June 2, 2008

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 2, 2008

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Berkmon Cason Jr.

Services for Berkmon Cason Jr. will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Church of the Living God in Crestview, Fla. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Crestview. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 tonight at McKinnie Funeral Home in Crestview.

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Mr. Cason died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. He was 73.

Mr. Cason was retired from the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was born in Warren County and was a former member of King Solomon M.B. Church in Vicksburg. He had lived in Crestview for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Faye Cason; his father, Berkmon Cason Sr.; his mother, Josie B. Cason; his brother, James Sanders; and his sister, Estella Sanders.

Survivors include three brothers, Willie Cason of Jackson, Mich., Johnny Cason of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Rayfield Cason of Detroit; four sisters, Mary Figures of Chicago, Charity Cason Bivens and Helen Jenkins, both of Grand Rapids, and Rosie Cason of Vicksburg; and other relatives, including Sandra Cason, Peppie Ford, Jessie Lee Terrell and Benny Terrell of Vicksburg.

John E. Horton Sr.

Mr. John E. Horton Sr. died at his home Saturday, May 31, 2008. He was 101 years old.

A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Walter Frank and Grace Pervanger Horton. He attended St. Aloysius College and retired from the Warren County Highway Department in 1973. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Vicksburg, a longtime member of the Long Lake Hunting and Fishing Club and a communicant of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Mr. Horton is survived by two sons, John E. Horton Jr. of Gonzales, La., and Walter “Ben” Horton of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, Alicia Horton Sanchez and Billy J. Horton, both of Vicksburg, Kay Valentine of Gulfport and John E. “Jay” Horton III of Prairieville, La.; and four great-grandchildren, Alexcia Sanchez and Ashley Sanchez, both of Vicksburg, and Jordyn Horton and Jade Horton, both of Prairieville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 2, 2008, at Green Acres Memorial Park with the Revs. P.J. Curley and Raggy Ragsdale officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to the Vicksburg Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.