March 22, 2007

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 22, 2007

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Edna M. Earl Fields

Services for Edna M. Earl Fields will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Travelers Rest Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family hour from 5 until 7.

Mrs. Fields died Monday, March 19, 2007, at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was 82.

Mrs. Fields was born in Cary, where she had been a resident for most of her life before moving to Houston. She was a homemaker and member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church of Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Alvin Brown Fields; one son, Robert Alvin Earl; her parents, Frank and Eloise Earl; four brothers, Herman Earl, Frank Earl Jr., Lucius Earl and Johnny Earl; two sisters, Ernestine Earl Brown and Vivian Earl Carter; and one grandson, Michael Kenneth Rockhill.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Dykes of Houston; a son, Michael Fields of Vicksburg; two sisters, Addie Carter of Vicksburg and Pinkie Wade of Bossier City, La.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

John T. Harris

JACKSON – Services for John T. Harris of Jackson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church in Byram. Burial will follow at the William H. Powell Family Cemetery in Magnolia.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram.

Mr. Harris died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 83.

Mr. Harris was born in Vicksburg to William H. and Eugenia Dreher Harris. He was a graduate of Jett High School and Mississippi Southern College. He was a retired marine engineer and an Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Harris was a member of Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church in Jackson and a member of the Volunteer Sunday School Class.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy Marsalis; and his brothers, James D. Harris, Robert W. Harris and Harvey Harris.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna C. Harris of Jackson; his daughter, Minda L. Hogan of Vicksburg; his grandson, John Ryan Hogan of Vicksburg; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Animal Rescue League or a favorite charity.

John Preston Harvey

MOUNT OLIVE – John Preston Harvey died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at his home in Mount Olive. He was 80.

A native of Covington County, Mr. Harvey was the son of George W. and Leatres Cruise Harvey. He retired as office manager from the Mississippi Federated Cooperative. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Mount Olive.

He was a member of Bunker Hill Masonic Lodge of Smith County. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Bruce Lancaster.

Survivors include his wife, Mary McDaniel Harvey of Mount Olive; one son, Ronnie Harvey of Vicksburg; one daughter, Sheila H. Lancaster of Mount Olive; a brother, Emmett Harvey of Collins; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Billy King-Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Collins. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30 until 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Herbert McKnight Jr.

Herbert McKnight Jr. died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at his home. He was 54.

Mr. McKnight was a member of Triumph Church and worked as a laboratory technician for the Engineer Research and Development Center. He served in the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert McKnight Sr. and Tometta Douglas Wynn; two brothers, Luther Dunn and Charles Dunn; and three sisters, Clinteen Hodges Fung, Mattie L. Jones and Barbara McKnight Nash.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara McKnight of Vicksburg; three sons, Herbert McKnight III, Gregory McKnight and Thomas McKnight, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, Jacqueline Cheffin of Monroe and Felicia Henderson of Vicksburg; two brothers, Eddie Douglas of San Diego, Calif., and Clifford Hoggatt of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one sister, Laura McKnight of Rolling Fork; 12 grandchildren; and friends and other relatives, including members of the Copeland, Jones, Douglas, Hoggatt, Queens, McBride, Tillman, Cobbs and Jackson families of Vicksburg and the Duncan family of Tallulah.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson died Tuesday, March 20, 2007. He was 58.

Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Everette Leroy Nelson Sr. and Margaret Lucille Jenkins Nelson.

Mr. Nelson was a graduate of H.V. Cooper High School, where he was active in sports. He was a member of the Pipefitters and Plumbers Union Local No. 619, a communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 898.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Jo Nelson of Vicksburg; children, Ryan Nelson and his wife, Marlann, of Florence, Ala., and Riley Nelson and his wife, Jennifer, Rae Nelson and Russ Nelson, all of Vicksburg; two grandchildren; one brother, Bill Nelson of Pensacola, Fla.; and his mother-in-law, Mary Catherine Katzenmeyer of Vicksburg.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick Farrell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and Friday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Foster, Kenny McKay, Kevin Katzenmeyer, Phillip Jabour, Wes Katzenmeyer, Billy Libbey, Craig Staas, Larry Davis, Joe Bresser, Greg Duncan, Jay Katzenmeyer, Tom Pitts, Blake Curran, Kyle Katzenmeyer and the staff of Patient’s Choice Hospice.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, P.O. Box 646, Vicksburg, MS 39181 or to Patient’s Choice Hospice, 1911 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Stella Johnson Stuckey

Stella Johnson Stuckey died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at her daughter’s residence in Jackson. She was 78.

Born in Taylorsville, Miss., Mrs. Stuckey had been a Vicksburg resident for the past 56 years. She was a former employee of the A&P Supermarket, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sennette Stuckey; and a grandson, Cory Zingery.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Zingery of Vicksburg and Linda S. Wasson of Jackson; three brothers, Billy Johnson of Greenville, Bobby Johnson of Vicksburg and Paul Johnson of Moselle; four sisters, Daisy Strickland of Taylorsville, Betty Mullins of Natchez, Louise Strickland of Laurel and Catherine Parker of Ellisville; and four grandchildren, Zachari Wasson and Katie Wasson, both of Jackson, Scott Zingery of Vicksburg and Dawn Zingery of Monroe, La.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Kuhrman Cox and Scott Carraway officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Pete Warnock, Roger Fillebaum, John Ashley, Basil Arthur, Mitch Alexander and Steve Alford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Ashley, Buster Cupp, R.J. Beach, Calvin Allen, Betty Van Buren, Jackie Sawyer, Stephanie Williams, Melinda Ethridge and Amy Winstead.

Memorials may be made to the Cory Zingery Scholarship Fund at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180; the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181; Odyssey Health Care, 5 Old River Place, Jackson, MS 39202; or a charity of choice.