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August 15, 2004

Dan Barnes Jr.

Dan Barnes Jr. died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 50.

Mr. Barnes was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Waterways Experiment Station, and he was a veteran of the war in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan Barnes Sr. and Della Banks Barnes; and one sister, Ethel Barnes.

He is survived by one son, Larry Barnes of Las Vegas; one daughter, Melanie Nelson of Vicksburg; one brother, Willie “Dick” Barnes of Vicksburg; one sister, Minerva King of Compton, Calif.; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins and others, including members of the Brown Washington Hunting Club.

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

Curtis Aubrey Carter

PORT GIBSON Curtis Aubrey Carter died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Warren County. He was 76.

Mr. Carter was born in Hazlehurst, and his family later moved to Hermanville.

He graduated from Port Gibson High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, when he was stationed in Germany. He attended Mississippi State University and received an accounting degree.

He worked as a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Company and later operated a number of businesses in Port Gibson and Vicksburg, including Port Gibson Finance Company; Carter’s Inc., a furniture store; City Auto Sales; a coin-operated laundry; a car wash; Carter Auto Sales; and Delta Acceptance Company.

From 1984 until 1990, he owned Carter Chevrolet-Buick dealership in Port Gibson. He remained in the used-car business, with Carter Auto Sales, until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Carey and Alice Beall Carter; his wife, Gloria Carter; and a sister, Lucille Bufkin.

He is survived by a sister, Annette Hamilton of Lafayette, La.; a son, Curtis Everette Carter of Pearl; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Chapel. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson.

Visitation will from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Counseling Center, 901 Church St., or any other charity.

Annie Louise Boswell Edney

Annie Louise Boswell Edney died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Belmont Place Personal Care Home for Women. She was 80.

Born in Shreveport, La., she spent much of her early married life in Meridian and most of her professional life in Greenville before moving to Vicksburg.

She retired from the Greenville Public School system with more than 20 years of service. She was a long-time manager of the Greenville High School cafeteria. She later became a teacher and retired as an instructor in commercial and institutional cooking at Greenville’s Vocational and Technical School.

She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Association and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Meridian, Swiftwater Baptist Church in Greenville and Homebound Ministry of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilery Whitfield Edney of Meridian; her parents, Joseph Q. and Rose Nell Boswell of Shreveport; two brothers, J.Q. and George Boswell; and a sister, Fay C. Brown.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Jackson of Vicksburg; three sons, Joseph Woods Edney of Greenville, Steve Edwin Edney of Athens, Ga., and Dr. Daniel P. Edney of Vicksburg; one sister, Joyce J. Posey of Shreveport; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Meridian, with the Revs. Matt Buckles and Douglas Stone officiating.

Visitation will be from 3 until 6 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Joseph W. Edney Jr., Jonathan P. Edney, Daniel P. Edney II, Steve E. Edney Jr., Michael D. Posey, Joshua P. Chambers and Grover L. Brown.

Elizabeth Fields

Elizabeth “Liz” Fields died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in Greenville. She was 83.

Mrs. Fields was a longtime resident of Vicksburg and a retired cook for the Vicksburg school system.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Fields; and a daughter, Margaret Ann Fields.

She is survived by one son, Arthur Lee Howard of Los Angeles; three daughters, Joyce Marie Howard of Farmersville, Calif., Kati Fields of Jackson and Carolyn Lynn Fields Brown of Vicksburg; one sister, Alice Green of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Oliver White of Austin, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.