March 17, 2008

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 17, 2008

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Joy J. Newton

Joy J. Newton died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 88.

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Born in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Phillip I. Jones and Lyddia Sudduth Jones. She had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1941.

Mrs. Newton was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Confederacy. Her hobbies included genealogy and her devotion to her grandchildren. Mrs. Newton was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil O. Newton; four brothers; and three sisters.

Mrs. Newton is survived by two sons, Leslie B. Newton and his wife, Rhonda, and John C. Newton and his wife, Cathi, all of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, Les Newton, Brooke Hood and her husband, Ryan, Bo Newton, Craig Newton and Lauren Newton; and a great-grandson, Jackson Hood.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Young, pastor of Hawkins United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Les Newton, Bo Newton, Craig Newton, Tom Baroni, Ronnie Forsythe, Mike Biggers, Bobby Bailess and Bob Schiele.

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

Nancy Cordell Williams

ROLLING FORK — Nancy Cordell Williams died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She was 65.

Mrs. Williams was a native of Glen Allan and had lived in Rolling Fork for the past 43 years. She retired as a bookkeeper for Services Lumber Co. She was a member of Open Door Family Worship in Rolling Fork.

Survivors include one son, Lee Williams of Vicksburg; one daughter, Beverly Johnson of Avon; her father, Luther Turner Cordell of Glen Allan; a brother, Sammy Cordell of Glen Allan; and three sisters, Jimmie Painter of Glen Allan, Helen Gamble of Memphis and Maryann Wasson of Swannanoa, N.C.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Open Door Family Worship with the Rev. Sylvester Smith officiating. Burial will follow at County Line Cemetery in Glen Allan. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.