August 22, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 26, 2004

James Willie Jackson Sr.

James Willie Jackson Sr. died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at his home in Hermanville. He was 85.

Mr. Jackson was a retired sawmill worker with Southern Lumber Co. He was a member and trustee at St. Phillips A.M.E. Church.

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Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Jackson; a son, Tom Jackson; four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include four sons, James Jackson Jr., Ivry Jackson and Lyndon B. Jackson, all of Hermanville, and Webbie Lee Jackson of Seattle; three daughters, Ethel Robinson of Port Gibson, Annie Stewman Henderson of Tacoma, Wash., and Charlean Johnson of Memphis; one sister, Rosie Seed of Ann Arbor, Mich.; 29 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be today from 1 to 7 at Rollins Funeral Home Chapel in Port Gibson.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Welcome Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Horace McBride officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Phillips Cemetery in Pattison under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Eric Jackson, Michael Jackson, Dexter Anderson, Eddie Myles, Jimmie Burrell and Keith Burrell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Darrington Robinson, Nelson Green, Ryan Maddox, Robert Terrell, Percy Robinson and Oliver Henderson.

Claudine Kelly Lee

Claudine Kelly Lee died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 81.

Mrs. Lee was born in Rolling Fork and lived in Vicksburg. She was a receptionist for the Vicksburg Clinic for 25 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Lee Sr., and a sister, Hallie Frances Kelly.

Survivors include a son, George S. Lee Jr. of Vicksburg; a daughter, Martha Lee Thorne of Vicksburg; two grandchildren, Trey Thorne and John Ryan Lee; and one great-grandaughter, Averi Thorne.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be John Nelson, Bill Wright, Tommy Lee, Woody May, Randy Bell and Wayne Roberts.

Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Shelby, Ed Bingham, Jerry Sullivan, Dr. Paul Pierce, Dr. Martin Newcomb and the staff of the Cancer Center of Vicksburg.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Sam Joseph Scurria Jr.

TALLULAH Sam Joseph Scurria Jr. died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in West Monroe, La., as a result of a car accident. He was 42.

Mr. Scurria was born in Vicksburg and lived in Calhoun, La. He was a graduate of Tallulah Academy and Northeast Louisiana University. He was employed as an inspector for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Mr. Scurria was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Michael Scurria, and his father, Sam Joseph Scurria Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Marietta Lombardo Scurria of Tallulah; four brothers, Andrew T. Scurria of Monroe, Edward A. Scurria of Tallulah, Gerald F. Scurria of Springfield, Mo., and John T. Scurria of Prarieville, La.; and his fiance, Jackie King of Calhoun.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Tallulah with the Revs. Nikie Trahan and Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Burial will follow in Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 6 at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with a rosary service at 6 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Steve Gustafson, Marlon Evans, John Eason, Carey Butler, Charlie Price and Charles M. Finalyson.

Honorary pallbearers will be co-workers of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, P.O. Box 196, Libertyville, IL 60048, in memory of Sam J. Scurria Jr. and in honor of his niece Anna Rose Scurria and nephew Joshua Scurria. Memorials may also be made to St. Edward’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1308, Tallulah, LA 71282.