May 16, 2008

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 16, 2008

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Sandra Lee Bass

UTICA – Sandra Lee Bass died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at her residence in Utica. She was 52.

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A lifelong resident of Utica, she was employed at the Sunflower Food Store in Utica.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Joesphine A. Graham, and a sister, Joyce R. Graham, all of Utica.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph L. Bass of Utica; three sons, Christopher L. Bass and Joseph L. Bass Jr., both of Utica, and Roy L. Graham of Hattiesburg; one brother, Richard L. Graham of Utica; three sisters, Cynthia A. Jones and Tammy J. Driver, both of Utica, and Jimmie L. Turhage of Atlanta; and three grandchildren, Joesphine (Joise) Graham, Linda (Evie) Graham and Walter E. (Booige) Graham, all of Hattiesburg.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Utica Christian Church with Bill Perry officiating.

Visitation will be at the church from 5 p.m. Saturday until the service.

Glenwood Funeral Home of Utica has charge of arrangements.

John Riley Hutto Jr.

TALLULAH – John Riley “Pete” Hutto Jr. died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at his home. He was 68.

Mr. Hutto was born in Sicily Island, La., and had lived in Madison Parish for 40 years. He was a farmer and a member of Willow Bayou Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hutto of Tallulah; a son, Scott Hutto of Tallulah; two daughters, Lynn Hill of Vicksburg and Rhonda Hutto of Tallulah; a brother, Roy Hutto of Parsons, Tenn.; two sisters, Lucille Chambers of West Monroe and Fannie Mae Ates of Bernice. La.; and four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral home with the Rev. John Magnuson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 this evening at the funeral home.

Joshua R. Jefferson-Lindsey

Joshua R. Jefferson-Lindsey, infant son of Nicole Jefferson and Don Lindsey of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at River Region Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Betty Jefferson of Vicksburg and Earl Jefferson of Jackson; his paternal grandmother, Jean Lindsey of Vicksburg; and other relatives.

Graveside services were today at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home.

Faye Patterson McClure

Faye Patterson McClure died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. She was 70.

Mrs. McClure was born on March 2, 1938, in Winston County to the late William Michael Patterson and Earline Clark Patterson. A resident of Vicksburg since 1973, Mrs. McClure retired from Sears. She later worked for the Vicksburg Clinic and retired from the Street Clinic. She was an active member of Bowmar Baptist Church, a member of the Adult 4 Sunday School Class and served on the Bowmar Youth Committee for more than 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Milton Patterson.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bob McClure of Vicksburg; two daughters, Lea Anne Campbell and her husband, John, of Summerfield, La., and Shannon Rowlen and her husband, Mark, of Hazlehurst; one son, Don McClure and his wife, Julie, of Rodney; four grandchildren, Dana Campbell, Emily Claire Rowlen, Bryce Rowlen and Cole McClure; and two sisters, Marzene Whitmire and her husband, Darwin, and Mildred Donald and her husband, Troy, all of Louisville, Miss.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mark Rowlen and Terry White officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cane Ridge Cemetery in Lorman under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Sullivan, Robert Hall, Ron Goldman, Ronnie Jones, Billy Stribling and Lee Embry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cox, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Duggins, Mr. and Mrs. James Bridges, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Jeffers, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Arvis Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Caldwell.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305-1425 or to Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Lillie Bell McNeal

PORT GIBSON – Lillie Bell “Tiny” McNeal died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at her home in Port Gibson. She was 55.

A native of Port Gibson, Mrs. McNeal was a 1970 graduate of Addison High School and received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Alcorn State University in 1974. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

She worked for a number of years at the Claiborne County Tax Assessor’s Office and was a longtime member of St. Paul M.B. Church. She was a community activist and also worked as a seamstress and tax preparer.

She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, J.D. and Anna McNeal; her father, Bennie Hampton Sr.; her maternal grandparents, Sarah and Alfred Brinner; and three brothers, Calvin McNeal, Donald Ray Summage and Kenneth Summage.

Survivors include a son, Eric McNeal Sr. of Jackson; a daughter, Nikiya Grigsby of Hermanville; her mother, Mattie Summage; two sisters, Deloris Summage Young of Port Gibson and Louise Hampton of Milwaukee, Wis.; three brothers, Charles Summage of Port Gibson, Henry Summage Jr. of Chicago and Bennie Hampton Jr. of the U.S. military; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Lorraine McNeal and Diane Jones Hubbard, both of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Port Gibson with Joseph Travis, pastor of St. Paul M.B. Church in Pattison, and Timothy T. Scott Jr., senior pastor of Harvest Celebration Evangelistic Church in Jackson, officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Grove Christian Church Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson.

Visitation will be from 1 until 6 tonight at the funeral home and Saturday at the church from noon until the service.

Zemetrius Darnell Ollie

Zemetrius Darnell Ollie died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at River Region Medical Center. He was 27.

Mr. Ollie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Janie and Albert Smith; and his maternal grandfather, Jack Skinner.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin Smith and Delphine Smith of Vicksburg; three sisters, Donisha Melvertta Ollie, Janie Ann Ollie and Constance Shree Ollie, all of Vicksburg; his maternal grandmother, Mattie Skinner of Los Angeles; and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Omer Rivers Sr.

FLORENCE – Omer “Omar” Rivers Sr. died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was 73.

A native of Isola, Mr. Rivers had been a resident of Rankin County for the past 22 years. He had owned and operated Rivers Paint and Decorating for more than 50 years. He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Richland.

Mr. Rivers was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hank Williams International Fan Club and participated in Hank Williams tribute shows throughout the South.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Gladys Rivers of Florence; three sons, David Rivers of Gulfport, Omer Rivers Jr. of Florence and Stephen Rivers of Austin, Texas; three daughters, Brenda Armstrong of Florence, Cheryl Bates of Madison and Charisse Wiggs of Crystal Springs; one sister, Glady Pearl Hunter of Isola; two brothers, his twin Comer Rivers Sr. and Eddie Lee “Buddy” Rivers, both of Gulfport; and 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Serio Weeks

Elizabeth “Jet” Serio Weeks died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at her daughter’s home. She was 92.

Mrs. Weeks was born in Waterproof, La. She had lived most of her life in Natchez until she moved to Vicksburg in 1999. She was the bookkeeper for the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Weeks; a son, Clifford Weeks; a granddaughter, Gina Elizabeth Baker; a sister, Ann Campiere; and a brother, S. Frank Serio.

Survivors include one son, John Weeks of Morristown, Tenn; two daughters, Beth Baker and Kathy Coltharp, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Kathryn Jackson of Florence and Sarah Shill of Philadelphia; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Basilica in Natchez. Burial will follow at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Jason Urban and grandsons, Richard Baker Jr., Cliff Baker, Josh Baker, Andy Baker, Kenny Weeks, Scott Coltharp and Steve Coltharp.

Memorials may be made to the St. Michael Capital Campaign Fund, St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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