July 31, 2007

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Artimese Brown Cooper

Artimese Brown Cooper died Monday, July 30, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 70.

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A homemaker, Mrs. Cooper worked for the Ferris family for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Utica.

She was preceded in death by an aunt who reared her, Lula Brown; and two brothers, Roosevelt Upton and Eddie Lee Upton.

She is survived by her husband, Jessie Cooper of Vicksburg; five stepdaughters, Gloria Cooper of Jackson, Jacqueline Cooper, Deborah Robinson-Goodman and Janice Robinson-Edward, all of Vicksburg, and Sharon Robinson-Young of Clinton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Brenda Appleton-Hunter and William Appleton Jr. of Vicksburg.

Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Glenn Donell Dudley

Services for Glenn Donell Dudley will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and from noon Thursday until the hour of service.

Mr. Dudley died Friday, July 27, 2007, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 41.

He had been a security officer at Ameristar Casino.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Innis Dudley Jr. of Chicago.

He is survived by his companion, Wanda Mallory of Vicksburg; four sons, Glenn Dudley Jr., Michael Henderson and Tomethius Brown, all of Milwaukee, and Antonio Pendleton Dudley of Vicksburg; two daughters, Ciara Dudley of Vicksburg and Taniesha Dudley of Milwaukee; two adopted daughters, Brittanzela Mallory and Azylia Mallory, both of Vicksburg; one adopted son, Donovan Mallory of Vicksburg; four brothers, Richard Dudley of Tallulah, Eric Dudley of Tulsa, Okla., and Tarasheo Dudley and Tamethius Dudley, both of Vicksburg; his mother, Lue Bertha Dudley of Vicksburg; and his grandmother, Lillie Mae Lewis of Redwood.

Mildred A. Flowers

STARKVILLE – Mildred A. Flowers died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at O’Brian’s Personal Care Home in Starkville. She was 85.

Mrs. Flowers was born in Star City, Ark., to the late Allie and Ila Miles Adams. She lived in Warren County from the 1940s until the 1990s.

With her husband, she owned and operated Flowers Grocery on U.S. 61 South for a number of years. She worked for the former Vicksburg Public Library and former Westinghouse. She was a former member of Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude L. Wright Jr., Shelby Flowers and Harold Mosley; a brother, Arvel Adams; and two sisters, Allie Vee Salem and Reba Lee Mitchell.

Survivors include a son, Claude L. Wright III of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a brother, William Carroll Adams of Commerce, Texas; one sister, Margaret Smith of Loneoak, Ark.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Green Acres Memorial Park in Vicksburg under the direction of Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory in Columbus.

Memorials may be made to the Heart to Heart Hospice, 100 Russell St., Suite 8, Starkville, MS 39759 or to a local hospice.

Tina Virginia Brock Harden

ROLLING FORK – Tina Virginia Brock Harden died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 77.

Mrs. Harden was born in Marion, Ala. She married H.A. Harden on Dec. 22, 1950, and they were married for 50 years.

She moved to Issaquena County from Kennett, Mo., in 1965. She moved to Rolling Fork in 1973. She was a member of the Rolling Fork Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Andrew Jackson Brock and Cora Emaline Dykes Brock; and a sister, Beatrice Goddard.

Survivors include three sons, Ricky Harden and wife Terri, and Tim Harden and wife, Tracy, all of Rolling Fork, and Michael Harden and wife, Donna, of Greenville; seven sisters, Violet Tice, Mary Brock, Jessie Ruth Payne and Norma Price, all of Kennett, Beverly Williams of Senath, Mo., Alice Gibbs of Hamilton, Ala., and Clara Moore of Perryville, Ark.; and nine grandchildren, Michael Harden, Drew Harden, Dustin Harden, Paul Harden, Jason Harden, Kathy Hollins, Alison Harden, Phillip Harden and Matthew Harden.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rolling Fork Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Michael Harden, Dustin Harden, Jason Harden, Phillip Harden, Matthew Harden, Drew Harden, Paul Harden and Kathy Hollins.

Debra S. Patev

MERRIMACK, N.H. – Debra S. Patev, 50, of Merrimack, N.H., died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua of complications from a bone marrow transplant.

Mrs. Patev was born April 19, 1957, in Loma Linda, Calif., and was the daughter of Walter E. and Sandra (Smith) Simmons. She was reared and educated in the Worcester, Mass., area and was a graduate of Worcester State College.

She had been a resident of Merrimack for the past seven years and previously resided in Vicksburg for 10 years.

Mrs. Patev was employed as a teacher prior to having children, and had since been a homemaker and loving mother of three children. She was also a volunteer for several years at Mastricola Elementary school in Merrimack.

She was predeceased by her father.

Members of the family include her husband of 21 years, Robert C. Patev of Merrimack; her mother, Sandra Simmons of Auburn, Mass.; two daughters, Amanda J. and Alison J. Patev of Merrimack; one son, Ryan R. Patev of Merrimack; one sister, Brenda J. Gour of Sebastian, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the George R. Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack, 03054.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and burial will follow at Last Rest Cemetery of Merrimack.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center Bone Marrow Transplant Center, 10 Brookline Place West 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

For more info, or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.rivetfuneralhome.com.