April 27, 2004

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 27, 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.

John Fisher Campbell

Memorial services for John Fisher Campbell will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Traditional Episcopal Church in the chapel at Southern Cultural Heritage Complex. A reception will follow.

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Mr. Campbell died Monday, March 8, 2004, at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital in Jackson. He was 68.

Mr. Campbell was a resident of Flowood. He was born and reared in Vicksburg. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and attended the University of Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jane Fisher Campbell.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Campbell of Flowood; three daughters, Cole Smith of Southaven, Julie Wilson of Oxford and Kim Miller of Blue Springs, Miss.; two brothers, Jerry Campbell and Frank Campbell, both of Vicksburg; a sister, Mary Campbell Stewart of Carlisle, Pa.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

His body is being donated to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Memorials may be made to the American Junior Golf Association, c/o Bob Miller AJGA chief advancement officer for ACE grants, ACE Grant Development Department, 1980 Sports Club Drive, Braselton, GA 30517.

James Carl Pipkin

POTTS CAMP James Carl Pipkin died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was 61.

A resident of Potts Camp, Mr. Pipkin was a former teacher and football and tennis coach at Port Gibson High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Rudell Pipkin.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Pipkin of Potts Camp; two sons, James Carl Pipkin Jr. and Brian Perry Pipkin, both of Potts Camp; his mother, Jessie Pipkin of Potts Camp; two sisters, Carol Jean Davis of Potts Camp and Deborah Hunnicutt of New Albany, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bob Weir, Ralph Pipkin and Thomas Hollowell officiating. Burial will follow at Potts Camp Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Phillips, Jason Jarrett, Darrell Lewis, Billy Perry Jr., Jerry Hatchett, Barry Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Scott Paton, Randy Paton and Tonya Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Randolph, Burnice Trevillion, Lamar Day, Mitchell Stone, Gale Goode, Herb Schneider, Wade Pipkin, Chuck Thomas, Lacy Ivy, Robert Phillips, Ellis Cheatwood, Bobby Smithwick, Jimmy Smith, Billy Smith and Donnal Ash.

Elizabeth Porter

Services for Elizabeth “Lizzie” Porter will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church with the Rev. Henry Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

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

Mrs. Porter died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 95.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Porter was a member of Mount Zion No. 4 Baptist Church, where she served on the Burial Society, was president of the Adult Choir and was Sunday school superintendent. She was a member of the Bethsheba Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Willing Workers Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Porter; her parents, Wade and Louise Kelly Smith; two sisters, Virginia Smith McCray and Lula Summers; and two brothers, Wade Smith Jr. and Isaiah Smith.

Survivors include two brothers, John Smith of Vallejo, Calif., and Calvin Smith of Philadelphia, Pa.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Willie Currie of Vicksburg.

Sandra Lowry Rayborn

Sandra Lowry Rayborn died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at her home. She was 53.

Born in Mobile County, Ala., Mrs. Rayborn lived in Vicksburg. She was a former resident of the Enon community and a member of Enon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy Ray Lowry and Gladys May Dickins Lowry; and a brother, Randy Lowry.

Survivors include her husband, Barney Rayborn of Vicksburg; a son, Larry Joe “Joey” Rayborn of Enon; a daughter, Wendi Faye Rayborn of Jayess; seven brothers, Johnny Lowry, Stevie Lowry, Curtis Lowry, David Lowry, Bobby Lowry, Alton Lowry and Wayne Lowry; four sisters, Betty McCory, Susan Buxton, Sherry Swindle and Charlotte Skotzsky; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Cutrer officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery under the direction of Catchings Funeral Home in McComb.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Joey Rayborn, Brad Dunaway, Stevie Lowry, David Lowry, Alton Lowry and Donnie Lyndall.