April 11, 2007
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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ROLLING FORK – W.C. Cox died today, April 11, 2007, at Promise Specialty Hospital. He was 89.
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Mr. Cox was a native of Clarkton, Mo., and had lived in Rolling Fork for a number of years. He was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church in Rolling Fork.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin J. Sherrill; and a great-grandson, Jason Cole Sherrill.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Skidmore Cox of Rolling Fork; one son, Coy Cox of Mayersville; two daughters, Beverlyn Cox Martin of Cary and Vicki Cox Dinning of Rolling Fork; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Deer Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Barnes and Johnny Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Cox, Shawn Sherrill, Shea Sherrill, Chip Dinning, Justin Sherrill and Chris Hamlin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Maxie Parish, Robert Smith, Penley Sorrels, Harold Hays, Ronnie Bussey, Michael Brigham, Wayne Box, Dr. Danny Jackson, Brad Williams, J.M. Barnett and Buford McPhail.
Nellie Ann Kennedy
Nellie Ann Kennedy died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82.
Mrs. Kennedy was retired from United Cleaners. She was a member of Shiloh M.B. Church, where she was on the Usher Board.
She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel C. Kennedy Jr.; and a daughter, Mary Ann Kennedy.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel C. Kennedy Sr. of Vicksburg; a stepdaughter, Betty Hollins of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Cathleen Fuller McBroom
Cathleen Fuller McBroom died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 98.
A Yazoo County native, Mrs. McBroom lived most of her life in Rolling Fork before moving to Vicksburg 15 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert McBroom; two sons, George Allen McBroom and John McBroom; and two daughters, Mary Stewart and Janie McBroom.
She is survived by two sons, Hubert Ray McBroom of Braselton, Ga., and Cecil McBroom of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Lena Watkins of Vicksburg and Sherry Meachan of Knoxville, Tenn.; one sister, Ruth Knight of Madison; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Yazoo County.
Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service.
Pallbearers will be Johnny McBroom, John Crittenden, Marcus Crittenden, Carl Owen Roberts, Tony Davis and Gordon Watkins.
Marion Metzger Jr.
Marion Metzger Jr. died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 85.
Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Marion Metzger Sr. and Ethel Bazinsky Metzger. He was a graduate of Carr Central High School and attended the University of Mississippi.
Mr. Metzger was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in the Philippines, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He retired as contract specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1985.
Mr. Metzger was a member of the Anshe Chesed Congregation.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Seymour Metzger.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eleanor S. Metzger of Vicksburg; a daughter, Leanne Metzger Dyess and her husband, Tony, of Vicksburg; two grandchildren, Leslie and Brian Dyess of Vicksburg; and several cousins, including Jane L. Wendrow of Vicksburg, Klare Sullivan of Clinton and Doug Lewis of Nashville, Tenn.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Anshe Chesed Cemetery with Stanley Kline and Richard Marcus officiating.
Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Gerald Rankin, Arthur Lagg, Leon Jacobs, Chris Laird, Ted Levi, Donnie Laudenheimer, Julius Herscovici, Joe Gerache, Charles Riles and Dr. William Wooten.
Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius/St. Francis, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39183 or to charities of choice.
Louis Morris Sr.
Services for Louis “Bubba” Morris Sr. will be at noon Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with family present from 5 until 6.
Mr. Morris died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72.
Before moving to Vicksburg, Mr. Morris was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Flint, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Morris; his parents, Robert Morris Sr. and Mattie Bell Morris; and a sister, Sarah Grace Morris.
He is survived by six daughters, Maureen Morris-Myles, Adrienne Hall, Delphine Taylor, Toccoa Morris, Tabitha Jones and Trona Jones, all of Vicksburg; six sons, Louis Morris Jr. of Florence, Todd Morris of Saginaw, Mich., and Robert Morris III, Melvin Davis, Larry Davis and Clarence Jones, all of Vicksburg; two sisters, Thelma Turner of Vicksburg and Minnie Morris of Flint; three brothers, Shelby Morris of Vicksburg, Robert Morris Jr. of Flint and Clarence Eugene Morris of Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mary Tory Myles
EDWARDS – Mary Tory Myles died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at her home in Edwards. She was 79.
Mrs. Myles was preceded in death by her parents and a son, KaArthur Myles.
Survivors include a son, Cleotha Myles of Edwards; four daughters, Irene Caston and Cora L. Myles, both of Edwards, and Rosie Lee Turner and Mary L. Myles, both of Indianapolis; one brother, Joe Tory Jr. of Detroit; two sisters, Ruby Hill and JoAnn Tory, both of Edwards; and other relatives and friends.
Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Frances Frost Wilson Sheffield
Services for Mrs. Frances Frost Wilson Sheffield will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kuhrman Cox of the First Church of the Nazarene and Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Glenwood.
Mrs. Sheffield died April 9 at Heritage House. She was 86 years old.
Mrs. Sheffield was born in Rayville, La., in 1920, but lived most of her life in Vicksburg. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Vicksburg since 1939 and also attended First Church of the Nazarene in recent years.
Mrs. Sheffield was married to the late Frank E. Wilson Sr. until his death in 1980 and to W.T. Sheffield Sr. until his death in 2005.
She is survived by two sons, Frank E. Wilson Jr. of Kensington, Md., and John W. Wilson of St. Marys, Ga.; a stepson, W.T. “Billy” Sheffield Jr. of Vicksburg; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Lois Ragland of Vicksburg and Mrs. Kay Henderson of Memphis; four cousins, Mrs. Betty Roach, Mrs. Mary Wilburn and Mrs. Kathy Cassano of Daphne, Ala., and Mr. Raymond Joe Hightower of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was an employee of the Vicksburg School System from 1958 to 1967, joined the U.S. Corps of Engineers and retired in 1980. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 57 years and served in the following positions: Worthy Matron, West Point; Grand Page, Natchez; Grand Electa of the State of Mississippi Grand Chapter; District Deputy Grand Matron for District 7; Chair of the Little Red Schoolhouse, O.E.S. Shrine District 7; and Chair of the Eastern Star Religious Training.
She was past president of the Elks Ladies State Association, a life member of the National Federal Employees Association and a member of Pi Alpha Kappa sorority, Beta Chapter. Active in the AARP, the Chamber of Commerce and in many of Vicksburg’s civic activities and events over the years, Mrs. Sheffield served as AARP district coordinator for six years and was instrumental in organizing AARP’s TRIAD effort to reduce criminal victimization of senior citizens.
In addition, she was recognized with the Andrus Award in 2004, AARP’s prestigious state-level volunteer award. She was recognized by Vicksburg’s Chamber of Commerce and the governor in 1997 and 2002 as Volunteer of the Year. She was also instrumental in establishing the Vicksburg Senior Center and, in 1998, the Exchange Club honored Mrs. Sheffield by enrolling her in its Book of Golden Deeds, placed in the Warren county-Vicksburg Public Library’s permanent collection, for her many civic contributions.
Pallbearers will be Raymond O. Wilson Jr., Donald Wilson, Dr. Joseph Wilson, Jack Hollingsworth, W.T. Sheffield III and George Stevens.
Honorary pallbearers will be V.O. Stevens Jr., Mike Chaney, Fred Powell, Raymond O. Wilson Sr., Dr. Paul Eugene Sheffield, members of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary, BPOE “Doe” No. 95, members of the Acacia Chapter No. 56 and Mr. Robert “Bob” Hollingsworth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180; First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1607 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180; or the Elks Club Foundation for Scholarships, BPOE No. 95, U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180.