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MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES OF
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

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Gerald G. Aichele Sr.
Funeral: Graveside at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Biloxi National Cemetery.
BILOXI - Gerald G. Aichele Sr., 77, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Biloxi. Mr. Aichele was a native of St. Paul, Minn., and had been a resident of the Gulf Coast since 1984. He was a graduate of Harding High School in St. Paul and served in the Navy during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam Conflict. He was a self-employed building contractor and had retired from the Parks and Recreation Department of St. Paul. Mr. Aichele was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Strobel Aichele of Biloxi; four sons, G. George Aichele Jr. of Biloxi, Gary F. Aichele of California, Gregory P. Aichele of Winona, Minn., and Gordon E. Aichele of St. Paul; two daughters, Lucy C. Elverum of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nancy K. Waller of Glen Cove, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Biloxi National Cemetery. Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to the National Kidney Foundation of MS, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson MS 39296-9953.

Katrina Nichols Cockrell
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Mrs. Katrina Nichols Cockrell, 67, died Tuesday, February 9, 1999, in Columbus.
Mrs. Cockrell was a retired teacher of the Columbus School District for 30 years. Her father was the late Professor Elijah Nichols of Decater, Miss., and brother to the late Professor M.F. Nichols Sr. of Biloxi. Survivors include her husband, Travis Cockrell; a daughter, Elisha Cockrell, both of Columbus; and first cousin, Gwendolyn Nichols de Marks of Biloxi. Services were held Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Stephenson Chapel in Columbus. Sykes Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements. Dickey Bros.-Chambers Bros. was in charge of local arrangements.

Lewis P. Diamond
Funeral: Graveside at 2 p.m. Thursday in Davis Cemetery in Perkinston.
PERKINSTON - Mr. Lewis P. Diamond, 71, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Hattiesburg. Mr. Diamond was a World War II Army veteran, was a civil service electrician and was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Diamond of Perkinston; three daughters, Diana Marie Miles of Charlotte, N.C., Paulette Diamond of Denver and Laraine Barren of Tulsa, Okla.; four sons, Stephen Preston Diamond of Colorado Springs, Colo., Paul Diamond of Castle Rock, Colo., Matthew Diamond and Gregory Wayne Diamond, both of Seattle; a sister, Faye Evers of Pass Christian; and 14 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Davis Cemetery in Perkinston.

James Fair Jr.
BILOXI - James Fair Jr., 45, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Fair was sent from Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport to Darden and Son Funeral Home in Amory, Miss., for services and burial.

Timothy Cameron Favre
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis.
LONG BEACH - Timothy Cameron Favre, 6, died Saturday, February 13, 1999, in Gulfport. Timothy was a native of Gulfport and had been a resident of Long Beach. He was of the Mormon faith. He was a first-grade student in Ms. Scarborough's class, Pineville Elementary School in Pass Christian. He was a member of the Pineville Panthers basketball team, Long Beach Rookie League baseball team and the Sharks soccer team in Long Beach. Timothy attended the Long Beach YMCA and was a member of the swim team. He was an Honor Roll Student and was voted by his classmates as the first-grade Valentine king. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Billy and Melissa (Honey) Rester Favre of Long Beach; his mother, Susan Renee' Prestridge Spiers of Picayune; his maternal grandparents, Joy B. Prestridge of Phoenix, and the late George Earl Prestridge; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Milford J. Favre of Long Beach; and step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack, (Mr. Poppy) Rester of Long Beach. A visitation will be held today, Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, where friends may call after 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with graveside services to follow. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to the Pineville Elementary School PTA Fund, 5192 Menge Ave., Pass Christian MS 39571.

Rupert William Fox
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Latimer House of Prayer Tabernacle.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Mr. Rupert William Fox, 60, of the Latimer Community, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Latimer. Mr. Fox was born in Biloxi and had been a lifelong resident of the Latimer Community. He was a self-employed construction worker. He was a heavy-equipment operator with the Mississippi National Golf Course and was a member of the Latimer House of Prayer Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Fox; and two brothers, John Fox and Alvin Fox. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Fox; a daughter, Sharon Fox; a son, Daniel Fox; two sisters, Emma Tanner and Mary Hilderbrand; three brothers, Lester Fox, Roland Fox and Glenn Fox, all of Latimer; and a grandchild. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Latimer House of Prayer Tabernacle, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Latimer Cemetery.

Ludwig Mortiz Hauser
GULFPORT - Ludwig Moritz Max Hauser, 77, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Hauser was a native of Germany and had served in the Air Force. Survivors include a daughter, Mary H. Dellenger of Gulfport. Mr. Hauser was sent from Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport, to Vista Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Hialeah, Fla., for services and burial.

Obert W. Huffman
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Obert W. "Obie" Huffman, 60, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in Houston, Texas. Mr. Huffman retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service and was currently a Civil Service employee at Keesler AFB. He was named Instructor of the Year in 1989. He served as president of the Mississippi Numismatic Association and was a member of the Gem and Mineral Society. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Loreda Huffman. Survivors include his wife, Naomi Huffman; a daughter, Angela Bull; a son, Steven Huffman; two brothers, Arnold E. Huffman of Sissonville, W.Va., and Bruce W. Huffman of Morgantown, W.Va.; and three grandchildren. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Biloxi, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be at the Biloxi National Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Gertrude Lange
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Baylous Funeral Home in Picayune.
PICAYUNE - Mrs. Gertrude Lange, 92, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in Picayune. Mrs. Lange was a native of Gainsville, Fla. Survivors include her caretaker, O.D. Pough of KoKo, Miss. A service will be at 10 a.m. today at Baylous Funeral Home in Picayune, with burial in Picayune Cemetery.

Beverly Papale
Funeral: Mass at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Mrs. Beverly Papale, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in Biloxi. Mrs. Papale was a native of Seattle and had been a resident of the Coast since 1959. She worked for Austin Dress Shop in Biloxi for many years. She had been a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi since 1970 and was retired after serving as church secretary for 17 years. She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur L. Papale. Survivors include her husband, Angelo L. "Larry" Papale of Biloxi; a son, Christopher T. Papale of Biloxi; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. A procession will then leave the funeral home at 11:15 a.m. to go to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for an 11:30 a.m. Mass. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Special Olympics at Keesler Air Force Base.

Orie Ottman Pierce Sr.
Funeral: Graveside at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.
MOSS POINT - Mr. Orie Ottman Pierce Sr., 79, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Pascagoula. Mr. Pierce was born Aug. 3, 1919, in Jackson County. He was retired from International Paper Company in Moss Point and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Margaret Pierce of Moss Point; a son, Orie O. Pierce Jr. of Collierville, Tenn; three sisters, Sadie Lacey and Ola Mae Laird, both of Mobile, and Henrietta Prevost of Moss Point; and a grandchild. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula. Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Monroe Ray
Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Wiggins.
WIGGINS - Mrs. Marilyn Monroe Ray, 29, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. Mrs. Ray was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Wiggins. Survivors include her mother, Gwenyth Curtis; a daughter, Teresa Monroe; three sisters, Teshia Jones, Tikira Smith and Mia Curtis, all of Wiggins; and three brothers, Gerald Monroe and Terry Monroe, both of Wiggins; and Tim Monroe of Gauither, Miss. A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Welcome Hill Baptist Church, with burial in Welcome Hill Cemetery in Wiggins. Century Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Roche
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
GAUTIER - Barbara J. "Mom" Roche, 55, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Roche was born Jan. 20, 1944, in Lupton, Mich., and had been a resident of the community since 1972. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Gautier and Camp Blue Bird. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Roche Sr. of Gautier; her parents, Henry and Vera Adams of Lupton; four daughters, Juanita Ward of Little Rock, Miss., Samantha Merrill of Gautier, Pamela Lunsford of Collinsville, Miss., and Barbie Ragno of Ocean Springs; two sons, Thomas Rocher Jr. of Big Point and Henry Roche of Gautier; a sister, Ruth Ann Adams of Lupton; three brothers, Raymond Adams of West Branch, Mich., Edward Adams and Virgil Adams, both of Flint, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren. A service will be at 11 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.

Anselm Russell
GULFPORT - Mr. Anselm Russell, 78, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport.

Bertie Mae Slade
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville.
LUMBERTON - Mrs. Bertie Mae Slade, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in Pearl River County. Mrs. Slade was a retired employee of Movie Star Corporation in Poplarville and was a member of Gumpond Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Allen Slade; and a son, Joe Slade. Survivors include a son, Harold Slade; a daughter, Myrle Dykes; three sisters, Nettie Jones, Floy Ray Broadus and Lottie Dedeaux, all of Lumberton; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville, with burial in Louis Davis Cemetery.

Hazel C. Smith
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville.
POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Hazel C. Smith, 66, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Hattiesburg. Mrs. Smith was a member of East Pearl Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Edward J. Smith of Poplarville; three sons, Danny H. Cole of Necaise, Davy H. Cole and Otis Rankin Cole, both of Poplarville; a daughter, Connie Lott of Wiggins; a sister, Mary Louise Head of Wiggins; four brothers, Griffin Seals, Billy Ray Seals and Pat Seals, all of Poplarville, and Howard B. Seals of Pell City, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight at White Funeral Home in Poplarville. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, with burial in Seals Cemetery.

Eddie Antoine Sr.
Funeral: Memorial at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Home Chapel in Gulfport.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Eddie Antoine Sr., age unavailable, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport.

Charles Edward Barham
Funeral: Memorial at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Home Chapel in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Charles Edward Barham, 79, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Gulfport. Mr. Barham was born in Long Branch, N.J., and had been a resident of Gulfport for five and a half years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and received the following awards: American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Easter Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was Catholic. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Maloney and Mary Latteri, both of Long Branch, and Madeline Stadelman of Hazlet, N.J.; two sons, Charles J. Barham of West Long Branch and Edward T. Barham of Long Branch; a sister, Carolyn Kelly of Arlington, Va.; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Home Chapel in Gulfport, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Luvenia Davis
GULFPORT - Luvenia Davis, 87, died Monday, April 26, 1999, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport.

Verlin Deaton
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Verlin "Rocky" Deaton, 56, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Biloxi. Mr. Deaton was a native of Pekin, Ind., and had been a resident of Biloxi for 16 years. He was a State Director of Customs of America. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Letha Mae Deaton; and a sister, Lorretta Mae Bartrum. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Deaton of Biloxi; two daughters, Robin Ann Pouder of Greenville, Ohio and Rebecca Lynn Thompson of Union City, Ohio; four sons, William Joseph Deaton of Union City, Eugene A. Deaton of Ocean Springs, James D. Willard and Glenn J. Willard, both of Biloxi; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 3100 Samfort Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103.

Martha A. Frierson
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville.
POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Martha A. Frierson, 76, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Hattiesburg. Mrs. Frierson was a homemaker and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Poplarville. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Jay Benton Frierson of Poplarville; two stepsons, Jimmy Calvin Harris of Houston, Texas and Henry Augusta Harris Jr. of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Vada Mae Saucier of Gulfport, Eva Merle Reynolds of Long Beach and Hattie Jean Brown of Hattiesburg; and three brothers, Clarence Barrett of Billings, Mont., Ben W. Barrett and Dela C. Barrett, both of Lumberton. A service will be at 3 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Poplarville, with burial in Poplarville City Cemetery.

Veronica T. Harvey
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
NORTH BILOXI - Veronica T. Harvey, 82, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in N. Biloxi. Mrs. Harvey was a native of Swanton, Vt., and had been a resident of the Coast since 1979. She was of the Catholic faith and was a graduate of St. Anne's Academy in Swanton. Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Harvey of N. Biloxi; three daughters, Joanne Lee Johnson of Sheldon, Vt., Judith Kay Bussard of Schaumburg, Ill, and Janet Carol Draper of Highgate Center, Vt.; a son, James Edward Harvey of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials to American Red Cross, Gulf Coast Chapter, 2781 Fernwood Road, Biloxi, MS 39535.

Margaret Hickman Lewis
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Chapel Church, 15453 Landon Road in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Margaret Hickman Lewis, 56, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Gulfport. Mrs. Lewis was a native of Pascagoula, MS., and had been a lifelong resident of Gulfport. She worked for 23 years for Harrison County School District and was a member of Grace Chapel Church in Gulfport. She was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Hickman. Survivors include her mother, Thelma Smith; a son, Richard "Tommy" Lewis; a daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Willis; a grandson, Michael Lewis; and two granddaughters, Nicole Willis and Alicia Willis, all of Gulfport. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight, April 27, 1999, at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport. A service will be Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel Church, 15453 Landon Road in Gulfport. Burial will be in Rouse Cemetery in Saucier.

Elizabeth Poole
Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
PERKINSTON - Elizabeth "Granny" Poole died a peaceful death in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Ken Stinnett, on Sunday, April 25, at Perkinston, MS. She was a native of Pearl River County, but resided in Gulfport for most of her life. She was a retired LPN from Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. She was a member of the Ten Mile Baptist Church at Perkinston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Poole; a son, Robert Thomas Poole Jr.; parents, S.T. Smith and Sally Shaw Smith; brothers, David Smith, Dock Smith, and Namie Smith; sisters, Jane Toombs, Annie Peterson, Fannie Cuevas, Addie Burleson and Miranda Cuevas. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Howard and Mary Poole of Mesquite, TX, and Joe and Debbie Poole of Pascagoula; three daughters and their husbands, Helen and Kenneth Stinnett of Perkinston, Nancy and Paul Stinnett of Gulfport, and Alice and Lewis Harvey of Saucier; seventeen grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Also left behind are many nieces, nephews, "Aunt Lib," friends and innumerable others whose lives she touched during her caregiving years on this earth. Visitation was held Monday, April 26, at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport. Services will be conducted today, Tuesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with burial in the Steep Hollow Cemetery in Pearl River County. She will be sadly missed but so lovingly remembered by all.

Robert E. Rhodes
Funeral: Graveside at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Biloxi City Cemetery.
BILOXI - Robert E. "Bobby" Rhodes, 56, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Biloxi. Mr. Rhodes was born in Biloxi and remained a lifelong resident. He was a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. and Norma L. Rhodes. Survivors include two daughters, Lyn Baker of Biloxi and Kimberly Rhodes of Gulfport; a stepdaughter, Connie Mason; a sister, Barbara Jamison, both of Biloxi; three brothers, Fred Rhodes of Crystal River, Fla., Thomas J. Rhodes of Ocean Springs and John Rhodes of Biloxi; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A procession will leave the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday for graveside services at 11:15 a.m. in Biloxi City Cemetery.

Elizabeth Riley
Funeral: Graveside at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Landmark Cemetery in Wiggins.
WIGGINS - Mrs. Elizabeth Riley, 76, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Wiggins. Mrs. Riley was a homemaker and was a member of Landmark Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Wiggins. Survivors include five daughters, Mary H. Seal of Carriere, Lee Lehman of New Hope, Ark., Frances Eunice of Orlando, Flora Bell Kennedy of Pearl River, La., and Judy Duncan of Wiggins; a son, Otis Earl Langley of Wiggins; two sisters, Lula Mae Butler and Christine Errington, both of New Hebron, Miss.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Landmark Cemetery in Wiggins.

Doris Webber
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Doris Webber, 77, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in Gulfport. Mrs. Webber was a native and lifelong resident of Gulfport. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Gulfport. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Showers and Violet Bosarge Showers; and two sisters, Nita Showers and Yvonne Nihart. Survivors include two daughters, Crystal Wescovich and Janice Doukas, both of Long Beach; three sons, Irving L. DePierne, Armond N. DePierne and Robert P. Webber, all of Gulfport; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport.

Lindsey Marie Carter
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clare's Catholic Church in Waveland.
WAVELAND - Lindsey Marie Carter, 13, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Bay St. Louis. Lindsey was a native of Bay St. Louis and a resident of Waveland. She was a member of St. Clare's Catholic Church in Waveland and was a seventh-grade student at Bay High School in Bay St. Louis. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and a member of the Youth Bowling League at Park Ten Lanes in Diamondhead. Survivors include her mother, Marla Kay Carter of Waveland; her father, Mark Phillip Mooneyhan of Mineral Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Amanda Carter of Waveland and Kelly Janet Mooneyhan of Mineral Springs, and her grandmother, Helen M. Carter of Waveland. Visitation will be from 7 to 10 tonight at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. service at St. Clare's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Bayou Caddy Cemetery in Hancock County.

Rebecca Checketts
SAUCIER - Rebecca Checketts, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Muriel L. Fairley
PASS CHRISTIAN - Mr. Muriel L. Fairley, 89, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Biloxi. Arrangements are incomplete at Hartwell's Christian Mortuary in Gulfport.

Peggy Ford
GULFPORT - Peggy Ford, 60, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Curry D. Grimsley
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.
VANCLEAVE - Mr. Curry D. Grimsley, 29, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Ocean Springs. Mr. Grimsley was a Baptist. Survivors include his parents, Leo and Gayle Grimsley; a sister, Neta Grimsley; a brother, Waylon Grimsley, all of Ocean Springs, and his grandparents, Fay Avers of Leakesville and Leo and Joan Grimsley of Gautier. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. A service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Vancleave No. 1 Cemetery on Jim Ramsey Road in Vancleave.

Eddie Herrin
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Lumberton.
LUMBERTON - Mr. Eddie Herrin, 76, of the Yawn community, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Hattiesburg. Mr. Herrin was an Army veteran of World War II and Korea. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Jesus Name Holiness Church faith. Survivors include his wife, Bennie Crawley Herrin of the Yawn community; two sons, Thomas E. Herrin and Victor N. Herrin, both of Lumberton; three daughters, Joyce Temple of Lumberton, Barbara F. Burkhalter of Hattiesburg and Nora E. Smith of Wiggins; a brother, Melton Herrin of Lumberton, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home Chapel in Lumberton where friends may call until service time. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Bennie Lee Hillard Sr.
D'IBERVILLE - Mr. Bennie Lee Hillard Sr., 83, of 10110 Road 115, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Biloxi. Arrangements are incomplete at Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi.

Clara Holmes
GULFPORT - Clara Holmes, age unavailable, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Henrietta Jackson
GULFPORT - Henrietta Jackson, 93, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Richmond Funeral Home in Gulfport.

Mary Lee Jackson
Funeral: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Mary Lee Jackson, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, in Gulfport. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Beaumont and was a member of the St. John Baptist Church of Gulfport. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Group at Isaiah Fredericks Community Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lowe; and a son, Charleston Broomfield. Survivors include a son, Joseph W. Perkins; two stepsons, Edgar Lowe and Willie Lowe; a sister, Nettie Marie Jackson, all of Gulfport, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Baptist Church in Gulfport where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pine Ridge Gardens in Gulfport. Hartwell's Christian Mortuary in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Kemmer
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Norman Kemmer, 56, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Ackerman. Mr. Kemmer was a native of Crossville, Tenn., and had been a resident of the Gulf Coast for 42 years. He was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a brick mason. He was a member of the Wild Boar Conservation Association and the N.R.A. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Kemmer. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kemmer of Gulfport; two sons, Mitch Kemmer of Crossville, and Marty Kemmer of Hattiesburg; his mother, Agnes Mitchell Kemmer of Crossville; a brother, Jack Kemmer of Crossville; and two grandchildren. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with burial in Kemmer Cemetery.

Ruby Kinsey
Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Ruby Gollott Kinsey, 83, of Biloxi, went home to be with her Lord on her birthday, Sunday, February 27, 2000, in Biloxi. Mrs. Kinsey was born in Biloxi where she remained a lifelong resident. She was a member of Cedar Lake Christian Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Armond and Bell Gollott; and four brothers, Joseph Gollott, Carroll Gollott, James Gollott and Edgar Gollott. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Chester A. Kinsey of Biloxi; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Mary Kinsey and Danny and Celeste Kinsey, all of D'Iberville; a brother, Dan Gollott of Biloxi; six grandchildren, David Kinsey, Darren Kinsey, Shannon Edmonson, Kathy Dunkin, Brenda Halsted, and Charlotte Moore; and 12 great-grandchildren with one due in April and one great-great-grandchild due in September. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 29, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. Services will be Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with burial in Southern Memorial Park.

Oscar F. Kresse
Funeral: Memorial at 2 p.m. today at Diamondhead Community Church.
DIAMONDHEAD - Mr. Oscar F. "Frank" Kresse, 84, born September 24, 1915, in Bellville, IL, died Sunday February 27, 2000, in Diamondhead. Mr. Kresse enjoyed an illustrious career in aviation beginning with his first airplane ride with Charles Lindbergh. He spent most of his young life in the St. Louis area where his father Frank, now deceased, was a well-known architect. Mr. Kresse attended the University of Illinois and Tri-State in Indiana where he finished and got his degree in aeronautical engineering. He began his career with Curtis Wright during the years of World War II. He moved on to be a design engineer with Goodyear where the "lighter than air" project produced the famous "blimp." In the late fifties, Frank joined the Boeing Company and worked on both the "Saturn" and "Apollo" projects. He truly believed in the space program and was thrilled and proud to have been part of "putting a man on the moon." Mr. Kresse was a member of "Quiet Birdmen," the "Association for Retired Pilots," and the Martin Marietta Skeet Club. He was a licensed engineer in both Kansas and Louisiana. He was a member and elder of the Diamondhead Community Church. Mr. Kresse is predeceased by his father, mother, and brother: Frank, Caroline, and Charles, respectively. Mr. Kresse is survived by his adoring wife, Olive, with whom he celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary December 2, 1999. Mr. Kresse is also survived by his four loving children: Marcia Dover of Longview, TX; Paula Lopez of Abita Springs, LA, Robert Kresse of Picayune; and Jo Kresse-Bouldin of Arlington, VA. Mr. Kresse is additionally survived by his loving grandchildren: Megan and Ashley Dover, Marc and Dana Lopez and Lilly and Kyla Bouldin. It was Mr. Kresse's wish that his body be donated to the University of Mississippi in Jackson. Memorial services will be held today, Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Diamondhead Community Church with a reception following the services. The family prefers memorial contributions to the Library Foundation of Hancock County, Inc., 312 Highway 90, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 or to the Hancock County Food Pantry. Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony Lepoma
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D'Iberville.
NORTH BILOXI - Anthony "Tony" Lepoma, 79, of North Biloxi, died Sunday, February 27, 2000, in Biloxi. Mr. Lepoma was a native and lifelong resident of North Biloxi and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an avid fisherman known on the oyster reefs and shrimping channels from Pascagoula to Bay St. Louis. Mr. Lepoma retired as a salesman with Ocean Springs Coca-Cola Company after 28 years of service. Later he served as a Steward with Local 991 Mobile, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-CIO. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony Lepoma and Theresa Cannette Fountain. Survivors include his devoted wife of 59 years, Rosemary Ames Lepoma of North Biloxi; three sons, Jerry A. Lepoma and his wife, Diane Parker Lepoma of Woolmarket, Edward J. Lepoma of Bay St. Louis, and James J. Lepoma and his wife, Phyllis Bodin Lepoma of Mandeville, LA; six grandchildren, Carol Rushing and her husband, Michael Rushing of Woolmarket, Tony Lepoma and his wife, Faye Harriel Lepoma of Perkinston, Cory L. Lepoma of Woolmarket, Monique Lepoma Novick and her husband, Chris Novick of Houston, Texas, Sharette Lepoma Rivera of Mandeville, La., and Jamie Lepoma Sanders and her husband, Tim Sanders of Camden, Ark.; and 14 great-grandchildren, Gary Richard and Miranda Richard, Emily Rushing, Phillip Rushing and Dustin Rushing of Woolmarket, Blake Lepoma and Allie Lepoma of Perkinston, James Novick, Justin Novick and Courtny Novick of Houston, Texas, Bailey Sanders and Tyler Sanders of Camden, Ark., Seth Rivers and Victoria Gonzales of Mandeville, La. His extended family includes nieces, Jackie Wescovich and her husband, Doug Wescovich, Debbie Latham and her husband, Paul Latham and Kathy Cuevas and her husband, Marvin Cuevas. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 29, 2000, 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 6:30 p.m. A procession will leave the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:40 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D'Iberville. Burial will be in Biloxi City Cemetery.

Sally Lowe
POPLARVILLE - Sally Lowe, 65, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Picayune. Arrangements are incomplete at White Funeral Home in Poplarville.

Claude C. Martin
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Claude C. Martin, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Martin was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Hammond, La., and was a longtime resident of Pascagoula. He was a graduate of Jackson County Community College and attended Louisiana State University. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pascagoula and was a retired major in the Jackson County Civil Air Patrol. He was the former owner of Economy Grocery in Pascagoula and was the manager of Food Town Supermarkets in Moss Point. He retired from Litton Industries after 21 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores W. Martin; a grandson, Patrick Martin Comer; his parents, Fred Knox and Clara Watts Martin; three brothers, Fred Martin, Le Roy Martin and Joe Martin, and a sister, Bessie Robertson. Survivors include a son, Claude Donald Martin of Darien, Conn.; a daughter, Lori Comer of Booneville, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Pascagoula with burial in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

Bernice Quave
BILOXI - Bernice Thornton Quave, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Gautier. Mrs. Quave was born in Biloxi and remained a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Beauvoir United Methodist Church in Biloxi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laz Quave Sr.; a grandson, Christopher Quave; a sister, Doris Thornton, and a brother, Arthur Thornton. Survivors include a daughter, June Martino; two sons, Laz Quave Jr. and Leon Quave; a sister, Iola Kennedy, all of Biloxi, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Beauvoir United Methodist Church in Biloxi with burial in Biloxi City Cemetery. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi was in charge of arrangements. The family prefers memorials to Beauvoir United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 2113 Pass Road, Biloxi, MS 39531.

Onie Rhodes
Funeral: Graveside at 4:30 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport.
WYLIE, Texas - Onie Rhodes, 98, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Wylie. Mrs. Rhodes was born Aug. 14, 1901, in Philadelphia, Miss. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Philip Rhodes, and her parents, Robert Harrison and Martha Lu Ellen Jayroe Peebles. Survivors include a daughter, Betty M. Pendergrass of Wylie; a son, Willard Philip Rhodes of Acworth, Ga., six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport. Allen Funeral Home in Wylie is in charge of arrangements.

Gwen Ann Santos
BILOXI - Mrs. Gwen "Gai" Ann Santos, 52, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, Beauvoir Road, Biloxi.

Addie L. Smith
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Addie L. Smith, 72, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Pascagoula. Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Lincoln County and was a member of Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church. She was a retired hairdresser and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 151. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Susan Smith; a sister, Mary Lee Greer, and a granddaughter. Survivors include her husband, W.S. Smith of Pascagoula; three daughters, Glynda McClain of Wade, Charlotte Butler of Brookhaven, and Willean Blaksy of Michigan; a son, Mike Smith of Pascagoula; her father, Clinton Brister of Brookhaven; a sister, Emma Godard of Brookhaven; two brothers, W.C. Brister of Redwood and Enoch Brister of Brookhaven, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Jackson County Memorial Park.

Glenn Robert Steer
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Mr. Glenn Robert Steer, 64, of Ocean Springs, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, in Biloxi. Mr. Steer was a longtime resident of the community and was a member of the Eagles Club of Quincy, Illinois. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was employed with Ingalls Shipbuilding for over 25 years. He was a member of Belle Fountain Baptist Church in Ocean Springs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jamie Doris Steer; and his mother, Bernice Champion Steer. Survivors include his wife, Mary Beswick Steer of Ocean Springs; three daughters, Debra Cortes of Ocean Springs, Katherine Ladner of Saucier and Sandra Nelson of Payson, Illinois; a son, Mark Steer of Ocean Springs; a stepdaughter, Sharon Feil of Greencastle, Indiana; three stepsons, Michael, Mark and Steven Beswick of Quincy, Illinois; a brother, Lee E. Steer of Buffalo, New York; his father, Ellis D. Steer of Sebring, Ohio; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and 13 stepgrandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 29, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the funeral home chapel with burial in Crestlawn Cemetery in Ocean Springs.

Wayne Nelson Thomas
Funeral: Memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Mr. Wayne Nelson Thomas, 51, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Gulfport. Mr. Thomas was a native of Danville, Ky., and a resident of the Gulf Coast for over 20 years. He was the owner of Fleet Tire, Inc., for 11 years and was an Air Force veteran. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Nelson Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Tammie L. Thomas of Gulfport; a son, Kenneth E.N. Thomas of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Celia Elizabeth Thomas and Peggy Lynn Thomas, both of Gulfport; his mother and stepfather, Celia Elizabeth and Wilbur Ernest of Cynthiana, Ky.; his stepmother, Jean A. Thomas of Hartsville, Ala.; a brother, Ronald Thomas of Medina, N.Y.; a stepsister, Diane Ward of Decatur, Ala., and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.

Mary Wandling
BAY ST. LOUIS - Mary Rankin Wandling, 91, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.

Harriet Widmer
Funeral: Memorial service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Ocean Springs.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Harriet Crawford Widmer, 83, of Ocean Springs, died Saturday, February 26, 2000, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Widmer was born in Dayton, Ohio, and had been a resident of Ocean Springs since 1970. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean Springs and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Widmer. Survivors include a daughter, Harriet Shafor Widmer of Ocean Springs; a brother, Charles Shafor Crawford of Orlando, FL, and a grandson, John Knox Stephens of Dayton, Ohio. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean Springs. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph A. Wilkerson
METAIRIE, La. - Joseph A. Wilkerson, 42, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, in Metairie. Arrangements are incomplete at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.


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