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OBITUARIES

Willard Boyd Foster

Services for Willard Boyd Foster of Wesson were 10 a.m.,Thursday, Aug. 3, at Stringer Funeral Home with burial in StrongHope Cemetery.

Mr. Foster, 65, died July 31, 2000, of cancer at Baptist MedicalCenter in Jackson.

He was retired from the Navy as a chief gunner’s mate. He earnedGood Conduct medals, National Defense Service Medal, Korean ServiceMedal with three stars, United Nations Service Medal and Secretaryof the Navy Commendation. He was an independent trucker for 24years. He was a past master of Hazlehurst Lodge No. 25. He was amember of the Order of the Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, York RiteMason and Wahabi Temple. He was a deacon at Spring Hill BaptistChurch.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth Foster; his sons, Mike Foster ofIndependence, La., and Oscar Foster of Wesson; his brothers, Marvin”Pete” Foster and Clarence Foster, both of Hazlehurst; his sister,Margaret Kennedy Curtis of Lake Charles, La.; and a grandchild andfour step-grandchildren.

J. C. “Sam” Martin

Services for J. C. “Sam” Martin of Braxton were Tuesday, Aug. 1,at Grace Baptist Church in Mendenhall with burial in BethlehemCemetery.

Mr. Martin, 78, died July 30, 2000, of cancer at hisresidence.

Among the survivors are his stepchildren, Jimmy Sills, BascomSills, Ann Dickerson, and Barbara Bessonett, all of Brookhaven.

Ronnie Glen Robinson

Services for Ronnie Glen Robinson of Hammond are 10 a.m.,Friday, Aug. 4, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home Chapelwith burial in Topisaw Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 3, from 6-10 p.m. and Friday from 8a.m. until service time at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mr. Robinson, 30, died Aug. 1, 2000, at North Oaks MedicalCenter in Hammond. He was born in Hattiesburg on March 19, 1970, toDoug Robinson and Carol Robinson McDonald. He attended NatalbanyBaptist School and Hammond High School.

He was a car detailer.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Ray and NonaDaughdrill and Carl Wilson Robinson; and his sister, Deborah LynnRobinson.

Survivors are his mother, Carol Robinson McDonald of Hammond;his father and stepmother, Doug and Pam Robinson of McComb; hisdaughter, Amber Hill of Hammond; his grandmother, Ira Bell Robinsonof McComb; his aunt and uncle, Paul and Charlotte Brister ofBrookhaven; his aunt, Barbara Daughdrill of New Orleans; hisbrothers and sister-in-law, Carl Douglas Robinson Jr. and ShellyRobinson of Opelousas, La., and Christopher Robinson and BlakeRobinson, both of McComb; and his twin sister and brother-in-law,Connie and David Hutches of Hammond.

Bessie Delaughter Rollins

Services for Bessie Delaughter Rollins of Meadville are 11 a.m.,Friday, Aug. 4, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMidway Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 3, from 5-9 p.m. at FranklinFuneral Home.

Mrs. Rollins, 81, died Aug. 2, 2000, at Meadville Nursing Home.She was born in Lincoln County on Jan. 4, 1919, to FerdinandDelaughter and Eunice Graves Delaughter.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Meadville MethodistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, RobertRollins; and a brother and a sister.

Survivors are her son, Robert E. Rollins of Meadville; herbrother, Bill Delaughter of Natchez; her sisters, Pat Carter ofNatchez, Emma Beason and Christina Smith, both of Brookhaven, andMary Alice Bardwell of Monticello; and three grandchildren andseven great-grandchildren.