Robert Earl Sanders
Robert Earl Sanders, 77, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Funeral services were Aug. 26 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.
Mr. Sanders retired from Jackson Ready Mix after 40 years of service. His favorite pastime was fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margarea L. Sanders, who passed away in February; and his daughter, Reba L. Williams.
Survivors include daughters, Margaret Watkins and husband Roger of Richland and Carolyn Nichols and husband Roger of Terry; son-in-law, Greg Williams of Brandon; grandchildren, Roger Watkins Jr., Bryan Watkins, Jennifer Williams Northrum, Scott Williams and Kasey Cohn; and great-grandchildren, Cameron Watkins, Mackenzie Watkins, Camden Watkins and Lauren Cohn.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Suite A, Jackson MS 39213.
Randa M. Wilson
Randa Marie Wilson, 65, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were Aug. 15 in the Natchez Trace Funeral Home Chapel in Madison with burial in Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery in Madison.
Randa was a very special and gracious lady who brought much joy to those who knew her. She courageously fought a four-year battle with cancer and recently retired from East Lakeland OB/Gyn.
Randa was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Forte Williams and her father, Pete Williams.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bill Wilson; children, Paula Wilson Travis and husband Marty, Lorie Wilson Busby and husband David, and Matt Wilson and wife Brandy, all of Brandon; grandchildren, Warren and Palmer Jackson, Camryn and Dalton Busby, Hayden and Gabe Wilson, and Cody Sutterfield; and brothers, Paul Williams and wife Lynn of Brandon and Bob Williams and wife Tracy of Hattiesburg.
Randa's family thanks Dr. Tammy Young and Hospice Ministries for their wonderful care throughout her illness.
Daniel Wayne Howell
Daniel Wayne Howell, 17, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, in Rankin County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were Aug. 27 at Puckett Baptist Church with burial in Cato Cemetery in Rankin County. The Rev. Grant McElveen officiated.
Daniel was born in Jackson and had lived all of his life in the Cato community.
He was a student at Puckett High School where he was a member of the 2006 state champion football team and a catcher and first baseman for the Puckett High School baseball team.
Daniel also had many hobbies such as hunting, fishing, boxing, playing the guitar, listening to music and he could also DJ.
He was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Mayton.
Daniel is survived by his mother, Jennifer Turner of Puckett; father and stepmother, Tommy and Jennifer Howell of Cato; maternal grandparents, Don and Ruth Fowler of Puckett; paternal grandparents, Penny and Wayne Howell of Cato; paternal great-grandmother, Dot "MeMe" Knot of Cato; sister, Brittney Howell of Cato; brother, Christopher Howell of Cato; stepbrother, Kirk Nichols of Cato; and aunt and uncle, Kevin and Beth Winstead of Puckett.
Pallbearers were Reed Bryant, Aaron Crowe, Chris Howell, Keith Nichols, Patrick Cook and Justin Harris.
Honorary pallbearers were the Puckett High School football team.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson MS 39213 or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1855 Lakeland Drive, Suite H-21, Jackson MS 39216.
James Crawford Ball
James Crawford Ball, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007, at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon. Burial took place on Aug. 23 in the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery in Madison. He was honored as a veteran who served his country in Korea with a military service.
James was born Nov. 24, 1927. He was an avid stock car racer in his early years and worked as a grading contractor in Jackson and surrounding areas.
James lived with faith in God and is now at home with him.
Mr. Ball was preceded in death by his parents, Ito Harrison and Julia Elizabeth Ball; sister, Mary Elizabeth Ball Wynne; and brother, Daniel Ball.
He is survived by his only child, a daughter, Mona Elizabeth Ball Hart of Knoxville Tenn.
Mary M. Colyer Burnham
Mary M. Colyer Burnham, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brandon. Funeral services were Sept. 1 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.
Mrs. Burnham was a member of Truitt Memorial Baptist Church in Pearl. Her hobbies included cooking and traveling. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Colyer; and sons, Donald and David Colyer.
Survivors include husband, J.D. Burnham of Brandon; sons, James Colyer and wife Ruby of Florence and Billy Colyer and wife Bertha of Morton; daughter, Mary Bell and husband Carl of Pearl; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Eugene C. Caswell
Eugene C. Caswell, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services were Sept. 1 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.
Mr. Caswell was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Pearl and the John P. Byrd Masonic Lodge.
He retired in 1999 after 43 years as a transportation driver. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, bird-watching and spending time with his beloved family and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ben Caswell and Mary Jane Johnston Caswell; four sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Betty M. Reid Caswell of Pearl; daughter, Jeannie Langford and husband Gary of Pearl; sons, Dr. Wayne Caswell and wife Genevieve of Gulfport, Rodney Caswell of Byram, Timothy Caswell of Pearl and William Caswell and wife Karin of Fairhope, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and his faithful canine companion, Missy.
Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 3464 Patterson Drive, Pearl MS 39208.
Jamie Cline Stephens
Jamie Cline Stephens, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Funeral services were Aug. 31 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Stonewall Cemetery in Simpson County.
Mrs. Stephens was born and reared in Simpson County and moved to Jackson upon graduating from high school.
She retired from the Mississippi State Board of Health after 36 1/2 years of service. She was a faithful member of Pearson Baptist Church in Pearl and was known for her kindness and loving spirit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jolly W. Stephens; four sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include her son, Mike Stephens, his wife Marie and granddaughters Amy and Jessica, all of Pearl; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family extends special thanks to Mrs. Stephens' nurse, Sandy Phillips, and Hospice Ministries for their countless hours of help and support.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland MS 39157.
David Eugene Farmer
David Eugene Farmer, 68, died Feb. 5 at his home.
Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at Chancellor Funeral Home Chapel in Byram, with interment at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Clinton.
A native of Gallman, Mr. Farmer was a brick layer with Polk Masonry Co. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Survivors are his wife of 24 years, Katie Davis Farmer of Raymond; son, David E. Farmer Jr. of Mobile, Ala.; daughters, Tammy Farmer of Phoenix, Ariz., Susy Blackburn of Las Vegas, N.V., Mary Lewis of Brandon, Angela McPhail of Raymond and Tamora Diamond of Terry; 14 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Annie Ileen Finnegan
ANNIE ILEEN FINNEGAN
Annie Ileen Finnegan, 60, died Feb. 6 at her residence.
Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, with burial in Briarhill Baptist Church Cemetery in Florence.
Mrs. Finnegan was a member of Gunter Road Baptist Church. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she adored her family.
Survivors include her husband, Michael J. "Mickey" Finnegan Sr. of Florence; mother, Icey Lee of Jackson; sons, Michael J. Finnegan Jr. and Ryan Finnegan, both of Florence; daughters, Pam Wood of Florence and Tammy Savant and her husband Tommy of Madison; sister, Sandra McCall of South Carolina; grandchildren, Cameron and Chandler Wood, Jack Finnegan, Harrison Michael and Annie Caroline Savant, and Colby Ryan Bowles.
Memorials may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, 2001 Airport Road, Flowood, MS 39232.
Deborah C. Edgar
Deborah Crowder Edgar, 52, died Feb. 7 at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood.
Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, with burial in Canton City Cemetery.
Ms. Edgar was a member of Center Terrace Baptist Church in Canton and was a former employee of State Financial in Canton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Willis M. Crowder Sr.
Survivors include her mother, Alline Hopson Crowder of Pearl; brother, Willis M. "Marty" Crowder Jr. and wife Ruby of Pearl; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38105, or Blair Batson Hospital for Children, c/o University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216, Attn: Public Affairs.