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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.

Truong Trung Tran
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pass Christian.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Mr. Truong Trung Tran, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport. Mr. Tran was a native of Vietnam and had been a United States resident for 15 years. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Pass Christian. Survivors include his mother, Trong Hoang; and a brother, Thien Tran, both of Pass Christian. Visitation will be after 5:30 p.m. Friday at Riemann Funeral Home in Pass Christian. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery.

Anaise Andrea Albares
Funeral: Mass at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jacob Schoen and Son, 3827 Canal Street in New Orleans.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Anaise Andrea Cavalier Albares died on Monday, February 15, 1999, at 10:50 p.m. at her home in Bay St. Louis, MS. She was wife of the late Nicholas A. Albares Jr.; mother of Lois Albares Forest and the late MayBelle Theresa Albares Jones, Carlton Joseph Albares and Kelly Joseph Albares; sister of the late Henry Cavalier, Bertha Cavalier Sanchez, Edward Alexis Cavalier, Lucy Cavalier Morales, Noah Cavalier, John W. Cavalier, Perique Cavalier, Felicie Cavalier LeBlanc, Ann Cavalier Glynn and Clarence Cavalier Sr. Also survived by seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son, 3827 Canal Street in New Orleans, LA., on Thursday, February 18, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Albares to the Alzheimers Association preferred.

SMSgt. Robert W. Bonner Sr.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Sparkman Funeral Home Chapel in Richardson, Texas.
RICHARDSON, Texas - Retired U.S. Air Force SMSgt. Robert W. Bonner Sr. has left this life with family and friends to be with his Savior in God's Kingdom on February 12, 1999. He fought a long and courageous battle after suffering a heart attack and stroke in 1990. He very proudly served and defended his country with dignity for 46 years, 24 years with the U.S. Air Force and 22 years with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. He was a veteran of both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam era. Mr. Bonner was born on September 10, 1923, in Ferriday, Louisiana. Survivors include his beloved wife of 53 years, Anne; son, Robert W. Bonner Jr.; son, CMSgt. Gerald T. Bonner, U.S. Air Force and daughter-in-law, Claudia; son MSgt. James P. Bonner, U.S. Air Force; daughter, Barbara Khan and son-in-law, Najam; daughter, Kathleen Lane and son-in-law, Bruce; and daughter, Mary Shumway. Mr. Bonner has five loving grandchildren who will miss their Papaw, Joshua Bonner, Matthew Bonner, Jeanette Khan, Christina Shumway and Jennifer Lane. His sister, Lonita Mendoza, also survives Mr. Bonner. Daughter, Roberet Lou Bonner, preceded Mr. Bonner in death. Our beloved father and husband will be deeply missed by his loving family, for he has answered the final call to heaven. A family has had no greater love that the love of our husband and father. Mr. Bonner always had a smile and hug for everyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. May God bless his soul for he is finally home. Visitation will be at the Sparkman Funeral Home, Richardson, Texas on Wednesday, February 17, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 1999, at the Sparkman Funeral Home Chapel in Richardson. Interment will follow at the Restland Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Shepherd Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Richard L. Brousseau
Funeral: Graveside at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Biloxi National Cemetery.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Richard L. Brousseau, 54, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in Bay St. Louis. Mr. Brousseau was a native of New York and had been a resident of Bay St. Louis since 1986. He was of the Catholic faith and was a veteran of the Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Regina Oldinski Brousseau. Survivors include a brother, Robert F. Brousseau of Bay St. Louis; and a sister, Carol Ann Adams of Middlebury, Vt. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Biloxi National Cemetery. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas E. Brown
KILN - Mr. Thomas E. Brown, 44, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.

Evelyn Carroll
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Evelyn Carroll, 77, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Pascagoula. Mrs. Carroll was born July 14, 1921, in Eddyville, Ky., and had been a resident of Pascagoula for 30 years before moving to Richland. She returned to Pascagoula three months ago. She was a self-employed daycare worker. Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Carroll of Pascagoula; two sons, Ronald B. Carroll of San Diego and Rodger C. Moore of Richland; and two grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

Alvin Hammond Charlton Sr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
PASCAGOULA - Alvin Hammond Charlton Sr., 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Pascaogula. Mr. Charlton was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Pascagoula. He was a retired construction worker with Steamfitters Local 568 and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pascagoula and Masonic Lodge No. 419 since 1949. He was also a life member of American Legion and V.F.W. Mr. Charlton had served as commissioner of public works for the City of Pascaghoula, was building inspector from 1953 to 1961 and was assistant fire chief for the city in 1953. Survivors include five sons, Alvin H. Charlton Jr. of Escatawpa, Ricky L. Charlton, Rodney R. Charlton and Stephen A. Charlton, all of Pascagoula, and Alvin Benjamin Charlton of Mobile; two daughters, Donna Charloton Boroughs of Citronelle, Ala., and Debroah Chalton Howard of Pascagoula; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Pascagoula, with Masonic Rites.

Bettye Gallaway
OCEAN SPRINGS - Bettye Gallaway, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Gallaway was sent from the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi to Bayview Funeral Home in Foley, Ala., for services and burial.

Katherine Grimes
Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at Picayune Funeral Home.
BRIDGE CITY, La. - Katherine "Susan" Grimes, 42, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in New Orleans. Mrs. Grimes was a native of Chicago. She was a support manager for Wal-Mart and was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in West Wego, La. Survivors include her husband, Lyle B. Grimes; a daughter, Danielle Grimes, both of Bridge City; and three sisters, Mary Stevens, Julie Stevens and Donna Stevens, all of Boutte, La. A service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Picayune Funeral Home, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune.

Ross D. Howell
PASCAGOULA - Ross D. Howell, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Pascagoula. Arrangements are incomplete at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.

Almeta Olivia Knights
Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Biloxi.
D'IBERVILLE - Mrs. Almeta Olivia Knights, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in D'Iberville. Mrs. Knights was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Northfield, Miss., and had been a resident of Biloxi since 1950. She was a former employee of the Head Start program in Harrison County and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Biloxi. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Jackson; her parents, Connie and Henry Robinson; and two sisters, Josie Hudson and Evalina Robinson. Survivors include her husband, Roscoe Knights Sr.; three daughters, Helen Ramsey Gayden of Biloxi, Gwendolyn Tennyson of Los Angeles and Melanie Pittman of Pensacola; a son, Roscoe Knights Jr. of Biloxi; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi. A service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Bethel Baptist Church, with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Elizabeth Moore
NEW ORLEANS - Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, 78, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in New Orleans. Arrangements are incomplete at Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi.

Talbert Raymond North Sr.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Picayune Funeral Home.
PICAYUNE - Talbert Raymond North Sr., 82, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Houston, Texas. Mr. North was a native of Baltimore. He was a retired candlemaker and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include three sons, Talbert North Jr. of Houston, David North of North Carolina and Bruce North of Picayune; a daughter, Pamela North of Houston; two brothers, Raymond North and Ken North, both of Baltimore; a sister, Marian Morgan of West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 tonight at Picayune Funeral Home. A service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune.

Owen Thackara Palmer Jr.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church.
GULFPORT - Owen Thackara Palmer Jr., prominent Gulfport attorney, died Monday, February 15, 1999, at Memorial Hospital. Born July 15, 1920, he was the son of the late Owen Thackara Palmer and the late Lulu Barksdale Palmer of Gulfport. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Jost; and a brother, Jack Robertson. He is survived by his widow, Joanne Melton Palmer; two daughters, Jan Palmer Noll of Atlanta and Genie Palmer of Yazoo City; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Dean Noll and Harold Owen Noll, both of Atlanta. Mr. Palmer graduated as valedictorian of his Gulfport High School class and summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi. At Ole Miss, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, social fraternity, and a member of the following honorary societies: ODK, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Kappa Pi, and Phi Delta Phi. He was a contributing editor and columnist for the university newspaper. Assistant editor of the Law Journal, he was author of several articles. As a part-time faculty member, he taught American History. An officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Palmer was executive officer of the USS C.K. Bronson, a destroyer in combat in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. In a distinguished legal career, he was attorney for the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport School Board for 35 years, and was presently serving as attorney for the Harrison County Library System. The Owen Palmer Board Room of the Gulfport Separate School District honors his many years of service. Beginning his law practice with Eaton and Cottrell, he opened a private practice in 1949. Partnerships with Judge William L. Steward and Judge Edward Gaines ended when one partner was elected to the bench and the other appointed federal bankruptcy judge. At the time of his death, Mr. Palmer was Of Counsel to the law firm of Perry and Murr in Gulfport. Among many civic and community activities, he served as peewee football coach at East Ward School for many years. In a long career of public service, Mr. Palmer held many positions of leadership, including vestry member and Senior Warden, St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church; Commodore, Gulfport Yacht Club; president, Harrison County Bar Association; member, Mississippi State Bar; Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation; member, American Bar Association; president, Mississippi Safety Council; board member, Mississippi State Mental Health Association; president, The Century Club; longtime member, Coast Chamber education committee; and Paul Harris Fellow, Gulfport Rotary Club. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, where friends may call 30 minutes before service time. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, state or local mental health associations, or the Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Gulfport School Excellence).

Henry Richards Jr.
Funeral: Graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday in Coalville Cemetery.
GULFPORT - Henry "H.R." Richards Jr., 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Richards was a native and lifelong resident of Gulfport. He graduated from Gulfport High School and was a commercial shrimper. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Richards Sr. and Ollie Bufkin Richards; and a son, Donald H. Richards. Survivors include a sister, Doris Richard Jones of Gulfport; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thurday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport. A procession will leave the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. for graveside services at 2 p.m. in Coalville Cemetery.

Clifford Roland Jr.
Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Picayune Funeral Home.
PICAYUNE - Clifford Roland Jr., 62, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Picayune. Mr. Roland was a native of Aurora, Ind. He was retired from Lee's Pallet Service and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Mary Roland of Picayune. A service will be at 1 p.m. today at Picayune Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours before service time. Burial will be in Gipson Cemetery in Carriere.

Anselm Prentiss Russell Jr.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Anselm Prentiss Russell Jr., 78, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Russell was a native of Pinola, Miss., and had been a longtime Gulfport resident. He was a graduate of Magee High School and was a veteran of World War II in Merchant Marine Corps as Purser and Hospital Corpsman. He retired as superintendent for S.E. Terminals in Collins and was a member of Gulfport Elks Lodge. Mr. Russell was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gulfport. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dustin (Roxanne) Howell of Gautier; and a sister, Mrs. B.G. (Mary Joyce) Lacrouts of Kenner, La. A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue in Gulfport, where friends may call an hour before service time.

Edna O. Seymour
Funeral: Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Ocean Springs.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Edna O. Seymour, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Biloxi. Mrs. Seymour was born in Rayville, La., and had been a longtime resident of Jackson County. She was retired from E.R. Moore (presently Swingster), where she was employed as floor supervisor. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Ocean Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Seymour; a son, Arnold Seymour; and her parents, Luther and Vinnie Adair Cowart. Survivors include a son, Gerald "Jerry" Seymour of St. Martin; a daughter, Elba Smolcich of Ocean Springs; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:50 a.m. Thursday for a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, with burial in Ryan Family Cemetery in St. Martin.

Randall R. Smith
Funeral: Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
GULFPORT - Randall R. "Randy" Smith, 52, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Smith was born in Biloxi and remained a lifelong resident. He was employed with the Grand Casino of Gulfport as a poker room manager. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Smith; his maternal grandmother, Clara Strong; his maternal grandfather, Rupert Strong; and his paternal grandfather, Laurent "Static" Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Robbie Ann Smith of Biloxi; two sons, Randall Smith Jr. of Hawaii and Nicholas Smith of Luling, La.; his father and stepmother, Willie Smith Sr. and Carol Smith of LaCombe, La.; two sisters, Judy Smith Tauzin and her husband, Dennis A. Tauzin, of Metairie, LA., and Sue Broussard and her husband, Zizzy Broussard, of Biloxi, Miss.; a brother, Willie Smith Jr. and his wife, Glenna Smith, of Ama, La.; and his grandmother, Angeline Smith of Biloxi, Miss. Visitation will be Thursday, February 18, 1999, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 1999, for Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

Virginia Albritton Smith
GULFPORT - Mrs. Virginia Albritton Smith, 60, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport.

Donald Williams Stewart
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis.
DIAMONDHEAD - Donald Williams Stewart, 67, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Bay St. Louis. Mr. Stewart was a native of Denver and had been a resident of Diamondhead for the past four years. He was a member of the Diamondhead Community Church and the Diamondhead Men's Golf Association. Before his retirement, he was a repersentative with Ingall's Shipbuilding in Yokosuka, Japan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Gladys Klett Stewart; a brother, Lawrence Stewart; and a sister, Betty Parker. Survivors include his wife, Rachel R. Stewart of Diamondhead; five sons, Ed Stewart of Greensboro, N.C., Tom Stewart of Cary, N.C., Bill Stewart of Pascagoula, Bart Bartlett of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Frank Bartlett of Shiloh, Ill.; and nine grandchildren. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula. The family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6358, Gulfport, MS 39506.

Delton Lee Varnado
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel.
PICAYUNE - Delton Lee Varnado, 72, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Slidell. Mr. Varnado was a native of Lyman. He was a member of New Palestine Baptist Church in Picayune and was a mechanic for Kaiser Aluminum. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Varnado of Picayune; two sons, Ronnie Varnado of Birmingham, Ala., and Charles Varnado of Picayune; two daughters, Diane Miller and Darlene Adams, both of Picayune; a brother, James Varnado of Jackson; a sister, Christine Stevens of Farmington, Maine; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Picayune Funeral Home. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with burial in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune.

Laura Warden
N. BILOXI - Laura Warden, 11, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Biloxi. Arrangements are incomplete at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Bilxoi.


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