Bryan Lancaster Flournoy passed Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Jackson, Miss. He was 74 years old.
Mr. Flournoy was born in Vicksburg and lived there with his grandparents, B.L. “Buck” and Effie Fielder, from 5-years-old until he graduated from H. V. Cooper High School in 1964.
Bryan attended Brigham Young University from 1968 to 1970 where he studied engineering technology after graduating at Hinds Junior College in Raymond. He served in the U.S. Navy from May 1967 through March 1988 in Naval Intelligence. He retired at the rank of E-6.
While working at ERDC-WES Bryan worked many natural disasters for FEMA such as Northridge, Calif., earthquake, a hurricane in Puerto Rico, and hurricanes Andrew, Ike and Katrina.
He retired in 2011.
Bryan was an avid student of genealogy for his roots, Fielder/Flournoy, and was a member of the Huguenot Society.
Bryan is survived by his wife of 33 years, Amy Douglas Flournoy. He was preceded in death by his aforementioned grandparent; his parents, Bryan and Marjorie Flournoy; sister, Marjorie Mae Blackwell; and brother, George Marshall Flournoy.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 1, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave. in Vicksburg. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 326 Lover’s Lane, Vicksburg.
The family greatly appreciates the compassionate care Bryan received at the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Jackson for the last three years, several brief and recent stays at Baptist Hospital and all other medical facilities and caregivers including Kindred Hospices.
Bryan talked about his love for Israel and Hadassah, an international healthcare and Zionist organization. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hadassah (mail to 5215 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211-4625) or a charity of your choice in Bryan’s memory.
Randy Eugene Sorrels, 1960 – 2020
Randy Eugene Sorrels passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. He was 59 years old.
Randy was born April 19, 1960. He lived in Pattison, Miss., and was formerly from Brookhaven, Miss. He retired from Entergy, Grand Gulf Power Plant with 35 years of service. He was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Sorrels and Clara Sorrels, and his wife, Penny Sorrels.
He is survived by his daughter Cody Sorrels (fiancé – Ben Norwood), son Travis Sorrels (Kayla); brother Darrell Sorrels (Barbara); stepmother Alice Sorrels; grandson Tucker Sorrels; niece Sonya Jones (Corey) and her children Gracie, Sophia, and Sam; Nephew Michael Sorrels (Whitney) and his son Harrison.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Serepta Cemetery in Claiborne County. Casey Sorrels will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Michael Sorrels, Ike Cooper, Emmett Roan and Ben Norwood.
Eleanor Ruth Moss, 1936 – 2020
Eleanor Ruth Moss passed away surrounded surrounded by family Friday, March 27, 2020, after a short illness. She was 83 years old.
Eleanor was born on June 17, 1936 in Vicksburg. She attended Vicksburg city schools and was voted homecoming queen her senior year at Carr Central High School in 1954. She attended Mississippi State College for Women for one year and returned to Vicksburg. She married her high-school sweetheart, Barger Moss, and they were married 56 years until he passed away in 2011. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Vicksburg for many years until her health prevented her from attending church. She always appreciated and treasured visits from Brother Matt Buckles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters, husband Henry Barger Moss, Jr. and daughter Judith Love Moss Farris.
She was the proud mother of five children: Judith Love (deceased 1999), Jerry Barger (Gina), David Wayne (Robin), Daniel Eugene (Beth) and Jennifer Love.; 15 Grandchildren and 12 Great- Grandchildren who she loved and adored and enjoyed spending time with, especially when they were camping.
A grave side service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Dr. Matt Buckles officiating.
Dovie Linda Heggins, 1945 – 2020
Dovie Linda Heggins died Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. She was 75.
A native of Water Valley, Miss., she had made her home in Vicksburg for 20 years before moving to Greenwood 20 years ago. She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Vicksburg and currently was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, John M. ‘ Johnny” Heggins, of Greenwood; her daughter, Wanda Mathes of Kilgore, Texas; her sons, Terry Miles of Greenwood and Robert Miles of Cuero, Texas; her brother, Jimmy Dale Hawkins of Water Valley; six grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Mitchell Long officiating. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home until the service.
Pallbearers will be David Heggins, Donnie Heggins and Lyman Greer.
Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
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