Obituaries for June 17, 2001

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 17, 2001

Services today

Willie Ferguson, 2 p.m., St. Mark Baptist Church.

Julia Anita Watts-Turner, 2 p.m., East Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church

Mamie Phipps Linker

Oct. 8, 1915 – June 16, 2001

Services for Mamie Phipps Linker, 85, of Natchez, who died Saturday,&160;June 16, 2001, in Natchez, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Laird Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Linker was born Oct. 8, 1915, in Perrytown to Joe and Matty Caffery Phipps.

She owned and operated Springfield Grocery on Liberty Road and Indian Village Grocery on U.S. 61 South.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant William Linker, and her parents.

Survivors include one son and his wife, Woodrow and Dorothy Stewart of Edna, Texas; one daughter and her husband, Carrie and Doug McCearley of Natchez; four grandchildren and their spouses, Stan McCearley, Michelle and Mark Randall, Lee Stewart and Charles and Dana Stewart; one great-granddaughter, Brandi Stewart; one twin sister, Mazie Netterville of Woodville; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Phipps of LaPlata, N.M.

Pallbearers will be Eric Beattie, Charlie Ferry, Samuel Ferry, Mike Priest, Larry Renfro and Glenn Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Brown, Sam Ferry, Dan Howard, Leroy Sweeney and Ed Preston.

Memorials may be made to the Natchez Children’s Home or the Adams County Humane Society.

M.C. Booker

Dec. 25, 1939 – June 15, 2001

FAYETTE – Funeral arrangements for M.C. Booker, 61, of Roxie, who died Friday, June 15, 2001 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Meadville, are incomplete at Rollins Funeral Home of Fayette.

Julia Anita Watts-Turner

RED LICK – Services for Julia Anita Watts-Turner, 57, of Lorman, who died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, will be held at 2 p.m. today at East Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Walter Chambers and the Rev. Isaac Henderson officiating.

Burial will be the Rose Hill Christian Church Cemetery in Russum under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

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

Mrs. Watts-Turner was a member, usher and secretary of Rose Hill Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, John Turner III; her father, Joseph Watts; one brother, Carl Watts; and one sister, Dorothy Mae Watts.

Survivors include her husband, John Turner Jr.; two sons, Reginald Byron Turner and Zikomo Turner, both of Lorman; one daughter, Jacinta Benita Turner of Lorman; her mother, Kazette Harris-Watts of Port Gibson; two grandsons, Zavier Shawn Turner of Lorman and Bryon Jevone Turner of Hazlehurst; six brothers, Joseph Watts Jr., Thomas Watts, Chester Watts, Lionel Watts and Mark Watts, all of Port Gibson, and Cleveland Watts of St. Louis; two sisters, Thelma Wilson of St. Louis and Geraldine Wilson of Chicago; three uncles, D.A. Harris of Mobile, Ala., Ulysses Harris of Chicago and Abraham Harris of Fayette; two aunts, Nellie Coleman of Port Gibson and Elzina McGee of Chicago; one mother-in-law, Elizabeth Turner of Lorman; and a number of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.