November 21, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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Lucy Ann Conger

ABERDEEN — Lucy Ann Conger died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Garden Suites Assisted Living Facility in Aberdeen. She was 72.

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Mrs. Conger was born in Holly Bluff to Harrison Stokes and Nellie Ree Briggs. A homemaker, she was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hinds Conger of Yazoo City.

Survivors include a son, Mark Conger of Aberdeen; one brother, Herbert Stokes of Vicksburg; four sisters, Thelma “Sis” Majors of Holly Bluff, Maxine Clements of Jackson, Sylvia McGraw of Benton and Mary Williams of Clarksville, Tenn.; and one grandson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Rev. David Humphreys officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Toby Conger College Fund, c/o Renasant Bank, P.O. Box 709, Tupelo, MS 38802.

Doris Matthews Frith

TALLULAH — Doris Matthews Frith died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in Tallulah.

Mrs. Frith was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Eva Matthews; two brothers, Frank “Buddy” Matthews and Robert “Bob” Matthews; and two children, Doris “Dee” Matthews and James “Bubba” Wilson.

She is survived by her husband, Ricky Frith; six children, Fannie May Armstrong of Beaufort, S.C., Bobby Gene Matthews, Charlotte Brown, Eva “Sissy” Mitchell, Rhonda Wilson and Richard “Quinton” Ayers, all of Tallulah; a sister, Fannie Sherman; two brothers, George Matthews and Joseph Matthews; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lake Providence under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah.

P.M. Watkins

PORT GIBSON — Mr. P.M. Watkins, age 90, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. Services will be graveside at 2 p.m. Friday at Wintergreen Cemetery with the Rev. David Brooks officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday until the hour of the service at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Mr. Watkins was a lifelong resident of Port Gibson. He graduated from Chamberlain-Hunt Academy in 1935 and was a graduate of Bowling Green Business School. He served the U.S. Army in the European Theater in military intelligence training during World War II. He was discharged in 1946 as a captain.

He received his law degree at Cumberland School of Law and practiced law in Port Gibson. He served as district attorney. He also served in the Mississippi House of Representatives and in the state Senate. He was appointed as judge for the Mississippi Workman’s Compensation Commission, retiring in 1982.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Jane Watkins; and his sister, Lucille Watkins King.

He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his daughter, Elaine Dent of Lorman; his son, Parham Watkins of Port Gibson; his four grandsons, John Dent of Lorman, Leslie Dent Powell of Brookhaven and John Parham Watkins and Evan Watkins, both of Port Gibson; and his two great-grandchildren, Korbin Higginbotham and Kainen Powell, both of Brookhaven.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Stephens, Hershel Byrnes, Mott Headley, Dr. Eddie Lipscomb, Bobby Greenlee and John Dent.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dick Green, Louie Ruffin, Tom Givens and Dr. David Headley.