September 26, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 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.

George Clifford Crow

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. George Clifford Crow died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at his home in Huntsville, Ala. He was 79.

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Born in Muskogee, Okla., Mr. Crow spent his youth in Longview, Texas. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he served as supervisory chief of communications, 2nd Marine Air Wing Headquarters-South Pacific Operations. He served as technical adviser to the chief project engineer of construction while employed with the Corps of Engineers in Marshall, Texas.

After moving to Huntsville in 1956, Mr. Crow served as senior electrical engineer for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency- Department of Defense. He spent 24 years as a senior mechanical/structural design engineer for NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Mitchell Crow, formerly of Vicksburg; two daughters, Robbie Crow Shafer and Priscilla Cowing, both of Huntsville; a sister, Connie Marie Wood of Longview; two grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services were Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Huntsville under the direction of Laughlin-Service Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Frances H. Freeman

JACKSON Frances H. Freeman died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 79.

A native of Monroe, Mrs. Freeman was a former Vicksburg resident and had lived in Jackson since 1964. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral. She retired as departmental chairman of medical technology at University Medical Center with 25 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Dalton Freeman Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Henley of Madison; a son, Tom Freeman of Lake Jackson, Texas; a sister, Mable Hemphill of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral, 123 N. West St., Jackson, MS 39201 or to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Boulevard, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Troy McGaha

BASTROP, La. Troy McGaha died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at North Monroe Hospital in Monroe. He was 79.

Mr. McGaha was a resident of Bastrop, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin McGaha and Present McGaha.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne McGaha of Bastrop; three daughters, Marla King of Oak Grove, Debbie Howard of Calhoun, La., and Barbara Hattaway of Monroe; a son, Michael Moak Sr. of West Monroe; a sister, Georgia Williams of Oak Grove; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Kilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne, La.

Pallbearers will be Ted Howard, Tony Spillers, Michael Moak Sr., Jamie Del Rio, Cody Hattaway and Michael Moak Jr.

Joe Nailor Joe Nailor died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 91.

Mr. Nailor was retired from Waterways Experiment Station. He was a member of Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, Freetown, where he was on the Usher Board. He was also a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post No. 213.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ephriam Sr. and Elizabeth Sims Nailor; two brothers, Ephriam Nailor Jr. and Monroe Nailor; and a sister, Annie Lee Johnson.

Survivors include a niece, Gloria Rankin of Vicksburg; her caregiver, Bobbie Bass of Vicksburg; and members of the Sims, Bass, Cooper, Hebron, McFarland, Burse, Goodman and Elzie families of Vicksburg.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Melanie Ann Poole

WHITE OAK, Texas Services for Melanie Ann Poole will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Longview, Texas, with Randy Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

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

Mrs. Poole died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, in White Oak, Texas. She was 39.

Born in Indianola, Mrs. Poole was a native of Vicksburg and had lived in White Oak for four years.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Poole of White Oak; a daughter, Stephany Vail of White Oak; her mother, Mary Frances Marble of Vicksburg; her father, Larrell Rowell; two brothers; a sister; two granddaughters, Katie Vail and Ashley Vail, both of White Oak; and other friends and relatives, including Jerry and Rita Ramsey and Henry, Sandra and Brandon Cook.