July 18, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Arthur Jordan

Arthur Jordan died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 83.

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A retired heavy-equipment operator, Mr. Jordan was a member of Triumph M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Jordan and Mae Ella Jordan; three brothers, Walter Jordan, Henry Jordan and Robert Jordan; three sisters, V’Essie Jordan, Mary Jones and Walterine Crump.

He is survived by his wife, Doretha Hardy Jordan of Vicksburg; five sons, Arthur Jordan Jr., Robert Jordan, Henry Jordan, James Jordan and Andrew Jordan, all of Vicksburg; six daughters, Walterine Jordan, Mary Jordan, Rosie Jordan, Doretha Jordan-Ross, Annie Jordan Ross and Lisa Gaskin, all of Vicksburg; two brothers, Willie Jordan of Vicksburg and Andrew Jordan of Chicago; a sister, Leatha Perk of Orange, Texas; and 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Jack Elliot Lambert

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Retired Army Lt. Col. Jack Elliot Lambert, age 82, former Vicksburg resident and deputy district engineer, Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers, passed away July 11, 2007, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jack was born in 1925 to Dr. Raymond and Stella Lambert in Rochester, N.Y. He had one sister, Norma L. Edwards.

He grew up on a farm near Hilton, N.Y., and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, Pa., in 1943. Immediately drafted into the Army, Jack graduated from Officers Candidate School, Fort Knox, Ky., in 1944.

Assigned to the 18th Tank Battalion 8th Armored Division, he served in combat in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Czechoslovakia and remained during the occupation in northern Germany until 1947. He joined the Engineer Battalion, New York National Guard, while attending Syracuse University and was recalled to active duty in Korea with 14th Engineer Combat Battalion.

He served in the Japanese occupation, at Army Map Service Strategic Intelligence, and HQ US EUCOM in Paris, France, as post engineer.

Jack taught on the staff of the Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Va., and was deputy engineer for construction of the Atlas ICBM Base at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and the Minuteman ICBM Base at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

Jack was engineer to the Military Mission New Delhi, India, where the Chinese invaded North India and during the 30-day war between India and Pakistan.

After two tours in Vietnam with 35th Engineer Group, his last assignment was as deputy district engineer, Vicksburg. Retiring in 1967, he returned to Vietnam as a civilian engineer with Alaska Barge & Tug hauling supplies in the South China Sea.

In 1968, he married Emily Clarke in Vicksburg, then taught JROTC in Memphis.

Returning to construction in 1974, Jack was a senior project engineer on construction of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline and field supervisor in Saudi Arabia for preliminary surveying and mapping contracts for military bases. Jack worked for the State of Alaska as superintendent for maintenance of the Dalton Highway from 1983-1988 when he retired.

Jack was an avid golfer, enjoyed camping, a good cigar and delighted in a good joke.

Jack was a graduate of Syracuse University, a Registered Professional Civil Engineer, 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, member of the Elks, life member of American Military Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion, founding member of the Alaska Pipeline Builders Association and member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Jack is survived by his wife of 39 years, Emily; daughter, Marlene; sons and daughters-in-law, Rex and Shirley, Maximilian and Heather, Baron and Allyson; and grandchildren, Corbin, Dawson, Jack and Nora.

Services were held July 17, 2007, at Chapel of Chimes, Fairbanks. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home, Fairbanks.

Annie Pebble Wylie

PORT GIBSON – Annie Pebble Wylie died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at her home in Port Gibson. She was 97.

Mrs. Wylie was born in Carthage, Ark. She had been a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg since 1941, serving as church secretary and youth group leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, DeKalb Wylie; a daughter, Betty Anne Wylie Lum; and a grandson, John DeKalb Wylie.

She is survived by a son, Walter Eugene Wylie of Vicksburg; a brother, David Crouse of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Tim Erskine and Michael Herrin officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park.

Visitation will be in Ward Hall at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the service.

Pallbearers will be David Doyle, Marvin Hynum, John Segrest Jr., Randy Hynum, Jimmy Cassell and Edwin Lum.