December 17, 2004

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 23, 2004

Loys R. Cain

PORT GIBSON Loys R. Cain died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was 81.

Mrs. Cain, a retired homemaker, lived most of her life in Jefferson County. She had been a Port Gibson resident for the past five years. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Lorman.

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She was preceded in death by a son, Cammie Thomas Cain.

Survivors include one son, Woodrow Cain Jr. of Port Gibson; one daughter, Edith Cranfield of Lorman; three brothers, Harry Ross and Turner Ross, both of Vicksburg, and Glyn Ross of Colt, Ark.; two sisters, Frances Lee of Perkinston and Estelle Bryant of Natchez; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Cane Ridge Cemetery in Lorman.

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

Sue Thornton Hamilton

Sue Thornton Hamilton died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at her home. She was 65.

Born in Raleigh, Mrs. Hamilton had been a longtime resident of Vicksburg. She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Herman Hamilton.

Survivors include two sisters, Demple Graham of Stringer and Rose Evans of Pearl; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wayside Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be until the service today at the church.

Pallbearers will be Wade Humphries, Jeff Evans, Howard Evans, Phil Evans, Jeff Wade and Chris Graham.

Joann Jackson

PINE BLUFF, Ark. Joann Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in Pine Bluff, Ark. She was 59.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Whitney and Griff Ella Walker Whitney; a sister, Dorothy Whitney; and two brothers, Ernest Whitney Jr. and Baby Boy Whitney.

She is survived by two daughters, Aretha Jackson and Erica Jackson, both of Pine Bluff; two brothers, John L. Whitney of St. Paul, Minn., and Charles Whitney of Indianapolis, Ind.; five sisters, Rosie M. Sayles and Katie M. Whitney, both of Port Gibson, and Faye Whitney, Clara Pack and Willie B. Whitney, all of Indianapolis; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Chapel Church in Port Gibson with T.E. Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Memorial Cemetery in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 today at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Mary G. Jackson

LORMAN Mary G. Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, at her home in Lorman. She was 70.

Born in Hattiesburg, Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of the late John and Nancy Morton Goins. She attended Eureka Elementary School and graduated from Rowan High School. She received her bachelor of science and master’s degrees in education from Alcorn State University.

She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where she was past financial secretary, Vacation Bible School teacher, choir member, Sunday school teacher, Baptist Training Union member and a deaconess.

She also attended Mount Olive M.B. Church in the Westside community, where she served as Sunday school secretary, Vacation Bible School teacher, Children’s Day Program coordinator, church newspaper editor and deaconess and was a member of the choir, Bible Study, Missionary Society, Mother’s Board and Pastor’s Aid.

Mrs. Jackson was a lifetime member of the Alcorn State University Alumni Association. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho and an auxiliary member of the Gideons.

She taught school for 46 years in the Forrest County, Hattiesburg and Claiborne County school districts.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Goins.

Survivors include her husband, LaPlose T. Jackson Sr. of Lorman; three sons, LaPlose T. Jackson Jr. and LaFaral Jackson, both of Atlanta, and LaPraevion Jackson of Jackson; two brothers, John Goins Jr. of Clinton, Md., and Willie A. Goins of Hattiesburg; four sisters, Dorothy Graham of Mayazuez, Puerto Rico, Nancy F. McCullum of Hattiesburg, Joan Bradshaw of Moss Point and Alice Brown of Stone Mountain, Ga.; five grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 3 today at the funeral home, followed by family hour from 4 until 7 at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Lorman.

Michael Anthony Jackson

Michael Anthony Jackson died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Methodist Rehabilitation Center. He was 42.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Jackson was a MAP area support coordinator and a member of the Esquire Club, Willing Workers Club and Calvary M.B. Church, where he served on the usher board.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Smith; his grandparents, Josh and Flora Jackson; and a grandson, Korice Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Ransom Jackson of Vicksburg; three sons, Korey R. Jackson of Memphis, Marvin Jackson of Kokomo, Ind., and Michael D. Jackson of Vicksburg; five daughters, Anna Ransom, Quantina Ransom, Flonice Jackson, Kortney Jackson and Antane’ Jackson, all of Vicksburg; his father, Doc Hall Sr. of Vicksburg; and a sister, Tammy Jackson of Vicksburg.

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

Billy J. Lovett

Billy J. Lovett died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 71.

A native and lifelong resident of Warren County, Mr. Lovett was the son of the late Billy Cody and Pearl Rogers Lovett. He retired as a dispatcher for the Vicksburg Water and Gas Company after 18 years of service. He was a member of Bible Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife, Odeal Holmes Lovett of Vicksburg; a daughter, Melanie Feltcher of Biloxi; two sons, Stephen Lovett of Vicksburg and David Lovett of Gulfport; two sisters, Francis Dement of Mena, Ark., and Elizabeth Townsend of Hattiesburg; a brother, Lawrence Lovett of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.