Obituaries for Thursday, April 3

Published 6:00 am Thursday, April 3, 2003

Myrtis Paxton Grice

Services for Myrtis Paxton Grice of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Friday, April 4, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Grice, 75, died April 2, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 17, 1927, to PearlieMontgomery and Ruthie Smith Montgomery.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers.

Survivors are her daughters, Joyce Bowman of Brookhaven and JoAnn Tillotson of Attalla, Ala.; her brother, Alcus Montgomery ofBrookhaven; her grandchildren, Kevin Tillotson of Jayess, MichelleMcDonald of Ocean Springs, and Terry Linker of Winston-Salem, N.C.;and one great-grandchild and five step great-grandchildren.

Melvin Donald Hudson

Services for Melvin Donald Hudson of Wesson are 11 a.m., Friday,April 4, at Pleasant Ridge Pentecostal Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Hudson, 71, died April 2, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Wesson on June 17, 1931, to Melvin “Buck”Hudson and Exa Gill Hudson.

He was retired from the oil field. He was a member of PleasantRidge Pentecostal Church.

Preceding him in death were his father; and his wife, Mary AliceBarnes Hudson.

Survivors are his sons, Terry Hudson of Brookhaven, and MarcellHudson and Tony Hudson, both of Wesson; his daughters, Gail Smithand Tammy Allen, both of Wesson; his mother, Exa Gill Hudson ofWesson; his sisters, Hazel Barlow of Hazlehurst, Irene Dunigan ofNatchez, and Eloise Patton of Danbury, Fla.; and 11 grandchildrenand one great-grandchild.

Annie Mae Manson

Services for Annie Mae Manson of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Saturday, April 5, at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery.

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

Mrs. Manson, 94, died March 31, 2003, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Clay County on Oct. 23, 1908, toJessie Golden and Queen Ann Golden.

She was retired. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, BennieTherrell Sr., Lonnie Young, and the Rev. E. D. Manson; herdaughters, Juanita Nelson and Queen Esther Virgil; her sisters,Rowena Mosley, Luvella Davis, and Mineva Smith; and her brother,Johnny Golden.

Survivors are her sons, Eugene Therrell of Brookhaven and BennieTherrell of Chicago; her daughter, Lonnie Mae Young of Clarksdale;her sister, Fronnie Spencer of New Brunswick, N.J.; and 13grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren andgreat-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Catherine McNulty

Services for Catherine McNulty of Brookhaven are 2:30 p.m.,Saturday, April 5, at Crump Chapel United Methodist Church withburial in the church cemetery.

Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McNulty, 33, died March 28, 2003, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. She was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 7, 1969, to LeviBrooks and Margaret Brooks. She was a 1989 graduate of BrookhavenHigh School.

She was a cashier at Subway. She was a member of Crump ChapelUnited Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death was her father.

Survivors are her mother, Margaret Brooks of Brookhaven; hergrandmother, Bessie Taylor of Brookhaven; her brothers, JerryMcNulty and Willie Earl Brooks, both of Brookhaven; her sisters,Bobbie Ann Black, Jerlean Daniels, Carol Haynes, Linda McNulty, andBessie Marie Diggs, all of Brookhaven, and Melinda K. Brooks ofVallejo, Calif.; and 21 nephews, 25 nieces, and many great niecesand nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.