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

Natchez Democrat

Services today

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

and nephews.

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.

Beck officiating.

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.