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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

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Ernest A. Amos Jr.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Mr. Ernest A. "Ernie" Amos Jr., 48, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Ocean Springs. Mr. Amos had been a lifelong resident of the community and was a self-employed carpenter. He was a 1970 graduate of St. Martin High School and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Alvin Amos Sr. Survivors include his mother, Floy Lee Basque Amos; a sister, Mrs. Darrell "Sandra" Amos Fore; and a brother, Phillip Amos, all of Ocean Springs. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home. A service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Basque Cemetery.

Dillard Tre' Von De' Aundrae Anderson
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Dillard Tre' Von De' Aundrae Anderson, 2 months, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Pascagoula. He was born July 11, 2000, in Pascagoula. Survivors include his mother, Phelecia Nettles of Gautier; his father, Draper Anderson of Biloxi; his stepfather, Bobby Lee Williams; a brother, Michaiah Nettles of Gautier; and his grandparents, Vannessa Nettles of Gautier and Charlean Anderson of Biloxi. A service will be at 10 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Pascagoula where friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in First Baptist Church Cemetery in Escatawpa.

Myrtle Lee Askew
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel in Picayune.
PICAYUNE - Myrtle Lee Askew, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, in Slidell, La. Mrs. Askew was a native of Hertford, N.C., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Picayune. Survivors include her husband, James Askew of Picayune; a daughter, Yvonne Crook of Carriere; two sons, James Richard Askew of Dallas and Alvin Askew of Austin, Texas; four sisters, Marguerite Gray and Fannie Colson, both of Elizabeth City, N.C., Bettie Boyce and Evelyn Overton, both of Hertford; two brothers, Wayland Cartwright of Elizabeth City and Fenton Cartwright of Hertford; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in New Palestine Cemetery.

John H. Foster
Funeral: Noon today at the First Baptist Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - John H. Foster, 72, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Foster was born June 10, 1928, in Concord, N.C. He attended North Carolina State and was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a bachelor of science degree in math. He was employed for many years in civil service at Keesler Air Force Base and was employed as a Southeastern Conference Football referee. After retirement he was employed as a real estate agent for McGuire Homes in Gulfport. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and was an usher and member of the First Baptist Church in Gulfport. He was a member of the Gulfport Exchange Club and the Great Southern Golf Club and supported Feed My Sheep. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee J. Foster and Iva Motley Foster; and a brother, W.R. Foster. Survivors include a son, Barry Foster of Gulfport; a daughter, Amy F. Shelton of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, L.J. Foster; a sister, Arvonia Cochran, both of Concord; his stepmother, Nellie Love Foster of Kannapolis, N.C.; and two granddaughters. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport. A service will be at noon today at the First Baptist Church in Gulfport, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Biloxi National Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to Feed My Sheep, P.O. Box 6883, Gulfport, MS 39506.

William L. Kingston
BILOXI - William L. Kingston, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Biloxi. Mr. Kingston was a native of Galveston, Texas, and had been a resident of Biloxi for 25 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea and retired after 20 years of service. He was a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Kingston. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Kingston of Hong Kong, Karen Conant and Angela Crews, both of St. Peters, Mo.; a brother, Bob Kingston; a sister, Mary Violet Patswald, both of Independence, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Riemann Memorial Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

Lester Clarence Lashley
Funeral: 6 p.m. Thursday at Victory Full Gospel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs.
BILOXI - Mr. Lester Clarence "Yank" Lashley, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Biloxi. Mr. Lashley was born May 13, 1919, in Thibodeaux, La., and attended Nichols Colored High School in Biloxi. He retired from Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant in Biloxi as a waiter after 31 years of service and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Victory Full Gospel Baptist Church in Ocean Springs where he served as a deacon and was a member of Gilbert R. Mason Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Massey Voss-Lashley; three sisters, Lillie Lashley-Wilson, Vannetta Lashley-Hugger, and Artherence Lashley-Francis; and five brothers, Henry Lashley Jr., Lucuis Lashley, Emmerson Lashley Sr., Archie Bell Lashley and Ralph Lashley. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Lashley of Biloxi; two daughters, Audrey Lashley of Pennsylvania and Barbara Lashley of California; a son, Grashawn J. Dorrough of Augusta, Ga.; and five grandchildren. A service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Victory Full Gospel Baptist Church, 8401 Ocean Springs Road, Ocean Springs, where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Biloxi National Cemetery. Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lee Lorio
Funeral: Noon today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland, La.
LAKELAND, La. - Mrs. Mary Lee Love Lorio, 78, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Lakeland. Mrs. Lorio was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Hattiesburg and was a retired elementary teacher, music teacher and a special education supervisor for the Pointe Coupee Parish. She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., from McNeese University in Lake Charles, La., and from Louisiana State University. She was president of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society and was honorary state regent for Magna Charta Dames and Barons and of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland where she was a member of the choir, the Ladies Altar Society and Catholic Daughters and operated the Ave Maria Gift Shop. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Jasper Love Jr. and Adaline Lee Watts Love. Survivors include a brother, Henry Jasper Love III of Bay St. Louis. A service will be at noon today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland where friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Chenal Cemetery. Niland's Funeral Service in New Roads, La., is in charge of arrangements.

Etta K. Mack
Funeral: Memorial service at 10 a.m. today at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
ESCATAWPA - Mrs. Etta Krebs Smith Mack, 85, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000. Mrs. Mack was born Dec. 6, 1914, in Vancleave and had been a longime resident of Escatawpa. She was a homemaker, business operator and employee in many local businesses and industries. She was a lifelong member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Escatawpa. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Mack; and her parents, Barney and Lucretia Smith. Survivors include two sons, William Ray Mack of Escatawpa and Jack Mack of Pascagoula; a daughter, Sarah May of Moss Point; a sister, Mabel Davis of Kansas City, Mo.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point with burial in RLDS Church Cemetery on Wilson Springs Road in Escatawpa. The family prefers memorials to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Escatawpa.

Jacqueline Nolen
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Jacqueline Hyde Mangum Nolen died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Nolen was born in 1906 in Lumberton and was a speech and drama teacher. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gulfport and the Women's Circle, Gulfport Women's Club, Garden Club, Wednesday Bridge Club, Women's Bridge Club, and Memorial Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles H. Hyde Jr., and Ella Slaydon Hyde; her husbands, Myrtus A. Mangum and Frank Nolen; four sisters, Myrtle Hyde Paylor, Ella Mae Hyde Bissell, and Faye Hyde Sotherland; and two brothers, Aubrey Hyde and Clifton Hyde. Survivors include nieces, Betty J. Schotts of Ocean Springs, and Hazel Anne Pitkin of Picayune; and her caregivers, Ann Mangum and Trentis White A service will be at 2 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Gardens, 28th Street in Gulfport. The family prefers memorials to First United Methodist Church, 2301 15th St., Gulfport, MS 39501; Alzheimer's Research Association, P.O. Box 4361, Biloxi, MS 39535-4361 or Quality Hospice.

Allen Karl Randle Jr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
PASCAGOULA - Mr. Allen Karl Randle Jr., 81, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, in Pascagoula. Mr. Randle was born July 9, 1919, in Bessemer, Ala., and was a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and was a former teacher in Marion, Greene, and Wayne counties. He had been a resident of Pascagoula since 1957 and retired in 1983 from the industrial engineering department at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Karl Randle Sr. and Daisy Allene Coaker Randle. Survivors include his wife, Sythel Randle; two sons, Allen Karl Randle III of Wade and Michael Kyle Randle of Pascagoula; a daughter, Sonya Gregory of Pascagoula; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. 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 with a graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. at State Line Cemetery.

Constance Deon Sanders
Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Full Gospel Holiness Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Ms. Constance Deon Sanders, 33, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Gulfport. Ms. Sanders was born May 22, 1967, in Gulfport, MS, on May 22, 1967, and attended Gulfport High School and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus. She was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church and was a member of the Full Gospel Holiness Church. She was employed with the Grand Casino in Gulfport. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie George; and a sister, Kiwanda Sanders. Survivors include a son, Marino Rafeal Sanders; a daughter, Kiwanda Iesha Sanders, both of Gulfport; her father and stepmother, Wilson and Emmaline Burton of Bay St. Louis; a sister, Sherrie Hall of Pass Christian; and a brother, Jamie Lewis of Bay St. Louis. A service will be at 1 p.m. today at Full Gospel Holiness Church, 8226 Mississippi Ave., North Gulfport where friends may call one hour before service time. Interment will be in Monroe Memorial Park, Landon. J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Susan Lynn Berry
PICAYUNE - Susan Lynn Berry, 46, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Picayune. Mrs. Berry was a native of Nashville and was the manager of the Tobacco Shack in Picayune. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Carl Berry Jr. of Picayune; four sons, Jason Daniels and Joshua Daniels, both of Sherman, Texas, Ricky Smith of Memphis and Carl Chance Berry III of Picayune; a brother, Michael Sweeney of Memphis; and four grandchildren. A service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with burial at a later date.

Goldie Chamberlain
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.
LONG BEACH - Mrs. Goldie Chamberlain, 72, of Long Beach, died Monday, November 8, 1999, in Gulfport. Mrs. Chamberlain was born in Greenway, Arkansas and had been a longtime resident of the Coast. She worked as a hairdresser for many years and retired from that profession. She is survived by a sister, Lois Eubanks of Biloxi and two grandsons, Mark McCain of Long Beach and Michael McCain of Gulfport. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy McCain; seven sisters and one brother. Visitation will be on Thursday at the Gulfport Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be a chapel service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Long Beach City Cemetery.

Walter William Hartfield
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bass Memorial Academy Church.
PURVIS - Mr. Walter William Hartfield, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Frederick, Md. Mr. Hartfield was resident of Purvis and Rogers, Ark. He was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a dairy farmer and was employed with the Lamar County School System. He was employed for over 20 years at Bass Memorial Academy in maintenance, the dairy and the nursery. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Louise Branagan Hartfield; his parents, Willie Mae Yarbor and Irvin Hartfield; and a sister, Wilma Hartfield Peel. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Mabry Hartfield of Purvis and Rogers, Ark.; a daughter, Paula Hartfield Monterde of Purvis; two sons, Anthony Hartfield of Decatur, Ark., and Floyd Hartfield of Middletown, Md.; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Neal; a stepson, Lindel Mabry, both of Rogers; two sisters, Edna Earl Cameron of Purvis and Audra Davis of Stonewall; a brother, James L. Hartfield of Purvis; five grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; and six great-stepgrand- children. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bass Memorial Academy Church with burial in Talowah Cemetery. White Funeral Home in Lumberton is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Earl Higgins
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa, La.
PICAYUNE - Albert Earl Higgins, 69, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in New Orleans. Mr. Higgins was a former resident of Bogalusa, La., and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 47. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Scott and Mammie Higgins; and a brother, Harold Louis Higgins. Survivors include his wife, Ella M. Higgins of Picayune; a daughter, Debbi McGehee of Bogalusa; a son, Danny Higgins of Bogalusa; three stepsons, Shon Peterson, Brett Peterson and Ryan Peterson, all of Necaise; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa where friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Sandy Hook Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.

Ruby Horton
Funeral: Graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel.
BILOXI - Ruby Lowe Horton, 87, of Biloxi, died Monday, November 8, 1999, in Biloxi. Mrs. Horton was born in Laurel and moved to the Coast with her husband, Ross, in 1946. They were co-owners of Duncan's Restaurant in Biloxi. Mrs. Ross was also employed with J.C. Penney Co. She was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Horton; and three sisters, Maude Lowe, Ester Logan and Alice Petit. Survivors include a sister, Lorine Duncan of Biloxi; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday, November 11, 1999, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, phone no. (800) 638-8299.

Betty L. Lewis
GULFPORT - Mrs. Betty L. Lewis, age unavailable, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Khan Thuong Nguyen
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Mr. Khan Thuong Nguyen, 75, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Nguyen was a native of Ninh Binh, North Vietnam and had been a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1986. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Pass Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tho V. Nguyen. Survivors include his wife, Rieu Nguyen; six sons, Quy Nhu Nguyen, Ky Viet Nguyen and Ket Doan Nguyen, all of Pass Christian, Giao Cong Nguyen, Hoi Dihn Nguyen and Khan Minh Duong, all of Houston, Texas; four daughters, Yeu Thi Nguyen, Ken Thi Nguyen and Y Thi Nguyen, all of Houston, and May Thi Nguyen of Pass Christian; a brother, My Ly Nguyen; a sister, Mieu Thi Nguyen, both of Houston; and 17 grandchildren. Visitation and service will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Riemann Funeral Home in Pass Christian. A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:40 a.m. Saturday for a 10 a.m. service at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Pass Christian.

Melanie H. Ramsay
Funeral: Graveside at 9:30 a.m. today at Biloxi National Cemetery.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Melanie H. Ramsay, 77, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Gulfport. Mrs. Ramsay was a native of Hattiesburg and a former resident of Memphis. She had been a resident of the Coast since 1980. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Ramsay; her parents, Rev. C.F. Hoffman Sr., and Sarah Robinson Hoffman; and a brother, Dr. Charles Fred Hoffman Jr. Survivors include a niece, Patricia A. Hoffman of Pass Christian. A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. today Biloxi National Cemetery. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard G. Redmond
JACKSON - Richard G. Redmond, 33, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Jackson. Mr. Redmond was a native of Saucier and a resident of Jackson for the past seven years. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Redmond. Survivors include his mother, Karen Redmond of Jackson; a sister, Mary Hinson of Gulfport; two brothers, Gary Redmond and David Redmond; a half brother, Shannon Redmond, all of Saucier. A memorial service will be today in Jackson.

Ruth Warren
GULFPORT - Mrs. Ruth Warren, age unavailable, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Georgetown, S.C. Arrangements are incomplete at J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Barbara Carpenter
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach.
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. - Mrs. Barbara Brisolara Carpenter, age 50, a resident of Shelbyville, Illinois, and formerly of Long Beach, MS, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Shelbyville. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Gulfport, the daughter of Arthur Louis and Haydee Ratigan Brisolara Jr. She was owner and operator of Carpenter Management, managing properties in twenty-one towns throughout Illinois. She was a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and had her Real Estate License. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shelbyville, Amnesty International, Springfield Ski Club, Rural Rental Housing and Institute of Real Estate Management in Springfield. Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Brisolara Jr. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her daughter, Jean Carpenter; granddaughter, Maya McCullough, both of Shelbyville; special friend, Larry Spaulding of Decatur, IL; mother, Haydee Brisolara of Long Beach, MS; brothers, Arthur Brisolara III of Los Angeles, CA, William "Billy" Brisolara of Memphis, TN, David Brisolara of Ackerman, MS, Melvin Brisolara of Long Beach, MS; and sisters, Haydee "Boo" Lyon of Austin, TX, and Brenda Hogue of Louisville, CO. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Burial will be in Long Beach Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Humane Society of South MS, SPCA, 13756 Washington Ave., Gulfport, MS 39503. Riemann Funeral Home in Long Beach is in charge of arrangements.

Loraine Alice Clifton
GULFPORT - Ms. Loraine Alice Clifton, 36, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Gulfport. Ms. Clifton was a native of Lawton, Okla., and was a civil service instructor. She had served in the U.S. military. Ms. Clifton was sent from Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, to Kaster-Maxon-Futrell Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas, for services and burial in Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.

Lee Eartha
GULFPORT - Mrs. Lee Eartha, 87, of 14505 Martin Luther King Blvd., died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Dickey Bros.-Chambers Bros. Funeral Services in Biloxi.

Fate Floyd Jr.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Haven Chapel United Methodist Church.
GULFPORT - Fate Floyd Jr., 69, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Floyd was a native of Gulfport and was an Army veteran where he received the following awards: Korean Service Medal (with six bronze service stars); Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); National Defense Service Medal; and United Nations Service Medal (distinguished unit emblem). He was self-employed as a carpenter and mason-plasterer and was employed with Roy Anderson, Gulfport VA and Mississippi Regional Housing Authority. He was a member of Haven Chapel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by three sons, Nigel Floyd, Steven Floyd and Fate Floyd III; his parents, Fate Floyd Sr. and Lela Mae Keller Floyd; two sisters, Marie Smith and Ruby DeBouse; and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Janice Floyd; a daughter, Kendra Floyd of Gulfport; three sons, Micheal Floyd of Los Angeles, Adrail Brown and Chris Floyd, both of Gulfport; three sisters, Beatrice Veneable of Youngstown, Ohio, Dorothy Williams and Claudette Smith, both of Gulfport; a brother, Richard Floyd of Gulfport; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Richmond Funeral Home in Gulfport. A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Haven Chapel United Methodist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Arnell H. Hill
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Baptist Church.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Arnell H. Hill, 68, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Ocean Springs. Mr. Hill was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Marvell, Ark., and was a graduate of Eliza Miller High School in Helena, Ark. He attended Lemoyne Owen College in Memphis and retired from the Air Force as a Tech Sergeant E-6 after 21 years of service. He was a graduate of the University of Omaha where he received a bachelor of science degree and a master of business administration degree. He was a longtime resident of Ocean Springs and was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Biloxi where he formerly served as Sunday School Superintendent. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Hiram Hill. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Jean Hill of Ocean Springs; a daughter, Jeanell Hill of Biloxi; four sons, Robert L. Hill and Anthony L. Hill, both of Decatur, Ga., Lorenzo L. Hill of Marietta, Ga., and Donnell L. Hill of Ocean Springs; his mother, Gertrude Hill of West Helena, Ark.; five sisters, Deloris Kemp of West Helena, Maxine Vasser of Highland Park, Mich., Yvonne Fleming of Wilmington, Del., Bobbie Jenkins of Detroit, and Joyce Burns of Okinawa, Japan; three brothers, Hiram J. Hill of Detroit, Travis L. Hill of Elk Grove, Calif., and Carl R. Hill of Newark, Del.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery with full military honors.

Richard Curtis Hudson
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
PETAL - Richard Curtis Hudson, 58, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Hattiesburg. Mr. Hudson was a native of Harrison County and was an electrician for Hood Industries in Beaumont. He was a member of IBEW Local No. 903 and attended Baptist and Methodist churches. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carstelle Lee Hudson; and his parents, John Curtis and Ada Ellen Hudson. Survivors include a brother, Walter L. Hudson of Wiggins; three sisters, Mary Ann Pipkins of Beaumont, Margaret Rawlys of Bastrop, La., and Shirley Smith of Lucedale; and his fiance, Lillie Pierce of Petal. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Williams Cemetery in Harrison County. The family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Ruben Johnson Jr.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Main Street Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Mr. Ruben Johnson Jr., 66, of 758 Division St., died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Biloxi. Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Quitman in Clarke County. He was a former member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Quitman and was a member of Main Street Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi. He was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Johnson Sr.; and two brothers, Robert Earl Johnson and James Henry Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Izola Johnson of Biloxi; a daughter, Helen Johnson of Biloxi; a son, Alfred Fairley of Atlanta; his mother, Curry Johnson of Albany, N.Y.; three brothers, Eddie Johnson, George Allen Johnson and Jessie Lee Johnson, all of Biloxi; a sister, Betty Portious of Albany; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Dickey Bros.-Chambers Bros. Funeral Services in Biloxi. A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Main Street Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi. A procession will leave the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a noon burial at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Quitman.

Ottis Ladner
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek Baptist Church.
LUMBERTON - Mr. Ottis Ladner, 83, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Picayune. Mr. Ladner was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired dispatcher for the State Forestry Commission. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Lamkin and Elizabeth Davis Ladner; and a sister, Bethel Ladner McKay. Survivors include his wife, Merle W. Ladner; a son, Braxton Ladner; a daughter, June Dewease, all of Lumberton; two brothers, Preston Ladner of Lumberton and Hilman Ladner of Puerto Rico; five grandchildren; and five great-grand- children. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at White Funeral Home in Lumberton. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hickory Creek Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mary E. Mathes
Funeral: Graveside at 11 a.m. today at Long Beach City Cemetery.
PICAYUNE - Mrs. Mary E. Mathes, 87, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Slidell, La. Mrs. Mathes was a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and a graduate of Long Beach High School. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cara Belle Craig. Survivors include her husband, Louis Mathes of Picayune; a daughter, Brenda Gac of Gulfport; three grandchildren; and three great-grand- children. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Long Beach City Cemetery. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to St. Michael's Camp, P.O. Box 640, Picayune, MS 39466.

Helen T. Monks
PASS CHRISTIAN - Helen T. Monks, 83, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Pass Christian. Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.

Katelyn Renee Mosher-Vanek
Funeral: Graveside at 11 a.m. today at St. James Cemetery in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Katelyn Renee Mosher-Vanek, 2 months, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Vancleave. Survivors include her mother, Melanie Mosher; a sister, Kamryn Maree Mosher-Vanek; a brother, Kyle Mosher; and her grandmother, Anne Mosher, all of Gulfport. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:40 a.m. today at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. A procession will then leave the funeral home at 10:40 for an 11 a.m. graveside service at St. James Cemetery in Gulfport.

Cassie Rouse
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.
WOOLMARKET - Mrs. Cassie Edwards Rouse, 94, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Rouse was a native of Woolmarket and was a resident of Gulfport until 1979. She retired in 1965 from Sears as a sales manager and was a member of Woolmarket Garden Club and Beauvoir Chapter No. 621 United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gulfport and was a member of Coalville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence M. Rouse Sr.; a daughter, Eleanor Rouse Jackson; a great-grandson, Hershel Wayne Gray; and her parents, Henry Edwards and Annie Richards Edwards. Survivors include a son, Col. Larry M. Rouse Jr. of Yorktown, Va.; a daughter, Mary Lou Rouse Adams of Gulfport; a sister, Amelia Edwards Sullivan of Gulfport; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport. The family prefers memorials to Coalville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 12556 Lorraine Road, Biloxi, MS 39532; the American Cancer Society, 182-A DeBuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531; or American Heart Association, 180 DeBuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531.

Thomas H. Sanchez
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel in Picayune.
GULFPORT - Thomas H. Sanchez, 61, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in McNeill. Mr. Sanchez was a native of New Orleans and was an antique dealer and auctioneer. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Johnson Sanchez of Carriere; two sons, Tim H. Sanchez of Gulfport and Thomas F. Sanchez of Picayune; three daughter, Camille Barnes of Hammond, La., Tina Cuevas of Long Beach and Becky Barkley of Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, William "Billy" Sanchez of Boston; three sisters, Karen Lodrigues of New Orleans, Dorothy "Dale" Russell of Gulfport and Rai Lynn Jaribica of Mandeville, La.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial at 2 p.m. in Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport.

L.V. Smith
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Mr. L.V. Smith, 65, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Ocean Springs. Mr. Smith was a longtime resident of Biloxi and was retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding as an electrical foreman with 29 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Ladnier; a brother, Curtis Smith; and a great-grandson. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Foreman Smith of Biloxi; three daughters, Janice Harlan of Biloxi, Donna Howell of Ocean Springs and Laurie Denton of Hattiesburg; three sons, Matt Smith, Mark Smith and Jeffery Smith, all of Biloxi; a sister, Joyce Caraway of Texas; a brother, Buck Smith of California; nine grandchildren; and two great-grand- children. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Biloxi City Cemetery.

Karl John Stressel Sr.
Funeral: Graveside service at noon Thursday at Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Karl John Stressel Sr., 68, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Ocean Springs. Mr. Stressel was born in New York Mills, N.Y., and attended Clinton Central High School. He was a former resident of Clark Mills, N.Y., where he was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 26. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a resident of Ocean Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Boney Stressel; his parents, Otto and Alice Stressel; and two brothers, Arthur Stressel and Otto Stressel. Survivors include three daughters, Sheree Whitby and Susan Stressel, both of Kennesaw, Ga., and Renee Stressel of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Karl John Stressel Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga.; a brother, Ernie Stressel of Schenectady, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. A procession will then leave the funeral home at 11:30 for a noon graveside service at Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bernice Taylor
GULFPORT - Mrs. Bernice Taylor, age unavailable, of 8082 Florida Ave., died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Richmond Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Jack Thomas
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Lumberton.
PASCAGOULA - Jack Thomas, 83, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Pascagoula. Mr. Thomas was retired from Litton Industry as an electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Lavon Whitefield Thomas of Pascagoula; a daughter, Jackie Ingram of Gautier; a son, Barry Thomas of Soldotna, Alaska; three sisters, Curtis Lee, Edis Lee and Eunice Lee, all of Lumberton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Lumberton where friends may call from noon until service time. Burial will be in Seals Cemetery.

Mary Francis Thompson
GULFPORT - Mary Francis Thompson, 71, died Monday, March 6, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Hartwell's Christian Mortuary in Gulfport.

Leona Torjusen
GULFPORT - Mrs. Leona Krebs Torjusen, 100, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.

Nellie Vance
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Nellie Vance, 77, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Vance was a native of Kosciusko and a resident of Gulfport most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lizana. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and a brother. Survivors include her husband, Leo Vance; a son, Billy Vance; two daughters, Mary Ball, all of Gulfport and Peggy Wagner of Eminence, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and four 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. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Shaw Cemetery.

Alfred R. Watkins Jr.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ft. Sam Chapel in San Antonio, Texas.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Alfred R. "Beau" Watkins Jr., 49, a native of Ocean Springs, MS, born December 12, 1949, died February 28, 2000, in San Antonio, TX. He was educated in the Ocean Springs Public Schools. Upon graduation from E.H. Keys High School, he joined the Air Force and served for twelve years. He was employed with AT&T until his death. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred R. Watkins Sr. His survivors include his mother, Annie E. Watkins of Ocean Springs; a sister, Mildred Armstrong of Washington, D.C.; two nieces, Tonya Bego and Dana Armstrong, both of Washington, D.C.; two great-nieces, Lauren and Lindsey Bego, both of Washington, D.C.; an aunt, three uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ft. Sam Chapel in San Antonio, TX. Burial will be in the Ft. Sam Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. Memorial Funeral Home in San Antonio, TX, is in charge of the arrangements, and Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi is in charge of local arrangements.


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