Marie Sly Moore

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 8, 2004

GREENVILLE Marie “Ree” Sly Moore died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at her home in Greenville. She was 53.

Born in Cary, Mrs. Moore attended Gary Elementary School and Henry Weathers High School in Rolling Fork and studied nursing at Hinds Community College in Utica. She was a member of Jake’s Chapel Church in Greenville, where she served as an usher, and the Ladies and Gentlemen’s Social and Civic Club and the Casablanca Social and Civic Club.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Sly; a brother, Eddie Sly; and a sister, Hazel Sly Cole.

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Survivors include her mother, Polly Sly of Greenville; three daughters, Sharon Porter of Houston, Texas, and Shavonda Moore and Shatrina Lott, both of Greenville; three brothers, Charlie Sly of Dayton, Ohio, James Otis Sly of Greenville and Herbert Sly of Cary; a sister, Dorothy Howard of Chicago; two adopted daughters, Vanessa Young and Henrika Moore; four grandchildren; three adopted grandchildren; nieces, nephews and aunts; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jake’s Chapel Church in Greenville with the Rev. C.W. Ray officiating. Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

Theodore Parson Sr.

Services for Theodore Parson Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Parson died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at his home. He was 66.

A resident of Vicksburg, he was a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church. He was a retired truck driver for Peyton Distributors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Parson Sr. and Doretha Smith Parson.

Survivors include three daughters, Anita Lacey and Jessica Reed, both of Vicksburg and LaToya Reed of Hattiesburg; a stepdaughter, Christy Young of Vicksburg; three sons, Theodore Parson Jr. of Hattiesburg and Donald Ray Parson and Elizah D. Parson, both of Vicksburg; three sisters, Jerlean McGee, Ernestine Parson and Josephine Parker, all of Vicksburg; seven brothers, Monroe Parson, George Parson, Raymond Parson, Fred Parson and Isaac Parson Jr., all of Vicksburg, Robert Parson of Baldwin, Mo., and Johnnie Parson of Portland, Ore.; and other relatives and friends, including the Burns, Harris and Smith families.

Little Dee Petties

Services for Little Dee “Chicken” Petties will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Vicksburg Family Life Cathedral with Max Tyler officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 2 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mr. Petties died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at River Region West. He was 66.

He was a resident of Vicksburg and a member of St. John M.B. Church and Family Life Cathedral. He retired from LeTourneau after 36 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Hattie Petties; two daughters, Gladys B. Richards and Hattie M. Wilson; a brother, Frank Dorsey; and a sister, Tinnie Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Petties; three daughters, Loriene Lyons and Cleo Thomas, both of Vicksburg, and Priscilla Smith of Natchez; and two sons, Little D. Petties Jr. and Otis J. Petties, both of Vicksburg; three brothers, Robert Petties of Vicksburg, Lovie Petties of Memphis and James Petties of Cairo, Ill.; three sisters, Georgia Neal of Vicksburg, Selena Williams of Chicago and Jewel Piazza of San Leandro, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Steve Washington Sr. of Vicksburg.

Vera Lee Williams Tolliver

Vera Lee “Bokey” Williams Tolliver died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 66.

A former member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Mrs. Tolliver was a member and mother at Morning Star M.B. Church. She retired from the Vicksburg Warren School District and Heritage House.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Mittie Williams; her husband, Joseph Tolliver Sr.; five brothers, Eli Williams, Richard Williams, John Henry Williams, Mack Williams Jr. and Jim Williams; and two sisters, Odessa Williams and Georgia Williams.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Reddix of Vicksburg; a son, Paul Williams of Vicksburg; one sister, Arlean Williams of Vicksburg; one brother, Jerry Williams of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Terry Mobley of Vicksburg, Kimberly Fisher of Utica and Jerry D. Hawkins of Fort Worth, Texas.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.