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James Lenward Miller, 1933 – 2020

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James Lenward Miller passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at the age of 87.

James was born in Inverness, Mississippi, the son of Lake Erie Miller and Verna Ruth Fowler Miller. He graduated from Anguilla High School and attended Hinds Community College and Delta State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957 as a fighter jet mechanic during the Korean conflict. He married Shirley Weatherbee Miller in Smithville, Mississippi, on Aug. 16, 1963. He served in the Mississippi National Guard where he worked as Administrative Staff Technician and retired as a first sergeant May 3, 1993. He owned and operated Small Engine Repair Shop. He was a member of Anguilla Methodist Church and the Rolling Fork Volunteer Fire Department. James was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved his deer camp. He greatly loved his grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

He is proceeded in death by his sister Billie June Woods.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Miller; sons Shane Miller (Reneé) and Cody Miller (Mary Elizabeth); brother, Deanie Miller; sister Jo Ann Lee; grandchildren, Kory Miller Reynolds (Cody), Klaire Ashton Miller (fiancé Daniel Shawl), Hayden James Dunbar Miller and Ava Grace Elizabeth Miller; and great-grandchild, Sawyer Miller Reynolds.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, with Rev. Millard Caulder officiating the service.

Pallbearers will be Michael Miller, Lee James, Lee Ross, Cauley Chase, Robert Earl McClendon, Robb Higgs, Ritchie Woods and Eddie Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Blue Lake Hunting Club, Ed Touchberry, Jimmy Moore, Charles McPhail, Earl Anderson and Roger Dale.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Carol Sue Parish Wilson, 1946 – 2020

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Carol Sue Parish Wilson passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Sharkey Issaquena Nursing Home. She was 74 years old.

She was born May 28, 1946, in Delta City, Mississippi. She graduated from Delta Beauty School in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1974. She was a licensed beautician for 40 years. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years. She was postmaster at the Delta City and Cary, Mississippi, post offices. She retired as postmaster of Cary in 2012.

She loved her grandchildren more than life itself.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Alice Parish, and her sisters Betty Stevens and Mattie Parish.

She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Hodges (David); her grandchildren Katy Hodges and Will Hodges; a niece Cindy Stevens McKay (Clifton); a nephew, Joseph Richard Stevens; and many cousins.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Hollandale Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include David Hodges, Jr., Wilson David Hodges, Joseph Richard Stevens, Joel Harvey Sandifer III, James Franklin Wilson and Larry Dale Wilson.

Rev. Sam Riddell will be officiating the service.

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Timothy Wayne Randall, 1954 – 2020

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Timothy Wayne Randall

Timothy Wayne Randall passed away Oct. 12, 2020, at the age of 66.

Timothy was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church. He attended H. V. Cooper High School. He lived in Vicksburg most of his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wayne Randall and Ruby Lucille Randall.

He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Rene Randall Campbell; son, Nathan Wayne Randall; sister, Elaine Randall English (Bill); grandsons Austin and Landon Kraemer; nephew, Cris Bessette; and niece, Evie Bessette.

A visitation will be Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home.

A graveside service will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Rev. Roger Cresswell officiating.

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Marion G. ‘Buster’ Cupp, 1926 – 2020

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Marion G. “Buster” Cupp passed away Oct. 13, 2020. He was 93.

Buster was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, on Oct. 25, 1926, the son of John F. and Bertha Ashley Cupp; he was one of 14 children. He had lived in Vicksburg since 1942. He worked for Davis Grill from 1943 to 1944 and again from 1947 to 1953; then for A&P from 1953 until 1988. He served in WWII in the South Pacific, 7th Division, 17th Regiment, Company K. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2572 and lifetime member of American Legion Post 3.

He is predeceased in death by his parents and all his siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary L. “Tippy” Cupp; daughters Janie Ruth Hollowell (Thomas) and Mary Ann Lockhart; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Due to Covid-19, the family is holding a private service.

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