Dora Mae Alliston
SAUCIER - Ms. Dora Mae "Dee" Alliston, 78, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Gulfport.
Ms. Alliston was a native of Freeport, Fla., and was employed with the U.S. Government for 35 years of which 14 years was with the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. John C. Alliston Sr., and Lucy M. Alliston; and a brother, John C. Alliston Jr.
Survivors include three brothers, James Alliston of Arlington, Va., George Alliston of Wiggins and Albert Alliston of Biloxi; and five sisters, Fay Alliston of Fairfax, Va., Ruby Fayard of Biloxi, Irene Thenstead of Ocean Springs, Evelyn Rockwell of Fairfax, and Mary Hahn of Gulfport.
A memorial service will be held for family members at a later date. Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.
Edna E. Barnes
GULFPORT - Edna E. Barnes, age unavailable, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Gulfport.
Arrangements are incomplete at Hartwell's Christian Mortuary in Gulfport.
Bette B. Broussard
Funeral: Graveside at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Biloxi City Cemetery.
OCEAN SPRINGS - Bette B. Broussard, 76, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Ocean Springs.
Born in Porterdale, GA, in 1924, Mrs. Broussard was a resident of the Gulf Coast since 1954. She held a nursing degree from Emory University and had worked at the former Howard Memorial Hospital in Biloxi and for a brief period at Ocean Springs Hospital. Prior to her illness, Mrs. Broussard was an active member of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Broussard had previously been an active member of Nativity B.V.M. Parish in Biloxi and the former Sacred Heart Girl's High School and Notre Dame High School in Biloxi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.R. Broussard; her parents, Grady and Lillian Bowden; one grandchild, Melissa Toche; and one great-grandchild, Keith Rodriguez.
Survivors include six daughters, Janice Broussard, Linda Broussard, Julie Toche, Marie Trochesset and Carol Williams-Keenze, all of Ocean Springs, and Patty Broussard of Biloxi; one son, J. Steve Broussard of Biloxi; one brother, Grady Bowden of Porterdale, GA; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 2000, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. A procession will leave the funeral home at 12 p.m. for graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Cemetery.
Mary Lou Collins
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church.
VANCLEAVE - On the eve of June 17, 2000, GOD, in His infinite wisdom, lovingly whispered the name of one of his faithful servants as He called her from her labor to her reward. Her name was MARY LOU COLLINS.
Mrs. Collins was born in Purvis, and had been a resident of Vancleave since 1977. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and secretary/treasurer. Mrs. Collins was formerly employed with Key Petroleum.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elder June P. Hartfield and Lou C. Crosby Hartfield; five sisters, Etta Stewart, Ella Jones, Vera Lee Mallette, Velma Rouse and Helen Lyons Larson; and a brother, Richard Hartfield.
Survivors include her husband, Dayton Collins of Vancleave; two daughters, Lois Ann Williams of Columbia, MS, and Patricia Lynn Joyner of Long Beach; one son, Robert Collins of D'Iberville; two brothers, Elder Thomas Hartfield of Ocean Springs, and J.P. Hartfield of Wichita Falls, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, June 19, 2000, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Albert Oscar Dickinson Jr.
Funeral: 8 tonight at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis.
WAVELAND - Albert Oscar Dickinson Jr., 75, died Friday, June 16, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mr. Dickinson was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Waveland. He was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church in Waveland, the American Legion Post 77 in Waveland and the VFW Post.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Oscar Dickinson Sr. and Mae Bankston Dickinson.
Survivors include his wife, Leola Ernst Dickinson of Waveland; six sons, Albert Dickinson III of Chalmette, La., Louis Dickinson of Slidell, Samuel Dickinson of Harvey, La., Dennis Dickinson, Richard Dickinson and Douglas Dickinson, all of Waveland; three daughters, Charlotte Dickinson of Boston, Virginia Thornton of Kirkland, Wash., and Charlene Gandy of Bay St. Louis; two sisters, Ethel Kennedy and Patricia Dickinson, both of Slidell; and 16 grandchildren.
A service will be at 8 tonight at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Florence L. LeBatard
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi.
BILOXI - Florence Lamey LeBatard, 92, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mrs. LeBatard was a native of Biloxi and was a retired seafood worker. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Christian Church of Ocean Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles LeBatard Sr.; her parents, Leslie and Louisa Lamey; and two sisters, Theresa Lamey Feldt and Honor Lamey Jacquet.
Survivors include a son, Charles "Manny" LeBatard Jr. of Biloxi; a sister, Bertha Lamey Battaya of Gulfport; a brother, Arthur "Bud Boy" Lamey of Biloxi; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with burial in the Biloxi City Cemetery.
Elwin W. Perrot Sr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel in Bay St. Louis.
BAY ST. LOUIS - Elwin W. Perrot Sr., 66, of Bay St. Louis, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Bay St. Louis.
Mr. Perrot was a native of New Orleans, LA, and a resident of Bay St. Louis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis, the American Legion Post 139 in Bay St. Louis, and Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 59 in New Orleans, LA. He was retired from the City of Bay St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Joseph Perrot Sr. and Elizabeth Cortie Perrot; three brothers, Charles Perrot Jr., John Lewis Perrot and Edward Molier; and five sisters, Audrey Glover, Alicia Miller, Patricia Sprouce, Mary Thornton and Yvonne Guilbeau.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Favre Perrot of Bay St. Louis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Elwin and Gwendolyn Perrot of Bay St. Louis and Daniel and Bonnie Perrot of Houston, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Alicia Perrot and James "Bee" Toups of Houma, LA; a sister, Elizabeth Mathews of New Orleans, LA. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Brant Gauthreaux, Elwin (Chase) Perrot III, Beau Toups, Christian Perrot, Britney Gauthreaux, Lainey Perrot, Danielle Perrot and a host of nieces and ephews.
A visitation will be held Monday, June 19, 2000, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. A 10 a.m. prayer service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the funeral home chapel with burial in Gulf Coast Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum in Bay St. Louis.
Bernice J. Augrain
DIAMONDHEAD - Bernice J. Augrain, 83, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Bay St. Louis.
Arrangements are incomplete at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis.
Doris K. Cook
Funeral: Memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Henleyfield.
PICAYUNE - Doris K. Cook, 79, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Gulfport.
Mrs. Cook was a native of Magnolia and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henleyfield.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Hammons of Long Beach; a son, Reese Moody of Picayune; two brothers, Roy Kennedy and Curtis Kennedy, both of Gulfport; a sister, Betty Crosby of Picayune; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Henleyfield with burial in Henleyfield Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church.
GULFPORT - Darnell Holt Dedeaux, age unavailable, died Monday, July 3, 2000.
Mrs. Dedeaux was a member of St. James Catholic Church. She was a past member of Lavenir, Young Matrons, Le Femmes, Bon Vivant, and served as past queen of Revelers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dedeaux; her father, Robert Oliver Holt; her mother, Louise Hadley Holt; a brother, Robert O. Holt Jr.; and a grandson, Walter L. Nixon IV.
Survivors included a son, Walter L. Nixon III of New Orleans; a daughter, Karen N. Rebold of Hattiesburg; a sister, Kaye Perrett of Gulfport; and two grandsons.
A service will be held at 3 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church, where friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until service time. Interment will be in Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi. Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.
GULFPORT - Mrs. Thelma Felder, 87, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mrs. Felder was born in Fisk, Mo., and had been a resident of Gulfport for about 15 months. She was a former resident of Jacksonville, Ark., where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus L. Felder.
Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Montgomery of Jacksonville; three sons, Jerry Felder of Gulfport, Lauren Felder of Bryant, Ark., and Ted Felder of Cabot, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Felder was sent from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport to Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock, Ark., for services and burial.
James LaVoy Griffin
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Bayou Baptist Church.
VANCLEAVE - Mr. James LaVoy Griffin, 59, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Vancleave.
Mr. Griffin was a lifelong resident of the Community and was employed with Ingalls Shipbuilding as a rigger. He was a member of Fort Bayou Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maggie Griffin; and a son, David Griffin.
Survivors include his wife, Constance "Connie" Griffin of Vancleave; two daughters, Jennifer Kathleen Griffin and Susan Elaine Bishop, both of Mobile; two stepdaughters, Eris Lillian Bill of Richmond, Va., and Constance Roberts of Ocean Springs; two stepsons, Jimmy Claude Brake and Kenneth James Brake, both of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Delores Ann Signeous of Irvington, Ala.; five brothers, Wayne Griffin, Gerald Griffin, Glen Griffin, Ronald Griffin and Richard Griffin, all of Vancleave; and two grandchildren.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Bayou Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Bellefountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Ocean Springs. The Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
William Sidney Fuller
Funeral: Noon Friday at First United Methodist Church in Long Beach.
LONG BEACH - William Sidney Fuller, 74, died Tuesday in Long Beach.
He was a native of Lanett, AL, and a resident of Long Beach since 1963.
He attended public schools in Lanett. As a young boy during the Depression, Mr. Fuller and his family moved to Plant City, FL, where they found work picking strawberries. Later, his family returned to Lanett, and he worked in a dye works factory.
In 1944, at age 17, he was drafted out of high school into the U.S. Army for service in World War II. He served in the 69th Infantry Division during the war, having been trained in Camp Shelby, MS, as a radioman. His Division moved from LeHavre through France and Belgium to Germany, meeting the Russians in Torgau. He was wounded during a battle on St. Valentine's Day.
Discharged from the Army in 1946, Mr. Fuller returned to his native town to complete his high school education. He was called back into service during the Korean War, and saw combat in Korea. After an honorable discharge in 1953, he earned a degree in accounting from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, in 1958.
He joined the U.S. Army Audit Agency staff in Atlanta as an accountant following his college graduation. After a transfer with that agency to Orlando, FL, in 1961, Mr. Fuller worked for Martin Marietta. He moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Ala., where he worked on the staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center Procurement and Contracts Office.
He remained with that agency until he retired in 1984 from the National Space Technology Laboratory in Mississippi (now Stennis Space Center), where he was serving as the Contracting Officer for many major NASA projects.
Mr. Fuller then worked for Computer Sciences Corporation in Falls Church, VA, as a Director of Contracts for the Applied Technology Division. He retired from CSC in 1992.
He was born Oct. 30, 1925, a son of William Sidney Fuller and Lillian Clyde Turner Fuller, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita McDonald Fuller; and his sisters, Frances F. Rainey, Ruth F. Stevenson, and Ella Sue Fuller.
Survivors include his wife, Sallie Glass Fuller of Long Beach; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Kay Fuller of Hobbs, NM; a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian F. and Wilburn Kirkland of Orlando, FL; and a sister, Lorene F. Yerta of Greensboro, AL; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Fuller Medley and Ed Medley of Keller, TX; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Ruth Randall Covey and David Covey of Ocean Springs; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Sallie Jean Randall Haddox and Michael Haddox of Sumrall; their father, Phillip H. Randall; and six grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Medley, Ashleigh and Audrey Hoffman, and Sarah Haddox and Christi Covey.
Other survivors include in-laws, John D. and Mary G. Seiley of Bay St. Louis and Robert Q. and Shelia Glass of Long Beach.
Mr. Fuller was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Long Beach. During his retirement, he took great pleasure in church work and in his hobbies of fishing and woodworking.
He was a most kind and gentle person whose calm, reassuring manner brought great comforts to all who knew and loved him. A devoted husband, he cared deeply about his family, his friends, and his community. He had a cheerful and colorful disposition, but also was a pillar of stability and strength in times of trouble.
He had a keen wit, as well as a defined sense of values that were based on his life experiences. At the appropriate times, Mr. Fuller always seemed to have words of wisdom that he would share, making life a little less stressful, or a little more understandable.
Mr. Fuller was full of integrity, and he was the epitome of a true gentleman. He was a deeply committed Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to all who knew him.
The family prefers memorials to either the First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine Street, Long Beach, MS 39560, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, INET Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, at First United Methodist Church in Long Beach, followed by the funeral at 12 noon.
Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Kirkland Sr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Ten Mile Baptist Church in Perkinston.
PERKINSTON - Albert Kirkland Sr., 74, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Biloxi.
Mr. Kirkland was a retired carpenter and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Ten Mile Baptist Church in Perkinston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Kirkland; a sister; and eight brothers.
Survivors include two daughters, Annette Compton of Salisbury, N.C., and Ellen Sullivan of Saucier; five sons, Robert Howard Kirkland of Biloxi, Wayne Kirkland of Wiggins, Arthur Kirkland of Bayou LaBatre, Ala., Albert Howard Kirkland Jr. and Johnny Kirkland, both of Perkinston; two sisters, Margie Jones of Harrisville and Janie Smith of Perkinston; a brother, Harold Kirkland of Lumberton, and 20 grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home in Wiggins. A service will be at 10 a.m. today at Ten Mile Baptist Church with burial in Ten Mile Cemetery.
Madalyn Victoria Ladner
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport.
McHENRY - Madalyn Victoria Ladner, 4, died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Gulfport.
Madalyn was born in Gulfport and was a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast. She attended Covenant Bible Development Center in McHenry and was a member of Faithview Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents, Jerel and Victoria Ladner; a brother, Johnathon "J.B." Bowen Ladner; a sister, Caitlyn Ladner, all of McHenry; and her grandparents, Victoria Ann Myrick Smith of Gulfport and Leonard and Carolyn Ladner of Saucier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, U.S. 49 North, Gulfport. A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Gulfport.
The family prefers memorials to the Shriners Children's Fund, Joppa Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 6905, Gulfport, MS 39506.
Thelma Louise Maxwell
Funeral: 10 a.m. today in the Jackson County Funeral Services Chapel in Escatawpa.
ESCATAWPA - Thelma Louise Maxwell, 60, died Saturday, July 1, 2000.
Mrs. Maxwell was born Sept. 8, 1939, and was employed with E-Z Serve in Escatawpa. She was a Catholic.
She was preceded in death by her father, James C. Hester; a brother, Gene Louis Hester; and a sister, Carol J. Hester.
Survivors include a son, Edward "Eddie" Tew Jr. of Escatawpa; two daughters, Sharon L. Turner of Lucedale and Theresa R. Tew Nelson of Escatawpa; her mother, Thelma A. Hester; six brothers, Jimmy Hester, Alton Hester, Charles Hester, Clyde Hester, Joseph Hester and Jerry Hester; five sisters, Ann Byron, Micki Broadus, Rosemary Hood, Debra Dees, and Cathy Salisbury; eight grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
A service will be at 10 a.m. today at Jackson County Funeral Services Chapel in Escatawpa with burial in Machpelah Cemetery.
KILN - Vera Nails, 79, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Kiln.
Mrs. Nails was sent from Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport to Benson Funeral Home in Dallas, Ga., for services and burial.
Damien Shun Savoy
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark United Methodist Church.
GULFPORT - Damien Shun Savoy, 21, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Bay Springs, MS.
Shun was born Feb. 3, 1979, in Gulfport and was a graduate of Gulfport High School, "Class of 1999." He was a PFC in the U.S. Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Gloria Walker, and aunt, Nina Jean Moore.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Savoy Walker, and father, Alfred Walker, both of Gulfport; one maternal brother, Alfred Walker Jr., and two other brothers, Joshua D. Savoy and Anthony "Jamall" Savoy, all of Gulfport; his maternal grandmother, Alma Savoy of Gulfport; grandfather, John Savoy, and wife, Delores,of Long Beach; paternal grandfather, Overlee Walker, and wife, Gladys ,of Gulfport; aunts, Catherine Savoy of Lithonia, GA, Laura Savoy of Gulfport, Alfreda Carter and Sadie Taylor, both of New Orleans, LA; uncles, Kenneth Savoy, John A. Savoy, Melvin Savoy and Overlee Walker Jr., all of Gulfport, Reginald Walker of Wiggins, Andrew Dowling of Arkansas; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi. Hartwell's Christian Mortuary in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.