April 20, 2004
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 20, 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.
Daisy Smith Callender
PORT GIBSON Daisy Smith Callender died Monday, April 19, 2004, at her home in Claiborne County. She was 94.
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Mrs. Callender was a Jefferson County native and had lived in Claiborne County most of her life. A homemaker, she was a member of the Obedient Servants Sunday school class at Port Gibson Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.M. Callender, and two grandchildren, Brad Callender and Lindsay Callender.
Survivors include two sons, Robin Callender of Port Gibson and Jimmy Callender of Duluth, Ga.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wintergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Clayton Bath officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home of Port Gibson.
Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Robert Gage, John Donald Selden, Jeffrey Fautheree, Bob Duncan, Latell Duncan and Jimmy Vessell.
Wesley Fay Chapman Sr.
DELHI Wesley Fay Chapman Sr. died Monday, April 19, 2004, in Delhi. He was 77.
Mr. Chapman was a Delhi native and longtime resident of Crowville, La. He was a member of the Crowville Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.
A retired welder, he was a Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Samuel Chapman Sr. and Clara Belle Moore Chapman; a brother, Jimmy Chapman; and a sister, Opal Wilson.
He is survived by three sons, Wesley Fay Chapman Jr. of Winnsboro, La., Roy Wayne Chapman of Swartz, La., and Jay William Chapman of Bastrop, La.; two daughters, Mary D. Gill and Katherine Jean Chapman, both of Winnsboro; two brothers, W. S. Chapman Jr. of West Monroe and Melvin Earl Chapman of Columbia, La.; one sister, Gloria Jean Edwards of West Monroe; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi with the Rev. Marion Collier officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be at Crowville Masonic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Guy Williams, Tommy Earl, Alton Chapman, Dusty Chapman, John Rex Mahaffey Jr. and Billy Earl Hammons.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Rex Mahaffey Sr., O.L. “Rat” Townsend, John Gandy and Sonny McKinley.
May Sue Craft
May Sue “Chee Chee” Craft died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Olive Branch Nursing Home in Tallulah. She was 94.
Born in Bloomfield, Mo., Mrs. Craft had been a Vicksburg resident for 75 years. She retired as a secretary for the Hydraulics Division at Waterways Experiment Station.
She served in the Navy in World War II. She was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church and the Ladies Golf Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.N. Craft; a niece, Susan Williams Embry; and a nephew, Sidney Williams.
Mrs. Craft is survived by two nieces, Peggy Anderson and Janet McMaster, both of Vicksburg; and six nephews, Richard Embry, Starr Williams, Chris Williams and John Williams, all of Vicksburg, Jeff Embry of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and E.J. Williams of Clinton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Acres Memorial Park with the Rev. Mitchell Hedgepeth officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Embry, Paul McMaster, Starr Williams, Christopher Williams, John Williams and Steven Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.
Zoe Anetta Fields
Zoe Anetta Fields died Friday, April 16, 2004, at the Care Center of Clinton. She was 76.
Mrs. Fields was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she served as pianist for a number of years. She was a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post No. 213 Ladies Auxiliary. She retired from J.C. Penney as a sales clerk.
Mrs. Fields was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Mickens Sr. and Shedwick Fields Sr.; her parents, Reese and Lillie B. Preacely; and a son, Shedwick Fields Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Mickens Jr. of Denver and John Fields of Vicksburg; a daughter, Marilyn Lindsey of Fort Washington, Md.; two brothers, Ramadan “Ricky” Preacely and Larry Preacely, both of Chicago; one sister, Viola Johnson of Gary, Ind.; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including members of the Burns, Harris, Miles, Preacely and Williams families.
Williams Funeral home has charge of arrangements.
PORT GIBSON Edgar Truitt died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was 49.
Mr. Truitt was a resident of Port Gibson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. James Truitt and Zola Allison-Truitt; and a sister, Jean Truitt.
Survivors include two sons, Hutchinson Shinall of Port Gibson and Edgar Levell Davenport of Chicago; four brothers, Earl Truitt and James Truitt, both of Port Gibson, David Truitt of Colleen, Texas, and Eugene Truitt of Chicago; six sisters, Rachel Smith, Lorene Truitt, Catherine Derby, Gussie Pearl Wilson and Alma Henry, all of Port Gibson, and Jenny Gray of Chicago; nieces and nephews; an uncle; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Hermanville Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.