August 1, 2004
Patricia Ann Blakeney
BOSSIER CITY, La. Patricia Ann Blakeney died Friday, July 30, 2004. She was 63.
A Vicksburg native, Mrs. Blakeney was a homemaker in Bossier City, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Alice Suell; a son, Donnie Woods; a grandson, Bobby Davis; a sister, Jeanette Suell; two brothers, Raymond Suell and Gene Suell; and two friends, Earline Halterman and Peggy Wester.
Mrs. Blakeney is survived by her husband, Charles Blakeney, a son, Garry Michael James; three daughters, Jan Blakeney Peters, Barbie Blakeney Morrill and Brenda Kay Davis; a brother, Jimmy Suell and 13 grandchildren.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel with Pastor Ed Cooper officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 Tuesday at Green Acres Cemetery in Vicksburg.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Brannon Peters, Bob Davis, John Morrill, Brian Smith, Matt Faulkner and Paul Harris.
George E. Chung
A Mass of the Resurrection will be said for George E. Chung at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Boykins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Robbins Funeral Home in charge.
Visitation will be all day today at the funeral home with the rosary at 6 p.m.
Mr. Chung died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 57.
A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, he was a graduate of Jackson State University, where he majored in music. He later taught in the Vicksburg School System. He was a lector and choir member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Mr. Chung was preceded in death by his father, Jack Stewart.
He is survived by his mother, Bertha Richardson Singleton; a son, Sylvester O’Neil of Vicksburg; six sisters, Nancy Pendry of Sumter, S.C., Pinkye Stewart of Vicksburg, Jill Dow of Dallas, Kathy Greene of Jackson, Margaret Kimbrough of Flower Mound, Texas, and Faye Washington of Yazoo City; four brothers, Willie Chung Jr. of Fayette, N.C., Billie Stewart of San Diego, Calif., Tommy Wynn of Fort Worth, Texas, and Charles Stewart of Oklahoma; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Thomas “Tom” Davis died Friday, July 30, 2004, at his home. He was 81.
Born in Richton, Mr. Davis had lived in Vicksburg for 34 years. He was retired from LeTourneau Inc., and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Martha Roberts Davis; and three brothers, Woodrow Davis, Wayne Davis and Edward Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Audie “Sis” Davis of Vicksburg; a daughter, Connie Southerland of Vicksburg; and a son, Robert “Mike” Davis of Vicksburg; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris “Trey” Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Southerland, Branan Southerland, Chad Stuart, Chris Cioletti, Ned Travis, John Roden, Billy Roden, Charlie Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of South Mississippi Homecare and Hospice and Dr. Daniel Edney.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Teresa Ann Roberts
Teresa Ann Roberts died Friday, July 30, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 41.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Yazoo City and had lived in Vicksburg for most of her life. A graduate of Warren Central High School, she was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.
Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her father, Willie Earl Palmer Sr.; two brothers, Louie Carol and Willie Earl Palmer Jr.; and a sister, Lori Ann Palmer.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Lee “Buddy” Roberts; a daughter, Kristy Ann Roberts; a son, Christopher Lee Roberts; her mother, Rethia Mae Palmer; a sister, Linda Tatum, all of Vicksburg; a brother, Gerald Palmer of Gonzales, La., and other relatives.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrell White and Sam Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Wayside Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Bob Harris, Cecil Langley, Freddie Shirley, Talmadge Steed, Keith Hunt and James M. Stanford.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Wayside Baptist Church.
Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Carol Ann Gordon Smith
PORT GIBSON Carol Ann Gordon Smith died Friday, July 30, 2004, at her home. She was 50.
Having lived most of her life in Port Gibson, Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Chamberlain-Hunt Academy and attended Hinds Community College. She was employed for several years at McDaniel Pharmacy. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Ricky Smith of Port Gibson; a brother, Curtis D. Gordon of Calhoun City; a sister, Maurice Wills of Steward; and six nieces and nephews.
Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements, and a memorial service will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, 6600 U.S. 61 South in Vicksburg.
Kathryn Arnett Sutton
TEXARKANA, Texas Kathryn Arnett Sutton died Saturday, July 31, 2004. She was 87.
An Arkansas native, Mrs. Sutton moved to Texarkana, Texas, after living in Vicksburg. A homemaker, Mrs. Sutton was a member of First Baptist Church in Emmet, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow “Spud” Sutton and a son, Don LaVelle Sutton.
Mrs. Sutton is survived by three brothers, John F. Arnett of Brazoria, Texas, William J. Arnett and Don H. Arnett, both of Emmet.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Fuqua-Everett Memorial Chapel in Texarkana with the Rev. Tim Montgomery officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.
Geneva King Tucker
PELAHATCHIE Geneva King Tucker died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was 83.
A longtime Brandon resident, Mrs. Tucker was a native of the Laurel Hill community in Leake County. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pelahatchie.
Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Tucker; and two grandsons, Mack Tatum and Anthony Tucker.
She is survived by her daughter, Odean Brown of Jackson, Mo.; three sons, Gilbert Tucker of Cary, Lamar Tucker of Hopewell, Va., and Don Tucker of Pelahatchie; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Morton. Burial will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery near Pelahatchie.
Visitation is from 2 until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home in Morton.