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Hamic H. Steed Jr.

Services for Hamic H. Steed Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church with the Rev. Michael Reed Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

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

Born in Claiborne County, 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 New 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 Escondido, 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 Hills, Calif.; four brothers, Melvin Steed and Henry Steed, both of Omaha, Neb., Franklin Steed of Las Vegas and Raymond Steed of Chicago; two sisters, Rasheeda Bey of Kansas City, Kan., and Eula Bell of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Howard Austin and members of the Gilbert, Smith and Floyd families of Vicksburg.

Raymond Augustus Watson

PORT GIBSON Services for Raymond Augustus Watson will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Peter A.M.E. Church in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Scott Memorial Cemetery in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Williams Funeral Service in Port Gibson.

Mr. Watson died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at his home. He was 66.

A Port Gibson native, Mr. Watson was a former resident of Providence, R.I. He was a graduate of Claiborne County Training School and Devry Electrical School. He retired as a glass technician with General Electric after 40 years of service. He served in the Army and Navy and was a member of St. Peter A.M.E. Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Watson.

Survivors include Alice M. Watson of Providence, R.I.; his mother, Ruthie Carpenter Robinson of Port Gibson; four daughters, Andrea Watson, Lavera Watson, Pamela Watson and Sharon Watson, all of Providence; a sister, Carolyn Rowan of Port Gibson; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.