May 23, 2008

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 23, 2008

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James Banks Sr.

FAYETTE – James Banks Sr. died Friday, May 16, 2008, at his home. He was 85.

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Mr. Banks was a member of Popular Hill A.M.E. Church, M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge Court No. 202 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Willie Coffee-Banks; and a daughter, Mary Louise Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Banks of Fayette; three sons, James Banks Jr., Julius Banks II and Rickey G. Banks, all of Fayette; four daughters, Willie Banks, Betty L. Banks, Cathy E. Banks and Faye Banks, all of Fayette; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Popular Hill A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Emory Charles Cotton officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Thompson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at the funeral home chapel and from noon until the hour of the service Saturday at the church.

Elsie Benner Brown

Elsie Benner Brown died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Madison County Nursing Home in Canton. She was 73.

Mrs. Brown was born in Jonesboro, Ark., and had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1942. She was a member of Bovina Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny R. Brown.

Survivors include her two sons, Robert Brown of Washington state and Greg Brown of Vicksburg; one daughter, Cathy B. Langdon of Madison; one sister, Irene Ainsworth of Pearl; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Green Acres Memorial Park, with the Rev. Sonny Bradshaw officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be David Shelly, Henry Adams, Tommy Adams and Jonathan Lee.

Frances Nell High

GLEN ALLAN – Frances Nell High died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. She was 72.

Mrs. High was a native of Covington County and had lived in Glen Allan for many years. She retired as food service manager of Western Line School District and was a former employee at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Rolling Fork.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Creel; and a son, James R. High.

Survivors include her husband, Ruel D. High of Glen Allan; two daughters, Cathy High Bailey and Karen High, both of Glen Allan; two brothers, Ed Creel of Welch, La., and Earl Creel of Grace, Miss.; a sister, Ruth Mitchell of Seminary; two grandsons, Robin Penson of Glen Allan and Joseph High of North Webster, Ind.; a granddaughter, Niki Lick of Avon, Miss.; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church in Greenville. Burial will follow at County Line Cemetery in Glen Allan with Mortimer Funeral Home of Greenville in charge. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Saturday evening at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Joseph High, Robin Penson, Mo Gradisk, Mitchell Creel, Michael Bailey and Shane Creel.

Irma Howard Hintson

Irma Howard HintsonIrma Howard “Nappy” Hintson died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at his home. He was 96.

Mr. Hintson was born at Oak Ridge on Sept. 4, 1911, to the late J.A. Hintson and Annie Bell Hintson and was a lifelong resident of Warren County. He was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School.

Mr. Hintson was a lifelong logger, farmer and livestock producer. He grew soybeans, cotton, corn, wheat and raised cattle, horses and hogs. He had farming and timber interests in Warren, Yazoo and Issaquena counties.

Mr. Hintson served on the Board of the Warren County Farm Bureau and was a life member of Warren County Farmers Home Administration, director of the Vicksburg Warren Feeder Pig Association and an ASCS committee member. As a child, he was a member of Bradley’s Chapel Methodist Church and since has been an active member of Redwood United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Loraine H. Lee and her husband, Tommy, of Redwood; four grandchildren, Tom Lee and his wife, Shawn, of Redwood, Lurlinda Lee Soignier and her husband, Sammy, of Raymond, Lurline L. Barnett and her husband, Barry, and Alisha Lawrence, all of Starkville; five great-grandchildren, Robyn, Tyler and John Ryan Soignier of Raymond and Jordan and Colt Lee of Redwood; one brother-in-law, Woodrow Dixon of Hazlehurst; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Elsie Wray Dixon Hintson in 1997; his youngest daughter, Lurline Lawrence in 1992 and her husband, Eugene Lawrence in1989, all of Redwood; three sisters, Ronelle Hackler, Lucille Davidson and Eva May Hintson; and three brothers, Walter Hintson, Jessie Hintson and Finnis David Hintson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barbara Hite, pastor of Redwood United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Doug Jeter, Larry Burroughs, Edward McKnight, Brent Harris, Bill Harris, Jack Pace, Bubba Hanks and Scooter Madison.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Hearn, Carroll Potter, Andy Cook, Junior Tew, Frank Harris, Bob Hollowell, Johnny Griffin, Sonny Keen, Ken Hicks, Melvin Dartalone, J.C. Dorman, Don Miller, Raymond Sanderson, Tom McKnight, Mike Rist, William Cook, Bob Parker and Richard Hite.

Memorials may be made to Redwood United Methodist Church, 100 Redwood Road, Redwood, MS 39156.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Helen Johnson, Mrs. Lula Lewis, Mrs. Hattie Lewis and Dr. Randy Easterling.