September 12, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 12, 2005

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Margaret Scott Friley

Margaret Scott Friley died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 45.

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Mrs. Friley was a native of Leakesville. She lived most of her life in the Port Gibson area and later became a resident of Vicksburg. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Martha Perkins Scott; and two daughters.

Survivors include seven sons, Kenneth Clyde Ezell of Hickman, Ky., Claude Quitman Ezell, James Carl Friley Jr., Joseph Allen Friley, Tommy Lee Friley, Justin Daniel Friley and Claudine Friley, all of Vicksburg; one daughter, Angel Nicole Friley of Vicksburg; two brothers, Lamar Scott of Vicksburg and Sammy Scott of Port Gibson; one sister, Claudine Fife of Port Gibson; three grandchildren; and other relatives including Keith Friley of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fife Cemetery with the Rev. Sam Dunaway officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of service at the cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson has charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Elmore Gordon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Services for Myrtle Elmore Gordon will be at 1 today at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Gordon died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark. She was 82.

She was born in Butler, Ala. She was a former resident of Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin Gordon; her parents, George and Abbey Elmore; one brother, James Elmore; and one daughter, Linda Raines.

Survivors include one son, Wayne Gordon; one sister, Willie Mae Neal; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Kenneth M. Humphries

PINEVILLE, La. – Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth M. Humphries were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with the Rev. Betsy Honeycutt officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Humphries, 91, a longtime resident of Pineville but who most recently resided in Monroe, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at The Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe.

Mr. Humphries enlisted in the Army, serving as a teletype operator for the 4025th Signal Service Group that was based in New Guinea. He was the one in his area who communicated with Gen. Douglas McArthur during World War II.

Mr. Humphries’ claim to fame was basketball. He was the point guard for the Kelly High School basketball team and what a team they had. Most of the starting line-up for that team was the Humphries brothers