December 5, 2003

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 5, 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.

Alberdia Brinner

PORT GIBSON Alberdia Brinner died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 71.

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A resident of Port Gibson, Mrs. Brinner was a member of Antioch M.B. Church in Chicago.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Brinner of Port Gibson; a stepdaughter, Lula Mae Brinner of Newark, N.J.; two brothers, Robert L. Allen of Port Gibson and George Allen of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Bertha Brown of Akron and Katie Eddy of Los Angeles; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church in Pattison with the Rev. Joseph Travis officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Grove M.B. Church Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Donna Hynum

Donna Hynum died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. She was 37.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Hynum worked as office manager for Martin-Marietta until September 2002. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Mandi Hynum of Vicksburg; her mother, Linda Richardson of Vicksburg; her father and stepmother, Dick and Ann Davidson of Vicksburg; four sisters, Robyn Richardson, Renee Bower and Buffy Crowder, all of Vicksburg, and Bonnie Wilson of Ruth, Miss.; five brothers, Will Davidson, Tony Davidson, Alec Richardson and Bobby Mabbitt, all of Vicksburg, and Jody Steen of Clinton; a granddaughter, McKenzie Hynum of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Burrell Hynum.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Kevin Sanders, Burton Hynum, Billy Thornton, Wren Way, David Welch, Rusty Barnes, Donny Byrd and Keith David Hickman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly Whitters, Dr. Randy Easterling, Dr. Thomas Sligh, Dr. Daniel Edney and employees of Martin-Marietta.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

Thomas D. King Jr.

BENTON, Miss. Thomas D. King Jr. died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at his home in Benton, Miss. He was 80.

Mr. King was born in Yazoo County to Thomas D. King Sr. and Willie Campbell. He was an Army veteran, serving in World War II and receiving the Purple Heart. He was a retired farmer and employee of Southern Natural Gas. He served as a deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Christine King of Benton; two daughters, Gloria Taylor of Memphis and Debra Malone of Vicksburg; two sisters, Mary Dixon of Benton and Doris Blansett of Itta Bena; and five grandchildren.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Rev. Rocky Henriques officiating. Burial was to follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Yazoo County.

Pallbearers were Kinch Ledbetter, Joseph Ledbetter, Blair Rankin, Will Ledbetter, Jay Nesbit and Trey Arnold.

Charlie F. Leist

Charlie F. Leist died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 97.

Born in Issaquena County, Mr. Leist was the son of Albert Fredric and Ella Harris Leist. He retired as sexton from the Anshe Chesed Jewish Cemetery with more than 30 years of service. He was a member and deacon at Southside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Laura Mae Leist and Ione Luckett Leist; three brothers, Remus Miller Leist, James Frank Leist and Richard David Leist; and one sister, Maggie Mae Leist Dixon.

Survivors include a son, Harvey Luckett of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Clemts, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home and from 2 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Breland, Riley Presley, James Dixon, Phillip Duke, Sidney Luckett and Jerry Luckett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Stout and the men’s Sunday school class and deacons at Southside Baptist.

Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 965 Fisher Ferry Road, Vicksburg MS 39180.

Hamic H. Steed Jr.

Hamic H. Steed Jr. died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.

Mr. Steed retired from Marathon-LeTourneau and was a self-employed contractor. He served in the Army in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Rock of Ages M.B. Church, where he was on the Board of Trustees and served as treasurer of the Usher Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamic H. Steed Sr. and Ludie Harold Steed.

Survivors include his wife, Alice White Steed of Vicksburg; three sons, Raymond Ray Steed of Houston, Texas, Hamic Steed III of Escondida, Calif., and Tommy Johnson of Milwaukee, Wis.; three daughters, Yolanda S. James of North Hollywood, Calif., Gloria Steed of Germany and Carolyn S. Raymond of Chino Hill, Calif.; four brothers, Melvin Steed and Henry Steed, both of Omaha, Neb., Franklin Steed of Las Vegas and Raymond Steed of Chicago; two sisters, Rasheda Bay of Kansas City, Kan., and Eula Bell of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Howard Rustin of Vicksburg.

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