October 30, 2003

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 30, 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.

Walker Neel Ehrhardt

JACKSON Walker Neel Ehrhardt died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at his home in Jackson. He was 19.

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He attended Jackson Academy and Madison Ridgeland Academy.

Survivors include his mother, Kathryn L. Ehrhardt of Jackson; his father, Herbert C. Ehrhardt of Jackson; a brother, Wesley D. Ehrhardt of Jackson; his grandmother, Marilyn E. Hosemann, formerly of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral. Burial will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland under the direction of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Friday in St. Francis Hall at the church.

Memorials may be made to Mississippi Ducks Unlimited, 193 Business Park Drive, Jackson, MS 39206.

L.E. Jones

OAK GROVE L.E. Jones died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at West Carroll Care Center. She was 98.

Mrs. Jones was born in Braxton, Miss., and was a resident of Oak Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Jones; her parents, Kattie and William Richard Peacock; two sons, Rossie L. Jones and Travis O. Jones; and one daughter, Modenia Jones.

She is survived by two daughters, Mearl Ainsworth of Brandon and Aline Haley of Whitehouse, Texas; two sisters, Pearl Clark of Greenville and Elma Ross Clark of Oak Grove; and eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. David Sistrunk officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Corner Cemetery in Forest, La.

Visitation will be today and Friday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Donald Ray Irby, James Stanley Irby, Jeremy Ray Hawthorne, Terry Don Haley, Lee Lois Jones, Regan L. Jones and Kenny Lynn Hawthorne.

Darrell Dewayne Kemper

Darrell Dewayne Kemper died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003. He was 27.

Mr. Kemper attended Warren Central High School and Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Church.

He is survived by his parents, Christine Kemper Odom and Freddie Smith, both of Vicksburg; his stepfather, Larry Odom Sr. of Vicksburg; three sisters, LaToya Smith, Shenika Turner and Amanda Johnson, all of Vicksburg; four brothers, Michael Odom, Larry Odom Jr., Darius Liggins and Freddie Turner, all of Vicksburg; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Warren of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Edgar Lloyd

CARPENTER Edgar Lloyd died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 73.

Mr. Lloyd was a lifelong resident of Carpenter. He was a businessman and farmer and member of Galloway United Methodist Church of Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Lloyd of Carpenter; two daughters, Mary Lloyd Hooper of Meridian and Susan Lloyd Koontz of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Galloway United Methodist Church with Bishop Clay Lee and the Revs. Willis Britt, Denson Napier and Rob Hill officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Carpenter Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Friday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Peter Walley, Larry Reeves, Charlie Brewer, Charlie Tomberlin, Zack Strong and Bill Lloyd.

Claude Albert Riddle

Claude Albert Riddle died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at River Regional Medical Center. He was 68.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. Riddle was the son of the late Claude A. and Mary Elizabeth Shaffer Riddle. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School and served with the Navy Seabees during the Korean War.

He retired after 37 years of service as an engineer from Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Evans, and three brothers, Donald Riddle, Mike Riddle and Buddy Salmon.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Lou “Inkey” Riddle of Vicksburg; one daughter, Kimberly Riddle Parham of Vicksburg; one son, Mark Allen Riddle of Vicksburg; five sisters, Bettie Rooks of Jackson and Ann Mahoney, Margaret Bucci, Barbara Cesare and Pat Middleton, all of Vicksburg; a brother, Billy Riddle of Vicksburg; one granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Charles Edward Spellman

Services for Charles Edward Spellman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Heroden Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. Spellman died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Spellman was an Army veteran. He retired from River Transportation Co., and was employed at Pemberton Square mall.

Mr. Spellman was a member of the American Legion, Tyner-Ford Post 213.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Genevieve Spellman; a daughter, Tonia Spellman; a sister, Lola Dottorey; and his grandmother, Clemos Spellman.

Survivors include his wife, Mamie R. Spellman of Vicksburg; two daughters, Veronica Powder of Compton, Calif., and Pamela Thomas of Marina, Calif.; four sons, Charles Spellman Jr. and Timothy Spellman, both of California, and Christopher Spellman and Roosevelt Williams, both of Vicksburg; a sister, Freddie Smith of Vicksburg; a brother, Vince Spellman of Germany; grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Charles Scott, Lillie Scott and Eddie Scott.