February 14, 2008

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Ruby Dorsey

PATTISON — Ruby “Boo” Dorsey died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Claiborne County Hospital. She was 65.

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Mrs. Dorsey is survived by a daughter, Barbara McComb of Pattison; two brothers, LeDell Hedrick of Pattison and Willie McComb of Port Gibson; six sisters, Theresa Wilson, Margie January, Doretha Hedrick, Mangle Neal and Cathy Hedrick, all of Pattison, and Mildred Flowers of Port Gibson; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Sylvester Moore of Pattison and Elnora Knox and Kedra Thorpe of Port Gibson.

Services will be at noon Saturday at St. Luke Christian Church in Pattison. Burial will follow at Flowers Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the service.

Julia Coleman Jones

PORT GIBSON — Julia Coleman Jones died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at her home in Port Gibson. She was 89.

Mrs. Jones was a member and mother at Morningstar M.B. Church in Lorman. She was a member of the Baptist Aid, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Port Heron Chapter No. 166A Order of Eastern Star. She was a life member of the NAACP.

She taught in the Claiborne County School District and was the first black elected as circuit clerk for Claiborne County, serving the position for 16 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosie Cadney Smith and John Coleman; three sisters, Eva Beatrice Jones, Ruby Walker and Lena Bently; and seven brothers, Vince Coleman, Joe Barber, Sherman Coleman, Prince Coleman Sr., Sidney Coleman, John Coleman Jr. and Shigg Coleman.

Ms. Jones is survived by her husband of 72 years, Nathan H. Jones of Port Gibson; a daughter, Monica V. Jones of Saginaw, Mich.; a son, Alonzo S. Jones of Port Gibson; one brother, Arthur Coleman of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morningstar M.B. Church with the Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Burial will follow at McCay Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Saturday at the church from noon until the service.

Norman Lane

EDWARDS — Services for Norman “Bo” Lane will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Revival Center with the Rev. Otis Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Edwards.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Lane died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 56.

Mr. Lane was a truck driver for Calmaine Co.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Lane; and a brother, Bobby Thompson.

He is survived by his mother, Delphine Lane of Edwards; one son, Jimmy Williams of Jackson; two brothers, James Lane of Bolton and Willie Lane Jr. of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Gladys McFarland of Clinton, Sallie Lane of Jackson, Ruth Wilson of Edwards and Annie Carter of Champaign, Ill.; one granddaughter; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Lavon Smith, Lawrence Wilson, Marie Climmons and Odessa Harris.

Charles Frederick Renschler

Charles Frederick Renschler, 92 years of of North Manchester, Ind., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. at Peabody Retirement Community.

He was born Sept. 14, 1915, in Madison, Ind., the son of the late Charles and Nell (Kelly) Renschler.

He served as a navigator and was a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945.

He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky., and he graduated from Indiana University in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in business chemistry.

He retired as purchasing agent for Seagram’s Distillery in Louisville, Ky., after 39 years.

Surviving are his wife, Jean of North Manchester, Ind.; a son, William C. Renschler of Cincinnati; two daughters, Linda Renschler of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Jane Richards and her husband, David, of Vicksburg; and four grandchildren, including Zachary Richards and Eric Richards, both of Vicksburg.

Memorials may be made to St. Ignatius-St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1818 Rangeland Road, Louisville, Ky. 40219; or The Caring Circle of Peabody Home Foundation, 400 W. 7th St., North Manchester, Ind. 46962.

Claudia Ross

Claudia “Red” Ross died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 84.

Mrs. Ross was a member of King David No. 2 M.B. Church. She retired as a cook from Beechwood Restaurant and Lounge and Ramada Inn.

Mrs. Ross was preceded in death by a son, Norman Staples Jr.; and siblings, Clinton Ross, Rosie Lee Claybon, Erma Martin, Joseph Ross, Emmitt Ross, Clifford Ross, L.C. Ross, General Ross, Bernice Ross and Bertha Ross.

She is survived by four sons, Johnny Staples of Yazoo City, Amos Ross of Germany, Shefrie Staples of Las Vegas and Curtis B. Ross of Vicksburg; three daughters, Brenda Joyce Ross of San Bernardino, Calif., Felicia Ann George of Texas and Catherine Stewart of Jackson; two brothers, James Ross and Elijah Ross, both of Detroit; 48 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Edna Stigall Seale

DELTA CITY — Edna Stigall Seale died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rolling Fork. She was 92.

A native of Merigold, Mrs. Seale lived in Delta City for many years. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Stigall; another brother; and three sisters.

Survivors include one brother, Gene Murrell of Bloomingdale, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Vicklan Cemetery in Glen Allan with the Rev. Lannis May officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be nephews.