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May 28, 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.

Felix O. Bounds

REDWOOD Felix O. Bounds died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson. He was 84.

Born in Sumrall, Mr. Bounds had been a Redwood resident since 1952. He was an Army veteran, having served in World War II, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hulon and Maggie Bounds; a brother, Billy Bounds; and two sisters, Bobbie Nell Windham and Evelyn Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Helen L. Bounds of Redwood; two sons, Steve Bounds Sr. of Bovina and Richard Bounds of Redwood; a daughter, Jackie Stewart of Enterprise, Ala.; two brothers, James Bounds of Bossier City, La., and Wayne Bounds of Houston, Texas; a sister, Gloria Jean Napier of Hattiesburg; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. Roy Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Bounds, Steve Bounds Jr., Tim Stewart, Michael Lee, Don Ainsworth and Michael Windham.

Joseph Samuel Lackey

CRYSTAL SPRINGS Joseph Samuel Lackey died Monday, May 24, 2004, in Jackson. He was 21.

A native of Jackson, Mr. Lackey had lived in Copiah County most of his life. He was a graduate of Pearl High School and attended Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and the 601 Team.

Survivors include his parents, Randy and Robin Lackey of Crystal Springs; a brother, Jason Lackey of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Shannon Bates of Crystal Springs; his maternal grandparents, Gordon and Phyllis Cordes of Vicksburg; a niece and two nephews; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst.

Melody D. Ogden

Services for Melody D. Ogden will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph Church and at 2:30 p.m. at Newton Cemetery in Delhi under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the church.

Mrs. Ogden died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, from injuries received in an automobile accident in Delhi. She was 30.

Mrs. Ogden was a Delhi native and was a longtime resident of Vicksburg. She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Triumph Church.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mary Inez Brown, and her paternal grandfather, Ben Stanley.

She is survived by a son, James Tyler Dilly of Vicksburg; a daughter, Destiny Paige Ogden of Vicksburg; her father, Benny Stanley Sr. of Waverly, La.; her mother and stepfather, Rita B. and Joe Trahan of Vicksburg; her maternal grandfather, Henry Brown Sr. of Waverly; her paternal grandmother, Charlotte McDonald of Delhi; two brothers, Danny Ray Mitchell of Tallulah and Benny Stanley Jr. of Waverly; two sisters, Tammy Stanley and Elizabeth Stanley, both of Waverly; and her stepgrandparents, Darrell and Marie Peyton of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers will be Benny Stanley Jr., Thomas Morton Graham, Charles Henry Brown, Henry Brown Jr., Paul David Harris and Shane Humphrey.

Katie Louisa Hull Snow

UTICA Katie Louisa Hull Snow died Friday, May 21, 2004, in Hinds County. She was 91.

Born in Edwards to Annie and Leonard Hull, Mrs. Snow attended Mississippi public schools, Tougaloo College and Jackson State University. She taught in the Hinds County Schools and was employed at Mercy Hospital in Vicksburg for a number of years.

She was a member of Greater Zion Travelers M.B. Church in Utica and the Heroines of Jericho.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Snow Sr.; three sons; and two daughters.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Snow of Hartford, Conn., and Cordell Snow of Bloomfield, Conn.; four daughters, Gloria Snow Williams of Hartford, Christine Snow of Jackson, Kathleen Snow Howard of Edwards and Annie Ruth Snow Pettway of Wethersfield, Conn.; and 26 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Greater Zion Travelers M.B. Church under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home of Jackson.

Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Greater Zion Travelers Mothers Board.

Margie W. Wright

Margie W. Wright died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was 77.

A native of Vicksburg, Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Albert Sidney Wright Sr. and Mary D. Wright. She was a long-time employee of Southern Bell and Westinghouse. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Sidney Wright Jr. and Everett Wright.

Survivors include her husband, Claude F. Wright Sr. of Vicksburg; four daughters, Claudia West and Loria Carter, both of Vicksburg, and Tammy Darby and Sheree Fumei, both of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Claude Wright Jr. of Vicksburg and Richard Wright of Atlanta; five sisters, Lorene McRaney, Helen Luckett and Beverly Biedenharn, all of Vicksburg, and Emma L. Gossen of Summerville, S.C., and Lilly Biedenharn of Germantown, Tenn.; two brothers, J.W. Wright and Billy Gene Wright, both of Vicksburg; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a service at 7:30, at Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Mississippi, 406 Orchard Park, No. 2A, Ridgeland, MS 39157, or to the American Lung Association of Mississippi, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, MS 39158.