June 25, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 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.

Henry Brown Covington

BRANDON Henry Brown Covington died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss. He was 88.

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A native of Kentwood, La., Mr. Covington lived in Brandon. He was a graduate of Kentwood High School and attended Louisiana State University. He was a former president of Martin School Equipment and taught Sunday school at St. Columb’s Episcopal Church.

At age 72, Mr. Covington opened Covington & Associates, where he worked until his retirement at age 83.

He was preceded in death by a son, Norman Henry Covington; and eight brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Gwyan Turnage Covington of Brandon; three daughters, Tina Covington Williams of San Antonio, Texas, Shellie Sills Williams of Yazoo City and Gigi Sills Buck of Jackson; a son, Vernon Douglas Sills Jr. of Crestview, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at St. Columb’s Episcopal Church and at the church columbarium under the direction of Mark Seepe Funeral Home and Crematorium in Jackson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS, 39157 or St. Columb’s Episcopal Church, 550 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland, MS, 39157.

Charles G. Davis

Charles G. Davis died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. He was 77.

Born in Glen Allan, Mr. Davis had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1941. He was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II and was a retired government employee for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mat Sinking Unit in Vicksburg. He was a former Mason with W.H. Stevens Lodge.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Sara V. Davis of Vicksburg; a son, Glenn Davis of Vicksburg; two brothers, Ben D. Davis and Louis M. Davis, both of Greenville; a sister, Louise Henderson of Greenville; and two grandchildren, Hannah Jane Davis and Nathan Davis, both of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Green Acres Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Hess officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.