Obituaries for June 30, 2001

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 30, 2001

Obituaries for the June 30, 2001, edition of The Natchez Democrat

Services todayWilson Murray, 11 a.m., Murray Temple Church of God in Christ.

Geneva Johnson Fowler, 11 a.m., St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Sullivan &uot;Duke&uot; Littleton, 11 a.m., Laird Funeral Home’s Union Street Chapel.

Ollie Hopper Hall, noon, St. Mark Baptist Church, Clayton, La.

Troy J. Mitchell, 2 p.m., Natchez City Cemetery.

Lois Marie Lucas, Sacramento, Calif.

Ollie Hopper Hall

July 1, 1900 – June 26, 2001

CLAYTON, La. – Services for Mrs. Ollie Hopper Hall, 100, of Clayton, who died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ferriday, will be at noon today at St. Mark Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Chandler officiating.

Burial will be in the Clayton Garden of Rest Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Monroe.

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

Hall was born July 1, 1900, in Wildsville, the daughter of Louis Hopper and Jennie Miles.

She was a homemaker.

Hall was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herman Hall.

Survivors include two sons, Herman and his wife, Ruby Hall Jr. and Willie Hall of Clayton; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lois Marie Lucas

Sept. 18, 1946 – June 28, 2001

Memorial services for Lois Marie Lucas who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, will be today in Sacramento, Calif.

Lucas was born Sept. 18, 1946, the daughter of Robert and Ethel Lucas.

Survivors include her mother, Ethel Lucas of Vidalia, La.; and her siblings, Rita of Spokane, Wash., Wilbert of Cordelia, Calif., Carl of Las Vegas, Nev., James, Alvin, Don, Darrell, Tonya Green and Makini Enakaya of Sacramento, Calif. and Aja of Oakland, Calif.

Troy J. Mitchell

Feb. 2, 1924 – June 28, 2001

Graveside services for Troy J. Mitchell, 77, of Natchez, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. today at Natchez City Cemetery with Dr. Edgar Wright officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mitchell was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Searcy, Ark., the son of Tom and Tilda Protheroe Mitchell

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Mitchell of Natchez; one daughter, Scarlett M. Fyke of Tupelo; and his grandson, Jackson Earl Fyke of Tupelo.

The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

James Howard McNees Sr.

Aug. 24, 1927 – June 28, 2001

CENTREVILLE – Services for Mr. James Howard McNees, 73, of Centreville, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Field Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Newman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bernard Waites officiating.

Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville under the direction of Newman Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

He was a native of Lamar County, Ala., and a retired mechanic. He had been a member of Corinth Church of Christ, a member of Mississippi National Guard and the U.S. Army.

McNees was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Lee McNees, and Frances Ward McNees; and one sister, Katherine Lollar.

Survivors include one wife, Dixie Ravernell McNees of Centreville; two daughters, Juanita Freeman of Liberty and Elizabeth Ann Cavin of Natchez; one son, James Howard McNees Jr. of Hamilton, Ala.; one brother, F.L. McNees of Vernon, Ala.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Annie Mae Woods White

July 5, 1935 – June 25, 2001

Services for Annie Mae &uot;Noon&uot; Woods White, 65, of Natchez, who died Monday, June 25, 2001, of Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greater St. Mark Baptist Church with the Rev. Maurice Irving officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Webb Funeral System.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

White was born July 5, 1935, the daughter of Queen Ella Moore and Sam Woods.

She attended Adams County and Jefferson County schools, was a retired housekeeper at Wigwam Mansion and a member of Greater St. Mark Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father; her stepmother, Flotie Woods; three brothers, Robert Woods and Samuel Woods, both of Natchez and T.J. Woods of Chicago; one sister, Barbara Tenner of Natchez; one godson, Larreon White; one honorary daughter, Marilyn White of Natchez.

Pallbearers will be Berthone Ware, Levi Thompson, Charles Thomas, Larry McKnight, Paul Ware, Abraham O’Neal and Al Norman.

George H. Thompson

GLOSTER – Graveside services for George H. &uot;Geeby&uot; Thompson, 75, of Liberty, who died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy French officiating.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Roseland Cemetery in Gloster under the direction of Rabenhorst Funeral Home East of Baton Rouge.

Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 2 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church.

He was a resident of Baton Rouge, a native of Liberty and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a retired accountant for Crawford Corporation and Louisiana Metal Culvert and was appointed by Gov. Mike Foster to the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Commission in 1996. Thompson was a deacon of Jefferson Baptist Church, a member of the American Legion and a Emeritus Life Member of the Institute of Management Accountants. On June 14, 2001, he received a certificate of appreciation from France for his services in World War II.

Thompson was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Maggie Thompson; a brother, Hilton Thompson; and a nephew, Bobby Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Dymple Thompson; two sons, Leonard Thompson and Roland Thompson; daughter-in-law, Gwen Thompson; one grandson, Will Thompson; two granddaughters, Julie and Heather Thompson, all of Baton Rouge; one brother, Donald Thompson of Gloster; and a nephew, Tommy Thompson of Beaumont, Texas.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Jefferson Baptist Church.

The family requests memorials be made to Jefferson Baptist Church Elevator Fund, 9135 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, La. 70809.

Eudora Cain Breeland Rushing

Dec. 6, 1928 – June 28, 2001

Services for Eudora Cain Breeland Rushing, 72, of Natchez, who died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at St. Dominic Medical Center in Jackson, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Laird Funeral Home’s Union Street Chapel.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Rushing was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Sallis, the daughter of Cicero Carl and Vera Frances Willis Cain.

Rushing was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Delton &uot;Shorty&uot; Breeland; second husband, Clyde Rushing; son, Freddy D. Breeland; and a sister, Thelma Martin.

Survivors include one grandson, Jason Breeland of Fall City, Wash.; niece, Amanda Hoopes of Bull Head City, Ariz.; three sisters, Euphie &uot;T.T.&uot; Dickerson of Sallis, Floy Cain Waddell of Mobile, Ala., and Barbara Cain Burden of Sallis; six brothers, Henry Cain and Paul Cain of Sallis, Leroy Cain of Winona, William Long Cain and Lynn Cain of Sallis and Bailey Cain of Koscuisko; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

The family requests memorials be made to the Natchez Children’s Home.