January 16, 2008

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 16, 2008

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Victor L. Arazny

Victor L. Arazny died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. He was 90.

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Born in Polley, Wis., he was the son of the late Mikolos Arazny and Sopha Kazlowski Arazny. He had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1947.

Mr. Arazny served in World War II, 230th Station Hospital, U.S. Army, as a first sergeant. He owned and operated Vic Arazny Refrigeration Service.

Mr. Arazny was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was an honorary member of Elks Lodge No. 95. He was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Fleming Arazny; a son-in-law, Tony Davidson; and two brothers, Walter Arazny and Tom Arazny.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Rivers and husband, Dolson, of Flowood and Debra Davidson of Sanford, Fla.; a granddaughter, Tracy Dunaway and husband, Andy, of Terry; two great-grandchildren, Christopher Rundle and Kristin Dunaway of Terry; and a beloved friend, Jane Wendrow of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Young, pastor of Hawkins United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Dolson Rivers, Harold Blackmon, Terry Blackmon, Buster Brasfield, Don Pittman, Christopher Rundle, Jimmy Schultz and Paul Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Memorials may be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Leila Mae Deyamport

Services for Leila Mae Deyam-port will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church with the Rev. R.D. Bernard officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Thursday at Lake- view Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 5 until 6.

Mrs. Deyamport died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. She was 84.

Mrs. Deyamport was a member of New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, where she served on the mother’s board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie H. Deyamport Sr.; her parents, Tom Stevens and Josephine Burns Stevens; two brothers, Roosevelt Stevens and Willie Stevens; and two sisters, Beatrice Wince and Vivian Wince.

Survivors include three sons, Willie Deyamport Jr. and Eugene A. Deyamport, both of Vicksburg, and Larry Deyamport of Atlanta; two daughters, Alma Sullivan and Doris Washington, both of Vicksburg; six brothers, Eugene Stevens and Samuel Stevens, both of Illinois, John Stevens of Philadelphia, Pa., and Malcolm Stevens, Barry Stevens and Claude Stevens, all of Jackson; a sister, Theodosia Stevens of Jackson; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and friends and other relatives, including members of the Ross, Burns and Hunter families.

Ernestine Knight

Services for Ernestine Knight will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Green M.B. Church with the Rev. Herman Sylvester officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at Williams Funeral Service and an hour before the service on Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Knight died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Ga. She was 68.

Mrs. Knight was a homemaker and a member of Travelers Rest M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fal P. Knight Sr; her parents, Robert Davis and Annie Mae Caples Davis; and a brother, Tony Cross.

Survivors include three sons, Glennis Earl Knight of Vicksburg and Danny Neal Knight and Gregory Lawrence Knight, both of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Debra Ann Knight of Washington, D.C., and Angela Hyde of Stockbridge; a sister, Betty Floyd of Temple Hills, Md.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.