June 19, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 19, 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.

William P. Dumas

Services for William P. “Bill” Dumas will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Green Acres Cemetery with the Rev. P.J. Curley, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

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Mr. Dumas died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. He was 84.

A native of Franklin, Mass., Mr. Dumas lived in Port Gibson and Vicksburg before moving to Alabama. He was a graduate of Hill College in Rhode Island and retired from American Paper Tube Co. with more than 30 years of service.

He was assigned to the 8th Air Force 355th Fighter Group in England in World War II. He served with the Reserves until 1968, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

He served as post commander of American Legion Post No. 54. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a race walker.

He was a former member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Vicksburg and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Opelika, Ala.

Mr. Dumas was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Lambert Dumas, and a number of siblings.

He is survived by a daughter, Betty Wingo; a son, William T. Dumas; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the EAMC Foundation, Adult Day Center, 2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36802-3201, or to a favorite Alzheimer’s charity.

Edna F. Koury

FORT WORTH, Texas Edna F. Koury died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was 80.

Born in Vicksburg, Mrs. Koury had lived in Fort Worth since 1949. She had been employed with the National Educators Insurance Co., and United Fidelity Insurance Co., for more than 35 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Elks Lodge and River Oaks Rebekah Lodge. She was a former president of the State Assembly of the Rebekah Lodge and was a volunteer at food banks and charitable organizations.

Survivors include her husband, Edmond Koury; three daughters, Toni Adams, Cynthia Malone and Terry Watters; two sons, Johnny Koury and Sam Koury; a sister, Mary Farris Saloom of Enterprise, Ala.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Oddfellow and Rebekah Home in Corsicana, Texas.

Joyce Elaine Mullins

UTICA Joyce Elaine Mullins died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 49.

Born in Columbia, Miss., Mrs. Mullins had lived in Utica since 1995. She worked as a nurse at the Oakley Training Center in Raymond. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Aubrie Cannon Hemphill.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Mullins of Utica; one son, Bryan Mullins of Utica; three sisters, Cathy Billingsly of Lafayette, La., Edna Sue Collins of Slidell, La., and Rhonda Angline of Florida; a brother, Dewayne Williams of Slidell; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Society Hill Cemetery in Goss, Miss.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica.

Pallbearers will be Scott Denley, Jimmy Mullins Sr., Jimmy Mullins Jr., Matt Calligan, Tom Brown and Michael Prine.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timmy Nelson and Joch Jackson.