Joseph Jesse Walley

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 16, 2009

Joseph Jesse “Joe” Walley died Wednesday, April 15, 2009. He was 56.

A native of Laurel, Mr. Walley grew up in Vicksburg and, for many years, served as a deputy for the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. He was later an employee of Riverside Construction and, most recently, he was employed by Ergon maintenance.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. He was of the Baptist faith.

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He was preceded in death by his mother, Ouida Busby Walley; his father, Nollie Walley; two brothers, James Walley and Jerry Walley; and a sister, Mary Walley Simmons.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Shiers Walley of Vicksburg; one son, Sean Douglas Walley of Vicksburg; one daughter, Jessica Walley Haas (Karl) of Vicksburg; a brother, Don Walley of Vicksburg; two sisters, Brenda Dawkins (Fairley) of Vicksburg and Betty Tarver (George) of Natchez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Jersey Settlers Cemetery in Natchez. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Friday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Charles Holifield, Fairley Dawkins, George Tarver, Louis Miller Jr., R.L. Munn and Dane Dixon.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and members of Ergon maintenance.

Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society.