May 31, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 2, 2003

Harold Max Chrestman

BELEN, Miss. Harold Max Chrestman died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. He was 72.

A former resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Chrestman lived in Belen, Miss., and was a retired farmer and an Air Force veteran. He was a member of West Marks Baptist Church and was a Quitman County supervisor for 32 years.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Tidwell Chrestman.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Nosser of Belen and formerly of Vicksburg; a son, Ronnie Chrestman of Seneca, S.C.; a stepson, Rainey Scott of Brandon; a brother, Tommy Chrestman of Cleveland; a stepbrother, Jerry Haney of Boyle and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at West Marks Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at Belen Cemetery under the direction of Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks.

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

Archie Lee Hamilton

UTICA Services for Archie Lee Hamilton will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Westhaven Funeral Home in Utica. Burial will follow at Strawbridge M.B. Church cemetery. A repast will be at the home of James and Juanita Brown on Tommy Ford Road in Utica.

Mr. Hamilton died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at his home in Utica. He was 64.

Mr. Hamilton was a logger for a number of years before retiring.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lutisha Brown Ringo; his father, Nelson Hamilton; and two brothers, Leroy Crumb and Nathaniel Hamilton.

He is survived by a son, Donell Jenkins of Chicago; two daughters, Theresa Jenkins and Patricia Jenkins, both of Chicago; 11 brothers, Willie T. Moore and Issiah Brown, both of Baton Rouge, James Brown and Jerry Brown, both of Utica, Augusta Brown and Slyvester Gaston, both of Vicksburg, Varries Brown of Pascagoula, Nelson Hamilton of Terry, James Hamilton of Jackson, Willie Hamilton of Los Angeles and Johnnie Lee Hamilton of New Orleans; eight sisters, Maude Lee Seals of Jackson, Joyce Coleman of Vicksburg, Deloris Evans, Shirley Wright and Deloris Sproulls, all of Utica, and Myrthe Ree Burns, Betty Jean Hamilton and Willie Bea McPhearson, all of New Orleans; and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including members of the Ringo, Brown and Davenport families of Vicksburg.

James D. Holmes

James D. “J.D.” Holmes died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 83.

Mr. Holmes was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a retired brick mason. He was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Draper Holmes; a son, Birdson Warren; his parents, Walter and Eva Holmes; and a sister, Bessie Lee Holmes.

Survivors include a sister, Rutha Bell Level of Vicksburg; three sisters-in-law, Minnie Lindsey, Betty Jackson and Bertha Draper, all of Vicksburg; a niece, Virgie Keathley of Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.