January 20, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 20, 2004

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.

Owen Davis Creed

TALLULAH Owen Davis “Duck” Creed died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Colonial Manor Guest Home in Rayville, La. He was 89.

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A retired businessman, Mr. Creed had served two terms on the Tallulah City Council. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tallulah.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie Goss Creed, and six siblings.

He is survived by a daughter, Connie Creed Parker of Wedowee, Ala.; a son, David Creed of Monroe; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. John Rushing officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Goss, Malcolm Bishop, Tommy Bishop, Jason Parker, Sean Parker, David Creed Jr. and Andy Vining.

Melvin M. King

Services for Melvin M. King will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Vision Family Worship Center with the Rev. Rick McAlister officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the service at the church.

Mr. King died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at River Region West Campus. He was 71.

A former Greenville resident, Mr. King had lived in Vicksburg since 1960. He retired as a press operator for Oliver Electric Company in 1984. He attended New Vision Family Worship Center.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara King of Vicksburg; a son, Anthony King of Granite Falls, Wash.; an adopted son, Sando Newell of Vicksburg; three brothers, Ray King and James Howard King, both of Greenville, and Willie Earl King of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Willie Earl King of Little Rock, Ark.; four grandchildren; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Vickers, James Kackley, Jimbo Kackley, Jackie Kackley, Jeffery Kackley, Robert Smith and Tony King.

Martha Jo Ann Leach

Martha Jo Ann Leach died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 48.

A homemaker, Mrs. Leach was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Vicksburg.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis Leach of Vicksburg; two daughters, Meelisa Ann Leach and Martha Jean Leach, both of Vicksburg; her parents, James O. and Martha Jewell Rodgers of Yazoo City; three brothers, James Wayne Rodgers, Everette Franklin Rodgers and Wesley Eugene Rodgers, all of Yazoo City; and four sisters, Margie Ann Shiers, Marilyn Marie Walton, Mona Lee Shiers and Melissa Michelle Rodgers, all of Yazoo City.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Bryant, Bubba Leach, Bobby Leach, Charles Greer, James Shiers Jr., Jeremy Shiers, Clarence “Shorty” Faulkner and Blaine Shiers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Rodgers, Bubba Comans, George Leach, Eddie Hoover and J.L. Hall.

Laura E. Volk

Services for Laura E. Volk were at 10 a.m. today at Fisher Funeral Home. Burial followed at Green Acres Cemetery.

Mrs. Volk died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 50.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Volk was the daughter of the late Henry and Ellen J. Ezelle Burns. She retired from Warren Yazoo Mental Health Service after 13 years of service. She was a former member of the Harmony Bluegrass Band.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Burns and Ernest Burns Jr.

She is survived by her husband, David Volk of Vicksburg; a daughter, Allison Volk of Vicksburg; her stepmother, Ethel Burns of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Juanita Bane of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers were Don Brown, William Ray, Jeff Stewart, Greg Mosley, Don Antoine, David Reid and Jay Kent.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39211.