May 13, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 13, 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.

Marvel Ward Hall

Marvel Ward Hall died Monday, May 12, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 80.

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A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Ward was the daughter of the late William and Ettie Ree Hearron Ward. She retired from J.C. Penney credit department after 20 years and was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Hall Sr. of Vicksburg; a daughter, Doris Acuff of Vicksburg; a son, Jim Hall Jr. of Vicksburg; a brother, George Ward of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Kuhrman Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hall, Michael Hall, Joel Hall, Matthew Hall, Jake Neihaus, Dan Ward, James Alexander and Ronnie Terrell.

Dr. L.G. Horn

Services for Dr. L.G. “Gebe” Horn were at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St., with the Revs. Michael Nation and Clifton McInnis officiating. Burial followed at Green Acres Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Dr. Horn died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his home. He was 83.

Born in Burns, Miss., Dr. Horn was the son of Lacy Gray and Bertha Lillian Caughman Horn. He had been a Vicksburg resident since 1949.

Dr. Horn was a graduate of Magee High School, Mississippi College and the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency in pediatrics at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis and was an Army flight surgeon with the Air Corps during and after World War II.

He practiced at The Street Clinic from 1949 until 1985. He was a member of the Board of Directors of The Street Clinic, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a past member of the Vicksburg Y Men’s Club.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Mississippi Medical Society, the West Mississippi Medical Society and the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Dr. Horn was preceded in death by a wife, Elizabeth L. “Libby” Horn; one son, Jeffrey Horn; a brother, Paul C. Horn; and one sister, Willie Grace Everett.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry O. Horn of Vicksburg; one daughter, Georgia H. Terry of Denver, Colo.; a son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Bobbie Horn of Vicksburg; two sisters, Mary Ruth Dickey of Magee and Jean Ross of Pelahatchie; one daughter-in-law, Carol S. Horn; and five grandchildren, Leslie Horn, Elizabeth Terry, Kate Terry, Anna Terry and Lisa Cowart.

Pallbearers were nephews and great-nephews: Knox Ross, John Everett, Tyler Horn, Grey Montgomery, Dickey Honea and Breck Honea.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy McGehee, Edley Jones, Jerry Silver, Leo Ingram, Gerald Easley, Bob Ehrhardt, William Raworth, Al Ford, Steve Mattingly, Bobby Alvarado, Fred Malik, Joe Gerache, E.C. Loflin, Haywood Emerson, Steve Barlow, Dr. Frank McPherson. Dr. Dan Edney, and all active and retired physicians of The Street Clinic.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Holy Trinity, 900 South St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Roma Monroe

LIMA, Ohio Roma “Sug” Monroe died Monday, May 12, 2003, in Lima, Ohio. He was 62.

Born in Lorman to the late Collins and Mary Etter Walton Monroe, Mr. Monroe was a resident of Lima. He was a former employee of Waste Management and a member of Jeff Marie Baptist Church in Lorman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Bingham Sr.; and two sisters, Etta Cooks and Bertha Gaines.

Survivors include two sons, Marvin Morgan and Roma Monroe Jr., both of Lima; one brother, Elhue Monroe of Lima; four sisters, Cora Simpson, Betty Collins, Lucille Monroe and Anita Monroe, all of Lima; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, Ohio, with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Fannie R. Ouzts

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. Services for Fannie R. Ouzts will be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Clemts, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of service.

Pallbearers will be Will Thomason, Rubble Grey, Kendal Buchan, Riley Presley, Todd Wilson and Mike Gettinger.

Honorary pallbearer is Ken Breeland.

Ms. Ouzts died Sunday, May 11, 2003, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was 81.

She was a former resident of Vicksburg and member of Southside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her nephew, Rosco Hooper of Marks, Miss.

George Valentine Williams

CHICAGO George Valentine Williams died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Margaret Mercy Medical Center in Hammond, Ind. He was 60.

Mr. Williams was a native of Brunswick, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Williams and Cora Valentine Byrd; a sister, Lucille Byrd Davis; and a brother, Henry Byrd.

He is survived by two daughters, Valencia Fort of Dolton, Ill., and Lisa Jones of Chicago; a brother, Tommy Byrd Sr. of Oceanside, Calif.; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including the Davis and Valentine families of Vicksburg.

Services were Saturday at Slaughter and Sons Funeral Directors LTD in Chicago.