May 11, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2003

Francis P. Hanes

Francis P. Hanes died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 83.

He was a native of Vicksburg and attended Mississippi State University, after which he studied advanced radio engineering. With the exception of four years, his entire federal career of 42 years was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, from which he retired as chief of the instrumentation services division in 1982.

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In 1946-47, Mr. Hanes spent 13 months with the Panama Canal Service, where he was in charge of instrumentation for the first sea-level canal model study. He served with the Louisville District in 1955-56. While there, he developed and was granted a patent on a liquid level telemetering device called the “Hanes Telemetering Precipitation Gauge,” which measures rainfall by remote control. He also contributed to the development of instrumentation in support of the explosive effects, earthquake and environmental effects programs of WES.

Mr. Hanes was recognized for his accomplishments with numerous commendation letters and awards, including an Invention Award and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the highest civilian award that can be bestowed by the Army Chief of Engineers.

A registered professional engineer in Mississippi, Mr. Hanes authored and presented numerous technical papers and reports and provided instrumentation consulting and operational services for Corps of Engineers district offices and other government agencies throughout the United States and overseas.

He was a director in the Warren County Science Seminar, a special program designed for gifted students. He was selected for the WES Gallery of Distinguished Employees following his retirement in 1982.

Mr. Hanes also served as Exalted Ruler of Vicksburg Elks Lodge No. 95, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for south Mississippi; president of the State Elks Association, and a ritual judge from which he took the Vicksburg lodge to state and national honors.

In 1967, Mr. Hanes unveiled an electric car, dubbed the “Hanes Mobile,” which became something of a sensation locally and was one of a number of electric automobiles featured in the August 1967 issue of Popular Science magazine.

Mr. Hanes was preceded in death by his wife, Jarri Hanes; his parents, William F. and Mary Hanes; a brother, William F. Hanes Jr.; and two sisters, Dorothy H. Laughlin and Mary Dee Hunter.

Mr. Hanes is survived by his wife, Jane Cotton Hanes; three daughters, Jarri Odom of Thibodaux, La., Susan Hanes of Rochester, N.Y., and Judi LaHatte of Vicksburg; one stepson, Charles Cotton of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Mitchell Hedgepeth and Richard Robbins officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Hawkins United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3736 Halls Ferry Road; the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, 6600 U.S. 61 South; or the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, P.O. Box 5047, Hagerstown, Md.

Pallbearers will be Pat Bonner, Phil Jones, Jim Conway, Richard “Dicky” Jacobson, Paul Mlakar, Bill Flathau, Dave Myers and Paul Massey.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Fite, Dr. Marcus Stanley, Dr. Jim Tracey and Vicksburg Lodge Elks, BPOE.

Charles Daniel Green

EPPS Charles Daniel Green died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, La. He was 72.

Mr. Green was born in Richland Parish and lived in Epps.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Daniel and Essie Morrow Green; and three sisters, Maggie Louise Green, Lillie Essie Green and an infant.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Louise Green; three sons, Charles Jerry Green and Ralph David Green, both of Epps, and Jimmie Eugene Green of Pioneer, La.; six brothers, Melvin Green, Donald Hugh “Hoot” Green, Albert Green, James Edgar Green and Robert Green, all of Delhi, and Joe Green of Monroe; one sister, Hazel Walker of Delhi; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at New Hope Church of God in Darnell, La., with the Revs. Donnie Linson and Todd Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery in Darnell.

Visitation will be at the church from 3 p.m. today until the service.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ray Walker, Ricky Fuller, Larry Copes, Wayne Stutts, Hughie Green and Kenneth Morgan.