June 17, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 17, 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.

Monroe Bailey

HIGHLAND, Calif. Monroe Bailey died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at his home. He was 56.

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Born in Jefferson County, Mr. Bailey was a resident of Highland, Calif. He was a custodian at Universal Training School in Highland. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Katie Terry Bailey. Survivors include four brothers, Frank Bailey and Charles Bailey, both of Moss Point, Terry Bailey of Highland and Kenneth Bailey of College Park, Ga.; three sisters, Etta Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio, Belinda Thomas of Natchez and Tena Anderson of Fayette; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Mary Baptist Church in Natchez with the Rev. Joseph Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Thomas L. Berry Sr.

Services for Thomas L. Berry Sr. will be at noon Saturday at Living Word Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. Berry died Friday, June 11, 2004, at his home. He was 60.

Mr. Berry served in Special Forces in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aslean Berry; his mother, Ann Marie Williams; a brother, Jimmy Berry; and a sister, Patricia Williams.

Mr. Berry is survived by three sons, Gregory Berry of Saulk Village, Ill., Thomas L. Berry Jr. of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and James Berry of Vicksburg; a daughter, Michelle Berry Gibbs of Chicago; his father, Clarence B. Young of Vicksburg; a sister, Jewel Jackson of Muskegon, Mich.; two brothers, Larry Williams and Charles Williams, both of Muskegon; eight grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Kimya Monique Crawford

Kimya Monique Crawford died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 22.

Miss Crawford was a 1999 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was a member of the choir, SADD and Future Homemakers of America. She attended Louisiana Tech University. She was a member of Joshua Generation Church in Tallulah.

She is survived by her parents, E.J. and Annie Jene Crawford of Vicksburg; a brother, Brian Crawford of Vicksburg; her maternal grandparents, John Edward and Nellie Foster of Marion, Ala.; her paternal grandmother, Pinkey Brown of Saginaw, Mich.; and other relatives, including Candi Crawford of Vicksburg.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Sammy James Davis

EDWARDS Sammy James Davis died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at his home in Edwards. He was 49.

Mr. Davis attended Hinds County Agricultural High School and Utica Junior College. He had worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and numerous construction companies and had been self-employed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Sadie Davis; and a grandchild, Sakeita Zandelea Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Christmas Davis of Edwards; his parents, Willie Earl and Louretta Johnson Sr. of Edwards; four sons, Willie Christmas, Sammy Davis Jr. and Javaris Davis, all of Edwards, and Anthony Jones of Utica; four daughters, Melissa Lane of Vicksburg, Valoria Horton of Port Arthur, Texas, and Christine Brookshire and Denetric Davis, both of Edwards; three brothers, Willie Earl Johnson Jr. of Edwards, Robert Johnson of Jefferson, Ga., and Calvin Johnson of Georgetown, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Little Morning M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Edwards under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from noon Saturday until the service at the church.