February 21, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 21, 2005

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Kittye F. Jordan

ROLLING FORK – Kittye F. Jordan died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Mississippi Care Center in Greenville. She was 81.

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Mrs. Jordan was born in Lake City, Ark. She moved to Rolling Fork in 1939 and had lived in Greenville since 1998. She worked as bookkeeper, stenographer and computer operator for Service Lumber Co. for 36 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thad Jordan; a brother, W.E. Fleeman Jr.; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include a daughter, Danette Middleton of Glen Allan; two stepdaughters, Cindy Carson of Peach Tree, Ga., and Lisa Greenberg of San Diego; one sister, Ruth Hall of Jackson; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Greg Hazelrig officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Cox, Dan Kinard, Ken Middleton, Neal Holcomb, Jackie Fleeman and Wade Windham.

Memorials may be made to the Glen Allan United Methodist Church Landscape Fund.

Charles Y. Katzenmier Jr.

PORT GIBSON – Charles Y. Katzenmier Jr. died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Claiborne County Nursing Center. He was 96.

Mr. Katzenmier, a Vicksburg native, was reared in Leland. He graduated from Leland High School and Rhodes College, where he received a degree in physics. He moved to Port Gibson in 1942 to manage Port Gibson Oil Works. He retired in 1973 as general manager of Port Gibson and Leland Oil Mills, remaining on the Board of Directors as president and consultant.

Mr. Katzenmier was a former director of RiverHills Bank of Port Gibson. He served as president of the Mississippi Cotton Ginners Association and the National Cotton Council. He joined First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson in 1942 and served as a deacon for 10 years after being elected in 1945. He had served as a church elder since 1955 and was elected moderator of the Presbytery of Mississippi in 1956. He was the first person from Mississippi elected to the National Council of Presbyterian Church.

A member of the Port Gibson Lions Club, Mr. Katzenmier was president of the Port Gibson/Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce. He emceed Port Gibson High School sports and Claiborne Educational Foundation events.

He participated in the building of the city’s swimming pool on Drake Hill and was elected Claiborne County election commissioner.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Obe Katzenmier, in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Katzenmier Timmons of Port Gibson; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson with the Revs. Hugh Ward and Michael Herrin officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Pallbearers will be John Lindsey Torrey, Edgar Cain Jr., Robert Gage, Lem Montgomery, Doug Fryman Jr., Barry Smith, Joe Simcox and Scott Middleton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Nicholson, Alex Batton, Robert St. John, Shreve Guthrie Jr., Fred Guthrie, Burton Byrnes, Jim Cassell, Bobby Wade, Jimmie Person, Edgar Cain Sr., Dr. Roy Barnes and Dr. Bill Pierce.

Memorials may be made to the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703-9983, or the First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson.