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Jackson County MsArchives Obituaries.....Deaths, Feb 2008
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Feb. 2008 - from online free newspapers
February 2008 Jackson County Deaths
These are not all the deaths for the county.

February 1

Clayton Edward O’Mary, 69 of Gautier, passed away February 1, 2008. Mr. O’Mary
was born May 18,1938 in Eldridge, AL to the late Burvin C. and Lois N. O’Mary.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Barbara O’Mary. Interment
at Machpelah Cemetery.

February 2

Mrs. Eurnisolva Cochran Carter, 98, of Gautier died Feb. 2, 2008. Ms. Carter
was born on July 22, 1916, in McClain, Miss., to the late Arthur and Rev.
Mable Moffett Cochran. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Tom
Fairley and Claude Carter; sisters, Alice Fredora Johnson and Alice J. Henry.
Interment will be in Whispering Pines Cemetery, McClain.

Amos Benjamin Henry, died Feb 2, 2008. He is preceded in death by his parents,
William Carlton Henry and Tressie Crane Caulk; one son, Alan "Randy" Henry.
Graveside services at Jackson County Memorial Park.

Coach Leslie A. Patrick, born in Mobile, Ala., died on June 25, 1925. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Emma Patrick; wife, Anna Louise
Patrick; his daughter, Laura Ellen Patrick John; one grandson, William Leslie
John, and one granddaughter, Laura Ellen Swint; two brothers, Rev. Ernest
Patrick and Douglas Patrick; two sisters, Emily Matthews and Mary McAdams.

Jesse Viney, 80, of Pascagoula died 2-4-08. Burial: Serene Mem. Cemetery.

February 3

Matilda Catherine Hagen Brimm Amonett, 98, of Pascagoula, Miss., died Feb. 3,
2008. She was born Oct. 26, 1909, in Kansas City, MO. She is preceded in death
by parents; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emil Hagen; husbands, Albert Gerald Brimm and
Earl Amonett; sister, Marie Hagen; stepson, Robert Earl Amonett; and grandson,
David Keith Brimm. Interment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery.

Sherrie Benjamin Richards Jr., 80, of Pascagoula passed away Feb. 3, 2008. Mr.
Richards was born May 31, 1927, to the late Sherrie B. Sr. and Mary Richards
in Pascagoula. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
loving wife, Caroldeen Richards; two brothers, Paul and Loren Richards.
Interment will follow with Military Honors at Machpelah Cemetery.

Douglas McDanal "Curley" Roberts, 68, passed away on Feb. 3, 2008. He was
preceded in death by his father, James Wallace "Shorty" Roberts; and his
uncle, Klight Roberts. Graveside services will be Magnolia Cemetery, River
Road, Vancleave.

Vernda C. Sevedge, 91, passed away on February 3, 2008 at Sacred Heart
Hospital in Pensacola. A native of Pascagoula, MS. She was preceded in death
by her husband. The late Vincent Sevedge in 1979 and two children, Georgia
Griffis and Arnold Sevedge. Graveside services will be at Forest Lawn Memory
Gardens, Ocala, FL.

February 4

Gerald Milton Tapper, Sr., 74, of Ocean Springs, MS died February 4, 2008.
Born on March 13, 1933, in Herron Bay, AL. He was a member of the Biloxi
Fellowship Masonic Lodge #630. He was preceded in death by his wife, Robin
Hunt Tapper; parents, Edward and Louise Tapper; stepmother, May Campo;
brother, Edward Tapper; sister, Trula Tranto; and stepbrother, Joseph Campo. A
celebration of Gerald's life will be held at Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS.

February 5

Ann'L McLeod Clark Head, 92 of Moss Point passed away February 5, 2008. Mrs.
Head was born August 9, 1915 in Leakesville , Ms. to the late Peter Joseph and
Marion Avera McLeod. Preceded in death by her parents, her husbands; James
Jeptha Clark in 1958 and Adam W. Head in 1965; two brothers, Carl O. McLeod
(Shirley), and Marvin L. McLeod (Betty); three sisters: Mary McLeod, Marjorie
Daughdrill (Howard) and Ella G. Graham (Randolph); Brothers-in-law, David
Huelsman, Elmon Ware and Joe Douglas. Visitation will be at the Helena
Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Findlay George Maier, 71, of Pascagoula, Miss., died Feb. 5, 2008. Dr.
Maier was preceded in death by his father, George Maier; his mother, Hermine
Gazin Endom; his step-father, Franklin Endom; his sister, Mary Ann Brown; and
his brother, Donny Endom. Interment at Krebs Cemetery.

February 6

James Ellis "Bubba" Bice, 48, of Moss Point, passed away Feb. 6, 2008. James
was born May 24, 1959, in Birmingham, Ala. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Thomas M. and Beryl "Tina" Bice, and his grandparents, Joe L. and
Adda Brooks, and Thomas and Dorothy Bice. Graveside services at Jackson County
Memorial Park in Pascagoula.

Helen Louise Robertson Deuel, 85, of Ocean Springs died February 6, 2008. Ms.
Deuel was born on March 3, 1922 to Glenn John Robertson and Dorothy Elizabeth
Barwick in Poughkeepsie, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents;
sister, June and ex-husband. Services will be at Eastern Cemetery in Forest,
MS.

Mrs. Ouida (Bonnie) Jarrell, age 67, of Vancleave, MS., died Feb. 6, 2008.
Mrs. Jarrell was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Kenneth Jarrell, her
mother, Norma Mitchell, father, Frank L. Coe, and two sisters, Virginia
(Ginny) Webb and Sylvia Menasco. Graveside service at Biloxi National Cemetery.

Mrs. Betty Mallette, age 75, of Ocean Springs, died February 6, 2008. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Mallette. Graveside service at
Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Kraig L. Vecchione, 17, of Ocean Springs, Miss., passed away Feb. 6, 2008.
Kraig was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 6, 1990. Services for Kraig
will be held at the Gulf Coast Family Church of the Nazarene, located at 14700
Big Ridge Road, Biloxi MS.

February 7

Mrs. Jere' Blau, age 92, of Ocean Springs, died February 7, 2008. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Pete J. Blau, daughter, JoAnna L. Stolze,
brother, Edward Lowe, mother, Estelle Hornsby, sister, Margaret Welsh,
grandson, John D. Whitehouse and nephew, Donald R. Medlen. Burial will follow
in Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Edward (Eddie) Rice, 49, of Vancleave, died Feb. 7, 2008. He was preceded in
death by his mother, Frances Rice. Visitation will be at the chapel, with Rev.
Wendell Stork officiating. Burial will follow in Orange Grove Cemetery in Moss
Point.

February 8

Dewey Gale Bass, 62, of Gautier, died on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. He was born May
11, 1945, in Wayne County, Ill., to the late Dewey M. and Mary E. (Fansler)
Bass. A private family committal service at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Ocean
Springs.

Mrs. Eleanor Florence Cassata Stewart, 84, passed away February 8, 2008. Mrs.
Stewart was born February 12, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. Mrs. Stewart worked for
the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Preceded in death by her second
husband, Lonnie Stewart, Sr.; her first husband, Elroy Sawyer; her parents;
Salvadore Cassata and Salvatrice Gullota Cassata; two brothers, Vincent
Cassata and Alfred Cassata; two sisters, Dorothy Cassata DeMaio and Angelina
Cassata Epstein; a grandson Robert Aaron Herring Sawyer. A memorial service to
celebrate her life will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 800
Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs.

February 9

Mrs. Frankie Miller Harvey, 70, of Escatawpa, formerly of Sumrall, Miss., died
Feb. 9, 2008. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mae Bertis and Rev. W.
T. Miller. Burial was held at Hickory Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Frances Ramsay Shoemaker, 89, of the Ramsay Community, died Feb. 9, 2008.
Mrs. Shoemaker was born in Lucedale, George County, MS and was a lifelong
resident of the Gulf Coast. Mrs. Shoemaker was preceded in death by her
husband, A. P. Shoemaker Jr., and sister, Clio Ramsay Bains. Interment will
follow in the Ramsay Family Cemetery.

February 10

Wauneta Deloris Hysell, 91 of Pascagoula, passed away February 10, 2008 in
Destin, FL. Mrs. Hysell was born April 16, 1916 in Iowa to the late Clarence
and Pearl Hines. She met and married William L. Hysell and together they moved
to Pascagoula in 1941. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by
her husband in 1980, William Lafayette Hysell ; a sister, Wandeline Stouts and
a brother, Haven Hines. Interment will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Cynthia Jean Simpson, age 50, of Gautier, passed away Feb. 10, 2008. She
was born Jan. 13, 1957, in Lubbock, Texas. She was preceded in death by her
parents; William R. and Ruth E. Chesnutt. A memorial service will follow in
the funeral home chapel.

Donald A. Smith, age 60, of Ocean Springs passed away February 10, 2008. A
private interment will be held at a later date.

Patrica Ann Brown, 42, of Pascagoula, died Feb. 10, 2008. Service: Lighthouse
Apostolic Church, M. P. Burial: Scranton Cemetery.

February 11

Prentiss Nelson, 94, of Escatawpa. Burial in Griffin Cemetery.

Mrs. Louise Martinez, age 77, of Ocean Springs, died February 11, 2008. Mrs.
Martinez was a native of Greenville, MS. She was preceded in death by her
parents, Joseph Parr and Josephine McGraw Parr, three sisters, Kay Haley, Ann
Slater, and Myrtle Ann Travis, and a brother, Miller Parr. A Memorial Service
at the Funeral Home.

Mr. David L. Sanders, age 75, of Pascagoula, passed away Feb. 11, 2008. He was
born May 11, 1932, in Attala County, Miss. He retired from the Jackson County
Sheriff's Department. Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie
Dell Sanders; father, Johnny L. Sanders; six brothers, Billy, Louie, Donald,
James (Stubby), Barney and George Sanders; a sister, Shirley Sanders and two
infants. Members of the Pascagoula Masonic Lodge will conclude the service at
the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at Doty Springs Baptist
Church in Kosciusko, Miss. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

February 12

Prentiss Nelson, 94, died Feb. 12, 2008. He was born July 28, 1913, to the
late Edward and Amelia Nelson in Escatawpa, Miss. He was the oldest living
member of Escatawpa Baptist Church. He was a 1934 graduate of Moss Point High
School. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Dethloff Nelson, after 67
years of marriage. He was also preceded by his brothers, Donnie, Robert,
Raymond, Eugene, Marvin, and George Nelson; sisters, Hilda Schaffer and Vivian
Canady; sons-in-laws, Kent Gordon, Arnold Pierce, and Billy Guillot. Interment
will follow at Griffin Cemetery in Moss Point, Miss.

Shirley Cowles Powell, age 70, of Pascagoula died on Feb. 12, 2008. Born
December 20, 1937 in Pascagoula. She was a Graduate of 1956 from Moss Point
High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Doris Cowles;
son, William Harrison Shelton; father of her children, Blackie Shelton.
Interment will be Machpelah Cemetery.

Jerry P. White, age 68, of Nicholson died Feb. 12, 2008. Graveside service:
Antioch Cemetery, Picayune, MS.

February 13

Januarius Bellman, 70, of Ocean Springs, died February 13, 2008.

Mr. H.F. "Dubie" Dubuisson, age 85, of Ocean Springs, died February 13, 2008.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Laura Jakins Dubuisson, daughter, Frances Guidry, two brothers,
Irvin and Eugis Dubuisson, and a sister, Ethel Erdos. Burial will follow in
Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Anne Christman Mills, age 67 formerly of Ocean Springs, MS passed away ,
February 13, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. Born July 13, 1940 in Hoopeston, IL.
Service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs.

Mr. William W. "Bill" Ray, age 86, of Ocean Springs, died February 13, 2008.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyrus and Georgia Ray and two
brothers, George Ray and Otto Ray. Burial will be in Hinze Baptist Church
Cemetery, Hinze, MS.

Mrs. Mary Eva Schaefer, age 77, of Escatawpa, passed away Feb. 13, 2008. She
was born June 1, 1930, in Webster County, Miss. Mrs. Schaefer was preceded in
death by her parents, Evan and Avie Sisk. Interment will be at Serene Memorial
Gardens in Escatawpa.

James E. "John" Warren died Feb. 13, 2008, at the age of 63. He was born March
23, 1944, in Pulaski, MS. Mr. Warren is reunited with his loving mother, Lucy
Amanda Warren; and his grandparents, Tillman and Pearl Warren. Graveside
services will be at the Warren Family Cemetery of Pulaski.

February 14

Margaret Patricia Allen, age 85, of Ocean Springs passed away February 14,
2008. No services will be held.

Mrs. Josephine Mary Bartsch, age 80, of Ocean Springs, MS., died Thursday,
February 14, 2008. Mrs. Bartsch was preceded in death by her husband of 49
years, Robert Bartsch. A Memorial Mass will be at St. Alphonsus Chapel.

Luther Phillip Basque, age 78, of Gautier passed away February 14, 2008. Mr.
Basque was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Smagacz Basque; father,
Joseph G. Basque; mother, Alphonsine Basque; brothers, Joseph F. Basque and
Byron Basque; sisters, Lucille Boone, Ivan Bennett and Clotille Seymour.

Amy Alfreda Boyer, 85, of Moss Point, died Feb. 14, 2008. Svc. Christ Church,
Pascagoula.

Mr. Paul Joseph Moore Sr., age 85 of Moss Point, passed away February 14,
2008. He was born February 16, 1923 in Itta Bena, MS. Mr. Moore was a member
and deacon of the Escatawpa Baptist Church for 47 years. He retired from Moss
Point Auxiliary Police after serving 20 years. He was preceded in death by his
mother and father Jake and Ethel Moore; 2 brothers W. M. (Bill) Moore, Walter
Campbell Moore; 4 sisters Martha Sue King, Evelyn Jones, Inez Crow, and Joe
Ann Price. Interment will be at Serene Memorial Gardens.

Helen Grace Henry Rushin died February 14, 2008, in Birmingham, Alabama. Born
October 27, 1909. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Rushin,
her father and mother: H. H. and Isabelle Henry, a brother: H. H. Henry II, a
sister: Lillian Poer and a brother who died as a child. A graveside service
will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.

February 15

Mrs. Mamie L. Lee, 86, of Gulfport, died February 15, 2008. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Thomas Lee; her parents; two sisters, Rose Martin,
Marie Harper; and one brother, Ernest Harper. Interment: Monroe Memorial Park.

John Herbert Walley was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Leakesville, Miss. He was born
to the late Lev and Jennie Walley. He departed this life Friday, Feb. 15,
2008. At an early age he moved to Moss Point, Miss., where he graduated from
Magnolia High School in 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents;
sisters, Eloise Walley and Hattie Denson; brothers, Roy and George; and
stepmother, Mittie Walley. Arrangements are by Frazier Funeral Home in
Baytown, Texas.

February 16

Joyce R. Anderson of Pascagoula, was born on Dec. 20, 1924. Mrs. Anderson
passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, in Pascagoula at the age of 83. She is
preceded in death by her husband, C. Deane Anderson; and her daughter, Aubyn
A. Dufour. In honor of her wishes, there will be no services.

Mrs. A. Jean Brown, of Ocean Springs, died February 16, 2008 o finally join
her beloved husband, Robert K. Brown, who predeceased her, 26 years ago. Mrs.
Brown was born September 21, 1922, in Plymouth, Michigan.Mrs. Brown was
preceded in death by her husband, Robert K. Brown, and by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Willian C. Schoof. Internment will follow in Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Infant Faith Mackenna Foster, St. Martin, died 2/16/08. Graveside svc: Biloxi
City Cemetery.

Talmage (Tommy) W. Jasper, of Moss Point, 82, DIED Feb. 16, 2008. He was born
in Richton, Miss., on Aug. 31, 1925, to Quinton Lanear Jasper and Hattie Mae
Jasper Allumes. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his first
wife, Inez Fagan Jasper; second wife, Joyce Heathcoe Jasper; twin sons and
daughter Judy Holmes by Inez Jasper; two brothers, Q. L. Jasper and C. E.
Jasper; two sisters, Voncille Lewis and Carolyn Webb; one grandson, Ronnie
Holmes; and a great-grandson Jeremy Blake Ball. Visitation will begin one hour
prior to service time at the funeral home.

Donald P. Hyde, 71, of Moss Point, was born Oct. 16, 1936, to the late Charlie
and Viola Hyde. Died Feb. 18, 2008. Mr. Hyde was a graduate of the Magnolia
High School Class of 1955, Magnolia Monarch and he went on to continue his
education at Stillman College. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Moss
Point.

Mr. Lorenzo James Nettles, 29, of Moss Point, passed away Feb. 16, 2008. He
was born May 8, 1978, in Pascagoula. He was preceded in death by his father,
Robert James Nettles; grandmother, Ms. Lucy Chaney; and two brothers, Keswic
and Christopher Thompson. Interment will be in Ford Cemetery, Escatawpa.

February 17

Robert Alan Bruce, age 47 of Diamondhead, died February 17, 2008. Interment
will follow at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko, MS.

Clarence Henshaw died Feb. 17, 2008. He was born April 10, 1922, in
Fontainebleau, Miss. He was a World War II veteran. He served in places like
Germany, England and France. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lessie
Frazier Henshaw; his parents, Henry Andrew and Cleo Williams Henshaw; his
sister, Norweds Johnson; his brothers, James, Sam and Elward Henshaw; his
niece, Rose Mary Spears; his brothers-in-law, Joseph D. Johnson and Leo
Frazier; and his sister-in-law, Saddie Mae Miles. Burial will be at Biloxi
National Cemetery.

Mrs. Eunice Griffin King, 80, a native of Richton, Miss., and reared in Moss
Point, Miss., and a resident of Mobile, Ala., for 57 years died Feb. 17, 2008.
Interment in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Theodore, Ala.

Jimmie Lou Clark King, 76, died February 17, 2008. Born in Escatawpa, MS on
February 12, 1932. She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy Everette &
Annie Wilkerson Clark, Sisters Marjorie Clark Ernst and Loreitta Clark Ray,
and daughter Lora Lynn King Lovely. Interment will follow in Orange Grove
Cemetery.

Danielle Fayard Poulos, age 68, of Ocean Springs, died February 17, 2008. Mrs.
Poulos, a native of Biloxi. Mrs. Poulos was preceded in death by her parents,
Wallace and Opal Fayard; and a sister, Mary Ann Fayard. A Memorial Mass will
be held at Our Lady of Fatima in Biloxi.

Judith Ann Schulze Schwegman died Feb. 17, 2008, in West Plains, Mo. She was
born in St. Louis, Mo. Judith was predeceased by her parents, Howard L.
Schulze and Marie Loesch Schulze. Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic
Church in West Plains, with a graveside service to follow at Howell Memorial
Park. A memorial Mass will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Vancleave
March 1.

February 18

Kent Hidalgo, 49, of Gulfport died Feb. 18, 2008. Opelousas, La. Burial:
Bellevue Mem. Park.

Norman F. Boyne, 49, of Pascagoula, died Feb. 18, 2008. Graveside services
will be held at Biloxi National Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Jimmy Raymond Donald Sr., 61, of Lucedale, passed away Feb. 18, 2008, in
Mobile, Ala. Mr. Donald was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Matchie, Miss. Burial will
follow at Jackson County Memorial Park of Pascagoula, Miss.

Gilbert W. "Rooster" Douell, 76, of Big Point, died Feb. 18, 2008. Mr. Douell
was born in New Albany, Miss., on Dec. 31, 1931. He was preceded in death by
the mother of his children, Mabel Kasby; granddaughter, Stacey Coleman;
grandson, Nathan Douell; parents, Gilbert and Claudia Douell; brothers and
sisters, Leroy Douell, Charlie Douell, Willie Mae Grisham, Laura Mae Gentry,
Nichol Davis, Bertie Davis, Peggy Kidd, Katie Herod and Rena McDonald. Burial
will follow in Big Point Cemetery in Big Point, MS.

Gerald Wayne Farley, passed away February 18, 2008. Born April 9, 1952 in
Jonesboro, AR to Sopheia (Lattner) and Hartzell Farley. A celebration of
Gerald's life will be held at Funeral Home in Ocean Springs with visitation
following the service.

Donald P. Hyde, 71, of Moss Point, was born Oct. 16, 1936, to the late Charlie
and Viola Hyde. He passed away on Feb. 18, 2008. Mr. Hyde was a graduate of
the Magnolia High School Class of 1955.. Mr. Hyde was preceded in death by his
brother, Charles Hyde; three sisters, Vassie Eran Hyde Channell, Ira Nelsena
Hyde, and Doris Hyde Bird. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Moss
Point.

Mrs. Kattye Belle Sellers, 83, of Moss Point, Miss., passed away Monday, Feb.
18, 2008. Interment will be in Plenney Cemetery, Escatawpa, Miss.

Mrs. Carmen Irene Tysinger, 69, of Gautier, passed away Sunday. Born, March
24, 1938 in Mobile, Ala., to Russell W. and Alice Jane Walker DeWitt. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Tysinger, and her father, Russell
W. DeWitt. Interment in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Barbara Ann Wood passed away on Feb. 18, 2008, in Mobile, Ala. She was born on
Oct. 7, 1924, in Peru, Ind. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband,
William Louis Wood. Funeral services will be at Arlington National Cemetery in
Arlington, Va. where she will be reunited with her husband.

February 19

Mr. Jimmy Raymond Donald Sr., 61, of Lucedale, passed away Feb. 18, 2008, in
Mobile, Ala. Mr. Donald was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Matchie, MS. Mr. Donald is
reunited with his sons Shane Donald, Michael Donald and Jody Donald; his
parents, Vera and Oswalt Donald; and his brother, Frank Donald.
Burial will follow at Jackson County Memorial Park of Pascagoula, Miss.

Sandra L. "Beep Beep" Hadley, age 67 of Ocean Springs, passed away February
19, 2008. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dorothy
Cole. Memorial Service on Monday, February 25.

February 20

Sidney Herbert Eady, 70, of Moss Point was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Jackson,
Miss. He died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, in Moss Point, Miss. Sidney was
preceded in death by his sister, Paula Cochran, and his mother and father,
Margaret and Herbert Eady. Interment will be at Jackson County Memorial Park.

Texas Dewayne Howard, 35, of Hurley, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20,
2008. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lonnie Hartfield. Burial
will follow at Serene Memorial Gardens, with Masonic rites performed at
graveside.

Naomi Olivia Gilly, age 91, of Ocean Springs passed away, February 20, 2008 in
Pascagoula.

Mrs. Gilly was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold E. Miller; her
second husband, Wilfred G. Gilly; great-granddaughter, Shawna Rindge and
sisters, Roberta Dickerson and Mildred Garcia. A graveside service will be at
Biloxi National Cemetery.

Geraldine Yvonne Sykes, 81, of Gautier, passed away Feb. 20, 2008. Mrs. Sykes
was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late John and Ruth Hancock.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lorace
Walton Sykes Sr.; one brother and three sisters.

Helen Trebotich, age 86, of Ocean Springs passed away February 20, 2008 in
Ocean Springs. Mrs. Trebotich was a native of Patterson, N.J. and longtime
resident of Biloxi. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Iachino
and grandson, Steven Iachino. Interment to follow at Biloxi National Cemetery.

February 21

John Wiley Payton, born Jan. 4, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Grant and Octavia Payton; six brothers, Willie Lee Payton, Namon Payton, Grant
Payton Jr., S.W. Payton, Herman Payton and Vaurice Payton; six sisters, Nancy
Redmond, Octavia Payton, Celest Ramsey, Georgia Fairley, Victoria Payton and
Parsheen Fairley. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Good Hope
Missionary Baptist Church, 9313 Jim Ramsey Road, Vancleave, Miss.

Sarah Alice McDanal Roberts, 95, died Feb. 21, 2008. Mrs. Roberts was born on
Oct. 17, 1912, in Leeds, Ala., to John Rufus and Sarah Catherine Dorrough
McDanal. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wallace Roberts; two
sons, Robert Absalom Davenport and Douglas McDanal "Curley" Roberts; two
granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; her parents; nine brothers and seven
sisters. Mrs. Roberts left a large legacy; surviving daughters, 29
grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 42 great-great grandchildren; and one
sister who will miss her greatly. Graveside services will be at Magnolia
Cemetery, River Road, Vancleave.

February 22

Mrs. Patricia Ann Rocco, 65, of Ocean Springs, died 2-22-08.

Mrs. Anna Mae Langlinais Thibodeaux, age 94, of Ocean Springs passed away
February 22, 2008. Mrs. Thibodeaux was born in Youngsville, LA. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Irvin J. Thibodeaux; her parents, Obey and
Isabella Langlinais; a brother, Joseph Vilce Langlinais and a sister, Mable
Sanders. Burial to follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.

February 23

Baby Aurielle Justice Alahna Croon was born Jan. 12, 2008, died Saturday, Feb.
23, 2008. Aurielle was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eddie Coleman
and Francis Lee Williams. Interment will be in Fernland Cemetery, Moss Point.

Mr. Lorenzo J. Nettles, 29 of Moss Point died Feb. 16, 2008. Burial: Ford
Cemetery, Escatawpa.

Remicka Taite Patton, 30, of Moss Point, died Feb. 23, 2008. She was born Aug.
9, 1977, in Pascagoula, Miss. She was a 1995 Graduate of Moss Point High
School and a member of The Church of God Pentecostal in Lucedale, Miss. She
was preceded in death by a brother, Corbin Cornealious McMillian;
grandparents, Johnny "Goodlow" (Ruby) Taite; great-grandparents, Howard
(Narie) Broughton Stevens, Albert McMillian and Sennie McMillian-Nelson.
Interment will be in Scranton Cemetery, Pascagoula.

Mr. James F. "Peewee" Reeves, Gautier, died February 23, 2008, while enjoying
the beauty of the Caribbean Sea in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Brandi Thorp Tharmet, 35, of Vancleave, died Feb. 24, 2008.

February 24

Elsie Irene (Havens) Fletcher, 94, a lifelong resident of Vancleave, passed
away Feb. 24, 2008. She was born Oct. 3, 1913, to the late W.R. and Dora
Havens. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew Roscoe
Fletcher. Interment will be at Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in
Vancleave.

Mr. David E. LaFrance, age 61, of Ocean Springs, passed away , February 24,
2008. David was born in Bay St. Louis, MS. Mr. LaFrance was preceded in death
by his father, Lester Joseph LaFrance, Sr. and his nephew, Barry Henley.
Service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home.

Mrs. Dora Avolyn Murphy, of Pascagoula passed away Feb. 24, 2008. Mrs. Murphy
was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Mantachie, Miss., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Garvin
Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband
of 49 years, Vinson Murphy. Interment to follow at Jackson County Memorial
Park, Pascagoula.

Marie Conerly Nobles, 73, of Summit, Miss., and a native of Kentwood, La.,
passed away in Pascagoula, Miss., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. She was born
Feb. 24, 1934, in Kentwood, La., to the late Ernest Conerly and the late
Melissa Williams. She was preceded in death by her son, Johnnie Alex nobles,
and a brother, Dewitt Winters. All arrangements entrusted to Craft Funeral
Home of McComb, Miss.

Lois Legendre Tann, 86, resident of Oakland, Tenn., and former resident of
DeKalb, Miss., died Feb. 24, 2008. Mrs. Tann was a former resident of Ocean
Springs, where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The wife of
the late Oliver G. Tann Jr; Mrs. Tann was preceded in death by a son, Mickey
Clark. Visitation will be at New Hope Methodist Church near DeKalb, Miss.
Burial in the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County
Funeral Home-West Chapel in Oakland, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
Brandi Thorp Tharmet, 35, of Vancleave, died Feb. 24, 2008.

February 25

Wilbert D. Jupiter, 64, of New Orleans, La., died Feb. 25, 2008. Funeral Home,
Moss Point, Miss.

February 26

Edgar McCary, 88, of Moss Point, died Feb. 26, 2008. He was born Feb. 18,
1920, in Chatom, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma
McCary; one brother, Ellis McCary, and a sister, Margie McGinley. Graveside
services at Serene Memorial Gardens.

MRS. LOLA MAE HOWARD MCMILLAN, 80, of Lucedale, Miss., died Feb. 26, 2008.

February 27

Doris Micheall Frey, 78, of Vancleave, passed away on Feb. 27, 2008. Mrs. Frey
was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Young; her sister, Sue Latham;
and brother, George Millwood. Burial to follow at Ramsey Cemetery.

Theresa Kibby, 51, of Pascagoula, died Feb. 27, 2008.

Mrs. Wilthelmina "Bill" McCreary Parker, born on Jan. 14, 1935, in Beatrice,
Ala., to the late Alex and Maven McCreary. Died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008.
Wilthelmina was the oldest of eight children. She is preceded in death by her
parents, Alex and Maven McCreary, of Monroeville, Ala.; her husband of 50
years, Samuel Parker; parents-in-law, William and Alberta Parker, of Tunnel
Springs, Ala.; a sister, Dora Simon, of Moss Point, Miss.; two brothers, Alex
McCreary Jr., of Los Angeles, Calif., and Eugene McCreary, of Indianapolis,
Ind.; four sisters-in-law, Barbara McCreary, Julia Pugh, Catherine Millender
and Alberta Abney; four brothers-in-law, Willie Parker, John Parker, Mack
Parker and Richard Parker, of Tunnel Springs, Ala. Visitation will be at First
Baptist Church in Moss Point. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in
Monroeville, Ala.

February 28

Mrs. Ethel J. Halcomb, age 82, of Ocean Springs passed away February 28, 2008.
Mrs. Halcomb was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nancy Cox;
daughter, Nancy Kinghammer and sons, Darrell Kinghammer and Arnold Kinghammer.
Burial to follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Harold E. Grierson born March 6, 1930, died Feb. 28, 2008. Mr. Grierson was
preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Minnie Grierson, Moss Point,
Miss., and one brother, James R. Grierson Sr. Arrangements at Moss-Service
Funeral Home, 1901 2nd Ave., Cullman, AL.

February 29

James Clark, 33, of Forts Lake, died, Feb. 29, 2008. Born Aug. 20, 1974, in
Pascagoula. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Hermes Ray Clark.
Burial in William R. Clark Cemetery, Forts Lake, Miss.

Mary Jane Waltman Jennings, age 87, of Vancleave, passed away on Feb. 29,
2008. Mrs. Jennings was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Walton Bang and
Dora Banks and her son, Elvin Waltman. Interment will follow at Holiness
Cemetery.



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