May 23, 2004

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 24, 2004

Amanda Douglas Jackson

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. Amanda Douglas Jackson died Wednesay, May 19, 2004, in Chicago. She was 89.

Born in Fayette, Miss., Mrs. Jackson was a resident of Chicago Heights, Ill., She was a homemaker and former member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church in Vicksburg.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve J. Jackson; her parents, William Douglas and Emily Roach Douglas and two brothers, Henry Douglas and John Douglas.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by two brothers, William Douglas of Vicksburg and Robert Douglas of Los Angeles; a sister, Laura Douglas Washington of Park Forest, Ill.; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Funeral Home with Elder Douglas Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Wiltina Hamlin Jackson

Wiltina Hamlin Jackson died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at her home. She was 71.

A graduate of Bowman High School and Hinds Community School of Nursing, Mrs. Jackson was a retired nurse from The Street Clinic. She was a member of Morning Star Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew “A.C.” Jackson; her parents, Sandy and Ebbie Johnson Hamlin; and a brother, Sandy Hamlin Jr.

She is survived by three sons, Carl Jackson of Port Gibson and Franklin “Larry” Jackson and James “Jimmy” Jackson, both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Renata Deake of Littleton, Co., and Frances Jackson and Evelyn Hall, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Frank Hamlin of Wisconsin; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends including Eugene Walker of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Malory Gene Jones

OAK GROVE Malory Gene Jones died Friday, May 21, 2004, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. He was 71.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Winford John Jones and Lexie Belle Jones; and one brother, J.W. Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Iris Jones of Oak Grove; a son, Malory Michael Jones of Forest; two daughters, Stacey Lynn Tucker and Lisa Ann Bonnett, both of Oak Grove; two brothers, Cecil Jones of Log Cabin and Paul Robert Jones of Horn Lake, Miss.; a sister, Elaine Sanderson of Monroe; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. Fred Hale officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. tonight and until the service Monday.

Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at

Mitchell Nichols

Services for Mitchell Nichols will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Smith County with the Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home.

Mr. Nichols died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 65.

Born in Raleigh, Mr. Nichols had been a Vicksburg resident since 1961. He was the son of the late Luther Obid and Willie Mae Smith Nichols.

He retired as owner of Nichols Trucking Co. He served in the Marine Corps and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, James Obid Nichols.

Survivors include a son, Ken Nichols of Vicksburg; one sister, Sue Blakeney of Brandon; and a granddaughter, Kelli Michelle Nichols.

Pallbearers will be James Comans, Bubba Comans, James Ashley, Wayne Barrett, Don Hollowell and Bill Collins.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Northside Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Nevia Walker

CARY Nevia Walker died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85.

Born in Delta City, Mrs. Walker had lived in Issaquena County most of her life and was a 20-year resident of Cary.

She retired after 31 years from Delta Elastic. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Rolling Fork.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Everette Walker; a daughter, Rachael Jeanette Holcomb; and a sister, Hazel Rials.

Mrs. Walker is survived by a son, William Donald Walker of Newberry, S.C.; two daughters, Mary E. Sanderford of Cary and Lady Pearl Guidroz of Arnandville, La.; a brother, Doric Wilkerson of Slidell, La.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two nephews; and three nieces.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of God Prophecy with the Revs. Paul Cook and Sylvestor Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Walker’s grandsons.