August 27, 2006

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 27, 2006

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Estal Ed Allen.

ANGUILLA – Estal Ed Allen of Anguilla died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at G.V. &#8220Sonny” Montgomery V.A. Medical Center in Jackson. He was 63.

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Mr. Allen was born in Miller County, Mo. He was an Army veteran, self-employed and a member of First Baptist Church of Anguilla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Estal W. Allen and Gerti Mae Jenkins.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Alice Allen; five brothers, Thomas George Allen, Steve Allen and Jimmy Dean Allen, all of Iberia, Mo., Don William Allen of Eldon, Mo., and Mark Allen of Laquay, Mo.; and four sisters, Gertrude Summers of Wetland, Mich., Mary Jensen of Richland, Mo., Goldie Block of Peshtigo, Wis., and Kay June Pulford of Livonia, Mich.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Anguilla with Rev. Brad Moak officiating. Burial will follow at Golden Link Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Buster Tucker, Glenn Tucker, Bobby Tucker, Jimmy Dean, Jonathan Chisolm, Richard Chisolm, Demar Jones and Bill Langford.

Bobby L. Harris.

Bobby L. Harris died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.

Mr. Harris lived in Vicksburg for the past 50 years. He was born in Clark County to the late J.W. and Margaret Gordon Harris. He graduated from Satartia High School and served in the Army. He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church, where he served in various positions for more than 30 years.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Edna Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Harris of Vicksburg; a son, Bobby L. Harris II of Vicksburg; four daughters, Linda Jones of Canton, Ga., Britt Price of Florence, Becky Crocker of Vicksburg and Victoria Green of Lufkin, Texas; two brothers, Frank Harris of Vicksburg and Harrell Harris of Canton; 10 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Pentecostal Church on Paxton Road with Rev. D.W. Tipton officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today at Riles Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First United Pentecostal Church Building Fund, 6541 Paxton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Glenda Faye Traxler.

Glenda Faye Traxler died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 63.

Mrs. Traxler was a native of Epps, La., and had lived in Vicksburg for 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Booth Felix and Elexal Kyte Stanfield.

Mrs. Traxler was the chief budget analyst for Waterways Experiment Station for 33 years. She was a member of Bovina Baptist Church, Sunday school teacher for the Ruth Class and church organist for 30 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to many and a faithful worker for the Lord.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Douglas Traxler of Vicksburg; two sons, James Michael &#8220Mike” Traxler of Vicksburg and Jon Douglas Traxler of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Joy Elexal Davis of Thomasville, Ga.; two sisters, Jo Ellen Jones of Vicksburg and Tanya Gray of Oak Grove, La.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chip Starnes, pastor, and the Rev. Carl Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be John Arnold, Bill Arrington, Red Dowdy, Bill Downey, Lee Bruce and Binky Purvis. Honorary pallbearers will be Bovina Baptist Church deacons.

Memorials may be made to Bovina Baptist Church Building Fund, U.S. 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180, or Hederman Cancer Center, Baptist Health Systems, 1225 N. State St., Jackson, MS, 39202.

Antonio Williams.

MILLER, S.D. – Antonio Williams, a former resident of Vicksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, in Miller, S.D. He was 29.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Williams of Miller; four step-children, Cassie Sparks, Marie Damaso, Tiffany Sparks and Carlos Damaso, all of Miller; his mother, LeaVera Williams Haggard, of Vicksburg; a sister, Keshia Williams of Vicksburg; four brothers, Bryant Williams, Cedric Williams, Ladell Haggard and Cornell Haggard, all of Vicksburg; his maternal grandmother, Ruthie Lee Williams, of Vicksburg; and a number of aunts, uncles and other relatives including the Brown and Smith families.

Arrangements are incomplete with Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home of Vicksburg in charge.