March 23, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 23, 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.

Robert Tim Butler Sr.

OAK GROVE Robert Tim Butler Sr. died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at West Carroll Care Center in Oak Grove. He was 88.

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A resident of Oak Grove, Mr. Butler was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a retired mechanic and millwright.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert T. Butler Jr.; his parents, Jessie Hinds and Nora Butler; a brother, J.L. Butler; two sisters, Hazel Sadler and Oree Hollingsworth; and a granddaughter, Tiffany Butler.

Survivors include his wife, Ira W. Butler of Oak Grove; two sons, Mitchell Butler of Texarkana, Texas, and Ronnie Butler of West Monroe; two sisters, Faye Durbin and Addie Mae Harper, both of Oak Grove; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. Milton Pray and Dr. Jeff Jinks officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Harper, Kent Davis, Jimmie Bradley, David Womack, Vendal Fairchild and Randy Ainsworth.

The grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Howard Ray Carr

DELHI Howard Ray Carr died Monday, March 22, 2004. He was 78.

Mr. Carr was a resident of Delhi. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, L. E. Carr of Delhi; six sons, Billy Carr, Charles Carr and Tommy Carr, all of Delhi, Carl Carr and Bobby Carr, both of Epps, and Wayne Carr of Rayville; two daughters, Linda Carr Doerr of Lafayette, La., and Debbie Eldridge of Delhi; and 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi with the Rev. Rayland Trisler officiating. Burial will follow at Epps Cemetery.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Pamela Sue Hoyt

Pamela Sue Hoyt died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 50.

A native of Houston, Texas, Miss Hoyt had lived in Vicksburg since 1992. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Irene Martin Hoyt.

Survivors include her fianc, Ricky Shingler of Vicksburg; two brothers, Danny Hoyt of Woodville, Texas, and Billy Hoyt of Conroe, Texas; three sisters, Liz Wyatt of Madisonville, Texas, Louise Sullivan of Sheppard, Texas, and Marie Lyle of Splendora, Texas; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Green Acres Cemetery with Donald W. Tipton, pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, and the Rev. Roy E. Webb officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

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

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

Marjorie Elizabeth Lewis

OAK GROVE Marjorie Elizabeth Lewis died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Carroll Nursing Home in Oak Grove. She was 85.

Mrs. Lewis was a resident of Oak Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lewis; and her parents, Harvey Lee and Charity Dianne Munn.

Survivors include a son, David Lewis of Oak Grove; a brother, Melvin Munn of Albertsville, Ala.; a sister, Grace Godwin of West Monroe; two grandchildren, Jeromy Lewis of Powell, Mo., and Scott Lewis of Oak Grove; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Oak Grove with the Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hagan, Kenneth Hagan, Travis Hughes, Robert Brumley, Phil White, Mike Whitney and Enos Wicker.

Essex McClendon

Essex McClendon died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 47.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mr. McClendon was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Essie McGee; three brothers, Willie Williams, John Williams and William McClendon; and two sisters, Fannie Griffin and Alice McKinley.

Survivors include six brothers, Theordore McClendon of California, Charles McClendon of Tupelo, Eddie McClendon and John McClendon, both of Vicksburg, Robert Neal of Dell Ray Beach, Fla., and Frank McClendon of Utah; and other relatives and friends, including Willie Ford of Kosciusko.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.