January 12, 2005

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2006

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.

Laura Brown Chambers.

Services for Laura Brown Chambers will be at noon Saturday at Holly Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert L. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Chambers died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 79.

She was a member of Holly Grove M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bill Chambers.

Survivors include three daughters, Martha Walker and Shirley Chambers, both of Vicksburg, and Jennie Jones of Terry; four sons, John Chambers Jr. of Inglewood, Calif., Eugene Chambers Sr. of Pearl, Freddie Chambers of Jackson and Melvin Chambers of Clinton; one sister, Annie Armstrong of Vicksburg; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Mary Emma Woods and the Nash family of Port Gibson.

Violet Huneycutt Day.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Violet Huneycutt Day died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Sunrise Retirement Home in Charlotte, N.C. She was 93.

Mrs. Day was born in High Point, N.C., and had lived in Charlotte for more than 50 years. She retired from Belk’s as a buyer after 30 years. Her work was very important to her and she enjoyed her position.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Parker Day Sr.; and a son, the late Claude Parker Day Jr., who was of Rock Hill, S.C.; a sister and two brothers.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Donald Day Sr., and his wife, Martha, of Vicksburg, and a daughter-in-law, Marther Day of Rock Hill; five grandsons, Jerry Donald Day Jr. and his wife, Denise, of New Bern, N.C., Jason Randolph Day and his wife, Diane, of Raleigh, N.C., Timothy Parker Day and his wife, Dory, of Greensboro, N.C., William Robert Day and his wife, Deana, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Parker Day of Columbia, S.C.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Sheran Memorial Cemetery in Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296 or the Diabetic Foundation of Mississippi, 16 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS 39211.

Hattie J. Hite.

MAYERSVILLE – Hattie J. Hite died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 71.

Mrs. Hite was born in Washington County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lillian Johnson; one sister, Carrie Davis; and one daughter, Lillian &#8220Appleā€ Hite.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Hite Jr. of Mayersville; two brothers, James L. Walker of Chicago, Robert Hilliard of Gary, Ind.; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and other relatives including Bertha Morgan of Greenville and Jercelle Anderson of Mayersville.

Services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Rose Hill M.B. Church in Mayersville with the Rev. W.C. Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Watson-Edward and Evans Funeral Home in Greenville. The body will lie in state from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m.

Vera Louise Howell.

MIAMI, Fla. – Vera Louise Howell of Miami, Fla., age 86, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at Peachtree Assisted Living in Trussville, Ala.

Vera Howell was born Vera Louise Reeder January 7, 1919, in Laurel, Fla., to Caleb and Syrena Reeder. She graduated from Miami High School and earned her BA degree in education from the University of Miami. She married Carman Leron Howell in 1937. Vera was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She held leadership roles in her church and influenced the lives of her first-grade students at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Coconut Grove, Fla.

In retirement, Vera lived in Gainesville, Fla., and Vicksburg, where she pursued her dreams of developing a pecan grove and volunteering with special-needs children.

Survivors include three children, Linda Riddle of Trussville, Ala., Gary Howell of Vicksburg and Kirby Howell of Norcross, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Brad Houghton, Pamela Vigil, Kimberly Houghton, Hennessy Howell, Duncan Howell, Sara Ford and Kyle Howell; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services and burial will be at Miami Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Van Orsdel Funeral Home in Miami, Fla.

Neomi Faye Jackson.

DALLAS, Texas – Neomi Faye Jackson died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Dallas, Texas. She was 90.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of St. Mark Freewill Baptist Church and the local Eastern Star Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.D. Jackson; her parents, Willie and Lona Paul; and several siblings.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda D. McCoy of Dallas; one stepson, Lonnie R. Jackson of Dallas; two stepdaughters, Edna J. Green of Vicksburg and Diane J. Williams of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Abraham Green and Beatrice J. Jones, both of Vicksburg.

Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

Linda C. Peterson.

MAYERSVILLE – Services for Linda C. Peterson will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moon Lake M.B. Church in Mayersville. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home of Vicksburg.

Mrs. Peterson died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 51.

Ms. Peterson was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Mae Knox; and her father, David L. Castle Sr.

She is survived by her son, Jeffery L. Castle of Jacksonville, Fla.; her daughter, Gloria L. White of Jackson; five sisters, Verda Clark and Darlean Minor, both of Vicksburg, Betty Carroll of Rolling Fork, Torria Stewart of Mayersville and Geraldine Jones of Chicago; three brothers, David L. Castle Jr. and Freddie L. Knox, both of Grace, and Jimmie L. Castle of Mayersville; five grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; and other relatives and friends, including James Kelly of Rolling Fork and members of the Blake, McRunnels, Davis, Tillman, Herman, Knox and Byrd families.

Sarah Elizabeth Sanders.

Services for Sarah Elizabeth Sanders will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen M.B. Church in Redwood with the Rev. Frank A. Gardener Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the church from noon Saturday until the service.

Mrs. Sanders died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was 89.

A resident of Redwood, Mrs. Sanders was a former elementary school custodian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie F. Sanders Sr.; and a daughter, Odessa Savannah Fisher.

She is survived by five daughters, Ardenia Sanders Cleary and Julia Mary Sanders, both of Paducah, Thelma Elizabeth Booker of Washington, Pa., Shirley Conner of Nashville, Tenn., and Tressie Lee Turner of Redwood; three sons, Bennie F. Sanders Jr. of Del Rio, Texas, Eddie Lee Sanders of Paducah and Robert Lee Sanders of Redwood; 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and aunts, an uncle and a niece.