November 25, 2007

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 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.

Pearl Chapman Allen

Pearl Chapman Allen died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 91.

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Mrs. Chapman was a native of Archibald, La. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Noell Memorial Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Felix and Jeanette Chapman; and her husband, Charles W. Allen.

She is survived by two daughters; Jeannette Berry of Vicksburg and Sabdra Sue Lyles of Post Falls, Idaho; two sons, Charles C. Allen of Shreveport and Dan Ray Allen of Phoenix, Ariz., 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Little Creek United Methodist Church in Archibald.

Memorials may be made to Little Creek Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 103, Archibald, LA 71218.

Francis Joseph Campbell

Francis Joseph “Frank” Campbell, a former district attorney and longtime Vicksburg lawyer, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at his home. He was 59.

For 11 years, Campbell was district attorney for the 9th Circuit District which covers Warren, Claiborne, Sharkey and Issaquena counties. He served from 1980 until 1991 before resigning in January of that year and entering private practice, where he continued to work until his death.

Frank was a 1966 graduate of St. Aloysius High School. He attended Mississippi State and transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated in 1970. He returned to Vicksburg and married the former Carole Blackledge.

In 1980, Frank was hired as assistant district attorney under George Chaney, who resigned as DA in October 1980. Frank was appointed to Chaney’s post and two months later, was elected to the spot before returning to private practice. In 1986, he served a term as president of the Mississippi State Prosecutors Association. He was also president of the Warren County Bar Association.

Frank was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking, old cars and antiques.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, William H. Campbell and Jane Fisher Campbell; and a brother, John F. Campbell.

Frank is survived by his wife, Carole Campbell of Vicksburg; his sons, William F. Campbell of Ridgeland and his wife Leigh, Lane Campbell and Matthew Campbell, both of Oxford; his sister, Mary Stewart of Carlisle, Pa.; and his brother, Jerry Campbell of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Matt Buckles and Dr. John G. McCall officiating with burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 6 this evening at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Forbes Grogan, Harry Sharp, Ken Grogan, Herb Wilkinson, Winky Freeman, Jerry Hall, Johnny Price and George Nasif.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Wayne Jabour, Jimmy Kendricks, Charlie Weissinger, Dr. Lee Giffin, Dr. Robert Sadler, John Kamman, Dr. Wayne Pitre, Bobby Bailess, members of the Warren County Bar Association, members of the Y’s Men’s Club past and present and members of Tom Hill’s Sunday school class.

Memorials may be made to the YMCA Memorial Fund, 267 YMCA Place, Vicksburg, MS 39183 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1601 Cherry St., Vicksburg MS 39180.

Claudia Inez Cunningham

Claudia Inez Cunningham died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 81.

Born in Port Gibson, she had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1967. Mrs. Cunningham was the daughter of the late William Daniel Slayton and Sarah Emily Bryant Slayton. A graduate of Port Gibson High School, she received her registered nurse’s degree from the Vicksburg Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Cunningham was employed by Vicksburg Hospital and Kuhn Memorial Hospital for 33 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Acacia Chapter 56, Order of the Eastern Star, and Southside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Cunningham; a sister Elizabeth Lucille Trim; and a brother, Oscar LeRoy Slayton.

Mrs. Cunningham is survived by her daughter, Peggy Sue Greene of Vicksburg; three sons, Thomas Daniel Cunningham, Wesley Carlisle Cunningham and Harry Byran Cunningham, all of Vicksburg; a sister, Mary Ottilie Cain of Port Gibson; a brother, William James Slayton of Port Gibson; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Clemts, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be Ivan Cunningham, Edgar Cain Jr., Fred Cunningham, Vernon Martin, Daniel Slayton, Billy Slayton, Mike Gettinger and Curtis Gordon.

Memorials may be made to ESTARL, Acacia Chapter 56, Order of the Eastern Star, 141 Rollingwood Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183, or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

James W. Dement III

SARASOTA, Fla. — James W. “Jim” Dement III of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Vicksburg and Chicago, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, in Sarasota. He was 65.

Born in Mobile, Ala., Mr. Dement was the son of James W. Dement Jr. and Pauline Boult Dement. He was reared in Vicksburg and graduated from H.V. Cooper High School in 1960. He received a bachelor of science degree from Florida State University and a master’s from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Dement founded several companies specializing in executive search and marketing for the franchise industry. An avid sailor, he crewed to a first-in-class win in the 1976 Chicago-to-Macinac Yacht Race on Lake Michigan.

Mr. Dement is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ellen Slater Dement; two sons, Ward Dement of Bradenton, Fla., and David Dement of Mesa, Ariz.; his sister Polly Dement of Washington, D.C.; and five grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at Toale Brothers Funeral Home in Sarasota.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Dorothy Boyd Green

Dorothy Boyd Green of Vicksburg died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 77 years old.

Dorothy lived in Metairie, La. for most of her life. She moved to Vicksburg after Katrina in 2005. While in Metairie, she was a member of Kenner First Baptist Church and became a member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. She graduated from McComb High School in 1948 and was a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton in 1951.

Dorothy was a talented artist and had her work shown throughout the South. She was a past president of the New Orleans Art Association and La Petit Art Guild, and a longtime member of the Metairie Art Guild.

Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thad Cecil Boyd, Sr. and Maydee Boyd.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Francis L. Green; a daughter, Debra Barfield and husband Charles; a granddaughter, Beth Kistler and her husband Lee; four grandchildren, Brittain, Brooke, Alexis and Liliana Kistler, all of Vicksburg; two sisters, Kathryn Newell and husband Alvin Newell, Sr. of McComb and Loraine Johnston of Soso; two brothers, Thad Cecil Boyd Jr. and wife Willie of Slidell, La., and Haskel Boyd and wife Shirley of Dubach, La.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. Services will be at 1 p.m. at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb. Dr. Joe McKeever will officiate. Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Newell Jr., Eric Johnston, Doug Johnston, Gary Johnston, Michael Humphries and Montana Boyd.

Honorary pallbearer will be Brad Boyd.

Keith David Hickman

Keith David Hickman died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in San Jose, Calif. He was 47.

Mr. Hickman was born in Bastrop, La. He was a former resident of Vicksburg and a graduate of Warren Central High School. He was an electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Mr. Hickman was a member of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Harold and Lendle Holmes of Williston, S.C. ; his father, Ronald Hickman; and 12 brothers and sisters.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service.

Memorials may be made to favorite charities.

Harold Scott

Harold Scott died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at his home. He was 48.

Mr. Scott was a self-employed handyman. He graduated in 1978 from Vicksburg High School and was in the Army for 12 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Scott Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Knight and Joshua Knight, both of Vicksburg; his mother, Viola Scott of Vicksburg; a brother, Danny Scott of Stone Mountain, Ga.; three sisters, Dorothy Banks of Lorman, Ethel Davis of Salinas, Calif., and Loretta Brantley of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews, and members of the Davis, Gaunes and Scott families.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

T.G. Watson

T.G. Watson died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at River Region Medical Center West Campus. He was 85.

Mr. Watson was a native of Louisiana, the son of Lester and Evier Tucker Watson. He had lived in Vicksburg since 1967 and was retired from International Paper Company. He was a veteran of the Navy, a member of the W.H. Stevens Masonic Lodge No. 121 and the Masonic Lodge No. 348 in Springhill, La. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, three sisters a son and a grandson.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Olive Jenkins Watson of Vicksburg; two sons, Lester Watson and James Watson, both of Vicksburg; four daughters, Elizabeth McEntre of Shreveport, Virginia Warren of Florence, Patricia Hall of Russellville, Ark., and Linda Marhman of Wilson, La.; two sisters, Olene Andrews of Springhill, La., and Jemmie Swackhamer of Fort Worth, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Macon Phillips officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Springhill City Cemetery in Springhill. Visitation will be from 3 until 5 this afternoon at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Watson’s sons-in-law and grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3100 Sanford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103.

Robert Lee Wright

FLORA — Robert Lee Wright of Flora died Saturday Nov. 24, 2007, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 79.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Michael Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright was born on Oct. 2, 1928, in Warren County to Charles Lee Wright and Verna Taylor Wright. He worked for many years as an area distributor for The Clarion-Ledger. He was preceded in death by his parents and three grandchildren, Brian, Brittany and Brad Winterstein.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Wright of Flora; his sister, Pat Jackson of Vicksburg; his daughters, Charlotte Kobert and husband Churck of Gibson, Pa., Carol Winterstein and husband Earl of Florence, Linda Hollowell of Vicksburg; his sons, Robert Wayne Wright and wife Wanda of Magee, Joel Dwight Wright and Rickey Hollowell and wife Marlene both of Vicksburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Beth Cox and Pax Hospice of Madison.