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OBITUARIES

Errol Hayes Alford

Services for Errol Hayes Alford of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Monday, Sept. 4, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inPoplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs.

Visitation is Monday from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. Alford, 93, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, of heart failure ather residence. She was born on March 24, 1907, to the late ErrolJoseph Hayes and Rose Hayes.

She was the former operator of the golf pro shop at BrookhavenCountry Club where she worked for 30 years. She was a member ofFaith Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Spence Alford.

Survivors include her daughters, Catherine Becker of Madison,Carol Pepper on West Monroe, La.; her sister Irene Singleton ofMaryville, Mo.; and one grandson.

Carl Ranson “Pete” Bland

Services for Carl Ranson “Pete” Bland of Wesson are 2 p.m.,Sunday, Sept. 3, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMathews Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Bland, 70, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at his residence. Hewas born in Copiah County on Dec. 31. 1929, to the late CharlieHenry Bland and Leatha Henderson Bland.

He was a construction worker and a farmer. He was a member ofRocky Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Bland of Wesson; hissons David Wayne Bland of Jackson, Daniel “Dinkey” Bland of Wesson;his daughter, Diane Walker of Wesson; his brother Charles VernonBland of Wesson; his sister Gladys Battard of Brookhaven; and fourgrandchildren.

L. C. “Smitt” Boling

Services for L. C. “Smitt” Boling of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Monday, Sept. 4, at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 3, from 4-10 p.m. and Monday from8-1:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mr. Boling, 77, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, of heart failure athis residence. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 13, 1923, tothe late Louis Boling and Edna Furlow Boling.

He was retired from Southern Wholesale Company and BolingMotors. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Colrene S. Boling of Brookhaven; his sonand daughter-in-law, Danny and Janice Boling of Brookhaven; hisbrothers, Dewey Boling of Brookhaven and Billy Ray Boling ofPascagoula; his sister, Alyne Wilkinson of Brookhaven; fourgrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

James Ethan Coldiron

Services for James Ethan Coldiron of Brookhaven were 10 a.m.,Saturday, Sept. 2, at Union Church Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery.

The 10-day old infant died Aug. 31, 2000, at the UniversityMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Jackson on Aug. 21, 2000,to James G. Coldiron and Lori Landers Coldiron.

Preceding him in death was his grandmother, MarcelineColdiron.

Survivors are his parents; his grandparents, Samuel and EliseLanders of Vicksburg and James G. Coldiron of Brookhaven; and hissister Anna Katherine Coldiron.

Charles Edward “Chase” Coleman III

Services for Charles Edward “Chase” Coleman III of Brookhavenare 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 4, at St. Francis Assisi Church withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 3, from 6-10 p.m. at HarrigillFuneral Home. Rosary and prayer service will be 7:30 p.m.Sunday.

Mr. Coleman, 23, died Thurday, Aug. 31, 2000, at HermannHospital in Houston, Texas. He was born in Morgan City, La. on June21, 1977, to Charles Edward Coleman Jr. and Jane GuidryColeman.

He was a glass mechanic. He was a member of St. Francis ofAssisi.

Survivors are his grandparents, Angeline Michel Guidry of MorganCity, Charles E. Coleman Sr. of Winnie, Texas and Viva FranklinColeman of Abbeville, La.; his brothers, Nick Coleman and TaylorColeman of Brookhaven; and his sisters Angie Coleman of Houston andKimberly Coleman of Brookhaven.

Edith Cooley

Services for Edith Cooley of Bude were 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept.2, at Bude United Methodist Church with burial in Pine BluffBaptist Church Cemetery in Copiah County.

Mrs. Cooley, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 of heart failureat Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood. She was born in CopiahCounty on Jan. 11, 1919, to the late Otis H. Strong and EstelleBishop Strong.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bude United MethodistChurch.

Preceding her in death was her husband, David Cooley; her sonAllison Cooley and two brothers.

Survivors are her neices, Faith Strong Pike of Brandon and CindyStrong Phillips of Carthage; her daughters Minnie Cooley Parham ofGreenwood; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jeanette Lowe Lucas

Services for Jeanette Lowe Lucas of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Sunday, Sept. 3, at First Baptist Church with burial in RiverwoodMemorial Park.

Visitation will be at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. untilservice time.

Mrs. Lucas, 64, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, of cancer at BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Newton on Feb. 12, 1936,to Eugenia Massie Lowe Herring and the late Aaron Everard Lowe.

She was a retired first grade school teacher. She was a memberof First Baptist Church.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education fromSouthern Mississippi and her Master’s degree from MississippiCollege.

Preceding her in death was her sister Carolyn Lowe Deese.

Survivors are her husband, Jerry Lucas of Brookhaven; her sons,Jerrell Keith Lucas and Jeffery Kenneth Lucas of Brookhaven; herdaughter Jane Lucas Givens of Brookhaven; and sevengrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, BrookhavenAcademy or the American Heart Association.

Willie Monroe Thomas Sr.

Services for Willie Monroe Thomas Sr. of Bogue Chitto are 2p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, of cancer at hisresidence. He was born in Louisiana on Sept. 8, 1924, to the lateLawrence Thomas and Marie Holifield Thomas.

He was a retired mechanic. He was a member of the Penecostalfaith.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Marie Givens; his son, RoyThomas; and his step-sons, Wayne Sykes and Fred Sykes.

Survivors are his sons, Charles Thomas of Brookhaven, WillieThomas Jr. of Summit, Harold Thomas of Jayess, Danny Thomas ofBogue Chitto; his daughters, Nancy Lambert and Janice Sanders ofBogue Chitto; his step-sons, Jessie Watts of Jackson, Howard Sykesof Great Falls, Mont.; his brother Alvin Thomas of Sicily Island,La.; 33 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Bettie Mae Williams

Services for Bettie Mae Williams of Port Gibson are 2 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in PortGibson with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Monday, Sept. 4, from 1-7 p.m. at Rollins Chapelin Port Gibson.

Mrs. Williams, 43, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, of heart failureat Claiborne County Hospital in Port Gibson. She was born inClaiborne County on Feb. 25, 1957, to Eddie Lee Smith and the lateCarl D. Williams.

She was a laborer for Cooper Lighting in Vicksburg. She was amember of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are her grandmother, Ophelia Richardson of PortGibson; her brothers, Jimmy Williams, Henry Williams and JamesWilliams of Port Gibson; his sisters Mattie Williams, MargaretPayne and Bobbie Gustall of Port Gibson; and a host of otherrelatives.