November 30, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 3, 2004

Nell Newell Bryant

TALLULAH Nell Newell Bryant died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. She was 72.

Born in It, Mrs. Bryant had lived in Madison Parish since 1942. She was a retired school bus driver for the Madison Parish School System and a homemaker. She was a member of Warsaw Baptist Church.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, John Riley and Ruth Tillman Newell; and a sister, Francis Hoyle.

Survivors include her husband, Selton F. Bryant of Tallulah; three sons, Earl F. Bryant of Kaplan, La., Ralph E. Bryant of Hurley and Ronnie L. Bryant of Gilbert, La.; four sisters, Lucille Lemon of Jackson, Ella Dozier of Laurel, Katie Ruth Boyte of Natchez and Carolyn Boutwell of Winnsboro, La.; three brothers, John Newell of Jackson, Albert Newell of Natchez and Charles Newell of Flora; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Kenny Wallace, Bruce Wallace, George Boutwell, Dusty Butler, Daniel Bryant and Brad Bryant.

Terry Von Head

NEWELLTON Terry Von Head died Sunday, Nov., 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was 66.

A longtime resident of Newellton, Mr. Head was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University. He had been a football coach at Sterlington High School, Swartz Junior High, Ridgedale Academy and River Oaks Academy. He was a salesman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Flossie Head; and a twin brother, Jerry Don Head.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay Webb Head of Calhoun; a son, Daryl L. Head of St. Joseph; a daughter, Pamela K. Head of Covington, La.; two brothers, N. Drexel Head of Liberty and Chester Head Jr. of Houma, La.; and four sisters, Hattabelle Lee of Waveland, Agatha Gasaway of Pettigene, Ark., Carol Lynne Moore of West Monroe, La., and Daphne Jean Higginbotham of Mountain View, Ark.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Newellton with the Revs. J. Fulton McGraw and Todd Sumrall officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Emilie Payne Shropshire

ROLLING FORK Emilie Payne Shropshire died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. She was 89.

Born in Bowling Green, Ky., Mrs. Shropshire had been a resident of Rolling Fork since 1938. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and had taught Latin and served as the librarian at Rolling Fork High School.

Her husband, Ryland Shropshire, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Ryland Thomas Shropshire of Terry and Donald Dorsey Shropshire of Redwood; a daughter, Emily Kay Heller of Madison; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Resse Kyzar officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Donald Harris, Rickey Lee, Tommy Hengst, Baskin Perry, Jerry Grant, Penley Sorrels and Bill Rutherford.

Willie Taylor

Willie Taylor died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 70.

Mr. Taylor was retired from GNB Battery. He was a member of Travis Chapel A.M.E. Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Sr. and Jessie Major Taylor; three brothers, Sydney Taylor, Sylvester Taylor Jr. and Meridith “Buster” Taylor Sr.; and a sister, Eddie Taylor Johnson.

He is survived by two daughters, Monica Taylor Shorter and Tammy Taylor Young, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Ceaser Bell Jones and Idamease Murray, both of Vicksburg; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and members of the Young, Winter, Carson, McGraw, Murphy and Miller families, all of Vicksburg.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Ernest Leroy Williams Sr.

Ernest Leroy Williams Sr. died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at Claiborne County Convalescent Center in Port Gibson. He was 81.

A native of Yazoo County, Mr. Williams was the son of the late George Washington and Emma Johnston Williams. He was a Marine Corps veteran, having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater and at Iwo Jima.

He served as a game warden for seven years in Madison County and retired from Tom’s Food Limited in the late 1980s. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2572, American Legion Post 3, Iwo Jima Veterans and Southern Hill Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a resident of Vicksburg.

Survivors include his wife, June Evans Williams of Vicksburg; two daughters, Pamela J. Rachal and Barbara Moseley, both of Vicksburg; two sons, Leroy Williams of Vicksburg and James “Kenny” Williams of El Paso, Texas; a brother, Edward Williams of Benton; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. David Case, pastor of Lighthouse Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will follow at Canton City Cemetery, Canton, Miss.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be James H. Evans III, Don Moseley, Ernest L. Williams III, Robert “Bob” Baird, Brandon J. Williams and James H. Evans IV.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

Memorials may be made to The Crippled Children’s Hospital, c/o Wahabi Shriner’s Center, 4123 I-55 South, Jackson, MS 39212.