April 29, 2008

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Raymond Carroll Barwick

Raymond Carroll Barwick died Monday, April 28, 2008, at his residence at Eagle Lake. He was 76.

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Born March 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Thomas Allen Barwick and Emma Sue Judy Barwick. Mr. Barwick served with the Army in Germany during the Korean War. After his service to his country, he studied mechanical engineering in LaCrosse, Wis. He owned a business in Jackson from 1957 to 1990.

After his retirement, he moved to Orange Beach, Ala., where he studied for and became a charter boat captain for his boat, The Summer Wind, and was known affectionately as “Captain Ray” for the 14 years he was in Alabama.

Mr. Barwick moved back to Mississippi in 2004. He valued family above all else and loved to hunt, fish and garden. He was a member of Eagle Lake United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Morgan Barwick.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Collier Barwick; his children, Colleen Kay Cushman and husband Bob of Dakota, Miss., Gregory Ray Barwick and wife Darla of Vicksburg, Mechale Barwick Mayfield and husband David of Terry, Todd Parish Barwick of Vicksburg and Steven Hunter Smith of Las Vegas; and his grandchildren, Aaron and Anna Erdmann of LaCrosse, Angela Barwick of Ridgeland, Brandi Barwick of Crystal Springs, Austin and Colton Mayfield of Terry, and Raylee and Shelby Barwick of Vicksburg.

A Celebration of Life service for Ray, his family and friends will be at 2 p.m. today, April 29, 2008, at the Eagle Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Hite, pastor, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 821712, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or to Odyssey Hospice, 5 Old River Place, Suite 200, Jackson, MS 39202.

Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Brenda L. Black

TALLULAH – Brenda L. Black died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. She was 67.

Miss Black was a caregiver.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah with the Rev. Cletus Moak officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Douglas Darnell Carson

UTICA – Douglas Darnell Carson died April 24 at the University Hospital in Jackson. Douglas was 47 years old.

He was a member of Belmont M.B. Church in Utica. Douglas was educated in the Hinds County Educational System. Douglas served his country as a medic in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Douglas continued his education in banking and finance. He owned and operated 1st Heritage Mortgage Company in Jackson.

Douglas used his knowledge, business and passion to help people achieve their dreams. His motto was, “Where dreams become a reality.”

Douglas was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Lee Carson.

He is survived by a family who loved him and will miss him dearly. Rejoicing in his homegoing are his wife, Beverly Carson; three sons, Deric Gibbs, Dexter Carson and Desmond Carson; one granddaughter, Zyderrica Gibbs; his father, Willie James Milton; four brothers, Jimmy Carson of Utica, Larry Carson of Jackson, Carl Carson of Vicksburg and Fulton Carson of Raymond; eight sisters, Linda Carson and Cynthia Milton, both of Jackson, Brenda Carson-Reed, Stephanie Carson-Huband and Renae Smith, all of Vicksburg, Nichole Carson and Kendra Carson-Flowers, both of Utica, and Brenda Peels of Killeen, Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Belmont M.B. Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Westhaven Funeral Home in Utica.

Patsy M. Jackson

Patsy M. Jackson died Monday, April 28, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 56.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of Charles Lee and Elma Maxine Goza Wright.

She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wright; and her father.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Jackson of Vicksburg; four daughters, Leigh Anne Miller, Sheila Hedrick, Sherry Andreatta and Laurie Jackson, all of Vicksburg; her mother, Maxine Wright of Vicksburg; and 14 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry White officiating. Burial will follow at Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Miller, Daniel Miller, Joe Miller, Michael Owens, Cody Owens, Rudy Andreatta and Jerry Bergeron.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Hildon Sessums and Dr. Murray Whitaker.

Ethel Mae Liggans

PORT GIBSON – Ethel Mae Liggans died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the Claiborne County Nursing Center. She was 93.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Liggans Sr.; a daughter, Carnell Liggans; her parents, Henry and Katie Coleman Turnipseed; and three sisters, Lula Banks, Mary Alma Minor and Carnell Turnipseed.

Survivors include two sons, Alfred Liggans Jr. of New Orleans and Harold Liggans of Port Gibson; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and friends and other relatives, including Jerry Newson and Don A. Liggans, both of New Orleans.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Magnolia M.B. Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. James Dorsey officiating. Burial will be at McCay Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Kevin Vriesen

Kevin Vriesen died Sunday, April 27, 2008. He was 44.

Born in Jackson, he was a former resident of Clinton and had lived in Vicksburg since 1967.

Mr. Vriesen was a graduate of Warren Central High School and was a self-employed carpenter at the time of his death. He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman.

Mr. Vriesen was a member of the Jubilee Revival Center.

He is survived by a daughter, Kaleigh Joan Vriesen of Vicksburg; a son, James Kaleb Wavrin of Vicksburg; his parents, Francis and Joan Griffin Vriesen of Vicksburg; one sister, Kathie Ann Brown and her husband, David, of Singapore; one brother, Karl William Vriesen and his wife, Sylvia, of Vicksburg; two nieces, Nicole McCormick and Grace Vriesen; one nephew, Kyle Vriesen; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Triumph Church, 4305 I-20 Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183 with the Rev. Mike Fields, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Sanders of the Jubilee Revival Center officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Roy Elmore, Byron Wright, Paul Wright, Doug McClain, George Davis, David Brown and Tom Carlisle.

Memorials may be made to the River City Rescue Mission, 3705 Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 and the Jubilee Revival Center Building Fund, c/o 1219 W. Magnolia St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.