October 14, 2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2005

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Mary Johnston Jarvis

Mary Johnston Jarvis died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 91.

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Born in Wesson, Miss., she had been a resident of Vicksburg for 50 years.

Mrs. Jarvis was the daughter of the late Frank W. and Clara Stevens Johnston. She was a graduate of Wesson High School and attended the University of Alabama, where she received a degree in mathematics.

Mrs. Jarvis taught in the Vicksburg schools for many years prior to her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Harwood Jarvis; two brothers, Jim Springs and Frank Springs; and a sister, Fannie J. Springs.

She is survived by nephews, Frank G. Springs and his wife, Barbara, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; James P. Springs and his wife, Hollie, of Bartlett, Tenn.; Jimmy H. Springs of Memphis, Tenn.; Homer C. Greer III and his wife, Connie, of Vicksburg; and Homer B. Greer of Springdale, Ark.; nieces, Mary Sue Howell and her husband, Larry, of Cordova, Tenn.; Jane Fletchall and her husband, Allen, of Memphis; and Laura G. McCallum and her husband, Walter, of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with Father P.J. Curley, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to the Warren County Children’s Shelter, P.O. Box 820174, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Joseph H. Lindsey

Joseph H. &#8221Joe“ Lindsey died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 90.

Mr. Lindsey was born in Rankin County. He had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1931. Mr. Lindsey was the son of the late Joseph Johnson and Alma Bradley Lindsey. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Air Force. Mr. Lindsey retired in 1986 from Waterways Experiment Station as a photographer after 27 years. He was a member of the Stevens Masonic Lodge, the Acacia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and a past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Lindsey was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ledford; one sister, Nell Gibbs; and one brother, Walter L. Lindsey.

Survivors include his wife, Jane McDonald Lindsey of Vicksburg; one daughter, Mary Jane Lamensdorf and her husband, Mike, of Rolling Fork; three grandchildren, Lindsey, Lauren and Gaines Lamensdorf; one brother, William L. Lindsey of Vicksburg; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with the Revs. John Harper and Larry Haggard officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be G.W. Stamply, Billy Brown, John Alexander, Jason Alexander, Mark McDonald and James Price.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dorothy Horn, Jimmy Horn, Ruth Kolb, John Kolb, Ray Heffner, Heiman Cohn, Ed Clark, James Wilson and the members of the Acacia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

Memorials may be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or Acacia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Estarl Fund, 3419 Drummond St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Robert Middleton Waites

CHICAGO – Robert Middleton Waites died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, in Chicago. He was 74.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elnora Waites; and three sisters, Eva, Bobbie and Lucy.

Mr. Waites attended St. Mary High School. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Chicago after 33 years. He served in the Army. He was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Waites of Chicago; one daughter, Ebony Waites of Chicago; three brothers, James Waites of Vicksburg, Walter Waites of Duncanville, Texas, and Horace Waites of Dallas; two sisters, Velma Oldham of De Soto, Texas, and Magnora Benson of Chicago; and other relatives and friends including Ruby Rankins of De Soto and Sheri Wilks of Chicago.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willie White officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.