August 11, 2004

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 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.

Theresa G. Brown

LYON Services for Theresa G. Brown will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 835 Florida St. in Clarksdale, and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Elem Baptist Church in Vicksburg. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. A repast will follow Friday’s service in the church’s fellowship hall.

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Visitation will be from noon Friday until the service at New Jerusalem Baptist and from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Elem.

Mrs. Brown died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at her home in Lyon. She was 101.

A former Vicksburg resident, Mrs. Brown was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Clarksdale and Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. A.R. Brown Sr.; two sons, Clarence Brown and Alfred Brown Jr.; a sister, Caroline Greer; and two brothers, Tom Bowman and Willie Bowman.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence Brown Sr. of Greenville; seven daughters, Olevia Leggette of Gunnison, Clemontine Catchings of Lyon, Alice Deransburg of Horn Lake, Ruth Jackson of Dracut, Maine, Juanita Robinson of Fort Washington, Md., Laura Nelson of Highland Park, N.J., and Caroline Robinson of Southaven; and a stepdaughter, Clara Earl of Fort Washington.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Victoria Chatman

Victoria Chatman died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at her home. She was 88.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Chatman was a member of Christian Home No. 1 and was a domestic worker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anderson Chatman; her parents, Willie and Mary Jane Williams; a sister, Selena Williams Ross; and six brothers, Washington Williams, Plas Williams, Sam Williams, Eugene Williams, Rudolph Williams and Willie Williams Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Rainey Chatman of Vicksburg; a brother, Ben Williams of Daily City, Calif.; a sister, Cora W. Stevenson of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends, including the Brown, Crump, Grady, Holt, Johnson, Kelly, Lewis, Reed, Walker and Williams families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

McNeil Cook

HATTIESBURG McNeil “Daddy Mack” Cook died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. He was 92.

He is survived by his wife, Sally L. Cook of Hattiesburg; three sons, Mack Cook of Vicksburg, McHenry Cook of Detroit and Louis Cook of Hattiesburg; two daughters, Brenda Glover of Hattiesburg and Estella Batie of Odessa, Texas; and 27 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.

Services were July 24 in Hattiesburg. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Hall-Fairley Mortuary.

Marie Olivia Leggitt

RAYVILLE Marie Olivia Leggitt died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004. She was 83.

Born in Pollock, La., Mrs. Leggitt was a former Epps resident and had lived in Rayville for a number of years. She was a former bookkeeper with Prisock Chevrolet in Delhi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Holmes Leggitt; her parents, Charlie Washington Peters and Alma Rose Taylor Peters; and five brothers, C.W. Peters, Roy Peters, Alton Peters, Leon Peters and Woodrow Peters.

She is survived by two sons, Lee Coulter of Midlothian, Texas, and Bruce Leggitt of Greenbriar, Ark.; two daughters, Brenda McCormick of Monroe and Maxine Shelhamer of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Carlolyn Hillman of Monroe; three sisters, Willie Mae Weygandt of Dallas, Doris Burroughs of Wills Point, Texas, and Audrey Ray of Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Marie Loucks of Rayville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home of Delhi with the Revs. Stephen Shelhamer and Kenneth King officiating. Burial will follow at Epps Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ken Peters, Sean Coulter, Chris Blount, Rodney Leggitt, Scott Shelhamer and Dan Rainwater.

Margaret Lynn Luke

Margaret Lynn Luke died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at her home. She was 50.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Luke was the daughter of the late Jeffie Lee and Faye Nell Bass Gainey. She had attended school in Lena and was a member of the Apostolic Church of Vicksburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Luke; and a brother, Phillip Gainey.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace Luke of Vicksburg; a daughter, Vickie Whitt of Lewisburg, W.Va.; a son, Scott Luke of Vicksburg; two sisters, Shelia Breland and Brenda Cousins, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Bill Gainey of Vicksburg and Allen Jordan of Brandon; two granddaughters; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends, including Janice Ashley.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Apostolic Church of Vicksburg with John Parks officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the church.

Pallbearers will be John Parks Jr., Alvin Ashley, Glynn Parks, Richard Woods, Toby Parks and John Woods.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews and the employees of Patient’s Choice Hospice.

Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Church Building Fund, c/o Linda Lackey, 811 Culkin Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183 or to Patient’s Choice Hospice and Palliative Care, 1911 Mission 66 Suite C, Vicksburg, MS 39180.