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Mississippi Obituary and Death Notice Collection - 149

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Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2011, at 6:30 p.m.

Thomas E. Byrd
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. inthe Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas E. “Tommy” Byrd, 49, of Columbia, who died Thursday, July 25 at Forrest General Hospital. Bro. David Young officiated at the service assissted by Bro. James Keith Byrd.

Visitation was held Friday, July 26 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

A native of Marion County, he was self-employed, and was a member of Chapel of the Cross Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his parents, George and Ella Byrd of Columbia; one sister, Carolyn Burton of Columbia, and one brother, George Lewis Byrd of Columbia.
Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Evan Williamson
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Society Hill Baptist Church for Evan Williamson, 53, of Columbia, who died Saturday, July 27 at his residence. Interment was in the Society Hill Cemetery. Bro. Glen Nelson officiated at the service.
Visitation was held Sunday, July 28 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

A native of Marion County, he was an oilfield worker and a member of Society Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Deborah Sawyer Williamson of Columbia; his mother, Ella Williamson; one daughter, Monica Lott of Columbia; two sons, Carvin Williamson and Christopher Williamson of Columbia; three sisters, Mary Lou Vice, Peggy Ostiemer and Vicky Robbins of Columbia; two brothers, Russell Williamson and Elbert Williamson of Columbia; and two grandchildren, John Evan Lott and Hannah Lott.

Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Temples
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the Community Funeral Home Chapel for Robert “Sonny” L. Temples, 69, of Columbia, who died July 22 at Marion General Hospital. Interment was in the Good Hope Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Burch officiated at the service.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

A native of Columbia, he was retired from GNB out of Memphis, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emiline Temples and Frank Temples; two sisters, Frankie Bennett and Ruby Bass; and one brother, James Temples.

Survivors include: three daughters, Diane Broyles, Darlene Moree and Jane Breeland; one son, Robby Temples; one sister, Letha Castilaw; six grandchildren, Shannon Broyes, Aaron Broyles, Robin Moree, Karen Moree, Neal Breeland Jr., and Matthew Temples; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were: Jackie Temples, Billy Temples, Kerry Walker, Joshua Roe, Jesse Brasseal and Erwin Ace “Porky” Breeland.

Community Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Melissa Henderson
Funeral services were held April 5, 2003 in the Smith Funeral Home chapel for Melissa Shanta Henderson, 31, of Columbia, who died at Walthall County Hospital.

Burial was in the Little Rock Cemetery, with Pastor Timothy Magee officiating.
A native of Columbia, she was a member of New Damascus Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Elijah Henderson; brother, Willie Ray Henderson.

Survivors include her mother, Ruthie Mae Henderson; three daughters Sandora Henderson, Maklya Henderson, Marissa Henderson; five sisters, Mary Henderson, Brenda Henderson, Wilda Faye Henderson, Tracey Henderson, Lawanda Henderson; three brothers, Linzy Ray Henderson, Billie Henderson, Bobby Henderson; also a special friend Percy Lenoir Sr., and his son Percy Lenoir Jr.

Pallbears; Shawn Hunter, Henry Lee Green, Michael McLendon, Robert Harvey, Rory Forbes, Billy Magee.
Smith Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Carrie Johnson
Funeral services were held March 27, 2003 in the Ford Chapel Baptist Church, for Carrie V. Johnson, 92, of Columbia, who died at Forrest General Hospital.

Burial was in the Ford Chapel Cemetery, with Rev. Edward Mark Sr. officiating.
A native of Sandy Hook she was a member of Ford Chapel Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by both parents; four brothers, Simmy, Will, Curt and W.L. Harry; one sister Sofroni; husband Milous Johnson; two children, Martha and Jimmy; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters Ruthie Foxworth, Anne Smith, Lee Peyton; two sons Theodore Galloway, Enoch Johnson; three sisters, 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren.

Pallbears were Julius Smith, Johnny May, Shelton May, Andrew Smith, Johnnie Peyton, James Smith.

Smith Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Jackson
Funeral services were held Saturday April 5, 2003 at the Second Hopewell M.B. Church, for Willie James Jackson, 74, of Sumrall, who died at Forrest General Hospital.

Burial was in the Second Hopewell Cemetery with rev. Micheal Graves officiating.

A native of Lamar County he was retired and was a member of Second Hopewell M.B. Church, and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Jackson Sr.; mother Florence Hall Jackson; son Wayne Jackson; two brothers, Hollis Jackson and Earl Jackson Sr.

Survivors include three daughters, Jacqueline Smith, Ga Joy Oatis of Sumrall, Michelle Waller of Columbia; three sons Micheal Jackson of New Jersey, James Jackson and O’Neal Parker of Columbia; seven sisters, Louise Rawls of Fl, Exie Jean Rawls, Veria Turner, Estella Jackson, Juanita Greenwood, Ruth Pope and Verlee Gaddis; five brothers, George B. Jackson of Fl, Albert Jackson Jr. of Sumrall, Cleo Jackson of Ga, David Jackson of Columbia, Clarence Jackson of Sumrall.

Pallbearers were Micheal Jackson, James Artis Jackson, David Jackson Sr. George Ben Jackson, O’Neal Parker, Cleo Jackson.
Smith Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Glenn Lee McGowan
Funeral services were held Friday March 28, 2003 in the True Gospel COGIC, in New Orleans, La, for Glenn Lee McGowan, 67, of New Orleans, La.

Burial was in the Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetary with Pastor Lee Franklin officiating and Bishop J.A. Thompson assisting.

A native of Foxworth he was a long shore man and a member of True Vine COGIC in New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by one sister Betty McGowan Smiley; two brothers Joe and R.J. McGowen.

Survivors included his wife Jessie Mae Ball McGowan; three daughters Glendora M Robertson, Michelle M. Fields, Renee McGowan; three sons Nathaniel McGowan, Anthony McGowan, Tyrone McGowan; three brothers, Emmit, James c. and Clarence McGowan’ 22 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Nathaniel McGowen Jr. Travis McGowan, Anthony Johnson, Anthony McGowen Jr. Tyrone McGowan Jr. Jermey McGowan.

Smith Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

R.C. Fortenberry
Funeral services were held Saturday 29, 2003 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel for R.C. “Sonny” Fortenberry Jr., 55, of Columbia, who died at Marion General Hospital.

Burial was in the St. Paul Cemetery with Rev. O.D. Alford officiating.

A native of Columbia he was a oilfield worker and a member of Sunflower Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, R.C. Fortenberry Sr.; mother Hazel S. Fortenberry; two sisters, Stella F. Nelson and Bobby Jean “Pumpkin” Fortenberry.
Survivors include four sisters, Martha Fortenberry, Deborah Fortenberry, Mary Collin, Sandra Newsom; two brothers Henry Lee Fortenberry, L.H. Fortenberry; two aunts Hazel Beach, Edgie Lee Pittman.

Pallbearers were Byron Fortenberry, Willie Nelson Jr., Kendall Newsom, L.H. Fortenberry Jr. Don Johnson, Greg Fortenberry.

Smith Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Rudolph Goleman
Graveside services were held Saturday April 5, 2003 for Mr. Rudolh Goleman, 73, of Columbia, who died at Marion General Hospital.

Burial was in the Foxworth Cemetery with Bro. Chris Sowall officiating and Bro. Ed White assisting.

A native of Columbia he was a truck driver and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Oma Gloeman, two brothers James and Robert Goleman, one son Randy Goleman, one daughter Debra Durham.

Survivors include wife Emma Jean Goleman; three daughters Donna Breakfield and Dana Ward both of Columbia and Kristy Goleman of Hattiesburg; one son Timothy Goleman of Columbia; one brother Jack Goleman of Picayune; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Adam Breakfield, Justin Cranford, Anthony Paul Ward, Vernon Breakfield, Neil Sims, Steven Kirkley.

Colonial Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Stratton
Funeral services were held Friday April 4, 2003 in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Clara M. Stratton, 82 of Foxworth who died at Wesley Medical Center.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Kent Newell will officiating and Kenny White assisting.

A native of Marion County she was a retired factory worker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Stratton, four sisters and one brother.

Survivors include three daughter Sylvia Gingell of Foxworth, Joyce Mills of Houma, La, and Buline Pedersen of Richwood, Tx; one son Larry Tullos of Sandy Hook; two sisters, Gladys McKenzie of Sandy Hook, Lillian Rowell of Foxworth; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Colonial Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Manton
Funeral services were held Sunday April 6, 2003 in the Ebeneezer Baptist Church for Mrs. Ollie Manton, 101, of Carson who died at her residence.

Burial was in the Ebenezzer Cemetary. With Brother Milton Scoot officiating and Bro. L.C. Anthony and Bro. Randy Gardner assisting.

A native of Jeff Davis County she was a factory worker and a member of Ebeneezer Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Colbert Manton; grandson, Joe Robbins; nine brothers and sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Odelle Saulters of Prentiss, Imogene Robbins of Columbia; one sister Mamie Swales of Carson; two grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren.

Colonial Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

George E. Stringer
Funeral services were held Tuesday March 25,2003 at the Chapel of Colonial Funeral Home for George “Hackie” Stringer, 55, of Columbia, who died at his residence.

Burial was in the Lott Cemetary, with Bro. Tim Bedwell officiating and Bro. David Jones and Bro. Patrick Reagan assisting. Mosonic rights were held at the cemetary. He was a Master Mason and Shriner.

A native of Marion County he was a Law Enforcement Officer MDOT. He was a member of Mays Creek Church of God.

Where he served as an Elder of his church.

He was preceded in death by his father Albert Stringer.

He is survived by his mother Mollie McCain Stringer White, one brother Jackie Stringer, all of Columbia; three sisters, Veta Broom and Frances Blackwell of Columbia and Reba Miller of Sandy Hook; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were his co-workers with MDOT.

Music was provided by Ramona Herring and Ashley Bedwell.

Colonial Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

Howard Loftin
Funeral services were held Tuesday April 8, 2003 in the Colonial Funeral Home Chapel for Howard Loftin, 79, of Columbia who died at The Veterans Nursing Home in Collins.

Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. With Pastor Kenneth Peavy officiating and David Jager assisting.

A native of Marion County he was a retired from trucking industry and a member of Edna Baptist Church. And was in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Oretus Loftin; one son Stephen Loftin and one grandson, Jamie Pachmayr.

Survivors include wife, Mrs. Eloise Langston Loftin of Columbia; one daughter Judy Pachmayr of Columbia; two sons Michael Loftin of Columbia and Mark Loftin of Poplarville; one sister, Wilda Buckley of Clinton; two brothers, Scott Loftin of Baton Rouge, La and Marshall Loftin of Centerville; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

Colonial Funeral Home of Columbia was in charge of arrangements.

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