January 23, 2008

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Alta Mae Klaus

Alta Mae Klaus died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. She was 73.

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Born in Monroe, Mrs. Klaus was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She had worked as a retail sales clerk and was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Omega and Lottie Mae Shamblin; her son, Sylvain Scott Klaus; and her daughter, Stacey Kay Klaus.

She is survived by one brother, James W. Shamblin of Ridgeland; one sister, Carol Ann Oakman of Vicksburg; and nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to John G. McCall Scholarship Fund or Renewal by Faith Campaign of First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., Vicksburg MS 39180.

William Howard Lewis Sr.

William Howard Lewis Sr. died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. He was 57.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, he was the son of William Gordon Lewis and the late Mary E. Shingler Lewis. He graduated from Warren Central High School and attended Hinds Junior College.

Mr. Lewis was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ River Division for 23 years. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. Shingler Lewis; and his wife, Niki Cassino Lewis.

Mr. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Christina Nicole “Christy” Lewis of Vicksburg; a son, William Howard Lewis Jr. and wife, Julie Holder Lewis, of Ridgeland; his father and stepmother, William Gordon Lewis and Mary Louise Lewis of Vicksburg; five sisters, Martha Friley, Tammy Markham and Lisa King, all of Vicksburg, Louise Roland of Eagle Lake and Brenda Lewis McDevitt of Paulding; and one brother, Dennis Lewis of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry White officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Michael Noble, Chris Emfinger, Chris Johnson, Jay Johnson, Michael Henry, John Birdsong, Jeremy Jones and Pete O’Bannon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Downs, Robert Henry, Bennie Rowden, Henry Warner, James Abney, Randy Stocken and members of the Mat Sinking Unit and the Dredge Jadwin.

Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home has charge of all arrangements.

Lucille McGee Turpin

CHICAGO — Services for Lucille McGee Turpin, formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gatling’s Funeral Home in Chicago.

Mrs. Turpin died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Roseland Hospital in Chicago. She was 69.

Mrs. Turpin was preceded in death by a brother, Howard McGee.

She is survived by her husband, Eddie Turpin of Chicago; two daughters, Jeanette Turpin and Cassanthea Turpin, both of Chicago; three sisters, Lillie McClendon of Blue Springs, Mo., Ethel Carthans of Gary, Ind., and Madie Lee Bell of Vicksburg; three brothers, Earl Short of Aurora, Ill., and Sam McGee and John McGee, both of Vicksburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Emma McKenzie and Geraldine McGee of Vicksburg.