January 5, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 5, 2006

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George Hearron Sr.

ALBION, Mich. – George &#8220Ruffy” Hearron Sr. died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Foote Health System in Jackson, Mich. He was 76.

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A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Hearron was reared in the Oak Ridge community. He attended Marley School and retired from Union Steel in Albion, Mich.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Albion, where he was in the Male Chorus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George P. Hearron and Eunice Smith; five brothers; and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Sweetie Mae Ballard Hearron of Albion; two sons, George Hearron Jr. of Atlanta and Alex Hearron of Jackson, Mich.; two daughters, Diane Byrd of Albion and Vanessa Goodridge of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four brothers, Kidflash Hearron, Pat Smith and Luckie Hearron, all of Vicksburg, and Mack Hearron of Memphis; four sisters, Helen Hearron, Eunice Walton and Viola Hearron, all of Vicksburg, and Mamie Wilson of Hollandale; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Albion under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home.

Horace Moore.

PORT GIBSON – Horace Moore died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Claiborne County Hospital in Port Gibson. He was 46.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Vernard Moore and Catherine Moore-Anderson; and one brother, Willie V. Moore.

Survivors include four brothers, Freddie Moore, Vernon Moore and Johnnie Moore, all of Port Gibson, and Jadice Moore of Starkville; six sisters, Marie Moore-Drew, Linda Vells, Carrie Dean Braxton, Hortensia Moore and JaNitra Moore, all of Port Gibson, and Carolyn Smith of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at noon Friday at First Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. James Dorsey officiating. Burial will follow at the Davis Family Cemetery in Hermanville under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Visitation will be until 5 this evening at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. Friday until the hour of service at the church.

Frances B. Powell.

Frances B. Powell died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 69.

Born in Vicksburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward Eugene Barker and Jimmie Louise &#8220Sue” Sherard Barker. She was a graduate of Culkin Academy and Hinds Junior College.

Mrs. Powell was a retired employee of the City of Vicksburg. She was an avid bowler, an excellent cook and an accomplished decorator. She attended Bovina United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a late husband, Billy Ray Marler; and a sister, Jimmie B. Messina.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Powell of Vicksburg; a son, Jacob Wayne Powell and his wife, Diane, of Brandon; a daughter-in-law, Renee Doyle and her husband, John, of Kenai, Alaska; four grandchildren, Jacob Wayne Powell, Valeria Lea Powell, Brandi Renee Powell and Preston Wayne Powell; one brother, Frank Massa and his wife, Deborah, of Columbus, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Fred Messina of Vicksburg; one niece, Debra Massa; four nephews, Tony Messina, Frank Massa III, Edward Eugene Massa and Raymond Scott Massa; and several other relatives and friends, including Irene McCaskill Reeves.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Claire Biedenharn, pastor of Bovina United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Doug Morris, Walter Bliss, Charles Haley, Johnny Puckett, Sonny Mathis, John Wilkinson and Skipper Whittington.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Day, Ray Banks, Mike Hynum, Garvin Sherard, M.F. Shields, Billy Junior Page, Randy Nevels, Tommy Gardner, Jacob Wayne Powell II, Warren Guider and Ricky Selby.

Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Diabetes Foundation, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39211 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Lemira Scott.

Services for Lemira &#8220Pat” Scott will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion M.B. Church, Ballground, with the Rev. Charlie Blackmore officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday at Robbins Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from noon until the service.

Mr. Scott died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at his home in Redwood. He was 78.

Born in Warren County, Mr. Scott was a member of Loving Unity Society No. 8 and the NAACP.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otha and Dicey Scott; a son, Robert Lee Scott; his stepmother, Betty Scott; and a stepbrother, Ricky Neal.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie Scott; one son, Lemira Scott Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Delores Sims of Long Beach, Calif., and Elmira Curtis of Vicksburg; an adopted son, Johnell Shorter of Vicksburg; an adopted daughter, Phelshia Coffie of Vicksburg; one brother, John Jones of Vicksburg; two sisters, Dorothy Temperton of Minneapolis and Polly Rhodes of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Gertrude Jones and members of the Dollie, Lewis and Young families.

Lee Charles Warren.

ALBION, Mich. – Lee Charles Warren died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Foote Health System in Jackson, Mich. He was 53.

Mr. Warren was born in Vicksburg and lived in Albion. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a press operator for the Grand Rapids Press and McGraw-Edison. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Charles and Mattie Mae Warren Wilson; and a son, Marcus Warren.

Survivors include three sons, Kevin Warren and Lee Charles Warren Jr., both of Augusta Ga., and Terrance Warren of Germany; five sisters, Polly Wilson, Pamela Wilson, Verna Lafayette and Clara Cook, all of Albion, and Paula Wilson of Vicksburg; three brothers, Paul Wilson of Albion, Walter Wilson and Jessie Wilson, both of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and other relatives and friends including Rita Sauceda of Albion.

Services will be at noon Tuesday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Albion with the Rev. Charles Magee officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.