Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Ave., Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Virginia Robbins Hall Cochran, 94, died Friday, September 22, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Cochran was a native of New Albany, MS and a longtime Gulf Coast resident. She was retired from the United States Navy and the Selective Service Board. She was also retired from the City of Gulfport, Office of the Mayor. She was a member and pianist of West Gulfport Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ephriam Daniel Robbins and Miriam Wray Robbins; and her husband, Edward Colon Cochran.
She is survived by nieces and nephews Frances Shannon, Virginia Frank Maxey, Joyce Kaplan and Joe Keith and Martha Addie Robbins of New Albany, MS, Bill and Virginia Mathews and Dan and Kay Mathews of Tupelo, MS; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and her special care giver, Flo Biloruck of Gulfport, MS.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Ave., Gulfport, where friends may call an hour prior to service time. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport.
The family prefers memorials to one's favorite charity.
Johnny A. Cunningham
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
ESCATAWPA - Johnny Augusta Cunningham, 57, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Moss Point.
Mr. Cunningham was born Nov. 28, 1943, in Jackson County, and was a resident of Escatawpa. He was employed in the structural department at Ingalls Shipbuilding and was of the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Ila Mae Cunningham; a brother, Gene Cunningham; and a sister, Sara Cunningham.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Cunningham of Escatawpa; two daughters, Charlene Hernadaze of Aztec, N.M., and Renae Miller of Moss Point; two sons, Bubba Dunn and Robert Fulton, both of Escatawpa; a sister, Helen Reus of Wade; and six 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. Monday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Four Mile Creek Cemetery, Escatawpa.
Carey Ronald Easley
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Hickory Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
POPLARVILLE - Carey Ronald Easley, 43, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Poplarville.
Mr. Easley was a member of Hickory Springs Missionary Baptist Church and was employed as a quality assurance auditor at Cooper Power Systems in Lumberton.
He was preceded in death by his father, R.E. "Pug" Easley.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Ladner Easley; a daughter, Angela Kay Easley; a son, Bradley Carey Easley, all of Poplarville; his mother and stepfather, Patricia Easley Boutwell and Alton Boutwell of Lumberton; four sisters, Rhonda E. Breland of Poplarville, Debbie E. Knight, Celste Thatcher and Renee Davis, all of Lumberton; and a brother, Brian Earl Easley of Lumberton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 10 tonight at White Funeral Home in Poplarville. A service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hickory Springs Missionary Baptist Church where friends may call two hours before service time. Burial will be in Juniper Grove Cemetery in Poplarville.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sunflower Baptist Church in Perkinston.
PERKINSTON - Patricia Gonzales, 54, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Perkinston.
Mrs. Gonzales was a shipping and receiving clerk for Textron Marine and Land Systems in New Orleans. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chalmette, La.
Survivors include her husband, Florie Gonzales Sr. of St. Bernard, La.; four daughters, Lyndea McClendon of Amite, La., Marilyn Ford, Robin Jackson, both of Chalmette, and Patty Thornton of Bay Springs; three sons, Florie Gonzales Jr. of Clarksville, Tenn., Wayne Gonzales of Chalmette and John Mitchell Gonzales of Centreville, Va.; her parents, John H. and Marie Breland of Perkinston; a brother, Virgil Eugene Lyons of Wiggins; and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sunflower Baptist Church in Perkinston with burial in Sunflower Cemetery.
Charles F. Hudson Jr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
GRAND BAY, Ala. - Charles Fenimore "Buddy" "Understand" Hudson Jr., 80, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Mobile.
Mr. Hudson was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Pascagoula and had been a resident of Grand Bay, Ala., for the past 36 years. He was a longtime member of Plumber and Steamfitter Local No. 568 in Gulfport and was retired from Local No. 119 in Mobile. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1120 of Pascagoula and St. Elmo Bible Church in St. Elmo, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Fenimore Hudson Sr. and Irma G. Hudson; and a brother, Alvin M. Hudson.
Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn Rose Hudson of Grand Bay; four sons, Richard P. Hudson of Killeen, Texas, Allen Hudson, Buck Hudson, both of Grand Bay, and Robert "Tony" Hudson of Saraland, Ala.; five daughters, Eva Svenson of Houston, Texas, Virginia Washington of Vancleave, Emily Watson, Debbie Wallace, both of Mobile, and Amy Prospt of Irvington, Ala.; two brothers, S.N. "Cease" Hudson of Pascagoula and Robert Hudson of Escalon, Calif.; two sisters, Vivian Gaffney and Margie Szymonik, both of Pascagoula; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grand Bay Cemetery.
Walter W. LeBeau Sr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday in the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
GULFPORT - Walter W. Le-Beau Sr., 74, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mr. LeBeau was born in Chicago and had been a resident of the Gulf Coast since 1946. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and received the EAME Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Occupation Ribbon (Germany). He served as secretary-treasurer of the Labor Union at the Gulfport V.A. for 23 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine LeBeau.
Survivors include a daughter, Gladys Julia Scarborough of Baker, La.; a son, Walter W. LeBeau Jr. of Biloxi; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. A private burial service will be held at a later date in Southern Memorial Park.
Loren Allen Lee
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
HURLEY - Loren Allen Lee, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, in Hurley.
Mr. Lee was born July 31, 1924, in Pascagoula. He retired after 44 years as an insulator at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hurley and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of Asbestos Local Union No. 55 in Mobile and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen C. Lee.
Survivors include three sons, Allen Eugene Lee, Alton Loren Lee and Henry Louis Lee; five daughters, Betty Rose Walley, Paricia Gail Toney, Sandra Kay Lee, Debra Lynn Estabrook and Tina Marie Duffie; 23 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial in Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.
Lt. Col. Harold Olsen
Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Lt. Colonel Harold Olsen USAF (Ret.) died Thursday, September 21, 2000, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
A native of Chicago, he was the husband of the (late) Ethel Creel Olsen and the son of Mary and Nels Olsen of that city. He resided in Biloxi for the past 25 years.
Colonel Olsen was a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he received his second lieutenant's commission in 1939.
He was a member of one of the first cadres of officers to arrive at Keesler Air Force Base in August of 1941, where he was assigned as Personnel Classification and Assignment Officer. He served as Personnel Management Officer, Hq Third Air Force, Tampa, FL and later became Executive Officer of the Black Widow Squadron, USAF. He retired from Mechanic's Choice Corporation of Philadelphia, PA where he served as Territory Manager for South Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana.
He was a member of the Retired Officer's Association of America and an alumnus of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
He is survived by one son, Harold "Buz" Olsen, daughter-in-law, Paula Olsen, and grandson, Sean Olsen, all of Bay St. Louis; one daughter, Mary Jo Ballard, son-in-law, Paul Ballard of Wiggins; granddaughter, Christy Mosley, her husband, Frank Mosley, and great granddaughter, Megan, all of Gulfport.
He is a member of the First Methodist Church of Biloxi.
Services will be held at Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home on Howard Ave., Biloxi, Monday September 25, 2000. Friends may call two hours before service time at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Southern Memorial Park.
The family prefers donations to the First United Methodist Church in Biloxi in lieu of flowers.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Long Beach.
PASS CHRISTIAN - John "Charles" Red, age 75, and a resident of Pass Christian, died on Thursday, September 21, 2000 in Biloxi.
He was born on November 24, 1924, in Newton County, Mississippi, son of the late Ottis and Ovanda Red.
Brother Red attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from 1963 until 1966. He served as Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Long Beach from 1970 until his retirement in 1987. He also served as interim music director for several churches on the Gulf Coast. He joined the staff of Riemann Funeral Home in 1988 and served in that capacity until his death.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Red, and a granddaughter, Christine Sinclair.
His survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Alice Red of Pass Christian, son David Red and his wife Carol of Albuquerque, New Mexico, son Keith Red of Lakeland, Florida, daughter, Kathy Clements and her husband Frank of Moultrie, Georgia, two sisters, Elvie Hammond of Rogersville, Alabama, and Elmira Thompson of Clinton, Mississippi, and by four grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Christopher and Johnathan.
Visitation will be on Sunday, September 24, 2000 at Riemann Funeral Home in Long Beach from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and also at First Baptist Church of Long Beach from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday, September 25. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church of Long Beach and graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Byrd Cemetery in George County.
Memorials may be made in Brother Red's memory to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Long Beach.
Riemann Funeral Home in Long Beach is in charge of arrangements.
DIAMONDHEAD - Hugh Shaffer, 85, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.
James E. Walton Jr.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi.
SLIDELL, La. - Tech. Sgt. James E. Walton Jr., 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, in Slidell, La.
Mr. Walton was born April 16, 1934, and was a native of Philadelphia, Pa. He currently resided in Slidell and was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church. He had extensive military training and was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was employed with Nixdorf Computer Corp. He was a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Walton Sr. and Lennie Walton; and a sister, Francis McWilliams.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Walton of Slidell; five daughters, Janice Walton of California, Robin Walton of Virginia, Judy Mallet, Shelia May and Sheryl Walton , all of Gulfport; three sons, Alan Walton of Philadelphia, Pa., Anthony Stovall of Columbia, S.C., and Rodney Stovall of Illeshim, Germany; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.
Richard Louis Brousseau
BAY ST. LOUIS - Richard Louis Brousseau, age unavailable, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in Bay St. Louis.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.