January 23, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 23, 2006

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Helen Elizabeth Beswick.

Helen Elizabeth Beswick died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 69.

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A native of Marion, Ark., Mrs. Beswick had lived in Vicksburg for 52 years. She was a secretary for Sears Co. for 12 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Edward Taylor; and a daughter, Tara Elizabeth Coonfield.

Survivors include a son, Shannon Beswick of Vicksburg; her mother, Doris Sanders of Vicksburg; one brother, Ed Taylor of Bluffton, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Green Acres Memorial Park with Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.

Lula J. Brown.

Lula J. Brown died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home. She was 79.

A homemaker, Mrs. Brown was a member of Travelers Rest M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brown; two brothers, Vertis Buchanon and Manuel Buchanon; six sisters, Melissa Holmes, Topsy Smith, Mary Braxton, Maggie Cosey, Betty Edwards and Minnie Turpin; and her parents, Walter and Katie Lee Ellis Buchanon.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Christine Buchanon of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Clyde Smith of Vicksburg.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Rodney J. Terrebonne.

CARLISLE – Rodney J. Terrebonne died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 68.

A native of Cut Off, La., Mr. Terrebonne had been a resident of the Carlisle Community in Claiborne County for more than 17 years. He was the son of the late Alzia Anthony Terrebonne and Noemie Lorraine Terrebonne. Mr. Terrebonne was employed for 23 years with Chevron USA Inc., from which he retired as a production platform supervisor. He served for two terms on the Lafourche Parish, La., Council. An avid outdoorsman, hunter and hunting-dog breeder, he especially enjoyed field trials, in which he and his dogs were very successful. He was a member of Greer Hunting Club and Midway Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Dale Greer Terrebonne of Carlisle, Miss.; one daughter, Debbie Dufrene of Galliano, La.; two sons, Ted Terrebonne and Mark Terrebonne, both of Cut Off; one sister, Dorothy Weidel of Cut Off; one brother, Randy Terrebonne of Cut Off; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Loyman Terrebonne.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel, 5000 Indiana Ave., with Donnie Cain, Minister of Midway Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in Greer Cemetery near Carlisle, Miss. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Riles Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.charlesrilesfuneralhome.com.

Mary B. Wilson.

Mary B. Wilson died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 65.

Born in Rolling Fork, Mrs. Wilson had lived in Vicksburg for the last 35 years. She was a member of Triumph Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Dillard Sr.; two brothers, Dan Dillard and Ernest Dillard Jr.; and one son, Allen David Brown.

She is survived by her mother, Anniebell Braxton; six sisters, Anniemae Dillard, Mary Lovette, Dorothy Earl, Mattie Hall, Lillie Macon and Willie B. Bell; one brother, Rosevelt Watkins; three daughters, Deborah Lewis, Queen E. Brown and Jeannette Washington, all of Vicksburg; two sons, Moses Brown of Vicksburg and Rosevelt Brown of Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including members of the Brown, Dillard, Doyle, Lovette, Watkins and Robinson families.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.