Obituaries for Sunday, April 13

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 14, 2003

Tommie Daggons

Services for Tommie Daggons of New Orleans, La., formerly ofMonticello, are 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2003, at FriendshipM.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Monday, April 14, from 12-2:30 p.m. at FriendshipM.B. Church.

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Mr. Daggons, 78, died April 7, 2003, at Memorial Medical Centerin New Orleans. He was born in Monticello to Avrey Daggons andBertha Daggons.

He was a retired longshoreman. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Ruby Daggons of New Orleans; his sons,Andrew Daggons, Willie Ray Daggons, Fred Daggons, Thomas Daggons,David Daggons, James Earl Daggons, and Marvin Woodie, all of NewOrleans, and Edward Grandberry of Monticello; his daughter, LizzieLee White of New Orleans; his brothers, Emmitt Daggons ofFlagstaff, Ariz.; and his sister, Bertha Horne of Chicago, Ill.,and Claudia Brown of Monticello; and many grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren.

Lorenzo D. McCoy Jr.

Graveside services for Lorenzo D. McCoy Jr. of Ruleville were 10a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Drew Cemetery. Thweatt-KingFuneral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. McCoy, 82, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, atGreenwood-Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.

He was a farmer in the Sunflower County area. He was a member ofDrew Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Marquerite Hart McCoy; hisbrother, Glenn McCoy, and his grandson, Chris McCoy.

Survivors are his son, Joe C. McCoy of Ruleville; his daughters,Virginia McRee of Oxford, Peggy Holder of Oxford, Olivia Roe ofChampaign, Ill.; his sisters, Elsie Bornman of Clarksdale, VirginiaBonds of Natchez, Dorothy Vance of Brookhaven, Ann Rice of LongBeach; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish of Mississippi or LaBonheur Children’s Hospital.

Karen Elizabeth King Myers

Services for Karen Elizabeth King Myers of Bogue Chitto are 3p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Union Primitive Baptist Church inRuth with burial in Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery inLincoln County.

Visitation was Saturday from 4-9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 12:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home. Visitation will also beheld from 2-3 p.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Myers, 35, died April 10, 2003, at Ochsner ClinicFoundation in New Orleans, La. She was born in Magee on March 15,1968, to Doyle King and Barbara Bynum Walton.

She was a kindergarten teacher at Bogue Chitto Attendance Centerfor over 12 years. She was a 1985 graduate of Bogue ChittoAttendance Center. She graduated in 1990 from the University ofSouthern Mississippi with a B.S. in education. In 1997, she earneda master’s in education from William Carey College. She was amember of Kappa Kappa Iota.

She was a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents, Roscoe andChristine King, and Roy Lee Bynum, and Jimmie Sue Hartwig.

In addition to her parents, survivors are her husband, MickeyMyers; her son, Braden Myers; her daughters, Blaine Myers andBrooke Myers, all of Bogue Chitto; her stepmother, Lisa King ofMendenhall; her stepfather, Ken Walton of Edwards; her brother,James Doyle King of Mendenhall; her sisters and brother-in-law,Vicki and Rick Bailey of Pearl, and Connie Shotts of Braxton; herfather-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne and Sharon Myers ofBrookhaven; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hugh and DebbieSmith, Nancy and Jeff Butler, and Ricky and Paula Myers, all ofBrookhaven; her maternal grandmother, Rayphord Bynum of Magee; herstepbrother, Wade Walton of Jackson; her stepsister, Michelle Langof Brandon; and her nieces and nephews, Matthew and Bryan Mitchell,Casey Bailey, Kellie Shotts, Marley Myers, Reagan Myers and LaynaMyers.

Memorials may be made to the Karen K. Myers Scholarship Fund incare of Bank of Brookhaven, 411 Brookway Blvd., Brookhaven, MS39601.

“Nanny” Verlyn Vaughan

Services for “Nanny” Verlyn Vaughan of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Monday, April 14, 2003, at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial inthe Macedonia Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, April 13, 2003, from 4-9 p.m., and Mondayfrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vaughan, 78, died April 11, 2003, at St. Dominic Hospitalin Jackson. She was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 24, 1924, toGeorge W. Smith and Ada Jayne Smith Smith.

She was a servant of the Lord and a homemaker. She was a memberof Macedonia Baptist Church where she was a member of WMU andserved as church hostess. She was a Sunday school teacher for twoand three year olds for over 50 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and a daughter, DeborahJayne Vaughan.

Survivors are her husband, Julius “Peck” Vaughan of Brookhaven;her sons and daughters-in-law, Mickey and Paula Vaughan of Pearl,and Tim and Robin Vaughan, and Billy and Nancy Vaughan, all ofBrookhaven; her daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Roger Maddox ofBrookhaven; her brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Jimmie T. andMary Smith of Brookhaven; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Francesand G.B. Bowman of Pelahatchie, and Henrietta and J.B. Britt ofBrookhaven; her grandchildren and their spouses, Michele and BillyJohnson of Pearl, Mitch and Rhonda Vaughan of Fayetteville, N.C.,Paige and Reggie Pierce of Brookhaven, Sarah and Jerimy Powell ofBrandon, Jonathan and Kristi Sherwin of Pearl, Trey and TrentMaddox of Brookhaven, Jennifer and Vincente Monchavias of Laurel,Brandi and Emily and Ruth Vaughan of Brookhaven; and hergreat-grandchildren, Daniele Carpenter of Pearl, Chelsea Vaughanand Sean Michael Vaughan of Fayetteville, N.C., and Darron Pierceof Brookhaven.