March 6, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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Erma Mae Price Belton

JACKSON – Erma Mae Price Belton, formerly of Vicksburg, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. She was 72.

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Mrs. Belton was a former member of Rose Hill M.B. Church of Vicksburg, Bethel A.M.E. Church in Brookhaven and Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson. She was a member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston.

She attended Warren County schools and graduated from the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center nursing program. She worked as a registered nurse at Kings Daughters Hospital in Brookhaven and Vicksburg Medical Center. She worked as an industrial nurse and moved to Jackson after her retirement.

Mrs. Belton was preceded in death by her father, William Price; her mother, Louise Price; two brothers, William Price Jr. and Albert Price; and two sisters, Lilly Pickens and Betty Reddix.

She is survived by one son, Hugh Belton; two daughters, Katrina Lynette Belton and Brenda Lee Belton; four brothers, Willie Price, Theodore Price, Joe Price and George Price; seven grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson United Methodist Church in Jackson with the Rev. Joe May officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Darryl Price, Theodore Price Jr., Rodney Reddix, Gregory Johnson, Keefe Price, Tim Davis, Oliver Ellis and Joe Wade.

Honorary pallbearers were Van-Hugh Belton, Frank Williams II and Noah Gregory Johnson.

Danny R. Butler

Danny R. Butler died Friday, March 2, 2007, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 60.

A native of Winters, Texas, Mr. Butler had lived in Vicksburg since July 1986. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, including two tours in Vietnam. He worked for Baker Security for 20 years, serving as general manager. He was of the Baptist faith.

Danny was loved by his wife and children and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Butler.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Cain Butler of Vicksburg; one son, Kenny Butler of Long Beach, Calif.; one stepson, David Spence of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Kim Megarit of Santa Clarita, Calif., Kelley Butler of Lakewood, Calif., and Kristie Butler of Fullerton, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Toni Miles of Biloxi; his mother, Geneva Butler Hallmark of Clyde, Texas; three brothers, Johnny Butler of Wingate, Texas, Walter Butler of Mariposa, Calif., and Roy Butler of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Betty Mullins of Clyde and Sherry Moore of Redwood, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Chapel in Vicksburg with Les Ferguson and Donnie Cain, brother-in-law, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Alex Megarit, Alan Megarit, Kenny Butler, George Moore, John Lee and Jeff Crevitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Bell, Larry Finney, Corey Wilson, Martin Pace, John Edward Baker, Tim Cowen, Kim Cooke and Angel Kleinhans.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for Danny’s widow, Cynthia Butler; donations may be made at any Trustmark Bank branch.

Madie German

EDWARDS – Madie German died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 87.

Mrs. German was a resident of Edwards.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Sandiford Overby

JACKSON – Sandiford Overby died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at Pleasant Hills Living Center in Jackson. He was 51.

Mr. Overby was born in Yazoo County to Richard S. Overby and Lela Ferguson. A farmer, he was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John B. Overby Jr.; and a sister, Kay McGinty.

He is survived by seven sisters, Shirley Overby and Betty Overby, both of Canton, Winnie Faye Richards of Louisville, Cora Newton of Yazoo City, Vickie Truelove of Tallulah, Pauline Roberts of Wyoming and Ann Davis of Newport, Va.

Memorial services will be at a later date under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.

Mary Hellen Copeland Starks

CHICAGO – Mary Hellen Copeland Starks died Thursday, March 1, 2007, in Chicago. She was 72.

Mrs. Starks was born in Holly Bluff to Hezzie Copeland and Willie Jackson Copeland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Fallie Copeland; her husband, Quitman Starks; a sister, Bernice Pleasant; and a brother, Virgil Copeland.

She is survived by a son, Sam Copeland of Chicago; a daughter, Lisa Johnson of Chicago; three brothers, Hezzie Copeland of Yazoo City, Velton Copeland of Vicksburg and Terrence Copeland of Jackson; and seven sisters, Fallie Cobbs, Emmea Jackson, Olea D. Copeland, Barbara McKnight and Brenda McBride, all of Vicksburg, Grace White of Jackson and Delores Tillman of Edwards.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Yazoo Community Center in Yazoo City under the direction of Knight & Lindsey Funeral Home.

Arlean Williams

Arlean Williams died this morning, March 6, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 79.

Mrs. Williams was a resident of Vicksburg.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.