Services were held Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia for Carl Kennedy, 70, of Sandy Hook, who died June 24 at his residence.
Burial was in Union Line Cemetery in Soso.
Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and retired from Electro-Coal Transfer.
He was a member of Sandy Hook Baptist Church and the St. Albans Shriner’s Lodge in Columbia.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Golden Kennedy of Sandy Hook; three sons, James Thorton of Sandersville, David Thorton and Robert Thorton, both of Sandy Hook; a daughter, Jackie Kennedy Breland of Sandy Hook; a sister, Faye Guillott of St. Bernard, La.; two brothers, Preston Kennedy of St. Bernard, La., and John Kennedy of New Iberia, La.; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, June 27, 2003, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home for Winston W. Knight, 80, of Laurel, who died June 25 at South Central rEgional Medical Center.
Burial was in Hebron Cemetery in Jones County.
Mr. Knight retired from Wayne Farms after 31 years and was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie Dean Knight; two sons, Jimmy Knight and Kenneth Knight, both of Laurel; a daughter, Joanne Dykes of Stringer; three brothers, Roland Knight and Harlon Knight, both of Mobile, Ala., and Monroe Knight of Soso; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
ROSA NELL KNOTTS
Services were held Friday, June 27, 2003 at Jones Funeral Home for Rosa Nell Knotts, 60, of Ellisville, who died June 26 at South Central Regional Medical Center.
Rev. Valton Douglas and Rev. Larry Dennis officiated.
Burial was in Moselle Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were James Beazeale, Dale Herrington, Billy Jackson, Bobby Knotts, Greg Knotts, Squeeky Knotts, and Brent Milner.
Mrs. Knotts was preceded in death by a baby, John M. Breazeal, her parents, Clarence and Florence Thompson, a sister, Evie Pittman and a brother Travis Thompson.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James M. Knotts of Ellisville; a daughter, Toni Breazeal of Ellisville; a son, David Breazeal, Jr., of Ellisville; four brothers, Carl Thompson of Laurel, George Thompson of Belle Chase, La., John Thompson of Seminary and Willie Thompson of Moselle; a sister, Mary Thompson of French Settlement, La.; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at A&A Memorial Chapel for Annie Mae Lewis, 59, of Hattiesburg, who died June 15 at Forrest General Hospital.
Burial was in Pineview Cemetery in Hattiesburg.
Survivors include four brothers, Willie J. Lewis and James Lewis of Fresno, Calif., Eddie Ray Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis of Atlanta; and two sisters, Gladys Brown and Arlena Naylor, both of Hattiesburg.
A&A Memorial Chapel of Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.
Services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Hulett-Winstead Chapel for Bryant Logan, 60, of Hattiesburg, who died June 22 at his residence.
Burial was in Richburg Cemtery.
Mr. Logan was a Carpenter and a membr of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lucia Logan of Hattiesburg; his parents, Gerald and Katie Logan of Hattiesburg; a son, Jason Logan of Purvis; a daughter, Susand Logan of Hattiesburg; a sister, Bobbye Holmes of Pearl; three brothers, Tommy Logan of Petal, Jerry Logan of Hattiesburg, and Frank Logan of Southhaven; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
RUTH D. NEWMAN
Services were held Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at First Baptist Church for Ruth D. Newman, 97, of Hattiesburg, who died June 23 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.
Burial was in McLaurin Cemtery.
Mrs. New was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Newman and a son, Jimmy Oglesby.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews; caregiver, Linda Byrd of Hattiesburg; a sister, Ruby Mapp of Petal; a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.
LARRY F. NORRIS
Services were held Saturday, June 27, 2003, at Moore Funeral Home for Larry Frank Norris, 55, of Petal, who died June 25 at his residence.
Burial was in Roseland Park Cemtery.
Mr. Norris worked for 29 years at Camp Shelby in maintenance supply and was a membr of Carterville Baptist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and past master of Hattiesburg Masonic Lodge No. 397.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil C. Norris.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Barnett Norris of Petal; two sons, Scott Norris of Central Asia and Steve Norris of Cordova, Tenn.; two sisters, Polly Garner of Lucedale and Sandra Dunn of Hattiesburg; and a brother, James Norris of Lucedale.
Moore Funeral Home of Petal was in charge of arrangements.
Services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Greenville Baptist Church for Gladys Gipson Schlautman, 75, of Lumberton, who died June 23 at her residence.
Mike Lee and Roger Miller officiated.
Interment was in Greenville Baptist Church Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Johnson.
Mrs. Schlautman was a member of Caney Baptist Church, a former employee of Movie Star, and a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Johnson of Lumberton; two sisters, Helen Oglesbee of Columbia and Lorena Smith of Purvis; four brothers, Herman Gipson of Purvis, Robert Sones of D’Lo, Ray Sones of Columbia, and Paul Sones of Covington, La.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
CLIFTON SASSER, SR.
Services were held Friday, June 27, 2003, at Jones Funeral Home in Hattiesburg for Clifton H. Sasser, Sr., 76, of Sumrall, who died June 23 at his residence.
Burial was in Grantham Cemetery.
Mr. Sasser served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and worked at T.L. James Dredging Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Monroe and Mamie Sasser.
Survivors include a son, Clifton H. “Cliff” Sasser, Jr., of Cookeville, Tenn.; a daughter, Rita A. Shows of Sumrall; and five grandchildren.
Jones Funeral Home of Hattiesburg was in charge of arrangements.
Services were held Friday, June 27, 2003, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home for Beatrice Dobson Saucier, 88, of Purvis, who died June 25 at her residence.
Burial was in Caney Baptist Cemetery.
Mrs. Saucier was a homemaker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Benard Saucier; a son, James Aldie Saucier; and two grandsons, Chuck Boutwell and Bobby Shoemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Addie Shoemaker of Magee and Avis Boutwell of Purvis; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home of Purvis was in charge of arrangements.
Services were held June 21, 2003, at Moore Petal Chapel for Lester C. Walker, 82, of Petal, who died June 21 at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.
Burial was in Sunrise Cemetery.
Mr. Walker was a sheet metal worker. He was Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ada Walker; a sister, Olene Garris; and two brothers, Carl Walker and Charles Allen Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Ruth Walker of Petal; a son, Jimmy Walker of Purvis; a brother, Ed Walker of Petal; and two granddaughters.
Moore Funeral Home of Petal was in charge of arrangements.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 27, 2003, at Big Creek Cemetery in Soso for Delphia Welch, 97, of Ellisville, who died June 25 at Jones County Nursing Home.
Miss Welch was a homemaker and a member of Centerville Baptist Church.
Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.
Jones Funeral Home of Ellisville was in charge of arrangements.
Services were held Friday at Moore Funeral Home for Mattie Eva Baker Lowrey Williams, 78, of Wiggins, who died June 25 at Forrest General Hospital.
Burial was in Paramount Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a member of Landmark Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Williams of Wiggins; two sons, Johnny Baker and Billy Baker, both of Wiggins; a daughter, Betty Seals of Wiggins; two brothers, Edward Wade and Melvin Wade, both of Wiggins; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home of Wiggins was in charge of arrangements.
Services were held Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lumberton for Robert Winston, 76, of Covington, La., formerly of Lumberton, who died June 17 in Covington, La.
Burial was in Big Quarters Cemetery in Lumberton.
Mr. Winston served in the U.S. Army and was a carpenter.
Survivors include six sons, Robert Winston, Jr., of Milwaukee, Laddie McLemore and Bryant McLemore, both of Lumberton, Bobby Garrett and Tommy Garrett, both of Covington, La., and Nell McLemore of Lafayette, La.; three daughters, Antoinette Winston of Milwaukee, Cynthia Winston of Hammond, La., and Brenda Paul of Covington, La.; two sisters, Evelyn Blackston of Hattiesburg and Celia B. Hart; a brother, Frank Winston of Hollywood, Fla.; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Richardson Funeral Home of Hammond, La., was in charge of arrangements.