August 28, 2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 2, 2005

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Abbie Lee Simpson Blue

Abbie Lee Simpson “Big Mama” Blue died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005. She was 86.

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Mrs. Blue was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion M.B. Church No. 4, where she was part of the Willing Workers Club, the adult choir and the Mother Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Blue Jr.; one son, Charles Blue; and her parents, Aaron and Martha Simpson.

Survivors include two sons, Claude Blue and Dean Blue, both of Vicksburg; five daughters, Mildred Scott of Bly, Ore., Willena Stewart of Sprague River, Ore., Bobbie Swafford of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Linda Johnson and Beverly Johnson, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Willie Mae Thompson and Etta Jean Clark, both of Stockton, Calif.; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

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

Linda Ross Crowe

OAK GROVE – Linda Ross Crowe died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at West Carroll Care Center. She was 62.

Miss Crowe was born in Shreveport and lived in Oak Grove. She worked as an executive secretary at a bank.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Norman Pinchera.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Ross Franklin and Ann Crowe of Oak Grove; one brother, Danny Crowe of West Monroe; and five sisters, Mary Beth Seligman of New Orleans, Susan Huffty of Kilbourne, La., Becky Crowe of Forest, La.; Debbie Bolden of Bonita, La.; and Kim Canoy of South Mills, N.C.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cox Chapel-Oak Grove, with the Rev. Chad Ballard officiating. Burial will follow at the AR LA MS Cremation Society in Greenville. Visitation will be Wednesday until the hour of the service. The family will also receive friends after the service at the funeral home.