October 10, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 10, 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.

Mildred Edith Emanuel Davis

LORMAN Mildred Edith Emanuel Davis died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Kings Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven. She was 90.

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A resident of Lorman, Mrs. Davis was a homemaker. She was a member of Cane Ridge Methodist Church and served as a Worthy Matron of the Fayette Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She also served as Mississippi’s Grand Representative to the State of Ohio and in 2001 was honored as Mississippi’s Grand Grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Davis; her parents, Samuel and Clara Emanuel; a son, Samuel Edward Davis; and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a son, Lynn Charles Davis of Brookhaven; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Smith of Ponca City, Okla.; a sister, Doris Harwell of Brookhaven; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cane Ridge Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Cane Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Cane Ridge Methodist Church in Lorman.

William Earl Davis

Services for William Earl Davis will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Mr. Davis died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, in Jackson. He was 40.

He was employed with Wright Security and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Davis; and paternal grandparents, Ezell and William Rider Sr.

Survivors include his father, William Rider Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Keshawn Braxton and Cre’TaSha Taylor, both of Vicksburg; three brothers, Glen Otis Davis of Homer, Ga., Anthony Davis of Jackson and Alex Davis of Vicksburg; two sisters, Charlene Davis of Vicksburg and Cheryl Henderson of Jackson; maternal grandmother, Mildred Williams of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Edwin Dukes

Edwin Dukes died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 54.

He is survived by his wife, Guinevere Dukes of Vicksburg; his parents, Robert Wheatley and Frances Wheatley, both of Vicksburg; one son, Kenneth Edwin Dukes of Vicksburg; one daughter, Kimberly Echelle Dukes Tall of Vicksburg; two sisters, Delores Simmons of Savannah, Ga., and Janet Thompson of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Tyrone Garfield of Savannah; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sexton Hall Chapel in Savannah. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery.

Curtis Eugene Harper

OAK GROVE Curtis Eugene Harper of Oak Grove died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. He was 79.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Forest Harper and Mary Frances Harper; two brothers, Bradford Harper and Leonard Harper; and two sisters, Tiny Ruth Russell and Luease Moses.

Survivors include his wife, Genevieve Harper of Oak Grove; two daughters, Karen Smith of Monroe and Donna Scroggins of Fletcher, N.C.; five sisters, Irene Bedenbender and Faye Nell Barnes, both of Oak Grove, Myrtis Passons of Natchez, Alene Ward of Mary Ester, Fla., and Mildred McDaniel of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Leo Harper of Kilbourne, La., Emmett Harper of Fort Walton Beach, Johnny Harper of Atlanta, Ga., and Burnett Harper of Goodwill, La.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. Linda Chappell officiating. Burial will follow at Kilbourne Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Harper, Ronald Bedenbender, Zachary Bedenbender, Larry Harper, Joe Breedlove and Bobby Kovac.

Eddie Havard

Services for Eddie Havard will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Center with the Rev. Tyrone Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday at Robbins Funeral Home with wake from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. 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 and deacon at St. Paul’s Church in Bovina, and he was a member of Sunshine Lodge No. 99.

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; two sisters, Gloria Rainey of Heidelburg and Bessie Havard of Albion, Mich.; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.