December 12, 2005
Published 12:00 am Monday, December 12, 2005
The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.
Jo Frances Geter
Jo Frances Geter died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Los Angeles. She was 71.
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Mrs. Geter was the daughter of the late Walter Geter Sr. and Rosa McClellon Geter. A graduate of Vicksburg High School, she was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and the Vicksburg Club of Southern California Inc.
She is survived by two sons, Danny M. Geter and DeWayne M. Geter; three daughters, Deborah A. Geter, Nita Faye Geter and Shirley Wells; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Della Mae Harrell
MOSS POINT – Della Mae Harrell died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Moss Point. She was 91.
Born in Warren County, Mrs. Harrell was a retired seamstress, beautician and homemaker. She was a member of Escatawpa Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Lena Bliss Hancock Cooper; her husband, Jack Harrell Sr.; one son, Jack Harrell Jr.; a brother, James “Jimmy” Hancock; and a sister, Martha Hancock.
Survivors include a daughter, Lena Mae Epps of Moss Point; two sisters, Mildred Hall of Vicksburg and Etta McIntosh of Laurel; two brothers, James W. Smith of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and James D. Smith of Lucedale; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Escatawpa Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Glenn officiating. Burial will follow at Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa under the direction of Holder-Wells Funeral Home of Moss Point.
Visitation will be at the church Tuesday from noon until the service.
Franklin Eugene Hudson
Franklin Eugene (Frank) Hudson, age 66, passed away in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Dec. 4, 2005. Frank was born in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Finus E. and Mildred S. Hudson. Prior to attending college, he resided in Paris, Tenn. Frank graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.S. in economics in 1961.
On Sept. 11, 1968, he was united in marriage to Nancy L. East in Vicksburg. Frank and his family were active members of the Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, where he taught the Grayson Sunday School class.
He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 39 years. He graduated from the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors Planning Associates Class of 1977. Frank served for 39 years in the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserves, retiring with the rank of colonel with numerous meritorious service, commendation and achievement medals. He was a distinguished graduate of the Army War College in 1985.
Upon retiring from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Frank began working for Parson Corporation. After working in California and Indiana, he held the position of Manager of Procurement and Contracts for the reconstruction of the northern Iraqi oilfields with the Parsons Iraq Joint Venture.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy East Hudson of Mandeville, La., and five children, Douglas Edward Hudson of St. Petersburg, Fla., Christopher Curtis Hudson of Madisonville, La., Benjamin Hugh Hudson of Valencia, Calif., Foster Eugene Hudson, currently stationed in Iraq, and Carmen Elizabeth Beane of Henry, Tenn. He is also survived by his brother, Richard S. (Bill) Hudson of Paris, Tenn., seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Casey East Trest, Bill East, Kevin East, Dennis East, David Haworth, Phillip Haskins, David Cornwell, Garnett Bedenbaugh and Tim Fritz. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Curtis, Lester Holt and Daniel Douglas.
Funeral services will be at 12 noon Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Glenwood Funeral Home, located at 145 U.S. Highway 80, with the Rev. Ed Hightower and Fred Grayson officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Frank’s named to the United Heart Association or other charity of choice.
Jerry Don Lindsey
Jerry Don “Pete” Lindsey died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. He was 51.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Mr. Lindsey had been a Vicksburg resident since 1971. He was the son of the late Hassell Jr. and Everl Lee Lancaster Lindsey.
He was a welder for Hebeler Inc. for four years and a member of Bovina Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Lindsey of Vicksburg; a son, Hassell Don Lindsey of Vicksburg; two brothers, Larry Douglas Lindsey of Marianna, Ark., and Rodney Wayne Lindsey Sr. of Vicksburg; one sister, Nancy Kay Braswell of Vicksburg; one grandson; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry White, pastor of Bowmar Baptist Church, and the Rev. Chip Starnes, pastor of Bovina Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Gary Jordan, Terry Braswell, Jeff Covington, Mike Tanner, Jimmy Deere and Melvin Guice.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby and Pat Manley, Herman and Janet Steven, Glenn and Barbara Guice, Shan Woods, Shawn Woods, Dr. Lee Giffin, Dr. Susan Chiarito, Dr. David Halinski, Everett Deere and Rodney Wayne Lindsey Jr.
Louise Gervin Windham
EDWARDS – Louise Gervin Windham died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at her home in Edwards. She was 89.
Mrs. Windham was born in Rosedale and lived most of her life in Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Noble Windham; and five brothers, Alfred L. Gervin, George W. Gervin, Jack E. Gervin, Robert H. Gervin and Charles C. Gervin.
She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Gervin Ramsey of Ocean Springs; a son, Alfred G. Windham of Vicksburg; a daughter, Karen W. Turner of Edwards; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Edwards Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.