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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

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Florence Dorothy Colburn
Funeral: 1 p.m. today at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Mrs. Florence Dorothy Colburn, 74, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Colburn was born in Dorchester, Mass., and was a graduate of Dorchester High School for Girls. She was formerly employed with Keystone Camera in Boston and Bostonian Shoes in Whitman, Mass. She had been a resident of Ocean Springs for the past 25 years. She was a member of TOPS in Ocean Springs where she was the 1991 Charm and Beauty Queen of Mississippi. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Ocean Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Madeline Patterson; a sister, Althea Cooper; and three brothers, Charles Patterson Jr., Herman Patterson, and William "Billy" Patterson. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Hugh Colburn of Ocean Springs; two daughters, Candice Colburn Crespo of LaCombe, La., and Melanie Florence Cook of Baton Rouge; three sons, Paul Allen Colburn Sr. of Abington, Mass., Richard Hugh Colburn of Destin, Fla., and Jeffrey Lemoine Colburn of Martinez, Ga.; two sisters, Madeline Gallant of King of Pressia, Pa., and Mildred McGuiness of Uxbridge, Mass.; a brother, George Patterson of Tucson, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A service will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with burial in Crestlawn Cemetery.

Lunnie M. Cuevas
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at the home of Vercie Mae Cuevas.
KILN - Lunnie M. Cuevas, 65, of the Standard-Dedeaux Community, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Gulfport. Mrs. Cuevas was a native and lifelong resident of Hancock County. He was a member of Wolfe Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by his parents, Burdice Joseph and Emma Perkins Rester. Survivors include her husband, Barney Cuevas of the Standard-Dedeaux Community; three sons, Feddie Cuevas of Lakeshore and Prentice Cuevas and Austion Cuevas, both of Standard-Dedeaux; four daughters, Emily Head of DeLisle, Linda Huskey, Wanda Peterson and Arleane Cuevas, all of Standard-Dedeaux; a brother, Burdice Rester of Standard-Dedeaux; three sisters, Carolyn Castawon of Lizana, Vercie Mae Cuevas and Jannie Powe, both of Standard-Dedeaux; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at the residence of Vercie Mae Cuevas, 25069 Road 203, Standard-Dedeaux Community. Burial will be in Wolfe Creek Cemetery in Hancock County. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Edwards Jr.
Funeral: Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH - Jack "J.P." Edwards Jr., 75, a resident of Long Beach since 1965, died Monday, November 30, 1998, in Long Beach. Mr. Edwards was born in Poplarville, to Annie Odom Edwards and Jacob Edwards on January 17, 1923. He worked for Colonial Baking Company 28 years as a salesman and supervisor in Gulfport and Hattiesburg. After retiring from Colonial, he went to work for HBG Coffee Co. of Mobile, Ala., on the Coast. After 10 years with the coffee company, he went to work for the City of Long Beach as security guard at the Long Beach Harbor, where he worked for 10 years. He was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach. Mr. Edwards leaves his wife, Mary Forte Edwards, after 57 years of married life; his children, Jack P. Edwards III of Pascagoula, Charles "Chuck" M. Edwards of Laurel, Bridget Pickering of Long Beach, Charlotte Marie Nealy of Gulfport; nine grandchildren, Melanie Ann Davila, Stephanie Faucet, Gina Edwards, Jack Paul Edwards, Christopher Pickering, Katie M. Boren, Chase Edwards, Cameron Edwards and Chad Gray; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Purdy and Jacob Faucet. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight, December 2, at the Riemann Funeral Home in Long Beach. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:50 a.m. Thursday and will go to St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach for the celebration of the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. A committal service will be at 2 p.m. in Highland Park Cemetery in Hattiesburg.

Shelton Graves
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Riley Chapel United Methodist Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Shelton Graves, 87, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Graves was a member of Riley Chapel United Methodist Church in Gulfport, where he was a member of The Methodist Men, Church School and was a former member of Trustees and Building Committee. He also worked for the Gulfport V.A. for 39 years, receiving three service pins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lorenza Graves. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Lewis Graves of Gulfport; and a goddaughter, Tara Johnson Thomas of Fayetteville, N.C. He was cared for by Jacquelyn Wells Johnson, Phillip Johnson Jr. and Barney Ray, all of Gulfport. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riley Chapel United Methodist Church, where friends may call an hour before service time. J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Lennie Lois Johnson
Funeral: Memorial at 3 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel in Long Beach.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Lennie Lois Johnson, 63, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Biloxi. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Jackson and had been a Coast resident for 18 years. She was a retired salesperson for TG&Y. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louvoice and Edrina Hardacre Varner. Survivors include her husband, Willard T. Johnson of Gulfport; three daughters, Cindy Schuller of Gulfport, Kim Avery of Long Beach and Valarie Cusick of Waveland; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel in Long Beach. The family prefers memorials to National Kidney Foundation of Mississippi, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson MS 39296-9953.

Willie Mae Magee
BILOXI - Mrs. Willie Mae Magee, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in Biloxi. Arrangements are incomplete at Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi.

Annie F. Mallett
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
D'IBERVILLE - Annie F. Mallett, 79, of D'Iberville, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in D'Iberville. Mrs. Mallett has lived on the Coast for 46 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Mallett; and her parents, Joseph and Mary Fenech. Survivors include three sons, Glenn A. Mallett, Craig S. Mallett and Vernon L. Mallett, all of D'Iberville; one brother, James Fenech of New Orleans; one niece, Ann Meyer of New Orleans; and one granddaughter, Amber Mallett of Lake Oswego, Ore. A service will be at 11 a.m. today, December 2, 1998, at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Swetman Cemetery. The family prefers that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society, 182-A DeBuys Road, Biloxi MS 39531.

Michael D. Mandel
Funeral: 8 p.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Michael D. "Mad Dog" Mandel, 36, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Mandel was a native of San Antonio and had been a resident of Gulfport since 1974. He was the first quadriplegic in the world to skydive, making a total of 24 jumps. He was also the first quadriplegic to have a Class A sky-diving license. He attended River of Life Church of God in Gulfport. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mandel. Survivors include his mother, June Mandel of Gulfport; his father, David Mandel of Pass Christian; his stepfather, John Oglialoro of Lyman; a brother, Michael Oglialoro of Pass Christian; a sister, Becky Mandel Drounette of Gulfport; and his grandparents, A.H. and Medair Ellis of Harlingen, Texas, and Lorraine Beecher of Stockdale, Texas. A service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, where friends may call two hours before service time. The family prefers memorials to River of Life Church of God, 14185 John Clark Road, Gulfport MS 39503.

Zoeia Eva McCulloch
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Zoeia Eva LaFontaine McCulloch, 85, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Bay St. Louis. Mrs. McCulloch was a native of Lakeshore. She was a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis and was a member of the Bay St. Louis Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor Henry Schwartz Sr.; her second husband, Samuel Ray McCulloch; and her parents, Forest Joseph and Mary Lucy Plove LaFontaine. Survivors include a son, Victor Henry Schwartz Jr; a daughter, Lydia E. "Sunny" Schwartz Stafford, both of Bay St. Louis; a brother, Charles Joseph LaFontaine of Petal; three sisters, Elizabeth Estapa, Jeanette Wiggins and Patricia Boyd, all of Bay St. Louis; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Bay St. Louis.

R.D. Richardson
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church in Lumberton.
LUMBERTON - Mr. R.D. Richardson, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in Hattiesburg. Mr. Richardson was a native of the Rose Hill Community in Brookhaven. He was a retired self employed carpenter and served during World War II in the Army. He was ordained in 1982 and was a member of Sweet Beulah Baptist Church in Lumberton, where he served as a Sunday School teacher. Mr. Richardson was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 696. Survivors include his wife, Voncille Burns Richardson of Lumberton; four sons, Billy ''Mary'' Richardson of Amite, La., Michael ''Abby'' Richardson of Wiggins, Robert Lee Richardson of Lumberton and James Edward Richardson of Atlanta; five daughters, Virgie Marie Jarvis of Newellton, La., Mable ''Johnny'' Myles, Cora ''Rev. Rogers'' Rogers and Connie Richardson, all of Lumberton, Pamela Fairley of Wiggins; two sisters, Wessie Mae Harris of McKinney, Texas and Mardessie Moore Richardson of Brookhaven; two brothers, M.C. Richardson of Velma, La., and R.F. Richardson of Hammons, La.; 28 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church. A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in Love Quarters Cemetery in Lumberton. White Funeral Home in Lumberton is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Mark Schroeder Sr.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at a later date.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Richard Mark Schroeder Sr., 63, of Bay St. Louis died Saturday, November 28, 1998, in Bay St. Louis. Mr. Schroeder was a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., and had been a resident of Bay St. Louis. He was a member of the Bay St. Louis Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rosebell Pilon Schroeder; and two brothers, Robert H. Schroeder and Edward Schroeder. Survivors include a son, Richard M. Schroeder II of Hattiesburg; a daughter-in-law, Valerie M. Schroeder of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Kim Yvonne Schroeder of Bay St. Louis; a brother, Jack L. Schroeder of Waggaman, La.; a sister, Geraldine Poggi of Troy, Mich.; and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

CPO John M. Strak
Funeral: Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Ocean Springs.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Retired U.S. Navy CPO John M. Strak, 65, died Monday, November 30, 1998, in Ocean Springs. CPO Strak had been a resident of the community for 19 years. He retired after 24 years in the U.S. Navy and worked for Sherwin Williams in Middletown, Rhode Island, and for Ingalls Shipbuilding. Mr. Strak also retired from CDI Marine. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Strak of Ocean Springs; four sons, Michael John Strak of Tiverton, R.I., Mark James Strak, Mitchell Jay Strak and Martin Jeri Strak, all of Ocean Springs; his mother, Lois R. Strak of Sheboygan, Wisc.; a sister, Janet Green of Green Bay, Wisc.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation will be Thursday, December 3, 1998, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. Friday, December 4, 1998, there will be an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, where friends may call an hour prior to service. Concelebrants will be Father Bernard Farrell and Father Mike Nance. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial park, with full military honors. The family prefers memorials to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 502 Jackson Avenue, Ocean Springs MS 39564.

James Aubrey Swords
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - James Aubrey Swords, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Swords was a native of the Gulf Coast and a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an Army veteran and was an engineer for Phillips 66. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Ocie Otis Swords. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Swords; his mother, Wilmuth Rankin Swords of Long Beach; three sons, Mark Bain and Jeffery Bain, all of Gulfport, and David Bain of Austin, Texas; a brother, William Swords of Baldwin; two sisters, Stella Weathersby of Tupelo and Nancy Hopkins of Fairfield, Ohio. A service will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association.

Virginia Elaine Thompson
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Virginia Elaine Thompson, 64, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Thompson was born in Petal and had been a resident of the Coast for the past 33 years. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Ocean Springs. She was preceded in death by her father, Troy C. Beech; and a brother, David Ray Beech. Survivors include her husband, Charles F. Thompson Jr. of Ocean Springs; three sons, Charles F. Thompson III of Oklahoma City, Okla., Troy A. Thompson of Gulfport and Robert J. Thompson of Ocean Springs; her mother, Violet Leo Beech of Moss Point; three sisters, Mavis Carol Willis of Moss Point, Linda Nell Bartley of Clinton, Miss., and Victoria Louise Mixon of Lucedale; and two grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes, where friends may call an hour before service time.

Florence Dorothy Colburn Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. OCEAN SPRINGS - Mrs. Florence Dorothy Colburn, 74, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Colburn was born in Dorchester, Mass., and was a graduate of Dorchester High School for Girls. She was formerly employed with Keystone Camera in Boston and Bostonian Shoes in Whitman, Mass. She had been a resident of Ocean Springs for the past 25 years. She was a member of T.O.P.S. in Ocean Springs where she was the 1991 Charm and Beauty Queen of Mississippi. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Ocean Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Madeline Patterson; a sister, Althea Cooper; and three brothers, Charles Patterson Jr., Herman Patterson, and William "Billy" Patterson. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Hugh Colburn of Ocean Springs; two daughters, Candice Colburn Crespo of LaCombe, La., and Melanie Florence Cook of Baton Rouge; three sons, Paul Allen Colburn Sr. of Abington, Mass., Richard Hugh Colburn of Destin, Fla., and Jeffrey Lemoine Colburn of Martinez, Ga.; two sisters, Madeline Gallant King of Pressia, Pa., and Mildred McGuiness of Uxbridge, Mass.; a brother, George Patterson of Tucson, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Crestlawn Cemetery.

Lunnie M. Cuevas
KILN - Lunnie M. Cuevas, 65, of the Standard-Dedeaux Community, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Gulfport. Mrs. Cuevas was a native and lifelong resident of Hancock County. She was a member of Wolfe Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Burdice Joseph and Emma Perkins Rester. Survivors include her husband, Barney Cuevas of the Standard-Dedeaux Community; three sons, Feddie Cuevas of Lakeshore and Prentice Cuevas and Austion Cuevas, both of Standard-Dedeaux; four daughters, Emily Head of DeLisle, Linda Huskey, Wanda Peterson and Arleane Cuevas, all of Standard-Dedeaux; a brother, Burdice Rester of Standard-Dedeaux; three sisters, Carolyn Castawon of Lizana, Vercie Mae Cuevas and Jannie Powe, both of Standard-Dedeaux; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of Vercie Mae Cuevas, 25069 Road 203, Standard-Dedeaux Community, where friends may call from noon until service time. Burial will be in Wolfe Creek Cemetery in Hancock County. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Dedeaux
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephens Catholic Church in DeLisle.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Mary E. Dedeaux, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Gulfport. Mrs. Dedeaux was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in DeLisle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Dedeaux; a son, Harry Dedeaux Jr.; her parents, Jerry and Rosaline Ausmer; a sister; and six brothers. Survivors include three sons, Larry Dedeaux of Evanston, Ill., Curly Dedeaux and Michael Dedeaux, both of DeLisle; eight daughters, Sanovia Hartzog and Jane Hamilton, both of Chicago; Eunice Dedeaux, Dorothy Smith, Deborah Tate, Rachel Kately, Beverly Dedeaux and Marilyn Thomas, all of DeLisle; a brother, James W. Merrill of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters, Ellen Martin of DeLisle, Velma Bradley of Pass Christian and Rosaline Ausmer of Chicago; 39 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephens Catholic Church with burial in St. Stephens Cemetery. J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Ada Arlene M. Egan
Funeral: Graveside at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Bay St. Louis.
PEARLINGTON - Ada Arlene M. Egan, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Picayune. Mrs. Egan was a native of Hope, Ark., and a resident of Pearlington for the past 40 years. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis and was secretary/treasurer of Crown Equipment Company in Bay St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Egan; two sons, Jay Egan and Buckley Egan; and her parents, James Henry and Clara Tally Martin. Survivors include a son, Dan M. Egan of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Myrle Brewer and Florence Werts, both of Houston, TX; and three grandchildren, Courtney Egan, Walter Egan and Chris Egan. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 1998, at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Bay St. Louis. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter, P.O. Box 4361, Biloxi, MS 39535-4361.

Tom Evans
GULFPORT - Mr. Tom Evans, 61, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Evans was sent from J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport to Progressive Funeral Home in Newton for services and burial.

Shelton Graves
GULFPORT - Mr. Shelton Graves, age unavailable, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Vardaman Griffith
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Caney Baptist Church.
LUMBERTON - Mr. Vardaman Griffith, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Hattiesburg. Mr. Griffith was a member of Caney Baptist Church and was a mason with the Purvis Lodge #434. He was a self-employed roofer and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Griffith. Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Gipson of Lumberton, Ralene Ball of Columbia and Nanette Davis of Purvis; six sons, Mike Dear, Ronnie Griffith and Donnie Griffith, all of Lumberton, Rickey Dear of Purvis, Wayland Griffith of Meridian and Maxwell Ray Griffith Clayton of Hattiesburg; a sister, Christine Griffith of Hattiesburg; a brother, Lonnie Griffith of Seminary; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 11 tonight at Caney Baptist Church in Lumberton. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial in the church cemetery. White Funeral Home in Lumberton is in charge of arrangements.

Vera C. Hogan
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Greaves Mortuary in Keokuk, Iowa.
GULFPORT - Vera C. Hogan, 88, of 901 West Birch Dr., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Hogan was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Reardan, Wash. She had been a longtime resident of Burlington, Iowa, before residing in Gulfport. She had been a bookkeeper for the Buick and Pontiac dealerships in Keokuk and later was employed for Hawkeye Motors in Burlington. She was an Avon representative. She was a 1973 graduate of LaSalle University where she received a degree in interior decorating. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maude Louise Horner Fisher; a brother, Charles S. Fisher; and a grandson, Robbie Fisher. Survivors include her husband, William B. Hogan; a son, William R. Fisher; a daughter, Bonnie C. Furniss, all of Gulfport; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greaves Mortuary in Keokuk. A service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Keokuk Catholic Cemetery.

Jasper A. Kennington
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Jasper A. "Ken" Kennington, 66, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Kennington was a native of Lancaster, S.C., and a resident of the Coast for 35 years. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War and was retired from the Air Force and the U.S. Postal Service. He was a life member of the VFW, past VFW Commander, First District Junior Vice Commander, life member of the MOC, past SEAM Squirrel Supreme 6th District Mississippi State Representative, and member of the Grey Beards. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emile Kennington; his father, Percy J. Kennington; and a sister, Lucille Kellams. Survivors include a longtime companion, Maudie Wisniewski of Gulfport; his mother, Thelma Bass of Beaumont, Texas; two daughters, Mary Landrum of Saucier and Peggy Arrenburg of Natchitoches, La.; two sisters, Betty Rich of Beaumont and Hazel Taylor of Lancaster; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Coalville Cemetery in Woolmarket. The family prefers memorials to VFW National Home Post 3937, Long Beach.

Robert P. Lanning
Funeral: Graveside at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Biloxi National Cemetery.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Robert P. Lanning, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Biloxi after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Ann Lanning of Orange Beach; two daughters, Linda Ausburn of Gulf Shores, Ala., and Shirley Rosaneu of Amherst, Ohio; two sons, Robert P. Lanning Jr. of Huntington Valley, Pa., and Kenneth Lanning of Fairless Hills, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Biloxi National Cemetery. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

Annie F. Mallett
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
D'IBERVILLE - Annie F. Mallett, 79, of D'Iberville, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in D'Iberville. Mrs. Mallett has lived on the Coast for 46 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Mallett; her parents, Joseph and Mary Fenech; a brother, Johnny Fenech. Survivors include three sons, Glenn A. Mallett, Craig S. Mallett and Vernon L. Mallett, all of D'Iberville; one brother, James Fenech of New Orleans, LA; one niece, Ann Meyer of New Orleans, LA; and one granddaughter, Amber Mallett of Lake Oswego, Oregon. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 1998, at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Swetman Cemetery. Memorials should be sent to the American Cancer Society, 182-A DeBuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531.

Michael D. Mandel
Funeral: 8 p.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Michael D. "Mad Dog" Mandel, 36, of Gulfport, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Mandel was a native of San Antonio and a resident of Gulfport since 1974. He was the first quadraplegic in the world to skydive, making a total of 24 jumps. He was also the first quadraplegic to have a Class A sky diving license. He was an artist and attended River of Life Church of God in Gulfport. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Max and Viola Mandel; and a brother, Kenneth Mandel. Survivors include his mother, June Mandel of Gulfport; his father, David Mandel of Pass Christian; his stepfather, John Oglialoro of Lyman; a brother, Michael Oglialoro of Pass Christian; a sister, Becky Mandel Drounette of Gulfport; and his grandparents, A.H. and Medair Ellis of Harlingen, TX, and Lorraine Beecher of Stockdale, TX. A service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, where friends may call two hours before service time. Memorials may be made to River of Life Church of God, 14185 John Clark Road, Gulfport, MS 39503.

Zoeia McCulloch
BAY ST. LOUIS - Zoeia McCulloch, 85, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Bay ST. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.

Mathew J. Raigan
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville.
POPLARVILLE - Mr. Mathew J. Raigan, 55, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Poplarville. Mr. Raigan was a commercial fish spotter, diver and boat and airplane designer. He attended Juniper Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Wanda C. Raigan of Poplarville; three sons, Travis Raigan of Ohio, Preston Raigan and Mathew Raigan II, both of Venice, La.; three daughters, Bridgett Raigan of Buras, La., Melissa Raigan of Hammond, La., and Elizabeth Raigan of Poplarville; his mother, Pearl Boudreaux of Westwego, La.; three sisters, Naomi Boudreaux, Ruth Boudreaux and Rebecca Boudreaux; four brothers, Nathan Bordreaux and Ray Bordreaux, all of Marrero, La., John Bordreaux of Virginia and David Bordreaux of Algiers, La; and five grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville where friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Poplarville.

Mildred Mae Salters
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home, 505 Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH - Mrs Mildred Mae Beech Salters, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Gulfport. Mrs. Salters was a native of Long Beach. She was a homemaker and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Long Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Ida Beech; a granddaughter, Jennifer Salters; and two sisters, Mert M. Hammons and Sue Beech. Survivors include her husband, Rube Salters; a son, Thomas Salters, both of Long Beach; two daughters, Judy Durel of Long Beach and Patsy Capers of Saucier; two sisters, Joyce Alexander of Long Beach and Evertta Franke of Riceville; a brother, Billy Beech of Gulfport; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Riemann Funeral Home, 505 Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach. A service will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home, with graveside services to follow in Allen Cemetery, 28th Street in Long Beach.

Richard Mark Schroeder Sr.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Richard Mark Schroeder Sr., 63, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Bay St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.

James Aubrey Swords
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - James Aubrey Swords, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Swords was a native of the Gulf Coast and a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an Army veteran and was an engineer for Phillips 66. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Ocie Otis Swords. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Swords; three sons, Mark Bain and Jeffery Bain, all of Gulfport, and David Bain of Austin, Texas; a brother, William Swords of Baldwin; two sisters, Stella Weathersby of Tupelo and Nancy Hopkins of Fairfield, Ohio. A service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association.

Jacob Welch Jr.
GULFPORT - Mr. Jacob Welch Jr., 65, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Hartwell's Christian Mortuary in Gulfport.

Deloshie Wortham
Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro.
GULFPORT - Deloshie Wortham, 82, of 5211 Arkansas Ave., died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Gulfport. Mrs. Wortham was a native of Simpson County and was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Wortham. A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi City Cemetery. Richmond's Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.


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