February 7, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 7, 2005

The Vicksburg Post publishes obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Patricia Hinson Brett Ball

ELLISVILLE – Patricia “Pat” Hinson Brett Ball died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Laurel Regional Hospital. She was 64.

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Mrs. Ball was born and reared in Vicksburg and had been an Ellisville resident for the past 24 years. She was a retired nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ellisville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Robert Hinson, and three brothers, Robert Hinson Jr., Jackie Hinson and Carol Hinson.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Don Ball of Ellisville; a son, Bobby Brett of Ellisville; four stepchildren, Thomas Ball of Pearl, Debbie Hoover of Vicksburg, Donna Culpepper of Ellisville and Sharon Barnett of Raymond; two sisters, Judy Warrington of Mobile, Ala., and Susan Leist of Brandon; and a number of grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel.

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

Annie Mae Bass Hall

Annie Mae “Sister” Bass Hall died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 86.

A resident of Warren County, Mrs. Hall was born in the Stocksdale community and reared in the Cedars community. She attended Warren County public schools.

She was a domestic worker and cook, having worked for the Gerache, Hearn, Mercer and Perry families of Vicksburg. She retired from Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church after 33 years of service.

She was a member of Rock of Ages M.B. Church for more than 60 years and served as president in the Pastor’s Aid Club. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Living Unity Society and Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “T.J.” Jefferson Hall Sr.; two sons, Thomas Jefferson Hall Jr. and Lewis Daniel Hall; her parents, Isom and Hattie Bass; eight brothers, Will Bass, John Henry Bass, Benjamin Bass, Sidney Bass, Sylvester Bass, Major Bass, Kelloge Bass and Adolf Bass; five sisters, Pearl Thomas, Leony Bingham, Flora Reed, Mary Davenport and Ruth Kent; and one grandson, Dannye L. Hall.

Survivors include one son, John “Bonnie” Henry Hall of Vicksburg; one daughter, Sandra D. Hall; 10 grandchildren; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives including members of the Bass, Hall and Bingham families of Vicksburg.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Harold McWade Sr.

Harold McWade Sr. died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was 68.

Mr. McWade was self-employed. He was a member of St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Air Force, serving in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eliza R. Green.

He is survived by one son, Harold McWade Jr. of Jackson; his father, James Green Sr. of Vicksburg; a brother, James Louis Green of Vicksburg; three sisters, Dolly White of Chicago and Sherrie Fisher and Rosemary Spears, both of Vicksburg; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

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

Doris Pickett Morris

EPPS, La. – Doris Pickett Morris died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at her home in Epps, La. She was 83.

A native of West Carroll Parish, Mrs. Morris was a member of Old Midway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilson Morris, and her parents, William F. and Susie Strong Pickett.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Morris of Downsville, La.; three daughters, Betty Treadway of Stockport, Ohio, Ann Alexander of Vidalia, La., and Loretta Towe of Rossville, Ga.; one sister, Ella McKnight of West Monroe; and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi with the Rev. Kenneth King officiating. Burial will follow at Faith Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Alexander, David Alexander, Guy Simms, Timmy Hale, Andy Womack and Chris Womack.

Vance L. Oakes Jr.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Vance L. Oakes Jr. died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. He was 82.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Oakes had been a resident of Orlando since 1960. He retired as a flight inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration.

He is survived by two sons, Vance Oakes III and Dennis Oakes; two daughters, Jean Oakes Murphy and Nancy C. McCoy; two sisters, Norma Lee Mayes of Vicksburg and Martha Ann Bass of Jackson; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be handled by Newcomer Family Funeral Home of Orlando.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.