February 17, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 17, 2005

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Huette Alfy Barber

Huette Alfy Barber died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 63.

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Born in Tylertown, Mr. Barber was a resident of Monroe, La., where he owned and operated Basic Auto Sales.

He was preceded in death by his father, Obie D. Barber, and a daughter, Teressa Worthy.

He is survived by his mother, Gladys Travis Barber of Bogalusa, La.; two daughters, Lisa Newman of Vicksburg and Tammy Barber of Monroe; a son, Huette “Chip” Barber Jr. of Monroe; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Stateline United Pentecostal Church in Tylertown with the Revs. Glen Ray Travis and W.L. Tullos officiating. Burial will follow at Stateline Cemetery under the direction of Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the church Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Holley, Bill Clampit, Robbie Davis, Chuck Hicks, Dwayne Givens and David Travis.

Eloise Gaugh Freeman

FAYETTE – Eloise Gaugh Freeman died Monday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Franklin County Hospital. She was 87.

Mrs. Freeman was born in Meadville on Oct. 3, 1917, the daughter of the late John Powell Gaugh and Leslie Guice Gaugh. She lived most of her life in Jefferson County near Fayette.

She was a member of the Fayette Methodist Church, the First Families of Mississippi, the Fayette Garden Club, the James Rex Whitney Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Harvesters Fellowship and was a life member of United Methodist Women. She was a nationally accredited flower show judge.

Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her husband, Dumont Sidney Freeman Jr.; a brother, Lynn Shaffie Gaugh; and a sister, LaVelle “Tut” Wilson.

She is survived by two sons, Dumont S. Freeman III of Deltona, Fla., and Hobbs Freeman of Yokena; a brother, James Powell Gaugh of Greenwood; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fayette Methodist Church with the Rev. Calvin Cosnahan officiating. Burial will be at Fayette Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday and at the church from 2 p.m. Saturday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Randy Bowling, John Gaugh III, Charlie Mitchell, Joe P. Gay, Bill McCoy and John McHan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Rule, Jimmy Watt, Barry Griffin, Robert Griffin, Dr. Elmo P. Gabbert, Jim Tabor, Walter May, Grover Brown, John Leigh Hyland, Herbert Miller, Robert Torres, Gordon Cotton and Dorethea M. Gholson.

Memorials may be made to the Fayette Cemetery Association, Box 424, Fayette, MS 39069, or to the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Joe Neal

Services for Joe Neal will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church Cemetery on Halls Ferry Road.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the service.

Mr. Neal died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. He was 100.

Mr. Neal was born in Copiah County and had lived in Vicksburg for 78 years. He was a member of Mount Calvary M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Willie Mae Campbell Neal, Eddie Lee Neal and Katherine Neal; and one daughter, Ola Mae Craig.

Mr. Neal is survived by his wife, Jessie Neal of Vicksburg; a son, Henry Melvin Mack of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Rosa Sanders of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren; and other relatives, including Eugene Craig of Chicago and the Brown, Squire, Johnson, Backus, Jackson, Burks and John Neal families.

Thomas A. Waters

ANGUILLA – Thomas A. Waters died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Care Center Nursing Home in Laurel. He was 85.

Mr. Waters lived in Sharkey County for a number of years before moving to Laurel. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Anguilla.

He is survived by three sons, Jerry Waters of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tommy Waters of Florida and Kevin Waters of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Sylia Joyce Waters of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Katie Robertson of Laurel and Nannie Waily of McRae, Ark.; and four grandchildren,

Services were at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Cemetery in Anguilla with the Rev. Vernon Phillips officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.