November 28, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 3, 2004

Magalene Hood Brooks

Magalene Hood Brooks died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 76.

Born in Yazoo City, Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of the late Sam F. and Pearl S. Saxton Hood. Mrs. Brooks was a graduate of Benton High School in Benton. After high school graduation, she moved to Vicksburg, and became a switchboard operator for South Central Bell. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Donaldsville, La., where she had lived.

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In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brooks was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Brooks; and a sister, Irene Hauptman Snipes.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Brooks McClurg of Vicksburg; a son, Jimmy Brooks of Prairieville, La.; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Mildred L. Wilson of Yazoo City; and two brothers, James H. Hood of Benton and Layton E. Hood of Covington, La.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home with Mrs. Brooks’ nephew, the Rev. Don Sampley of Vaiden, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 until 5 today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Ricks, Kerry Ricks, Kirk Welch, Melvin Ray, Glenn Hood and Ray Marler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Terrell and Charles Kette.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, in Jackson; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808 in Jackson.

Peggy Dillon

UTICA Peggy Dillon died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Covenant Health and Rehab of Vicksburg. She was 74.

Born in Covington County, Mrs. Dillon had been a Utica resident for 44 years. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Dillon was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Dillon Jr.; two sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by five sons, Melvin L. Dillon of Vicksburg, John W. Scherer of Jacksonville, Fla., Mitchell Dillon of Lawton, Okla., and Eugene Dillon and Michael Dillon, both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Jeanette D. Smith of Wesson; four sisters, June Mitchell of Braxton, Jewel McRaney of Collins, Sally Clark of Harrisville and Nell Gentry of Sumerall; and nine grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Utica Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica.

Her grandsons will be pallbearers.

Henry Leo Irby

PATTISON Henry Leo Irby died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his home in Pattison. He was 65.

A lifelong Pattison resident, Mr. Irby retired from National Plastics after 35 years. He was a Mason and a member of Washington Lodge No. 3 in Port Gibson and Pattison Baptist Church.

Mr. Irby is survived by his wife, Sue Irby of Pattison; two sons, Daniel Irby of Denver, Colo., and Aron Irby of Little Rock, Ark.; a grandson, Dylan Irby; and a cousin, Mary “Scrap” Baker of Pattison.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sarepta Cemetery with Glenwood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Sarepta Cemetery Association, 305 McComb Ave., Port Gibson.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Boff, Pat Bearden, Avery Baker, Jimmy Hannis, Robert Starnes and Charles Varnado.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aubrey Hynum Jr., Tommy Dotson, Frank Bailey, Jerry Veazey, Jerry Morgan, Burt Hennington and Louis Brinner.

Robbie G. Wilson

Robbie G. Wilson died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. She was 84.

Born in Warren County, Ms. Wilson was employed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and served in Washington, D.C.; San Angelo, Texas; Ankara; Turkey; Morocco; and Italy. After retiring, she moved back to Vicksburg, where she was a member of and Sunday school teacher at Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

Ms. Wilson is survived by a brother, Dr. Thomas M. Wilson of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Naomi “Pedie” Hogan of Crane, Texas, and Frances Lynn Holland of Fallon, Nev.; a sister-in-law, in Bainbridge, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church Vicksburg with the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at the church.