William Alonzo Boon
Mr. William Alonzo Boon, 88, of Ocean Springs, died Monday, December 15, 1997, in Ocean Springs.
Mr. Boon was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 14, 1909, and had been a resident of Biloxi since 1937. He was a well-known businessman who in partnership with his wife owned and operated Boon's Westinghouse Appliance Store on Howard Avenue. After closing the business in 1958 he was employed at Keesler AFB from which he retired. He was an expert in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and a pioneer (W5DT) ham radio operator.
Survivors include his wife of many years, Marjorie Brown Boon of Ocean Springs; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie O'Keefe of St. Martin and Mrs. Jane Taylor of Orange Park, Florida; two sons, W.A. Boon Jr. of Laverne, Califorinia, and James E. Boon of Pass Christian; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
There will be a 2 p.m. memorial service Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. Burial will be in Oneonta, Alabama.
Frances H. Devall
Frances H. Devall, 90, of Gulfport, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Devall was a native of Gulfport and a registered nurse at Gulfport Memorial Hospital for many years. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church of Gulfport and a member of the Gulfport Ladies Altar Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucien Devall.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Moran and Susan Cooper, both of Gulfport; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A service was at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church in Gulfport. Burial was in Evergreen Gardens Cemetery. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Ave., Gulfport was in charge of arrangements.
Roy E. Langston Jr
. Roy E. Langston Jr., 76, of Saucier, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, in Gulfport.
Mr. Langston was born in Tunica County, Miss., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert Langston; and a sister, Mamie Huggins.
Survivors include his wife, Lois E. Langston of Saucier; two sons, Roy Langston III and Richard Langston, both of Gulfport; two daughters, Carolyn Culp of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sally Munn of Saucier; two brothers, Robert Langston of Glendale, Calif., and Harry Langston of Gulfport; a sister, Carrie Morrow of Clarksville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport.
Clemon J. Moody
Clemon J. Moody, 72, and a resident of Bay St. Louis, died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, in Biloxi.
Mr. Moody was born May 20, 1925, in Poplarville and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ecker Moody.
He is survived by his mother, Hettie Ruth Harley Jarrell, of Bay St. Louis; other family members Henry Burge, Richard Burge and Doris Thomas of Bay St. Louis, Deborah Jean Zitterkopf of Mintare, Neb., Jennie Landry of Steep Hollow, and Johnnie Faye Shows of Citronelle, Ala., and other family members and friends.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. this evening at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Burgetown Cemetery in Pearl River County.
Russell G. Ramage
Mr. Russell G. Ramage, 91, of Gulfport, died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, in Gulfport.
Mr. Ramage was born March 31, 1906, in Youngstown, Ohio, and had been a longtime resident of Gulfport. In 1972, he retired from the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport as Special Services Director with over 35 years of federal service. His collegiate career included football scholarships to Shephardstown University, William and Mary University and Youngstown State University. After receiving his Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education he enlisted and advanced to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force. He served as the physical training officer at Gulfport Air Field and Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi. On May 7, 1996, City of Gulfport proclaimed "Russell G. Ramage Day" to honor him for his many years of devoted service in the field of recreation that established a youth sports program which contributed to the quality of life for families along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the City of Gulfport.
Survivors include his wife, Laura B. Ramage; three sons, Wallace "Wally" Ramage, Clayton Ramage and Russell "Rusty" Ramage; three daughters-in-law, Pam Duckworth Ramage, La Wanda Ramage and Mary "Kitty" Ramage, all of Gulfport; eight grandchildren, Kim Burkenwald of St. Louis, Mo., Kevin Ramage, Amber Ramage, Fallon Ramage, Russell "Tras" Ramage, Christopher Ramage, Scott Carriere, Brian Carriere and one great-grandchild, Merideth "Regan" Carriere, all of Gulfport.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Riemann Funeral Home in Gulfport. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 1997, from the Riemann Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Coalville Cemetery.
The family prefers memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Mitchell Vead, 58, of Bay St. Louis, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997.
Mr. Vead was a native of New Orleans and is known through Windsock Video, Inc.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Adina Chatelain; his father, Mitchell Vead Sr.; and daughter Peggy Vead.
Survivors include his significant other, Karen Gravois; daughters Susan Dimmett and Shirley Massey; one son, Lionel Vead; daughter-in-law Cheri Lynn Vead; sons-in-law Jim Dimmett and Jack Massey; grandchildren Erik Dimmett, Jared Dimmett, Cody Dimmett, Jason Massey, Amber Lynn Vead and Lance Vead; one sister, Faye Naquin; and one brother, David Vead.
All friends and family are invited to attend the memorial party as per Mitch's request to pass a good time. The memorial party will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Metairie Manor, 4929 York St., Metairie, La.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Haven Shelter for Abused Children, 126 Court St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520.
Joe Garrett Cotten
GULFPORT - Mrs. Joe Garrett Cotten, 79, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Portland, Ore.
Mrs. Cotten was born in Philadelphia, Miss., and had been a resident of Gulfport for most of her adult life. She was formerly a legal secretary for the law firm of Eaton-Cottrell-Galloway and Lang. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gulfport and the Gulfport Yacht Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis S. Cotten; and her parents, Joseph and Rose Dulaney Garrett.
Survivors include a daughter, Abby Crouch of Portland; a sister, Rose Garrett; and a brother, Herbert Garrett, both of Philadelphia.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in Gulfport where friends may call one hour before service time. A private burial will be held at Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi.
The family prefers memorials to the Humane Society of South Mississippi, 13756 Washington Ave., Gulfport, MS 39503.
Edward H. Farlow
GULFPORT - Edward H. "Ham" Farlow, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, in Gulfport.
Mr. Farlow was native and lifelong resident of Harrison County and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Nugent United Methodist Church in Gulfport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lulie Farlow; a daughter, Nita Cuevas; a brother, Terry Farlow; and two sisters, Delia Cullifer and Carmon Kibler.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Farlow; two sons, Eddie Farlow and Michael Farlow; a daughter, Donna Murphy, all of Gulfport; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Finley Cemetery in Gulfport.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Terry Kelley, 59, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, in Bay St. Louis.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.
Flint C. Gullett
WAVELAND - Flint C. Gullett, 88, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, in Bay St. Louis.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Evelyn Shirk, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1997, in Ocean Springs.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs.
PICAYUNE - Felix Stockstill, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, in Picayune.
Mr. Stockstill was a native of Picayune and was a self-employed painter. He was a member of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Stockstill; and a brother, Arthur Bud Stockstill.
Survivors include a son, Felix Edward Stockstill of Bay St. Louis; two daughters, Debra Ann Stockstill of Picayune and Sheila Kay Berrocal of Southhaven; two brothers, Don Auldan Stockstill of Picayune and David Shannon Stockstill of Carriere; and seven grandchildren.
A service was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Picayune Funeral Home with burial in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune.
Kyle Wynne Wise
PICAYUNE - Kyle Wynne Wise, 40, of the Henleyfield Community, died Monday, Dec. 15, 1997, in the Henleyfield Community.
Mr. Wise was a native of Bogalusa, La., and was a self-employed construction worker. He was a member of the New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Kyle Lee Wise of Birmingham, Ala.; his mother, Phyllis Wise of Carriere; a brother, Regi Wise of Brookhaven; and a sister, Nancy Carnaggio of Slidell.
A service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at New Henleyfield Southern Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Henleyfield Cemetery. Picayune Funeral Home in Picayune is in charge of arrangements.
Nelly E. Fielding
POPLARVILLE - Nelly E. Fielding, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, in Hattiesburg.
Mrs. Fielding was a former resident of Chippewa Lake, Mich., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Chippewa Lake United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred William Fielding.
Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Lomerson of Poplarville; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held the summer of 1998 at Chippewa Lake United Methodist Church. White Funeral Home in Poplarville is in charge of arrangements.
Dit White, 83, of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Austin.
Ms. White was a former resident of Gulfport and a member of the Gulfport Yacht Club.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lenora White Mills.
Survivors include a niece, Kathy Mills of Austin; and a nephew, Samuel A. Mills Jr. of Woodbridge, Va.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.