September 3, 2003

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 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.

Edith Hirschmann Abney

MILTON, Fla. Edith Hirschmann Abney died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home in Milton, Fla. She was 57.

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Mrs. Abney was born in Czechoslovakia and had lived in the Milton area for the past 10 years. She was a member of Milton First Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Gene Abney Sr.

She is survived by two sons, Patrick Abney of Alexandria, La., and Tommy Abney Jr. of Milton; one daughter, Peggy Demeranville of Vicksburg; a brother, Walter Hirschmann of Munich, Germany; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Milton First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Fred Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Abney, Tommy Abney Jr., Michael Demeranville, Larry Spivey, Donald Mulford and David Turley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Abbott, Dr. Shailesh Patel, Ronald Mulford, Stan Mulford and Austin Jones.

Memorials may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice or the Sacred Heart Hospital Oncology Department.

Alton Beasley

PORT GIBSON Alton Beasley died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was 83.

Mr. Beasley was a member and usher at Whitehall M.B. Church in Port Gibson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie T. Beasley, and his parents, Eugene Beasley, Winnie Beasley and Ethel Beasley.

He is survived by nieces, including Sadie Wilson of Port Gibson and Ethel Brooks, Mary Lewis and Curley Beasley, all of Pattison; and nephews, including Willie Beasley of Pattison and Dannie Beasley of Port Gibson; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Whitehall M.B. Church with the Rev. Leroy Dee officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 today at the funeral home.

Edward T. Brownlee

COLUMBUS, Miss. Edward T. “E.T.” Brownlee died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Claiborne County. He was 50.

Mr. Brownlee was a native of Columbus, Miss., and had worked as an electrical technician for the past 24 years at Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant. A hunter and fisherman, he was a certified SCUBA diver. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include Madaline Lee of Port Gibson; one son, Troy Brownlee of Hazlehurst; one daughter, Amy Brownlee of Hazlehurst; a brother, Larry Joe Brownlee of Columbus; a sister, Pam Brownlee of Columbus; and two nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will follow at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home in Columbus.

Pallbearers will be Robert Mosley, Troy Pate, Bill Rooks, Tim Trevilion, Timothy Taylor and Pat Womack.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Pauline Tyson Dewease

Pauline Tyson Dewease died Tuesday Sept. 2, 2003, in Olympia, Wash. She was 87.

Mrs. Dewease had lived in Warren County for more than 25 years, and she and her husband, William Otho Dewease who died Aug. 13, owned and operated a restaurant, grocery and service station in Bovina.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dewease was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rebecca Tyson; and a grandson, Greg Cagle.

She is survived by a son, George Cagle of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Patsy Tingle of Lacey, Wash.; two brothers, Billy Tyson of Collins and Jack Tyson of Robertsdale, Ala.; three sisters, Jean Pennington of Bastrop, La., Ollie Brown of Valdese, N.C., and Dolly Dewease of Troy, Texas; five grandchildren including Christine Nevels of Vicksburg; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

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