March 16, 2005

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Elizabeth Walters Bobb

Elizabeth Walters Bobb, formerly of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at her home in Olive Branch. She was 89.

A homemaker, Mrs. Bobb served in the Army in World War II. She was of the Catholic faith.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cashman Bobb.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Anne Mullins of Braxton; a son, John Norman Bobb of Olive Branch; two sisters, Helen Beatty of Pennsylvania and Irene Wagner of Nevada; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Lucille Shopher Phillips

OAK GROVE – Lucille Shopher Phillips died Monday, March 14, 2005, at West Carroll Memorial Hospital in Oak Grove. She was 88.

Born in Trumann, Ark., Mrs. Phillips was a resident of Oak Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Lillie Muse; her husbands, Orval Shopher and Albert Phillips; a son, Jerry Shopher; two stepdaughters, Rita McGuire and Betty Staggs; two brothers, Grady Muse and Leonard Muse; and a sister, Alma Bell.

She is survived by two sons, Bryan Shopher of Bremerton, Wash., and Mike Shopher of Oak Grove; one daughter, Donna Hughes of Milan, Tenn.; two sisters, Georgia Lee Barrett of Harrisburg, Ark., and Imogene Heckmann of Jonesboro, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Rev. Gayle Riles officiating. Burial will follow at Red Wing Cemetery in Oak Grove.

Visitation will be tonight until 9 and from 8 a.m. Thursday until the service, all at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Ed Bain, Wayne Holley, James Miley, Don Myers, Dusty Myers and Melvin Warren.

Fannie M. Straughter-Taylor

DETROIT – Fannie M. Straughter-Taylor, formerly of Vicksburg, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She was 55.

Mrs. Straughter-Taylor was a 1968 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Straughter; a sister, Doris Straughter; and a son, Zachary Taylor.

She is survived by one daughter, Brittni Taylor; a brother, Raymond Straughter; a sister, Delores Straughter; her mother, Lucy Straughter; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are incomplete in Detroit.