April 19, 2006

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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Estelle Fernandez Allen.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Estelle Fernandez Allen died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. She was 83.

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A former resident of Indianola, Mrs. Allen was a graduate of University of Alabama. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Indianola Chapter of DAR and First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sledge Allen.

Survivors include two daughters, Tricia Allen of Dallas and Kat Allen Hilderbrand of Vicksburg; two sons, Jim Pullen of Dallas and Clayton S. Allen of Oxford; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Indianola. Burial will follow at City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Boone-Card Funeral Home in Indianola.

W.B. Burrell Jr.

HERMANVILLE – W.B. Burrell Jr. died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 78.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.B. Burrell Sr. and Maggie Burrell.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Burrell of Hermanville; two sons, Jarvis Burrell of Harvey, La., and Travis George of New Orleans; one daughter, Betty Jefferson of Natchez; his stepmother, Willie Anna Burrell of Hermanville; five brothers, John Burrell, James Burrell, W.B. Burrell and Ray Burrell, all of Hermanville, and Jimmy Burrell of Utica; four sisters, Ada Graham of Port Gibson, Martha Francis and Robin Bishop, both of Hermanville, and Mary Green of New Orleans; six grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Burrell Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Jewel Marquiese Dixon.

Jewel Marquiese Dixon, the newborn son of Dewain and Charla Dixon of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

In addition to his parents, Jewel is survived by his twin brother, Jordan Dewain Dixon of Vicksburg; a sister, Camea Sanford of Vicksburg; paternal grandparents, Johnnie and Iris Wells, both of Vicksburg; and maternal grandparents, Edward Webb of Tallulah and Jonelle Rollins of Vicksburg.

Charles Lavelle Kirklin.

Charles Lavelle Kirklin died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. He was 63.

A resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Kirklin owned and operated Shipley Do-Nut Shops and Coors Beer Distributorship.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Kirklin.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Anne Luckett Kirklin of Vicksburg; three sons, John Michael Kirklin and Thomas Wesley Kirklin, both of Vicksburg, and Charles Glenn Kirklin of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; his mother, Catherine Farmer Turner and stepfather, Wallace Turner, both of Baton Rouge; a brother, Tyrone Turner of Baton Rouge; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chan Osborn de Anaya officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Kelly, Jody Murphy, Eric Treubel, Joe Gay, Bob Head and Allen Teeter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Barrett, Bo Bryan, Dr. Hildon Sessums, Dr. Michael Davis, Dr. Hendrik Kuiper, ICU Nursing staff at River Region Medical Center, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, the staff of River 101, Sonny Mathis and Jimmy Emerson.

Memorials may be made to Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703 or Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., Vicksburg, MS 39183.