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Subject: [MSDATA] Ms-Jackson Co. Obituary (Jan 16 - 13)
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 20:05:52 -0500


Jackson County MsArchives Obituaries.....Jan 16 - 13, 2008 .
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Jan 16, 2008

Rollie "Joe" Shultz, age 84, of Escatawpa, Miss., died Jan. 16, 2008. Mr.
Shultz was born on Aug. 21, 1923, in Alverda, Pa. He was a veteran of World War
II, where he served in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Shultz. Graveside
service will be Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at 12.30 p.m. at Biloxi National
Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss., with Rev. Jerry Hamilton officiating with military
rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #160 of Pascagoula.

Mrs. Maggie Ruth Wells, 74, of Three Rivers, died Jan. 16, 2008. Maggie was
preceded in death by her father Talmadge Parker; her mother, Alma Battle; and a
daughter, Vickie Renea Harmon. Svc.: Davis Chapel UMC, Three Rivers Community.
Burial: Davis Chapel Cem.

Jan 17

Mrs. Margie Westbrook Edwards, age 80, of Ocean Springs, MS, died Thursday,
January 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce R. Edwards,
Sr. and her parents, Lucille and Albert Westbrook. Burial will follow in
Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Margie Westbrook Edwards, 80, of Ocean Springs, died January 17, 2008. Burial:
Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Dora Lucille Hamilton, age 88, of Hurley, Miss., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
Mrs. Hamilton was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Wade, Miss. Preceding her in death
were her parents, Tollie and Lou Goff; her husband of 55 years, M. L. Hamilton;
one sister and brother, Francis Adkinson and Parnell Goff; a son-in-law, Harris
Jones; and one grandson, Mike Hamilton. Burial will follow at the Hamilton
Cemetery in Hurley.

Harold L. "Yogi" Jones, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 in Mobile, Ala. He was
the son of the late Leeroy and the late Lessie (Tate) Jones; his brother, Floyd
Jones, also preceded him in death. Interment will follow in Agricola Cemetery,
Agricola.

Reuben E. Ogborn, 59, of Colfax, La., died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. He was
born on Feb. 21, 1942, to the union of Edward David Ogborn and Mattie Lee Horne
Ogborn. He graduated from East Central High School and then upon retirement
from the Army, he graduated from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
and served as pastor of Hays Creek Baptist Church in Franklinton, La. He was
called to serve his country again by providing security services in U.S.
embassies in Jordan, Cambodia, Burma, Siberia, Pakistan, and France prior to
being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007. In addition to his parents he
was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Ogborn. Funeral services will be at
Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria, La.

Malik Kyrie Sherrod born Dec. 25, 2000, in Pascagoula, Miss., to Eddie Lee
Sherrod Sr. and Xavier Cabrini Sherrod. Died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at his
home in Columbia, S.C. Funeral services will be held at Highway Holiness Church
of Deliverance, 2725 Providence St., Fayetteville, N.C. Graveside services will
be at Ford Cemetery in Escatawpa, Miss.

Jan 18

Mr. Bobbie Gene Mize, age 80, of Gautier, MS, died Friday, January 18, 2008.
Bob was preceded in death by his two wives, Lola Presley Mize and Viola Tipton
Mize, his parents, Curtis and Effie Mize, and siblings, Hazel, Rel, and Howard
Mize, and three grandchildren, twins Samuel and Daniel Stampley and Daniel
Mize. Graveside service: he will be interred next to Lola in the family plot at
St. Peters Cemetery, Oxford, MS.

Jan 19

Ricky Dale Roberts Sr., 50, died on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at his sister's
home in Escatawpa. He was born on Jan. 21, 1957, in Pascagoula, Miss. He is
preceded in death by his parents, James and Felicity Roberts, and niece,
Hartleigh Grace Roberts. Interment will follow in Serene Memorial Gardens,
Escatawpa, Miss.

Johnny Mark Qualls, 61, died Jan. 19, 2008. He was born May 15, 1946. Grave
services will be at Biloxi National Veterans Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

James Adam Salters, Jr., age 60, of Marquez, TX, formerly of Ocean Springs,
passed away on January 19, 2008 in Houston, TX. He was born February 4, 1947 in
Biloxi, MS to James Adam and Mary Virginia Salters, Sr. He was preceded in
death by his parents; grandmother, Bertie Varnado; and brother, Richard
Salters. Burial to follow at Bellande Cemetery in Ocean Springs, MS.

Jan 20

Green Albert "Al" Chewning, 72, of Sylvester, Ga., passed away Jan. 20, 2008..
Funeral services were held Jan. 22, 2008. Followed by a service at the Old
Cotton Hill Shiloh Cemetery in Clay County, Ga., with full military honors. Mr.
Chewning was born in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Ga., on Nov. 21, 1935. Mr.
Chewning was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Albert Chewning and
Myrkle Lee Lofton Chewning; Mr. Chewning retired at Keesler AFB in Biloxi,
Miss., from the Air Force after 20 years of service and then retired from the
Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga., after 20 years.

Jonathan Wayne "Jonny" Gregory, 26, of Vancleave, Miss., passed away Jan. 20,
2008. "Jonny" was born Sept. 26, 1981, in Pascagoula, Miss. He was preceded in
death by his grandfather, Robert Wayne Armstrong; his great-grandparents, I.V.
and Almaree Gregory, and his uncle, Daniel Gregory. Burial will follow in the
Orange Grove Cemetery.

Clinton Massey (Fatboy), 62, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Osyka, Miss. He
was born June 6, 1945, in Moss Point, Miss. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Thelma and Clinton Massey. Interment will be in Fernland Cemetery,
Grand Bay, Ala.

Jan 21

Robert Shane Hateley, 38, of Moss Point, Miss., passed away Monday, Jan. 21,
2008. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Maggie Kirkland.
Burial will follow at Machpelah Cemetery.

Aedon Byron Toomer Matthews, 4 months old. Born on Sept. 7, 2007, he was
received in the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. Aedon was
preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, Haskel Byron Mat-thews and James
Franklin Harrell. A graveside service will be held at the New Augusta Cemetery
in New Augusta, Miss.

Donald Franklin "Coffee Pot" Rabon was born Oct. 20, 1962, in Rock Hill S.C.,
to the late Johnnie and Louise Rabon. He died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, in
Jackson, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Louise
Rabon; one brother, Lawrence Rabon; and a nephew, Jeffery Rains. A memorial
will be held at Spencer Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Pascagoula, Miss.

Harry D. Self Jr., 88, of Hurley, Miss., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. He
was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 23, 1919. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Harry D. and Vida Self Sr. and numerous brothers. Burial will
follow at Serene Memorial Gardens in Escatawpa.

Jan 22

Irma Pauline Hultz Grant, 95, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, in George
County, Miss. She was born Feb. 5, 1912, in Gary, Ind. Mrs. Grant was preceded
in death by her parents, Hugh and Della Scott Hultz; a son, Harold L. Grant
Jr.; one sister and two brothers. Interment will follow at Griffin Cemetery in
Moss Point.

Kay Frances Woods Street born April 24, 1938, in Millport, Ala., and passed
away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, in Pascagoula, Miss. She joins her loved ones:
Parents, Marvin D. and Addie Mae (Richards) Woods; father-in-law, James Lester
Street; mother-in-law, Lois (Livingston) Street; and son, Marcus Christopher
Street. Graveside services will be at the Shiloh Cemetery in Vernon, Ala.

Jan 23

Elden Lee Diehl, age 70, of Escatawpa and formerly of Clearwater, FL died
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 in Biloxi VA Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1937 in N.
Lewisburg, Oh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Diehl; parents,
Don and Pauline Diehl; brother, Ed Diehl. Graveside Service will be at Biloxi
National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS with military honors.

Morris R. Furby, 81, of Big Point, Miss., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at his
home. He was born March 24, 1926, in Jackson County, Miss. He was preceded in
death by his parents, James and Ima Furby. A memorial service will be held at
the Lilly Orchard Baptist Church.

Jan 24

Mr. Thomas D. Harris, 80, of Ocean Springs, Miss., died Thursday, Jan. 24,
2008. He was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Harris McNeil; and brothers,
Hudson Harris, Ben Harris, and Carl Harris. Mr. Harris was born in Pineville,
Miss. Burial will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Annie Mae Bosarge Willis, 81, of Helena, Miss., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.
Mrs. Willis was born in Pascagoula, Miss., on Dec. 4, 1926. Mrs. Willis was
preceded in death by her grandson Todd M. Willis, her parents Levert J. and
Irene Helen Bosarge, her brothers Howard L. Bosarge, T. Bosarge, Levert J.
Bosarge, Oliver Leo Bosarge her sister Irene Gentry, Beatrice Farrior. Burial
will follow in Jackson County Memorial Park cemetery

Jan 25

Ronnie Coleman Lee, age 64, of Gautier died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008. Ronnie owned
and managed Industrial Electrical Services for 30 years. He is preceded in
death by his parents, Henry F. Lee and Inez D. Lee; sister, Vickey L. Moore.
Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery with military honors.

Jessie Glenn McElhenney, 69, of Vancleave, Miss., passed away Jan. 25, 2008. He
was born April 24, 1938, in Decatur, Miss. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Victor and Willie Mae McElhenney; son, Ronald Urbani; brothers, Mason,
Billy, George and Harold McElhenney and sister, Margie McElhenney. Visitation
will be at Bonnie Chapel United Methodist Church in Vancleave. Funeral services
will be from the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Gerald Austin Price, 75 died Friday, January 25, 2008 .Mr. Price was born March
21, 1932 in Bogalusa, LA. He is a 1949 graduate of Pascagoula High School. He
was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Price. Interment will be at
Machpelah Cemetery with military honors.

Mrs. Verona Clarice Rinehart, 64, of Pascagoula, passed away Jan. 25, 2008, in
Pascagoula. Mrs. Rinehart was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Jackson County, Miss. She
was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Rinehart
was preceded in death by her father and mother, Benjamine and Edith (Hamilton)
Stork; four brothers, Harley, Elbert, Irvin (Babo), Jerry Stork; and one
grandson, Logan Rinehart. Visitation will be at the Eastside Assembly of God
Church with the funeral service following with the Rev. Wendall Stork
officiating. Arrangements provided by Holder-Wells funeral home in Moss Point.
Burial at: Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, MS. - Note From:
David Sprinkle (Verona was cousin to David Sprinkle.) Her Mother, Edith
(Hamilton) Stork, was a sister to the late Grady Hamilton, Sr. of Pecan, MS,
Mark E. Hamilton's Dad. Verona was also Mark Earl Hamilton's first cousin (of
Grand Bay, AL, he died 2007).

Mary Katherine Bergman Wechsler, age 78, of Pascagoula died peacefully at her
home on Friday, January 25, 2008. Mrs. Wechsler was preceded in death by her
parents, Karl and Mary Bergman; her husband, John Wechsler; her brothers,
Clarence Bergman and Jake Bergman. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery,
Pascagoula.

Jan 26

Mrs. Lydia M. Baum, 76, of Ocean Springs, MS, passed away on January 26, 2008,
in Gulfport. Mrs. Baum had been a resident of Ocean Springs since 1968. Burial
to follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Bonnie C. Harris, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Pascagoula, Miss. She
was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Jackson County, Miss. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Edward A. and Annie E. Fitgenruter Colle Sr.; her husbands, McLean
David Williamson and Wilmer H. Harris; and one son, David Colle Williamson.
Burial will follow at Griffin Cemetery in Moss Point, Miss.

Scottie Van Williams, 34, of Gautier, passed away Jan. 26, 2008, in Pascagoula.
Born Oct. 31, 1973, in Houston, Texas. Interment will follow in Machpelah
cemetery in Pascagoula.

Jan 27

Mrs. Margaret "Odell" Fountain, 88, of D'Iberville, MS, died Sunday, January
27, 2008, in Pascagoula. Mrs. Fountain was born in Birmingham, AL and had been
a longtime resident of D'Iberville. Mrs. Fountain was preceded in death by her
husband, Edgar Joseph "Sock" Fountain; father, Lowell Mason Robinson; mother,
Eula Mae Robinson Dandridge; sons, Lowell Edgar Fountain and Gerard Anthony
Fountain; brothers, Fred Robinson and Roy Robinson; and sisters, Opal Robinson,
Hazel Williams, Ruby Cox and Thelma Fountain. Interment will follow in Fountain
Cemetery in D'Iberville.

Kathy Walker Hanning, 57, died on January 27, 2008 after a two-year battle with
ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Born March 22, 1950, she was the daughter of the
late Arnold V. and Genevieve Walker and the youngest of five children.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moss Point.

Handy Mallard, 61, of Biloxi, died Jan. 27, 2008. Interment: Crestlawn Memorial
Park.

Jan 28

James E. Cook, Sr. age 72, of Ocean Springs, MS. Diedon January 28, 2008. James
was born on December 1, 1935, in Shelby, NC to the late Reverend Marvin and
Marie Cook of Kings Mountain, NC. He was preceded in death by a brother,
Reverend Carl Ray Cook of Kings Mountain, NC, a grandson, James E. Cook III of
Hurley, MS., a grand-daughter, Josie Cook of Douglasville, GA. and a favorite
cousin, Frank Simpson of Casar, NC. Graveside service at the Biloxi National
Cemetery.

Mr. Norman J. Gonsoulin, 73, of Ocean Springs, passed away January 28, 2008. He
was preceded in death by his parents, Neville and Jeanne Gonsoulin, and a
sister, Rose Medlin. Interment will follow in Biloxi City Cemetery.

Cheryl Lynn Liedtke, 59, of Gautier, Miss., passed away on Monday, Jan. 28,
2008. Cheryl was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Ruth and Ralph
Liedtke. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Liedtke, and two
grandchildren, Joshua Collins and Melanie Marie Haigler. Interment will follow
at Pinecrest Cemetery in Gautier.

Mary Corley Matthews, 68 of Vancleave, died Monday, January 28, 2008 in Ocean
Springs. Mary was born in Pascagoula. Mary was preceded in death by her
husband, Thomas Matthews, parents, Richard and Mary Corley, three sisters,
Earlene Corley, Jearlene Corley, Margaret Ray and a brother, Travis Corley. A
memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Clyde D. Steelman, 87, of Vancleave, Miss., passed away Monday, Jan. 28,
2008. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Steelman Sr.; her
father, Clifton B. Davis and her mother, Nellie Davis of Vancleave. Burial will
follow at Vancleave Cemetery No. 1.

John Dwayne Whitehouse, age 47, of Ocean Springs passed away on January 28th.
Mr. Whitehouse was born in Albuquerque, NM. Funeral service will be at St.
John's Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs.

Jan 29

Anthony Coludrovich, 65, of Pascagoula, Miss. died Jan. 29, 2008.

Mr. Horace Patrick Gautier, 97, died January 29, 2008 at his home in Biloxi.
Horace was born in Pascagoula. The Gautier family moved to Biloxi when he was a
young boy. He was a 1931 graduate of Biloxi High School where he played
football on Biloxi's Big Eight championship team. He also attended Louisiana
Tech College on a football scholarship. While serving with the Mississippi
National Guard, Horace was called to active duty during World War II. He
attended Field Artillery Mechanics School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and graduated
first in his class. He was assigned to the 109th Field Artillery Division
Battalion where he attained the rank of Tech-Sergeant and was awarded the
Bronze Star for bravery during the Battle of the Bulge. Horace and his partner
Edgar Byrd owned and operated Gautier and Byrd Oil Wharf and boat dealership in
Biloxi until their retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam
and Mercee' Jane' Gautier, four brothers, five sisters and one great-
granddaughter. Funeral service will be at The Episcopal Church of The Redeemer
(DeMiller Hall). Interment will be at the Biloxi National Cemetery with Masonic
graveside services.

Helga Kimball, age 85, of Gautier, passed away on January 29, 2008. Helga was
born in Germany and had been a resident of the Gulf Coast since 1965. Mrs.
Kimball was preceded in death by her son, Hardy Kimball. A graveside service
will be held at Crestlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Bessie Mae Rogers, 91, of Escatawpa, Miss., passed away Jan. 29, 2008. She
was born March 27, 1916, in Vancleave, Miss. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death
by her parents, Robert and Susan McMillan; husband, Barnett Rogers. Interment
at Community of Christ Cemetery in Escatawpa.

Jan 30

Julie Dickerson Budro, 80, of Moss Point, Miss., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008.
Mrs. Budro was born Jan. 17, 1928, to Webster and Dee Dickerson. She was a
native and lifelong resident of Escatawpa, Miss. Mrs. Budro was preceded in
death by her husband, Norman S. Budro; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Webster
Dickerson; brother, Emmitt Dickerson; and sister, Annette Dickerson Miller
Cherry. Burial will be in the Plenney Cemetery in Escatawpa, Miss.

Lewis Franklin Matkins, 65, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Pascagoula,
Miss., passed away Jan. 30, 2008. He was predeceased by his beloved wife,
Janice (Baker) Matkins, and son, Matthew Kenneth Matkins. The date and time of
a memorial service celebrating the life of Lewis, Janice and Kenneth will be
announced at a later date.

Jan 31

Sythel Beard Randle born Dec. 9, 1930, by Horace and Verna McInnis Beard of
Leakesville, Miss. In August 1956, Sythel became the beloved wife of Allen K.
Randle Jr. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Calvary Baptist Church in
Pascagoula until her health failed. She was preceded in death by the love of
her life, Allen; her parents, and a sister, Kathryn Miller, and a niece, Cindy.
Interment will follow in the Stateline Cemetery, Stateline, Miss.

Joe Clifford Turner, 63, of Hurley, MS., died Thurs. Jan. 31, 2008. Memorial
Services will be held at a later date.

Maizie Roberts VanDevender, 85 passed away Thursday, January 31, 2008 in Ocean
Springs, MS. She was born July 16, 1922 in Vancleave, MS and was a lifelong
resident of Jackson County, MS. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54
years, Woodrow Wilson VanDevender, Sr., her parents Mac and Mary Roberts, her
step mother Mattie Shepherd Roberts, brothers, R.. Roberts and Cooper Roberts,
and sister Mary Patton Harris. Interment will at the church cemetery in
Vancleave, MS.

Ruth G. Woolfson, 88, of Gautier, Miss., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

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