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May 21, 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.

Tammi P. Daigle

HAZLEHURST Tammi P. Daigle died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at her home. She was 36.

A native of Lone Oak, Texas, Mrs. Daigle had lived in Port Gibson for most of her life. She graduated from Chamberlain-Hunt Academy and worked for State Bank in Port Gibson and Southern Lumber Company in Hermanville. She had been a resident of Hazlehurst for the past seven years.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Daigle of Hazlehurst; a stepdaughter, Kayla Daigle of Jackson; her mother, Lois “Jerri” Powell of Brookhaven; a brother, Brent Powell of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Holly Rilko of Hattiesburg.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McBride Church. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Everline Mack King

Services for Everline Mack King will be at noon Saturday at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 6 tonight at Williams Funeral Service.

Mrs. King died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 102.

Mrs. King was a resident of Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John King Sr.; a son, John King Jr.; a daughter, Rosie Lee Grover; and a grandson, Joseph L. Miller.

She is survived by a daughter, Clara Miller of Vicksburg; a son, Marshall Bridge of Gary, Ind.; two grandsons whom she reared, Allen “Jobo” Harris of Gary, Ind., and Albert Lewis of Saginaw, Mich.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and others, including the Hogue and Hosemann families.

Dinah Irene Smith

Services for Dinah Irene Smith will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Center with the Rev. Horace McKay officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and from noon Sunday until the service at St. Mary’s Center.

Mrs. Smith died Friday, May 14, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 70.

She was a member of Travis Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she served as president of the stewardess board.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Josephine Spates; her husband, Milton Smith; two sons, Milton Smith Jr. and Jerry Smith; and one daughter, Susie Mae Williams.

Survivors include four sons, Tyler Lee Smith, Kenny Ray Smith, Desi Smith and Marvin Smith, all of Vicksburg; three daughters, Josephine Smith, Tamzella Smith and Theresa Smith, all of Vicksburg; one brother, Harrison Spates Jr. of Chicago; three sisters, Hattie Gray, Theresa Fairchild and Dorothy Lee Carson, all of Chicago; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Rosie L. Turner

Rosie L. Turner died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 58.

Mrs. Turner had been a Vicksburg resident for more than 50 years. A former employee of Vicksburg Medical Center, she was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles P. Turner; her parents, D.L. and Maggie Thomas; a sister, Shirley Wilson; and a brother, Tommy Thomas.

She is survived by two daughters, Carla Turner of Mesquite, Texas, and Felisia Turner of Vicksburg; four sisters, Ernestine Thomas of Chicago and Celestone Thomas, Betty Butler and Freddie Mitchell, all of Vicksburg; two brothers, D.L. Thomas of Vicksburg and Roger Thomas of Oak Park, Ill.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including members of the Gibson and Brown families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Pearlie Mae Walton

Services for Pearlie Mae Walton will be at noon Saturday at Mount Olive M.B. Church, Villa Nova, with the Rev. Eric Rand officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be until 6 tonight at the funeral home and until 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Walton died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 93.

A native of Sharkey County, she was a longtime resident of Vicksburg and a member of Mount Olive M.B. Church, Villa Nova.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward Mann, James Mann and Richard Mann; and five sisters, Mary Lou London, Charlotte Spratley, Lucinda Hughes, Ida Lewis and Mary Florence Johnson.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, including Leatrice Stampley and Bobby Johnson of Vicksburg, cousins and other relatives.