October 22, 2005

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 22, 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 longtime 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 this evening 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 Page, Louise Page, Teresa Crevitt, Dr. Manu Patel, Dr. Steve Zachow and the employees of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

Mary Alice Hall

Mary Alice &#8220Moneyā€¯ Hall died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 64.

Ms. Hall retired as a custodian for Bowmar Elementary School. She was a member of Cool Springs M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Alice Johnson Hall and Willie Hall Sr.; one daughter, Alice Marie Ross; three brothers, Marlin Hall, Willie Hall Jr. and Joe Willie Hall; and one sister, Katie Mae Harris.

Survivors include her stepmother, Flossie Hall; two sons, George Ross Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Donald Ross of Vicksburg; one daughter, Wanda Kay Hall of Las Vegas; seven brothers, Nathaniel Hall and Eugene Hall, both of Chicago, Johnnie Wayne Hall of Atlanta, Willie Joe Hall and James Earl Wilson, both of Waynesboro; Countee Hall and John Shelby, both of Vicksburg; six sisters, Clara Reynolds and Bertha Anderson, both of Vicksburg, and Mary Alice Hall, Vivian Hall, Stephanie Michell Hall and Carlene Wilson, all of Waynesboro, Miss.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Irene Wilson Parker

TALLULAH – Irene Wilson Parker died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Alexandria, La. She was 78.

Mrs. Parker was a native and resident of Madison Parish. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Tallulah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Parker.

Survivors include one son, Bobby Ray Parker of Robertsville, Mo.; one daughter, Marion Fay Patin of Prairieville, La.; one sister, Irma Parker of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Pentecostal Church in Tallulah with the Revs. Greg Nichols and Donald Wayne Privett officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Melvin Whitaker, Jimmy Piercy, Lane Rhodes, Martin Parker, Ernest Williams, Carlton Whitaker and Charles Fondren.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.

Lavera Ozell Walker

LAKE PROVIDENCE – Lavera Ozell Walker died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at her home in Cary, N.C. She was 84.

Mrs. Walker was a native of West Carroll Parish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melton Byrne Walker; her parents, Robert Jason McCarty and Winnie McCarty; four brothers, Jack McCarty, Freeman McCarty, Vernon McCarty and Hulon McCarty; and a granddaughter, Melissa McCord.

Survivors include six daughters, Betty Walley of Dallas, Dianne Nylander of Santa Fe, N.M., Joyce McCord of Brownsboro, Texas, Ginger Robbins of Cary, N.C., Nancy Walker of Fredrickburg, Texas, and Sherri Fastabend of Lake Charles, La.; a sister, Belle Gardner of Houston; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Transylvania Baptist Church in Transylvania, La., with Rev. Paul Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at New Forest Cemetery in Forest, La., under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Lake Providence.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service Sunday.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.coxfuneral.com