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March 30, 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.

Edwin G. Evans Sr.

CLINTON Edwin G. “Preacher” Evans Sr. died Monday, March 29, 2004, at his home in Clinton. He was 85.

Mr. Evans was a native of Lexington, Miss., and a 1941 graduate of Mississippi College. After retiring from the military as a major, he moved to Rolling Fork, where he owned and operated Sunshine Cleaners and worked for Delta Implement for more than 30 years. He had been a resident of Clinton for the past seven years and was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite E. Evans of Clinton; a son, Edwin G. Evans Jr. of Little Switzerland, N.C.; a daughter, Karen Cooley of Clinton; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Anguilla Baptist Church with Dr. Russell McIntire officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Rochelle, Steve Rochelle, Russell Stewart, Donald Harris, Craig Boykin and David Nesbit.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.M. Brown, Joe Hicks, Charlie Clark, Tony McIntire, Thomas Scott, Mitt Stewart, Beriot Holloway, Charles Barlow, Scott Warfield, John Williams, Ike Collins and Neal Clinkscales.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Village.

Sarian McLemore Hoxie

Sarian McLemore Hoxie died Monday, March 29, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 75.

Formerly of Meridian, Mrs. Hoxie had lived in Vicksburg since 1951. She taught elementary education for the Vicksburg Warren Public Schools, then worked for the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library after retirement.

She was a former member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bonita and was a member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. She was also a former member of Mercy Regional Auxiliary, ParkView Auxiliary, AAUW and Christian Literacy.

Mrs. Hoxie was preceded in death by her husband, Dowl Greenoe Hoxie.

She is survived by three daughters, Susan Hoxie-Key of Birmingham, Ala., Elizabeth Hoxie Joyner of Vicksburg and Ann Hoxie Harris of Oxford; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arnold S. Johnson

Arnold S. Johnson died Monday, March 29, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.

A native of Jones County, Mr. Johnson had lived in Vicksburg for the past 40 years. He was a retired insurance salesman and a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Rosure Johnson; and a son, John Randy Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Jo Johnson of Vicksburg; a son, Van Stephen Johnson of Vancleave, Miss.; a brother, Charles Lamar Johnson of Ellisville, Miss.; a sister, Shirley Waldrop of Vicksburg; grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Ellisville with the Rev. Vern Holifield officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Johnson, Cody Johnson, Casey Ellis, Tim Hammonds, Jerry Holifield and Michael Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Halterman, Charley Tilley, Lewis Lane, A.J. Monsour, Joe Brashier, Beth Tilley, Ray Wilson and Robert McBroom.

Mary Estrada Koehn

TRANSYLVANIA Mary Estrada Koehn died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Olive Branch Care Center in Tallulah. She was 79.

Mrs. Koehn was a resident of Transylvania.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Koehn; her parents, Juan B. and Laura Estrada; a brother, Amadeo Estrada; and two sisters, Petronila Trujillo and Laura Estrada.

Survivors include four sons, Jesse Edward Koehn of Mayfield, Ky., Charles E. Koehn of Bradley, Ark., and Phillip John Koehn and Chester James Koehn, both of Transylvania; two daughters, Thelma Mae Toews of Fulton, Ky., and Martha Melinda Koehn of Uniontown, Ala.; her stepmother, Juanita Estrada of Tucumcari, N.M.; four brothers, Amadeo Dale Estrada of Garden City, Kan., Lazaro Estrada of Denver, Colo., and Paul Estrada and Daniel Estrada, both of Tucumcari; and 10 sisters, Carlota Trujillo of Logan, N.M., Carrie Pacheco of Albuquerque, N.M., Beatrice Ensz of Wrens, Ga., Sofia Johnson and Alice Baerg, both of Transylvania, Priscilla Mirabal, Gonzaguita Lopez and Eleanor Lopez, all of Tucumcari, Anita Loucks of Detroit, Texas, and Louella Loucks of Garden City.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Delta Mennonite Church with Philip Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at Delta Mennonite Cemetery in Lake Providence under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Lake Providence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Anguilla Baptist Church with Dr. Russell McIntire officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Charles Rochelle, Steve Rochelle, Russell Stewart, Donald Harris, Craig Boykin and David Nesbit.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.M. Brown, Joe Hicks, Charlie Clark, Tony McIntire, Thomas Scott, Mitt Stewart, Beriot Holloway, Charles Barlow, Scott Warfield, John Williams, Ike Collins and Neal Clinkscales.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Village.