July 10, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 10, 2006

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Tommy Carter.

Services for Tommy Carter will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home Service with the Rev. Ron Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 7 this evening at the funeral home.

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Mr. Carter died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 31.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Carter Harrington of Vicksburg; a brother, Charles Carter of Vicksburg; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Georgia Wells Jackson.

PORT GIBSON – Georgia Wells Jackson died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 67.

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Jackson; her parents, Eva and James Wells; a sister, Jane Davis; and two brothers, Jessie Wells and John Wells.

She is survived by a daughter, Belinda Hunt of Port Gibson; four brothers, James W. Wells and Charlie Wells, both of Waukegan, Ill., Abe Wells of Hermanville and Lewis Wells of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; three grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Eddie Perry of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Hermanville with the Rev. Johnnie Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and Wednesday at the church from noon until the service.

Dewey Beverly Smith.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Dewey Beverly Smith died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 82.

Mr. Smith was born July 26, 1923, in McComb to Dewey and Eunice Smith. He retired as a mechanical engineer from the Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Commission in Vicksburg.

He was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church and attended First Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tenn. He served in the Navy in World War II as a naval engineering officer and graduated in 1944 from Mississippi State University.

He was a registered professional engineer of Tennessee and Mississippi. He was a member of the Mississippi State Alumni Association.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Haskins Smith of Gatlinburg; four sons, Dewey James Smith and wife, Karen, of Palmdale Calif., Carl Haskins Smith and Dow W. Smith and wife, Denise, both of Dallas, and Raymond Lee Smith of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Jennette Ann Reynolds, Garrick C. Smith and Brantley A. Smith, all of Dallas; and one great-grandchild, Zachary Reynolds of Dallas.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb with Dr. Mack Amis officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Hartman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to First Baptist Church in Gatlinburg.

Deborah Tarleton.

PORT GIBSON – Deborah Tarleton died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 47.

She is survived by her mother, Edna Tarleton of Port Gibson; a son, Derrick Bell of Port Gibson; a daughter, Aliece Bell of Port Gibson; five brothers, Dexter Tarleton of Vicksburg, Kenneth Tarleton, Dennis Tarleton and DeMarcus Tarleton, all of Port Gibson, and Dwayne Tarleton of Gulfport; five sisters, Brenda Tarleton, Lillie Tarleton, Kenyatta Tarleton-Eggleston and Comelody Tarleton, all of Port Gibson, and Shirley Dent of Birmingham, Ala.; her stepfather, Eddie Myles of Port Gibson; and aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Walls officiating. Burial will follow at Davis Family Cemetery in Hermanville. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service at the church.

George Wilson.

George Wilson died Monday, July 10, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. He was 84.

A World War II veteran, Mr. Wilson retired from the government fleet. He was a member of Springhill M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie Wilson Sr. and Annie Banks Wilson; three brothers, Tommie Wilson Jr., Earl Briscoe and Alfred Briscoe; and a sister, Lillie Mae Wright.

He is survived by his wife, Mella Lee Allen Wilson of Vicksburg; a son, Charles Victor Howard Wilson of San Diego; a daughter, Felicia Wilson of Seattle; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.