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May 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.

Roosevelt Bunch

Services for Roosevelt Bunch will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Mr. Bunch died Monday, May 10, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 71.

A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was one of the first two black men hired in local law enforcement since the Reconstruction era.

Mr. Bunch retired as a detective lieutenant with more than 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Annie Lee Bunch.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Bunch of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Cassandra Bunch Moore of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Willie Lee Booth of New Orleans; five grandchildren; and other relatives, including members of the Johnson, Burks and Bunch families.

Pallbearers will be Bentley Williams, Norman Clark, Nolan Smith, Kenneth Booth, Lloyd Booth Jr. and Shunta Burks.

Honorary pallbearers will be current and former members of the Vicksburg Police Department.

Samuel Clark

Samuel “Goo” Clark died Wednesday, April 12, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 62.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Clark was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.L. and Roxie Anna Rogers Clark; a sister, Sallie Mae Williams; maternal grandparents, Maggie and Gene Rogers; and his paternal grandparents, Andrew Clark and Lula Willis.

He is survived by three sons, Samuel Leon Clark, Dennis Clark and Andrew Clark, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, Tisheika Clark of Vicksburg and Naheya Clark of Starkville; two stepdaughters, Tiombe McRunnels of Starkville and Nita Andrews of Vicksburg; two brothers, Johnnie “Bo-Bo” Clark and Edmond Clark, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Lillie Clark Flagg and Gloriastine Clark, both of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and others, including Julia Henderson and Marilyn Brown.

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

Tammy E. Oliver

Services for Tammy E. Oliver will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of Peace Worship Church with Linda Sweezer officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Miss Oliver died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 33.

She was a graduate of Vicksburg High School and a member of the House of Peace Church, where she was in the Adult Choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Oliver Sr. and Bobbie Johnson Oliver; a sister, Laverne Oliver; her maternal grandparents, Parnell and Alice Johnson; and her paternal grandfather, Blanchard Oliver.

She is survived by a son, Blanchard Oliver of Vicksburg; a daughter, Quashaunda Oliver of Vicksburg; four brothers, Terry Oliver, Howard Oliver Jr., Darrell Oliver and Allen Oliver, all of Vicksburg; two sisters, Beatrice Oliver Berry and Lisa Oliver, both of Vicksburg; her paternal grandmother, Georgia Oliver of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles and cousins.