September 19, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 24, 2004

Allen Dale Jemerson Sr.

OAK GROVE Allen Dale Jemerson Sr. died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. He was 46.

Mr. Jemerson was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Davis, and a sister, Jennifer Hughes.

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He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lynn Jemerson; two sons, Allen Dale Jemerson Jr., and Wesley Taylor Jemerson, all of Oak Grove; his father, Delton Clinton Jemerson, of West Monroe; four brothers, E.C. Jemerson of Monroe, Shea Jemerson of West Monroe, Charles Jemerson of Jigger, La., and Johnny Jemerson of Winnsboro, La.; a sister, Sheila Hatten of Grayson, La; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home chapel in Oak Grove with the Rev. Gayle Riles officiating. Burial will follow at Newton Cemetery in Delhi.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 p.m. today until 9 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Jemerson’s co-workers from Bell South.

Manie Johnson

Manie Johnson died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at his home. He was 76.

Mr. Johnson was a Baptist. He was a former employee of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Shipley’s and retired from Busby Arizona General Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Johnson and Lillie Mae Copeland Woodson; a brother, Clarence Johnson; a sister, Lillie B. Woodson; and a daughter, Patricia Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was survived by his wife, Mary Johnson of Vicksburg; a daughter, Cynthia Moore, also of Vicksburg; four brothers, Johnnie Woodson of Cleveland, Ohio; Patrick Leon Woodson, Bert Woodson and Joe Woodson, all of Vicksburg; seven sisters, Roberta Stamps, Alberta Wildee, Ruby Jackson, Zelma Lee Woodson, Doris Jean Lee, Juanita Byrd and Georgia Wilson; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Williams Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

J.S. Montgomery

J.S. Montgomery died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. He was 81.

Mr. Montgomery was a former member of Seven-Star Baptist Church in Utica and a member of Mercy Set M.B. Church in Vicksburg. He was retired from Anderson Tully Co. where he was a fork lift operator and a logger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.J. Montgomery Sr. and Annie Mae Montgomery; his wife, Princess Montgomery; two brothers, Andrew Montgomery and A.J. Montgomery Jr.; a sister, Lillie Bell Swinney; and a daughter, Connie Regina Promise.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by two sons, Carl Lee Montgomery of Utica and Edward M.C. Williams of St. Joseph, La.; seven daughters, Daisy Mae Harris, Mary Jackson, Alice McWilliams, Cynthia Moore, Stephanie Curtis and Princess Shorter, all of Vicksburg, and Briggett Spencer of Utica; 26 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Services has charge of the arrangements.

Aubin H. Stewart

Atlanta Aubin H. Stewart died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. She was 88.

Ms. Stewart was born in Vicksburg to John and Leota Powell Hall. She was the retired owner of Stewart’s Antiques and a member of First United Methodist Church in Atlanta.

Along with her parents, Ms. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Stewart of Yazoo City.

She is survived by two daughters, Cornelia Cousins of Marietta, Ga., and Mary Saltzman of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Mike Hall of Vicksburg; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City with the Rev. Jerry Horton officiating.

Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City has charge of arrangements.

Addie Coley Wactor

Addie Coley Wactor died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 89.

Mrs. Wactor was born in Franklin County to Jim and Dellie Freeman Wactor. She had been a resident of Vicksburg for two years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dupree Coley and Preston Rollins; three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Wactor is survived by a son, Robert Earl Coley of Vicksburg; three brothers, Ray Wactor and Carl Wactor, both of Franklin County, and Alfonse Wactor of McComb; and one sister, Mattie Priest of Meadville.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Midway Cemetery in Meadville under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Tupelo Children’s Mansion, P.O. Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-MS Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.

Bertha Morris Williams

Bertha Morris Williams died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 99.

Ms. Williams was a member of Jackson Street M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Williams; two daughters, Lucinda Williams and Myrtle L. Albert; a brother, George Bennett; and a sister, Louise Bennett.

Ms. Williams is survived by a son, Edward Morris of Chicago; two daughters, Diana Calmese of Oakland, Cal., and Johnnie Cogwell of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; her caregiver and granddaughter, Ria D. Williams of Vicksburg and 17 grandchildren.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.