August 12, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 12, 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.

Eugene Anderson Sr.

Eugene Anderson Sr. died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 78.

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A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Anderson was the son of the late Austin Anderson and Carrie King Anderson Collins. He had attended school in Jefferson County and was a Navy veteran. He was a former carpenter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Laura B. Anderson; a brother; three sisters; a grandson; and his grandparents.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Dixon Anderson of Vicksburg; nine sons, James Anderson of Dallas, Texas, Larry Anderson of Aiken, S.C., and Eugene Anderson Jr., Austin Anderson, Curtis Anderson, Melvin Anderson, Carl Anderson, Howard Anderson and David Anderson, all of Vicksburg; seven daughters, Barbara A. Smith of Lithonia, Ga., Mary Anderson, Irma A. Lewis, Carrol Anderson, Lula A. Butler and Martha G. Walker, all of Vicksburg, and Tess Washington of Jackson; two stepsons, Archie Lacey of Santa Monica, Calif., and Anthony Dixon of Vicksburg; a stepdaughter, Tonya Dixon of Vicksburg; two brothers, Charlie White of Fayette and Eugene Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mary Ikard of New Orleans; 64 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends, including the Brown, Craig, Gaskin, Ikard, King, Overton, Rankins and Thomas families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Robert Wayne Miller

Robert Wayne Miller died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 60.

Born and reared in Sharkey County, Mr. Miller had been a Vicksburg resident since 1969. He was a retired route salesman and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Dallas and Erma Thompson Miller; a sister, Lavera Miller; and five brothers, Wesley Miller, Johnny Miller, Clifton Miller, Cecil Miller and Jimmy Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Ann D. Miller of Vicksburg; two sons, Michael Wayne Miller and Jeff Miller, both of Vicksburg; one daughter, Jennifer Ross of Vicksburg; three brothers, Pat Miller of Vicksburg, Kenneth Miller of Redwood and J.D. Miller of Eunice, La.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Eric Bates and Billy Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Pickell, Shannon Gilmore, Jim Ferguson, Charles Laubach, Rhea Fuller and Ricky Farish.

Grace Ethel Reno

Grace Ethel Reno died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at her home in Edwards. She was 69.

Born in Indianola to the late Allen Giles Reno and Grace Watson Reno, Miss Reno moved to Vicksburg in 1943 from Monroe. She graduated from Carr Central High School and Belhaven College in Jackson. She taught school in Warren County for 20 years, and she was a piano and choir instructor for a number of years. She also worked as a travel agent.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was a teacher, choir director and music director and helped form the Bell Choir in 1972.

Survivors include one brother, Allen Gilbert Reno Sr.; two nieces; two nephews; and cousins.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with Dr. Scott Reiber, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bob Walker, Bill Abney, Jim Harrison, Charlie Lutz, Terry Warren, Dr. Gordon Sluis, Duff Austin and David Cox.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Caleb E. Carson Shelton

Caleb E. Carson Shelton died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. He was 14.

A resident of Vicksburg, Caleb was a seventh-grade student at Vicksburg Junior High School.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Abie Lee and Savannah Carson; his paternal grandfather, Johnson Shelton; a sister, Pandelia Jones; and his stepgrandmother, Lillie Mae Thomas.

Survivors include his parents, James Phillip Shelton Sr. and John and Myra Carson Thomas, all of Vicksburg; four brothers, James Shelton Jr. of Indiana and Jason Shelton, Phillip Carson Shelton and Jebroski Shelton, all of Vicksburg; ten sisters, Latoya Calvin, Dionne Carson, Kiawanna Shelton, Kimberly Shelton, Takeia Carson, Kyra Carson, Kayla Shelton, Jennifer Shelton, Erica Shelton and Laquan Cox, all of Vicksburg; his paternal grandparents, James and Maria Scott of Vicksburg; his stepgrandfather, D.C. Thomas of Carlisle; seven uncles; 11 aunts; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Maude Ethel England Williams

Maude Ethel England Williams died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 58.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Williams was a member of New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinley Williams; her parents, Regina and Willie England Sr.; a sister, Hazel Lee Demby; and a brother, Robert James England.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Joyce England of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Patrick Wayne Williams of Denver and Robert England of Germany; a sister, Dorothy Warren of Vicksburg; four brothers, Norman Smith and Alonzo England, both of Vicksburg, Willie England Jr. of Rolling Fork and Johnny James England of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.