Paul Lamar Jackson

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 22, 2004

ABERDEEN Paul Lamar Jackson died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at his home in the Bartahatchie community. He was 68.

Mr. Jackson was born in Natchez, but had lived in Bartahatchie since 1969. He was retired from Hamilton Farmers Gin and was self employed as an equipment dealer. Mr. Jackson was a member of Sulpher Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Jessie Jackson and Kathleen King Jackson.

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Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Alva Nell Vaughn Jackson of Aberdeen; two daughters, Donna Jackson and Belinda Graham, both of Bartahatchie; two sons, Dennis Jackson of Columbus, and Stanley Jackson of Sulligent, Ala.; a sister, Nellie Jackson Strickland of Vicksburg; three brothers, Robert Earl Jackson and Donald Willis Jackson, both of Columbus and Roy Forrest Jackson of Steens; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Burial will follow at Cockerham Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 today at the funeral home.

Elsie G. Landers

Services for Elsie G. Landers will be at 10:30 Monday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Wayside Baptist Church cemetery.

Visitation will from 9 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Mrs. 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 her parents, David B. and Willie Simms Greer; 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.

Pallbearers will be Albert Stewart, Dave Waddell, Tony Warnock, Barry Warnock, Ralphy Landers, Danny Harmon, Winn Whatley and Butch Landers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Warnock, David Smith, Max Evans, Ray Herrington, Charles Haley, Jeff Parker and David Richards.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39211 or the Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Dr. Benson Blake Martin, Jr.

A longtime Vicksburg surgeon for one of Vicksburg’s earliest hospitals died Saturday.

Dr. Benson Blake Martin Jr. died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. He was 94.

Dr. Martin was president and chief surgeon at the Vicksburg Infirmary and a member of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Martin’s father, for whom he is named, opened the Vicksburg Infirmary on Harrison Street in 1902. The hospital was the fourth in the city, and it closed in 1967.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary Morrison Martin and Florine Gulce Luckett Martin.

Dr. Martin is survived by a son, Benson Blake Martin III of San Francisco; a daughter, Betty Martin Wardlaw of Baton Rouge; a stepson, Vernon Luckett Jr., of Clinton; three stepdaughters, Vernona McHann and Marion Parker, both of Vicksburg, and Betty Jean Burke; three grandchildren, Beth Wardlaw of Jacksonville, Fla., Cathy Hodges of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Dan Wardlaw of Baton Rouge, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will at noon Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Susan Wheeless Roberts

PORT GIBSON Susan Wheeless Roberts died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was 67.

A native of Jackson, Mrs. Roberts had lived in Port Gibson for 42 years. In 1959, she graduated from Millsaps College where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She was a school teacher for several years before moving to Port Gibson, where she owned Le’su’s dress shop for 25 years.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Elizabeth Wheeles.

She was on the Board of Directors for the Claiborne County Health Center and the Grand Gulf Military Monument Park Commission. She served on the administrative board of Port Gibson United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Roberts also served as a board member of the Port Gibson-Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband, Sam L. Roberts Jr. of Port Gibson; a son, Sam L. “Trey” Roberts III of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Susan R. McCaa of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Leslie R. Case of Port Gibson; two grandchildren, Alan McCaa of Gulf Shores, Ala. and Landon Case of Port Gibson.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Port Gibson United Methodist Church. A private burial will be at a later date. Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., Port Gibson, MS 39150.