Hilda Ezelle McGuffee

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hilda Ezelle McGuffee died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at River Region Medical Center. She was 70.

Born in Crowville, La., Mrs. McGuffee had been a resident of Vicksburg most of her life. She was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Estelle Busby Ezelle; a grandson, William Dean McGuffee; a brother, Robert Lynn Ezelle; and a sister, Lynette Emfinger.

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She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Sidney J. McGuffee Sr.; three sons, Sidney “Sonny” McGuffee Jr. and wife Dianne of Monroe, La., Barry D. McGuffee and wife Reneé of Vicksburg and Rodney A. McGuffee and wife Lailanie of Brandon; seven grandchildren, Joshua McGuffee and wife Brittany of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Benjamin McGuffee and wife Kayla of Hammond, La., Jennifer McGuffee Miller and husband Lindsey of Brandon, Kristy McGuffee of Monroe, Mallory McGuffee of Vicksburg and Bradley McGuffee and Adam McGuffee, both of Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kyle McGuffee, both of Hammond; and a sister, Terrie Ezelle Ferguson and husband Frank of Vicksburg.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Burch, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Friday until the service.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Trinity Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, or to a favorite charity.