May 30, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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James Royce Bentley

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Funeral services for James Royce Bentley, 66, of West Plains, Mo., will be at 2 p.m. today, May 30, 2007, in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.

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Mr. Bentley died at 4:40 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2007, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1941, in West Plains to James Robert and Edith Jewel Mason Bentley. On Jan. 24, 1960, he was married at West Plains to Judith Ann Faulkner.

Mr. Bentley earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla and a master’s in construction management from the University of Missouri. He was a Missouri registered professional engineer and land surveyor.

Mr. Bentley began his career in 1963 with the Missouri Highway Department in West Plains. In 1966, he accepted a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Memphis District, where appointments included resident engineer of the Arkansas Huxtable Pumping Plant and chief of the Construction Branch. He was then appointed chief of the Construction Branch at the Lower Mississippi Valley Division/Mississippi River Commission in Vicksburg and retired in 1996 as the director of the Construction-Operations Division.

He then enjoyed working in Memphis with the Associated General Contractors of America as executive vice president until 2000. He was fond of saying that the three most important accomplishment of his career were Pamela, Jennifer and Christopher, his beloved children. Mr. Bentley was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Judith &#8220Judy” Bentley of the family home; three children, Pamela Kay Bentley Dale and husband, John Bradley, of Long Beach, Miss., Jennifer Ann Bentley Booher and husband, Michael, of Hernando, Miss., and James Christopher Bentley and wife, Ivonne Justus, of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Shelby Claire Dale, Samuel Booher, Jackson Bentley and Sophia Bentley; one brother, Dale Bentley of Burleson, Texas; one sister-in-law, Freda Bentley of Oak Grove, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His parents, one brother, Dwaine Bentley, and one sister-in-law, Jean Bentley, preceded him in death.

Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center and mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65757.

Albert Louise Carter

Albert Louise Carter, formerly of Vicksburg, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Shreveport, La. He was 44.

Mr. Carter was employed with E.D. Wilson Builders of Monroe. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Judge and Florence Brooks; and his paternal grandfather, James Carter Sr.

He is survived by one daughter, Albertlean Carter of Florida; his parents, Lillie Handy and James Carter Sr., both of Vicksburg; his stepfather, Leon Handy of Vicksburg; seven brothers, James Carter of Illinois, Jimmy Carter of Tunica, Victor Evans of Pascagoula, Laron Evans of Meridian, David Evans of Walnut Grove, and Kenneth Carter and Prell Evans, both of Vicksburg; three sisters, Vera Davis of Shreveport, Patricia Gathwright of Jackson and Debra Bell of Vicksburg; his paternal grandmother, Vera Carter of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

James H. McCarthy

James H. McCarthy died Monday, May 28, 2007, at his home. He was 44.

Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Virgil M. McCarthy Jr. and Ruby Lee Wood McCarthy. He attended Vicksburg High School.

Mr. McCarthy was a 25-year employee of the City of Vicksburg’s Water and Gas Department, where he was a foreman. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Yavette P. McCarthy of Vicksburg; a daughter, Renee McMaster of Hattiesburg; a son, Jason McMaster of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Kay Goss and Linda M. Holman, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jerry McCarthy of Vicksburg and Mack McCarthy of Vancleave; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Hughes, David Miller, Chris Barnett, Jason McMaster, Arnot Geary and Brian Pritchard.

Honorary pallbearers will be T.L. Goss, Louis &#8220Blackie” Worthy, Darrel Rushing, Corwayne Townsend, Gary Jones and employees of the City of Vicksburg Water & Gas Administration.

Memorials may be made to the James H. McCarthy Memorial Fund for the benefit of Yavette McCarthy, c/o Trustmark National Bank, P.O. Box 39, Vicksburg, MS 39181-0039.

William Quincy Wade

Services for William Quincy &#8220Will” Wade will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mr. Wade died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 19.

Mr. Wade was employed at KFC on Indiana Avenue. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Wade; his maternal grandmother, Elnora Jenkins; and his paternal grandparents, Carl Wade and Rose Wade.

Survivors include his mother, Debra Buford Ross of Vicksburg; a brother, Derrett Ellis of Vicksburg; a sister, Darissia S. Buford of Vicksburg; and his maternal grandfather, Sherman Jenkins of Vicksburg.

Maria Selden Warren

PORT GIBSON – Maria Selden Warren died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at her home in Port Gibson. She was 83.

Born in Queber, La., Mrs. Warren had been a Claiborne County resident most of her life, living on Cabinwood Plantation where she farmed and raised cattle, vegetables and flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archable Hickman Warren in 1962; a sister, Margaret Selden Jones; two brothers, Nash Collis &#8220Pete” Selden; and Jim Powell Selden; and her parents, John and Margaret McDongall Selden.

She is survived by a son, Hickman Warren of Clinton; a daughter, Windie Lou Warren of Port Gibson; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson with the Rev. Fred Parker officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Cabinwood Plantation, 7069 Gordon Station Road in Port Gibson.

Pallbearers will be John Selden, Jerry Trim, David Trim, Bo Trim, Steve Trim and Wayne Trim.

Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Trim, John Eilvin Wood and Russ Miller.

Lee Welborn Winningham

Lee Welborn Winningham died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 90.

A native of Anniston, Ala., Mr. Winningham had been a Vicksburg resident for the past 50 years. He was a veteran of the Army and retired as a maintenance man from McGraw-Edison Co. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Winningham of Vicksburg; three sons, Earl Thorpe, Jim Fields and Larry Winningham, all of Vicksburg; three daughters, Levonne Simmons of Vicksburg, Peggy Kight of Pascagoula and Wilma Whatley of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Westmoreland officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Thursday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Jim Whatley, Wayne Whatley, Chris Thorpe, Perry Simmons, Jay Simmons and Michael Thorpe.

Honorary pallbearer will be Steve Harmon.