August 3, 2004
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 3, 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.
Dorothy Currie Haynes Beasleys
JACKSON Dorothy Currie Haynes Beasley died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at her home in Jackson. She was 86.
A native and longtime resident of Utica, Mrs. Beasley was a homemaker and a member of Utica Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Judge George Haynes Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd R. Beasley of Jackson; a son, Bill Haynes of Jackson; a stepdaughter, Merry Palmer of Chula Vista, Calif.; a stepson, Robert Beasley of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m. today at Utica Christian Church with the Rev. Lucian Lee officiating. Burial followed at Utica Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica.
Pallbearers were Lee Herren, Lamar Currie, Dan Currie, Bob Lee Currie, Robert Beasley, Richard Cudd and Brian Rutland.
Memorials may be made to Utica Christian Church.
Carrie B. Davis
REDWOOD Carrie B. Davis died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at her home in Redwood. She was 88.
Miss Davis was a member of Pleasant Valley M.B. Church in Redwood.
She is survived by Carolyn Luckett and Daisy Martin, both of Vicksburg, and Dorothy Reed and Gertrude Johnson, both of Yazoo City.
Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Peggy Jean Hopkins Pickett
OCEAN SPRINGS Peggy Jean Hopkins Pickett died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs. She was 68.
A native of Vicksburg, Mrs. Pickett was the daughter of the late John Henry and Melissa McCaffery Hopkins. She had lived in Ocean Springs since 1970 and was a member of St. Elizabeth Eaton Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Lenelle Sizemore of Coal Valley, Ill., Lori Keebler of Biloxi, and Linda Goldsberry of Ocean Springs; a brother, Birchett Hopkins of West Monroe, La.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Revs. P.J. Curley and Cliff Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Pickett’s grandsons and other relatives will serve as pallbearers.
James Grey Traxler
DELHI James Grey “Pete” Traxler died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at his home in Delhi. He was 74.
Mr. Traxler was an Air Force veteran, having served during the post-World War II occupation of Germany. He was a retired dispatcher with Century ReadyMix of Monroe and was a member of First Baptist Church of Delhi.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy Lou Traxler; and his parents, Percy Lee and Rena Doris Traxler.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Jon Traxler of Baton Rouge, La., and Mark Traxler of Delhi; and other relatives.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Delhi with Dr. Marcus Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.
Pallbearers will be Bud LaPrarie, Jim Free, Bruce Tatum, Don Cheek, Dwight Clarke and Lester Harrell.
Danny Lee Woodland Sr.
Danny Lee “Bear” Woodland Sr. died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, as a result of a gunshot wound. He was 32.
Mr. Woodland was a resident of Vicksburg and a 1990 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He was a Navy veteran, a student at Hinds Community College and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sammy Woodland and Tyrone Woodland; a sister, Valerie Jefferson; his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Ruby Davis Wesley; and his paternal grandparents, Leon and Loretha Woodland.
Survivors include a son, Danny Lee Woodland Jr. of Vicksburg; a daughter, Shaquia Woodland of Vicksburg; his father, Charlie L. Woodland of Vicksburg; his mother, Katherine Wesley Woodland of Vicksburg; his stepfather, Patrick Bingham Sr. of Vicksburg; five brothers, Abraham Wesley III, Michael Lee Wesley Sr., Bobby Wesley Sr. and Anthony Woodland Sr., all of Vicksburg, and Steven Woodland of Goldsboro, N.C.; three sisters, Latonya Woodland of Vicksburg, Canary Woodland of Chicago and Mary Ann Woodland of Long Beach, Calif.; and uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.