July 11, 2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 11, 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.

Eddie Middleton.

Eddie Middleton, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was 78.

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Mr. Middleton was preceded in death by his parents, James and Blanche Middleton; one brother, William Brickle; and two sisters, Mary Miller and Lillie Johnson.

Survivors include nephews, nieces and other relatives, including members of the Hebron and Sims families of Vicksburg.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Strawberry.

PORT GIBSON – Mary Alice Strawberry died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was 65.

Mrs. Strawberry was a member and pianist at Second Baptist Church. She served as secretary for the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors for 29 years.

She is survived by three sons, Percy Reed, Charles Reed and Michael Strawberry, all of Port Gibson; two daughters, Patricia Byrd of Port Gibson and Alicia Michelle Strawberry of Douglasville, Ga.; five grandchildren; and friends and other relatives, including Jeff Davis of Port Gibson and Louise Marshall of Jackson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson with the Revs. Leon Nelson and Ray Coleman officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at the funeral home.