Jennifer Maria Foretich
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - On Nov. 20th, 1998, 19-year-old Jennifer Maria Foretich died in her home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Jennifer was born in Gulfport on March 6th, 1979.
She attended Western Washington University on academic scholarship last year, then returned to Colorado to attend Metro State College this year. She was an art major.
She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Romero of Highlands Ranch;
her father, Robert M. Foretich of Seattle and native of Gulfport; her stepmother, Dana Dodge-Foretich of Seattle; her two brothers, John-Perkins Foretich of Phoenix and Chris Romero of Denver; her paternal grandmother, Judge Mary Foretich of Gulfport; maternal grandparents, Cruz and Maris Romero of Denver; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jennifer's family has established a scholarship fund for art majors. Donations can be sent to the Jennifer Foretich Memorial Scholarship fund at Washington Mutual Savings and loan, account no. 192-0659 32-3 at 1201 3rd Avenue, Seattle WA 98101. For more information, call her father toll free at (800) 764-4873 code 01.
PICAYUNE - Mr. J.C. Harrell, 78, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Picayune.
Mr. Harrell was a native of Hancock County. He was a school administrator for the Hancock School District and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Picayune. He was a veteran of the Army, where he served as First Lieutenant in World War II and received a Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Wise Harrell of Picayune; two sons, Byrle Harrell of Poplarville and Brent Harrell of Picayune; and a sister, Katherine Ladner of Perkinston.
Graveside services were held Saturday in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune. McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorials to Harmony Baptist Church Fellowship Hall or the Pearl River Community College Baptist Student Union in Poplarville.
Clarence S. Herring Jr.
Funeral: Graveside at 1 p.m. Monday in Goodwater Baptist Church Cemetery in Magee.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Clarence S. "C.S." Herring Jr., 66, of Ocean Springs died Friday, November 27, 1998, in Ocean Springs.
Mr. Herring was born in Hattiesburg, grew up in Magee, and was a resident of the Gulf Coast for the past 23 years. He was a retired Navy veteran and served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Mr. Herring was a retired electrician from Ingall's Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. He was a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice and Clarence S. Herring Sr.; and a brother, Gerald L. Herring.
Survivors include a daughter, Belinda Herring Trosclair of Ocean Springs; a son, Gerald G. Herring of Ocean Springs; a sister, Ann H. Jackson of Biloxi; and two grandchildren, Brandi and Bryan Trosclair of Ocean Springs.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 29, 1998, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Ocean Springs. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 30, 1998, at 1 p.m. in Goodwater Baptist Church Cemetery in Magee.
Rosemarie A. Kearney
Funeral: Mass at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Mrs. Rosemarie A. Kearney, 77, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Biloxi.
Mrs. Kearney was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a resident of Long Island, N.Y., before moving to Biloxi 16 years ago. She was an attorney and practiced for 40 years. She was a graduate of Fordham Law School and was a Catholic.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Carretto and Kathryn Young.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Kearney of Biloxi; and a brother, Peter Ruvola of Potomac, Md.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi, with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery.
Joyce Simmons McGrath
Funeral: Graveside at 2 p.m. Monday in Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa.
VANCLEAVE - Joyce Simmons Nelson McGrath, 61, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Vancleave.
Mrs. McGrath was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Columbia and had been a resident of Jackson County for the past 50 years. She was a member of Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church and Jackson County Bowling Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elder and Mrs. C.A. Simmons; and her first husband, Cole A. "Wig" Nelson Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Cunningham W. McGrath Jr. of Vancleave; two sons, Clarence V. Nelson of Mobile and Donald G. Nelson of Pascagoula; two stepsons, Michael McGrath and Jason McGrath; two stepdaughters, Shannon McGrath and Terri Brewster; a sister, Del Parsley, all of Pascagoula; two brothers, Aubrey Simmons of Vancleave and Wesley Simmons of Gautier; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gautier. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa.
The family prefers memorials to Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund, Pascagoula MS.
Evelyn W. McPhail
Funeral: 8 p.m. Monday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis and graveside Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Birmingham, Ala.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Evelyn W. McPhail was born June 9, 1930, in Columbus, MS., grew up in Palmer Home for Children, attended Mississippi University for Women, and received MUW Presidential Honor award in 1995.
Married John McPhail and they had three children, Frances Marie, Janet and John. John's work brought them to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where they became active in the community and the political process.
Evelyn worked on all levels of political campaigns. She was elected to serve on the Republican National Committee as Mississippi's National Committee Woman. She served as party Chairman for the State of Mississippi, became Political Director for the RNC for Chairman Haley Barbour, and was then elected to serve as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1995. She traveled extensively, conducting training for campaign workers and candidates in 49 states. In 1989, she was Official Observer for the First Free Elections in Czechoslovakia. She traveled to Taiwan to meet their leaders.
She was asked to address the Russian Congress, the Duma, to explain the political process of the U.S.
She served on the Presidential Scholars Commission for both Presidents' Reagan and Bush. Among the many boards and commissions, was Palmer Home Children, where she was honored in 1995 as their outstanding Alumni.
Evelyn inspired everyone she met, and will be missed by her many friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John and granddaughter, Ruthie Prang.
Survivors include, Daughter and Son-in-Law, Janet McPhail and Mike Walker; Daughter, Frances Marie Prang; Son and Daughter-in-Law, John and Liz McPhail; Grandchildren, Amanda McPhail, Missy McPhail, Jim McPhail and Robert Prang; Sister, Jackie Massey; Brother and Sister-in-Law, Richard and Judy Williams, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Monday, November 30, 1998, from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., with a Chapel Service beginning at 8 p.m., at the Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, 110 Necaise Avenue, Bay St. Louis, MS.
On Tuesday, December 1, 1998, a Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, 1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL., with Graveside Services to follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Birmingham, AL. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville, AL., is in charge of local arrangements.
The family prefers Memorials to Quality Hospice of the Gulf Coast, Inc., P.O. Box 549, Biloxi, MS 39533-0549.
Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, Bay St. Louis, MS is in charge of all arrangements.
Elliot S. O'Bryant
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White Plains United Methodist Church.
BILOXI - Elliot S. O'Bryant, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998, in Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. O'Bryant had ben a longtime resident of the Coast. He was a retired Master Sergeant in the Army and was owner-operator of O'Bryant Pest Control. He was a member of the White Plains United Methodist Church in the White Plains Community.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erna O'Bryant.
Survivors include two sisters, Annie Mae Green and Bobbie Taylor, both of Biloxi; and a brother, Richard O'Bryant of Pleasanton, Kan.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at White Plains United Methodist Church, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in White Plains Cemetery. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
Infant Cory Deilowe Scales Jr.
Funeral: Graveside at 1 p.m. Monday in Evergreen Gardens.
BILOXI - Cory Deilowe Scales Jr. died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, in Biloxi.
Survivors include his parents, Roshunda Young and Cory D. Scales Sr.; his grandparents, Bobby and Theresa Young of Gulfport and Betty Laverne Blackstock Scales of Eden, N.C.
Visitation will be at noon Monday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. in Evergreen Gardens.
Frances R. Slade
GULFPORT - Frances R. Slade, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport.
James A. Swords
GULFPORT - James A. Swords, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North in Gulfport.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Trouong Tran, 50, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport.