Doris Jean Tillis Sims
Doris Jean Tillis Sims, 48, of Canton, died March 10, 2004, at Madison County Medical Center in Canton.
Funeral services were held March 20 at Mt. Able Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Onisha Burks Memorial Cemetery in Canton.
Survivors include: her husband, Ronnie Lee Sims of Canton; daughters, Catrice Tillis, Tamekia Tillis, Lakeyshia Tillis and Kenya Tillis, all of Canton; nine grandchildren; sisters, Diane Branch, Mary Jackson and husband Jeffery, and Shirley Tillis; brothers, J.D. Tillis Jr. and wife Bonita, and Kenneth Tillis and wife Myrtis, all of Chicago, Ill., the Rev. Harrison Tillis and Robert Young and wife Gloria, all of Canton; aunt, Doris Francis of Canton; sisters-in-law, Earnestine Tillis of Canton, Sarah Lee Jones of Jackson, Deborah Slaughter, Gloria White, Ella Dixon, Vickie Williams and Hurtistine Mannie, all of Canton; brothers-in-law, Randolph Dixon and Henry Dixon Jr., of Canton, George Williams and Leon Williams of Chicago, Ill.
William 'Woody' McKnight
William "Woody" McKnight, 62, of Ridgeland died March 19, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held March 23 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Survivors include: his wife of 23 years, Margaret Reid McKnight of Ridgeland; sons, Todd McKnight and wife Ashley of Canton, Brad McKnight and wife Julie of Canton, Greg McKnight and wife Marta of Brandon, and Charles Simpson and wife Lori of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Lisa Hardister of Level Cross, N.C., Kriss Kennedy of Ridgeland, AnJanette Luther of Asheboro, N.C.; sisters, Carol Bachio of Hennepin, Ill., Cindy McKnight of Stockton, Calif., and Beth Austin of Winona; brother, Neal McKnight of Kansas City, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the St. Francis Building Fund, 4000 Tidewater Lane, Madison MS 39110.
Tom C. Brown
Tom C. Brown Sr., 85, of Jackson, died March 20, 2004, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Graveside services were held March 22 in Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Ray Brown of Jackson; his son, Tom. C. Brown Jr. and wife Becky of Jackson; granddaughters, Katie Brown Doremus and husband Tim of Waco, Texas, and Hayley Brown of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Third Millennium Ministries of Orlando, Fla.
Callie Mae Johnson
Callie Mae Johnson, 82, of Canton, died March 22, 2004, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were held March 24 at Breeland Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with burial in the Canton Cemetery.
Survivors include: her daughters, Kay Mason and husband Lamar of Canton, and Deborah Nelson of Pascagoula; brothers, James W. Cain and wife Elizabeth of Canton, and Ralph Cain and wife Eva of Houston; sisters, Evelyn Westbrook and husband Orin of Flora; granddaughters, Leslie Sowell and husband Vandy of Canton, and Anna Kathleen Nelson of Birmingham; step-grandsons, Gary Mason and Charles Mason of Canton, and Ronny Mason of Benton; and great-grandson, James Brandt Sowell of Canton.
Blanche Green Baker
Blanche Green Baker, 81, of Madison, died March 22, 2004, at The Arbor, a nursing facility of The Orchard in Ridgeland.
Funeral services were held March 25 at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church of Madison with burial in the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband, Joe M. Baker Sr. of Madison; sons, Joe M. Baker Jr. and wife A.J. of Biloxi, George W. "Bill" Baker of Jackson; daughters, Kathy Baker Busbee and husband Philip of Meridian, and Sue Baker Joiner and husband Bill of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Elizabeth Busbee of Dallas, Michael Busbee of Meridian, Chris Baker of Brandon, Sarah Baker of Madison, Jacqueline Baker, Jenna Baker, Jane-Claire Baker, all of Biloxi, and Sammy Joiner of Dallas; her brother, Dr. Raymond Green of Memphis; and two sisters-in-law.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 7427 Old Canton Road, Madison MS 39110.
Charles D. Godwin
Charles D. Godwin, 66, of Ridgeland, died March 21, 2004, at his residence.
Funeral services were held March 24 at First Baptist Church of Ridgeland.
Survivors include: his wife, Jean M. Godwin of Ridgeland; his sons, Gary Godwin of Katy, Texas, Scott Godwin of Holden, Mo., Matthew Godwin of Ridgeland; stepson, John Magee of Madison; stepdaughter, Jodi Magee of Ridgeland; his father, A.G. Godwin of Columbus; sister, Linda Godwin of Columbus; brothers, Gerald Godwin of Birmingham, Ala., Jim Godwin and Kerry Godwin, both of Columbus; two grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, or First Baptist Church of Ridgeland.
Mary Nell Ross
Mary Nell Ross, 90, of Madison, died Feb. 21, 2004, at St. Catherine's Village.
Memorial services were held Feb. 25 at the Chapel of St. Catherine's Village in Madison.
Survivors include: her son, David Justin Ross and wife Heidi of Redmond, Wash.; and three grandchildren, James, Katie and Robert.
Dudley L. Mitchell
Dudley L. Mitchell, 71, of Ridgeland, died Feb. 22, 2004, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland.
Survivors include: his wife of 10 years, Ouida Tidwell Mitchell; daughter Becky Watkins and husband Stephen; grandsons Blake Watkins and Chad Watkins, all of The Woodlands, Texas; stepchildren and spouses, Sheila and Scott Norwood and Jeff and Michelle Foreman; stepgrandchildren, Nathaniel Foreman and Nicholas Foreman of Jackson; brother Joe Mitchell and wife Hilda; nephews, Kevin Mitchell, Randy Mitchell and Eric Mitchell and wife Traci; great nephew and niece, Colton Mitchell and Meg Mitchell of Austin, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the Colonial Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 5708 Old Canton Road, Jackson MS 39211.