December 3, 2004

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 10, 2004

Lester Myrick Jr.

PHILADELPHIA Services for Lester Myrick Jr. were at 11 a.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David Richardson officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Mr. Myrick died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Hospice in His Hands in Madden, Miss. He was 52.

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Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Myrick was a former employee of the Vicksburg Police and Vicksburg Fire departments. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Air Force.

He had lived in Philadelphia for several years and was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Sr. and Justine Myrick.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth W. Myrick of Philadelphia; two daughters, Brandie Lee and Shellie Nettles, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Charles Myrick of Nashville; two sisters, Doreen Beard of Carthage and Barbara Clemens of Hernando; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jordan Lee, Penn Clemens, Randy Myrick, Antony Myrick, Chester Yates and Chuck Yates.

Honorary pallbearers were John Lackley, Steve Lackley, Rodney Beard, Robert Hayes, John Applin, Otha Jones, Bob Woods, J.V. Sanders and Spunky Sprouse.

Marguerite Pickett

CHICAGO Marguerite Pickett died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, in Chicago. She was 60.

A former Port Gibson resident, Mrs. Pickett lived in Chicago.

She is survived by her husband, Miles Baker of Chicago; her mother, Lucille Pickett of Chicago; two daughters, Luna Hillery of Jackson and Harriet Hillery-Nicholson of Grand Prairie, Texas; a sister, Mary Pickett; a brother, Cecil Pickett; four grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian Chapel Church in Port Gibson with T.E. Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill M.B. Church Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service at the church.