June 5, 2008

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Julius Thompson Ballard

HOLLANDALE – Julius Thompson “Daddy Baby” Ballard died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was 80.

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Mr. Ballard was a resident of Hollandale. He worked as a plumbing services technician for 45 years. He was a member and deacon at Mount Zion M.B. Church in Percy, where he had served on the board of trustees and as treasurer.

He is survived by his wife, Lula Lee Ballard of Hollandale; two sons, Terry Cross of Drew and Charles Johnson of Columbus, Ohio; eight daughters, Jackie Ballard, Patrece Miller, Dianne Jamison and Dorothy Richardson, all of Greenville, Darlene Cross of Leland, Dorothy McBride of Hollandale, Denika Jones of Albany, Ga., and Bettye Ballard Kerridge of Rochester, N.Y.; 42 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion M.B. Church with Pastor Eddie Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A wake service will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Charles H. Green Sr.

PORT GIBSON – Charles H. Green Sr. died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at his home in Port Gibson. He was 86.

Mr. Green was a member and deacon at Antioch Christian Church. He was a member of the Christian Aid and the Union Church Aid, having served as president. He was a veteran of the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Janie Williams Green; a daughter, Wilma C. Green; two brothers, Julius Green and Edgar Green; and a sister, Josephine Reece.

Survivors include his wife, Azell Williams Green of Port Gibson; two sons, Charles H. Green Jr. and Howard L. Green; three daughters, Margette Smith and Erma Smith, both of Port Gibson, and Eleanor Bell of Vicksburg; five sisters, Annie Lee Davis of Dayton, Ohio, and Penola King, Fedonia Smith, Dorothy Smith and Rosie Ellis, all of Columbus, Ohio; 33 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Antioch Christian Church with the Rev. Daniel Cook officiating. Burial will follow at McCaa Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at the funeral home and Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Harrison Havard Sr.

Harrison Havard Sr. died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at his home. He was 94.

Mr. Havard retired from the Vicksburg National Military Park and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Men’s Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Argentina Allen Havard; his parents, Joseph and Helen Havard; three brothers, Joseph Havard Jr., Peter Havard and Eddie Havard; and a sister, Gloria Rainey.

He is survived by one son, Harrison Havard Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Beulah M. Caison and Melba Havard Cowan of Los Angeles; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Robert Holmes

Robert HolmesServices for Robert “Pete” Holmes will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Word of Faith Christian Center with Pastor Reginald Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 6 until 7.

Mr. Holmes died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at his home. He was 51.

Mr. Holmes was a 1975 graduate of Vicksburg High School and a former member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school. He worked as a juvenile detention counselor at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Center in Chicago. He received a bachelor of science degree in political science from Alcorn State University and completed additional course work at Jackson State University.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Conway and Mr. and Mrs. Will Jones; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holmes Sr.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Robin Jean Brooks of Chicago; two stepsons, Eli Brooks and Stephen Brooks, both of Chicago; a stepdaughter, Virginia Brooks of Chicago; two sisters, Mattie Holmes Gaines and Claudia Holmes Donerson, both of Vicksburg; three brothers, Charles Holmes and Chester Holmes, both of Detroit, and Fred Holmes Jr. of Vicksburg; and other relatives and friends including James C. “Buddy” Terrell, Jeffery Maxey, Alice Burnette and members of the McWilliams, Williams and Dillon families.

Elizabeth Carroll Taylor

Ms. Elizabeth Carroll Taylor died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Claiborne County Nursing Center in Port Gibson. She was 94.

Born March 1, 1914, she was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She served as information director of the Vicksburg National Military Park for many years and was very active in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, where she served in many capacities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David B. and Eliza Carroll Taylor; a brother, David B. Taylor; and a sister-in-law, Mary C. Taylor.

She is survived by her nephew, David B. Taylor Jr. and his wife, Kathy H. Taylor, of Memphis; two great-nieces, Katy Taylor Nagel and Leigh Chamberlain Taylor; one great-nephew, David B. Taylor III; and one great-great-nephew, Grayson Nagel.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Nation officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the hour of the service at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.