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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

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Joseph Supple Bruns
Funeral: Memorial service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Joseph Supple Bruns, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Bay St. Louis. Mr. Bruns was born March 22, 1924, in New Orleans and was an honors graduate of Jesuit High School. He was a graduate of Tulane University where he received a bachelor of arts degree in education and from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where he received a master's degree. He was a teacher and principal in Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana. He received the Sr. Mary Aquin Lorio Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to Catholic School libraries in 1994. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Friedrichs Bruns, and his parents, John Henry and Odette Monnot Bruns. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Bruns Jr. and Andrew Bruns, both of New Orleans, and Harry Bruns of Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Catherine Robichaux of Bound Brook, N.J., Jennie Phillips of New Orleans, Mary St. Pierre of Gulfport and Anna Bruns-Heck of Hershey, Pa.; a brother, John H. Bruns; three sisters, Carol Hebert, Louise Fox and Odette Stewart; and 13 grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Chapel of the North American Martyrs at Jesuit High School, 4100 Banks St., New Orleans. Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119.

Brenda Jean Hill
Funeral: Memorial service at 7 tonight at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi.
SAUCIER - Brenda Jean Blocker Hill, 51, of Saucier, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, in Biloxi. She was a native of Columbus, GA, and was a longtime resident of the Gulf Coast. Mrs. Hill graduated from Ocean Springs High School, attended Jackson County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and attended Phillips Business College in Jackson, MS, where she received an Associates Degree in business. She was employed at The Sun Herald as a District Circulation Manager of the Gulfport area and was a member of the American Ex-POW Magnolia Chapter of Gulfport. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Carey W. Blocker. She is survived by her mother, Ellen M. Blocker of Biloxi; three sons, Thomas W. LeBatard Jr. of Utah, Sidney L. LeBatard of Biloxi and Carey Jonathan LeBatard of Saucier; two daughters, Delilah L. Hunt of Gulfport and Jennifer E. Forehand of Demopolis, AL; one brother, Robert E. Blocker of Biloxi; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, August 14, 2000, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. The memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Honer Delancey
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Bayou Baptist Church in Vancleave.
VANCLEAVE - Honer "Tom" Delancey, beloved husband, Daddy and Paw Paw, passed away, Aug. 13, 2000. He was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Jackson County, MS, and was a lifelong resident of Vancleave. He was retired from International Paper Company and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Henry and Annie Geneva Mallette Delancey; his brothers, Olin Delancey, Lloyd Delancey and Alton Delancey; and his infant daughter, Jodi Jeanette Delancey. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Irene Roberts Delancey; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Terry Howard; daughters, Lydia Delancey, Tamara Delancey and Trisha Smith; his son, Troy Delancey, all of Vancleave, and his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Lesa Delancey of Baxley, GA; his grandchildren, Terry Joe Howard II, Amanda Howard Stringer, Debi Delancey Ross, Joshua Delancey, Justin Smith and Kaleb Smith, Desirea, Charity, Kristen, Tiffany and Trinity Delancey, and great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Blake Ross and Kayleigh Stringer; his brothers, Keble Delancey and Walter "Pete" Delancey and numerous other relatives and dear friends. Pallbearers will be Terry Joe Howard, Joshua Delancey, Justin Smith, David Green, Hal Mallette and Bart Klaver. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2000, at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Day at Fort Bayou Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000. Burial will be in Delancey Cemetery.

Dr. E. Max Hunter
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel in Hattiesburg.
GAUTIER - Dr. E. Max Hunter, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Pascagoula. Dr. Hunter was retired from the University of Southern Mississippi as chairman of the Department of Industrial Education. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri where he received bachelor's, master's and doctor's degrees and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Vocational Association, the Mississippi Valley Industrial Arts Conference, the Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Fraternity and the First United Methodist Church of Gautier. He was a former resident of Hattiesburg. Survivors include three daughters, Janet Braswell of Hattiesburg, Nancy Hunter of Gulfport and Julie Bascom of Indianapolis; a sister, Daisy Moore of Clearfield, Iowa, and three grandsons. A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel in Hattiesburg where friends may call from noon until service time. The family prefers memorials to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation.

Rick Thomas McFadden
Funeral: Memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Milton, Fla.
MILTON, Fla. - Mr. Rick Thomas McFadden, 45, of Milton, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, at his home following a 29-month battle with malignant melanoma. Mr. McFadden was born July 5, 1955, graduated from Biloxi High School in 1973, the University of Southern Mississippi in 1977 and received a Masters Degree from Troy State in June of 1988. He joined the Marine Corps in April 1978 and received his wings in October of 1980 and flew helicopters. He served during the Beirut Conflict in 1983 and 1984. He also served during the evacuation of Grenada in 1983 and during the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. He has been stationed at New River Air Station, Jacksonville, NC, Quantico Basic School, Quantico, VA, and Whiting Field, Milton, FL. He retired July 1, 1999, as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving 21 years. During Rick's military career he received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Sea Service Deployment Award. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Josephson of Whiting Field, Hospice of Northwest Florida (especially Keith Gates), his church family from First United Methodist Church of Milton, Dr. Shelley Perkins, Dr. Fred P. Paleologo, Dr. Brian Monahan, Dr. Robert Heim and the many nurses and staff of Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Leslie Jo (Grace) McFadden of Milton; three daughters, Lauren, Katie and Meghan McFadden, all of Milton; his parents, Thomas and Elsie McFadden of Biloxi; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Matt and Joanne Grace of Ocean Springs; two brothers-in-law, Mark and Keith Grace of Ocean Springs; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Grace and Kelley Grace Hammontree of Ocean Springs and Shannon Grace Pfeiffer of New Orleans, LA; two uncles, Gerhard Tietjen of Wantagh, NY and Jack Comiskey of Wyalusing, PA; a great aunt, Dorothy McMenmin of Brooklyn, NY; and many cousins. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, at the First United Methodist Church of Milton with the Rev. Freddie Nichols officiating. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Milton or Hospice of N.W. Florida. Waters and Hibbert Funeral Home in Pensacola is in charge of arrangements.

Randy W. Melton
Funeral: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Riemann Funeral Home on 25th Avenue in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Randy W. Melton, 24, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Melton was a native and lifelong resident of Gulfport. He was a graduate of Harrison Central High School and was employed with Pat Peck Honda for the past eight years as a service technician. Survivors include his parents, Brenda and Raymond Melton; a sister, Merissa Melton, all of Gulfport, and his grandmother, Anna B. Melton of Pass Christian. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Riemann Funeral Home on 25th Avenue in Gulfport. A service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens.

Olevia C. O'Neal
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
Olevia Cuevas O'Neal, 71 of Gulfport, died Saturday, August 12, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. O'Neal was a native and lifelong resident of the Coast. She was educated in Hancock County. She was a homemaker and vice president and treasurer of O'Neal Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. She was a former school crossing guard for the Gulfport Police Department and former postmaster at the Navy Base. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lyman. She will sadly be missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann O'Neal; her parents, Hebrew and Ester Cuevas; and two brothers, Ben Cuevas and Felder Cuevas. Survivors include her husband, Sam O'Neal Jr.; four sons, Richard B. O'Neal, Dale T. O'Neal, Samuel H. O'Neal and wife, Mardi, and Glenn D. O'Neal, all of Gulfport; a brother, Verlie Ray Cuevas of Lucedale; and four grandchildren, Joshua, Shanna, Tiffany and Stephanie O'Neal. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Necaise Crossing Cemetery.

Norman Phillips
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Wiggins. WIGGINS - Norman Phillips, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Wiggins. Mr. Phillips was a native of Purvis and was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired as a sergeant with the Mississippi National Guard serving with the Wiggins Armory. He was a member of the Vardaman Street Baptist Church in Wiggins. He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Lula Phillips, two brothers and six sisters. Survivors include his wife, Montez Phillips of Wiggins; two daughters, Vikki Tyner and Glenda Ard, both of Poplarville; a son, John Phillips of Wiggins; two sisters, Myrtle Carter and Christine Hickman, both of Wiggins, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wiggins.

Alice Faye Pierce
GULFPORT - Alice Faye Pierce, 62, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Pierce was sent from Riemann Funeral Home on 25th Avenue in Gulfport to Rideouts-Brown Service Funeral Home in Prattville, Ala., for services and burial.

Vernile J. Reehlmann
Funeral: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Naval Home Chapel in Gulfport. GULFPORT - Mr. Vernile J. Reehlmann, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Reehlmann was a native of New Orleans and had been a resident of the Coast for 15 years. He was retired from the Navy and was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Ann Riggleman of Metairie. La. A service will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Naval Home Chapel in Gulfport with interment to follow at 2 p.m. in Lake Lawn Cemetery in New Orleans. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Elmo E. Spencer
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Ave., Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Elmo E. Spencer, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Spencer was a native of Mangum, Okla., and had been a longtime resident of Gulfport. He graduated from high school in Amarillo, Texas. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was a self-employed paint contractor. He was a member of DAV. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Clydell Spencer; two sons, Troy D. Spencer and Johnny E. Spencer; a daughter, Tanis Dabbs, all of Gulfport, and five grandchildren. A service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel on 25th Avenue in Gulfport where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. The family prefers memorials to one's favorite charity.

Dona Thompson
GULFPORT - Dona Thompson, 68, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Thompson was sent from Riemann Funeral Home on 25th Avenue in Gulfport to Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, 5235 Robinson Road, Jackson, for services and burial.

Walter R. Barnes Sr.
Funeral: 1 p.m. today at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Walter R. Barnes Sr., 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Lincoln, Calif. Mr. Barnes was a short-time resident of California and a lifelong resident of the Coast. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Magnolia Lodge No. 120, and a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Barnes; a great-grandson, Aaron Rosonet; his parents, William R. and Margaret Barnes; three brothers, J.D. Barnes, Hubert Barnes and Billy Barnes; and five sisters, Olga Mae Lamey, Bessie Ladnier, Juanita Robbins, Clara Jones and Bobbie Slade. Survivors include three daughters, Patrick Bonell and Glenda Tiblier, both of St. Martin, and Peggy Fayard of Biloxi; two sons, Wallace "Chip" Barnes of Biloxi, and Walter "Chuck" Barnes Jr. of Roseville, Calif.; a sister, Thelma Astifan of Albuquerque, N.M.; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with burial in Biloxi City Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Douglas Bufkin
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach.
GULFPORT - Douglas "Glenn" Bufkin, 67, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Bufkin was a native of Gulfport and a graduate of Gulfport High School. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired as a vice-president of Del-Monte Corp. in Houston, Texas, and Galveston, Texas. He was later employed as an agent for the Mississippi State Gaming Commission and was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Ida Belle Bufkin; and a brother, J.C. Bufkin. Survivors include a son, Byran Bufkin; a daughter, Michelle Bufkin, both of Houston; a sister, Cora Lee French of Long Beach; and three grandchildren. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers masses.

Margaret M. Byrd
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home in Chattanooga, Tenn.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Margaret Megginson Byrd, 76, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in an East Ridge, Tenn., health care facility. A lifelong resident of Mississippi, she was born in Blue Mountain October 12, 1923, the daughter of the late Henry P. and Julia D. Megginson. She grew up in Myrtle and received a B.S. and M. Ed. in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. She lived in Tupelo for 20 years and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Tupelo. She substituted in the Tupelo Public Schools and taught fourth grade at Lawhorn School in East Tupelo. She had lived in Long Beach for the past 30 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Long Beach. She taught at West Ward and Gaston Point Elementary Schools in the Gulfport School District before retiring. She had been a resident of Chattanooga for the past six months. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James C. Byrd. She is survived by a son, James Stanley Byrd of Chattanooga; a daughter, Margaret Ann Cannon of Colts Neck, NJ; and two grandchildren, Derek and Deirdre Cannon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Sneed officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Tupelo Memorial Park in Tupelo. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine Street, Long Beach, MS 39560. Arrangements are by the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Chattanooga, TN.

Andrea Culberson
GULFPORT - Andrea Culberson, age unavailable, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport.

Clyde C. Cunningham
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs.
VANCLEAVE - Clyde Cullen Cunningham, 86, died Sunday, October 8, 2000, at his home in Vancleave. Mr. Cunningham was born January 28, 1914, in the Latimer Community in Jackson County. He served in Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1486 at Perkinston, MS, for two years in the nineteen thirties. He owned an auto repair business and was in poultry egg production in Vancleave for many years. He retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. in 1979. Mr. Cunningham was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Clara Etta Flurry Cunningham; and his parents, Joe Berry and Clara Delancey Cunningham. Survivors include one son and his wife, David and Sarah Cunningham of Vancleave; three daughters and their husbands, Doris and Carlton Price of Hattiesburg, Annette and Lynwood King of Vancleave and Erline and Jerry Tait of Vancleave; fifteen grandchildren and their spouses, David and LeAnn Cunningham, Michael and Rebekah Cunningham, John and Nikki Cunningham, Brian Cunningham, Charles Price, Peggy Price, Stephen Price, Mary and Troy Shore, Ralph and Paula King, Susan Chism, Judy and Jim Hudson, Tina and Richard Quave, Jerry and Rebecca Tait, Beth and Milton Ezell, and Catherine and Mark Endt; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 9, at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Tuesday, October 10, at 10 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Vancleave Cemetery No. 1, Jim Ramsay Road, Vancleave. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752 or to Quality Hospice of the Gulf Coast, 999 Howard Ave., Suite 1, Biloxi, MS 39530.

Esmond E. Davis
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Esmond E. "Dave" Davis, 77, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 8, 2000. Mr. Davis was a native of Jasper County, MS, and was a graduate of Gulfport High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military he worked for 22 years as a civil engineer at Keesler Air Force Base. He was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the Pass Road Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lula Davis, and a brother, Fred Davis. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Davis of Gulfport; two sons, Michael M. Davis of Austin, Texas, and Terry Davis of Bloomington, Ind.; two daughters, K. Renae Caudill and her husband, Terry of Austin, Texas, and Gina Compton and her husband, Mike of Gulfport; a brother, Huey P. Davis and his wife, Mae of Pascagoula; a sister, Mary Hutchinson and her husband, Francis of Pascagoula; and six grandchildren, Jeris, Derik, Christopher, Kari, Lynsi and Aleyna. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport. The family prefers memorials to the Pass Road Baptist Church in Gulfport.

Marion F. Fuqua
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Marion F. Fuqua, 55, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Pascagoula. Mrs. Fuqua was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Biloxi and had been a lifelong resident of the Coast. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Patterson; two brothers, Billy Patterson and Barton Patterson, and a sister, Helen Robinson. Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly R. Fuqua and Karen K. Fuqua; a son, Chris C. Fuqua; her mother, Colleen Nall Patterson; six sisters, Jacqueline Patterson, Patricia Poellinger, Ruth Trichell, Nancy Lira, Emily Scott, and Dawn Walker, and a number of grandchildren. A service will be at 10 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula with burial in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

Carlos Jenee Roberts
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Pass Christian.
GULFPORT - Carlos Jenee Roberts, 33, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Roberts was born Sept. 23, 1967, in Gulfport, and had been a resident of Gulfport for the past eight years. He was a former longtime resident of Pass Christian and was employed with Bel-Aire Elementary. Survivors include his wife, Denise Dunlap-Roberts; two daughters, Jackie Spaulding and Shanice Roberts; a son, Carlos Jenee Roberts Jr., all of Gulfport; his parents, Spellman and Brenda Varnado of Pass Christian; two sisters, Tabitha Roberts and Latasha Bryant of Gulfport; three brothers, Keith Varnado of Gautier, Chester Veal of Gulfport and Eric Sharkey of Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Yolanda Veal of Gulfport; and his grandparents, Laura Cappie, Marie Varnado and Alexander Dedeaux, all of Pass Christian. A service will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Pass Christian where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Pass Christian. J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy Ann Sherman
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
PASCAGOULA - Patsy Ann Sherman, 56, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Pascagoula. Mrs. Sherman was born March 13, 1944, in Laurel and had been a resident of Pascagoula for 32 years. She was employed as a records clerk with the Pascagoula Police Department for 22 years and was a member of Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Bayliss, and two brothers, Edward Harvey and Dan Kinmon. Survivors include her husband, T.J. Sherman; two sons, Jack Sherman and Frankie Sherman, all of Pascagoula; her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Kinmon; a brother, Stan Kinmon, all of Ellisville, and three 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. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

James L. Waits
Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi.
BILOXI - James L. "Buddy" Waits, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Biloxi. Mr. Waits was a native of Laurel and had been a longtime resident of Biloxi. He was a member of Magnolia Lodge No. 120 F & AM, Joppa Shrine Temple and the Motorcycle Corps. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Theoloya Waits; a sister, Phil Hoffmister; and a brother, Allen R. Waits. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Thibodeaux Waits; a daughter, Janie Tisdale, both of Biloxi, and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery with graveside Masonic rites. The family prefers memorials to the Shriner's Burn Hospital in Galveston, Texas.

Inez T. Alleman
GULFPORT - Inez T. Alleman, 80, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Alleman was born in Chunky and had been a resident of the Coast since 1937. She was a retired beautician and housewife. She was of the Protestant faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine A. "Porky" Alleman Jr. Survivors include a stepson, Dr. Blaine A. Alleman III of Mandeville, La.; and two grandchildren. A service was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport.

Velma May Bresemann
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
MOSS POINT - Velma May Bresemann, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Moss Point. Mrs. Bresemann was born March 6, 1919, in Gulfport and had been a resident of Moss Point for 21 years. She was employed at K-Mart in Gautier and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moss Point. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James H. Jackson, Charles V. May and A.L. Bresemann; two sons, James H. Jackson Jr. and Walter Anthony Jackson; a grandson, John Giles III; and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Hudson. Survivors include a daughter, Charlene May Giles of Pascagoula; two sons, William Hilton Jackson of Kirbyville, Texas, and Richard Sidney Jackson Sr. of Big Point; two brothers, Floyd Lace and Sidney Lace, both of Pensacola; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula with recitation of the rosary at 6:30. A service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Pascagoula.

Ruby Lee Clark
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Baptist Church.
WADE - Ruby Lee Stewart Clark, 73, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Pascagoula. Mrs. Clark was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Baldwin County, Ala., and was retired from Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula as a linen steward. She was a member of Wade Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Clark; and two sisters, Letha Mae Stacey and Eunice Willingham. Survivors include four daughters, Lois Hollingsworth of Bay Minette, Ala., Faye Nisko of Ocean Springs, Diane Turza of Tucson, Ariz., and Brenda Sue de Angelo of Daphne, Ala.; four sons, William Stewart of Clinton, Ray Stewart of Dayton, Texas, Dale Clark of Wade and Michael Wayne Clark of Agricola; a brother, John D. Stewart of Perdido, Ala.; six sisters, Viola Hadley and Susie Mae Hadley, both of Rabun, Ala., Myrtle Cushion of Stockton, Ala., Evelyn Moorer of Bay Minette, Nancy Daniels of Houston and Elizabeth Jean Averitte of Pine Grove, Ala.; 16 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 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Baptist Church with burial in Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa.

Hollis Jones
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church in the Caesar community.
CARRIERE - Mr. Hollis Jones, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in Diamondhead. Mr. Jones was a native of Hancock County and was a plumber in the construction industry. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in the Caesar community. Survivors include a son, David Jones; two daughters, Erma Nilsson, both of Carriere, and Marie Hogsten of Gulfport; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Union Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Peason Cemetery in Carriere.

John G. Keller
GAUTIER - Mr. John G. Keller, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Conroe, Texas. Mr. Keller was born in Ireland and had been a resident of the United States for 70 years. He was a member of Gautier Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Jim Keller and John R. Keller, both of Texas; and two daughters, Anne Works of Texas and Janet Colle of Pascagoula; a sister, Lil Keller of Ireland; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held in Texas. Alpha Cremation in Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Clayton Lee Knudsen
DIAMONDHEAD - Clayton Lee Knudsen, 41, of Diamondhead, MS, joined our Father in Heaven, Saturday, December 2, 2000. Clayton, husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, grandson and dear friend to many was a native of Portage, Utah, and a longtime resident of Diamondhead, MS. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was employed with Boeing at Stennis, where he was instrumental in designing and implementing a new scheduling program for the testing of shuttle rocket engines. Clayton was very active in the Hancock County Youth Basketball and Football Leagues as well as a coach for his sons and other children in the Hancock County area. He was an avid golfer and sportsman. He cherished the time he spent with his family and was admired by all who knew him. He is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife, Cheryl of Diamondhead; three sons, Tyson Knudsen, serving a LDS mission in Rostov, Russia, Cameron Knudsen of Diamondhead, MS, and Christopher Knudsen of Clinton, UT; a daughter, Linsey Knudsen of Diamondhead, MS; a stepson, Timothy Daigle in the U.S. Air Force in Lakenheath, England; a stepdaughter, Jaclyn Daigle and granddaughter, Alexis Rae Daigle of Diamondhead; his parents, Bud and Gloria Knudsen of Portage, UT; a sister, Susan Eichorn and fiance, Jimmie Brewer of Diamondhead; a brother, Gordon Knudsen and wife, Patti and ieces, Kelsie, Kara, Kimmi, and Kori, all of Tremonton, UT; and grandmother Gwen Cornwall of Tremonton, UT, as well as numerous friends and family in Utah and Mississippi. Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. Mr. Knudsen will be sent to the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton, UT, for services at the Portage Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial to follow in the Portage Cemetery. The family prefers memorial contributions to the Clayton Lee Knudsen Memorial Fund c/o any Hancock Bank.

Dennis Lamar Mallett
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Creek Baptist Church.
SAUCIER - Mr. Dennis Lamar Mallett, 95, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Saucier. Mr. Mallett was a native and lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast. He attended Dogwood Head and Woodrow Wilson High School and is retired from Litton Industries in Pascagoula. He was a lifelong member of Vestry Masonic Lodge and a member of Ramsey Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Pearl Quave Mallett; a sister, Ruth Wilson; four brothers, Roy Mallett, Ottman Mallett, George Mallett and Bruner Mallett; and a grandson, Eldon Joel Mallett Jr. Survivors include his wife, Sarah "Bonnie" Johnson Mallett of Saucier; five sons, Sidney Mallett and Bruce Mallett, both of Saucier, the Rev. Milburn Mallett of Long Beach, Eldon Mallett of Poplarville and Roddy Mallett of Magnolia; four daughters, Barbara Rozier of Lucedale, Shirley Avondoglia of Biloxi, Carolyn Seymour of Saucier and Linda Scara of Ocean Springs; two brothers, Jessie Mallett of Perkinston and Hilton Mallett of Saucier; 26 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-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 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ramsey Creek Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Davan O'Neal
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Little Creek Baptist Church in Perkinston.
WIGGINS - Davan O'Neal, 64, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Wiggins. Mr. O'Neal was born in Stone County and was retired as a team leader with Georgia Pacific in New Augusta. He was a member of Vardaman Street Baptist Church in Wiggins. He was preceded in death by his father, Ford O'Neal. Survivors include his wife, Jackie F. O'Neal of Wiggins; a daughter, Vanna O'Neal Zimmerman of Birmingham, Ala.; three sons, Martin Joseph Ford O'Neal of Petal, Danny Blake O'Neal of Diamondhead and David Van O'Neal of Biloxi; his mother, Jewel O'Neal of Wiggins; two brothers, Jed O'Neal of Perkinston and Ronnie O'Neal of Demopolis, Ala.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Little Creek Baptist Church on Wire Road East in Perkinston. Burial will be in O'Neal-Cox Cemetery in Perkinston.

Kevin Dwayne Prine
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Vancleave Free Holiness Church.
GAUTIER - Kevin Dwayne Prine, 22, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Vancleave. Mr. Prine was born in Ocean Springs and had been a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was formerly employed with Ingalls Shipbuilding as a welder and was a member of Vancleave Free Holiness Church. Survivors include a son, Nathan Kyle Prine; his parents, Charles C. and Mildred Prine, all of Gautier; and his grandparents, Floyd and Ruth Myers. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at Vancleave Free Holiness Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Purpura
WAVELAND - Mrs. Norma Purpura, age unavailable, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Bay St. Louis. Mrs. Purpura was sent from Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis to Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans for services and burial.

Emil Joseph Reha
Funeral: Memorial service at 9:30 a.m. today at the U.S. Naval Home in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Emil Joseph Reha, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Reha was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and had been a resident of the Coast for four years. He was a 19-year Navy veteran and was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Mary Reha of East Brunswick, N.J.; four sons, Emil Reha Jr. and John Reha, both of Stanton Island, N.Y., Peter Reha of Hazelet, N.J., and William Reha of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Mary Ann Zaleski of Tinton Falls, N.J.; and a sister, Mary Adams of Washington. A memorial service will be at 9:30 a.m. today at the U.S. Naval Home Chapel. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.


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