August 8, 2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 8, 2006

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Rosie Mae Brown-Smith.

Rosie Mae Brown-Smith died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 54.

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Mrs. Brown-Smith was a former resident of Cary.

Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

Camie Carol Harrison.

Camie Carol Harrison died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at River Region Hospital. She was 58. Mrs. Harrison was a Vicksburg resident and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Harrison; and her father, Earnest Perry.

She is survived by three children, David E. Harrison of Belzoni, Shayne Harrison of Pope and Selena Graham of Vicksburg; her mother, Rosa Vay Cook of Benton; two sisters, Linda Pugh of Wolf Lake and Lucy Davis of Benton; and a brother, Earnest Perry of Old Fort, N.C.

Memorial services were Friday at Strickland King Funeral Home in Yazoo City. Burial followed at Coxburg Cemetery.

Lucille Dixon Johnson.

Lucille Dixon &#8220Lucy” Johnson died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Thomas Specialty Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 81.

A native of Jackson, Mrs. Johnson lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. and Violet McKenna Dixon; and her husband, Vivion Johnson.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda J. Neely of Ridgeland, Gloria J. Worsham of Oxford and Lenora J. Keen of Vicksburg; a son, Jerry B. Johnson of Hampton; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Campbell of Woodlawn Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Hickman, John W. Carsile, Fred Norman Englade, Eric Johnson, W.E. &#8220Bud” Johnson, Steve Carsile and Edward McKnight.

Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Barnes, Billy Joe Cross, W.E. &#8220Bubba” Johnson, George Stevens and James Valentine.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, La. 71103.

Josie Leist Middleton.

Josie Leist Middleton died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85.

Born in Vicksburg, Mrs. Middleton was the daughter of the late Charles Joseph Leist and Alberta Massey Leist. She was a retired medical caregiver and member of Vicksburg Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Richard Middleton Jr.; a son, David L. Middleton; a daughter, Jo Ann Williamson; two grandsons, David Mark Williamson and Richard Lee Middleton; and a brother, Charles Marion Leist.

She is survived by a son, Thomas L. Middleton of Vicksburg; a daughter, Darlene M. Williams of Huntington, Texas; and 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with Jimmy Williams and Reggie Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Dorman Leist, Sid Leist, Joseph Williams, James &#8220Jimmy” Williams, James Williamson and David &#8220Davy” Middleton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Abbott, Emmett Neal, Eddie Smith, Dr. Paul Pierce and Dr. Charles Marascalco.

Jerry Dean Walton Sr.

Services for Jerry Dean Walton Sr. will be at 5 tonight at Holy Hill M.B. Church on Oak Ridge Road. Burial will follow at Parker Cemetery. Visitation will be until 2 today at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and from 4 until the hour of service at the church.

Mr. Walton died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 77.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served at Fort Coffee, Ark., and was employed at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mat Sinking Unit. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie M. and Ethel Lewis Walton; five sisters, Willie Ree Thomas, Mable Thomas, Farrie Smith, Bessie Lee Brenson and Annie Albner Walton; and a brother, Lenora Walton.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth White Walton of Vicksburg; five sons, Jerry Walton Jr., Jermaine Walton, Dana Walton, Cornelius Walton and Hebrew Walton, all of Vicksburg; a stepson, Jerry Johnson of Vicksburg; a brother, Louis Walton Sr. of Vicksburg; a sister, Eddie Mae Walton of Los Angeles; and other relatives, including Bessie Walton of Vicksburg and the Lewis and Thomas families.