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OBITUARIES

SUNDAY OBITUARIES

Peggy Sue Herrick

Graveside services for Peggy Sue Herrick of Wesson were 1 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 16, at Riverwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Herrick, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at WhisperingPines Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born in Statesville,N.C., on Oct. 8, 1936.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and BobCunningham, and a grandson, Robert Cunningham, all of Wesson.

Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nora Whitehead Lee

Services for Nora Whitehead Lee of Meadville are 2 p.m. Sunday,Dec. 17, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in MidwayCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at thefuneral home.

Mrs. Lee, 89, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, of heart failure atFranklin Memorial Hospital. She was born in Franklin County on May23, 1911, to the late Willie G. and Eliza Hester Whitehead.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope BaptistChurch. She was a longtime resident of the Eddiceton community.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Rube Lee; fivebrothers; and two sisters.

Survivors are her brother, Tim Whitehead of Natchez; twosisters, Delores Bedford of Meadville and Frances Carmen ofWashington; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Luther M. ‘Tump’ Newell

Services for Luther M. “Tump” Newell of Wesson are 2 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saintsin Red Star with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Newell, 75, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 20, 1925, tothe late Luther Prentiss and Susie Helen Britt Newell.

He was a retired oil field worker. He was a member of Church ofJesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a U.S. Navy veteran ofWorld War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a grandson, NicholasNewell.

Survivors are his wife, Virginia Hamil Newell; son, PrentissNewell, both of Wesson; daughter, Vickie Case of Brookhaven;sister, Audell Hinniant of Texas; and two grandchildren.

Bernevia Roberts

Services for Bernevia Roberts of Wesson are 2 p.m. Monday, Dec.18, at Mt. Pisgah AME Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1-7 p.m. with a family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Roberts, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at NatchezCommunity Hospital. She was born in Lincoln County on Jan. 5, 1914,to the late Jimmy and Emma McDuffie Wilson.

She was retired. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah AME Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, son, fivebrothers and four sisters.

Survivors are her sons, Fred Roberts, Clyde Roberts and BillyRoberts, all of Brookhaven; daughter Doris Henry of Flint, Mich.;brother, R.W. Wilson of Bogue Chitto; one granddaughter; and twogreat-grandchildren.

Arthur Henry Smith

Services for Arthur Henry Smith of Pinola are 2 p.m. Sunday,Dec. 17, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall with burialin New Hebron Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1-2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Smith, 83, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, of heart failure atBaptist Medical Center. He was born in the family home in NewHebron on March 21, 1917, to the late Archie P. Sr. and NolieWilliams Smith.

He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Pinola BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Ellerea SlaySmith; two brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors are his sister, Jimmie Fortenberry of Laurel, and anumber of nieces and nephews.

Azel Stogner

Services for Azel Stogner of Tylertown were 10:30 a.m. Friday,Dec. 15, at Capps Funeral Home Chapel in Tylertown with burial inNew Zion Cemetery.

Mr. Stogner, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at hisresidence. He was born in Walthall County on Jan. 10, 1918, to thelate William N. and Myrtle Magee Stogner.

He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportationand a dairy farmer. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Hewas a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and foursisters.

Survivors are his wife, Beatrice “Bea” Howard Stogner; son,Howard Stogner, both of Tylertown; daughters, Eugenie Waddles ofLakeland, Fl., and Lita Pickle of Brandon; sisters, Wilma McKenzieof Columbia and Helen Boyd of Tylertown; five grandchildren; andfour great-grandchildren.

Brenda Henderson Williams

Services for Brenda Henderson Williams of Wesson are noonMonday, Dec. 18, at Ebenezer AME Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 17, from 6-7 p.m. at Ebenezer AMEChurch.

Mrs. Williams, 49, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, of blood clotsin her lungs at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born inLincoln County on April 1, 1951, to Beatrice Butler Henderson andthe late Sylvester Henderson.

She was a member of Ebenezer AME Church. She served in the U.S.Army for two years.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, father, son,Anthony Henderson; and sister, Linda H. Loule.

Survivors are her son, Otis Williams; daughter, Mavis HendersonStewart; brothers, Sylvester Henderson Jr., Frank M. Henderson Sr.,Alfred Henderson Sr., Ernest L. Henderson and Paul J. Henderson;sister, Annette H. Allen; six grandchildren; ten nephews; and ninenieces.

Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Monzelle Wooten

Services for Evelyn Monzelle Wooten of Wesson are 2 p.m. Monday,Dec. 18, at Strong Hope Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 17, from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, Dec.18, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Stringer Funeral Home inHazlehurst.

Mrs. Wooten, 90, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000.

She was a member of Stong Hope Baptist Church since 1931, whereshe served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of theWilliam Oliver Chapter of 176, O.E.S., where she served in manyoffices, including worthy matron. She was a member of the StrongHope Homemakers Club and past president of the Copiah CountyHomemakers Club.

Survivors are her son, Sunny Wooten of Raymond; daughters,Monzelle Wooten of Port Gibson and Sharon Brent of Greenville; fourgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Strong Hope Perpetual Cemetery Fund,1144 King Road, Wesson MS, 39191.