May 7, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 8, 2006

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Margaret E. Donnell.

Margaret E. Donnell died Friday, May 5, 2006, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 85.

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Mrs. Donnell was born in Alliance, Ohio and was a resident of Vicksburg for 41 years. She was employed by Taylor Aircraft in Beloit, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Donnell.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Lynn Grissom of Leland and Gail D. Rhett of Vicksburg; a son, Richard Ross Donnell of Clinton; and a sister, Louise B. Egger of London, Ky.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Reiber and Dr. Matt Buckles officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of service Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Rhett, Ryan Rhett, Richard Rhett, Jonathon Nation, Rowe Rhett, Perrin Grissom Jr. and Ross Rhett.

Samuel Jerry Little.

Samuel Jerry Little died Friday, May 5, 2006, at his home. He was 68.

Mr. Little was born in Mount Olive and retired as a maintenance foreman for National Plastics in Port Gibson. He was a member of Goodrum Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Little is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Little of Vicksburg; four sons, Ricky Little of Indianola and Gerald Little, Lee Little and Joe Little, all of Vicksburg; his mother, Ruby Lee Benson of Collins; two brothers, Bobby Little of Sumrall, Miss., and Wayne Calhoun of Collins; a sister, Betty Batte of Mount Olive; a stepbrother, Earl Benson Jr.; three stepsisters, Balinda Owens, Cindy Halthorn and Angie Benson; five grandchildren, Susan, Jamie, Talon, Dillon and Maegan; and two great-grandchildren, Cody and Ashley.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home with burial at Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 this afternoon at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kenny McDougal, Reggie King, Leroy Lewis, Barry Robinson, George Hennington and Sammy Glenn Hooks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Beall, Robert Hynum, Marshall Cat, Carrol Laird, Bob Hicks, Jonah Ray Jones, Bill Hayes, Dr. Paul Pierce and Marty Crevitt.

Johnie Jasper Jones.

Johnie Jasper Jones died Monday, May 1, 2006, at his home near McCool. He was 80.

Mr. Jones was a native of the Zemuly community in Attala County and a retired postmaster. He was a member and deacon of McCool Baptist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Annie Shurden Jones; his wife, Emma Jean Ray Jones; and a brother, Robert Harold Jones.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Kelley Jones of McCool; two daughters, Ann Jones Graham of Carriere and Judy Tisdale of Brandon; two sons, David Ray Jones of McCool and Steve Jones of Vicksburg; a stepson, John Kelley of McCool; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday at Jordan Funeral Home with burial at McCool Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Jones, Mark Graham, Matt Graham, Michael Jones, Jon Cullen, Justin Jones, Keaton Jones, Tommy Pender, Sonny Jones and the Men’s Sunday School class of McCool Baptist Church.