February 17, 2007

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Louie R. Arnold

Services for Louie R. Arnold will be at 11 this morning at Corinth Baptist Church in Purvis. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 this morning until the service at the church.

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Mr. Arnold died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 94.

Mr. Arnold had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1948. He had retired from Magnolia Manufactured Homes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Cox Arnold.

He is survived by a brother, Carl Arnold of Purvis; and nieces and nephews.

Clifton Leonard Harris

Services for Clifton Leonard Harris will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Vicksburg Family Life Church, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., with the Rev. D. J. Redden Sr. officiating. Burial will be Wednesday at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne, Wyo., under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home of Cheyenne.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Mr. Harris died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at his home. He was 94.

A Vicksburg native, Mr. Harris attended private school. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II as a staff sergeant over the mess hall for five years.

He had retired from Union Pacific Railroad with more than 30 years of service and owned Harris’ Barbecue House and Catering Service of Cheyenne, Wyo., for more than 50 years. He was a member of Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Colorado Jurisdiction and of Western Star Lodge No. 6 of Cheyenne. He was past patron of the Order of Eastern Star.

Mr. Harris was a member of Mount Pisgah M.B. Church, serving as senior deacon and choir president.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. George Wesley Harris; his mother, Elizabeth Marie Brown; 11 brothers; and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Harris of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including members of the White, Young, Harris, Evans, McClendon, Williams, Donerson, Gaines and Burns families.

Ronald Charles Wheeler

Services for Ronald Charles Wheeler will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Al Pitcher officiating.

Mr. Wheeler died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Hinds County Nursing Center in Jackson. He was 61.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1985. He was an aircraft mechanic with the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years, and he served in the Florida National Guard and Desert Storm. Mr. Wheeler worked as a casino dealer for Rainbow and Ameristar casinos, and he was a cameraman for the local NBC affiliate in Jacksonville. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Lamar Wheeler Sr.; and his wife, Ruth Harrell-Wheeler.

He is survived by a son, Warren Michael Warren of Vicksburg; a daughter, Jennifer Micheal Wheeler of Vicksburg; his mother, Helen Wheeler of Jacksonville; a brother, Raymond Lamar Wheeler Jr. of Jacksonville; a sister, Marsha Juro of Dallas; and seven grandchildren.

Julia May Wilson

Julia May Wilson died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Madison Parish Hospital. She was 91.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Franklin Parish and lived in Madison Parish for 61 years. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Tallulah.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Herman Wilson.

She is survived by two sons, Billy Ray Wilson of Ellisville and Jerry Wayne Wilson of Tallulah; a daughter, Juanita Faye Starnes of Augusta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, V.J. Stephens of Natchez and Huey P. Stephens of Wisner, La.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. John W. Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from noon until the service.

Pallbearers will be Ray Wilson, Don Trichell, Lloyd Rogan Jr., Rudy Hernandez, Charles Stephens and Jack Stephens.