July 24, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 24, 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.

Leonard Charles Caldwell

Services for Leonard Charles “Candyman” Caldwell will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Travelers Rest M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Mr. Caldwell died Friday, July 18, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 60.

Mr. Caldwell was a member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church and was employed at Vicksburg Specialty Company for 36 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Betty Caldwell, and a brother, Alexander Caldwell.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Caldwell and Jason Tayson, both of Vicksburg; seven daughters, Angela Caldwell and Stephanie Fergerson, both of Vicksburg, Debra Batemon, Shelia Walton and Lisa Caldwell, all of Atlanta, and Natasha Davis and Sheena Davis, both of Lake Providence; five brothers, Andrew Caldwell and Eddie Caldwell, both of Kansas City, Mo., Curley Caldwell of Detroit and Sullivan Caldwell and Matthew Caldwell, both of Vicksburg; three sisters, Thelma Bouie of New Orleans, Hattie Lewis of Fitler and Gloria Crawford of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

James Ellis

PATTISON James Ellis died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 55.

A logger, Mr. Ellis was a resident of Pattison.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Burner M.B. Church in Pattison. Burial will follow at Ellis Cemetery under the direction of Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Inc. in Utica.

Robert James Smith Sr.

Robert James “R.J.” Smith Sr. died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was 71.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Smith had been employed with Waring Oil Co. for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn “Lovie” Jackson Smith; his parents, Ella Mae Myers and Willie Smith; one daughter, Martha Blue; and two sisters, Johnnie Lee Mitchell and Helen Smith.

He is survived by five sons, Robert Smith of Jackson and Louis Smith, Richard Smith, Sonny Smith and Charles Smith, all of Vicksburg; three daughters, Patricia Sardin of Birmingham, Ala., Rosa Parker of Atlanta and Angeleana Nix of Vicksburg; four brothers, Matthew Myers of Fort Worth, Texas, and Herman Myers, Willie Myers and J.D. Myers, all of Vicksburg; and two sisters, Ida Mae Myers of Vicksburg and Ella Mae Scott of Saginaw, Mich.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Living Word Baptist Church, 1507 Mississippi 27. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the church and from noon Saturday until the service, also at the church.

Pallbearers will be co-workers from Waring Oil Co.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robert James Smith Jr., Louis Lee Smith, Richard Smith, Sonny Smith, Charles Smith and Robert Jamal Smith.

Germaine L. Turner Sr.

EDWARDS Germaine L. “G-Cat” Turner Sr. died Monday, July 21, 2003, in Jackson. He was 27.

Mr. Turner was a former member of First United Pentecostal Church in Vicksburg. He attended Edwards Attendance Center and Raymond High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Judge Sr. and Rosie Lee Turner.

Survivors include his parents, Eddie and Delois Turner of Edwards; two sons, Jamia Zakiera Turner of Edwards and Germaine Lamar Turner Jr. of Jackson; four sisters, Rhoda Marshall, LaShunda Turner and Litisha Carter, all of Edwards, and Brandy Donald of Jackson; eight brothers, Reginal Turner, Kenneth Turner, Marcus Turner, Trey Turner and Troy Turner, all of Edwards, Eddie Jefferson of Utica and Ewadrick and Tobias Donald, both of Jackson; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Morning Star M.B. Church Cemetery in Learned.

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Funeral Home.