October 28, 2004
Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 4, 2004
Lubertha Burnett Barnes
Services for Lubertha Burnett Barnes will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Boykins officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.
Visitation will be until 6 tonight, with rosary from 6 until 7, at the funeral home.
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Mrs. Barnes died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 86.
A resident of Vicksburg, she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sodality.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel Barnes Sr.; her father, Henry Burnett Sr.; her mother, Myra Savage; her stepmother, Pearl Burnett; a son, Nathaniel Barnes Jr.; a daughter, Sherry Barnes; a sister, Grace Burnett; and three brothers, Henry Burnett Jr., James Burnett and Grant Burnett.
Survivors include three sons, John Barnes of Vicksburg and Henry Barnes and Bobby Barnes, both of Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Leona Barnes Stringer and Bertha J. Barnes, both of Vicksburg, and Malinda Maston of Killeen, Texas; three sisters, Leona Burnett of Madison, Phyllis R. Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, and Malinda Cameron of Detroit; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Julia Mae Broome
UTICA Services for Julia Mae Broome will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Utica. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Broome died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. She was 75.
A resident of Utica, she was a member of St. Peter M.B. Church.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Charles T. Broome of Utica; stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Maxine Irby Johnston
Maxine Irby Johnston died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 51.
A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Johnston was the daughter of the late Thomas M. and Maxine Melsheimer Irby. She was a graduate of H.V. Cooper High School and received a degree in medical records administration from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
She worked in medical records for a number of years and was a secretary at Vicksburg High School. She was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church, the local chapter of D.A.R. and was a volunteer for Service Over Self Youth Ministries.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Walter E. Johnston Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Jennifer Lynne Johnston of Oxford and Laura Katherine Johnston of Vicksburg; three sons, Dr. Richard L. Johnston and Dr. Bryan I. Johnston, both of Jackson, and Michael R. Johnston of New Orleans; a sister, Sara Jean Burke of Atlanta, Ga.; and three brothers, Thomas M. Irby of Huntsville, Ala., William S. Irby of Butler, Ala., and Frank M. Irby of Okeechobee, Fla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church with the Revs. Geoffrey Joyner and P.J. Curley officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Fisher Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. until the service Friday in Wesley Hall at the church.
Pallbearers will be Sydney William Johnston III, Jason Kelly Johnston, Scott Joseph Johnston, Fred Parker Burke Jr., Thomas Howell Burke, William Shockley Irby IV and A.J. Johnston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pam Walsh, Debra Stone, Carol Horn, Heather Hughes, Paula Anderson, Susan Tate, Dr. Eugene Ferris, Dr. Edward Anin-Addo, Linda Vance, Clarissa Behr Davis, Dinnie Johnston, Rose Mary Palermo, Lois Wilson and Lori Flanagan.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213 or to Service Over Self Youth Ministries c/o Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Wanda M. Specht Norwood
Services for Wanda M. Specht Norwood will be at Fisher Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Gary David Osburn, pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Mrs. Norwood died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at River Region West. She was 68.
Born in Harvel, Ill., Mrs. Norwood was a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She had been a registered nurse at Kuhn Memorial Hospital in Vicksburg.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Specht; a brother, Christopher Specht; and a son, Frank Joseph Norwood Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Joseph Norwood Sr. of Vicksburg; a daughter, Vicky Tennant of Vicksburg; three sons, William Norwood of Donaldsonville, Ark., and Jay Norwood and Paul Norwood, both of Vicksburg; her mother, Corinne Specht of Harvel, Ill.; a sister, Darlene Fuchs of Farmersville, Ill.; a brother, Warren Specht of Ephrata, Penn.; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Charles Cobb, Jim Harrell, Jasper Buford, James Wyatt Sr., Paul Flaharty and Morgan Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Hendrik Kuiper and Ray Sanderson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.
Services for Mary “Sister” Tolliver will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tolliver died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.
She was a resident of Vicksburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Tolliver; her parents, Silas and Ella Davis Harris; six brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include four sons, Charlie J. Tolliver, Larry Tolliver and Silas Tolliver, all of Vicksburg, and Robert Bill Tolliver of Edwards; nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives, including the Miller, Davis and Harris families.