October 19, 2005

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2005

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Ruby Rebecca Aaron Andress

RIDGELAND – Ruby Rebecca Aaron Andress died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005. She was 73.

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Mrs. Andress was born in Montgomery, Ala., and was a resident of Ridgeland.

She graduated from Wetumpka High School in 1950 and married Robert Edward Andress in 1952. Together they served in ministry in the United Methodist Church for nearly 50 years throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Mrs. Andress was a member of the United Methodist Women for most of her life. She ran the bookstore for many years at the annual Mississippi United Methodist Women Summer School of Christian Mission. She served as a &#8220pink lady” at several hospitals and taught in the weekday preschool program for 10 years at Crawford Street United Methodist Church in Vicksburg.

She was the daughter of Wilbur F. Aaron Sr. and Jewell Burdett Aaron, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marie A. Panhorst and Frances A. Rountree, and a grandson, Michael Sprinkell.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Robert E. Andress of Jackson; three daughters. Becky Andress Sprinkell of Gulfport, Robyn Andress Cook of Loranger, La. and Ruby Anne Andress Crites of Euless, Texas; two brothers, Warren Aaron of Eclectic, Ala., and W.F. “Billy” Aaron Jr. of Wetumpka, Ala.; and two sisters, Mary A. Williams of Deatsville, Ala., and Vivian A. Martin of Fitzpatrick, Ala.; and five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Oct. 14 at Saint Matthews United Methodist Church in Madison.

Memorials may be sent to The Michael Sprinkell Memorial Band Scholarship at Pearl River Community College, P.O. Box 5389 Poplarville, MS 39470, Saint Matthews United Methodist Church or any United Methodist Church.

Jeff Johnson

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Services for Jeff Johnson will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter M.B. Church with the Rev. Melvin Bolden officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon Thursday until the hour of service at the church.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, in Augusta, Ga. He was 89.

He was born in Rocky Springs. He was employed as a welder with Atlas Tank Company in Vicksburg.

He was a former member and deacon of St. Peter M.B. Church and member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Will Johnson, Leroy Johnson and Jim Johnson; and one sister, Sadie Johnson.

Survivors include three sons, Jeff Johnson, Johnny Johnson and Jesse Johnson, all of Los Angeles; one stepson, Johnny Nailor Jr. of Augusta; one daughter, Geanetta Johnson of Los Angeles; one brother, Russell Johnson of Jackson; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge arrangements.

Clara Jean Moore

PORT GIBSON – Clara Jean Moore died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 46.

Mrs. Moore was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. She was employed at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Susie Moore; and a brother, Derwin Moore.

Survivors include two sons, Giovanni Crystain Moore and Sterling Jerrod Moore, both of Port Gibson; two sisters, Pamela Moore Jones of Port Gibson and Diann M. Nonnally ; three brothers, Julius L. Moore of Dallas, Richard Moore III of Hermanville and Winston T. Moore of Port Gibson; stepgrandmother, Florence Crystain of Port Gibson; and other relatives and friends including Riley Ellis of Hermanville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Frank Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Port Gibson. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 this evening at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service at the church.

Annie Beatrice Reese

Services for Annie Beatrice Reese will be at 1 today at St. Luke Church of God In Christ with the Rev. Douglas Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reese died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Covenant Health and Rehab in Vicksburg. She was 86.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Luke Church of God In Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Reese Sr.; her parents, John Wesley Bowden Sr. and Lucille Hall Bowden; six brothers, Johnny Richard Bowden, John Wesley Bowden Jr., Clifford Bowden, Climmon Bowden, James Bowden and Frank Bowden; three sisters, Lucille Lee, Leola Monds and Janie Viola Bowden; and other nieces and nephews.

Survivors include six stepsons, Wesley Reese Jr. of Valejo, Calif., Ned B. Reese of Daly City, Calif., Aphonso Reese of Vicksburg, Raymond A. Reese of Phoenix, Alonzo Reese and Edison J. Reese, both of Detroit; three daughters, Ceatrice Smith of Vicksburg, Bertha L. Meeks of Detroit and Debra Hardy of Tallulah; one sister, Earlean Cogg of Vicksburg; and nieces and nephews.

Clifton James Richardson Jr.

Clifton James Richardson Jr. died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 34.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Earnestine Richardson.

Survivors include his father, Clifton Richardson Sr. of Biloxi; four sisters, Lawander Richardson of Jackson, Stacey Richardson of Edwards, LaToya Jackson and Shamekia Richardson, both of Biloxi, and Savannah Parks of Gulfport; four brothers, James Richardson and William Richardson, both of Biloxi, Tyrone Thompson of Vicksburg and Jody Parks of Gulfport; his grandmothers, Maxcine Graham of Biloxi and ReElla Turner of Edwards; and other relatives including Leroy Richardson and Lametra Richardson, both of Jackson.

Lakeview Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Chenara Young

Chenara Young died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at The Vicksburg Apartments in Vicksburg. She was 43.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Young.

Survivors include her father, Tom Carter Jr. of Vicksburg; one son, Leon Felix Jr. of Vicksburg; two sisters, Gloria Young Sampson of Lithonia, Ga. and Lakisha Young of Atlanta; two brothers, Robert James Young Jr. of Greenville, S.C., and Donnell Young of Hampton, Ga.; and other relatives and friends including Leon Felix Sr. of Vicksburg.

Lakeview Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.