Eric R. Hollis

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 15, 2003

Eric R. Hollis died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in Lake Charles, La. He was 21.

Born in Lake Charles, Mr. Hollis had been a Vicksburg resident since 1991. He was a 1999 graduate of Vicksburg High School and an employee of Burns and Cooley Surveyors. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church, where he served as an usher and participated in the Nursing Home Ministry.

Mr. Hollis was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Bill Lyons.

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He is survived by his parents, Ray and Cindy B. Hollis of Vicksburg; two brothers, Donny Hollis and Corey Lee Hollis, both of Vicksburg; his maternal grandparents, Al and Barbara Beason of Heber Springs, Ark.; his paternal grandparents, Glen and Loretta Leger of Palmetto, La.; his maternal great-grandmother, Jessie Lee Scranton of DeRidder, La.; and other relatives.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Riles Funeral Home with Donald Tipton, pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Ashley, Paris Stokes, Stephen Kimble, Kenny Sango, Dave Stokes, Devon Tipton, Tim Perry and Landon Fields.

Memorials may be made to the Jackson College of Ministries, 1555 Beasley Road, Jackson, MS 39206.

Gracie Mae Lively McKinney

DELHI Gracie Mae Lively McKinney died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003. She was 74.

Born in Caldwell Parish, La., Mrs. McKinney was a resident of Delhi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony Lively and Willie Elvie Townsend Lively, and seven siblings.

She is survived by six sons, DeWayne McKinney, Dennis Roy McKinney, Elmer McKinney, Mike McKinney and Mack McKinney, all of Delhi, and Tommy McKinney of Start, La.; a daughter, Annette Fletcher of Delhi; a half-sister, Liz Woodall of Tallulah; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home of Delhi with the Rev. Shane Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Start Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jayme McKinney, Michael Berkley, Daniel McKinney, Randy Sanders, Trevor Sanders and Buddy Green.

Lucian M. Roy

TALLULAH Lucian M. Roy died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. He was 85.

Born in Woodville, Miss., Mr. Roy lived in Madison Parish for more than 60 years. He was a veteran of World War II with the 49th Squadron, 313th Troop Carrier Group. Mr. Roy was a member of American Legion Post No. 100, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Roy is survived by a daughter, Becky Roy Gunn; two granddaughters, April Jones Greer; one great granddaughter, Maddie Greer; all of Tallulah; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Tallulah with the Revs. John Rushing and Ramon Warren officiating. Burial will follow at the Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Yerger, Paul Harrop, John Hopkins, Dan Copes, George Rogan, John Laird, Eddie Hattaway, James Albert Martin, Tommy Ray Williams and Ted Busby.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Hopkins, Dr. L.P. Neuman, Dr. T. A. Neuman, Billy Ray Arender, Stanley Harmon, Mitch Mitchell, B.B. Harmon, Perry O. Williams, Col. Fred Monsell. Clem Dalhauser, Howard Busby, Edgar Lancaster, George Class, Ray Moore, Lloyd Moore, Claude Grimes, Louis Nettles, Donald Neuman, Richard Powell, Dick Brown, Wayne Stutts, Ira Hugh Ervin, Jeff Thomas, C.L. Keene, Harold Murphy and all members of American Legion Post No. 100.

Mary Mildred Sitton

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. Mary Mildred Sitton died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 at DeSoto Regional Hospital in Mansfield, La. She was 88.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Joseph Sitton; her parents, George Cleveland Hammack Sr. and Mary Almedia Hammack; two brothers, Edgar Hammack and Bill Hammack; three sisters, Celeste Clement, Allie Joe Shulte and Sadie Babb; and a grandson, Stephen Paul Sitton.

Mrs. Sitton is survived by two sons, Joseph Paul Sitton of Lake Providence and Thomas S. Sitton of Swartz; two daughters, Dorothy Lucille White of Mansfield and Mary Elizabeth Wiens of Monroe; four brothers, James Hammack of Brownsville, Miss., Dan C. Hammack of Lake Providence, George C. Hammack of Jackson and Felix M. Hammack of Sisters, Ore.; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Fathers Zacharias Prakuzhy and Job Edathinattu will officiate the services at 2 p.m. today at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lake Providence. Burial will follow at the Lake Providence City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Sitton, John Sitton, Mark White, Brad White, David White, Jeff White and Nathan Wiens.

Honorary pallbearers will be George C. Hammack Jr., James Hammack, Dan C. Hammack and Felix M. Hammack.

Priscilla Williams

Priscilla Williams died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, in Jackson. She was 40.

Mrs. Williams was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie James Williams; and a brother, Joshua Hamilton.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her mother, Erma Lee Lee; her stepfather, Robert Lee, both of Jackson; eight brothers, James Williams, Larry Williams, Ivory Williams and Mark Williams, all of Vicksburg, Frank Williams, Leven Williams and Steven Williams, all of Marianna, Ark. and Jessie Williams of Fayetteville, Ark.; three sisters, Loretta Williams of Vicksburg, Rose Williams of Hot Springs, Ark. and Carolyn Williams of Fayetteville, Ark.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Greater Mt. Zion M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.