Obituaries for Thursday, July 2

Published 5:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2003

Cornelia Lambert Ballard

Services for Cornelia Lambert Ballard of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, July 2, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inLambert Cemetery in Jayess.

Mrs. Ballard, 89, died June 30, 2003, at her residence. She wasborn in Monticello on Sept. 25, 1913, to Vince Lambert and PollieLambert.

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She was a retired final inspector at Kellwood Manufacturing Co.,where she worked for 29 years. She was a member of New Hope BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, ToxieBallard; one daughter, Donna Dean Ballard; her brothers, SylvesterLambert, Sherman Lambert, Simpson Lambert, Edward Lambert and RayLambert; and her sister, Julia Nelson.

Survivors are her sons, V.W. Ballard, Carey Ballard and ToxieHigdon Ballard, all of Monticello; her daughter, Modena B. Wilsonof Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 11great-great-grandchildren.

Alvin “Al Baby” Cooks

Services for Alvin “Al Baby” Cooks of Natchez were June 21,2003, at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in Grove AfricanMethodist Episcopal Church Cemetery. R.D. Mackel and Sons was incharge of arrangements.

Mr. Cooks, 43, died June 14, 2003, at University Medical Centerin Jackson. He was born in Adams County on Nov. 27, 1959, to WillieLee Dickey and Janie Cooks Dickey.

He was employed at J.M. Jones Lumber Company. He was educated inthe Adams County Public School System. He was a member of theBaptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, KatieDickey and Barbara Cooks; and a nephew, Lloyd Cooks.

Survivors are his daughter, Brandy Cooks of Providence, R.I.; ason; seven brothers, Willie Earl Dickey of Bogalusa, La., ThomasEarl Dickey, Cyrus Mitchell, Billie Joe Washington, Melvin Cooksand John Cooks, all of Natchez, and Frank Cooks of Port Gibson; hisaunts, Mary Helen Carter and Earline Williams, both of Brookhaven,Rosie Lee Ross and Gladys Cook, both of Natchez; his uncles,Roosevelt Owens of Natchez and Archie Dickey of Jackson; and anumber of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.