August 27, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 3, 2004

Daniel W. Bolden

LINCOLN, Neb. Daniel W. Bolden died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, in Lincoln, Neb. He was 59.

Born in Cary to Charlie and Marie Sly Bolden, Mr. Bolden was a resident of Lincoln and worked in production at Goodyear.

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He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Johnson of The Colony, Texas; a sister, Carutha Brown of Lincoln; two brothers, Freddie Jones of Jackson and Charlie Bolden Jr. of Kokomo, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln with Floyd Grant officiating.

Myrna Mangum Catchings

Services for Myrna Mangum Catchings were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Revs. Sylvia Baylot and John Harper officiating. Burial followed at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Mrs. Catchings died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 93.

A native of Smith County, Mrs. Catchings was the daughter of the late Wesley Ewing and Mary Alletha Davis Mangum. She had lived most of her life in Vicksburg.

Mrs. Catchings received her LPN from Kuhn Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked at the Vicksburg Infirmary and Vicksburg Convalescent Home before retiring in 1984. She was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund Catchings; and two sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include two sisters, Margie M. Strong of Utica and Leo Denay of Andover, Kan.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends, including Evelyn Mangum of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers were Bill Mangum, Alex Mangum, John Mangum, Ronal Mangum, Bruce Phillips, Bobby Tadlock, Norris Strong, Claude Jones and Harvey McQuireter.

Honorary pallbearers were Erwin Baylot, George Crist, Charles Stevens, A.C. Curry, Gerald McKenzie and Dr. John C. Williams.

Roosevelt Hammette

CHICAGO Roosevelt “Squash” Hammette died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. He was 83.

A resident of Chicago, Mr. Hammette was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired machinist for International Havester in Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Hammette; his parents, Abe and Annie Hammette; three sisters, Bernice H. Glasper, Odell H. Graves and Rosa Lee Clark.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Hammette of DeKalb, Ill., and Rickie Hammette of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Zine of New Orleans, Henrietta H. Jones of Bogalusa, La., and Mable H. McDonald of Fayette; a brother, Percy Hammette of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenleaf Baptist Church in Fayette with the Rev. J.L. Hammette officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Harriston under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Eddie Lee Kilcrease

PORT GIBSON Eddie Lee “Nonnie” Kilcrease died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 64.

Mr. Kilcrease was a resident of Port Gibson and a member of Magnolia M.B. Church.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Ruffin Kilcrease of Port Gibson; three daughters, Vanessa Kilcrease of Fayetteville, N.C., and Christine Watson and Sondra Kilcrease, both of Port Gibson; two sons, Eddie L. Kilcrease Jr. of Heidelberg, Germany, and Vincent Kilcrease of Fayetteville; a stepson, Damian Ruffin of Port Gibson; two sisters, Lula M. Arnold and Shirley A. Kilcrease, both of Port Gibson; two brothers, Willie L. Kilcrease of Port Gibson and Jesse P. Kilcrease of Vicksburg; four stepsisters, Ethel M. Curry of Port Gibson and Cynthia Bailey, Faye Davis and Sonja Lee, all of Jackson; three stepbrothers, Sam Wilson Jr. of District Height, Md., Melkhi Wilson of Jackson and Glenn Wilson of Port Gibson; grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia M.B. Church with the Rev. James Dorsey officiating. Burial will follow at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Ray Monroe

REDWOOD Services for Ray Monroe will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lynch’s Chapel A.M.E. Church, Mississippi 3 in the Redwood community. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Mr. Monroe died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson. He was 80.

Mr. Monroe had been employed with Anderson-Tully and was a resident of Redwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie Herron and James Lacey Monroe Sr.; and a brother, James Lacey Monroe Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Monroe Sutton and Betty Monroe Chen, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Derrick Monroe of Los Angeles and Ray Monroe Stewart Jr. of Rolling Fork; three brothers, George Monroe of New York and Weldon Monroe and John Monroe, both of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Ollie Brown of Ohio and Emmalee Covington of Louisville; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Walter Edward Morris

DELHI Walter Edward “Doodle” Morris died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004. He was 90.

Mr. Morris was born in Richland Parish. He was a former resident of Epps and had lived in Delhi for a number of years. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Thomas Morris and Mamie Winfred Dunham Morris, and his wife, Helen Carr Morris.

He is survived by three sons, Rochelle Morris of Monroe and Paul N. “Boo” Morris and Jerry Wayne Morris, both of Epps; two daughters, Florece “Reecie” Andrews and Loretta Green, both of Epps; a brother, J.B. Morris of Shreveport; a sister, Elsie Troy of Buena Park, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home of Delhi with the Rev. Lee Piercy and Dr. James Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Epps Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Morris, Leo Coleman, Glasscell Morris, Charles Carr, Allen Sullivan and Larry Lingefelt.