Joseph Harris

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 9, 2003

Joseph Harris died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Trace Haven Nursing Home. He was 81.

An Army veteran, having served during World War II, Mr. Harris was a former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mat Sinking Unit. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post No. 213.

He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Harris; a daughter, Betty Jones Frentz; and his parents, Henry Harris and Emma Harris.

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Survivors include his wife, Lillie Mae Harris of Vicksburg; a son, Charles Harris of California; four daughters, Ernestine Banks, Eunice Jackson and Carol Smith, all of Vicksburg, and Patricia Tshihamba of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Estelle Barnes of Chicago; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Eddie Havard

Eddie Havard died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 85.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. Havard retired as a truck driver for LeTourneau. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Bovina.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Virgie Marley Havard, and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Ward Havard; two sons, Lester Havard of Vicksburg and Alvin Boyd of Aurora, Ill.; two daughters, Deborah Havard Waites and Shelia Havard Rimsey, both of Vicksburg; one brother, Harrison Havard Sr. of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Cornelius Lewis

BOLTON Services for Cornelius “Cane” Lewis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Elizabeth M.B. Church in Bolton. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

Mr. Lewis died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home in Bolton. He was 74.

Mr. Lewis was born in Hinds County to the late Ruthie Bell and Felt Lewis. He attended Mount Zion Junior High and graduated from Jim Hill High School after a tour of duty in the Army. He was a member of Mount Elizabeth M.B. Church, where he attended Sunday school and served as a trustee.

He retired after 33 years from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Waterways Experiment Station. He also worked as a bus driver for the Hinds County Head Start Project. He was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Jackie Lewis; three daughters, Minnie Cheatham and Bertha Bass, both of Jackson, and Mary Burney of Atlanta; three sons, Curtis Lewis of Jackson, Cornelius Lewis of Baghdad and Johnny Ray Lewis of Dallas; three stepchildren, Franklin Singleton and Patrick Dart, both of Edwards, and Tracy Dart of Vicksburg; three brothers, Isaiah Lewis of Wildwood, Fla., K.C. Lewis of Moreno, Calif., and Milton Lewis of Bolton; four sisters, Ruth Mallard and Alise Thompson, both of Jackson, Vernie Green of Bolton and Alean Robinson of Alledena, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends, including Woodrow Wilson of Bolton.

Percy Lee Lloyd

Services for Percy Lee Lloyd will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Home M.B. Church No. 2. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lloyd died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 47.

He was a member of Christian Home M.B. Church No. 2.

Mr. Lloyd was preceded in death by his father, Lamar Lloyd Sr.; and his mother, Geraldine Lloyd Watkins.

Survivors include three brothers, Lamar Lloyd Jr. of Chicago and Curtis Ray Lloyd Sr. and Kenneth Ross, both of Vicksburg; four sisters, Lillie Bell Lloyd, Shirley Lloyd and Helen Mace, all of Vicksburg and Lacy Burse of Aurora, Ill.; his grandmother, Alberta Burse of Clinton; and other relatives.

George S. Robison

UTICA George S. Robison died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 89.

Born in Learned, Mr. Robison spent most of his life in Utica. He owned and operated a farm and worked as a carpenter and cabinet-maker. He was employed by Hinds Junior College for a number of years.

He was a member of Utica United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice Davis Robison of Utica; one son, David Robison of Utica; one daughter, Carole R. Steckler of Greenwich, Conn.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Utica United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Utica Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica.

Pallbearers will be Axel Bickel, Dale Yates, Carlos Curtis, Jim Turnage, Gerald Bufkin and Bob Hinton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Gulledge, Fred Yates, Don Price, Robert Hammond, Watson Hammond, Emory McKeithen and Robert Mobley.

Memorials may be made to the Utica United Methodist Church.

Coletha N. Wilson

ROXIE Coletha N. Wilson died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven. She was 71.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Jackson to the late Miller Nicholas and Lizzie Hampton. She retired as a chef from Lee’s Restaurant in New Orleans. She was a member of Lewis Chapel A.M.E. Church in State Line, Miss.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by a brother, Freddie Nichols of Kenner, La.; two sisters, Sallie Jenkins of Roxie and Lula Mae Gray of State Line; and friends and other relatives, including DeSalle Watson of Roxie and Reshona Walley of State Line.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Chapel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Demetrius Phillip officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Nebo Cemetery in State Line.

Visitation will be from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday at Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.