March 30, 2006
Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Louis Davis Jr.
LORMAN – Louis “Pop” Davis Jr. died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was 54.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Louis Davis Sr.
Survivors include one son, Louis Quartez Patten of Lorman; two sisters, Daisy Armstrong of Roxie and Mary McLaurin of San Bernadino, Calif.; five brothers, William Davis of Monroe, Daniel Davis of Fayette, Eddie Davis and Charlie Davis, both of Houston, and Derrick Davis of Jackson; and other relatives, including Mary D. Jackson of Lorman and Daisy Smith of Vicksburg.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship M.B. Church in Lorman. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from noon until the hour of service at the church.
Glennis L. Harris.
EDWARDS – Services for Glennis Harris will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Welcome Baptist Church in Utica. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.
Ms. Harris died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at her home in Edwards. She was 46.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Harris Sr., and one brother, Roosevelt Harris.
Survivors include her mother, Addie Harris of Edwards; three brothers, John Harris Jr. of Westwego, La., Frank Harris of Aurora, Ill., and Elbert Harris of Marrero, La.; six sisters, Katherine Gilmer of Edwards, Ruth Johnson of Dallas and Pauline Jefferies, Gloria McKinney, Georgia Kinard, Annie Robinson, all of Aurora; and other friends and relatives, including Robert Singleton of Edwards.
HERMANVILLE – Thelma Hyder died Sunday, March 26, 2005, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 80.
Survivors include a son, Anderson Hyder of Hermanville; two daughters, Arlean Hyder of Port Gibson and Shirley Hyder of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Allen Henry of Port Gibson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at King David Christian Church in Hermanville. Burial will follow at Davis Family Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from noon until the hour of service Saturday at the church.
Services for James Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 46.
A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Johnson was a former employee of the City of Vicksburg Sewage Department. He was a member of Mount Alban M.B. Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luke Johnson Sr. and Emma K. Johnson; maternal grandparents, Jessie and Estella King; one brother, Luke Johnson Jr.; and one sister, Louvenia Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter, Deloris Gray of Vicksburg; two brothers, Noah Williams and Emmanuel Johnson, both of of Saginaw, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Carter and Julia Neal, both of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Flora Mayfield of Vicksburg.
Charles Percy Lyons Sr.
EDWARDS – Services for Charles Percy “C.P.” Lyons Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Zion Traveler M.B. Church with the Rev. James O. Bowman Sr., officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in Vicksburg.
Mr. Lyons died Friday, March 24, 2006, at his home in Edwards. He was 73.
Mr. Percy was a retired contractor and choir director at Greater Zion Traveler M.B. Church in Utica.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Carrie Lyons, and his wife, Norma Jean Rawls Lyons.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Lyons of Utica and Charles P. Lyons Jr. of Edwards; three daughters, Vanila Lyons of Utica, Ledora Lyons of Killen, Texas, Maj. Monica Faye Lyons of the U.S. Army stationed in Iraq; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Eunice Mildred Redditt.
BENTONIA – Services for Eunice Mildred Redditt were today at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Darby Combs officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery.
Ms. Redditt died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at her home in Bentonia. She was 81.
A seamstress with E&W Manufacturing, Ms. Redditt was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reba Burnham and Edward Rezin Anderson; and her husband, Vibert John Redditt.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda McGraw of Bentonia; one son, James Redditt of Bentonia; five stepdaughters, Janie Tumlin of Yazoo City, Margaret Kelly of Raymond, Peggy Eakin of Madison, Faye Dillard of Bentonia and Audrey Jones of Jackson; one stepson, Rufus Redditt of Florence; two sisters, Jewell Moore of Bentonia and Marian Diffenderfer of Jackson; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Carroll Potter Jr., Robert Dillard, Paul Moore, Jim Kelly, Richard Potter, Timothy Sheppard, Edward Moore and Billy Wayne Redditt.
Wallace Harold Walker.
TALLULAH – Wallace Harold “Gene” Walker died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his home in Tallulah. He was 68.
Born in Shreveport, Mr. Walker lived in Tallulah for 12 years. He was a retired security guard and a Navy veteran.
Survivors include a son, Richard E. Walker of Tallulah; two brothers, Richard D. Walker of Tampa, Fla., and Pete Walker of Benton, La.; and two grandchildren.
Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Connie L. Ward.
Services for Connie L. Ward will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion M.B. Church at Ballground with the Rev. Charlie Blackmore officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Robbins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Ward died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 57.
She was preceded in death by her father, Buddy Singleton; her grandmother, Mary Branch; a brother, Howard Williams; a sister, Francis Turner; and her stepfather, Cary Flowers.
Survivors include one son, Brandon Ward of Chicago; one daughter, Valencia Bailey of Vicksburg; her mother, Carrie Ragan Flowers of Vicksburg; five brothers, Aaron Flowers, Tillman Flowers and William Ragan, all of Vicksburg, Jimmie Williams of Jackson and Louis Williams of Harvey, Ill.; one sister, Barbara Witchard of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Henderson Williams Jr.
Services for Henderson “Tankum” Williams Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship M.B. Church in Lorman with the Rev. Kemp Burley officiating. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in Vicksburg.
Mr. Williams died Sunday, March 26. 2006, at Covenant Health and Rehab. He was 98.
Mr. Williams was a retired employee of Inland Steel Mill in Gary, Ind., and a deacon at Fellowship M.B. Church in Lorman. He was a member of Rodney Lodge No. 267 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie Monroe Williams and Henderson Williams Sr.; four sons, Henderson Williams III, Cornelius Williams, Julius Williams and Perry Williams; one daughter, Hazel Mitchell; five brothers, Scott Williams, Floyd Williams, Andrew Williams, James Williams and Frisby Williams; and three sisters, Mary Smith, Ida Smith and Sadie Hicks.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Williams of St. Paul, Minn., and Herman Williams of Gary, Ind.; a daughter, Hester Brown of Vicksburg; a brother; a sister, Ella Alexander of California; 39 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; 38 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives including Wilma Williams.