Ed O’Banner

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 14, 2004

CHICAGO Ed O’Banner died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago. He was 61.

A former resident of Cary, Mr. O’Banner was a resident of Chicago. He was a supervisor and field inspector for the City of Chicago and was a former supervisor at Desota Chemical of Chicago Heights.

He is survived by his wife, Curtistine O’Banner of Chicago; five sons, Erwin O’Banner, John O’Banner, Reginald O’Banner, Edward O’Banner and Kendall O’Banner; two sisters, Lola Washington of Chicago and Edna O’Banner of Cary; a brother, John O’Banner of Cary; a grandson; an aunt; and other relatives and friends.

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Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion M.B. Church in Cary. Burial will follow at Cary Community Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Ellis I. Thomas

EDWARDS Ellis I. Thomas died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at his home in Edwards. He was 46.

Mr. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Adriene Bailey of Jackson and Ellise Mosley of New Orleans; one son, Leo Bailey of Jackson; a sister, Earnestine Barker of Flint, Mich.; six grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Ruth D. and Ben Roby of Vicksburg.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Edwards.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mona Louise Smith Thornton

DELHI Mona Louise Smith Thornton died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Delhi. She was 74.

A lifelong resident of Delhi, Mrs. Thornton was a member of Westside Baptist Church. With her husband, she operated the Greyhound bus station in Rayville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard M. Smith and Martha Moseley Smith.

She is survived by her husband, James W. “Buddy” Thornton of Delhi; a daughter, Linda Tubbs of Ruston; and a grandson, Adam Christopher Tubbs of Ruston.

Services were at 10 a.m. today at Westside Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Butler and Steve Hillman officiating. Burial followed at Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Ted Callaway, Ricky Skipper, Gary Jones, Michael Martinez, Dan Martinez and Charles Bowman.

Abe Armean Ward Wiggins

ALBION, Mich. Abe Armean Ward Wiggins died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in Albion, Mich. He was 19.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Wiggins was a resident of Albion. He attended St. John Catholic School and Albion Public Schools. He was employed with Felpausch Food Center and was a former employee of Burger King, McDonald’s and Kmart. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church.

Survivors include his parents, John and Demetries Palmer of Albion and Carl Walker of Memphis; a daughter, Arrionna Wiggins of Albion; a son, Abe Wiggins Jr. of Albion; three sisters, Maianar Wilkes of South Bend, Ind., and Brea Palmer and Ti’lyah Palmer, both of Albion; his maternal grandparents, Abe and Patricia Wiggins of Albion; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Nancy Walker of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends, including Delmarie Palmer and Jessica Atchison, both of Albion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Gordon Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home in Albion.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 tonight, with a rosary at 7, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. John Catholic Church in Albion.