June 2, 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.
Cornelius M. Antwine Sr.
Services for Cornelius M. “Neal” Antwine Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Boykins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.
Mr. Antwine died Saturday at his home. He was 73.
Mr. Antwine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Luster and Rosetta Antwine.
He was survived by his wife, Doretha Bradley Antwine of Vicksburg; a daughter, Charlene Antwine Knight of Vicksburg; three sons, Cornelius M. Antwine Jr. of Vicksburg, Jeffrey Antwine of Las Vegas and Darryl P. Antwine of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Robert M. Antwine of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mildred Blocker died Monday, May 31, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 67.
A native of Newton County, Mrs. Blocker had been a Vicksburg resident since 1984. She was the daughter of the late Roy S. and Annie B. Jones.
She was a retired beautician and was a member of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia L. Cook and Debra Lou Hatem.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Carmen Cook and Courtney Cook, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Nancy Emacham and Ina Gant; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Jones, pastor of Sand Hill Baptist Church in Wiggins, and the Rev. Kent Campbell, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until the service at the funeral home.
Mary Sue Coleman Boozer
Services for Mary Sue Coleman Boozer will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rock of Ages Baptist Church on Valley Street with the Rev. Michael Reed officiating.
Mrs. Boozer died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Rayville, La. She was 58.
A longtime resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Boozer was a former licensed practical nurse and member of the Church of Christ in Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Coleman Jr.; a brother, Thomas James Jackson; her maternal grandparents, William Monroe Davis and Mary Elizabeth Davis; and her paternal grandparents, Henry Coleman Sr. and Mary Coleman.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Boozer of Chicago; one daughter, Connie Denise Wilbert of Vicksburg; five brothers, Henry Coleman III, Bracey Coleman, William Coleman and Charles E. Coleman, all of Vicksburg, and Leon N. Coleman of Memphis; three sisters, Willie Mae Jackson, Carol Woods and Savannah Coleman, all of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Clara D. Fowler
EDWARDS Clara D. Fowler died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 66.
Born in Jefferson County, Mrs. Fowler had lived in Edwards for 27 years. She retired as an interviewer from the Mississippi State Employment Security Commission. She was a member of Utica Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Darrell Sorrels of Vicksburg and Randy Sorrels of Brookhaven; a brother, Tommy Dennis of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Gary Gilly of Edwards.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Owens officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Church Cemetery in Jefferson County.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home in Vicksburg.
Pallbearers will be Emmett Roan, Tom Mize, Jack Dowe Jr., Pat Kavanaugh, Mike Kavanaugh and Kelly Kavanaugh.
Ervin Odell Smith
OAK GROVE Ervin Odell Smith died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. He was 75.
Mr. Smith was a native of West Carroll Parish, where he was a member of the Fiske Union Assembly of God Church. He retired from Gulf Oil and Chevron after 36 years. He served on the West Carroll Parish School Board and was fire chief of Fiske Union Fire Department, helping establish rural fire service in the parish.
A veteran of the Navy, he was a cadet engineer aboard the USS Richard E. Kraus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Ervin and Margie Isabell McCullough Smith; a son, Michael Derain Smith; and two brothers, Elbert Smith and Lucian Talmadge Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina Davis Smith of Oak Grove; four sons, Darryl Smith, Petey Raymond, Billy Smith and Rusty Raymond, all of Oak Grove; two daughters, Sharon Newell of Oak Grove and Faye Sullivan of Mountain View, Ark.; a brother, Garry Smith of Starkville; two sisters, Lonnie Mae Smith of Mountain View and Peggy Smith of Cut Off, La.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Fiske Union Assembly of God with the Revs. Jimmy Herring and Kevin D. Veazey officiating. Burial will follow at Ravan Cemetery in Oak Grove under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.