May 29, 2008

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Henry Lee Bell

Services for Henry Lee Bell will be held at noon on Saturday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. James Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Public visitation will be held on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Henry Lee Bell departed this life on Friday, May 23, 2008. He was a native of Natchez. As a young man he moved to Vicksburg. He was 93 years of age.

He was a member of Triumph M.B. Church and Stringer Lodge No. 1, and was a 33rd-degree Mason. He was retired from Anderson-Tully Company and Vicksburg Warren School District.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Fox Bell; a son, Henry Lee Bell Jr.; his parents, Harrison Bell and Julia Bell Parker; and two brothers, Jerry Gaines and Bill Parker.

He is survived by four daughters, Julia Bell Curry and Daisy L. Bell of Chicago, Helen Bowman and her husband, William, and Mary Kenney and her husband, James, all of Vicksburg; one grandson, Kelvin L. Bell, and one great-granddaughter, Kaylor M. Bell, both of Vicksburg; a cousin, Ruby Henderson of Downey, Calif.; and the Warner and Johnson families of Baton Rouge.

Sharonda LeShay Brown

Services for Sharonda “Na-Na” LeShay Brown will be at noon Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Miss Brown died Sunday, May 25, 2008. She was 15.

She was born in Vicksburg. She was a student at Warren Central Junior High School.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Walter Watson Sr.

Survivors include her parents, Walter Watson Jr. and Sandra Brown, both of Vicksburg; one brother, Michael Brown of Vicksburg; five sisters, Kimberly Brown, Aleisha Brown, Yolanda Lumpkin, Shatierra Harper and Tierra Harper, all of Vicksburg; her grandmothers, Betty Ballard and Mary Watson, both of Vicksburg; and uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives, including members of the Mitchell, Parker, Williams, Simpson, Watson, Graves and Brown families.

Bertha Mae Holland

Funeral services for Bertha Mae Holland, age 90, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop, La., with the Rev. Louis Couch and Scott Reiber officiating. Interment will follow at Tillou Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until service time.

Mrs. Holland, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008. She passed away after a lengthy illness at her residence in Vicksburg, where she had been living with her daughter for the last several years. She was of the Christian faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Byard E. and Lula Smith; and husband, Preston Holland.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Olin and husband Gary of Vicksburg; two sisters, Lillie Pearl Carr of Hamburg, Ark., and Willie Bell Couch of Bastrop.; brother, Ray Smith of Bastrop; three grandchildren, Kim Carr, Tracy Hopkins and Max Polk; four great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Doss, Billy Watkins, Cody Benard, Scott Benard, Al Smith and Johnny Naff.

Amos Johnson

Amos Johnson died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. He was 65.

Mr. Johnson was a former member of Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church. He was a 1961 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School and attended Utica Junior College.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah Jr. and Florida Johnson; his grandparents, Daisy Moore and Belle and Brewster Johnson Sr.; and a brother, Tom Johnson.

Survivors include two brothers, Elijah Johnson Jr. of Vicksburg and Willie Johnson of St. Louis; two sisters, Florence Harmon of Greenwood and Alberta McDuffie of Memphis; his stepmother, Evelyn Johnson of Greenwood; three stepbrothers; three stepsisters; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary M.B. Church, 1350 East Ave., with the Rev. Mincer Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Gladis Henry Norton

ROLLING FORK – Gladis Henry Norton died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his home in Rolling Fork. He was 68.

Mr. Norton was a retired captain with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, serving from 1976 until 2004. He was a former employee of Delta Elastics in Rolling Fork and was a member of the Friends of Children.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Spells-Norton of Indianapolis, Ind., and Marvin Lee of Los Angeles; eight brothers, Marquell O’Neal and Eric Hozell Norton, both of Memphis, Wilford Norton of Silver City, Vincent Norton of Chicago, Frankie Norton of Killeen, Texas, and Rudolph Norton, Larry Norton and Perry Norton, all of Georgia; seven sisters, Venessa O’Neal, Gloria Harding and Vary Collins, all of Rolling Fork, Deborah Palmore and Rose Coleman, both of Richmond, Va., Carolyn Jordon of Memphis and Martha J. Collins of Chicago; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with Pastor Elijah Eason officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Velwood, Miss. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. A wake service will be from 5 until 6 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Christopher Thomas Reddoch

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Christopher Thomas Reddoch, age 48, passed away on May 26, 2008, at his residence in Lake Charles, La.

Born in Lake Charles, he was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. He loved his nieces, nephews, cousins and his dogs and was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and LSU, McNeese and Saints fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Reddoch Jr. of Vicksburg.

Survivors include his sister, Leslie Clement of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, Leo Reddoch and wife Heather of Lake Charles and Jeffery Reddoch and wife Chiquita of Lafayette, La.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives in the Vicksburg area.

His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. The Rev. Bill Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park. A visitation will be from 6 until 9 tonight and again on Friday, May 30, from 8 a.m. until time of services.

A scripture service will be held at 7 tonight. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at