July 3, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 3, 2006

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Marvin Lee Finney.

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Services for Marvin Lee Finney will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, in the St. Rita Catholic Church with the Rev. Craig Scott officiating. Interment will be in Alexandria Memorial Gardens, Alexandria, under the direction of John Kramer & Son.

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Marvin Lee Finney, 75, of Alexandria, entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 1, 2006, in his residence, surrounded by loved ones.

He fought a long hard battle with cancer, all the way to the end, never giving up and never complaining, not once. He fought this battle with enormous strength, courage and dignity. Never for a moment did he lose the tremendous faith that he had in his Creator, God the Father Almighty, the Blessed Virgin Mary and sweet Jesus.

He was married for 54 years. They shared a love for one another, not experienced by many these days. They were inseparable.

My sisters and I had a fantastic childhood full of many great memories. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He was the greatest daddy in the world. He could be very stern, hard as nails, but in turn had the biggest heart of anyone I have ever known – a heart of gold. He was one in a billion. Never met another man like him, never will – already miss him very much.

Marvin’s grandson Ben was by his Paw-Paw’s side 24/7 since January. Daddy called Ben &#8220his angel.” He did things for him most men couldn’t and wouldn’t do, always willing.

Mr. Finney was a retired postmaster of the United States Postal Service of Alexandria and completed 43 years of service. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Marvin served in the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant, having served in the Korean War. He was a member and past president of the Exchange Club.

Marvin was a member of the National Rifle Association. Marvin was a board member of the Alexandria Postal Credit Union for 30 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1134, National Association of Postmasters and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 1736. Additionally, he was a member of the Louisiana Sheriffs Association, American Legion, George M. Simmons Post No. 0003 for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Revere and Annis Finney; and his brother, Robert Finney.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Frances Domico Finney of Alexandria; four children, Roger A. Finney of Alexandria, Kathy Finney Calhoon and her husband, Don, of Kolin, La., Maureen Finney Lack and her husband, Richard, of Vicksburg and Frances Finney Lambert and her husband, Tim, of Hessmer, La.; two brothers, Ray Finney and his wife, Sylvia, of Thomasville, N.C., and David Finney and his wife, Bobby, of Granite Quary, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Rick, Rob and Ryan Calhoon, Kristin Chatelain, Lacy Brewer, Tyler Lack, Jessica, Nichole and T.J. Lambert, Hannah Malou, and Sam and Ben Finney; nine great-grandchildren, Kenzie Grace Paul, Morgan Calhoon, Traxtyn Finney, Jaden Chatelain, Evan Paul Calhoon, Collin Chatelain, Justin Jenkins, Payton Daigrepont and Josh Nolan; and special friends, Mary Ann Price, Billie Penny, Sammie Domico, Joe Nasselo, Bob and Virginia Jackson, Sandra Sasser and Jules Grandpierre.

Friends are asked to call from 4 until 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at John Kramer & Son.

A Christian wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Many thanks to everyone at &#8220Hospice Care,” especially Monica, Melissa, Kirk, Mona, Ellen, Cindy and the Oncology Hematology Life Center for their tender care and compassion.

Pallbearers will be his son and grandsons: Roger Finney, Rick, Rob and Ryan Calhoon, T.J. Lambert, Sam and Ben Finney and Tyler Lack.

The family has requested memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, attn: Memorial/Honor Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552; or St. Rita Catholic Church Building, P.O. Box 7056, Alexandria, LA 71306-0056.

Notes of condolence may be sent to the family online at kramerfunerals@aol.com.

Elizabeth Delphine Jensen.

Elizabeth Delphine Jensen died Saturday, July 1, 2006. She was 86.

A native of Birmingham, Mich., Mrs. Jensen was a former resident of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past three years.

She was the daughter of the late Scott Champlain Taylor and Mary Dessie Muthersbough Taylor. A 1942 graduate of Michigan State University, she majored in dietetic sciences and was a staff member at Woman’s Hospital in Detroit during World War II. She was a lifetime member of Alpha Zi Delta Sorority, Weight Watchers lecturer for more than 10 years and volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Jensen was a member of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Royal Oak, Mich., and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Crossville, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Jensen; and a daughter, Danya Jensen.

Mrs. Jensen is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Pamella Jensen of Vicksburg.

Burial services will be at Oakview Cemetery in Royal, Oak, Mich. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Martha Jane Roberts.

Martha Jane &#8220MJ” Roberts died June 29, 2006, at Covenant Health and Rehab. She was 77 years of age and of the Methodist faith.

MJ was a retired budget clerk for the Environmental Lab at Waterways Experiment Station. She also worked as an executive assistant for Gulf Coast Transit Co. in Tampa, Fla.; branch manager for First Federal of Largo, Fla., where she won the National Simpsa Award for excellence in advertising; and Spencer Chemical Co. (Vicksburg Chemical) during the 1950s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert &#8220Monte” Montgomery of Port Gibson; her parents, Lonnie and Nadine Fewell; two brothers, Milton Fewell and Gilbert Fewell, all of Tampa; and Tasha, her beloved companion pet for 22 years.

MJ, who was lovingly referred to as &#8220MamaJane,” is survived by her daughter, Suzan Montgomery Ebeling of Vicksburg; a granddaughter, Monica Sedita Wolters of Clinton; and a niece and two nephews of Tampa.

Memorial services are at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Burns officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Thursday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society.