Louis Howell Clark
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Louis Howell Clark, 78, of Gulfport, MS, died Thursday, November 2, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mr. Clark was a native of Gulfport. He was a member of Nugent United Methodist Church for 78 years. He served his Country by enlisting in the Army/Air Corps and served as an aerial Engineer S/Sgt. during WW II. He was stationed in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe for two years. He retired from Keesler Air Force Base in 1987 after working Civil Service for 35 years. He enjoyed gardening and visiting friends and family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Henry and Pearl Priddy Clark; and two brothers, William Frank Clark and Charles Lindburg Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Lou Ethel Meadows Clark of Gulfport; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Linda Clark of Meridian, MS; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tommy Birdsong of Gulfport; a sister, Janie Farmer of Gulfport; and grandchildren, David Clark and Tracie Clark, both of Meridian, and Lisa McGuire of Gulfport.
Visitation will be today, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at 3:30 p.m. from Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, Hwy. 49 N in Gulfport. Burial will be in Coalville Cemetery.
Francis C. Clifford
GAUTIER - Francis C. Clifford, 91, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Ocean Springs.
Arrangements are incomplete at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gautier.
HATTIESBURG - W.C. Dobbs, a former resident of Gulfport for over forty years, died November 1, 2000, at his residence in Hattiesburg. Mr. Dobbs was 84 years of age. Services were held November 3, 2000 at Moore Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg.
Mr. Dobbs was the former owner of Payless Food Store and various real estate holdings in Harrison County.
Survivors include his wife, Earline H. Dobbs of Hattiesburg; four daughters, Jo-Ann Dobbs Raanes, Sharron Dobbs Bellew and Rhonda Dobbs James, all of Hattiesburg, and Patsy Dobbs Graham of St. George, Utah; three sons, Don Michael Dobbs of Gulfport, Larry E. Dobbs of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Wiley C. Dobbs II of Hattiesburg; one brother, Clifton VanAmburg of Gulfport; and fourteen grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Henry Fitzgibbons
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Thomas Henry Fitzgibbons, 69, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mr. Fitzgibbons, a resident of Pascagoula, served four years in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Fitzgibbons; his mother, Alice Corriveau Fitzgibbons; and a brother, Arthur Fitzgibbons.
Survivors include his wife, Irene H. Meiggs Fitzgibbons; a sister, Ann Davignon of Quinneburg, Conn.; and two brothers, Michael Turillo of Riverside, R.I., and M. Boucher of Warren, R.I.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jackson County Memorial Park, east Ingalls Avenue, Pascagoula.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at C.O. Pate Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia.
SENATOBIA - Christine Floyd, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Bay St. Louis.
Mrs. Floyd was a member of Senatobia Presbyterian Church in Senatobia. She was a 1929 graduate of the University of Mississippi where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Survivors include a son, Jason Houston Floyd Jr. of Pass Christian; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at C.O. Pate Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia with burial in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia.
The family prefers memorials to Senatobia Presbyterian Church.
PASS CHRISTIAN - Edward Johnson, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in Bay St. Louis.
Mr. Johnson was a native of North Dakota and a resident of Pass Christian.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Rose Volk Johnson.
Survivors include a sister, Harriet Rachuba of Pass Christian; and two brothers, Wayne Johnson of Naperville, Ill., and Oscar Johnson of Orland Park, Ill.
Private services will be held. Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Kathryn Lindsey
Funeral: 7 p.m. Monday at the Libbey Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Rapids, Minn.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - Marjorie (Marty) Kathryn Lindsey of Grand Rapids died Thursday, November 2, 2000, at her residence at the age of 73.
Marty was born May 31, 1927, the daughter of Major General Charles W. and Kathryn Lawrence in San Antonio, TX. She attended Our Lady of the Lake Boarding School through college. Marty loved the water, was an avid swimmer and scuba diver, and was a water safety and swimming instructor with the American Red Cross. She also enjoyed playing bridge and was on a golf league and bowling league. Marty worked part time at Village Book Store and volunteered at KAXE Radio. Her passion was classical music. She was a former resident of Gulfport.
Her husband, Willis "Bud" Lindsey, died in 1998.
Survivors include her children, Mike Foretich of Adkins, TX, Bill Foretich of San Francisco, CA, Mark Lindsey of Houston, TX, Tom Lindsey of Norwich, ND, Margie Langston of Manvel, TX, Bobbie Ames of Dayton, TX, Lucy Brownell of Pflugerville, TX, Carol Brink of Grand Rapids, Katy Sampson of Chisago City, MN, Catherine M. Lindsey of Grand Rapids, MN, and Carolee Lindsey of Fridley, MN; brother William Lawrence and sister Lyla Lawrence, both of San Antonio, TX; 15 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 7:00, Monday Nov. 6 in the Libbey Funeral Home Chapel, 520 2nd Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MN, (218) 326-4000, with the Reverend Thomas Radaich officiating.
Lillie E. Pitts
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel.
PICAYUNE - Lillie E.
Pitts, 92, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Picayune.
Mrs. Pitts was a native of
Lawrence County and a resident of Picayune. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cliffton Pitts.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Pitts McQueen, Charlene Pitts Hook, both of Nicholson, and Dorothy Pitts Patch of Picayune; a sister, Adelle White; a brother, Shelby Lee White, both of Petal; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. today at Picayune Funeral Home with a service at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A service will also be held at 3 p.m. today at Mission Hill Baptist Church in Wesson where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Mission Hill Cemetery.
Herbert Ray Ritchie Sr.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Mr. Herbert Ray Ritchie, Sr., 71, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 2, 2000 in Gulfport.
Mr. Ritchie was born in Bogalusa and had been a resident of Gulfport for over 40 years. He served in the Army Air Corps and received a World War II Victory Medal. He was a Colonel on the staff of Gov. Jimmie Davis in Louisiana. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Bogalusa and attended Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Gulfport. Mr. Ritchie was a retired funeral director and was also a former project manager for service industries.
Mr. Ritchie was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ritchie; and a brother, Claude Warner Ritchie.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jessie Chandler Ritchie of Gulfport; two daughters, Melinda Diane Bennett Adams of Pensacola, FL., and Carol Frances Bush Stewart of Nashville, TN.; two sons, Herbert Ray Ritchie, Jr. of Pearlington and Claude Stephen Ritchie of Gulfport; 8 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 until 8 at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Gulfport. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.
The family prefers memorials to the Grace Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 2412 23rd Ave., Gulfport, MS 39501.
Peggy Ann Brown
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at the Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.
GAUTIER - Peggy Ann Tapper Brown, 62, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000.
Mrs. Brown was born Oct. 4, 1938, and was a resident of Gautier. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Pascagoula and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Brown of Gautier; a daughter, Tammie Porter of Hurley; three sons, Pierre Bonin, Perry Brown and Terry Brown, all of Gautier; a sister, Emma Jean Madere of Escatawpa; two brothers, Ronald Tapper of Vancleave and N.T. Tapper of Helena; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 10 a.m. today at the Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point with entombment at Machpelah in Pascagoula.
Alice F. Davis
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Avenue, Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Alice F. Davis, age 62 and a resident of Gulfport, MS, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Davis was a native of Poplarville, MS, and spent most of her life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She was an employee of President Casino, and a member of Pass Road Baptist Church in Gulfport. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, James LeRoy Davis; her parents, John and Laura Odom; a son, Glenn A. Rackard; a brother, John Odom; and a sister, Mary Rackard.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky Davis and Susan of Lizana, MS; Michael and Priscilla Davis of Gulfport; a daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Tommy Bond of Saucier, MS; a brother, Monroe Odom of Picayune; a sister, Christine Kahl of Detroit, MI; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport. The funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 4, in the funeral home chapel, followed by burial in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS.
Helen Ruth Douglas
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at the McDonald Funeral Home Chapel in Picayune.
COLLINS - Helen Ruth Simmons Douglas, 87, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in Collins.
Mrs. Douglas was a native of Kentwood, La. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Picayune.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Worthy of Collins; a son, Wayne White of Biloxi; a sister, Margie Frierson of Picayune; a brother, Walter Simmons Jr. of Loganville, Ga.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune with a service to follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery.