April 26, 2005

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 26, 2005

James C. Bracey Sr.

EDWARDS – James C. Bracey Sr. died Monday, April 25, 2005, at his home in Edwards. He was 51.

Mr. Bracey was a construction worker.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Leola Glenn Bracey, and two brothers, Bonnie Bracey and Fred Bracey.

He is survived by four sons, James Bracey Jr., Calvin Bracey, David Nelson and Terrence Crump, all of Edwards; three daughters, Jeanette Franklin, Valerie Bracey and Candace Crump, all of Edwards; three brothers, David Bracey of Edwards, Frank Bracey of Jackson and Leonard Glenn of Louisville; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home of Vicksburg has charge of arrangements.

Glorya Frank Turner Gee

Glorya Frank Turner Gee died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at her home. She was 73.

A graduate of Alcorn State University, Mrs. Gee also attended Atlanta University and New Mexico State University. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, where she served as pianist.

Mrs. Gee retired from White Sands Missile Base as a journalist with 30 years of service. She was also retired from the Vicksburg Warren School District.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Prentiss Renee Parker, and her parents, Frank and Hattie Turner.

She is survived by a son, Dario Lawrence of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and other relatives, including Barbara Lawrence.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church Building Fund, 5026 Mount Alban Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Jeffery Hicks

DALLAS, Texas – Services for Jeffery “Punchie” Hicks, formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Welcome Cemetery in Utica with the Revs. Charles Harper and Troy Truly officiating.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Hicks 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.

Annie Owen Williamson

TALLULAH – Services for Annie Owen Williamson were at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Tallulah with the Rev. John Rushing officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williamson died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Madison Parish Hospital. She was 66.

Mrs. Williamson was a church secretary and a retired teacher’s aide.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Huey Williamson.

Survivors include one daughter, Cynthia Schepers of Tallulah; one sister, Dot Tarver of Tallulah; and two granddaughters.

Pallbearers were Blair Parker, Bobby Parker, Jim Brown, Gary Gunn, Jackie Eakes, Monty Busby, Freddy Morgan and Steven Holmes.

Honorary pallbearers were Shea Arender, Ricky Matthews, Tony Harvey, Clement Dahlhauser, Elmer Schepers Sr., Carl Williamson, Clay Morgan, Billy Ray Arender, Wade Hargrave, Lynn Holmes, Todd McBroom and Donald Wayne Arender.