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May 18, 2003

James Carter Sr.

James “Buddy Baby” Carter Sr., died Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at his home in Vicksburg. He was 80.

Mr. Carter was a retired carpenter and a War World II veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Rosie Randle Carter; and a brother, Eugene Carter Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Sykes Carter; five sons, James Carter Jr., Edwin Carter, Curtis Carter and Carl Carter, all of Vicksburg, and Charles Carter of Greensboro, N.C.; four daughters, Joan Carter Davis, Jeanette Carter Peters, Sirlinar Carter Sutton and Rose Carter Turner, all of Vicksburg; one brother, Hugh D. Major of San Diego, Calif., and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with Elder Ronald Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to the hour of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Argentina Havard

A Mass of the Resurrection will be said for Argentina Havard at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Boykins officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

A repast at St. Mary’s Center will follow the service.

Visitation will be all day today at the funeral home chapel, and the rosary will be recited from 5 until 6 tonight.

Mrs. Harvard died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at her home. She was 82.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Havard was a homemaker. She was a member of the Sodality of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Annie Marshall; a brother, Verner Allen; five sisters, Ann Meeks, Gytonne Griffin, Melba L. Marshall, Marianna McKinney and Maggie Davis.

Survivors include her husband, Harrison Havard of Vicksburg; a son, Harrison Havard Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Beulah Caison and Melba Havard, both of Los Angeles; two sisters, Alice Singleton and Jeanee Marshall, both of Los Angeles; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Dixie Reaves Justice

Dixie Reaves Justice died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 89.

Mrs. Justice was born in Louisiana and lived most of her life in Vicksburg. She was a secretary for the Office Supply Company for many years and retired after being secretary for the superintendent of education in the late 1970s.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Georgia McClelland Reaves; her husband, Frank J. Justice; two sisters, Myrtle Bliss and Ruby Smith; and a brother, Johnny Reaves.

She is survived by a son, Joe Justice of Snellville; two daughters, Jacque Nicola of Melbourne, Fla., and Dorothy Bonnette of Little Rock, Ark.; a number of nieces and nephews including Dixie McMullen of Vicksburg; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home with Drs. John G. McCall and Eric Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Justice, Nick Nicola, Floyd Bonnette, David Bonnette, Larry Nicola, Blake Pruitt and Martin Pace.

Honorary pallbearers will be Albert McMullen, Rick McMullen, Buddy Arnold, Lee Robinson, Bill Tomlinson, Fred Baldwin and Ron Tatum.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS, 39180, or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Rev. Hardie Lewis Sr.

Services for the Rev. Hardie Lewis Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Travelers M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Service.

Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Service, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Ogden M.B. Church in Bentonia and one hour before the service Monday at Zion Travelers M.B. Church.

Rev. Lewis died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Heritage House Nursing Home. He was 83.

He was a member of Mount Zion No. 4 Church and served as pastor of Ogden M.B. Church in Bentonia and Mount Olive Villanova M.B. Church of Vicksburg.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Lewis Sr. and Lucinda Freeman Lewis; two brothers, Samuel Lewis and Tommy Lewis; and four sisters, Gertrude Walton, Virginia Havard, Catherine Nixon and Laura Walker.

Survivors include his wife, Estella Lewis of Vicksburg; three sons, Hardie Lewis Jr. and Edward Dale Wiggins, both of Jackson, and Carl Wallace of Cordova, Tenn.; two brothers, Lawerence Newman of Vicksburg and Eddie Lewis Jr. of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister, Blanche Johnson of Kansas City; 13 grandchildren including Larry Lewis of Victorville, Calif., and Linda Lewis of Philadelphia, Pa. whom he raised; and other relatives and friends.

Middleton K. Turner

CARLISLE Middleton K. Turner died Friday, May 16, 2003, in a car wreck in Claiborne County. She was 40.

Miss Turner was a native of Pasadena, Texas, and lived in Jackson for many years and in Carlisle for the past three years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vicksburg.

She is survived by her parents, David W. and Middleton Turner of Jackson; and two sisters, Davi Rogers of Madison and Ricki Schopp of Gainesville, Fla.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Utica Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Utica Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at Glenwood Funeral Home.