August 30, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 3, 2004

Kimberly Michelle Arnold

Kimberly Michelle Arnold died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She was 33.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Arnold worked in collections at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

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She is survived by her husband, Roger Dale Arnold of Vicksburg; a daughter, Bailey T. Arnold of Vicksburg; her mother and stepfather, Ann E. and Tommy L. McManus of Brookhaven; her father and stepmother, C.R. Nowell and Jo Beth Kilpatrick of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Richard J. Nowell of Vicksburg; her maternal grandparents, Everette and Cathleen Ezell of Vicksburg; and her paternal grandmother, Mary Lee Nowell of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Dwight Sibley and Bobby Arnold officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robert Arnold, Glenn Myrick, John Fuller, Scott Lesinski, Chris Collins and Marty Collins.

Lillie Simpson

Lillie Simpson died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at River Region West Campus. She was 71.

Ms. Simpson retired from Anderson-Tully Co. and was a member of Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Sr. and Clara Bowman Green; one brother, Robert Green Jr.; and two sisters, Rosemary England and Mabel Green.

Survivors include a son, James Selmon of San Francisco; two brothers, Melvin Green of Vallejo, Calif., and Charles Green of Vicksburg; one sister, Bobby Lowe of Chicago; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Charles O’Brien

PASCAGOULA Charles O’Brien died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at his home in Pascagoula. He was 80.

Mr. O’Brien was born and reared in Vicksburg and had been a resident of Pascagoula for the past 46 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific theater RDM3C, Argus units No. 4 and No. 5 and on the DD472 USS Guest.

He retired as plant maintenance supervisor from Mississippi Chemical. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pascagoula.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Albert O’Brien Sr. and Alice O’Brien, and two brothers, Harry William O’Brien and John Albert O’Brien Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Edith Lynell Salassi O’Brien of Pascagoula; three sons, Charles D. O’Brien Jr. of New Orleans, Paul H. O’Brien Gulfport and Joseph C. O’Brien of Covington, La.; a daughter, Mary A. Dizaye of Santee, Calif.; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were Aug. 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Kelleher officiating. Burial followed at Biloxi National Cemetery under the direction of O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home of Pascagoula.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Pharmacy in Biloxi.

Birdie Robertshaw Westbrook

Birdie Robertshaw Westbrook died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 71.

Born in Greenville, Mrs. Westbrook had been a Vicksburg resident for more than 40 years. She was the daughter of William Daniel and Artye Loree Robinson Robertshaw.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by husband, James Roland Westbrook of Vicksburg; three daughters, Jo Anne Burch of Hiram, Ga., Donna Collins of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dr. L.E. “Cookie” Westbrook of Perkinston, Miss.; two sons, Bill “Brooks” Westbrook of Vicksburg and Charles “Bob” Westbrook of Raymond; one sister, Rita Halbrook of Belzoni; one brother, Dan Robertshaw of Greenville; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. P.J. Curley, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

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

Pallbearers will be nephews: Roger Alford, Glenn Dendy, Mac Halbrook, Jimmy Donahoo, Andy Halbrook, Sam Peden, Jesse Donahoo and Kevin Hemphill.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s National Foundation, 710 168th St., New York, NY 10032-9982.