January 2, 2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 7, 2005

Hiram Andrew Arnold

OAK GROVE Hiram Andrew Arnold died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was 78.

He was born in Red Wing.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sudie Arnold; two brothers, Curtis and Lee Ottis Jones; and three sisters, Elva J. Boyd, Gracie J. Joyner and Annie J. Shows.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Green Chapel Church of God with the Rev. William Moden officiating. Burial will follow at Red Wing Cemetery with Cox Funeral Home in charge. Visitation will be until 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be S.F. Owens, Johnny Robinson, Joe Vining, Dale Rawls, Allen Irby and Michael Rawls.

Katherine Elizabeth Brantley

Katherine Elizabeth Brantley, the infant daughter of Michael and Tiffany Brantley of Vicksburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Ryan Brantley; maternal grandparents, Harry and Patti Craft of Vicksburg; paternal grandparents, C.D. and Dorothy Brantley of Brandon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private service will be Monday at Green Acres Memorial Park. Glenwood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ora Bell Wicker

TALLULAH Ora Bell Wicker died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at River Region Medical Center. She was 90.

Mrs. Wicker was born in Pulaski and lived in Madison Parish for more than 50 years. She was a homemaker and attended Mound Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.M. Wicker; and three sons, Thomas, Eugene and Mack Wicker.

Survivors include four sons, Jerral Wicker of Newellton and Mike, Pat and Calvin Wicker, all of Tallulah; three daughters, Peggy Yount of Star, Carol Jolly of Newellton and Judy Melton of Tallulah; two brothers, Marbo Warren of Pascagoula and Vernon Warren of Pelahatchie; three sisters, Edna Purvis of Pelahatchie, Edress Ray of Gautier and Virgie Ward of Jackson; 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with the Rev. Edward Perrett officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Wicker’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Daniel Edney and Dr. Tom Colvin.

Memorials may be made to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or Feed The Children.