November 26, 2004

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Maxie Ruth Hunter

Maxie Ruth Hunter died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 66.

A native of Bude, Mrs. Hunter had been a Vicksburg resident for 37 years. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Myrtis Dow Flowers; a sister, Polly Wilson; and a brother, Wesley Flowers.

Survivors include two sons, Clay Hunter and Tim Hunter, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Kathy Rivera and Shannon Oden, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Carl Flowers of Natchez and Charles Flowers of Arkansas; three sisters, Elsey Ponson of Baker, La., Clara Chadic of Madison and Betty Besser of Boca Raton, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Home with Greg Clemts, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be George Oden, Clifton Chandler, William Shiers, Charles Habin, Tom Caruthers, Quint Stinson and Cody Shiers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Ross, Dr. Robert Williams and employees of Shady Lawn Nursing Home.

Alice Louise McKenzie

McCOMB Alice Louise McKenzie died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. She was 82.

Mrs. McKenzie was a longtime resident of McComb and was a graduate of Jones School. She retired from Holmes Stationers after 20 years of service and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Magnolia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Ella Mae Jones Reeves; a brother, David Reeves; a granddaughter, Sandi Estess; and a great-granddaughter, Kelli Smith.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, William Conner McKenzie of McComb; two daughters, Louise Foster of Fernwood and Lillian Bounds of Vicksburg; six sisters, Judy Sandifer and Lois Rushing, both of Magnolia, Maxine McKenzie of McComb, Myrtle Jackson and Betty Jo Ryan, both of Gulfport, and Jessie Mae Cothern of Jayess; a brother, Sonny Reeves of Magnolia; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb with the Revs. Hugh Lambert and Ed Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the services at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Robin McKenzie, Larry McKenzie, Steve McKenzie, Teddy Temple, Josh Reagan and Craig Callihan.

Honorary pallbearers will be DeWayne Foster and Glynn Estess.

Linnis Kirk Murray

Linnis Kirk “L.K.” Murray died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, La. He was 89.

Mr. Murray was born in Hillsboro, Ark. He retired as a teacher with the West Carroll Parish School System after 34 years of service. He was also a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Sue Murray, and his parents, John Herrin Murray and Mary Etta Jones Murray.

He is survived by two sons, Don Murray of Kilbourne, La., and Keith Murray of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Melba Roberts of Selma, Ala.; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kilbourne Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Bray and Mike Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Kilbourne Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 tonight at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove.

Pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Truman Smith, Mickey Manning, Eddie Allen, Marcus Ashley, O.C. Albritton, Dennis Collum and Harp McDowell.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Kilbourne Baptist Church and members of the Simeon Sunday school class.