July 26, 2004

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 26, 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.

Mildred G. Davis

Services for Mildred G. Davis will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vicksburg City Auditorium. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Service.

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Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Miss Davis died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, from injuries in an automobile accident. She was 57.

She graduated from St. Mary Catholic School in 1964 and received a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Tougaloo College in 1971. She attended the University of Mississippi and became a certified paralegal.

She was a member of Jackson Street M.B. Church and was a paralegal for Don Evans Law Firm.

Miss Davis was a member of the Mississippi Association of Legal Assistants and the National Association of Legal Assistants. She served as a seminar speaker for Clearwater Information Systems.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Davis Sr.

Survivors include a son, Maurice Davis of Vicksburg; a daughter, Florence Davis Miles of Slidell, La.; her mother, Florence Cameron Davis; a brother, Fred Davis Jr. of Vicksburg; two sisters, Betty Davis Brown of Syracuse, N.Y., and Margaret Davis of Los Angeles; and other relatives and friends.

Arthur James Jones

Services for Arthur James “Sergeant” Jones will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Porters Chapel M.B. Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the church.

Mr. Jones died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 64.

He was retired from the U.S. Army. He was a former mechanic at Anderson-Tully.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lee Jones; a brother, Curtis Jones; his grandmother, Hattie Barnes; and his grandfather, Kelly Jones.

Survivors include his father, Cornelius Jones of Vicksburg; four sons, Michael Jones and Marvin Jones, both of Vicksburg, Shelby Wright of Aurora, Ill., and Edward Jones of McKinley, Texas; three daughters, Diane Smith, Kimberly Jones Ross and Audrey Jones Jackson, all of Vicksburg; three brothers, Cornelius Jones Jr. and David Jones, both of Aurora, and Donnie Jones of Lakeside, Calif.; two sisters, Rosetta Mitchell of Aurora and Beatrice Totten of Justice, Ill.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Earnestine “Baby Cake” Wright.

Pauline B. Thompson

OLD FLOYD, La. Pauline B. Thompson died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi. She was 78.

Mrs. Thompson was a resident of Old Floyd, La.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, W.A. “Gus” Thompson of Old Floyd; a son, Billy W. Thompson of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Paula Ainsworth of Pioneer; and six grandchildren.

Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove has charge of arrangements.

Wayne Tolbert

A Mass of Resurrection for Wayne Tolbert will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. P.J. Curley, pastor, officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service at the church. Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tolbert died Friday, July 23, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 61.

He was born in Shreveport, La., and worked with TG&Y Company for more than 23 years before retiring in 1976. He had been the owner of Warrenton Farm and Garden for the past 23 years and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Mr. Tolbert was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Earl Tolbert and Dessie Shows Tolbert; and his brother, Robert Tolbert.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Harkins Tolbert of Vicksburg; a daughter, Laura Ann Kaufman of Vicksburg; a son, Gary Wayne Tolbert of Clinton; a sister Brenda Williams of Shreveport; a brother, David Tolbert of West Monroe, La.; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.