August 13, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 13, 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.

Alice O’Quinn Hellom and Joseph Hellom Jr.

UNION CHURCH Alice O’Quinn Hellom and Joseph “Pee Wee” Hellom Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at their home in Union Church. She was 38, and he was 46.

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Mrs. Hellom was born in Jefferson County, and Mr. Hellom was born in Adams County. They were members of Hickory Block United Methodist Church and both had attended Jefferson County Public School System.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara O’Quinn; and her grandparents, Bubba and Annie Barnes Sr.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Hellom Sr.; and his grandmothers, Leola James and Margaret Snyder.

They are survived by two daughters, Tiffany and LaTesha Hellom of Union Church; and a son, Justin Hellom of Union Church.

Mrs. Hellom is also survived by her mother, Essie Barnes of Union Church; her father and stepmother, Edward and L.T. Good of Natchez; five brothers, Clarence O’Quinn and Bobby O’Quinn, both of Union Church, Charles Good, Cleveland Good and Larry Good, all of Natchez; seven sisters, Kathie J. O’Quinn, Angela D. O’Quinn and Tammy J. Barnes, all of Union Church, and Betty Gooden, Bessie Gaines, Virginia Payne and Frances Bates, all of Natchez; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hellom is also survived by his mother, Susie Woods of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Mary Louise Hellom of Houston, Tina Broome of Utica and Sarah Hellom of Chicago; a brother, Will T. Hellom Jr. of Chicago; two stepsisters, Danita Thomas and Phyllis Fields, both of Houston; and other relatives.

Combined services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson County High School Auditorium in Fayette with the Rev. Bernell Newsom officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Block Cemetery under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Broome, Albert Broome, Roy Riles, Herbert Ellis, Dewitt Ellis, Ivory Rankin, Charles Good, Cleveland Good, Larry Good, Buddy Gooden, Rick Gaines and William Payne.

Alberta Harris Herron

LOS ANGELES Alberta Harris Herron died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, in Inglewood, Calif. She was 82.

Born in Edwards, Mrs. Herron had lived in Redwood before moving to Los Angeles.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Burden; her husband, Wilson Herron; two brothers, Ernest Smith and A.C. Harris; a sister, Rosemary Smith Mims; and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include seven daughters, Dietris Herron Barnes of Stone Mountain, Ga., Ernestine Herron Marley and Rosa McGowan, both of Vicksburg, Bobbie Brown, Ida Herron, Barbara Moore and Deborah Marley, all of Los Angeles; four sons, Charles Herron, Freddie Herron and Wilson Herron Jr., all of Vicksburg, and Robert Herron of Los Angeles; a sister, Marie Taylor of Los Angeles; a brother, Willie Smith of Los Angeles; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Inglewood Park and Mortuary in Inglewood has charge of arrangements.

Isiah William Sims Jr.

Isiah William “Shorty” Sims Jr. died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at his home. He was 79.

A Vicksburg resident, Mr. Sims was a retired truck driver with ABF Truck Line and was an Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, Sunshine Lodge No. 99 AF&AM, American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 and the Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by a son, William L. Sims; a daughter, Barbara J. Collins; his parents, Isiah W. Sims Sr. and Rosie Brickell Sims; two brothers, Theodore Sims and Charles Sims; and two sisters, Blanche Hill and Zenobia Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Christine L. Sims of Vicksburg; a daughter, Rose S. Gooden of Jackson; two brothers, Frank Sims of Aurora, Ill., and Ernest Sims of Chicago; a sister, Lillie Harris of Oakland, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and others, including the Sims, Middleton, Miller, Bass, Johnson and Herron families.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Damatia Powers-White

FAYETTE Damatia “Hattie” Powers-White died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 39.

Born in Harriston to the late Henry “Curt” Whitfield and Ninie Powers Jackson, Mrs. White was a resident of Fayette. She was a member of Green Leaf Baptist Church and was a 1982 graduate of Jefferson County High School. She received an associate’s degree in food and nutrition from Utica Junior College.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary Lee White II; and two brothers, Aaron “JoJo” Burgman and Henry Whitfield Jackson Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Ninetta White and Lou Sheka White, both of Harriston; a son, Hillary Lee White III of Harrison; three sisters, DeJohnetten Eakins of Harriston, Gladys Washington of Natchez and Sheila Jackson of Vicksburg; eight brothers, Willie B. Powers, Roger Powers and Ray Powers, all of Vicksburg, Chris Powers of Seale, Ala., Michael Powers of Delta Junction, Alaska, Michael Jackson of Dallas, Texas, and Ocie Jackson and the Rev. Larry Jackson, both of Fayette; and others, including Ralphael Mims of Harriston.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Green Leaf Baptist Church in Fayette with the Rev. Percy Turner officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2 until 7 tonight at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Clarence Coleman, James Carter, Tracy Wright, Darron Wright, Michael Wright and Vernon Wolfe.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Powers, Ray Powers, Chris Powers, Roger Powers, Willie Powers and Ralphael Mims.