June 22, 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.
Marie Baylies Calnan
FAIRFAX, Va. Marie Baylies Calnan died Friday, June 18, 2004, at her home in Fairfax, Va. She was 84.
Mrs. Calnan is survived by her husband, Col. William M. Calnan of Fairfax; a son, Lt. Col. Michael Calnan of Vicksburg; four daughters, Margaret Jantz of Catonsville, Md., Barbara Calnan of Roanoke, Va., Kathleen Calnan of Arlington, Va., and Denise Chamberlin of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Virginia Moran of Bridgton, Maine, and Barbara Jessup of Arlington; and three grandchildren, all of Vicksburg.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Everly Funeral Home in Fairfax. Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Thursday until the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the National Capital Hospices.
Mildred W. Coker
TALLASSEE, Ala. Mildred W. Coker died Saturday, June 12, 2004, in Tallassee, Ala. She was 81.
Mrs. Coker is survived by her husband of 63 years, Thurman J. Coker of Tallassee; two daughters, Brenda Coker Bryant of Vicksburg and Sheila Coker Scarborough of Eufaula, Ala.; two sons, Terry J. Coker of Naples, Fla., and S. Michael Coker of Eclectic, Ala.; three brothers, Aubrey Wright, Alton Wright and Jimmy Wright; five sisters, Lera W. Price, Lorraine W. Yeargan, Delene W. Coleman, Ruth W. Williams and Dorothy W. Bell; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were at First Baptist Church in Tallassee with the Revs. Derek Gentle and Brent Wright, nephew, officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tallassee.
Memorials may be made to a favorite hospice or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 S. Duboise St., Tallassee, AL 36078.
Edna E. Minor Harrison
Services for Edna E. “Sister” Minor Harrison will be at noon Thursday at St. Mary’s Center with the Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Service.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church on Lane Street.
Mrs. Harrison died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at River Region West Campus. She was 73.
A resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Harrison was a graduate of Magnolia High School. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church for 58 years.
She had served as president of the Meadowvale Civic and Social Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harrison Jr.; her parents, Benard Minor and Rosie L. Minor; a son, Benjamin Harrison III; a daughter, Mary L. Hicks; and a brother, John “Joe” W. Minor.
Survivors include five sons, Alfred D. Minor, Edward “Teacake” Minor, Lawerence D. Minor and Gregory L. Harrison, all of Vicksburg, and Maurice A. Harrison of Capital Heights, Md.; four daughters, Edna E. Harrison, Angela Peterson and Sylvia King, all of Vicksburg, and Rosa L. Harrison of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, Charles E. Minor, Wilbert E. Minor, David B. Minor and Karl M. Minor, all of Vicksburg; two sisters, Inez B. Summers of Vicksburg and Florida Colbert of Shelby; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends, including Edna G. Minor, Sarah Robinson, Pinkye Stewart and members of the Cameron family of Vicksburg and Rust and Stirgus families of Woodville.
George Henry Reed Sr.
George Henry “Jack” Reed Sr. died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 67.
Mr. Reed was preceded in death by two daughters, Angela Reed and Michelle Reed; his parents, Ira and Mary Frances Ewell Reed; a sister, Virginia Ivory; and a brother, Lenard Bouregard Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Reed; a son, George Henry Reed Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Jackie Reed and Donna Reed, both of Vicksburg; two grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Lakeview Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Annie Hearn Robinson
Annie Hearn Robinson died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 72.
A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of the late Acie Henry and Maggie Rosalie Cockrell Hearn. She was a homemaker and a member of Goodrum Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Robinson; two sisters, Ruth James and Mary Owsley; and a brother, Harold Hearn.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Velton Robinson of Vicksburg; three daughters, Patricia Ingram and April Gray, both of Vicksburg, and Dorothy Wicker of Tallulah; a son, Roy Robinson of Vicksburg; two sisters, Margaret Cockrell of Vicksburg and Dollie Taylor of Gulfport; a brother, Hubert Hearn of Vicksburg; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Hancell Bankester, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Marlan Glass, Jason Wicker, Keith Martin, Ronnie Ingram, Shane Martin, J.R. Robinson, Jimmy Wicker and Terrill Watson.
Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Hearn.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.
Donald Ray Thompson
DELTA Donald Ray “Don” Thompson died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at his home in Delta, La. He was 51.
Born in Natchez, Mr. Thompson was a former Vicksburg resident. He was a Navy veteran. He retired as a lieutenant from the Vicksburg Police Department and was a former employee of the Copiah County Sheriff’s Department.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Beasley; a daughter, Laurie Thompson; and a brother, Tony Ferguson.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Thompson Beck of Vicksburg; a son, Ray Thompson of Vicksburg; a sister, Katherine Schultz of Lexington; a brother, David Hutchinson of Fallon, Nev.; and seven grandchildren.
Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Carley Darryl Williamson
TALLULAH Carley Darryl Williamson died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Madison Parish Hospital. He was 60.
A resident of Tallulah, Mr. Williamson had been employed with the Louisiana Department of Development and Transportation for 22 years. He was a member of Montrose Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Brenda E. Harvey of Burkeville, Texas; a brother, Richard Williamson of Vicksburg; a nephew, Nathan Williamson of Vicksburg; and two nieces, Kristi Harvey and Carla Brooks, both of Burkeville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Arthur West and John Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Donald Collins, Steve Collins, Truman Collins, Warren Hopkins, James Hammett, Edward Brooks and Johnny Crowson.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Matthews and John Rogan.