August 23, 2003

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 25, 2003

Cathleen Jenkins Hunt

ROXIE Cathleen Jenkins Hunt died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 58.

Mrs. Hunt was born in Franklin County. She was a retired seamstress and an active member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Roxie. She was also a missionary and president of the usher board at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Hunt was preceded in death by her son, Vincent E. Jenkins; her brother, Randolph Jenkins; her sister, Jessie L. Bates; and her father, Ornsby Jenkins Sr.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Hunt Jr. of Roxie; her mother, Carrie Hunt of Roxie; two sons, Kenneth W. Jenkins and Adrian Jenkins, both of Natchez; her foster son, Zachary Hunt of Roxie; three brothers, Jerry Jenkins and Marshall Jenkins, both of New Orleans, and Ornsby Jenkins Jr. of Roxie; her sister, Emma Jenkins of Roxie; eight grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Roxie with the Rev. Luther Bonds officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery in Roxie.

Visitation will be at Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Jessie King

PORT GIBSON Jessie King died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 93.

Mr. King was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff King and Clara Gibson; and five brothers, Hillard King, Daniel King, A.J. King, Nathaniel King and Booker T. King.

He is survived by his wife, Berthina King of Port Gibson; his son, Rufus King of Port Gibson; four daughters, Ola Matthews of Dayton, Ohio, Ruth McCoy of Dallas, Texas, Chris Kelly of Washington, D.C., and Earnestine King of Port Gibson; his sister, Christina Harris of Fayette; 10 grandchil-dren, 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Central Church of Christ in Port Gibson with Bro. Eugene Carney officiating. Burial will follow at McCay Cemetery in Russum.

Visitation will be at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Port Gibson from 1 to 6 p.m. with family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday and from noon until service time Tuesday at Central Church of Christ.

Arthur Slaughter

Arthur Slaughter died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Mississippi State Veterans Hospital in Jackson. He was 86.

Mr. Slaughter was a native of Vicksburg and returned to Vicksburg in 1976 after living in Detroit, Mich., for over 40 years. He worked for the Chrysler Corporation for 30 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the American Defense Service Ribbon the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one silver battle star, one stripe and the Good Conduct medal while serving in Central Europe, Southern France and North Africa.

Mr. Slaughter was a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church where he served various roles.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Lee Strong Slaughter; his parents, Albert and Lucy Wilson Slaughter; two sisters; and two brothers.

He is survived by his sister, Eva Slaughter Havard of Detroit; his brother, Alexander Slaughter of Vicksburg; his stepdaughter, Nettie Rose Ravick of Silver Springs, Md.; and several other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Whit Tribble

GRENADA, Miss. Whit Tribble died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. He was 80

A native of Scobey, Mr. Tribble served during World War II in General Patton’s 3rd Army and was a retired diesel mechanic for Allied Equipment for over 30 years. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church.

Mr. Tribble is survived by two daughters, Dr. Anita Tribble of Vicksburg and Darlene Tribble of Raymond; his brother, G.L. Tribble of Grenada; two sisters, Irene Hill of Scobey and Marcia Pollen of Grenada; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Chapel in Jackson. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Wayside Baptist Church Cemetery near Grenada.

Visitation will be at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.