March 12, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 14, 2005

Margaret Jean Mason

LOS ANGELES – Margaret Jean Mason died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Los Angeles. She was 57.

Ms. Mason was a former Vicksburg resident.

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She was preceded in death by her father, Berry Brown, and her grandparents, Mary Ella Thomas and Wesley Thomas.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonita Taylor of Los Angeles; a son, Randy Thomas of Los Angeles; her mother, Ada Brown of Vicksburg; six sisters, Ora D. Bennett, Shirley Warner-Preacely and Carrie Hagan, all of Vicksburg, Floretha Henderson-West and Ella Henderson-Tucker, both of Los Angeles, and Tammy Harrington of Ellenwood, Ga.; four brothers, Eddie Mason, Elvis Warner, Eugene Warner and James Brown, all of Vicksburg; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including George Oree of Los Angeles.

Services will be Thursday at Price Chapel A.M.E. Church. 4000 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles.

Ruby Kee Thompson

DELHI – Ruby Kee Thompson died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. She was 75.

Born in Bay, Ark., Mrs. Thompson worked in the banking industry for a number of years in Rayville and Delhi. She was a member of the Garden Club, Pilot Club and First Baptist Church of Delhi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.C. Kee and Lillian Opal Elkins Kee of Rayville.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Fuller Thompson of Delhi; one daughter, Sandra Thompson Interiano of West Monroe; one son, Bob Thompson of Sulphur, La.; three sisters, Clarice Kee Gibson and Anne Kee Morris, both of Rayville, and Lonnie Kee Tucker of Winnsboro, La.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Marcus Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.

Pallbearers will be Todd Morris, Chris Morris, Larry Tucker, Raymond Stroud and Bud LaPrarie.

Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Echols and Tendle Jones.