April 1, 2004
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 1, 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.
Madie L. Baker
Madie L. Baker died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 90.
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A native of Pinola, Miss., Mrs. Baker had lived in Vicksburg since 1956. She was the daughter of the late James Franklin and Mary Altamar Coleman Cockrell Sr. She had been a sales lady for Murphy’s Store for 23 years. She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl B. Baker; a sister, Frances Tabb; and two brothers, Wyley Cockrell and James Franklin Cockrell Jr.
Survivors include a son, Franklin M. Baker of Clinton; a daughter, Beth Breedlove of Vicksburg; two sisters, Adie Anderson of Greenville and Jewell Roberts of Indianola; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Monk officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home.
Minnie W. Edwards
PORT GIBSON Minnie W. Edwards died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85.
Mrs. Edwards was a resident of Port Gibson and a member of St. Peter A.M.E. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Edwards, and a son, Percy Anthony Edwards.
She is survived by a sister, Frances W. Johnson of Thomasville, Ala., and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Thelma Walker and Parish Walker, both of Port Gibson.
Services will be at noon Friday at St. Peter A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Irvin Harris officiating and at William Temple A.M.E. Church in Thomasville, Ala., on Saturday. Burial will follow at McFatten Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson and from 11 a.m. Friday until the service at the church.
Thomas Aubrey Greer
OAK GROVE Thomas Aubrey Greer died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at West Carroll Care Center in Oak Grove. He was 94.
Born in Jackson Parish, Mr. Greer was a resident of Oak Grove. He was a member and deacon at Lanes Ferry Baptist Church near Oak Grove.
A farmer, he was recognized in Farm Journal for progressive and aggressive farm crop rotation. He also participated in the formation of the area known as Arrowhead Valley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Marie Pollard Greer; a daughter, Jane Broadway; his parents, Charles Russell and Sarah Belle Dear Greer; four brothers, Charles McHenry Greer, William Robert Greer, James Morgan Greer and Russell Blanchard Greer; and one sister, Sarah Blanche Dickinson.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Collins of Oak Grove; a son, Dr. Carlton Russ Greer of Monroe; and eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. Mike Ray officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mac Collins, Monty Collins, Todd Chop, Stone Broadway, Mick Broadway and Greg Greer.
Henrienne Dunbar Heidelberg
FAYETTE Henrienne Dunbar Heidelberg died Monday, March 29, 2004, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 67.
Mrs. Heidelberg taught for 40 years in the Claiborne and Jefferson county schools. She was a member and mother at Mount Olive M.B. Church in Fayette.
She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Retired Teachers Association and NAACP. She was a state evaluator with Performance Based Accreditation of Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph “Professor” Dunbar, and her husband, Julius C. Heidelberg Sr.
She is survived by two sons, Julius Heidelberg Jr. of Huntsville, Ala., and Victor Heidelberg of Fayette; her mother, Henrienne Dunbar of Detroit; a brother, Joseph Dunbar of Detroit; a sister, Joana Barber of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Elijah Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Carbondale Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson with family hour from 5 until 6 and from noon Saturday until the service at the church.
Charlie Martin Sr.
Services for Charlie Martin Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.
Mr. Martin died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at home. He was 71.
Mr. Martin was a member of Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Church. He was retired from Anderson-Tully Co. and from Mid-South Lumber Co.
He was preceded in death by Laura Linzy and his parents, Albert and Alberta Martin.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Martin of Vicksburg; 10 sons, Charlie Martin Jr., Robert Martin Sr., Lester Martin Sr., David Linzy, Gregory Linzy, Nathan Linzy and Michael Linzy, all of Vicksburg, Preston Linzy of O’Fallon, Ill., and Robert Linzy and Harold Lindsey, both of Houston, Texas; six daughters, Linda Milton of Utica, Albertha Martin of Portland, Ore., and Patricia Martin, Barbara Kline, Janice Harris and Gladys McGowan, all of Vicksburg; a brother, Albert Caldwell of Jackson; three sisters, Willie Mae Atkins and Sofia Nichols, both of Vicksburg, and Flora Caldwell of Jackson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.