April 4, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Amanda Pierce Christian

Services for Amanda Pierce Christian of Waukegan, Ill., were Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Christian died Thursday, March 25, 2004. She was 91.

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She was born in Jefferson County and moved to Waukegan in 1957.

She was a member of the Gideon Missionary Baptist Church in Waukegan and a member of the Eastern Star and the North Shore Ministers Wives and Widows.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Hubert Christian; her parents, Allen and Mittie Pierce; four brothers; two sisters; a granddaughter, a great-grandson and a great-great-grandson.

She is survived by a daughter, Florence Bailey; a sister-in-law, Idell Jones; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Earlier services were Thursday at Gideon Baptist Church in Waukegan under the direction of Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home.

Lillie Knight Hall

Lillie Knight Hall died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at her daughter’s home in Memphis. She was 92.

Born in Fayette, Mrs. Hall was a former resident of Vicksburg and a former member of Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church in Fayette. She was a member of Mount Olive M.B. Church in Vicksburg, where she was on the usher board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Hall; a son, Johnny Hall; a sister, Lucy King; and three brothers, Dunbar Council, Sie Knight and Otis Knight.

She is survived by a son, Joseph Knight of Memphis; a daughter, Theresa Hall McCarthy of Memphis; three nephews, Fair P. Knight of Vicksburg, O.D. Washington of Newport News, Va., and Marshall Banks of Fayette; eight grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olive M.B. Church with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church Cemetery in Fayette under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2 until 6 this afternoon at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service Monday at the church.

Bessie Ingram Harris

EDWARDS Services were Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg for Bessie Ingram Harris.

Ms. Harris died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at her home in Edwards. She was 70.

She was born in Harrisonville, Mo., and had lived in Edwards for eight months. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by three sons, Ira Kendall of Cascilla, Miss., Gerry Kendall of Tulsa, Okla., and Shawn I. Wheeler of Kirksville, Mo.; three daughters, Johnna Kendall of Whiting, Iowa, Leora Kendall of Stockton, Mo., and Joetta Braddock of Edwards; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Louella May Matthews

PIONEER, La. Louella May Matthews died Friday April 2, 2004, at Richardson Medical Center in Rayville, La. She was 87.

Mrs. Matthews was preceded in death by her husband, Rennie Dean Matthews; her parents, Stark and Evie Cox Reynolds; two daughters, Genevia Simon and Icie Bissell; and a sister, Elizabeth Hendrix.

She is survived by three sons, Harmon Tillie and Allen Lee Tillie, both of Pioneer, and William Levi Tillie of Red Bluff, Calif.; two daughters, Hazel Marie Tillie of Texas and Kathy Lewis of Rayville; two brothers, S.L. Reynolds of Roanoke, Va., and Dale Cox of Salina, La.; and two sisters, Deraney Munholland of Oak Grove and Hazel Bissell of Bastrop, La.; 26 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Annie Mae Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at Herringville Cemetery in Monticello, La., with Cox Funeral Home of Oak Grove in charge.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today at the church.

Pallbearers will be Henry Bissell, Doug Bissell, Clint Crenshaw, Mike Crenshaw, William Tillie and Charles Bissell.

Julia Preacely

Julia Preacely died Friday, April 2, 2004, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 86.

Mrs. Preacely was a member of Shiloh M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leymone Preacely Sr.; a son, Leymone Preacely Jr., two daughters, Martha Preacely Martin and Doris Preacely Griffin; her parents, Elijah and Martha Nicholas; two brothers, Jesse Nicholas and Bernard Nicholas; two daughters, Mary Garrison and Martha Jackson; and a granddaughter, Yancy Martin.

She is survived by a son, Leon Preacely of Jackson, a daughter, Artimease Preacely of Chicago Heights, Ill.; a sister, Sarah Pinkney of Vicksburg; 13 grandchildren and other relatives.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Cynthia Ann Weaver

EAGLE LAKE Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Weaver, died Friday, April 2, 2004, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 64.

Mrs. Weaver was a native of Jackson and had lived in Texarkana, Texas, until moving to Vicksburg and Eagle Lake 17 years ago. She was retired from Red River Army Depot and a former officer manager for Northridge Country Club, both in Texarkana. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Texarkana.

Survivors are her husband, Michael G. Weaver of Texarkana; a son, Richard Weaver of Hollywood, Fla.; a daughter, Alethia Gail Ashen of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Richard Patterson of Wake Village, Texas, and Jimmy Patterson of Vicksburg; and three grandchildren; and friends and relatives, including Jerry Mills of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 p.m. today at Chapelwood Funeral Home in Nash, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.