May 20, 2008

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Myrtice Mae Anderson

Myrtice Mae Anderson of Anderson Road in Edwards died May 18, 2008, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. She was 91.

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Born May 14, 1917, in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late S.D. Currie and Mabel Currie. As a child, she lived in Raleigh, Miss., and graduated from high school in Cohay, Miss.

She married Elbert H. Anderson on Nov. 16, 1937, and called Edwards home for the remaining 68 years of her life. She lived in the town of Edwards for 17 years and on Anderson Road for 51 years.

Mrs. Anderson’s hobbies included art, flower gardening and care of numerous devoted pets through the years. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends by telephone.

Mrs. Anderson was employed by the State of Mississippi for a number of years. She worked with the Commodities Distribution Program, the Food Stamp Distribution Program and the Senior Citizens Outreach Program, which is affiliated with the Council on Aging. During her travels through several Mississippi counties, she assisted many rural families in their effort to improve their quality of life by advising them of available state and federal programs and assisting them in qualifying for those programs. She will be fondly remembered by many families for her efforts.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elbert Harvey Anderson in October 1996.

Survivors include sons, Charles Harvey Anderson and wife Constance Anderson of Tallulah and John Timothy Anderson of Edwards; one grandson, Maury Keith Anderson of Las Vegas; and two great-grandchildren, Maury Keith Anderson II and Kaylee Christina Anderson of Las Vegas. Other survivors include one brother, H.C. “Jack” Cooper and wife Minnie Cooper of Natchitoches, La.; two sisters, Norma Becknell of Carencro, La., and Betty Huston of Boise, Idaho; and nieces and nephews.

A graveside ceremony will be held at the Edwards Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, with Dr. John McCall officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Vicksburg.

Memorials may be made to the Edwards Baptist Cemetery Fund and to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.

Mary Mann Lee

Mary Mann Lee died Friday, May 16, 2008, in Gonzales, La. She was 52.

A native of Vicksburg, Mrs. Lee had lived in Gonzales for the past four years. She was the daughter of the late Jessie C. and Mary Beard Mann.

Mrs. Lee was a systems manager for Hill City Oil Co. for 26 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Christina Lee of Vicksburg; her son, Edward James Lee of Clarksville, Tenn.; one sister, Claudia Martin of Vicksburg; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be John Lee, Stanley Lee, Phillip Lee, Jason Lee, Lonnie Bell and Tom Caruthers.

Eza S. Touchet

GUEYDAN, La. – Funeral services will be held today, May 20, 2008, at a 1 Eza S. Touchetp.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Eza S. Touchet, who died May 17, 2008, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She will be laid to rest at Gueydan Cemetery with the Rev. Mitchell Guidry officiating the services.

Mrs. Touchet was born Dec. 19, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of Gueydan, La. She was also a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and sat on the Parish Council for many years. Mrs. Touchet was a Mary Kay consultant for the past 26 years and also served the community as a volunteer at Gueydan Memorial Guest Home. Mrs. Touchet was a pillar of the community and will be greatly missed by family and friends. She was always cheerful and ready to help anyone in any way.

She is survived by one son, Ken Touchet of Gueydan; three daughters, Susan Thibodeaux and her husband, Dale, of Gueydan, Brenda Theriot of Vicksburg and Lana Broussard of Gueydan; one brother, Kerney Saltzman of Gueydan; one sister, Helen Melancon of Gueydan; sister-in-law, Gladys Adams of Gueydan; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren; very close friends, Rena Marceaux, Gary Howard and Kenneth Petry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Floyd J. Touchet; one son, Anthony Touchet; parents, Ernest Saltzman and the former Ellen Primeaux; son-in-law, Stanley Broussard; three brothers; and two sisters.

Visiting hours were observed at Vincent Funeral Home, Gueydan, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 7 and today from 9 a.m. until the procession to the church.

For those preferring memorials, contributions can be made in Eza Touchet’s memory to We Care, 909 Walnut St., Vicksburg, MS 39183.

All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Gueydan, 337-536-6124.