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James “Buddy” Victor Hampton, Jr., 1948 -2020

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Buddy Hampton passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020, at his home in Vicksburg surrounded by his family. Buddy was born June 2, 1948, in Vicksburg, Miss. He was 71 years old.

Buddy lived his entire life in Vicksburg. He was in the first graduating class at Warren Central High School in 1966. Afterwards, he attended Hinds Community College where he obtained a machinist degree.

Buddy and his wife, Dean, were married for over 50 years and lived in Vicksburg their entire married life. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His passion after retiring was playing golf. He played as often as he could with his brother, Larry, and his long time friend, James Ray Brooks. When he traveled, he made sure to find a golf course along the route. He loved traveling with his daughter and her family. Amy and Barry made sure he visited almost all of the U.S. states. He also was an avid hunter and loved to fish.

He worked at R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. until it was sold. He worked for a short time at Ricky’s Welding and Machine Shop before moving to the Hebler Machine Shop. Once the LeTourneau facility reopened after being purchased by Rowan Companies, Inc., Buddy returned to his old job. He stayed on after Rowan sold to Cameron Drilling Systems. He worked at this facility for over 40 years.

He was always there for his family whenever help was needed. He would help with mowing grass, trimming trees, working on yard equipment, minor plumbing and electrical. He was always someone you could count on.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mae Bell Morris Hampton and James Victor Hampton, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary A. “Dean” Lowery Hampton; his daughter, Amy Marie Hampton Marble; her husband, Barry James Marble; and grandson, William “Will” Hampton Marble; brother, Larry Hampton; four sisters, Patricia Keen, Sharon Evans, Linda Rowland and Jewel Dean McCain (Fred); brothers-in-law, Ricky Lowery (Deb) and Odis Lowery, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family sends special thanks to Dr. Samuel Pierce and his staff; Terri Hendrix and Yvonne Dee with Encompass Hospice Care; Phelshia Coffee, Leonia Carter, Matilda Stewart, Eva Griffin, Carolyn Barnes and Regina Hawthorne for the outstanding care they provided Buddy during his illness.

A drive-through visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20,2020, at Glenwood Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be officiated by Dr. Matt Buckles. Buddy will be buried in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers will be Cole, Odis Lowery, Jr., Todd Hoben, James Ray Brooks, Kent Turner and Earl Brewer.

Memorials may made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, your local animal shelter or your church in his memory.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James “Buddy” Victor Hampton, Jr., please visit the Glenwood Funeral Home floral store.

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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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