Obituaries for Jan. 27, 2001

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 27, 2001

Obituaries pu blished in the Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, edition of The Natchez Democrat

Services today

Abe S. Washington, 2 p.m., Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Kirby.

Lula Williams Robinson, 11 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church.

John Harris, Jr., 11 a.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, Jonesville, La.

Douglas &uot;Boonie&uot; Mazique, 2 p.m., Zion Flower Baptist Church.

Mack Washington Jr., 2 p.m., LaGrange Baptist Church.

Susie Proby Curtis, 11 a.m., Greater St. Mark Baptist Church.

Jessie Milligan, 1 p.m., Mercy Seat Baptist Church, Ferriday, La.

Ellen Jones Mackey, 12 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, Frogmore, La.

Essie Malone, 2 p.m., Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Mary Lee Edwards, 11 a.m., Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness, U.S.A.

Ethel L. Scott, 11 a.m., Second Baptist Church, Port Gibson.

Claiborne Hunter Sr., 11:30 a.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, Woodville.

Robert Vardaman Stokes, 2 p.m., Vernon Assembly of God Church, Louisville.

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Ethel L. Scott

PORT GIBSON – Services for Ethel L. Scott, 87, who died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Vicksburg Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. today at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating.

Burial will be in the Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her parents, Coleman Moore Sr. and Elizabeth Whitney; her husband, Elmo Scott Sr.; one son, Elmo Scott Jr.; and three sisters.

Survivors include one son, James Whitney of Port Gibson; one daughter, Isabel Nash of Port Gibson; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Coleman Moore Jr. and A.J. Moore, both of Chicago, and Elder G.W. Moore of Port Gibson; three sisters, Julia Sipp of Oakland, Calif., Geraldine Turner and Barbara Embry of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Mary Lee Edwards

PORT GIBSON – Services for Mary Lee Edwards, 77, who died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her residence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness, U.S.A. with the Rev. Iverson Davis Jr. of Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in the Thompson Memorial Garden Cemetery in Port Gibson under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Ms. Edwards was preceded in death by her parents, Quillie Edwards and Lee Anna Lewis Edwards; three brothers, Topeta Edwards, D.C. Edwards and Verona Edwards; and two sisters, Willie B. Coleman and Adell Edwards.

Survivors include six sisters, N. Elaine Kendricks of Washington, D.C., Thelma Walker of Port Gibson, LeAnna Tarleton and R.V. Barnes of Hermanville, Essie King of Madison, Fla. and Louvenia Edwards of Jackson; one brother-in-law, the Rev. Samuel Kendricks Sr. of Washington D.C.; and a number of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Eddie Lee Gaines

Feb. 25, 1943 – Jan. 24, 2001

Services for Eddie Lee Gaines, 57, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the University Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Second Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Strickland officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of George F. West Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

Mr. Gaines was born Feb. 25, 1943, in Adams County, the son of Willie and Gertrude Gaines. He was employed with Adams County and was a member and deacon at Second Union Baptist Church. He was also a member of Masonic Clover Hill Lodge No. 13, Prince of Light No. 9 L F & C, Pearl Leaf and Deacon Progress Club.

Survivors include his wife, Earline Gaines; four sons and their wives, Darnell and Patsy Gaines, Wardell and Sherry Gaines, Eddie L. and Patricia Gaines and Ivan Gaines, all of Natchez; three daughters and their husbands, Felecia Gaines, Angela and Donald Gaines and Dorothy and Albert Tyler, all of Natchez; 14 grandchildren; seven sisters and husbands, Fannie Thompson, Gertrude Riley and Jennie Gaines, all of Natchez, Marie and John Gooden, Clara and Leon Washington Jr., Janie and James Gaylor of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and Brenda Gaines of Ellisville; his mother- and father-in-law, Arthur and Beulah Irving of Natchez; seven sisters-in-law, Linda and her husband, Larry Hutchins, Laura Isaac, Betty Irving, Everlean Irving, Theresa Irving and Lillie Clark, all of Natchez, and Joan Gaines of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Arthur Irving Jr.; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Michael Mitchell, Fidell Clark, Larry Hutchins, Ricky Fleming, Corey Reed and Michael L. Pollars.

Honorary pallbearers will be Masonic Brothers of Clover Hill Lodge No. 13.

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Claiborne Hunter Sr.

March 9, 1937 – Jan. 22, 2001

WOODVILLE – Services for Claiborne Hunter Sr., 63, of New Orleans, who died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at St. Claude General Hospital in New Orleans, will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Sullivan officiating.

Burial will be in the Hunter Family Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Williams and Williams Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunter was born March 9, 1937 in Lessley, the son of Abraham Hunter. He was a laborer with Foundry Mill and a member of Phildelphia Ministries Church of New Orleans, La.

Survivors include one son, Claiborne Hunter Jr. of New Orleans; one daughter, Judie H. Richardson of New Orleans; his father, Abraham Hunter of Lessley; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers and their spouses, Arthur Hunter Sr. and Gussie of New Orleans, Abraham Hunter Jr. and Annis of Detroit and William Hunter of Las Vegas; 10 sisters and their husbands, Annie Williams and James of Westwego, La., Bernice Ross and Jonas of Baton Rouge, Charlotte Hunter and Willie Mae Gaines of Woodville, Kay Francis Hunt &uot;Alice&uot; of Americus, Ga., Mary Edna Anderson of Hartford, Conn., Martha Denard of Ayer, Mass., Lela Swain and LaFayette of Las Vegas., Gussie Marie Vaught and Paul of Tacoma, Wash. and Yvonne Palmer of Las Vegas.

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Douglas Mazique

Oct. 11, 1947 – Jan. 24, 2001

Services for Douglas &uot;Boonie&uot; Mazique, 53, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. today at Zion Flower Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Ford Sr. officiating.

Burial will be in the Pine Hill Memorial Park under the direction of George F. West Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 1 p.m. until service time today at the church.

Mr. Mazique was born Oct. 11, 1947, in Natchez, the son of Edna Mazique and James Edwards.

He was a graduate of Sadie V. Thompson Class of 1967 and a member of Zion Flower Baptist Church, Usher Board, Brotherhood Club and T.M. Jennings Little League Baseball.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley A. Mazique; five sons, Douglas S. Mazique, Kedtric Mazique, Robert L. Buckles, Jeremy D. Buckles, all of Natchez and Demetrius D. Buckles, Hill Air Force Base, Utah; three daughters, Lolita Brown, Gretrice and her husband, Frank McKnight, and Karmethia Mazique, all of Natchez; one brother, Robert Earl and his wife, Eliza Williams of St. Joseph, La.; eight grandchildren; one godchild, Xavier Owens; five brothers-in-law, David and his wife, Gretchen Buckles, Johnny Buckles of Natchez, Anthony and his wife, Jeantte Buckles of New Orleans, La., Larry and his wife, Devita Buckles of Flint, Mich. and Curtis Buckles of Ratcliff, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Capt. Carla R. Buckles of Fort Polk, La. and Amelia and her husband, Alvin Frisby of Natchez; step-mother-in-law, Delores Buckles of New Orleans; one uncle, Johnnie Mazique of Flint, Mich.; one aunt, Alice Woods of Flint; family friend, Cleveland and his wife, LaDonna Moore of Natchez; and a number of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be the Class of 1967.

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Robert Vardaman Stokes

June 9, 1917 – Jan. 25, 2001

LOUISVILLE – Services for Robert Vardaman Stokes, 83, of Vicksburg, who died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 in Vicksburg, will be at 2 p.m. today at Vernon Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Nowell Funeral Services of Louisville.

Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. until service time today at the church.

Mr. Stokes was born June 9, 1917, in Noxapater.

He was a member of Vernon Assembly of God Church in Louisville, a World War II Army veteran and a retired carpenter.

Mr. Stokes was preceded in death by one son, Darrel Stokes; one daughter, Evelyn Stokes; and one granddaughter, Sherri Craft.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie R. Stokes of Vicksburg; one son, Milton Stokes of Greenville, Tenn.; three daughters, Dorothy D. Livingston of Vicksburg, Betty Pecanty of Vidalia and Becky Hatcher of Rolling Fork; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Vance Stokes of Pineville, La. and Virgil Stokes of Greenville.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Michael Baker, Dwight Baker, Robert Stokes, Darin Pecanty, Robert Monk and Rodney Porter Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lee Griffin, Louis Hatcher, Jason Sykes, Allen Pecanty, Buddy Kelly, Clyde Stokes, Junior Roberson, Tony Thompson, Herman Roberson, Steven Roberson, Harold Roberson and Barron Roberson.

The family requests memorials be made to the Cancer Society of Mississippi.

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Sadie Edwards

June 9, 1919 – Jan. 19, 2001

VIDALIA, La. – Services for Sadie Edwards, 81, of Oakland, Calif. formerly of Vidalia, who died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif., will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephens Baptist Church with the Rev. Barney Rankin officiating.

Burial will be in the Vidalia Cemetery under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home of Ferriday.

Visitation is from 8 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edwards was born June 9, 1919, in Vidalia, the daughter of Clarence and Katherine Bottom Randall Sr. She was a retired social worker for the State of California, a Baptist and a member of the Queen Esther O.E.S. of Vidalia.

Survivors include one brother and his wife, Clarence and Pearl Randall Jr. of Vidalia; two sisters, Alma R. Swoffard of Oakland, Calif. and Clarice McClure of St. Louis, Mo.; 21 nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

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Louis Calvin Stockstill Sr.

Oct. 11, 1917 – Jan. 26, 2001

FERRIDAY, La. – Services for Louis Calvin Stockstill Sr., 83, of Winnsboro, formerly of Waterproof, who died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, in Winnsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Young’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Fulton McGraw officiating.

Burial will be in Legion Memorial Cemetery in Newellton under the direction of the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Stockstill was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Picayune to Joseph and Martha Stockstill.

He was a member and former deacon of First Baptist Church of Waterproof and a former Watertown town councilman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mabel Davis Stockstill; six brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Mike and Rhonda Stockstill of Winnsboro and Louis C. &uot;Butch&uot; Jr. and Jenny Stockstill of Waterproof; two daughters and their husbands, Martha and Boyett Graves of St. Joseph and Tommie and Jim Mouser of Bullard, Texas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arel Stockstill of Swatrz.

Pallbearers will be Boyett Graves, Jim Mouser, Brad Mouser, Kenneth Graves, Shayne Stockstill and Paul Knight.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hollis Adams, J.H. Bouregois, Thomas Rabb and Marvin Smith.

Robert Edward Walden

Funeral arrangements for Robert Edward Walden, 76, of Natchez, who died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, are incomplete at Laird Funeral Home.