February 14, 2005

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Lester F. Holmes Sr.

PELAHATCHIE – Lester F. Holmes Sr. died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at his home in Pelahatchie. He was 79.

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Mr. Holmes was born in Canton. He was a former resident of Mobile, Ala. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War. He was employed with International Paper Company in Vicksburg. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Pearl.

Survivors include his wife, Henri Joy Holmes of Pelahatchie; one son, Lester F. Holmes Jr. of Pelahatchie; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Shipes of Yellville, Ark.; two sisters; two brothers; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church with the Revs. Gerald Hurley and Michael Ruann officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Acres Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 this evening and 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service at the church.

Mr. Holmes’ nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 2248, Jackson, MS 39225-2248.

Norman McKay.

Norman McKay died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Promise Specialty Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 83.

Born in Louisville, Miss., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1948. He was the son of the late Bailey V. McKay and Annie Belle Shinn McKay.

Mr. McKay was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Coast Guard, and a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the Navy. He retired March 31, 1995, as print shop supervisor, U.S. Government-Waterways Experiment Station.

Mr. McKay was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and was a devoted family man. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Hawkins United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Niles L. McKay; a sister, Elsie Holley Prisock; and three brothers, Hoyt McKay, Roy Mitchell McKay and Bill Holley.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Suzanne Jones McKay of Vicksburg; one daughter, Linda Diane Bunch McKay of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, Jerry Wayne McKay and Kenneth Norman McKay, both of Vicksburg, and Paul Dale McKay of West Point; two granddaughters, Hayley Suzanne Bunch of Little Rock, Ark., and Angela ChLoe McKay of South Carolina; five grandsons, Kenneth Colby McKay of Jacksonville, John Caleb McKay of Hood River, Ore., Coleman Cain McKay of Vicksburg, and Joseph William McKay and Samuel Aaron McKay, both of West Point; one great-granddaughter, Ava Marie McKay of Mountain Home, Ark.; a sister, Gladys Richardson of Louisville, Miss.; and two brothers, John H. McKay of Columbus, Ga., and Jack M. McKay of California.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Hightower, associate pastor of Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny McKay, Cain McKay, Colby McKay, Freddie Jones, Michael Jones and Pete Canizaro.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181-1193 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be sent to www.charlesrilesfuneralhome.com.

The family wishes to express their thanks and sincere gratitude to the staff of River Region Medical Center, the Intensive Care Unit staff of River Region Medical Center and the staff of Promise Specialty Hospital for the loving attention and care given to Mr. McKay during the past months.

Guy Angelo Russo.

Guy Angelo Russo died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. He was 52.

Born in Las Vegas, Nev., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 2003. He had 30 years’ experience with the casino industry, serving as executive director of the Horizon Casino for the past five years. He came to Harrah’s from Lighthouse Point Casino in Greenville, shortly prior to the property’s sale from Harrah’s to its parent company, Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corporation, which renamed the property Horizon.

He was vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Vicksburg Main Street Program and counsel board president of the Vicksburg-Warren Community Alliance.

Mr. Russo was treasurer of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association and a member of Bowmar Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by a sister, Judy Vino.

He is survived by his wife, Beth H. Russo of Vicksburg; two daughters, Angela Russo of Las Vegas and Katie Russo of Vicksburg; two sons, Nick Russo and Chris Russo, both of Vicksburg; his parents, Nicholas and Jean Turner Russo of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Alvi McConahay of Orlando.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave., with the Rev. Mark Rowlen, associate pastor of Bowmar Baptist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to Keystone Ministries, 819 Clay St., Vicksburg, MS 39183 or to Rainbow Farms, 280 Mattingly Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Condolences may be sent to www.charlesrilesfuneralhome.com.

Bobby Hugh Turnage.

BOVINA, Miss. – Bobby Hugh Turnage died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Jackson. He was 72.

Mr. Turnage was a native of Lillie, La. He was born on June 22, 1933. He worked as a machinist and welder. His hobbies were fishing and flying gyrocopters. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Koran Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Kenneth Ray Turnage of West Monroe and Mickey Dean Turnage of Farmerville, La.; his father and stepmother, Dillard and Alma Turnage, both of West Monroe.

We are thankful for the doctors and nurses at the Mississippi State Veterans Hospital and Mississippi State Veterans Home who cared for Bobby during his illness. A very special thanks to Stella Turnage of Bovina for her love, support and help throughout the years.

Survivors include his half brother, Edwin Turnage and wife, Jackie, both of West Monroe, La.; one sister, Gaye Turnage Thornton and husband, Bo Thornton, both of West Monroe; brother-in-law, Mark Vallery of West Monroe; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Mary Esther Wineland.

Mary Esther Wineland died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 66.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Wineland had lived in Vicksburg for the past five years. She was a retired factory employee for Borg Warner Manufacturing Co.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Wineland Sr.; and a sister, Alice Fletcher.

She is survived by one son, Lloyd Wineland Jr. of Blytheville, Ark.; one daughter, Barbara Alexander of Vicksburg; two brothers, George Reinhardt and Gus Reinhardt, both of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kent Campbell officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service.