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Charles Augustus Toney, Sr.

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Charles Augustus Toney, Sr.

Charles Augustus Toney, Sr., affectionately known as “Bop”, died Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 97. Mr. Toney was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late George and Edith Toney. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1946, having owned and operated the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and later owned and operated Toney’s Sidewalk Café and Tuminello’s Restaurant. He was an avid football fan and began watching football at an early age. He bled red and blue and followed the Ole Miss Rebels his entire life. He was the best “perch jerker” in Warren County and spent many days at Eagle Lake. His hobby of gardening provided his family and friends with more cucumbers than they could eat. He loved his family and made sure his children were always happy, taken care of, and fulfilled.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Toney was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Hadad Toney; two brothers, George Toney and Eddie Toney; four sisters: Helen David, Nellie David, Sarah Lahood, and Mary Toney. He is survived by his children: Lana Hand, Toni Toney, Charlene Toney, all of Vicksburg, Barbara Hoey (Jan) of Boston, MA, and Charles A. Toney, Jr. (Christin) of Vicksburg; five grandchildren: Benjamin Hand (Amy), Erica Hand, Lindsay Burgess (Thad), Brandi Toney, and Brittany Thomason (John); and seven great-grandchildren: Hudson, Lillian, Kate, Benjamin, Kynsleigh, Kohlson, and John Kage.

Services will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12 noon at Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Thorne, Carl Koestler, Todd Boolos, Lester Tzotzolas, Peter Mims, and Paul Boolos.In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 or to the Le BonHeur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.

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Jessie Jones, 1942 – 2020

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Jessie Jones passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Jones was born in Eupora, Mississippi. He was a welder at Bechtel Nuclear power plant. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence G. Jones and Lucie Dewberry Jones; siblings Betty Jean Kirksey, Curtis Jones, Louise Sanders, Shannon Jones, Daisy Miller, George Jones, David Jones and Shirley Holman.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Jones; four sons Jessie Jones, Jr., Greg Jones, Christopher Jones and Clarence Jones; two daughters Samantha Morgan and Lisa Jones; a sister Bonnie Fortner; and 11 grandchildren.

A graveside service will be Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at noon in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Glenwood Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Ray Davenport, 1954 – 2020

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Kenneth Ray Davenport passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home. He was 66.

Kenneth was born July 27, 1954, the son of Jesse B. Davenport and Florence Nelson Davenport. After he graduated from Florence High School, he worked for Foam Packaging his entire working life, retiring in 2017. He loved hunting, fishing, farming, tractors, cows, cowboy hats and boots.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Evelyn Davenport.

He is survived by his son, Samuel Anderson (Angie); daughter, Tammy Dunn; brothers Jesse Davenport, Jr. and Joseph Thompson Davenport (Evone); sisters Martha Oswalt, Liz Owens and Patricia Bozeman; grandchildren Olivia Hamme and Emily Ashley (who took especially good care of him during the last weeks of his life), Haley Wells, Hannah Hasty, Baylen Warnock, Karley Keyes, Woods Anderson and John Hayes Anderson; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, Mississippi.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Conerly, Jay Hearn, best and lifetime friend Larry Gentry, Wayne Muirhead, Jerry Lee Edmondson, Dewitt Edmondson, employees of Foam Packaging, his sitter Lakeisha Montgomery and the nurses of Encompass Hospice Care.

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Carla Louise Weeks, 1962 – 2020

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Carla Louise Weeks passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at her home. She was 58.

Carla was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Oct. 8, 1962, the daughter of Carlos and Rubye Brassfield Blackmon. Everyone who knew Carla knew she was a very fun- loving person. She believed in family, friends, peace, love and tie-dye. Carla said she wanted all her family, lifetime co-workers and customers to know how much she loved them.

Carla is preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Rubye Blackmon, her sister, Anne Bolls, and her niece Angela Bolls.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Weeks; her two brothers Bobby Blackmon and Bill Blackmon (Betty); nieces Elizabeth Bolls-Kumar (Rajesh), Amber Whitley (Matt), and Sonya Loveless; nephews George Bolls (Eileen), James Blackmon, Bobby Blackmon (Melissa), Joshua Birdno and Anthony Birdno; great nieces and nephews Sheila, Jennifer, Jessica, Hagan, Tyler, Abby, Austin, Noah, Kenya, John, Jacob and Lawson; and her special friends, Katie Wimberley and Sandra Duckworth.

A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home followed by the service at 2 p.m. Brother Dwight Sibley will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nickalus Romano, Joshua Birdno, Matt Whitley, Steve Loposser and Jonathan Rundles. Honorary pallbearers are Tommye Romano and Stephanie Weeks.

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