October 21, 2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 21, 2005

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Bettye Carolyn Bruce

Bettye Carolyn Bruce died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at her home peacefully with her family and friends at her side in Vicksburg. She was 65.

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Mrs. Bruce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born in Dinuba, Calif. She was a long-time resident of Vicksburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Theria DePriest; and one son, Michael Ray Ashmore.

Survivors include her husband, Haven Bruce of Vicksburg; three sons, Tony Bailey and Shane Bailey, both of Edwards, and Scott Bruce of Kiln; three daughters, Sonja McGriff of Star City, Ark., Kim McKnight of McComb and Angela Douglas of Pascagoula; one brother, Donald DePriest of Pine Bluff, Ark.; one sister, Kay Hill of Pine Bluff; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Revs. Clyde Pullen and Tony Beasley officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Paul Barrett, Jimmy Ashmore, David Darby, Michael Hoover, Robert Bell, Wren Way, Martin Pace and Dr. Lee Giffin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Col. Marvin Curtis, Herbert Stokes, Jimmy Pace, Louise Page, Teresa Crevitt, Dr. Manu Patel, Dr. Steve Zachow and the employees of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

Carrie Collins

Services for Carrie Collins will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church at Fayette and Poplar streets with the Rev. H.J. Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service at the church.

Mrs. Collins died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at The Care Center of Clinton. She was 99.

She was a homemaker and member of New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Green; her husband, Mark Collins; two brothers, Albert Green Sr. and Charlie Green; and two sisters, Ella Anderson and Corine Green.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.