Funeral: Graveside at 10 a.m. Saturday at Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Emile "Little Junie" Desporte, 27, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mr. Desporte was a native and lifelong resident of Biloxi. He was employed with his family's business, Desporte and Sons Seafood in Biloxi. He was a member of Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral in Biloxi.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Joycelyn Romero of D'Iberville; his father, Emile "Junie" Desporte III of Biloxi; his stepmother, Angela Desporte of Biloxi; his stepfather, Ray Romero of D'Iberville; a sister, Angel Desporte of Biloxi; two brothers, Sean Desporte and Joseph Seymour, both of Biloxi; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emile L. Desporte Jr. of Biloxi and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Giles of D'Iberville; three aunts, Julie Kessen, Rosalie Quave and Glenda Quave; an uncle, Artie Desporte; two nieces, Colby Harrelson and Hannah Seymour; and a nephew, Miles Seymour.
Tonight, August 11, 2000, friends may call from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi, and a Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Saturday at 10 a.m., graveside services will be held at Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi.
Leona M. Dudley
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Handsboro.
BILOXI - Leona M. Dudley, 74, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mrs. Dudley was born April 6, 1926, in Biloxi. She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Handsboro where she was a member of the Senior Mission, the Ever Ready Club and was a Vacation Bible School teacher. She attended Biloxi Colored High School and retired from the Santa Barbara School system after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Handsboro Homemakers Club and the RSVP.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anita Barnes; her husband, John N. Dudley; a son, Ralph Freightman; and a brother, Winston Barnes.
Survivors include a daughter, Anita Roberts of Indianapolis, Ind.; five sons, Ronald Dudley of Pleasant Hill, Calif., Ernest Dudley of Vancouver, Wash., Steven Dudley, John Dudley Jr. and Kenneth Dudley, all of Santa Barbara, Calif.; her stepmother, Laura Barnes of Biloxi; three sisters, Evelyn Barnes, Leslie Barnes, both of Biloxi, and Vivian Barnes Evans of Gulfport; two brothers, Ted Barnes of Biloxi and Leo Barnes of Palo Alto, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and six grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport.
Richmond Funeral Home in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.
Lester Joseph LaFrance Sr.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Lester Joseph LaFrance Sr., 80, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.
Marilyn Elizabeth Madson
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at the O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Pascagoula.
GAUTIER - Marilyn Elizabeth Madson, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Pascagoula.
Mrs. Madson was born March 20, 1931, in Milwaukee, and was a resident of Gautier. She was a member the Wednesday Morning Coffee Bowling League at Spanish Trail Lanes in Gautier. She was a member of Living Word Ev Lutheran Church (WELS).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Louise Leinberger; and five brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Peter R. Madson of Gautier; four sons, Daniel Madson of Murrieta, Calif., Martin Madson of Atlanta, Jeffery Madson of Pascagoula and James Madson of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Melinda Johnson of Lucedale; two sisters, Esther Wehausen of Mequon, Wis., and Kathleen Frink of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; two brothers, Allen Leinberger of Beverly Hills, Fla., and Carl Leinberger of Sarasota, Fla.; and 15 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. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Crestlawn Cemetery in Ocean Springs.
Theodore Magee Jr.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Picayune.
PICAYUNE - Theodore Magee Jr., 72, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Picayune.
Mr. Magee was a native of Tylertown and a resident of Picayune. He was a retired mechanic and a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Picayune.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Magee of Picayune; four sons, Charles Magee, William Magee, Stephon Magee, all of Picayune, and Calvin Magee of Gulfport; two daughters, Betty S. Jackson of Picayune and Carolyn Guy of Biloxi; seven sisters, Alma Jean James, Norma L. Grace, both of Biloxi, Annette Wesley of Central Florida, Martha L. Jackson of River Rouge, Mich., Alfredric Tyson of Picayune, Victoria Magee and Octoria Magee, both of Springfield, La.; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church where friends may call two hours before service time. Burial will be in Picayune Cemetery. Baylous Funeral Home in Picayune is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pass Christian.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Martha Waters Mallini, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Mallini was a native of Maryland and a resident of Pass Christian. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Pass Christian and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Mallini Sr.; her parents, Howard and Annie West Waters; and a daughter, Dolores Ann Mallini Castelin.
Survivors include three sons, James L. Mallini Jr. of Bay St. Louis, Donald A. Mallini of Orlando, Fla., and Dewayne A. Mallini of Pass Christian; a daughter, Marie M. Rogers Niolet of Pass Christian; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Pass Christian where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery in Pass Christian. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson County Funeral Services Chapel in Escatawpa.
ESCATAWPA - Carol McKinney, 53, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Escatawpa.
Mrs. McKinney was born Dec. 23, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, and was a resident of Escatawpa. She was employed as an operator at Chevron.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Szuch and Helen Wygant Szuch.
Survivors include her husband, David McKinney; two sons, Steven McKinney and Daniel McKinney, all of Escatawpa; and two sisters, Pat Ware and Shirley Bishop, both of Moss Point.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Saturday at Jackson County Funeral Services in Escatawpa with a service to follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Private burial services will be held at a later date.
Dora Hinton Taylor
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at the Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH - Dora Hinton Taylor, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Gulfport.
Ms. Taylor was a native of Hattiesburg and had been a resident of Long Beach for 50 years. She was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Long Beach where she served as an usher. She was employed with Dr. and Mrs. Ira Gaddy for 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Lois Russell Hinton; a sister, Lucille Pleasant; two brothers, James Hinton and Johnell Hinton; and a grandson, Juan Taylor.
Survivors include five daughters, Juanita Taylor, Judy Marshall, Laura Taylor, Louise Maye, all of Long Beach, and Rebecca "DeeDee" Dickerson of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sons, James Taylor Jr., Avery Taylor Sr., Joseph Taylor, Robert Taylor and Derrick Taylor, all of Long Beach; five sisters, Josephine Adams of Pittsburg, Calif., Annie Thompkins of Richmond, Calif., Edna Williams, Mary DeLoach, both of Gulfport, and Christine Anderson of Hazelhurst; a brother, Samuel Hinton of Gulfport; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 11, at the Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. A service will be at 11 a.m. today at the church with burial in Pine Ridge Garden Cemetery in Gulfport. Lockett-Williams' Mortuary in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Odel Verbeke
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at the Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
MOSS POINT - Roy Odel Verbeke, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mr. Verbeke was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Jackson County. He was a member of East Moss Point Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Carl Grierson Verbeke and William Edward Verbeke, both of Moss Point.
Visitation will be after noon today at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point with a service to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Moss Point.
Joseph A. Vizzini Sr.
Funeral: Graveside at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Chalmette, La.
CLERMONT HARBOR - Joseph A. Vizzini Sr., 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, in Clermont Harbor.
Mr. Vizzini was a native of New Orleans and had been a resident of Clermont Harbor for the past 18 years. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 139 in Bay St. Louis, VFW Post 4808 in Lakeshore and New Orleans Local Clerks & Checkers Union No. 1497. He was in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Guerin Vizzini; his parents, Frank P. and Rose Spokes Vizzini; and a sister, Rosemary Graf.
Survivors include five sons, Stephen Michael Vizzini of South San Francisco, Calif., Mark Darryl Vizzini of Arabi, La., Roch Anthony Vizzini of Slidell, La., Christian Joseph Vizzini and Joseph Anthony Vizzini Jr., both of Clermont Harbor; two daughters, Angela Ann Boasso of Chalmette, La., and Evangeline Eve Doyle of Clermont Harbor; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Chalmette. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.
Willie Van Washington Sr.
Funeral: Graveside at 1:30 p.m. today at Biloxi National Cemetery.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Willie Van "Jack" Washington Sr., 65, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Hancock County.
Mr. Washington was a native of Gulfport. He was a member of the NAACP and the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gulfport.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Stewart Evans.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Dunklin-Washington; his mother, Carrie Moss; four sons, Anthony Washington, Willie Washington Jr., Eugene Washington and Sammy Washington, all of Gulfport; three daughters, Brenda Dixion, Gail Goodwin and Donna Briggs, all of Lyman; four stepchildren, Herman, Danelle, Jurinea, all of Bay St. Louis, and Takita Dunklin of Killeen, Texas; a brother, Jacob McQueen Sr.; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 8 to 10 a.m. today at Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church with a graveside service to follow at 1:30 p.m. in Biloxi National Cemetery. Dickey Bros.-Chambers Bros. Funeral Services in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.
BILOXI - Mrs. Bobbye Barlow, 61, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, in Biloxi.
Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi.