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Jack G. Virden, 1940-2019

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Jack G. Virden, 79 years of age, passed away at home on Nov. 12, 2019.

He was born in Vicksburg, Miss., and raised in Rolling Fork. In 1963 after graduating from Mississippi College, Jack returned to Vicksburg to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 35 years. He served as a comptroller and chief of information management.

In his life, Jack loved his volunteer work with Special Olympics, Vicksburg Early Education, Council on Special Education to the State Superintendent of Educators and State Board for the Department of Rehabilitation. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for MS Dept. of Rehab for several years. Jack also loved being active in work at First Baptist Church.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Maxwell Virden Sr. and Annie Prince Clements Virden.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon White Virden; son, Jonathan Hawkins Virden; daughter, Amy Catherine Holloway; 2 brothers, Wilson Maxwell Virden, Jr. (Beddy Ann); Thad Clements Virden (Nancy); and two grandchildren, Hawkins Holloway and Sarah Beth Holloway.

His celebration of life services will be held at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Visitation is at 1 p.m. and service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork at approximately 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Thompson, Andy Daniels, Albert Smathers, David Blackledge, Jay Woods, Kearney Waites, Morris Stuart, Robert Peters and Chris Howard. Rudy Caldwell and Tom Hill are honorary pallbearers. Rev. Jim Hess and Dr. Matt Buckles will officiate the celebration.

Memorials may be made to Midd West, 100 Smoky Lane, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

 

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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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Donald Kaufman

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Surprised I lived this long, but was beginning to think I’d never go! If you’re reading this, it’s because I’ve met my maker; read fast, as I have tomatoes to plant. The soil up here is cool and rich, and guess who came running when I was finally able to utter a word? Snowman! That boy is somethin’ else…still remembers the tricks we learned together. So many puppies here, at first I thought I went to Dog Heaven until I hugged my momma and she said my daddy is here (whew!), but still hiding from her. Found my twin, Ronnie, yesterday, he still looks like me, handsome devil (oops, probably a bad expression here). I’ve missed him! I’m on the hunt for the rest of my brothers, because I hear them taunting this little brother in the distance, sons o’ b*tches. To my loved ones on Earth, I want you to know I suffer no more. My two beautiful sisters, Jerlene and June, my little brother David, our love is thick, no matter the distance or the disagreement. Take care of each other, please. Mark, my only son, I am so very proud of you, I miss you being my hunting sidekick, my golfing partner, my fishing buddy, but thank you for being my caregiver when I was down. You’re a loyal son, I love you…and I’m sorry those Cowboys suck right now. Chelle….look up! I’m here and forever in your heart. Be encouraged, and know I’m whole, happy and busy again. All the things you wanted for me. You are my sunshine, I love you, take care of everyone. My grandkids…Josh, Colby, Ashlee, Mary Katherine, Allen Dale, and Cali-bug, and greats Maverick and Michael, I enjoyed making you laugh over the years and proud to be your pawpaw. Each of my grandkids, and greats, hold a special place in my heart. Y’all grow up strong and don’t be sissies, ya hear?  PS…just met my favorite gameshow host, Alex Trebek, “I’ll take Paradise for a thousand, please!”

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William Beryl Jones, 1953 – 2020

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William Beryl Jones passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. He was 67 years old.

William is survived by his wife, Twila Jones; sons William Blake Jones, Sr. (Kimberly), Gregory Patrick Jones (Jenny), and Billy Carol Tedder; daughters Rebecca Welborn, Angela Hale and Natsha Nichole Grafton; brothers Ernest Jones Jr., Gerald Jones and Sammual Jones; sister Jean Foster; grandchildren Haley Williams, Harley Caffee, Santania Williams, Destiny Jones, Patience Jones, William Blake Jones, Jr., David Jones, Lucas Jones, Kaylee Hodo, Peyton Jones, Alexis Mariana Jones, Dorothy Welborn, Jessica Welborn, Shelby Welborn, Benton Grafton P.D. Jones, Braelee Jones and Brody Grafton; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral home with services in the chapel at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Peyton, Rodney Welborn, Blake Jones, Patrick Jones, David Stewart, Jason Lindsey and Billy Tedder.

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