October 19, 2007

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 19, 2007

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Raymond J. Clark

BENTONIA — Raymond J. Clark died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at his home. He was 71.

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Mr. Clark was born in Pemiscot, Mo., to Ruby Clark and Anna Wade. A retired farmer, he was a resident of Bentonia and a veteran of the Army. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Green Clark of Hayti, Mo.; three sons, Donnie Clark, Raymond L. Clark and Michael D. Clark, all of Bentonia; a brother, Jerry Clark of Tallulah; three sisters, Minty Maley of Memphis and Linda Logan and Lillian Thompson, both of Illinois; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo County with the Rev. Ernest Farley officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Otto Worthy, Bo Green, Frank Hilderbrand, Brad Moss, David Droge and Allan Ryan.

Sarah Davis

ANGUILLA — Sarah Davis died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at St. Dominic’s in Jackson. She was 62.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Light M.B. Church in Anguilla with the Rev. Ollie Blake officiating. Burial will follow at Cynthia Diane Cemetery in Anguilla.

She is survived by a son, Willie Earl Sherman of Anguilla; four daughters, Olivia Thomas, Barbara Davis, Deborah Sherman and Priscilla Bell, all of Anguilla; five brothers, Johnny Davis of Anguilla, Charles Davis of Jackson, Willie Davis of Atlanta, Robert Davis and Jerry Davis, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and five sisters, 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives, including Samuel Davis of Chicago, Frankie L. Moore and Pearl Davis, both of Anguilla.

King T. Evans Sr.

ANGUILLA — Services for King T. Evans Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian Light M.B. Church in Anguilla. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Mr. Evans was born to the late Shep and Dora Lassiter Evans in Alabama. Having lived in Mississippi since 1925, he attended Nitta Yuma Rosenwald School and Piney Woods County Life School. He worked as a foreman and farm mechanic for more than 30 years with Ewing Planting Company in Anguilla. He owned Evans Funeral Home and Burial Association in Greenville. He had been employed as a vocational farm mechanics instructor for Leland Public School District for more than 10 years. He was a member of Christian Light M.B. Church in Anguilla, where he served as a trustee, deacon, choir member, Sunday school teacher and superintendent for 43 years.

He is survived by his wife, Bettie Watts Evans; children, Cleveland Watts of Natchez, Geneva E. Bishop of Chicago, Sidney E. Cole of St. Louis, Mo., A. Carolyn Hackett of Jackson, King T. Evans Jr. of Anguilla, V. Lynn Evans of Memphis, Dora E. Sisney of Jackson and Carl S. Evans of Gulfport; a sister, Dorothy Z. Edwards of St. Louis; a brother, Lonnie Evans of Chicago; and other relatives, including the Lovette, Evans, Freeman, Watts, Hampton, Philipp, Bolden and Anderson families of Illinois, Georgia, California, Mississippi and Alabama.

Memorials may be made to Christian Light M.B. Church, P.O. Box 513, Anguilla, MS 38721.

Hazel Marie Hatchett

Services for Hazel Marie Hatchett will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Travelers Rest Christian Center with the Rev. James Archer officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hatchett died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at her home. She was 81.

Born in Warren County, Mrs. Hatchett was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Morning Star M.B. Church, where she was on the mother board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hatchett Jr.; a son, Harold Hatchett; her parents, Charlie and Aurilla Williams; seven brothers, George Williams, Graham Williams, Amos Williams, Charlie Williams, Hardin Williams, Wallace Williams and John Williams; and six sisters, Mary Williams, Lizzet Walker, Rutha Mae Jefferson, Jimella Allison, Clara Thomas and Ida Bell Stewart.

Survivors include six sons, John Hatchett, Rayfield Hatchett and Albert Hatchett III, all of Vicksburg, Phillip Hatchett and Louis Hatchett, both of Denver, Colo., and Joel M. Hatchett of Fort Worth, Texas; six daughters, Dorothy Rogers, Alfreda Hatchett Scott Taylor, Mary Ann Hatchett, Donna Hatchett-Jones and Tammy Hatchett, all of Vicksburg, and Cherry Hatchett of Denver; and 38 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren.

Joe Lee

Joe Lee died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 86.

Born in Canton, China, he came to the United States when he was 14. Mr. Lee was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the 1255th Quartermaster Company. For a number of years, he owned and operated a grocery store in Rolling Fork and, in later years, was proprietor of Wings Food Market at 2328 Pearl Street for 33 years before his retirement in 1993.

He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 59 years, Kwan Lee of Vicksburg; two sons, Edward Wong of Vicksburg and Herbert Wong and his wife, Mary Ann, of Buena Park, Calif.; and three grandsons, Marcus Wong, Jeffrey Wong and Bryant Wong.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John G. McCall officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Tommy Berry, James Farrish, Stacy Sizemore, Wayne Stroupe, Craig Theriot, Jeffrey Wong, Marcus Wong and Michael Yore.

Memorials may be made to favorite charities.

Mack Charles Pampley

Services for Mack Charles Pampley will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, with Dr. Charles Chiplin officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 today at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Pampley died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 59.

Mr. Pampley was a member of Mount Heroden M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel Lee and M.C. Pampley of Vicksburg; one brother, Gregory Pampley; and his grandparents, Liza Jones, Rosie Ray and Mattile Lowell.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Fran Pampley of Vicksburg; one daughter, Miranda Kincaid of Louisville; one son, Mack Charles Pampley III of Jackson; a stepmother, Sadie Pampley of Vicksburg; six sisters, Linda Stevens, Michelle Johnson and Patricia Kinnard, all of Vicksburg, Rose Sanders of Jackson, Kimberly Love of Montgomery, Ala. and Peggy Simpson of New York, N.Y.; four grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Hattie Winston-Wheeler of Los Angeles and members of the Hartman, Regan, Powell, Sims and Naylor families.

Dr. Henry Lee Parker

Dr. H.L. Parker passed on Thursday morning, Oct. 11, 2007, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Dr. Parker was a retired minister of St. Paul’s Baptist Church and a former Biology Professor of Alcorn State University. He was a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and secretary of the State Baptist Convention for many years.

Dr. Parker is predeceased by his wife, Genevieve M. Hines Parker, a former Professor of Alcorn State University, in 1977.

He is survived by a family who loves and misses him very much. They include three children, Gloria Parker Penn and husband, John, Henry L. Parker Jr. and wife, Katie, and Verta M. Parker; 14 grandchildren (Jacqueline and Paris, deceased), and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing and home-going celebration to be held for Dr. Parker on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1318 First East St., Vicksburg, MS., 39183. The telephone number is 601-636-6754.

The viewing will be from 10 until 11 a.m.

Flowers may be sent to Rollins Funeral Home, in Port Gibson, or a contribution made to a scholarship fund, to be established at Alcorn University, in the name of Dr. Parker.

Elijah Singleton

Elijah Singleton died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He was 88.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Singleton served in World War II and retired from Boeing Aircraft Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Plez Singleton and Eliza Hill Singleton; and 11 siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Singleton of Vicksburg; a son, Harvey Singleton of Torrance, Calif.; a daughter, Carolyn Singleton of Sacramento, Calif.; a grandson; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.