December 26, 2004

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 10, 2005

Luther Earl Clark

Luther Earl Clark died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at his home. He was 46.

Mr. Clark was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He was a graduate of Vicksburg High School and a self-employed carpenter.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Luther and June Carol Clark.

He is survived by five brothers, Preston Clark of Natchez, David Clark, Jessie Clark and John Clark, all of Vicksburg, and Tony Clark of North Carolina; and nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Green Acres Memorial Park with the Rev. Jimmy Hartley officiating. Visitation will be from until the service. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Walter Clark Fowler

PATTISON Walter Clark Fowler died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. He was 36.

Mr. Fowler was a lifelong resident of Pattison. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by a brother, Edgar Kemp of Greenville; five sisters, Stephanie Smith and Doll Shirey, both of Vicksburg, Norma McWhorter of Edwards, Bettye Ginger of Hillsboro, Ill., and Cindi Alkhatib of Minneapolis, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Pattison with the Rev. Sam Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow at Herlong Cemetery in Claiborne County under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the church and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Wade Fife, Jimmy Burch, Tr Burch, Charles Shirey, Avery Baker and Tommy McMillan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Paul Pierce, Dr. Albert Chiemprabha, Mike Shirey, James Earnest Bruce and the staff of Patient’s Choice Hospice.

Irene Foster Summers

Irene Foster Summers died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 99.

Mrs. Summers was a member and mother at St. Luke Freewill Baptist Church. She was a member of Rose of Sharon Chapter No. 24 Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Riley Summers Sr.; her parents, Thomas E. and Melvina Foster; six brothers, Herman Foster, Sylvester Foster, John Foster, William Foster, Charlie Foster and the Rev. Harry Foster; and two sisters, Agnes Passmore and Mary Mitchell.

She is survived by her niece and caregiver, Betty Foster Pendleton of Vicksburg; a stepson, Riley Summers Jr. of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Frankie Foster of Vicksburg and members of the Foster, Summers, Davis and Jackson families.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Chip Tanner

BROOKHAVEN Chip “L.W.” Tanner, formerly of Vicksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Center in Jackson. He was 45.

A truck driver, Mr. Tanner was a veteran of the Air Force. He attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Smithdale. He was a Leland native and a resident of Brookhaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Calvin Tanner Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Graham Tanner.

Survivors include his wife, Teri Lyles Tanner of Brookhaven; a son, Joey Tanner of Brookhaven; two stepsons, Jim Smith and Joey Dykes, both of Mount Hermon, La.; two stepdaughters, Michelle Badeaux of Boutte, La., and Regina Barber of Franklinton, La.; two sisters, Debi Mason of Carthage and Brenda Baty of Hattiesburg; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Brookhaven Funeral Home. Burial followed at East Lincoln Baptist Church Cemetery.