Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 14, 2000


Barbara Woods Causey

Services for Barbara Woods Causey of Jackson are 11 a.m.,Saturday, Dec. 16, at Colonial Heights Baptist Church with burialat 2:30 p.m. in Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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Visitation is Friday, Dec. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at Wright &Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson and after 10 a.m. Saturday at thechurch.

Mrs. Causey, 65, died Dec. 13, 2000, of heart failure at BaptistMedical Center. She was a native of Brookhaven. She was a graduateof Brookhaven High School and Copiah-Lincoln Junior College.

She was a former secretary to Judge Francis Bowling and JudgeWilliam Coleman. For 25 years she owned and operated an in-homedaycare, from which she recently retired. She was a member ofColonial Heights Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday schoolteacher.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Carroll Eugene andGrace Clark Woods; and her husbands, Ernest Norton and William E.Causey.

Survivors are her daughters, Jody C. Herm and Amy C. Davidson,both of Jackson; her sons, Shane Causey of Brandon and Scott Causeyof Blacksburg, S.C.; her sisters, Jane Woods Katzenmeyer ofVicksburg and Rita Coker of Huntsville, Ala.; and threegrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Jackson Downtown Y.M.C.A., CardiacClass, I-55 N. at Fortification, Jackson, MS 39205.

Annie Jane Cowart

Services for Annie Jane Cowart of Wesson are 2 p.m., Saturday,Dec. 16, at New St. John M.B. Church with burial in St. JohnCemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Dec. 15, from noon until 5 p.m. atWilliams Mortuary.

Mrs. Cowart, 47, died Dec. 11, 2000, at St. Dominic’s Hospital.She was born in Copiah County on Dec. 6, 1953, to Houston Robinsonand Rosie Johnson Martin.

She was a 1971 graduate of Eva Harris High School. She was afactory worker. She was a member of New St. John M.B. Church.

Survivors are her mother, Rosie Johnson Martin of Wesson; herfather, Houston Robinson of Brookhaven; her husband, Elliot CowartSr. of McComb; her sons, Elliot Cowart and Christopher Cowart, bothof Wesson; her daughter, Elnora Cowart of Brookhaven; herstepdaughters, Cherion Varnado and Erica Wynning, both of McComb;her grandmother, Annie Johnson of Wesson; her sisters, GeraldineWashington of Denham Springs, La., and Evelyn Thomas of Wesson; herbrothers, Charlie Martin of Wesson, James Dixon of California,Lester Robinson of Chicago, and Huearl Washington of Brookhaven;her devoted friend, Earnestine Quarles; and one grandchild.

Ida Harness

Services for Ida Harness of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Friday, Dec.15, at Center Street Church of Christ with burial in FriendshipChurch Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at TylerFuneral Home.

Mrs. Harness, 86, died Dec. 10, 2000, of heart failure atUniversity Medical Center. She was born in Copiah County on May 30,1914, to Dave Jackson Sr. and Odie Tyler Jackson.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, MonroeHarness; and nine brothers.

She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, includingRobert C. Berry of Brookhaven; and three sisters-in-law.

Annie Belle Mitchell

Services for Annie Belle Mitchell of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Friday, Dec. 15, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inCarmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 8a.m. until service time at Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mitchell, 96, died Dec. 13, 2000, at her residence. She wasborn in Monticello on May 2, 1904, to H. O. and Ida BassWhitaker.

She was a retired seamstress with Kellwood Company. She was amember of Carmel Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Guy M.Mitchell; and her brothers, Roy Davis and Henry PrestonWhitaker.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Billy Hewittof Monticello; and two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, andseveral nieces and nephews.

Roscoe M. Newsome

Services for Roscoe M. Newsome of Hazlehurst are 10 a.m.,Friday, Dec. 15, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inStrong Hope Cemetery in Wesson.

Visitation is Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 8a.m. until service time at Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. Newsome, 84, died Dec. 11, 2000, of heart failure at PineCrest Nursing Home in Hazlehurst. He was born in Wanilla on Jan.25, 1916, to Samuel and Minnie Keene Newsome.

He was a retired conductor with the Illinois Central Railroad.He was a member of Strong Hope Baptist Church. He was a member ofthe Monticello Masonic Lodge #0610 and of the Eastern Star Chapter95.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Anna WylieGuess Newsome; and his sisters, Ruby Thornhill and Barbara AnnBoutwell.

Survivors are his son, Robert Newsome of Shreveport, La.; hisdaughter, Becky Newsome of Hattiesburg; his brothers, Johnny Newsomof Prentiss, Samuel Newsom of Sontag, and Joe Newsom of Brookhaven;his sisters, Ruth Pepper of Brookhaven, Faye Hibbard of Atlanta,Marie Evans of Biloxi, and Pauline Lambert and Sarah Calcote, bothof Wanilla; his grandchildren, Randall Newsome of New York City andChristopher Newsome of Los Angeles; and a special friend, CharlotteMcDonnell.

Grenelle Lavelle Hutchins Strube

Graveside services for Grenelle Lavelle Hutchins Strube ofWesson, and formerly of San Antonio, Texas, are 2 p.m., Friday,Dec. 15, at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Vicksburg.

Visitation is Friday from 1-2 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home inVicksburg. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of localarrangements.

Mrs. Strube, 82, died Dec. 11, 2000, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Atalla County on July 16, 1918, to JamesGordan Hutchins and Lavelle Bailey Hutchins.

She was retired from U.S. Civil Service and had a business andnursing degree. She was a member of Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church.She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers.

Survivors are her husband, Ray C. Strube of Wesson; herdaughter, Edith Strube Overstreet of Wesson; her sister, Mary EllenJones of Brookhaven; and three grandchildren and twogreat-grandchildren.