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April 29, 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.

Johnnie Douglas Beard Jr.

TALLULAH Johnnie Douglas Beard Jr. died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at his home. He was 59.

Mr. Beard was a resident of Tallulah and a diesel and farm mechanic. He was a member of the Royal Order of Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Danielle Matthews Beard of Tallulah; a son, Johnnie Douglas Beard III of Tallulah; two daughters, Amanda Sue Meadows of Vicksburg and Jeannie Bohn of Pennsylvania; three brothers, the Rev. Frank Shields of Downsville, La., and Elmer Sidney Preston and Delmer Bell Preston, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Shields officiating. Burial will follow at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie D. Beard III, Kinney Heard, Jonathan Meadows, Nathaniel Matthews, Sam Whitaker and Johnnie Matthews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ernie Sheppard and Buddy Heard.

Rosie Mae Patton Brinkley

LORMAN Rosie Mae Patton Brinkley died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at her home. She was 72.

A resident of Lorman, Mrs. Brinkley was a farmer and homemaker. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Fayette.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Patton and Minnie Brown; a son, Antonio Brinkley; a stepson, Alton Brinkley; two brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Squire Brinkley of Lorman; two daughters, Minnie B. Clark of Lorman and Rhonda Brinkley of Fayette; a stepdaughter, Selena Crawford of Madison, Ill.; a brother, Roosevelt Patton of Memphis; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Michael Nickels of Fayette, Roosevelt Nickels of Charlotte, N.C., and Thomas Nickels of Silver Creek, Miss., whom she reared.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery in Red Lick, Miss., under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Friday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Eunice W. Hays

ROLLING FORK Eunice W. Hays died today, April 29, 2004, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. She was 73.

A native of Onward, Mrs. Hays was a resident of Rolling Fork and a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Harold Hays of Rolling Fork; two sons, Patrick Pickle of Rolling Fork and Hank Hays of Portland, Ore.; three daughters, Patricia Huff of Pelahatchie, Rebecca Boykin of Delta City, Miss., and Christie Bobo of Rolling Fork; two stepsons, Gary Hays of Rolling Fork and Kenny Hays of Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Linda Winslow of Rolling Fork; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Deer Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cary Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Olivia Faith Johnson

Olivia Faith Johnson, infant daughter of Lionel P. Johnson and Alvina L. Johnson of Vicksburg, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at River Region Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Acie Johnson, and her great-grandparents, Charlie Johnson, Ernest Regan, Margaret Spicer and Eunice and Earice Strong.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Alvin and Agazine Jones of Vicksburg; her paternal grandmother, Gloria Smith of Shreveport, La.; great-grandmothers, Rebecca Johnson and Julia Regan of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Tyrone Smith and Alvin D. Jones.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at China Grove Cemetery with the Rev. R.L. Miller officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Charles William Sutherland Jr.

Charles William “Pete” Sutherland Jr. died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 55.

Born in Franklin County, Tenn., Mr. Sutherland was a former resident of Wiggins and had lived in Vicksburg since 1987. He had worked as food service manager for several Mississippi hospitals, including Vicksburg Medical Center, and was employed at Office Max.

Mr. Sutherland was a member of the Wiggins Mississippi Shrine Club. He was of the Methodist faith.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joey Sutherland and David Sutherland.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret W. Sutherland of Vicksburg; a son, John C. Sutherland of Memphis; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Miller officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston, La.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner Hospital Shreveport Unit, Wahabi Shriners, P.O. Box 2750, Jackson, MS 39207-2750.

Eddie E. Turner

EDWARDS Services for Eddie E. Turner will be at noon Saturday 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 noon until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Turner died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 51.

He was a resident of Edwards.

He was preceded in death by a son, Germaine Turner; a sister, Mae Byrd Payne; and three brothers, Freddie Turner, Arthur Lee Turner and Louis Turner.

Survivors include four sons, Eddie C. Jefferson of Utica, Edwrick Denard Donald and Reginal Turner, both of Edwards and Tobias Catrell Donald of Jackson; five daughters, Brandy Donald and Dwanese Donald, both of Jackson, and Lashunda Turner, Leticia Carter and Rhoda Marshall, all of Edwards; six sisters, Johnnie Ruth Singleton, Myrtis Wright and Georgia Jones, all of Edwards, Dorothy England of Vicksburg and Gloria Christmas and Annie Lee Dean of Jackson; six brothers, Alex Turner and Willis Turner, both of Yazoo City, Ellis Turner, John Earl Turner and Walter Christmas, all of Edwards, and Robert Earl Turner of Carpenterville, Ill.