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September 13, 2004

Ada Graham

UTICA Ada Graham died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 75.

Mrs. Graham was born in Grasleben, Germany, and had been a Utica resident for the past 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Graham, and her parents, Karl and Annie Bergmann.

She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Graham of Clinton and Astrid Warnock of Utica; and two grandchildren, Christopher Warnock of Utica and Kimberly Sanders of Cold Spring, Ky.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica. Burial will follow at Utica Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gregg Kitchens, Jonathon Temple, Andy Fisher, Willie Fisher, Dennis Carraway and Billy Beasley.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or to the Kidney Foundation.

Doris Grayson Jordan

WINNSBORO, La. Doris Grayson Jordan died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro, La. She was 83.

A former Vicksburg resident, Miss Jordan had lived most of her life in Winnsboro. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth Wilson of Greenville; two granddaughters, Sharon Melvin of Vicksburg and Kendra Robertson of Greenville; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon Tuesday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be William Greeson, Charles Miles, Jarvis Melvin, Cody Melvin, Jerry Robertson, Michael Raney, Charles Tatum and Randy Walker.

Corrie Lee Oliver

Corrie Lee Oliver died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Covenant Health Care and Rehab of Vicksburg. She was 88.

Born near Blenheim, S.C., Mrs. Oliver was the daughter of the late John and Maggie Lee Caulder Adams. She graduated in 1934 from the Marlboro County Public Schools.

With her husband, she owned Oliver Office Equipment Co. for 25 years in Union City, Tenn. She retired in 1982. She lived in Memphis for a number of years and moved to Vicksburg in 2000.

Mrs. Oliver was a former member of the Garden Club of St. Stephen, S.C., and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Union City, serving as corresponding secretary. For 30 years, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Union City, where she was involved in Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Harden.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jack Norvelle Oliver of Vicksburg, and a son, James Michael Oliver of Vicksburg.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Wilma J. Wyatt

TALLULAH Wilma J. Wyatt died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 73.

Mrs. Wyatt was born in Bessville, Mo. A homemaker, she was a former member of Meadowgrove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. Dale and Lilly Parlie Rhodes; one brother, Hurl Dale; and two grandsons, Kenneth Dale and James Brandon Porter.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Walter B. Wyatt of Tallulah; three sons, James Boyd Wyatt and Lloyd William Wyatt, both of Tallulah, and Walter Brandon Wyatt Jr. of St. Joseph; two daughters, Brenda Elizabeth Porter of Bossier City, La., and Janet Lorraine Hunt of Pitkin, La.; three brothers, Dillard Dale and Eugene Dale, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Lester Dale of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two sisters, Thelma Ellis of Casper, Ill., and Elizabeth Smith of Jackson, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Cletus Moak officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Thelma N. Yates

LAKE PROVIDENCE Thelma N. Yates died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. She was 85.

Mrs. Yates was a resident of Lake Providence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Yates; a daughter, Carrie Ellen Yates; a grandson, David Benjamin Yates; her parents, James Iley and Myrtle Ellen Nelson; two brothers, James Nelson and Robert Nelson; and a sister, Lanie Mae Nelson.

Survivors include a daughter, Patsy King of Lake Providence; a son, the Rev. Leslie Yates of Oak Grove; three brothers, Junior Nelson, Eugene Nelson and Truman Nelson, all of Keota, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Herringville Baptist Church in Monticello, La., with the Rev. Jerry Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Larry Vickery, Orvis Scott, Sonny Muse, the Rev. Kenneth King, Billy Tate and Charles Tate.