Published 6:00 am Monday, January 15, 2001


Gareta Crosby Aldridge

Services for Gareta Crosby Aldridge of Bogue Chitto were 3:30p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

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Mrs. Aldridge, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, of heartfailure at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born in BogueChitto on Nov. 2, 1915, to the late John Wesley and Mary Emma ReedCrosby.

She was a housewife. She was a member of Johnson Grove Church ofChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, James ShirleyAldridge; brothers, Emmett, Cullen, Henry and Burton Crosby; andsisters, Virgie Hart and Mildred Cockerham.

Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.

Johnny W. Curtis

Graveside services for Johnny W. Curtis of Bogue Chitto were 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Wesson City Cemetery.

Mr. Curtis, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at his residence.He was born in Wills Point, Texas, on Jan. 14, 1913, to the lateEarl and Rosa Regan Curtis.

He was the former owner of Draughns Business College and aformer mayor of Wesson. He was a member of the Baptist faith. Hewas a member of the Lions Club and a Mason – Wesson lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents; former wife, ReneWright Curtis; and brother, Charles Curtis.

Survivors are his wife, Bernice Davis Curtis of Bogue Chitto;son, Harold Regan Curtis of Dallas; step-son, Charles Davis ofBogue Chitto; daughter, Johnnie Rene “Betsy” Berry of Vicksburg;step-daughters, Sandra Barton and Leisa Gill of Bogue Chitto,Stephanie Holmes of Liberty, Joyce Friebert of Houston, Texas, andMariam Turner of Crystal Springs; 15 grandchildren; and sevengreat-grandchildren.

Harrigill Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Myrtice K. Tyrone

Services for Myrtice K. Tyrone of Monticello are 11 a.m. Monday,Jan. 15, at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh BaptistChurch Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Tyrone, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at LawrenceCounty Nursing Center. She was born in Monticello on Sept. 10,1912, to the late J.D. and Martha Anne Keene.

She was a retired seamstress with Kellwood Manufacturing. Shewas a member of Wanilla Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Walter H.Tyrone; son, Ceolin H. Tyrone; and grandsons, Ricky Lynn Tyrone andGeorge Glenn Tyrone Jr.

Survivors are her sons, George Glenn Tyrone Sr.; daughters, MaryGay Miller of Raymond and Sandra Kay Lambert of Monticello; threegrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Craig Scott Vandercook Jr.

Memorial services for Craig Scott Vandercook Jr. of Brookhavenare 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Easthaven Baptist Church.

Visitation is Monday, Jan. 15, from 4-5 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Vandercook, 28, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, of injuriessustained in an automobile accident on Interstate 55 two milesnorth of Exit 24. He was born in Flint, Mich., on May 7, 1972, toCraig Scott Vandercook Sr. and Pamela Kay Richards.

He was a store manager at Shoe Dept. He was a member ofEasthaven Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death was his his daughter, Madison ScottKing-Vandercook.

Survivors are his parents; daughter, Leslie MorganKing-Vandercook of Brookhaven; step-brothers, Michael Richards ofBrookhaven and Mark Richards of Sylvenia, Ohio; step-sister, MaryRichards of Sylvenia, Ohio; and grandmother, Mona Kay Sliger.

Memorials may be made to Easthaven Baptist Church or BrookhavenLittle Theater.

Harrigill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

M.L. Walls

Services for M.L. Walls of Bude are 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14,at Thirkield U.M.C. with burial in Meadville Cemetery.

Mr. Walls, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Franklin MemorialHospital. He was born in Franklin County on Feb. 28, 1928, to thelate William Walls and Velma Cameron.

He was a janitor for 14 years with American Railroad Industries.He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of RoseHill School.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and twosisters.

Survivors are his wife, Innies Walls; sons, Corey Walls ofMcComb; step-sons, Lee Anthony Middleton of Brookhaven, KennethMiddleton of McCall Creek and Victor Ray Middleton of Bude;step-daughters, Beverly Armstrong of Baltimore, Md., and PaulaBurks and Daphne Brown, both of Bude; brothers, Orlando Middletonof Cleveland, Ohio, and Terenoe Brown of Detroit, Mich.; sister,Gean Gooden of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and a host of niecesand nephews.

Marshall Funeral Home of Bude was in charge of arrangements.

Lessie Jackson Ward

Services for Lessie Jackson Ward of Lorman are 1 p.m. Monday,Jan. 15, at Hollywood Baptist Church in Fayette with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1-6 p.m. at Rollins FuneralHome Chapel in Port Gibson.

Mrs. Ward, 48, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, of heart failureat her residence. She was born in Claiborne County on Jan. 6, 1953,to the late Grover Jackson Sr. and Mamie Jackson.

She was a laborer at Bruce Hardwood in Port Gibson. She was amember of Hollywood Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers andthree sisters.

Survivors are her sons, Charles Johnson Jr., Calvin Johnson,Larry Ward Jr. and Christopher Wells, all of Port Gibson;daughters, Preshervie Jackson and Fionndrea Ward of Port Gibson;brothers, Amos Jackson of Memphis, Tenn., George and Billy RayJackson of Los Angeles and Ray Leon Smith of Vicksburg; sisters,Lula Stewart of Port Gibson, Sandra Jackson-Kincaid of Marietta,Ga., Esther Jackson-Blanding of Carson, Calif., Annie Jackson andJosie Jackson of Los Angeles and Mamie Venters of Gardina, Calif.;four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.