September 2, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 2, 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.

George H. Garrett Sr.

PORT GIBSON George H. Garrett Sr. died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Lafayette General Medical Center in Louisiana. He was 96.

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A native of Union Church, Mr. Garrett was the son of the late Cassius Garrett and Maggie Welch Garrett. He was a former resident of Pattison, where he was a past deacon at Pattison Baptist Church. He had been living in Broussard, La., where he was a member of First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Lawrence Garrett; two sisters, Katherine Foster and Rosalie Cupit; four brothers, John Garrett, Laurence Garrett, Bob Garrett and Camie Garrett; and a stepbrother, Will T. Anderson.

Survivors include his son, George H. Garrett Jr. of Lafayette; a sister, Ann Galbreath of Natchez; two stepbrothers, Harry Anderson of Fayette and Scott Anderson of Natchez; and two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson with the Rev. Perry Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Delhomme Funeral Home in Broussard and from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon Thursday until the service at Glenwood Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Jo Ann Hearn

Jo Ann Hearn died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at her home. She was 59.

Born in Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Hearn had been a Vicksburg resident most of her life. She managed Rowdy’s Restaurant and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hearn.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Sanders of Vicksburg; five stepdaughters, Mona Cole, Debra Pettway and Linda Hearn, all of Vicksburg, Charlotte Santucci of Greenville and Pam Carr of Port Gibson; a stepson, Hank Hearn of Vicksburg; four brothers, Clarence LaGrand of LaPlace, La., and W.F. Strickland, Pete Strickland and James Strickland, all of Vicksburg; and 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Paul Gant officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Acreman, Jerry Wayne Santucci, Jeremy Hearn, Shawn Childers, Travis Passmore, Lewis Tingle, Bob Medaris and Jereme Strickland.

Josephine Johnson

Josephine Johnson died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 87.

A native of Yazoo County, Mrs. Johnson had lived in Vicksburg a number of years. She was a member of Evergreen Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Judge and Melissa Claiborn, and a brother.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Ernestine Luckett of Vicksburg; two stepgrandsons, Cheyenne Mack of Vicksburg and Charles Ellis of Decatur, Ill.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Delilah Walker

Delilah “Dillie” Walker died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. She was 86.

Born in Warren County, Mrs. Walker lived in Vicksburg most of her life and had just moved to California. She was a retired laundry worker.

She is survived by a son, Eddie Lee Boyd of Vicksburg; nieces she reared, Josie B. Jackson and Ernestine Williams Carter, both of Vicksburg; nephews she reared, Len Williams and Joe Williams, both of Vicksburg; one sister, Ora Walker of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.