June 23, 2005
Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2005
The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.
Virginia Butler died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 89.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis “Cat” Butler; her parents, Evan Smith and Melissa Smith; two brothers, Evan Smith Sr. and Henry Shields; two sisters, Willie B. Cartwright and Nellie B. Smith.
Survivors include a sister, Louella Brown of Vicksburg; one stepsister, Mary Dorsey-Dotson of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends including Flora Cartwright, Velma W. Brown, Lubertha Crawford, Alice Smith, Melissa Shields, J.D. Brown, Percy Brown and Jimmy Brown.
Williams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Robert L. Davis
Robert L. Davis died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at River Region West Campus in Vicksburg. He was 84.
Mr. Davis was born in Edwards. He retired from Anderson-Tully Lumber. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 and Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Davis; his parents, Tommy Davis and Mary Reed; and one son, Tony Cross.
Survivors include two daughters, Ernestine Knight of Vicksburg and Betty Floyd of Temple Hills, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Odessa S. Fisher
Services for Odessa S. Fisher of Redwood will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen M.B. Church in Redwood. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.
Mrs. Fisher died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 61.
She was a member of Evergreen M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bennie Sanders Sr.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by her husband, Earett Fisher Jr. of Redwood; a daughter, Adrianne M. Carter of Norcross, Ga.; her mother, Sarah P. Sanders of Paducah, Ky.; one stepson, Earett Fisher III of Boling Brook, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Vanessa Keith of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three brothers, Bennie F. Sanders Jr. of Del Rio, Texas, Robert Sanders of Redwood and Eddie Sanders of Paducah; five sisters, Thelma Booker of Washington, Pa., Shirley Connor of Nashville, Ardenia Cleary and Julia Sanders, both of Paducah, and Tressie Turner of Redwood; seven grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Emma Woodhouse Meeks
Services for Emma Woodhouse Meeks will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul M.B. Church in Bovina with the Rev. Tyrone Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery.
Mrs. Meeks died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 73.
She was born in Vicksburg. She retired from Fedmont Hotel in Las Vegas. She was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church in Bovina.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Meeks; her parents, Winfield Woodhouse Sr. and Gertrude Green Woodhouse; one son, Alfred Jerome Meeks; three brothers, Jesse Madison, Winfield Woodhouse Jr. and James Woodhouse; and three sisters, Florence Woodhouse, Mary Mosley and Annie Cook.
Survivors include six sons, Oliver L. Meeks and Charles Meeks, both of Vicksburg, Melvin Allen Meeks, Andre Meeks, Curtis Edward Meeks and Louis Meeks, all of Las Vegas; seven daughters, Mary Jane Meeks, Mary Jean Meeks Fields, Joann Hayes, Loletha Meeks, Pamela Lavern Meeks and Shelia Gwen Meeks, all of Las Vegas, and Veronica Neal of Vicksburg; one stepson, Clarence Henry Jones of Vicksburg; one brother, Sam Woodhouse of Saginaw, Mich.; three sisters, Mariah Bills of Memphis, Mittie DeLa Cruz of San Francisco and Rosie Duckett of Los Angeles; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Rosa L. Moore
EDWARDS – Services for Rosa L. “Gushie” Moore will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Zion M.B. Church in Edwards with the Rev. Harrison Rozell officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in Vicksburg.
Mrs. Moore died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 107.
She served as a Sunday school teacher and a Mother at Pleasant Green Church of Christ Holliness, USA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Moore; her parents, Joseph and Evaline Herron; one granddaughter, Dorotha Cassel; two brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Roberta Cassel of Edwards; one grandchild; six great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Veronica A. Palmer
HERMANVILLE – Veronica A. Palmer died Friday, June 17, 2005, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 64.
Mrs. Palmer was a member and assistant secretary at Jones Chapel Church. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and a member of the Baptist Aid.
Survivors include her mother, Wilhelmina Jones-Grigsby of Hermanville; one son, Jonathan Palmer of Hermanville; and other relatives and friends, including Henry George Johnson of Katie, Texas, and Lannie Foster of Los Angeles.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jones Chapel Church in Hermanville with the Rev. Johnny Hughes officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday, followed by family hour from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Jones Chapel Church in Hermanville. The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will perform an Omega Omega ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday at the church.
Bennie Edward Tatum
DUNN, La. – Bennie Edward Tatum died Monday, June 20, 2005, at North Monroe Medical Center in Monroe. He was 69.
Mr. Tatum was a retired carpenter, oil field worker and truck driver. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Dunn Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed Tatum and Patsy Eldridge Tatum; one stepdaughter, Cheryl Harris Dupree; and three brothers, Tommie Joe Tatum, Clyde Tatum and Vernon Larry Tatum.
Survivors include his former wife, Bennie Gail Moore Tatum of Bastrop; one son, Mike Tatum of Shreveport; four daughters, Mary “Lisa Tatum” Melissa Crumbley of McDonough, Ga., Jennifer Ingles of Eros, Laura Ann Alford and Kimberly Tatum, both of West Monroe; one brother, Bill Tatum of Delhi; two sisters, Mary Ann DeFreese of Girard and Katherine Brown of Delhi; nine grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Services were at 10 this morning at Dunn Church of God with the Revs. Bernard Duchesne Jr. and Eddie Fuller officiating. Burial followed at Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.
Pallbearers were Steve Tatum, Lawrence Ray Tatum, Wesley Tatum, Paul Wells, Billy Nielsen and Button Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers were Clayton Cooper and Leroy Coleman.