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OBITUARIES

David Alsworth Sr.

Services for David Alsworth Sr. of Union Church are 11 a.m.,Saturday, Sept. 2, at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church in Union Church withburial in the church cemetery. There will be no repast.

Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Alsworth, 74, died Aug. 30, 2000, of cardiac failure at St.Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson. He was born in Union Church on Aug.11, 1926, to Eugene Alsworth and Annie Mae Winston Alsworth.

He was a retired farmer and heavy construction worker. He was amember of Mt. Moriah M.B. Church, where he served as a trustee andwas treasurer.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, KattieY. Alsworth; and his brothers, Alvie Crump and Luther EdwardAlsworth.

Survivors are his wife, Audrey Glass Alsworth of Union Church;his sons, Bobby Alsworth of Fayette, David Alsworth Jr. and RayCharles Alsworth, both of Union Church, and the Rev. Eddie Alsworthof Brookhaven; his daughters, Emma Oliver of Union Church, ShirleySmith of Jackson, and Deloris Ballard of Ridgeland; and 30grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Annette S. Broadus

Services for Annette S. Broadus of McComb are 10 a.m., Saturday,Sept. 2, at Catchings Funeral Home with burial in HollywoodCemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Sept. 1, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Broadus, 83, died Aug. 31, 2000, of heart failure atBaptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Fernwood onMarch 13, 1917, to Dud R. Statham and Maude Lee Coney Statham. Shereceived her B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of SouthernMississippi.

She was a retired teacher, having taught in McComb, South Pike,Brookhaven, Columbia, Leakesville, Bay St. Louis, and SouthwestCommunity College. She was a member of First Baptist Church inMcComb, where she was outreach leader for the Lydia Sunday SchoolClass. She was a member of National Retired Teachers Association.She was a Pink Lady Volunteer at SMRMC.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, the Rev.W. Truett Broadus; and her brother, B.D. Statham.

Survivors are her daughter, Judy S. Bullock of McComb; her son,James T. Broadus of North Carolina; and three grandsons.

Judah Daniel Canon

Graveside services for Judah Daniel Canon of Bogue Chitto were10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery.Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The infant was born and died Aug. 30, 2000.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather, James Canon.

Survivors are his parents, James Freddie Canon and Jackie DugasCanon; his brothers, Benjamin Canon of Pensacola, Fla., andJonathan Canon, Ryan Canon, and Zachary Canon, all of Bogue Chitto;his sister, Alyssa Canon of Bogue Chitto; and his grandparents, LeeRoy Dugas and Clona Andrus Dugas, and Frankie Martin CanonWalker.

Gracie May Herring

Services for Gracie May Herring of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Saturday, Sept. 2, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial inPleasant Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Sept. 1, from 4-9 p.m. at BrookhavenFuneral Home.

Mrs. Herring, 90, died Sept. 1, 2000, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Franklin County on Dec. 24, 1909,to John L. Smith and Lillie M. Nettles Smith.

She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of PleasantGrove Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior citizensorganization, the WMU, and was an adult Sunday school teacher.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, FredHerring; her sisters, Daisy Smith, Sallye Hutto, and DorothyMartin.

Survivors are her son, Fred Herring Jr. of Natchez; herdaughters, Amaryllis Nations and Ann Rushing, both of Brookhaven,and Sue Redd of Baker, La.; her brother, John Smith of Baton Rouge;and nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and onegreat-great-grandchild.

Ada Beard Humphrey

Services for Ada Beard Humphrey of Brookhaven are 1:30 p.m.,Sunday, Sept. 3, at Damascus M.B. Church with burial in EbenezerCemetery.

Visitation is Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon until 7 p.m. withfamily hour from 7-8 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Humphrey, 82, died Aug. 30, 2000, at Beverly Health CareCenter. She was born on Feb. 21, 1918, to George Beard and Ellen S.Beard.

She was retired. She was a member of Damascus M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, FrankBeard, Matthew Beard and Lenyon Beard; and her sisters, RuthieRufus, Mattie Owens, Pinkie Wallace, and Dora Upkins.

Survivors are her husband, Rufus Humphrey of Brookhaven; herbrothers, Lucien Beard and Lindsay Beard, both of Lansing, Mich.,and Willie Beard and Luke Beard, both of Brookhaven; and hersister, Florence Steward of Lansing, Mich.

Alton Edward Kees

Services for Alton Edward Kees of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Saturday, Sept. 2, at New Hope Church of Christ with burial inJerricho Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Sept. 1, from 1-8 p.m. with family hourfrom 7-8 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Kees, 44, died Aug. 28, 2000, at University Medical Center.He was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 14, 1956, to R. D. Thadisonand Carrie Mae Kees.

He was disabled. He was a member of Jerricho Church ofChrist.

Preceding him in death were his father; his brother, Jerry Kees;and his sister, Delores Kees.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, LindaKees of Brookhaven; his daughters, Antrease Johnson, LucretiaRatcliff, and Shauntisha Kees, all of Brookhaven; his brothers,James Kees of St. Louis, Mo., Howard Kees of Las Vegas, Nev., R. L.Kees of Topeka, Kan., and Wilson Kees, Robert D. Thadison, JohnCalvin Thadison, James Earl Thadison, Varnell Thadison, and AnthonyThadison, all of Brookhaven; his sisters, Myrtis Smith of Atlanta,Ga., Mary Jones of Garland, Texas, Mazie Jones of Newark, Del., andVoncile Smith of Brookhaven; and a special aunt, Ernestine Kees ofBrookhaven.

Andrew Lundy

Services for Andrew Lundy of Pontiac, Mich., are 7 p.m., Sunday,Sept. 3, at Williams Mortuary Chapel with graveside services at 11a.m. Monday in Hoover Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 3, from 3-7 p.m. with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Lundy, 55, died Aug. 29, 2000, in Pontiac, Mich. He was bornin Brookhaven on Dec. 2, 1944, to Roosevelt May and Annie BellQuarles.

He was disabled.

Preceding him in death were his father, and his brother, JamesHaynes.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, EdwardMcClendon of Brookhaven; his daughters, Phythelia Sanders ofWesson, Beverly Peyton and DeWanna Eley, both of Monticello, andAngie Brown of Brookhaven; his brothers, Quinton May, Theodore May,Theophilus May, and Uriah May, all of Detroit, Mich., Lee Haynes ofMilwaukee, Wis., and Odell Haynes, Willie Quarles, Tony Quarles,Raymond Quarles, and Herman Quarles, all of Brookhaven; hissisters, Diane Johnson, Dorothy Jones, Beulah Britton, and LisaMerriweather, all of Detroit, Mich., and Louisa “Lucy” Haynes,Theresa Quarles, and Vertis Quarles, all of Brookhaven; and sixgrandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gladys Murray Ratcliff

Services for Gladys Murray Ratcliff of Brookhaven are 10 a.m.,Saturday, Sept. 2, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRamah Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin County.

Visitation is Friday, Sept. 1, from 6-9 p.m. at BrookhavenFuneral

Home.

Mrs. Ratcliff, 83, died Aug. 31, 2000, of heart failure atKing’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln County onOct. 13, 1916, to Jeffie Rowan Murray and Denie Snyder Murray.

She was a seamstress for Stahl-Urban for 30 years. She was amember of Church of God of Prophecy in Natchez.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LattieMore Ratcliff; her infant daughter, Lillian Ratcliff; hergrandsons, Alvie Chandler Jr., Michael Johnson and Ricky Johnson;her sisters, Rosa Lee Murray and Bessie Hall; and her brothers,Alfred Murray and Lloyd Murray.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Larry More Ratcliffand Cecile Ratliff of Jarreau, La.; her daughters and sons-in-law,Dorothy Ann Johnson and Alton Johnson of Dothan, Ala., and EmmaJean Moore and Tommy Gene Moore of Brookhaven; her sisters, BerthaMae Cummings of Eupora and Marcell Brister of Bogue Chitto; and 10grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy R. Moore, Marty Moore, Mike Moore,Billy Moore, Lemuel Murray, Harold Clark Burkett, and ThomasHolifield.