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April 16, 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.

Mary Lee McDaniel

PORT GIBSON Mary Lee McDaniel died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 64.

Miss McDaniel was a resident of Port Gibson.

She is survived by three sons, Sammie Jackson, Jack McDaniel and James McDaniel, all of Port Gibson; a daughter, Ruthie Thompson of Port Gibson; a brother, Horace McDaniel of Hazlehurst; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rising Sun M.B. Church in Port Gibson with the Revs. M.C. Tyler and Larry Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Scott’s Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Robert Earl Clifton McGee Jr.

MONTEREY, La. Robert Earl Clifton McGee Jr. died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, as a result of a boating accident on the Tensas River in Louisiana. He was 37.

Born in Newellton, Mr. McGee had been a resident of Monterey, La., for the past nine years. He was a mechanic and a member of First Baptist Church of Newellton.

He is survived by his wife, Darla Kay Morris McGee of Monterey; two daughters, Brett Elizabeth Ann McGee and Bridgette Nichole “Nicki” McGee, both of Monterey; his parents, Robert E.C. McGee Sr. and Ruby LaFerne Thompson McGee, both of Newellton; two sisters, Edith Cecelia Ann McGee Boone of Winnsboro, La., and Emma Elizabeth McGee Sadler of Newellton; a brother, James Wesley McGee of Newellton; and other relatives, including Nell Morris of Monterey.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with the Rev. J. Fulton McGraw officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton.

Pallbearers will be David Fussell, Stacy Smith, Lanny Morris, Curtiss Billmier, Paul Capdepon and Brent Gossett.

Honorary pallbearers will be D.J. Fussell, Eric Chandler, Darrell Wilson, Johnny Spann, Jerry Lynn Spillars and Bud Pennington.

Dessica Ja’nay Noel

EDWARDS Services for Dessica Ja’nay Noel will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church with the Rev. James O. Bowman officiating. Burial will follow at New Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Dessica died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 5.

She was a resident of Edwards and a member of New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Albert Pollard.

Survivors include her parents, Dexter Jerome Noel and Betty Pollard Noel, both of Edwards; a brother, Willie C. Barnes Jr. of Edwards; her maternal grandmother, Ora Pollard of Utica; paternal grandparents, Rosie Noel of Utica and Willie C. Noel of Harvey, La.; and aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Roosevelt Sankston

Roosevelt Sankston died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 85.

Mr. Sankston was a resident of Vicksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his cousin, Evelyn James.

Survivors include three cousins, Verda L. Smith, Zulene Bell and Hershey Wilson, all of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends, including the Banks, Wilson, Ross, Smith, Jackson, Moore and Franklin families.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Scott’s Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred Heath Williams

Services for Mildred Heath Williams will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 82.

Born in Port Gibson, Mrs. Williams was a resident of Vicksburg and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Wayne Williams; a son, Dornell Davis Sr.; two daughters, Dorothy Davis and Gwendolyn Moore Algora; and her parents, Dock Heath and Octavia Williams.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Heath of Vicksburg and Robert Heath of Leavenworth, Kan.; a daughter, Betty Heath of Vicksburg; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.