September 5, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 10, 2004

Jewel Brown King

TALLULAH Jewel Brown King died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 88.

Mrs. King was born in Ida, La., and was a longtime resident of Madison Parish. She was a retired social worker for the State of Louisiana, a school teacher and a nursing home administrator.

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She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry King Sr.; an infant son, Frank Lewis King; two brothers, Belvin Bonner Brown and Sen. Charles Brown, and a sister, Bertha Jane Brown.

She is survived by a son, William Henry King Jr., of Walnut Grove, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Jane Eiland of Delhi and Charlynne King Paxton of Tallulah; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Tallulah with the Rev. John W. Rushing officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service in the fellowship hall.

Services are under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Catherine E. Thomson

Catherine E. Thomson died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 84.

Mrs. Thomson was a native of Yazoo City and had lived in Vicksburg since 1957. She was a librarian for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterway Experiment Station. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jackson and Minnie Ward Wilson, and her husband, Walter J. Thomson Sr.

She is survived by three sons, Walter J. Thomson Jr., of Platte City, Mo., Roy C. Thomson of Sulphur, La., and Ralph Q. Thomson of Petal; two daughters, Dinah Raines and Linda McHan, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Molly Edgar of Yazoo City and Minnie Lee Wetzel of Granite City, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives including a niece, Phyliss Mobley.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kent Campbell, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Monday until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Thomson, Scott Thomson, Steve Raines, David McHan, Tom McHan, John Thomson, Michael Glen Thomson and Will Thomson.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, No. 3 Forest Hill Circle, Vicksburg Miss., 39180; the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 16 Northtown Drive Suite 100, Jackson, MS., 39211; or Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, Vicksburg, MS, 39183.

Claude Moore

OAK GROVE Claude Moore of West Monroe, La., died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004. He was 94.

Mr. Moore was born in McCrory, Ark., and was a longtime resident of Oak Grove before moving to West Monroe in 2002. He was a retired pharmacist.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oak Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Smith Moore.

He is survived by his son, Arnold L. Moore of Monroe; three grandchildren, Richard Moore of Monroe, Deborah Bolding of Little Rock, Ark., and Michael Moore of Memphis, Tenn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Grove with Dr. James Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. today until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Richard Moore, Michael Moore, Perry Bolding, Neal Smith, David Nagem and Richard Millkin.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a favorite charity.