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OBITUARIES

FRIDAY OBITUARIES

Sam E. Beall

Services for Sam E. Beall of Wesson are 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov.18, at Wesson Baptist Church with burial in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9-11 a.m. at WessonBaptist Church. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Beall, 82, died Nov. 16, 2000, of heart failure at BeverlyHealthcare in Brookhaven. He was born in Wesson to Willard LeeBeall and Jessie Pullen Beall. He attended Co-Lin Community Collegeand received a B.A. degree from the University of Alabama.

He owned and operated the Wesson Hardware at one time and laterwas a salesman for Feltus Brothers Hardware in Natchez. He was amember of Wesson Baptist Church. He was an Air Force veteran ofWWII, stationed in Alaska, and received an honorable discharge in1943 to return to run his father’s cotton warehouse, log and crosstie yard and cattle farm. He was named Outstanding WoodlandConservationist in Copiah County in 1981. He was a member of theAmerican Legion.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister,Kathleen Beall Keenan.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Anna Beall of Wesson; his son, W.Lee Beall of Trussville, Ala.; his daughter, Mary Ann Kimbrough ofJackson; his sisters, Gwendolyn Stephens of Biloxi and Mary NellAllen of Augusta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the youth ministry of Wesson BaptistChurch or the Sam E. and Mary Anna Beall Scholarship at Co-LinCommunity College.

Tommie Lee Butler

Memorial services for Tommie Lee Butler of Brookhaven are 11a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Williams Mortuary Chapel.

Mr. Butler, 49, died Nov. 11, 2000, of smoke inhalation at hisresidence. He was born in Brookhaven on July 27, 1951, to SamButler and Susie Butler. He was a 1968 graduate of Freemont HighSchool in Los Angeles and attended California State Junior Collegein Los Angeles.

He was a forklift operator for Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Hewas a veteran of the Air Force.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brothers, SamButler Jr. and Alfred Kelly Jr.

Survivors are his son, Marlon Butler of Los Angeles; hisdaughters, Reca Butler and Tonya Butler, both of Memphis; hisstepdaughter, Charlene Henderson of Memphis; his brothers, LeroyButler of Brookhaven, and Cubit Butler and Bennie Smith, both ofLos Angeles; his sisters, Ella Kennedy of Altadena, Calif., DorothyKeys and Bertha Collins, both of Brookhaven, and Carolyn Adams ofSpringfield, Mass.; and six grandchildren.

Esther Gunnell Mason

Services for Esther Gunnell Mason of Raymond are 1 p.m.,Saturday, Nov. 18, at First Baptist Church in Jackson with burialin Raymond Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday, Nov. 17, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday from11 a.m. until noon at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mason, 74, died Nov. 15, 2000, of a stroke at CentralMississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

She was a retired kindergarten teacher, having taught at LittleRed School, which became Willowood, Colonial Heights BaptistKindergarten and Raymond Baptist Kindergarten.

Survivors are her husband, the Rev. Sam Mason; her son, SamMason III of Jackson; her daughter, Janice A. Mason of Pelham,Ala.; her sisters, Marie Brabe of Venice, Fla., and Nickle Rials ofJayess; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Breeden Building Fund of RaymondBaptist Church, P. O. Box 728, Raymond MS 39154.