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October 16, 2004

Eunice Johnson Davis

OAK GROVE Eunice Johnson Davis died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Carroll Nursing Home in Oak Grove. She was 91.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Davis; her parents, Eugene and Anna Johnson; five brothers, Frank Johnson, Osborne Johnson, A.C. Johnson, Lyndon Johnson and Jesse Johnson; and three sisters, Mary Beasley, Margaret McElwee and Evelyn Sellars.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian Frances Smith of Oak Grove; a son, Charles Edward Davis of Berryville, Va.; three brothers, Eugene Johnson of West Monroe, Lester Johnson of Forest Hill, La., and Harry Johnson of Prineville, Ore.; a sister, Shirley Myrick of Wewahitchka, Fla.; three grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with Dr. James Parker officiating. Burial will follow at New Forest Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ruby Jewel Gray Dedmon

TALLAHASSEE Fla. Ruby Jewel Gray Dedmon died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Capital Regional Medical Center. She was 73.

Ms. Dedmon was born in Philadelphia, Miss., and was a longtime resident of Vicksburg. In 1972, Ms. Dedmon received her LPN degree from Hinds Community College and moved to Tallahassee in 1979. She worked at Wakulla Manor Nursing home for 15 years before retiring.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Leroy Dedmon.

Ms. Dedmon is survived by three daughters, Julia Ann Littlefield and Barbara Lee Shepard, both of Tallahassee, and Linda Kaye Threadgill of Port-au-Prince, Haiti; three sons, Mark Allen Dedmon of Tuscan, Ariz., and Rodney Lynn Dedmon and Michael Jay Dedmon, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Pete Gray of Dallas; a sister, Terry Lee Dunigan of Vicksburg; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Culley’s Meadowwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Culley’s Meadowwood Chapel in Tallahassee.

Pallbearers will be Mark Allen Dedmon, Rodney Lynn Dedmon, Mark Edward Shepard, Robert Allen Dedmon, Christopher Ballard and Chad Ballard.

Thomas C. Felt

Thomas C. Felt died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at his home. He was 55.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Felt had lived in Vicksburg for 22 years. Mr. Felt had a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business from Millsaps College. He had been a computer systems analyst with Cooper Lighting since 1999. Mr. Felt was a member of the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Holy Trinity Breakfast Guild.

Mr. Felt was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Felt.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Felt of Vicksburg; a daughter, Chrissy Felt of Vicksburg; a son, Andrew Thomas Felt of Vicksburg; his parents, Clarence and Irene Felt of Villa Park, Ill.; a brother, Steve Felt of Sherrard, Ill.; several nieces and nephews.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Joseph Howard Hall Sr.

Joseph Howard Hall Sr. died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 63.

Mr. Hall was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and was an employee at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. He was in the U.S. Army National Guard. He attended Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Howard and Adell McKay Hall, and a daughter, Holly Michell Hall.

Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Sheriff B. Hall of Vicksburg; three sons, Joseph Howard Hall Jr., Perry E. Hall and Dean T. Hall, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, Donna E. Taylor and Crystal L. Arnold, both of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Milton R. Hall of Irving Texas.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hall Cemetery off Roy Lee Road with the Rev. Dwight Sibley officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at Fisher Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213, or Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Hwy. 27, in Vicksburg.

Elsie G. Landers

Elsie G. Landers died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at her home. She was 77.

Born in Oak Ridge, Mrs. Landers was a graduate of Jett High School. She worked at the Warren County Welfare Department and retired in 1995 from Waterways Experiment Station. Mrs. Landers was a member of the Wayside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph E. Greer and James C. Greer; and a grandson, James Ethan Coldiron.

Mrs. Landers is survived by her husband, Samuel M. Landers Jr. of Vicksburg; three daughters, Janice K. Bell of Meridian, Lori D. Coldiron of Union Church and Patti Landers-Goss of Vicksburg; three sons, Samuel T. Landers, David G. Landers, Kelly N. Landers, all of Vicksburg; two sisters, Beatrice G. Warnock and Frances G. Smith, both of Vicksburg; and seven grandchildren.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.