March 26, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 27, 2006

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Doris Guice Harrigill Carter.

MEADVILLE, Miss. – Doris Guice Harrigill Carter died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Meadville Nursing Home. She was 86.

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Mrs. Carter was a resident of Roxie and a Presbyterian.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, John V. Harrigill and Alvin Carter; a son, Charles Harigill; two daughters, Katherine Young and Patsy Shell; two brothers, Billy Harold and Orville Guice; and a sister, Florence Martin.

Mrs. Carter is survived by four sons, Freddie Harrigill of Jackson, Jack Harrigill and Bobby Harrigill, both of Roxie, and Larry Harrigill of Vicksburg; two daughters, Agnes Kiser of Winona and Jewell Farmer of Roxie; a brother, Tilly Guice of Greenville; a sister, Ethel Dillon of Meadville; 30 grandchildren; and 60 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Franklin Funeral Home chapel in Meadville with the Revs. Mike Harrigill and Matt Buckels officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery at Roxie.

Visitation will be today from 4 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Beach, Ricky Harrigill, Jay Avance, Brad Tanner, Ron Pownall and Mitchell Greer.

Leone Margaret Farnsworth Dingman.

Leone Margaret Farnsworth Dingman died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at the Olive Branch Nursing Home in Tallulah. She was 85.

Born in San Francisco, Mrs. Dingman was a former resident of Los Angeles and had been a Vicksburg resident since 1980. She was the daughter of the late Ruric Ruskin Templeton and Marye Dabney Phillips Templeton.

Mrs. Dingman was a graduate of Beverly Hills High School and continued her education at Castilleja School in Palo Alto. She was a professional ballet dancer on stage and in movies. She served in the Navy Waves in World War II as an air traffic controller.

Mrs. Dingman was active in civic and cultural organizations such as the Foundation for Historic Preservation and Keep Vicksburg-Warren Beautiful Inc.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert S. Farnsworth and Alvin B. Dingman; a sister, Marye Ellen Templeton; and a son, Bruce C. Farnsworth.

She is survived by two sons, Perry E. Farnsworth of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Blake T. Farnsworth of Tucson, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Glendale, Calif. Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Foundation for Historic Preservation, P.O. Box 254, Vicksburg, MS 39181 or Keep Vicksburg-Warren Beautiful Inc., P.O. Box 820162, Vicksburg, MS 39182.