February 17, 2008

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Clifton E. Burroughs Sr.

Clifton E. “Cliff” Burroughs Sr. died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. He was 81.

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Mr. Burroughs was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Satartia to Allen E. “Doc” and Susie S. Burroughs. He was a retired farmer in the Redwood community.

He was an elder in the North Vicksburg congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Burroughs of Redwood; one sister, Vivian Middleton of Redwood; one daughter, Melody B. Daniels, and her husband, Don, of Redwood; one son, Clifton “Butch” Burroughs Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Vicksburg; two grandchildren, Jason Daniels of Vicksburg and his wife, Alicia, and Shannon B. Potts of Vicksburg and her husband, Robby; three great-grandchildren, Randy Daniels, Hannah Daniels and Tinnin Potts, all of Vicksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Olivette Cemetery in Satartia. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall.

Pallbearers will be Jason Daniels, Randy Daniels, Ron Waters, Robby Potts, Charles Kette and Kenny Beard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Will Boyd, A.D. Lum, Lawrence Sutton, Curtis Carter, Robert Kober, Marcus Turner, Buddy Douglas, Doug Jeter, Herbert Williams, Donnie Sibley, Charles “Boney” Cobb and Jay Middleton.

Carroll Robert Regan

TALLULAH — Funeral services for Mr. Carroll Robert Regan, 71, of Tallulah will be Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the church. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery under direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Mr. Regan died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at his residence in Tallulah after a lengthy illness.

He was former owner and editor/publisher of the Madison Journal. He was a longtime member and past president of the Louisiana Press Association. His newspaper won numerous awards from the LPA during his years as publisher.

Mr. Regan was a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

During his many years of service to the community of Tallulah, Mr. Regan was a longtime member and past chairman of the Madison Parish Hospital Board and the Vicksburg/Tallulah Regional Airport Board. He was a longtime Rotarian and a member of the LSU Alumni Association.

Mr. Regan was preceded in death by his parents, Georgia Johnson Regan and Alva Bates Regan of Magnolia, Miss.

Survivors include his wife, Carol A. “Sug” Regan of Tallulah; two sons, Dr. William Bates Regan of Memphis and Dr. Robert Leo Regan and wife, Carol, of Baton Rouge. He is also survived by three grandchildren, AnnaClaire, Rhymes and Baytes Gabriel.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Edwards Catholic Church, the Silver Cross Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Thelma Paulding Russell

Thelma Paulding “Dot Lou” Russell died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 75 years old.

Mrs. Russell, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, was retired from Walgreens Drug Company with over 25 years of service and was an employee of J.C. Penney Co. for 12 years. She was a 1953 graduate of Bowman High School and a faithful member of Word of Faith Christian Center in Vicksburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Master Sgt. Paul L. Russell; and a daughter, Sharon Renda Russell; her mother, Cleo Ferguson Paulding Williams; father, Thomas Paulding; and stepfather, Fred Williams.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Janita Russell Stewart and Larry Stewart of Clinton; sister and brother-in-law, Irene P. Maxey and John L. Maxey of Vicksburg; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy P. and Fred Wright of Albion, Mich.; brother-in-law, James Russell of Los Angeles; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends, including Gerald Michael Maxey, Pinkye Stewart, spiritual son Kelvin Williams and members of the Bass, Ferguson and Walker families.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and viewing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. Visitation, viewing and funeral services will all be held at Word of Faith Christian Center, 1201 Grove St., Vicksburg. Smith Mortuary Services of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Word of Faith Christian Center; Trinity Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box A, Santa Ana, CA 92711-2101; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Lloyd K. Travis

LEARNED — Lloyd K. Travis died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at his residence in Learned. He was 78.

Mr. Travis, born in Gulfport, was a resident of Learned since 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the Southwest Christ Church where he was an elder.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Kay Travis Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Ann C. Travis of Learned; a brother, Ernest Morris of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Brenda Downs of Ridgeland and Kenna Rotz of York, Pa.; a son, Lloyd K. Travis II of Flowood; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home, with burial in Utica Cemetery. The Rev. Jimmy Miller will officiate.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd K. Travis II, David Downs, Billy Joe Collins, Walley Collins, Michael Cox, Josh Cox and Joseph Cox.

Mary Lea Turnbull

MADISON — Mary Lea Turnbull died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. She was 86.

Born in Claiborne County, Mrs. Turnbull was the daughter of the late Robert Bernard and Ida Fulton McDowell McCay. A longtime resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Turnbull had been a resident of Madison for the past five years. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women and taught in the Vicksburg School System for many years. Mrs. Turnbull was active in community service and was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard J. Turnbull; her sister, Joyce Disharoon; and two brothers, Dan Scott McCay and Robert Fulton McCay.

She is survived by four nieces, Bonney Anderson of Indianola, Linda Ann Headley of Port Gibson, Penny Savage of McKinney, Texas, and Marty Graham of Irving, Texas; and three nephews, John Barr of Pattison, Robert McCay of Waller, Texas, and Bill Turnbull of Irving, Texas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Harrison, pastor of Port Gibson United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson. Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home from 9 a.m. Monday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Mott Headley Jr., Mott Headley III, Robert Fulton McCay, Clint McCay, John Barr and Dan Michael Lowery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Grey Ferris, Fred G. Peyton and Bill Fenwick.