Lillie D. Hay passed away on Dec. 2, 2019, at the age of 60.
Lillie was born in Yazoo City on Feb. 1, 1959 the daughter of Thomas Davis and Josephine Cocker Davis. She has made Vicksburg her home since 1993. During the last years of her life she was cared for by her son Thomas and his wife Tabatha and her friend Harvey Gary, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Alton Hay; brothers Franklin Bill Davis and Kenneth Davis and a sister Hazel Williams.
She is survived by her sons Thomas Prestage (Tabatha) and Luther Ray Prestage, Jr.; her daughter Mary Jo Prestage; sisters, Gloria McDaniel and Annie Chunn; brothers John Davis, James Davis, Hardy Davis; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and her friend Harvey Gary, Jr.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, from noon until 4 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home.
Steve Dennis, 1948 – 2019
Steve was born on Oct. 3, 1948, in Vicksburg, Miss., to the late Paul and Mary Dennis.
After graduating from Delta State University in 1972, Steve went to work with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. During his 38-year career there, he held many management positions with his final position being director of complex claims. He was an active member of many prestigious insurance committees in the southeast region and very well respected in the insurance industry.
Steve enjoyed golfing, going to the beach and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and always put family first. He will be remembered for his genuine smile, infectious laugh and entertaining stories. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Dennis. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara Dennis; his two daughters, Amy D’Alexander (Jim) of Atlanta, Ga., and KC Paulk (Stuart) of Columbia, S.C.; and his five grandchildren Ava, Cade and Mary D’Alexander, and Carson and Ethan Paulk; his brother Ronald Dennis (Helen) of Birmingham, Ala.; his nephews Ronald Dennis Jr., Michael Dennis (Sarah) and Cameron Dennis (Ashley); niece Ashley Bryant (Bud); sister in law JoAnn Smith (Woody); and many great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Dennis, Michael Dennis, Cameron Dennis, Jim D’Alexander, Stuart Paulk and Andy Gibson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Ethan Paulk, Cade D’Alexander, Ken Grogan, Dean Andrews, Mike Corbin, Jerry Hall, John Chambers and John Prewitt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ruth Ivy McDonald, 1932 – 2019
Ruth Ivy McDonald was born Nov. 26, 1932, to Blanche and William Parsons in Franklin County, Mississippi. She grew up in a family of five sisters and six brothers in Church Hill, Miss. She went to her heavenly reward Dec. 3, 2019.
Ruth was married to James Edward McDonald for 65 years. They were best friends and had a beautiful life together. She is survived by her husband James; son Michael Edward McDonald (Debbie); daughters Becky Lynn Etheridge (Ronnie), Nancy Irene Hicks (Tim); son Bobby Lee McDonald (Patty); daughters Sally Ann Pickett (Steven), and Amy Patricia Emerson (James). She is loved by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ruth was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, sister, aunt and gramma to many children.
Ruth loved to garden with her grandchildren. she enjoyed cooking, especially with her grandchildren. She loved to sew clothes and made many Disney princess ballgowns for her granddaughters and great granddaughters. Ruth enjoyed coffee and spending time with her family on her wrap-around porch and sharing stories about her family and days gone by. Ruth loved the Lord and sharing her testimonies about the Lord. She enjoyed feeding her birds and hummingbirds and watch them every day. Ruth lived a long, beautiful life and was quick to share her sweet laugh and kind heart. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Glenwood Funeral Home with services in the chapel at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bryan Abel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Aubrey Graves, Joshua McDonald, Matthew McDonald, Garrett Graves Toby Graves, and Will Pickett. Honorary pallbearers will be great grandsons.
Mrs. Thomas B. Forbes, Jr., 1928-2019
Mrs. Thomas B. Forbes, Jr. passed away on Nov. 23, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. She was 91 years of age.
Her husband, Thomas B. (Tom Boy) Forbes, Jr. (a former sheriff of Marion County) predeceased her, as did her only daughter Karla McDaniel of Purvis and two of her sons: Patrick Forbes and Michael Forbes of Warren County.
She is survived by two sons: Jeffrey Forbes and Thomas Forbes, both of Warren County. All family members were formerly residents of Marion County. She is also survived by her brother, Gordon Cotton, of Warren County.
Mrs. Forbes, nee Marguerite Jean Cotton, grew up in south Warren County and attended Jett High School in Vicksburg from which she graduated as the Valedictorian. She met her husband, Thomas, when he was employed at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Ways Experiment Station in Vicksburg. After their marriage they moved to Columbia, Miss., where her husband and his brothers established the Forbes Motor Company. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by Jeffrey and Thomas.
Services will be held at Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia, Miss., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Reverend Cory Odom officiating.
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