June 15, 2008

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 16, 2008

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Louise Mary Kemp

Louise Mary Kemp died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 96.

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Mrs. Kemp was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Henretta Gibson; her husband, I.C. Kemp; and three sisters, Lula Eastman, Lucinda Harris and Clara Martin.

Survivors include her son, Cornelius Lewis of Vicksburg; one grandchild; and other relatives.

Dillon Chisley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Velma Louise Hayes Major

Velma Louise Hayes Major died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in Woodbridge, Va. She was 54.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert T. Hayes Sr. and Luevesther M. Hayes.

Survivors include two daughters, Antria Anglin and Helena Major, both of Triangle, Va.; four sisters, Esther Smith of Cleveland, Miss., Dr. Wilma J. Wade of Clarksdale, Patricia Hayes Gardner of Edwards and Dawn Alycia Murray of Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Freddie Ford and Wilbert T. Hayes Jr., both of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and members of the Hayes and Mace families.

Lakeview Memorial has charge of arrangements.

Wanda Evelyn Stokes

YAZOO CITY o Wanda Evelyn Stokes died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Kingis Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. She was 79. Mrs. Stokes was a retired dietician for the Warren County Sheriffis Department. She was a member of Holly Bluff Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Luther White and Mattie Kati Belle; and her husband, Henry Leo Stokes.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Jameson of Vicksburg; two sisters, Gwen Kettleman and Mary Lou Moore of Yazoo City; one brother, Robert iRobi White of Vicksburg; and one granddaughter.

Services will Monday at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with Sonny Cliburn officiating. Visitation will be from 12 until 2 Monday at Stricklin- King Funeral Home in Yazoo City.

Pallbearers will be Tommy White, Bo Moore, Steve Trammell, Jesse Pugh, Buddy Moore, Phillip Kettleman and Chris Trammell.

C.H. Thompson

Mr. C.H. iHenryi Thompson died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at his home. He was 85.

Mr. Thompson was born May 12, 1923, in Vicksburg to the late Clarence A. and Ovie Banks Thompson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the African and European conflict during World War II from 1941 until 1944. After his service, he performed in every U.S. Circus in the country for nearly 40 years with his wife, Sondra.

He was a member of the William C. Paxton Masonic Lodge No. 559.

Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sondra, in 1996; two sisters, Audrey Logue and Helen Joy; and a brother, James O. Thompson.

He is survived by a sister-inlaw, Louise Thompson; nieces and nephews, George Joy, Sandy Grant, Audrey Baker, Catherine Chaney, F.M. Logue Jr., Henry Logue, Al Logue and Joy Davis; and caregivers, Brenda Selman and Deanna Piazza.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2008, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Elwood McCrakon and Renee Young officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Wright, Charles Wilson, Johnny Upton, George Joy, Ben Logue, Ben Grant and James A. Martin.

Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.