March 22, 2004

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 22, 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.

Annie F. Freeman

STANTON Services for Annie F. Freeman were at 11 a.m. today at Stanton Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Purvis officiating. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hamburg under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Freeman died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Natchez Community Hospital. She was 85.

Mrs. Freeman was born in Amite County. She was a charter member of Stanton Baptist Church, where she worked in the nursery for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Ruff” Freeman; one daughter, Peggy Freeman; her parents, Albert Oliver and Eunice Stokes Forman; and four brothers and three sisters, including a twin.

She is survived by one daughter, Norma J. Cocilova of Vicksburg, and one son, Buddy Freeman of Vicksburg; two brothers, Doyle Forman of Pasadena, Texas, and Jamie Forman of Asheville, N.C.; two sisters, Dell Runyon of Marion, Ky., and Kathleen “Sis” Nolen of Poplarville; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A.P. Gunter

OAK GROVE A.P. “Pete” Gunter died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at North Monroe Hospital. He was 80.

Mr. Gunter was born in Eupora to Roy Sr. and Mattie Bowles Gunter. A lifelong farmer, he was a banker and longtime resident of Oak Grove. He was a member of the First Church of God in Oak Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Valrie Lee Gunter; a brother, Bud Gunter; and a sister, Martha Bryant.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Gunter and Gary Preston Gunter, both of Oak Grove, and Peter Noel Gunter of Blanchard, La.; one daughter, Toni Gunter Rinehart of Berthoud, Colo.; a brother, Roy “Boots” Gunter Jr. of Oak Grove; a sister, Lorene Dosher of Oak Grove; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Lizzie Whitten of Oak Grove.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Church of God with the Revs. Roy Pepmiller, Paul Ninemire and Bud O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Gunter Jr., Pete Rinehart, James Rinehart III, Todd O’Neal, Brent Gunter and Chip Gunter.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God building fund or to the West Carroll Parish Library.

Shirley Hearn Hart

Shirley Hearn Hart died Friday, March 19, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 66.

A lifelong resident of Warren County, Mrs. Hart was a retired waitress for Holiday Inn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howell Hearn and Wilda K. Hearn; and two sisters, Mary Burditt and Dorothy Nell Hearn.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Hart of Vicksburg; four sons, Jimmy Dale Hart, Michael Curtis Hart, Tony Hart and Claude Raymond Hart, all of Vicksburg; a daughter, Brenda Joyce of Vicksburg; four brothers, James Hearn Sr., Roy Hearn and Danny Hearn, all of Vicksburg, and Billy Hearn of Redwood; six sisters, Marguerite Fleming of Summerville, S.C., Pansy Dean of Canton, Miss., Frances Hedrick of Redwood and Gladys Pettway, Jean Sibley and Wilma Briscoe, all of Vicksburg; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. F.G. Jacks officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be James Hart, Jason Hart, Jeremy Hart, Robert Sibley, Michael Hedrick, Kenneth Norris, Billy Heggins and Tom Warnock.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Hill, L.C. Nielson, Robert Smith, Lewis Miller Jr., Rickey Jones, Elvira Bulter, Paul Barrett, Dr. Walter Johnston, Don Miller Jr. and William Bowman.