October 25, 2007
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.
Marvin Marion Dickinson
CARTHAGE — Marvin Marion Dickinson died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his home in Carthage. He was 93.
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Mr. Dickinson was a retired mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Dickinson of Carthage; two sons, Ronald Dickinson of Rockingham, N.C., and Barry Dickinson of Carthage; one daughter, Rita Goldman of Vicksburg; two brothers, Paul Dickinson of Roanoke, Va., and Otha Dickinson of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Dickinson of Philadelphia, Miss., and Mildred Garrard of Vidor, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Church of God Cemetery in Dixon.
Robert W. Harris
TALLULAH — Robert W. Harris died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. He was 44.
Mr. Harris was born in Lake Providence and was a resident of Tallulah. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his parents, William Lamar and Inez Cain Harris of Tallulah; a sister, Patricia Richie of Tallulah; and a niece and a nephew.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Rev. Glenn Warrington officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Harris, Richard Harris, John Claude Harris, Adam Harris, Wesley Harris, Chris Harris, Paige Smith and Doug Jeter.
Issac Johnson Jr.
WASHINGTON — Services for Issac “Ike” Johnson Jr. were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Master’s Touch Praise Ministries in Oxon Hill, Md.
A second service will be Monday in Washington, D.C., followed by a burial at Quantico National Cemetery under the direction of Marshall’s Funeral Home, 4217 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011.
Mr. Johnson died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Washington Hospital Center. He was 63.
Born in Tillman, Miss., Mr. Johnson was the son of Isaac and Julia Johnson. He attended Claiborne County Public Schools where he played football and graduated from Addison High in 1963. After graduation, in 1964, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany and Texas. He was employed with Woodward and Lothrop, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. He also owned Ike’s Lawn Service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the John W. Freeman Grand Commandery Knights Templar Prince Hall Affiliations of Washington, D.C.
He is survived by his mother, Julia Johnson of Port Gibson; three daughters, Sharon Boyde of Fredericksburg, Va., Casandra Johnson of Atlanta and Stephanie Gordon of Dumfries, Va.; eight brothers, Edward Johnson of Chicago, the Rev. Hugh Johnson Sr. and Coney Johnson, both of Port Gibson, James Devine of Downers Grove, Ill., Elvin Johnson, Ulessiah Johnson and Charlie Johnson, all of Jackson, and Tommy Johnson of Grambling, La.; five sisters, Francis Allen of Chicago, Minnie Lee Broadway of Champaign, Ill., Georgia Wilson of Washington, D.C., and Linda Johnson and Geraldine Johnson, both of Port Gibson; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and other relatives, including Sadie Ruth Johnson and Rosetta Johnson, both of Port Gibson, Essie Willis of Atlanta, Gladys Bowie of Greenwood and Samuel Harris of Chicago.
Odria Mae Murphy
Odria Mae Murphy died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at Jefferson Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark. She was 84.
Mrs. Murphy was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Vicksburg, the daughter of Sam and Viola Waford.
She is survived by a daughter, Connie Sanderlin of Monticello, Ark.; a granddaughter, Stacy Sanderlin Hopkins and her husband, Jon, and a great-grandson, Jon Caleb Hopkins, all of Judsonia, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Patrick Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight.
Pallbearers will be Sam Girard, Sonny Girard, Billy Bishop, Sherman Brewer, Jon Hopkins, Pete Sanderlin and Jim Girard.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Arkansas, 1818 N. Taylor, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Fisher Funeral Home has charge of all arrangements.
Sarah Katherine Nieto
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Sarah atherine Nieto, the infant daughter of Rudolph “Rudy” and Allison Price Nieto of Wilmington, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident near Utica.
In addition to her parents, the baby is survived by a sister, Whitney Leigh Nieto; and her grandparents, Richard and Susan Price of Vicksburg and Mike and Sandy Nieto of Mandeville, La.
A service for the burial of the dead will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina with the Revs. Blair Both, rector of the Church of the Servant in Wilmington, and Michael Nation, rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vicksburg, officiating. Burial will be at St. Alban’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sarah Katherine Nieto Memorial Fund, c/o Church of the Servant, 4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 or the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Jeremiah JaRelle Walton
HOLLY BLUFF — Jeremiah JaRelle Walton, the infant son of Jeremy JaRelle Green and Megan Deshea Walton of Holly Bluff, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at River Region Medical Center.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Katrina Walton of Shreveport, La., and Larry Pounds of Baton Rouge; his paternal grandparents, Sandy and Marvin VanGordy of Brandon; his maternal great-grandparents, Margaret and Roy Landrum of Holly Bluff; his paternal great-grandparents, Lon and Martha Hancock of Bentonia; and other relatives.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Brent Rutledge officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.