April 21, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2005

Charles Lewis Alexander

OAK GROVE – Charles Lewis Alexander died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at West Carroll Care Center. He was 87.

Mr. Alexander was born in Belmont, La., and was a resident of Oak Grove. He served six years in the Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor aboard the USS West Virginia. He later served on the USS Ability and returned to Oak Grove after his discharge in 1945.

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A hunter and fisherman, Mr. Alexander spent most of his life farming in Oak Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bascom Alexander and Mattie Horn Alexander.; a son, Charles Raymond Alexander; one brother, Joe Alexander; and one sister, Abi Garrett.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Alexander of Oak Grove; two sisters, Dorothy Dee West of Oak Grove and Betty Carkeet of Bossier City, La.; a brother, Albert Alexander of Oak Grove; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove with the Revs. Kenny Herring and Gayle Riles officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Parmentier, Delton Ray Darlton, Mike Kovac and Tommy Clarkson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob McCall, Marvin Hopkins, Al Partain, Tick Lester, Carroll Schrock and Gerald Green.

Jeffery Hicks

Jeffery “Punchie” Hicks, formerly of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was 45.

Mr. Hicks graduated from Warren Central High School in 1977 and Tougaloo College in 1982. He was a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

He was employed at Inner Voice Corp. in Dallas. He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church of Dallas and was a former member of St. Paul M.B. Church in Utica.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leon and Lucille Turner and Ervin and Emma Grace Hicks.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Shaw Hicks of Dallas; a son, Jeffery Maurice Hicks of Dallas; a daughter, Dimekia Hicks of Dallas; his parents, Hernando DeSoto Hicks Sr. and Richard Hicks of Vicksburg; and two brothers, Antonio Hicks of Killeen, Texas, and Hernando DeSoto Hicks Jr. of Warwick, R.I.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Julius Spicer Sr.

ALBION, Mich. – Julius Spicer Sr., formerly of Vicksburg, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, in Albion, Mich. He was 56.

Mr. Spicer is survived by his wife, Loretta Spicer of Albion; three daughters, Terica Spicer, Tanisha Williams and Jackie Williams, all of Albion; a son, Julius Spicer Jr. of Albion; four sisters, Fannie Thomas of Vicksburg, Jane Spicer of Jackson, Doris Lawson of Edwards and Letila Smith of Milwaukee, Wis.; and three brothers, Charles Spicer and Napoleon Spicer, both of Albion, and William Lee Spicer of Chicago.

Services were at noon today at Grace Temple Church of God in Christ under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home of Albion.

Creather M. Winger

Services for Creather M. Winger will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive M.B. Church No. 1 on Baldwin Ferry Road with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Mrs. Winger died April 15, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 76.

Mrs. Winger was born in Edwards. She was retired from the Vicksburg Medical Center and was a member of Mount Olive M.B. Church No. 1, where she served in the Pastor’s Aid Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Sarah Lynn; three brothers, Samuel Lynn, Tommy Lynn and George Brown; and one sister, Sarah Lynn.

Mrs. Winger is survived by her husband, John Winger of Vicksburg; a son, Willie C. Lynn of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Norma L. Carter of Vicksburg; three brothers, Anderson Lynn, James Lynn and Willie Lynn, all of Vicksburg; three sisters, Lee Esther Combs and Carrie Smith, both of Vicksburg, and Vivian Washington of Saginaw, Mich.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.