September 5, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 5, 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.

Salo Abrahm Jr.

TALLULAH Salo Abrahm Jr. died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. He was 80.

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A New Orleans native, Mr. Abrahm had been a longtime resident of Madison Parish. He owned and operated Montrose Oil Co. in Tallulah and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Kathan Abrahm.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Lee Dearman of Hattiesburg; two nephews, Charles Ladd Abrahm of Tallulah and William E. Abrahm of Ruston, La.; a niece, Linda Smothermon of Bossier City; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tallulah with the Rev. Bill Echols officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Spencer Sevier, Joe K. Scott, Glenn Guimbelott, Jackie Varner, Dalton Fortenberry and Stuart Moberley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edgar Lancaster Jr., Jack Folk, Warren Patrick and Walter Scott.

Albert Ray Brown Sr.

Albert Ray Brown Sr. died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at his home. He was 48.

Mr. Brown was a member of Bethlehem M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur W. Brown Sr.; a sister, JoAnn Brown; and grandparents, Joe and Annie Parker, Robert Harris, Alma Hall, Indiana Brown Paulding and Joe Brown.

He is survived by a son, Albert Ray Brown Jr. of Albion, Mich.; his mother, evangelist Mattie L. Brown of Vicksburg; seven brothers, Michael Brown and Gregory Brown, both of Vicksburg, Robert Brown Sr. and Brian Brown, both of Albion, Arthur Brown Jr. of Columbus, Ga., Larry Brown Sr. of Lafayette, La., and Willie Brown of Kenner, La.; and one sister, Brenda L. Brown of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem M.B. Church with the Rev. David Brown Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Genia Elizabeth Eskridge

Genia Elizabeth Eskridge died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Spring Branch Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was 87.

Mrs. Eskridge was born in Carrollton and moved to Vicksburg with her husband in 1939. She worked for McRae’s Department Store for 25 years before retiring. She had recently moved to Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Worthy Caperton Eskridge.

Survivors include two daughters, Margie Eskridge Whatley of Houston and Mary Eskridge Van Cleave of Hattiesburg; one brother, James H. McDonald of Greenville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

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

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Aasand, Carl Brock, Richard Van Den Akker, Steven Whatley, Brad Van Cleave, Craig Van Cleave, Robert McDonald and Richard McDonald.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Brock, Christopher Brock, James D. McDonald, Thomas W. McDonald, William McDonald, George Cain and Jimmy Waddle.

Memorials may be made to Haven House Family Shelter, P.O. Box 57, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

Johnnie James

Services for Johnnie “Whop” James will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Williams Funeral Service and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. James died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 49.

Mr. James was of the Baptist faith. He was formerly employed with Bunge North America.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Walton and Hattie Haynes.

Survivors include a brother, Calvin White of Vicksburg; a sister, Juliet Maxey of Vicksburg; a niece, Jennifer Maxey of Vicksburg; a nephew, Reuben Maxey of Vicksburg; and friends and other relatives, including the Rev. Silas James Jr. of Chicago and the Rev. Willie James Sr., Ernest Walton, Rosie Versell and Johnnie Flaggs, all of Vicksburg.