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August 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.

Mattie Mae Holmes McWilliams

Mattie Mae Holmes McWilliams died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was 76.

Mrs. McWilliams retired from the Vicksburg Warren School District after 18 years of service. She was a member of Mount Zion M.B. Church No. 1 and a former pianist for various churches, including Mount Vernon M.B. Church in Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Woodrow Webster McWilliams Sr.; a brother, Fred Holmes Sr.; and her parents, Richard and Mattie Green Conway.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Earl McWilliams of Vicksburg and Woodrow W. McWilliams Jr. of Cataula, Ga.; three daughters, Beulah Dillon and Brenda McWilliams, both of Ridgeland, and Valor Williams of Vicksburg; one brother, George Holmes of New York, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Arthur Pendleton Jr.

Services for Arthur “Co-Oil” Pendleton Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Pendleton died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 68.

Mr. Pendleton was a self-employed mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Pendleton and Marie Bland Smith; three brothers, Isaac King, Willie Smith and Eddie Smith; and his sister, Lillie Jackson.

Mr. Pendleton is survived by his son, Jarvis Jackson of Las Vegas; four daughters, Carolyn Wells and Valerie Newton, both of Vicksburg, Yolanda Bailey of Columbus, Ga., and Sharon Young of Jackson; four sisters, Lou Emma Moore of Vicksburg, Gertrude Smith and Susie Butterfield, both of Newellton, and Marie Becks of Las Vegas; two brothers, William Smith and Henry Smith, both of Newellton eight grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.