January 23, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 23, 2007

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James Henry Foster II

TALLULAH – Memorial services for James Henry &#8220Bo” Foster II will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Church of God in Dunn, La., under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

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Mr. Foster died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. He was 40.

Born in Delhi, Mr. Foster had lived in the Tallulah-Delhi area. He was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Henry Foster; and his stepfather, Larry Goodwin of Tallulah.

He is survived his mother, Dorothy Pillars Goodwin of Tallulah; a sister, Cynthia Eppinette of Tallulah; and other relatives, including a nephew, Emmitt Eppinette of Tallulah.

Noel Samuel Haas Sr.

Services for Noel Samuel Haas Sr. were this morning at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Revs. Claire Biedenharn and Thomas Shreve officiating. Glenwood Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Mr. Haas died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Vicksburg. He was 70.

Mr. Haas was a native of Port Gibson and longtime resident of Vicksburg. He was a retired chemical salesman and member of Redbone United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Cornelia Haas; and a brother, Cramer Haas.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Haas of Vicksburg; two sons, Sam Haas and Karl Haas, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Ginger Feder of Utica and Christine Rogers of Cordova, Tenn.; a sister, Rosemary Lumpkin of Taylorsville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were David Feder, Trint Rogers, Tre Haas, Tyler Haas, Travis Haas and Patrick Ward.

Memorials may be made to Redbone United Methodist Church or Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society.

Aletheia Ann Thompson-Kikugawa

TULSA, Okla. – Aletheia Ann Thompson-Kikugawa died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at her home in Tulsa, Okla. She was 32.

Born in Louisville, Ky., Ms. Thompson-Kikugawa was reared in Vicksburg. She was an honors student at Bowmar and Warrenton elementaries, Warren Central Junior High, Vicksburg High and Hinds Community College. She received an associate of arts degree in Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mildred Sanders.

She is survived by her father, Dr. Gary D. Thompson of Biloxi; her mother, Sherry Thompson of Vicksburg; a brother, Mark Thompson of Vicksburg; a sister, Stephanie McKee of Vicksburg; her maternal grandfather, C.B. Sanders of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives, including Tad Wilson Kikugawa of Tulsa.

Memorial services were Thursday in Tulsa and Saturday in Philadelphia, Miss.

Crosby S. Simmons Jr.

EAGLE LAKE – Crosby S. Simmons Jr. died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at his home in Eagle Lake. He was 78.

Crosby was born in Inverness, Miss. He was a resident of Eagle Lake since 1957. He played football at Mississippi State University and was a member of the M Club Alumni Association.

He served on the board of directors for Jackson Production Credit Association and regional director for a total of 26 years. As chairperson, he served on the Farm Services Board for 19 years and Delta Council Board. He served as president for Eagle Lake Gin for 20 years and Board of Water and Soil Conservation. He was also a member of Farm Bureau.

He served as a deputy sheriff in Sunflower County and later retired from Warren County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member and trustee of Eagle Lake Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Dinna N. Simmons of Eagle Lake; two sons, Crosby S. Simmons III and Roy Simmons, both of Eagle Lake; three daughters, Lynn Jacobs of Inverness, Kathy Willis of Canton and Angie Hart of Ridgeland; a sister, Juanita Fernendez of Greenville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Revs. Dwight Sibley and I.N. Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Paul Barrett, John Knight, Teddy Lulux, Martin Pace, Steve Sessums, Bill Parker, Todd McCaffrey and Lou Parker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Polk, Bobby Meadows, Eustace Conway, Joe Bonelli, Sales Newman, Bob Burgess, Danny Jones, his podner, Alice Knight and his angel, Martha Klaus.

Memorials may be made to Eagle Lake Baptist Church.

Ruby Marie Triplett

Ruby Marie Triplett was born Aug. 10, 1919, in Meridian, Miss. She died peacefully on Jan. 19, 2007, in Southfield, Mich.

Mrs. Triplett was the beloved wife of the late William L. Triplett Sr. She taught school in the Vicksburg Public School system for many years before retiring in 1981. She was very actively involved in numerous community and social organizations, including the Camille Art and Literary Club; the Vicksburg Chapter of The Links Inc.; and the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

She was the mother of William (Beverly) Triplett Jr. and Elizabeth Ann Smith; grandmother of Kimberly (Shawn) Stafford, Andr