Obituaries for May 8, 2001
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2001
Tuesday, May 08, 2001
The Natchez Democrat
Obituaries published in the May 8, 2001, edition of The
Sedley Joseph Greer, Jr., 11 a.m., National Cemetery, North
Little Rock, Ark.
Johnnie Dole Martin
Nov. 5, 2001 – May 4, 2001
VIDALIA, La. – Memorial services for Johnnie Dole Martin, who
died Friday, May 4, 2001, in Rayville, were held at 2 p.m. May
7 in Vidalia.
Martin was born Nov. 5, 1952, in Winnsboro, the son of Charlie
A. and Sybil G. Martin.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Bambi
Martin of Rayville; one granddaughter, Destiny Martin; three sisters,
Anne Arceneaux of Vidalia, Kathy Pruitt and Tammy Campbell and
her husband, Lawrence, all of Ridgecrest; one brother and his
wife, Charlie and Sharon Martin of Vidalia; and a number of nieces
James Leonard Higgs
Feb. 16, 1928 – May 6, 2001
VIDALIA, La. – Services for James Leonard Higgs, 73, of Vidalia,
who died Monday, May 6, 2001, in Vidalia, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at United Methodist Church of Vidalia with the Rev. Jonathan W.
Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction
of Young’s Funeral Home of Vidalia.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Bearden, Ark.
He was a mason for Halliburton Company for 25 years and a member
of Vidalia United Methodist Church. He was employed by Louisiana
Office of Conservation for 15 years and retired in 1955. He was
a 1947 graduate of El Dorado High School and served four years
with the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954.
Higgs was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Higgs;
his mother, Sarah F. Higgs; and one sister, Genurl Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Williams Higgs of Vidalia;
one daughter, Vicki Higgs Carroll of San Diego, Calif.; one son,
Gary L. Higgs of Baton Rouge; one brother, Grady A. Higgs of El
Dorado, Ark.; two granddaughters, Kelli Carroll and Tori Carroll,
both of San Diego; one grandson, Jeffrey J. Higgs of Baton Rouge;
one nephew, Nolen Harris of Camden, Ark.; one great nephew, Craig
Rowland of Louisville, Colo.; two nieces, Becky Fitzhugh of Little
Rock, Ark. and Penny Harris of Louisville; and two great nieces,
Natalie Harris and Krista Harris, both of Camden.
Pallbearers will be George Bonner, Hyram Copeland, Buzz Craft,
Hoss Davis, Ray King and George Nasif.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Craft, Jerry Craft, Leigh
King, Jack McLemore Sr., Clarence Sharpe, Rick Kennedy, David
King and John Butler.
John Herman Grant
Funeral arrangements for John Herman Grant, 72, of Leesville,
La., who died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Byrd Regional Hospital,
are incomplete at Davis Mortuary of Leesville.
He was a mechanic.
Virniel Walker Sr.
Funeral arrangements for Virniel Walker Sr., 79, of Leesville,
La., who died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Community Care Center
of Leesville, are incomplete at Davis Mortuary of Leesville.