April 24, 2008

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2008

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Samuel Joseph Brinkley

LORMAN – Samuel Joseph Brinkley died Friday, April 18, 2008, at Jefferson County Hospital. He was 82.

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Mr. Brinkley was a retired employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Fayette, where he served as a Knight of Peter Claver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Squire Brinkley Sr. and Daisy Walker Brinkley; a son, Donald Brinkley; three sisters, Geneva Starks, Mary Edith Brinkley and Adel Brinkley; and three brothers, Elvin Brinkley, Alfred Brinkley Sr. and Edward LaSalle Brinkley.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie L. Brinkley of Lorman; two sons, Clinton Brinkley of New Orleans and Samuel Joseph Brinkley Jr. of Lorman; seven daughters, Mary A. Humes of Vicksburg, Irma L. Lane of Lorman, Rachel B. Buie of Fayette, Betty B. Longino of Jackson, Shirley M. Carpenter of Marrero, La., and Marguerette B. Swift and Camille B. Burnett, both of Woodbridge, Va.; two brothers, Leonard Brinkley Sr. and Squire Brinkley, both of Lorman; three sisters, Serena Davis and Daisy Green, both of New Orleans, and Teresa Cameron of Natchez; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez with the Rev. Daniel Bastianelli officiating. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Harriston. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the service with rosary at 10 a.m.

Charles Junior Cook

EDWARDS – Charles Junior “Sonny” Cook died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at his home in Edwards. He was 72.

Mr. Cook was born in West Carroll Parish.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ray Cook; and his parents, Charles Barnett Cook and Mattie Vorena Plunk Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie Hillman Cook of Edwards; two sons, Lowell “Buddy” Cook and wife Bonnie of Kilbourne, La., and Mike Cook and wife Shona of Vicksburg; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Cook of Kilbourne; two brothers, Billy Cook and wife Nancy of Slidell, La., and Johnny Cook and wife “Dinky” of Kilbourne; two sisters, Mary Hires and husband Randy of Marthaville, La., and Sarah Almond and husband Joe of Tallulah; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kilbourne with the Rev. Bernard Duchesne officiating. Burial will follow at Kilbourne Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Friday at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove, La.

Pallbearers will be Keith Wyatt, Jimmy Wyatt, Lowell Kelling, Tommy Cook, Randy Almond and Johnny Cook Jr.

H.E. Pierce

BRANDON – Mr. H.E. “Buddy” Pierce died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at River Oaks Hospital. He was 63.

Born in Texas, he was the son of the late Hiram Earl and Louie Summers Pierce. He had made his home in Brandon for the last 13 years.

A former resident of Vicksburg, he owned and operated Buddy’s Truck Repair in Pearl. He was a member of the American Legion and the Antique Vehicle Club of Mississippi.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Kristie Mitchell; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Christiansen.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita B. Pierce of Brandon; daughter, Katrina Bounds of Mexia, Texas; two sisters, Elsie Tremie of Houston, Texas, and Rita Christiansen of Brenham, Texas; and three grandchildren, Danielle Mitchell, John McClinton and Regan Bounds.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. J.T. Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight.

Pallbearers will be Corby Usry, J.J. Kight, Kelly Bounds, Dewayne Lott, James Tremie and Fred Dixon.

Honorary pallbearer will be Bernard Harrigill.

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

Debra Yvonne White

Services for Debra Yvonne “Debra Doo” White will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bingham Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 5 until 6.

Ms. White died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 36.

She was a 1989 graduate of Vicksburg High School. She received an associate degree in medical coding from Baker College in Flint, Mich. She had returned to Vicksburg and was a waitress at LD’s Restaurant.

She was a member of Bingham Memorial Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert White Sr.

Survivors include her parents, Cherry Chatman, the Rev. Leroy Chatman and Verlean Chatman, all of Vicksburg, and Samuel Brown of Florida; one son, J’Darius White of Vicksburg; one daughter, Ja’Quita White of Vicksburg; a brother, Leroy Chatman Jr. of Houston, Texas; three stepbrothers, Timothy Ross and Charles Ross, both of Vicksburg , and Noel Ross of North Carolina; a stepsister, Clara Stamps of Vicksburg; her grandmothers, Annie Bell White of Vicksburg, Rose Lee Chatman of Natchez and Dorothy Brown of Muskegon, Mich.; her fiance, Jessie Jones of Flint; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.