March 6, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 7, 2005

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Josephine G. Harris

Josephine G. Harris died Friday, March 4, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 81.

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Born in Holly Springs, Miss., she had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 60 years.

Mrs. Harris was the daughter of the late William Presley Good and Leware Green Good and the widow of Thomas B. Harris Jr.

She attended the University of Mississippi.

Mrs. Harris was active in civic and community services including the Meals on Wheels Program for over 20 years, Jacob’s Ladder Learning Center, Junior Auxiliary and the Salvation Army Auxiliary.

Mrs. Harris was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women.

She is survived by her daughter, Jan Harris Robinson and her husband, Bobby, of Vicksburg; two sons, Bill Harris and his wife, April, of Vicksburg, and Joseph P. Harris and his wife, Susan, of Germantown, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Leware R. Brown and her husband, the Rev. Timothy Brown, of Ocean Springs, Miss., Joanna R. Hindman of Birmingham, Ala., and Suzanne Harris of Germantown; six grandsons, Thomas Vaughn Harris of Vicksburg, William Benjamin Harris and his wife, Meg, of Jackson, William Dewitt Robinson of Senatobia, Jeffrey Joseph Harris of Memphis, Mark Christopher Harris of Vicksburg and Thomas Lucas Harris of Germantown; five great-grandchildren, Robinson Bash Brown, Timothy Benjamin Brown and Anna Ware Brown, all of Ocean Springs, and Jeffrey Luke Hindman and Jan Harris Hindman, both of Birmingham, and a sister, Leware G. McMahon of Oxford, Miss.

Services for Mrs. Harris will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steve Bryant, pastor, and the Rev. Timothy B. Brown, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs, officiating.

Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at First Presbyterian Church’s Ward Hall from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to Jacob’s Ladder Learning Center, 1017 Harrison St., Vicksburg, MS 39180, or to Natchez Children’s Home, 806 N. Union St., Natchez, MS 39121.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and Herman Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Max Maxwell, Dr. Gene Ferris, Robert C. Odom Jr., German Jordan, Richard Waring, Parker Ramsay, J. Stanford Terry, J. Stanford Terry Jr., Brent Cappaert, Eddie Monsour, Landman Teller Jr., Larry Rocconi and Mary Ellen Flowers.

Malgene Sanders

LIDDIEVILLE, La. – Malgene Sanders died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. He was 69.

Mr. Sanders was born in Winnsboro, La., and was a retired deputy sheriff.

He is survived by three daughters, Cindi Burgess of Green Forest, Ark., Debbie Sennes of Harrison, Ark., and Ginger Carter of Tallulah; a son, Jeff Sanders of Harrison, Ark.; two brothers, Ronald Sanders of Dubach, La., and David Sanders of Granberry, Texas; three sisters, Faye Jeffries and Sherry Hileman, both of Dubach, and Lanell Carlisle of Laramie, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Crothers-Glenwood in Tallulah with the Rev. Mark Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at the Ogden Cemetery in Liddieville, La.

Visitation will be from noon until the hour of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jarbo Wall, Jared Croom, Charlie Sennes, Tag Ellis, John Bowling and Wayne Mahoney.

Patsy Ray Thornton

Patsy Ray Thornton died Friday, March 4, 2005, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 71.

Mrs. Thornton was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and the daughter of the late Corbett and Nita B. Jolson.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Vernon Logue.

She is survived by her husband, Ellis A. Thornton; three sons, Michael Logue and Kenny Logue, both of Shreveport, and Wayne Logue of Vicksburg; five grandchildren and three sisters, Lenna Lee of Vicksburg, Claudene White of Memphis and Oma Usry of Forest, Miss.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Creswell, pastor of Berachah Baptist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until the hour of the service Monday at Fisher Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Terry, Joe McBroom, Ray McBroom, Phillip Lee, James Lee, Stanley Lee, Jason Lee, Charles Lee and John Lee.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.