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OBITUARIES

Mattie Brown Coker

Services for Mattie Brown Coker of Fernwood were 11 a.m.,Tuesday, July 25, at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in McComb withburial in Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Coker, 88, died July 22, 2000, at her daughter’s home inthe Homestead community. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 20,1911, to Joseph and Ida Williams Brown.

She was retired as cafeteria manager for Fernwood ElementarySchool with 30 years service. She was a member of FernwoodMethodist Church, where she taught Sunday school.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, James T.Coker; her son, Landol Coker; and four sisters and threebrothers.

Survivors are her son, Jimmy Coker of Magnolia; her daughter,Elsie Pigott of McComb; and eight grandchildren, 21great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Robert Ralph Redd Jr.

Services for Robert Ralph Redd Jr. of Baker, La., are 3 p.m.,Wednesday, July 26, at Mt. Zion Church of Christ in Brookhaven withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday, July 25, from 3-9 p.m. at RabenhorstFuneral Home in Baton Rouge and Wednesday from 1 p.m. until servicetime at the church. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of localarrangements.

Mr. Redd, 64, died July 24, 2000, at Our Lady of the LakeRegional Medical Center. He was born in Brookhaven to Robert RalphRedd Sr. and Yuba Rae Redd.

He was a senior electrical estimator for Industrial SpecialtyContractors. He was a member and past president of Baton RougeElectrical League. He was a member of Baker Blvd. Church ofChrist.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Juliette Wilton Redd of Baker; his sons,Robert Ralph Redd III of Gonzales, La., David Wayne Redd ofAtlanta, Ga., and Michael Rae Redd of St. Amant, La.; his daughter,Sondra Kay Redd Dugas of Baker; his brothers, James W. Redd ofJackson, Oscar Paul Redd of Baker, and Glen Ray Redd of GreenwellSprings, La.; his sisters, Laverne Downing of King, N.C., and RitaFaye Vick of Pearl; and four grandchildren.

James Clyde Thompson

Graveside services for James Clyde Thompson of Shreveport, La.,are 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at Wesson City Cemetery. HarrigillFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thompson, 87, died July 23, 2000, of heart failure at V.A.Hospital in Shreveport. He was born in Wesson on March 9, 1913, toMr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thompson.

He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Baptistfaith. He was an Army veteran of WWII.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sons, Terry K. Thompson of Philadelphia andThomas M. Thompson of Forest; his daughter, Cathy D. Barrett ofSebastapool; his brother, Lewis Thompson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; andseven grandchildren.

Robert E. Townsend

Services for Robert E. Townsend of Terry are 2 p.m., Saturday,July 29, at Palestine Baptist Church in Raymond. Rosemont Gardensis in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Townsend, 75, died July 22, 2000, of cancer at hisresidence. He was born in Brookhaven. He moved to Terry fromBrookhaven 25 years ago.

He was a retired carpenter. He raised dairy goats. He was amember of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in Brookhaven.

Survivors are his wife, Lucille Townsend of Terry; his son, MikeTownsend of Houma, La.; his stepson, Lester Boutwell of Brookhaven;his daughter, Dorothy White of Brookhaven; his sister, Anna BellBrister of Brookhaven; and six grandchildren, twogreat-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.