April 10, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2005

George H. Brown Jr.

George H. Brown Jr. died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Promise Specialty Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 70.

Mr. Brown was a retired mechanic from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member and an usher at St. Paul Baptist Church in Bovina.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Brown Sr. and Sarah Williams Lynn; two sons, three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Annie Brown of Vicksburg; five sons, Alvin Brown, Michael Brown, Alex Brown, Avril J. Brown and the Rev. Christopher Shawn Brown, all of Vicksburg; three daughters, Joyce A. Brown of Aurora, Ill., and Doris L. Brown and Brenda V. Brown, both of Vicksburg; six sisters, Vivian Washington of Saginaw, Mich., Ceretha Winger, Carrie Smith and LeEster Combs, all of Vicksburg, Dorothy Williams of Los Angeles and Catherine Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; five brothers, Anderson Lee Lynn, James Lee Lynn, Willie Lynn and Edgar Price Jr., all of Vicksburg, and James E. Brown of St. Louis; his stepmother, Virgie Mae Brown of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Redditt Jr.

Robert E. Redditt Jr. died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 80.

Mr. Redditt was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He was retired from Cedar Chemical Company and he was employed by Baker Security Company.

He attended Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Robert E. Redditt III and Edward M. Redditt; one daughter, Joyce A. Redditt; two brothers, Roy Redditt and Elbert Redditt Sr., all of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Josh Warnock, Elbert Redditt Jr., James Wilson, James Keen, Edward Herring and Keith Keen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Kirk, Monte Redditt, Nathan Shipworth, Danny Redditt, James “Bubba” Keen, Willie Shipworth, Joey Redditt, D.W. Lyons and employees of Baker Security Company.

Nona Warren Webb

Services for Nona Warren Webb will be at 5 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Vernon, Texas.

Mrs. Webb died Friday, April 8, 2005, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 88.

She was born in Vernon and had lived in Vicksburg for the past 5 1/2 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, R.P. Webb; and a sister, Kathleen Warren Penix.

She attended Vernon schools, Texas Tech University and Texas Woman’s University. She was a charter member of the Wilbarger County (Texas) Hospital Auxiliary and a charter member of the Red River Valley Museum Guild. She served on the board of directors of the Vernon Girls’ Club for several years.

A prayer service was held Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Farrell, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church, officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Camille Atwood of Vicksburg; a sister, Isabel Sheridan of Vernon; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Storehouse Community Food Pantry, 1302 Adams St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Fred Harris Williams Jr.

Fred Harris Williams Jr. died suddenly Tuesday, April 5, 2005. He was 72.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, at St. Columb’s Episcopal Church in Ridgeland. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harris Williams Sr. of Vicksburg, Williams attended St. Aloysius High School and graduated from Carr Central High School in Vicksburg. He earned the B.A. in mathematics from Millsaps College in 1956 after service in the U.S. Army.

He retired after a long career as a statistician with the Mississippi Employment Security Commission.

Williams was a longtime communicant of St. Columb’s Church in Ridgeland, where he was a licensed lay reader. He was an avid golfer, biker and community volunteer. He volunteered regularly for University Hospital, the IONA House ministry at St. Columb’s and the Clinton public schools where he tutored students in math and algebra.

He was also known throughout his neighborhood for his dedication to recycling. Even in death, nothing went to waste. He was an anatomical gift donor, whose body will be used to further the advancement of science and medicine; his corneas will be used to give others the gift of sight.

Williams is survived by his wife Cecily, their daughters Leigh M. Williams of Clinton and Laurie Williams Brown of Florence; two grandchildren, Dalton and Trevor; his brother, Charles Williams Sr. of St. Louis, Mo.; and nephews Charles Williams Jr. of Madison and Christopher Williams of Richland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stewpot Community Services in Jackson.