September 23, 2003

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 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.

Edna Mae McCandlish Lingenfelter

OAK GROVE Edna Mae McCandlish Lingenfelter died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Tensas Nursing Home in Newellton. She was 86.

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Mrs. Lingenfelter was born in Winn Parish, La. She was married in Epps and lived in Oak Grove from 1941 until 1961. She graduated from Oak Grove High School and was a member of Oak Grove First Baptist Church.

She lived in Tallulah from 1961 until 1967 before returning to Oak Grove, where she owned and operated a country store with her husband at Bayou Macon. In 1970, she moved to Delhi, where she bought and operated a woman’s clothing store. She had lived in Newellton for the past four years.

Mrs. Lingenfelter was preceded in death by her husband, Roy “Happy” Lingenfelter; her father, William Thomas McCandlish; her mother, Massie McManus McCandlish; a daughter, Adrena Lingenfelter Lewis; a grandson, Barry James Lingenfelter; and a granddaughter, Rena Lewis.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Roy Lingenfelter and Russell Mack Lingenfelter; a stepson, Clyce Lingenfelter; 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove. Burial will follow at Epps Cemetery.

John Robert May

GRAYSON, La. John Robert “Bobby” May died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in Louisiana. He was 69.

A resident of Grayson, La., Mr. May was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, La. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe.

Delbert Perrin

GRENADA Delbert “Junebug” Perrin died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 79.

A resident of Grenada, Mr. Perrin was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a former longtime resident of Vicksburg. He attended the University of Iowa, where he lettered in football and wrestling. He was retired from the Wisconsin Southern Railroad and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Mary Perrin; a daughter, Joey Daigre; a brother, Dana Perrin; and a sister, Rosemary Roepke.

Survivors include his wife, Lavonne “Tootie” Perrin of Grenada; three daughters, Paulette Oakes and Jeannie Logan, both of Grenada, and Peggy Elkins of Fort Collins, Colo.; one son, Bump Perrin of LaPlace, La.; two sisters, Kathi McGowan of Destin, Fla., and Mary Fran Gates of Palm Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Jack Perrin, Chuck Perrin and Bud Perrin, all of Cherokee, Iowa; and 16 grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Delaney officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of National Funeral Home in Grenada.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Willie T. Peters

PORT GIBSON Services for Willie T. Peters will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Church of Christ Central, 305 Chinquepin St., in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Thompson Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Williams Funeral Service in Port Gibson and from 1 p.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Peters died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at his home in Port Gibson. He was 83.

He was a member of Church of Christ Central. He retired as a heavy-equipment operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Peters was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Alice McChaplin Peters; and a brother, Virgil Peters.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Pearl Peters of Port Gibson; two sons, Virgil Peters and Carlos Peters, both of Las Vegas; four daughters, Shenita Denise Gaines and Shannon Latrice Valentine, both of Port Gibson, Alice Mae Peters Mack of Gulfport and Tonya Maria Jackson of Las Vegas; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.