July 3, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 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.

Annadoor L. Hicks

LAKE PROVIDENCE Annadoor L. Hicks died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Carroll Nursing Home in Oak Grove. She was 77.

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Born and reared in Mississippi, Mrs. Hicks was a resident of Lake Providence and a member of Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hicks; two sons, William Roy Hicks and John L. Hicks; her mother, Nora Terry Sledge; her father, Bob Sledge; a sister, Josie M. Terry; and a grandson, Thomas E. Hicks.

Survivors include six sons, Robert Earl Hicks, Marvin Hicks and Budd R. Hicks, all of Lake Providence, and Jerry Hicks, Henry Hicks and Gene R. Hicks, all of Tallulah; two daughters, Inez Smith and Sandra F. Marsh, both of Lake Providence; a stepson, Harvey Hicks of Raymoore, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Louise Hicks of Lake Providence; 29 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Lake Providence with the Rev. V.L. Dickson officiating. Burial will follow at Herringville Cemetery in Monticello, La.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Hicks, Clyde A. Hicks, Heath Hicks, Randell Acreman, Matt Stakes and Robert Stakes.

Rosie Mary Turner Hubbard

Rosie Mary Turner Hubbard died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at River Region West Campus. She was 72.

Mrs. Hubbard was a member of Hopewell M.B. Church, where she served on the mother board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hubbard; her parents, Willie Woods and L.E. Bookins; a son, Malcolm R. Robertson; and a daughter, Burnetta Kay Robertson.

Survivors include a son, Roosevelt Robertson of Vicksburg; four daughters, Dorotha Robertson, Alma Hamberlin and Alease Johnson, all of Vicksburg, and Lizzie Mae Summers of Jackson; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Romona Williams of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Dora L. Jefferson

Dora L. Jefferson died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 71.

Mrs. Jefferson was born in Hazlehurst to the late S.T. and Janie Jones. She attended Hazlehurst Elementary School and Parrish High School and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Jackson College for Negro Teachers in 1955.

She taught at T.Y. Fleming in Minter City and worked for the Greenwood Public Schools for a number of years. She moved with her husband to China Lake Air Force Base in Orange County, Calif., where she taught first grade at St. Ann’s Catholic School. In 1966, she became the first non-Catholic, black woman to serve as principal of St. Ann’s.

Mrs. Jefferson returned to Vicksburg in 1969 with her husband. She taught with the Vicksburg Public Schools before retiring in 1986.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Jefferson Jr., and three sons, Isaac Bernard Jefferson, Lynn Russell Jefferson and Steven Todd Jefferson.

Survivors include two sons, James Robert Jefferson of Jackson and Kenneth Allen Jefferson of Brandon; a brother, Sam Jones of California; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and friends and other relatives, including Laura McCory of Detroit.

Anna T. Lodge

EDWARDS Services for Anna T. Lodge will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 tonight at Lakeview Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lodge died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 87.

She was a resident of Edwards.