February 10, 2008

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 10, 2008

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Lillian V. Grey Caldwell

Lillian V. Grey Caldwell died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 88.

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A member of Bingham Memorial Baptist Church, Mrs. Caldwell worked as an educator in the Warren County School System.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Simpson and Hattie Grey; her husband, Daniel Caldwell; a son-in-law, Kler H. Jones Sr.; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include a daughter, Elsie L. Caldwell of Harrisburg, Penn.; two sons, Daniel L. Caldwell of Plano, Texas, and Herbert P. Caldwell of Vicksburg; four granchildren; one great-granchild; and nieces and nephews.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mary Moore King

Mary Moore King died, Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 84.

Born in Clermont, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Augustus Gibson Moore and Frankie Renfroe Moore.

Mrs. King had lived in Mississippi for 60 years and had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1987. She retired from Deposit Guaranty National Bank as director of management training in 1986, and among her many accomplishments was serving as president of the National Secretaries Association.

After her retirement, Mrs. King became coordinator of the tutorial program of Good Shepherd Center. She served as president of the United Methodist Women and Sunday School teacher for the Alders Gate Class at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. Her devotion to her church was foremost, having served in Methodist churches in Vicksburg, Hattiesburg and Jackson.

Mrs. King was preceded in death by five brothers, David Henderson Moore, Frank Augustus Moore, Lewis Moneyway Moore, Theodore Quentin Moore and Alonzo Renfroe Moore.

Mrs. King is survived by her son, William E. “Billy” King and his wife, Janet, of Denver; her daughter, Kathy King of Brandon; two grandsons, Nathan King and his wife, Crystal, and Michael King and his wife, Samantha, both of Nashville, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Orien King of Nashville; her devoted sister, Miss Emilie Moore of Vicksburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and her three grandpups.

The family wishes to thank the church family of Crawford Street United Methodist Church for their care, concern and prayers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner, pastor of Crawford Street United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the service Monday.

Memorials may be made to Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Pallbearers will be Malcolm Dove, Hugh Green, Bobby Fleming, Milton Williams, Craig Prevost and Gus Franklin.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Seniors Sunday School Class of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

Annie Prentiss

Annie Prentiss died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Promise Specialty Hospital of Vicksburg. She was 91.

Mrs. Prentiss was a member of King David M.B. Church No. 1.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Prentiss Gaskin and Alfred Gaskin; and a son, Phillip Jones.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Young and Maxine Stephen, both of Detroit; two brothers, Alfred Gaskin and Jessie Gaskin, both of Detroit, and Elijah Gaskin of Gary, Ind.; six granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; and other friends and relatives.

Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

Norman Lane

JACKSON — Norman “Bo” Lane died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. He was 56.

A truck driver, Mr. Lane was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Thompson.

Survivors include his mother, Delphine Lane of Edwards; four sisters, Gladys McFarland of Clinton, Sally Lane of Jackson, Ruth Wilson of Edwards and Annie Lee Carter of Champaign, Ill.; a son, Jimmy Williams of Jackson; and two brothers, Willie Lane Jr. of Houston and James Lane of Bolton.

Lakeview Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Geraldine Walker Williams

Geraldine Walker Williams, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at Promise Specialty Hospital of Vicksburg.

Mrs. Williams was born on March 13, 1931, the daughter of the late Cecil and Bernice Walker. Reared in Transylvania, La., she graduated from Lake Providence High School. She continued her education, earning her degree in nursing. After graduation, she married her husband, Bill, and they moved to Fort Sill, Okla., where Mr. Williams was stationed in the U.S. Army. After he was discharged from service, they moved their family to Learned, where Mrs. Williams began working as a registered nurse at St. Dominic Hospital. She left the hospital to work for several physicians in the Raymond community until she accepted a position as the school nurse for Oakley Training Academy. Mrs. Williams remained in this position until her retirement after 20 years.

After she retired she became a home health nurse, first as a caregiver to her parents and then friends. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, particularly fishing and watching her cattle.

She was a longtime and faithful member of Hinds Independent Methodist Church. Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Williams, and her sister, Betty Thompson.

She is survived by her son, Jack Williams and his wife, Karen, of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Karen Magee and her husband, Ken, of Jackson; Karla Ray and her husband, Al of Madison; grandson, Jason Williams and his wife, Jennifer, of Jackson; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Pierce Ray and Bailey and Brooks Magee; two sisters, Maurine Parker and Cecile McKiever, both of Sulfur, La.; and her brother, Wayne Walker of Winnsboro, La.; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hinds Independent Methodist Church with burial following at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 this afternoon at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond and will resume at 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hinds Independent Methodist Church.