Rosa Lynn Childress Vance
Rosa Lynn Childress Vance, 47, of Oxford died Feb. 21, 2003, north of Oxford.
Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Flora United Methodist Church with burial in the Flora Cemetery. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland handled arrangements.
Survivors include: her husband, Larry Vance of Abbeville; son, Parker Vance of Abbeville; daughter, Elizabeth Vance of Abbeville; mother and father, Joe and Mary Ann Childress of Flora; sister, Jo Ann Childress of Flora; brother, John Edward Childress and wife Pat of Brandon.
She is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Katherine Lane of Flora; three nephews and three nieces.
Memorials may be made to the Flora United Methodist Church.
Linda C. Tucker
Linda C. Tucker, 52, of Flora died Feb. 22, 2003, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland with burial in Flora City Cemetery.
Survivors include: her son, Jason Tucker of Flora; father, Willard H. Roberts and wife Gene of Pearl; sisters, Sylvia Patton and husband Kevin of Newnan, Ga., and Kathy Shaller and husband Rick of Madison; niece, Kellie Patton and a nephew, Keith Patton, both of Newnan.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Flora.
Helen Mercer Stinnett
Helen Mercer Stinnett, 76, of Madison died Feb. 25, 2003, at her home.
Graveside services were held Feb. 28 in the Magnolia Cemetery in Maryville, Tenn. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland handled local arrangements.
Survivors include: a son, Scott Joseph Stinnett and wife Deanna of Houston, Texas; daughter, Mitzi Stinnett Mayfield and husband Robert of Madison; grandchildren, Brandon Adams-Mayfield of Bellingham, Wash., Brooke Keyes of Petal, Graham Mayfield of Jackson, Tenn., and Julia Moriah Mayfield of Madison; sister, Bonnie Ellis of Lakeland, Fla., and brother, Charles Mercer of Las Vegas.
Memorials may be made to Sta-Home Hospice, 405 Briarwood Drive, Jackson MS 39206.
Alvin Word Jr.
Alvin Word Jr., 80, of Jackson, died Feb. 27, 2003, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held March 1 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland .
Survivors include: his wife, Sue Stringer Word of Jackson; son, Alvin Word III and wife Melissa of Cleveland; daughters, Lynda Word Smith and husband W. Gary Smith of Cleveland; Janet Word Richardson and husband Dr. Gary A. Richardson of Oxford; grandchildren, 1st Lt. Alvin Word IV of Fort Campbell, Ky., Brian Word of Cleveland, Amanda Word of Knoxville, Jeremy Smith of Cleveland, Stacie Smith of Nashville, Leigh Anne Richardson Heard and husband Bill of Madison, John Richardson of San Francisco and Jennifer Richardson Gibbs and husband David of Clinton.
He is also survived by one sister, Augusta "June" Gates and husband Billy of Brandon, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries Inc., 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland MS 39157.
Vonda Avis Webb
Vonda Avis Webb, 89, of Ridgeland died Feb. 27, 2003, at The Orchard's Arbor.
Funeral services were held March 1 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Ridgeland.
Survivors include: her brother, Elmo Stone Webb and wife Helen D. Webb of Jackson; nieces, Elaine Fields Montgomery of Pensacola, Fla., Teryl Tinsley Robertson of Auburn, Ala., Rebecca Terry Slaten of Seguin, Texas, Deanna Webb Hillier of Fort Worth, Texas; and nephews, Gary Webb of Beaumont, Texas, Jerry Wayne Webb of Ridgeland, Gebe Terry of Durant and Gregg Webb of Springtown, Texas.
Memorials may be made to North Park Presbyterian Church, 4624 Old Canton Road, Jackson MS 39211.
Roosevelt Blackmon, 59, of Canton died Feb. 11, 2003.
Funeral services were held Feb. 15 at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Canton with burial in the Ross Chapel Church Cemetery in Gluckstadt. Family Memorial Funeral Services of Canton handled arrangements.
Survivors include: wife, Marguerite Blackmon of Canton; daughters, Cassandra Blackmon of Jacksonville, Fla., Yvette Blackmon-Young and husband Danny of Canton, Lanise Lacy and husband Michael of Jackson, Pennie Wynette VanBuren of Canton; grandchildren, Craig Steven Parker, Shakevia Danielle Young and Jakilah Shemere' Esco, all of Canton; aunt, Ruby Payton of Detroit; and uncle, Andrew Archie of Canton.
Jack M. Foster
Jack M. Foster, 68, of West died Feb. 16, 2003, at Central Mississippi Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant with burial in the West City Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Ernestine G. Foster of West; daughters, Debra Jenkins of Bentonia, Tina Littlefield of West and Rosie Marie Carter of Harrison, Ark.; sisters, Eloise Williams of Jackson, Louise Varner of Canton and Ruth McKay of Yazoo City; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
David Clyde Fugate
David Clyde Fugate, 84, of Bolton died Feb. 16, 2003, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at Canton Funeral Home with burial in Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Pickens.
Survivors include: wife, Jeannie Fugate of Bolton; daughters, Peggy Blalock of Brandon and Barbara Whitlock of Byram; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Concord Cemetery Association, 194 Old Highway 51, Pickens MS 39146.