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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:31:35 -0500

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Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - January 9, 2004
Deceased Name: Charles E. Bourn, 60, of Three Rivers Community, MS. died Jan. 8, 2004
in Biloxi, MS.10 AM Graveside. Sat, Jan. 10 Burial: Johnson's Cemetery, Wade, MS.

Sun Herald, The (Biloxi, MS) - May 23, 1997
LUCEDALE, MS -- Funeral services are scheduled Friday for Douglas T. Luce Sr.,75, a
veteran banker and the grandson of the founder of Lucedale. Luce died Wednesday at
the Mobile Infirmary after suffering a stroke at his home. He was 75. Services will
be a 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Sigler Funeral Home in Lucedale. Burial will be
in Magnolia Cemetery in Lucedale. Born June 17, 1921, in Mobile, Luce moved to George
County when he was 25 to work in the family businesses. Luce's grandfather, G.M.
Luce, was the founder of Lucedale. Luce started Lucedale Insurance Co., was president
of Luce Packing Co. and was chairman of the board for the Bank of Lucedale. He was a
partner in WRBE radio station in Lucedale and was active in the timber industry. He
was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Tamera, three sons, a
daughter, and six grandchildren.

Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - September 9, 1986
Died Monday, Sept. 8, 1986, at Hammond Nursing Home. She was 75, a native of
Lucedale, Miss., and resident of Hammond. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral
Home, Hammond, 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Greenlawn
Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Doris Blount, Hammond; two sons, Norman Barkurn,
Hammond, and Benny Barker, New Orleans; a brother, Marshall Beatty, Pascagoula,
Miss.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - August 22, 1987
Died Friday, Aug. 21, 1987, after a lengthy illness, at Seventh Ward General
Hospital, Hammond. He was 56, a native of Lucedale, Miss., and resident of Hammond.
He was a retired insurance agent and an employee of R.E.A. Express. He was a U.S. Air
Force veteran of the Korean conflict. Visiting at Thomas Woods Funeral Home, Hammond,
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
conducted by the Rev. J.M. Oswalt and the Rev. Thad Moore. Burial in Parklawn
Cemetery, Hammond. Survived by wife, Doris Norcross Mitchell, Hammond; mother, Mrs.
J.T. Mitchell, Hammond; three daughters, Carla Mitchell Gongre, Baton Rouge, Sharon
Mitchell Perkins, Glenham, N.Y., and Leslee Wilma Mitchell, Hammond; three sisters,
Mrs. G.O. Wilmaree Thornhill and Mrs. C.P. Wandaree Fagan, both of Hammond, and Mrs.
Norman Johnny Lynn Edwards, Gonzales; five brothers, Henry Mitchell, Metairie, Hoyle
Mitchell, Kentwood, James Elmer and Robert Lee Mitchell, both of Baton Rouge, and W.
L.Mitchell, Tallulah; and two grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, J.T.
Mitchell; and an infant sister, Deborah Mitchell. He was a member of First Baptist
Church of Hammond and American Legion Post No. 156.

Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - March 7, 1988
Died 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 4, 1988, at Westside Care Center, Fort Worth, Texas. She
was 87, a native of Lucedale, Miss., former resident of Baton Rouge, and resident of
Fort Worth. Visiting at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, Fort Worth, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday. Religious services at All Saints Episcopal Cathedral, Fort Worth, at 4 p.m.
Monday, conducted by the Rev. Cannon James P. DeWolfe Jr. Burial in Greenwood
Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert P. and
Kathleen Frye, Fort Worth; two grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, Michael and Pamela
Frye, and Thomas Frye; nieces and nephews, including Col. and Mrs. Roger D. Bernardi.
Preceded in death by first husband, Col. P.A. Frye, past Louisiana Executive
Secretary of Public Service Commission; second husband, Lawrence Bernardi; and
parents, Lorenzo S. Ward and Mellisa Mallett. She was a member of All Saints
Episcopal Cathedral, Altar Guild for more than 22 years, and Ridglea Garden Club.
Pallbearers will be Mike Kensel, Rupert Pownder, Charles Boudaux, Rick Sheddy, Bob
Matteson and Bill Bess. Donations may be made to Altar Guild of All Saints Episcopal

Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - February 28, 1990
Deceased Name: MITCHELL, HOYLE E.
Died 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1990, at Ochsner's Foundation Hospital, New
Orleans. He was 58, a native of Lucedale, Miss., and resident of Kentwood. He was a
U.S. Air Force veteran of Korean conflict. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home,
Kentwood, 11 a.m. to religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev.
Norris Curry. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. Survived by wife, Jeannette C.
Mitchell, Kentwood; two sons, Wayne Mitchell, Fluker, and Mark F. Mitchell, Kentwood;
adaughter-in-law, Denise K. Mitchell, Fluker; mother, Mrs. Wilma C. Mitchell,
Hammond; four brothers, W.L. Mitchell, Tallulah, Henry L. Mitchell, Metairie, Elmer
and Robert Lee Mitchell, both of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Wilma Ree Thornhill and
Wanda Fagan, both of Hammond, and Johnnie Lynn Edwards, Gonzales; and three
grandsons, Dustin, Dane and Derek Mitchell, all of Fluker. Preceded in death by
father, J.T. Mitchell; a twin brother, Doyle Mitchell; a sister, Deborah Mitchell. He
was a member and past master of Kentwood Lodge No. 248 F&AM, member and past patron
of Ira Chapter No. 84 OES.

Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - July 17, 1992
Deceased Name: WARD, JOHN L.
Died Tuesday, July 14, 1992, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was
83, a native of Lucedale, Miss., and resident of Clinton. He was a retired Ethyl
Corp. personnel director. Survived by wife, Gussie Ward, Clinton; a son, John Kirby
Ward, Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Carol Ward Griffin, Slaughter; three grandchildren,
Stuart Clemmons, Arlington, David Clemmons and Ann Clemmons, both of Baton Rouge; and
a great-grandson, Taylor Clemmons. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made
to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., in
charge of arrangements.

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - September 28, 1992
ALICE INEZ PARKER, 78, of Tampa died Friday at AMI Memorial Hospital. A native of
Lucedale, Miss., she had lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1972. She was a member of
Manhattan Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Ramona Wilt of Tampa; one
sister, Cecile Pearson of New Orleans; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

Mobile Register (AL) - June 14, 1993
Deceased Name: Cecil H. Griffin Sr.
Cecil H. Griffin Sr., a native of Lucedale, Miss., and a resident of Mobile for 58
years, died Friday at a local hospital. He is survived by his wife of 52 years,
Esther B. Griffin; four sons, Cecil Griffin Jr., of Wyoming, Pete Griffin of Baldwin
County, Calvin Griffin of Mobile and Alvin Griffin of Mobile; three daughters,
Phyllis Fincher of Decatur, Loretta Davis of Theodore and Vivian Scroggins of Mobile;
one brother, Archie Griffin of Wiggins, Miss.; five sisters, Thursa Wood of Laurel,
Miss., Lilly Anderson of Heron Bay, Lillian Anderson of Theodore, Cora Lee Lundy of
Belle Fontaine and Bessie Dyas of Mobile. Griffin is also survived by 19
grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral
services will be held today at noon at the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home followed
by interment at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

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