May 15, 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.
PORT GIBSON Beulah “Mama Oop” Alexander died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Claiborne County Nursing Center. She was 95.
Ms. Alexander was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lillie Mackey and Annie Jackson; and two brothers, Bud Hampton and Lester Hampton.
Survivors include a daughter, Ruby Lee Bradley of Stamps, Ark.; a son, L.A. Alexander of California; a sister, Leola Lidelle of South Carolina; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christian Chapel Church in Port Gibson with T.E. Harris and Walter Chambers officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Port Gibson.
Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.
James Carter Sr.
James “Buddy Baby” Carter Sr. died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at his home. He was 80.
A retired carpenter, Mr. Carter was a veteran of the Army serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Carter Sr. and Rosie Randle Carter, and a brother, Eugene Carter Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Sykes Carter of Vicksburg; five sons, James Carter Jr., Edwin Carter, Curtis Carter and Carl Carter, all of Vicksburg, and Charles Carter of Rocky Mount, N.C.; four daughters, Joan Carter Davis, Jeanette Carter Peters, Sirlinar Carter Sutton and Rose Carter Turner, all of Vicksburg; a brother, Hugh D. Major of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Courtney Lloyd Hubert, Erin Elizabeth Hubert
Courtney Lloyd Hubert and Erin Elizabeth Hubert, daughters of Billy P. Jr. and Cheryl Reedy Parker Hubert, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Courtney was 19, and Erin was 12.
Courtney and Erin were lifelong residents of Vicksburg and were of the Baptist faith.
Courtney, a 2002 high honor graduate of Warren Central High School, was a student at Mississippi State University where she served as goalkeeper on the MSU women’s soccer team.
In high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the annual staff. She was named Most Valuable Player for four years as a member of the girls’ soccer team. She was named 2002 Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year and was the 2002 Pop Allen Pop Star award winner from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
She had been a member of the Vicksburg Cotillion Club, Rebelettes Service Club, Cannon Soccer Club, Brandon Aslans and Jackson Futbol Club.
Erin, a GATES student at Warren Central Intermediate School, played soccer and softball for eight years. She served as goalkeeper for the Jackson Futbol Club U-12 team and was first baseman for the Vicksburg Sluggers softball team. She was a member of the GAs at Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Courtney and Erin were preceded in death by their paternal grandfather, Billy P. Hubert Sr., and their maternal grandmother, Marguerite J. Reedy.
In addition to their parents, they are survived by their paternal grandmother, Lucille Hubert of Vicksburg; their maternal grandfather, William E. Reedy Sr. of Inverness; an aunt, Jaketa Platt; and three uncles, Jack Reedy, William Reedy Jr. and Will Hubert.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Vicksburg Convention Center with the Revs. Kent Campbell and Mark Rowlen officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Fisher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers for Courtney will be Bo Buelow, A.J. Beard, Tim Beatty, Zack Richards, Erick Noble and Sheldon Bennett.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mississippi State University women’s soccer team.
Pallbearers for Erin will be Chad Henley, Howard Parks, Chris Macy, Craig Fischenich, Christopher Macy and Tony Franco.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Jackson Futbol Club U-12 girls and Vicksburg Sluggers girls’ softball team.
Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg Soccer Organization, P.O. Box 820457, Vicksburg, MS 39182-0457.
Maggie Lee Jennings
OAK GROVE Maggie Lee Jennings died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. She was 89.
Mrs. Jennings was a resident of Oak Grove.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Allen Jennings Sr.; a daughter, Charlotte Green; her parents, Elbert Hagood and Janie Hagood; three brothers, Roy Hagood, Curtis Hagood and Lynn Hagood; two sisters, Mattie Sanderson and Mabel Hagood; a grandson, Allen Jennings; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include four sons, Ricky Tyrone Jennings of Las Cruces, N.M., Charles Tim Jennings of Birmingham, Ala., Clayton Ray Jennings of Baytown, Texas, and George Allen Jennings Jr. of Meridianville, Ala.; three daughters, Cathy Lashon Ables of West Monroe, La., Syble Jean Wicker and Betty Lou McGaha, both of Oak Grove; one brother, Clinton “Buddy” Hagood of Monroe, La.; one sister, Hazel Carter of Kansas City, Mo.; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Chickasaw Church of Christ with Karl Huff and Mike King officiating. Burial will follow at Kilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne, La., under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove.
The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.