October 26, 2007

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 26, 2007

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Atlean Atlas

ROLLING FORK — Atlean Atlas died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in Rolling Fork. She was 74.

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She was survived by three sons, Sammie E. Davis of Gastonia, N.C., Kenneth M. Davis and Harvey L. Davis, both of Rolling Fork; five daughters, Theresa Myles of Rolling Fork, Shirley A. Frazier of Cary, and Robin Davis, Reshonda Davis and Betty Booker, all of Rolling Fork; two brothers, Floyd Hampton of Rolling Fork and George Hampton Jr. of Chicago; two sisters, Ruby Robinson and Lorene Green, both of Chicago; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with Pastor Charlie Ceasar officiating. Burial will follow at Green Chapel Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Elizabeth Bolls

Elizabeth “Beth” Bolls died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 88.

Born in Fitler, Mrs. Bolls had been a Vicksburg resident most of her life. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert H. “Bert” Bolls; a son, Hubert G. Bolls; a granddaughter, Angela Bolls; her parents, George and Ruby Fitler; and two sisters, Dorothy Cogan and Bracy Flurry.

She is survived by a daughter, Jean “Betsy” Gilcrease and husband, Dennis, of Vicksburg; a son, Jud Bolls and wife, Lynn, of Longview, Texas; two grandsons, Rob Goss and wife, Melanie, of Loganville, Ga., and George Bolls and wife, Eileen, of Clinton; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Bolls of Clinton and Jenny Goss of Vicksburg; a great-grandson, Damien Reeves of Vicksburg; her sister, Billie Robinson of Richland; and a daughter-in-law, Anne Bolls of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Sibley officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Gilcrease, Dale Goss, Wayne Patrick, Richard Blush, Mike Sullivan and Harold Simpson.

Lee Charles Lumpkin Sr.

Services for Lee Charles “L.C.” Lumpkin Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cool Springs M.B. Church with the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 6 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Mr. Lumpkin died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 63.

Mr. Lumpkin was a construction worker and a truck driver with DMBW Trucking. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Terrell Lumpkin; his mother, Willie Mae Baltimore Lumpkin; paternal grandparents, Susie and Ecker Lumpkin; maternal grandparents, Irene Walls and Willie Baltimore; and two brothers, Jessie Lumpkin Sr. and Allen Lumpkin.

Survivors include a son, Lee Charles Lumpkin Jr. of Vicksburg; a daughter, Wanda Carson of Vicksburg; a stepdaughter, Tammy Flowers of Minneapolis; three brothers, Aaron Lumpkin and Jerry Lumpkin, both of Vicksburg, and Sylvester Lumpkin of Los Angeles; two sisters, Catherine Gleese and Carolyn Johnson, both of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

James Erwin Maxwell Sr.

TALLULAH — Services for James Erwin Maxwell Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Tallulah with the Rev. Jean Foreman officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Maxwell died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. He was 75.

Born in Monticello, Ark., he had lived in Tallulah for 40 years. He was a retired forester and biology teacher. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a Boy Scout leader of Troop No. 55. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served as men’s Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Harvey Maxwell of Tallulah; two sons, James E. Maxwell Jr. of Monroe and Jonathan O. Hoffman of Tallulah; five daughters, Cynthia Holloway of Dallas, Evelyn Boyd of Renton, Wash., and Lisa Mays, Lydia Smith and Leslie Furello, all of Tallulah; a brother, Richard Maxwell of Malvern, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Rosalie Barnes Rice

CHICAGO — Rosalie “Rose” Barnes Rice died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in Chicago. She was 63.

Mrs. Rice was born and reared in Vicksburg. A 1962 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School, she attended Chicago State University, where she received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. She retired from Chicago Public Schools after 35 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Sr. and Mary Barnes; two brothers, Albert Barnes Jr. and Bernard G. Barnes; and two sisters, Deloris B. Thomas and Betty B. Hunter.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. Rice of Chicago; four daughters, Pamela R. Holmes of Madison, Wis., Chanda Rice of Chicago, Damita R. Mayfield of Dallas and Ebony R. Caston of Los Angeles; a sister, Linda Barnes Wright of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including the Smith and Bolton families of Vicksburg.

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Carter Temple C.M.E. Church in Chicago under the direction of Brookins Funeral Home.

Charles Edward Roach

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Charles Edward Roach died Oct. 20, 2007, at West Allis Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. He was 58.

A native of Utica, Mr. Roach graduated from Hinds County Public Schools. He served in the Army at Fort McClelland, Ala. He worked for 32 years as a professional truck driver and played percussion with the Lewis Lee Band.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Roach; his maternal grandparents, John and Janie Lowe; and his paternal grandparents, Willie and Perline Roach.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Roach of Milwaukee; his mother, Willie Dell Roach of Vicksburg; one son, Ronald Floyd Roach of Pass Christian; one daughter, Toni Michelle Roach Madison of Utica; two brothers, Carl Roach of Phoenix, Ariz., and Stanley Roach of Utica; seven grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Mary Steed Floyd of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with Joel J. Kinlow Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 7 today at the funeral home with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.