Louise Moore Larson

Published 12:02 pm Monday, July 26, 2010

Louise Moore Larson died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 92.

Mrs. Larson was a native of Jackson and had lived in Vicksburg since 1946. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Vicksburg where she served as church historian. She was active in the American Diabetes Association of Warren County and a life member of the Junior Auxiliary. She served 25-plus years as a member of Mercy Hospital and River Region Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a retired school teacher having taught Latin. She had been a Red Cross worker, social worker and a journalist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Verna Cotten and John George Moore; a sister, Johnnie Mae Morton; and a niece, Gayle M. Grantham.

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Survivors include her husband, William H. “Bill” Larson of Vicksburg; two sons, the Rev. Dr. John William Larson Sr. and wife Jodi of Natchez and Don M. Larson and wife Ellen of Kent, Wash.; nieces and nephews, Jan M. Huey of Gulfport, Cynthia Chatam of Long Beach, Richard and Virginia Herrick of Dallas and Kaye and Butch Morrow of Mobile; two grandchildren, Jennifer J. Larson and husband Dr. David Wyckoff of Nashville and John William Larson Jr. of Natchez; and two great-grandchildren, William and Andrew Wyckoff of Natchez.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Brown and Dr. John William Larson Sr. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bost, Louis Field, Martin Pace, John Kamman, Ken Halford, Jessie Oldham, Moody Culpepper and Bobby Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the First Presbyterian Women’s Comfort committee, members of Faith and Practice Sunday school class and Camellia Home Health and Hospice employees.