October 24, 2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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Joseph Francis Broussard.

COLUMBUS – Joseph Francis Broussard died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Triangle in Columbus, Miss. He was 45.

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Born in New Orleans, Mr. Broussard was the son of Diana Marie LaBiche Broussard and the late Frances Jasper Broussard. He was the owner and chef of J. Broussard’s Restaurant.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary H. Broussard of Columbus; a daughter, Elizabeth Broussard of Columbus; a son, Christopher Michael Broussard of Columbus; two sisters, Denise Sassone of Vicksburg and Debbie Davis of Los Angeles; and a brother, Ray Broussard of New Orleans.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Nick Cannady officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.

Walter Calvin Day Sr.

Walter Calvin Day Sr. died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. He was 56.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. Day was a retired truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Phyliss Hampton Day; a daughter, Dorothy Michelle Day of Brandon; two sons, Walter Calvin Day Jr. and Ollie Henderson Day, both of Jackson; two adopted sons, Bruce Day and Randy Day, both of Jackson; one brother, Nobby Day of Vicksburg; one sister, Anita Smith of Mendenhall; and a number of grandchildren.

Memorial services will be later under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Flora M. Ellis.

Flora M. Ellis died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. She was 86.

Born in Meridian, Miss Ellis had been a Vicksburg resident since 1926. She was a graduate of Carr Central High School and co-owner of Help Yourself Supermarket until her retirement a number of years ago.

She was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and the Cedars of Lebanon Ladies Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. Ellis and Christine Abraham Ellis; and three sisters, Lillian Ellis, Mamie Ellis and Mabel E. Abraham.

Survivors include three brothers, Reginald Ellis of Vicksburg, Norman Ellis of Terry and Dr. Woodrow Ellis of Daytona, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Very Rev. John Morris, pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the service at the funeral home.

David James Fields.

David James Fields died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. He was 47.

A native of Vicksburg, Mr. Fields was a former member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Ellis; and his grandfather, Willie Fields.

He is survived by two sons, Dion King and David King, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Demetras King and Michayla King of Vicksburg; his mother, Ida Bass of Vicksburg and stepfather, George Bass; a sister, Carla Fields of Vicksburg; two brothers, Armond Bass of Vicksburg and Ernest Fields of Las Vegas; his grandmother, Maggie Fields; and other relatives and friends, including the Ellis family.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

John L. James Sr. died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at River Region Medical Center. He was 82.

Mr. James was the son of the late Roxie Neal James and Jim L. James. He was a native of Vicksburg and retired from Downey Plantation and the Corps of Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Williona James; and his son, Jessie James.

He was a member of Clover Valley M.B. Church.

Survivors include seven daughters, Kristine Doss, Thelma Washington Moran, Barbara J. Newsome, Gloria M. James and Jackie A. James, all of Vicksburg, Betty Tucker of Pawtucket, R.I., and Louvinia James of Chicago; three sons, Melvin L. James of Augusta, Ga., Willie L. James of Vicksburg and John L. James Jr. of Atlanta; three sisters, Alena Nichols of Jamaica Plains, Mass., and Virginia Subject and Laura Harried, both of Vicksburg; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Robert Michael Langley Sr.

BATESVILLE – Robert Michael &#8220Robbie” Langley died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2006, in Memphis, Tenn. He was 30.

Mr. Langley was a graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy in Madison, Valley Forge Military College in Valley Forge, Penn., and Delta State University in Cleveland. He later received his Mortuary Science degree from Northwest Community College.

He was employed with the University of Mississippi’s police department.

He was a member of United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Rusty Langley; great grandparents, Lottie Mae Hunt and Whitnell Bridges; and foster grandparents, H.K. and Lois Van Every and Paul Tardy.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Bryant Langley of Batesville; two sons, Robert Michael &#8220Robbie” Langley Jr. of Oxford and Cory Bridges Langley of Batesville; two stepdaughters, Maci Cheyenne Kirkland of Batesville and Anne Claire Bufkin of Oxford; a sister, Racheal Langley of Kosciusko; a stepsister, Renee Howell of Carthage; a stepbrother, Chris Watkins of Pearl; two foster brothers, Jonathan Van Every and Kelsay Van Every, both of Brandon; his biological father, Larry Langley, and stepmother, Sherry Donald Langley, of Lena; his biological mother, Debbie Hearn Lloyd, and stepfather, Michael Lloyd, of Covington, La.; foster parents, Eugene and Paula Van Every of Brandon; paternal grandparents, Glenda Bridges Kuhn of Batesville and Cecil Langley of Vicksburg; maternal grandparents, Jannie Foster Hearn of Covington and James T. Hearn of Hammond, La.; paternal stepgrandmother, Mary Langley of Vicksburg; and foster grandmother, Virginia Tardy of Cleveland.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 100 University Ave., campus of University of Mississippi in Oxford. The Revs. Kevin Crofford and Barry Male will officiate.

Burial will follow at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville under the direction of Wells Funeral Home of Batesville. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at The Gertrude C. Ford Center of Performing Arts.

Memorials may be made to the Robert Langley Memorial Scholarship Endowment, c/o University of MS Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677.