James G. Waits
COLUMBIA, Miss. - James G. Waits, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, in Columbia.
Mr. Waits was a native of Biloxi and was retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding and as a dairyman. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in D'Iberville.
Survivors include his wife, Doris J. Waits of Columbia; his mother, Flora Bell Waits of D'Iberville; a daughter, Janis Kemp of Columbia; a son, James A. Waits of Gulfport; four sisters, Norma Oliver and Pauline Leger, both of D'Iberville, Lavada Newell of Vancleave, and Maxine Parker of Theodore, Ala.; two brothers, Kenneth Waits of Texas and Cleo Waits of Vancleave; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A service was held Aug. 4, 2000, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in D'Iberville with burial in D'Iberville Memorial Park Cemetery. Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of arrangements.
Claude Edward Williams
Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Funeral Home Chapel in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Claude Edward "Buddy" Williams, 43, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mr. Williams was a native of Hazlehurst. He attended Gulfport High School and was employed as maintenance manager for Gulf Coast Community Action Agency of Harrison County for 18 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Celeste Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Jocelyn Faye Williams; two daughters, S.Sgt. Angel Durr of Robins AFB, Ga., and Ciara Williams of Gulfport; two sons, Shannon Durr and Reginal Williams, both of Gulfport; three sisters, Vivian Watson of Gulfport, Evelyn Martin of Detroit, Mich., and Sharon Williams of Hazlehurst; three brothers, George Williams of Michigan City, Ind., Andrew Williams and Billy Williams, both of Gulfport; and two grandchildren.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Funeral Home Chapel in Gulfport where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Gardens.
Mary Alice Willis
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Boone Funeral Home in Leland.
MADISON - Mary Alice Willis, 101, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in Madison.
Miss Willis was born Dec. 12, 1898, in Elizabeth. She was a graduate of Leland High School, received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Blue Mountain College in 1920 and did post graduate work in English literature at Tulane University and Delta State University. She taught in the Moss Point City schools, Gulf Coast Military Academy and Gulfport High School. She was formerly employed with Mississippi Power and Light Company, Rural Electric Administration in Washington, D.C., and the Consumer Education Department of Louisville, Ky. She volunteered with the Red Cross and was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lester and Martha Jane Weilenman Willis; three brothers, Lawrence "Lonnie" A. Willis, Robert L. Willis Jr. and Alton P. Willis; and a sister, Martha J. Willis Hendricks.
Survivors include a sister, Olivia Willis Milner of Gulfport; and a brother, Edward Rather Willis of Clinton.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Boone Funeral Home in Leland where friends may call a half hour before service time. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery in Stoneville.
The family prefers memorials to St. Catherine's Village, 200 Dominican Drive, Madison, MS 39110.
Funeral: Graveside at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Biloxi National Cemetery.
BILOXI - Donald "Don L" Daniels, 59, died Friday, May 5, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mr. Daniels was born in Gulfport and remained a lifelong resident of the Coast. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Handsboro Baptist Church. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of Operating Engineers Local No. 624.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Daniels; and a sister, Maxine Wilson.
Survivors include three daughters, Tracy Jordan Michaels, Gabrielle Vicknair, both of Biloxi, and Kimberly Daniel-Oubre of Dunedin, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A procession will leave the funeral home at noon for a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. in Biloxi National Cemetery.
Robert L. Faucette
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Jackson County Funeral Services Chapel in Escatawpa.
PASCAGOULA - Robert L. "Pops" Faucette, 64, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Pascagoula.
Mr. Faucette was born Dec. 21, 1936, in Lauderdale County. He was retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding and was retired owner of Faucette's Gulf Station in Pascagoula.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Faucette; two sons, Mark "Andy" Faucette, both of Pascagoula, and Robert Faucette of Escatawpa; his mother, Teddy Faucette; two brothers, Billy Faucette, both of Meridian, and Johnny Faucette of Jackson; a sister, Caryol Ann Griffin of Laurel; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday at Jackson County Funeral Services in Escatawpa. A service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
The family prefers memorials to the Singing River Hospice of Light.
D'IBERVILLE - Norman Forehand, 93, died Friday, May 5, 2000, in D'Iberville.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
GULFPORT - Lewis Harris, 75, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, Gulfport.
Joseph Fredrick Jerkins
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula.
PASCAGOULA - Joseph Fredrick "Fred" Jerkins, 77, died Friday, May 5, 2000, in Pascagoula.
Mr. Jerkins was born July 6, 1922, in Range, Ala. He was a member of Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church in Pascagoula. He was a member and past master of Pascagoula Masonic Lodge No. 419, past patron of Pascagoula Chapter 151 Order of the Eastern Star, and an active member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite. He was retired from the U.S. Army and served during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Grace Jerkins of Pascagoula; two daughters, Sandra Maggard of Pascagoula and Brenda Jerkins of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sons, Joseph Larry Jerkins of Gautier and Richard Douglas Jerkins of Pawling, N.Y.; two brothers, Brodie Jerkins of Chickasaw, Ala., and Arthur Jerkins of Range, Ala.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. A service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Jackson County Memorial Park, Pascagoula, with Masonic honors.
The family prefers memorials to Hospice of Light Patient Fund or Cancer Center of Singing River Hospital.
Ira A. Lossett Jr.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday in the McDonald Funeral Home Chapel in Picayune.
CARRIERE - Ira A. "Buddy" Lossett Jr., 72, died Friday, May 5, 2000, in Picayune.
Mr. Lossett was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Carriere. He was co-owner of Lossett's Inc. and a member of the First Baptist Church of Picayune.
Survivors include his wife, Charlena Lossett of Carriere; three sons, Ira A. Lossett III, Alan R. Lossett Sr. and Frank S. Lossett; a daughter, Amy S. Lossett, all of Picayune; two brothers, David J. Lossett and Raymond R. Lossett, both of Carriere; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. A service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery.
Rev. Walter McCraw
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday in the Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, 25th Ave., Gulfport.
LONG BEACH - Rev. Walter McCraw, 82, of Long Beach, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Gulfport.
Rev. McCraw was raised in Philadelphia, Miss., and had been a resident of the Coast for 42 years. He was the former pastor of Northward Baptist Church in Gulfport and formerly pastored churches in Philadelphia and Jones County, Miss. He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and attended seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and New Orleans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. and Edith Walter McCraw; and a brother, A.B. McCraw Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Catherine Lee McCraw of Long Beach; his nephews, Dr. Bryan McCraw and Steve McCraw, both of Columbia, Miss.; a niece, Nancy Whitfield of Columbia; and a sister-in-law, Rose Mary McCraw of Foxworth, Miss.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Ave., Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Sandtown Cemetery in Philadelphia, Miss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis.
Pamela Marie Morris
Funeral: Graveside at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Gardens Cemetery in Gulfport.
GULFPORT - Pamela Marie Morris, 31, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Gulfport.
Ms. Morris was a native of Cheyenne, Wyo., and had been a lifelong resident of the Coast. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Autry.
Survivors include three children, Michael Morris, Richard Morris and Kenneth Morris, all of D'Iberville; her father, Robert Heniser of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Julie Bradley of Saucier; and three brothers, Clifford Heniser of Dallas
, Terry Heniser of Biloxi and Charles Heniser of Gulfport.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Gardens Cemetery in Gulfport.
Annginette R. Noland
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Annginette R. Noland, 69, of Biloxi, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Biloxi.
Mrs. Noland was a retired national sales executive with WLOX-TV, a sales associate at McRae's Department Store in Edgewater Plaza, and was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority-NU Chapter at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She was also a member of N.A.F.E. (National Association of Female Executives), DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), UDC (United Daughters of the Confederacy), U.S. Daughters of 1812, Magna Charta Dames, Colonial Order of the Crown of Charlemagne and the Biloxi Yacht Club.
She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Andrew Roberts; her mother, Gladys Leah Woods Roberts; and her husband, Thomas V. Noland Sr.
Survivors include her daughter, Nanette Noland Crocker-Holmdohl of Birmingham, Alabama and two sons, Thomas V. Noland Jr. and Bruce Andrew Noland of Biloxi, Mississippi; a sister, Jill A. Roberts of Ft. Worth, Texas, and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. The funeral service will be Monday, May 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with burial following at 11:30 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery.
Amelia C. O'Keefe
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amelia Castanera O'Keefe, 95, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Washington, D.C.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes.