March 16, 2007

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 16, 2007

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Mildred E. Butler

PHILADELPHIA – Mildred E. Butler, 79, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Graveside services are at 1 p.m. today at Curtis Chapel Cemetery in Starkville with the Rev. David Richardson officiating under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.

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Mrs. Butler was a native of Starkville. After marriage, she and her husband lived for 45 years in Vicksburg, where she worked and retired from Sears. They then returned to Starkville to the family home.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002, and she moved to Philadelphia in 2004 where she had made her home. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Starkville and Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church in Vicksburg.

Survivors include one daughter, Pat Johnson and her husband, Mac, of Philadelphia; one son, Joe Butler of Maben; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Weeks and her husband, Jason, of Brandon; one brother, James E. Speed and his wife, Louella, of Starkville; and several nieces and nephews.

Sandra Alexander Hutton

Sandra Alexander Hutton died Friday, March 9, 2007, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 53.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Hutton had lived in Vicksburg since 2004. She was a member of Zion Traveler’s M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Sr. and Luella Green Hutton; and a brother, Charles Hutton.

She is survived by a brother, Eugene Hutton Jr. of Vicksburg; a son, Gabriel Hutton of Vicksburg; a daughter, ShaGayla Hutton of Vicksburg; two brothers, Adolphus Green and Danny Brumfield, both of Tennessee; a sister, Carol Ann Watson of Seattle; two grandchildren, and other relatives, including Carnia Hutton of Vicksburg.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Jackson Chapel IME Church in Greensburg, La. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home.

Rachel Weed Johnstone

PONTOTOC – Rachel Weed Johnstone died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at University of Alabama at Birmingham Center in Birmingham, Ala. She was 79.

Mrs. Johnstone was born April 20, 1927, in Greenwood, Miss. She received her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College for Women and her master’s degree from University of Mississippi. She also studied religion at Emory University. She was active in Pontotoc First United Methodist Church and in the United Methodist Women at the local, district and state levels. She taught Mathematics at Greenville and Pontotoc High School for 30 years. She was an active member in Retired Teachers, Cosmopolitan Club and Community Theater.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Phillip Johnstone; a sister, Alice Chandler; two daughters, Julia Johnstone Hogue and husband, Jim, and Beth Johnstone Anderson and husband, David; a son, James Phillip Johnstone and wife, Susan; and seven grandchildren, Jason and Ethan Hogue, Evan Anderson, Reid Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Leslie Johnstone and Colin Johnstone.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pontotoc First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brian Scott and Kenneth Corley officiating. Burial will follow at Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.

Willie Mae Lindsey

Services for Willie Mae Lindsey will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lindsey died Monday, March 12, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 79.

A homemaker, Mrs. Lindsey was of the Baptist faith. She was a native of Warren County and a member of Brooks Chapter No. 109 Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Rosie Leon Washington; two brothers, Willie Washington and A.C. Washington; and a sister, Rosie Lee Mason.

Survivors include one brother, Ernest Washington of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Marie Krisel of Detroit; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

James Doyle Redditt

BENTONIA – James Doyle Redditt died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in Warren County. He was 49.

A native of Yazoo County, Mr. Redditt was the son of Mildred Anderson and Vibert J. Redditt. He was a truck driver for Dirt Works of Vicksburg.

He is survived by two sons, John Redditt of Bentonia and Josh Redditt of Jackson; one brother, Rufus Redditt of Florence; six sisters, Linda McGraw, Faye Dillard and Janie Tumlin, all of Bentonia, Peggy Eakin of Madison, Margaret Kelly of Learned and Audrey Jones of Clinton; and two granddaughters.

Services were at 10 a.m. today at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Yazoo County under the direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home.

Patricia O. Sumrall

Patricia O. Sumrall died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 75.

Patricia had lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She was a retired nurse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlista Burrough and Pat E. O’Brien; one daughter, Deborah Carlista Jackson; and one grandson, Timothy Williamson, all of Vicksburg.

Survivors include two sons, Allan Jackson and wife, Patty, of Meridian and Pat E. Jackson of Vicksburg; one sister, Ollie M. Leach and husband, Mack, of Union; three grandsons, Wade Jackson, Shane Williamson and wife, Susie, all of Vicksburg, and David Jackson of Meridian; two great-granddaughters, Kristen and Chasity of Vicksburg; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Private services will be held.

Tamarra Washington

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Tamarra Washington died Monday, March 12, 2007, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was 37.

Ms. Washington was the daughter of Booker and Essie Washington.

She is survived by her husband, Kelvin Kennedy of Oklahoma; one son, Deonta Washington of Oklahoma; one daughter, Jshia Washington of Oklahoma; three brothers, Chris Lockridge and Larry Raymond, both of Vicksburg, and Toney Washington of Oklahoma; three sisters, LaShawn Washington and Danyiel Washington, both of Oklahoma, and Iris Neal of Vicksburg; grandparents, Ruby Washington of Vicksburg and Essie Pettis of Oklahoma; aunts, Sara Deffie, Rita Scott, Alberta Scott and Hester Lockridge, who reared her, Dr. Phyliss Hilliard, Jean Brown, Joyce Tyler, Jeanette Shelton, all of Vicksburg; uncles, Bennie Washington, B. Lewis, Michel Scott and Charles Goodman of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including members of the Daniels and Raymond families of Vicksburg.

Services will be Saturday in Oklahoma.