February 20, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 21, 2005

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Lela M. Hite

Lela M. Hite died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 68.

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Born in Jasper, Ala., Mrs. Hite had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1955. She was the daughter of the late Alonzo Jackson Ivey and Sarah Sherer Ivey. Mrs. Hite was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jack L. Hite Sr.; two sons, Jack L. Hite Jr. and his wife, Angela, of Raymond, Robert Hite and his wife, Joy, of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, Anna and Hunter Hite of Raymond, Tonya Kintz of Reading, Pa., Robert Kintz of Pasadena, Calif., and Michael Kintz of Vicksburg; one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Kintz of Reading, Pa.; two sisters, Christine Johnston of Vicksburg and Timmie Fedell of Vicksburg; one brother, George H. Ivey of Jasper, Ala.; two aunts, Grace Holiday of Jasper, Ala. and Tessie Brock of Hartsell, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cliff Nelson and the Rev. Mark Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Bolton Baptist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 297, Bolton, MS 39041, or to the Bowmar Baptist Church Youth Program, 1825 Highway 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Pallbearers will be Terry Cox, Vernon Duggin, Tommy Jeffers, Bob McClure, James Bridges and Arvis Dennis.

Honorary pallbearers will be the ladies of the Friday Night Group and Robin Rees, Kim Fuller, Rita Fowler, Nancy Braswell, Peggy Lawrence and Thellus Mosley.

Doris V. Lofton

Doris V. Lofton died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.

Mrs. Lofton was born in Cleveland and lived in Camden, Ark. before moving to Vicksburg. She was a member of the Vicksburg Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lofton; and two daughters, Judy McGrew and an infant daughter.

Mrs. Lofton is survived by four daughters, Anita Riddle King, Glenda James and Myra McGrew, all of Vicksburg, and Linda Arendale of Greenville; three sons, Terry Lofton of Mobile, Paul Lofton of Alexander, Mo., and George Lofton of Cypress, Texas; one sister, Laverne Maury of Stoystown, Pa.; two brothers, Adrian Rickles of Drew and Donald Rickles of Nocona, Texas; 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Chapel with the Rev. Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be at the Drew City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Manley Arendale, Teddy Launius, Justin Bryant, Terry Jackson, Kenneth Fields and Chandler Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Arendale Jr., Mike Riddle, Trey McGrew, Brian Lofton, Brent Lofton, Trey Lofton and James Kelvin Lofton.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-Mississippi Chapter, P.O. Box 9591, Jackson, Miss., 39286-9591.

Samuel Junior Page

Samuel Junior Page died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005 at his home at Eagle Lake. He was 78.

Mr. Page was born in Walnut Grove and lived at Eagle Lake for 25 years. He was retired from Cal Maine Corp. and was a member of Eagle Lake Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Junior and DeLatt Prestage Page; three brothers, Bill, James and Kenneth Page; and two sisters, Myrtle Burns and Beatrice Massey.

Mr. Page is survived by his wife, Imogene Allen Page; five sons, William Harold Page of Mobile, Billy Junior Page and Jimmie Wayne Page, both of Edwards, and Henry Gene Page and John Paul Page, both of Eagle Lake; three sisters, Geneva Waltman of Ocean Springs, Earleen Stringfellow of Raleigh and Carol Belton of Goshen; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Eagle Lake Baptist Church with Brother Charles E. Abbey officiating under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Edwards Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Eagle Lake Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Harold Page, Billy Page, Henry Page, Jimmie Page, Paul Page, Billy Joe Page, Jesse Rae Martin and William Page.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Luke, Shane Luke, B.J. Shows and Williams Nunnery.

Kathryn Sue Chapin Ward

Kathryn Sue Chapin Ward died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 69.

Mrs. Ward was born in Bonita, La., graduated from Jett High School and Hinds Community College, and worked as a nurse in Vicksburg and Jackson for 22 years. She also lived in Pelahatchie and Richland. She attended Leesburg Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Douglas and Lonez Bridges Chapin; one son, James Anthony “Andy” Ward; and two brothers, Larry Chapin and Jimmy Chapin.

Survivors include her husband, James William Ward of Pelahatchie; two sons, Allan Dale Ward of Gold Coast, Australia, and Timothy Douglas Ward of Iraq; an uncle, two aunts and two granddaughters.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Briar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Florence under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Richland.