November 20, 2006

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 20, 2006

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Jack A. Warnock.

Jack A. Warnock died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 49.

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Mr. Warnock was born in Susanville, Calif., and had lived most of his life in the Delta, La., area.

He is survived by his mother, Maryetta Dennis Warnock of Tallulah; one sister, Lydia Lowery of Collins, Ark.; and four brothers, Henry Lee Warnock Jr. of Pratville, Ala., Rudolph Warnock of Kentucky, Benson Warnock of Utica and John Warnock of Bay Springs.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Green Acres Memorial Park with the Rev. Roger Cresswell officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Betty Sue Wilkerson.

Betty Sue Wilkerson died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Heritage House. She was 76.

Born in Vicksburg, Mrs. Wilkerson was the daughter of the late David Henderson Williams and Susan Jane Turner Williams. She was a graduate of Carr Central High School in the class of 1948; a graduate of All Saints’ Episcopal College in the class of 1950; and was active in the pep squad, choir, Sub-Debs, annual staffs, dance committees and a class favorite at All Saints.

Mrs. Wilkerson was initially employed by Rose Oil Company and was a homemaker while her children were young. In later years, Mrs. Wilkerson was employed by the Village Gallery, Vicksburg Recreation Department, Clear Creek Golf Course, The Collection, A Drop in the Basket and Peterson’s Art & Antiques. She was active with her husband in promoting junior tennis in Vicksburg and Warren County, organizing the George Wilkerson Junior Memorial Tennis Tournament after her husband’s death in 1975.

Active in community and civic endeavors, she was particularly interested in young children and their welfare. Mrs. Wilkerson served on the board of the Warren County Children’s Shelter and the Women’s Shelter, and was a member of the Steel Magnolias and Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Amber Wilkerson; a sister, Rebecca W. Biedenharn; and two brothers, George Williams and David Williams.

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Koestler and husband, Charles, of Vicksburg; two sons, David Wilkerson of Nashville and Richard Wilkerson and wife, Ruth, of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren, David Wilkerson Jr., Caitlin Wilkerson, Amber Koestler, Chase Koestler, Clay Koestler, Eliot Wilkerson, Randi Patterson and husband, Tom, George Wilkerson and Gordon Wilkerson; three sisters, Frances Williams of Vicksburg, Hilda White of Lufkin, Texas, and Nancy Mumper of Madison; and two brothers, James Williams of Brandon and Herman Williams of New York, N.Y.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Nation, rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Eliot Wilkerson, David Wilkerson Jr., Chase Koestler, Jason Biedenharn, Ronnie Moore, Clay Koestler, Charles Emmett Hendrix and Joe Beleu.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Murray Whitaker, Dr. Lee Humble, Dr. Russell Barnes, Dr. David Halinski and Dr. Michael Davis.

Memorials may be made to the Warren County Children’s Shelter, P.O. Box 820174, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

The family would like to thank Mrs. Wilkerson’s doctors and the staff of Heritage House for their love and kindness.