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April 13, 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.

Willie Dale Foster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Willie Dale Foster died Monday, April 5, 2004, at his home in Kansas City, Mo. He was 63.

Mr. Foster was born in Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, Eli Foster Sr. and Mattie Collins-Foster; five brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Foster; four brothers, Samuel Foster and John Foster, both of Edwards, Eli Foster of Matoon, Ill., and Russell Foster of Miami, Fla.; eight sisters, Mattie Taylor and Mae Thompson, both of Edwards, Rena Foster and Margaret Washington, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mary Jean Funchess, Beluah Johnson, Clara Nickerson and Linda Foster, all of Miami; and other relatives and friends, including Sandra Beasly.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Moriah M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Virgie Mae Lewis

Virgie Mae Lewis died Monday, April 12, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 95.

Born in Simpson County, Mrs. Lewis had lived in Port Gibson for 50 years before moving to Vicksburg six years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Port Gibson Baptist Church.

Her husband, Dan Lewis Sr., preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Dan Lewis Jr. of Los Angeles; and a brother, Robert Brock of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Bob Marr, Dennis Wood, Paul Barlow, Robert Heney, Kenneth Langford and Hank Osburn.

Fred J. Oleis

UTICA Fred J. Oleis died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was 74.

Mr. Oleis was born in Alban, Maine, and served in the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He had lived in Utica for the past 50 years and owned and operated the F&F Superette for a number of years. He was a former millwright at nuclear power plants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Nebraska and California. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and Utica Baptist Church. He was a Mason.

Mr. Oleis was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Yates Oleis; a brother, John F. Oleis; and two sisters, Minnie Oleis and Evangeline Bean.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Oleis Hambright of Utica; three sons, John Yates Oleis and Mark Edward Oleis, both of Franklin, Tenn., and Brett Lionel Oleis of Cleveland, Miss.; two sisters, Arlene Fox of Jackson and Helen Marston of Hawaii; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cayuga Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Hill officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. today until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Carlis Curtis, Shelby Barlow, Dale Yates, Steve Yates, Aaron Fox and Kevin Horne.

Memorials may be made to Cayuga Cemetery, 3043 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, MS 39175.

Frances O. Webb

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Frances O. Webb died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was 79.

Born in Hope, Ark., Mrs. Webb was a resident of Indianapolis.

Survivors include her husband, Claude Webb of Indianapolis; two daughters, Claudia Creamer and Pam Jensen; a son, David Webb; a brother, John Willard Anderson of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren.

Services were at 10 a.m. March 26 at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center – Washington Park East in Indianapolis. Burial followed at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.