will be Jake P. Stacker, Samuel Hayes, Ricky Carter, Bobby J. Lowe, George Collins, Bill Smith, Ronnie Watts and Raymond Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Washington Jr., Rustle Leon, Tyrone Weever and T.C. Porter.