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Obituaries for Wednesday, April 16

William Jerry Coon

Services for William Jerry Coon of Ruth are 2 p.m., Thursday,April 17, at Topisaw Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from 3-9 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home andat the church from noon until service time on Thursday.

Mr. Coon, 64, died April 15, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Brookhaven on Oct. 28, 1938, to Thomas J.Coon and Ada Pearl Douglas Coon.

He was a construction supervisor. He was a member of the LincolnCounty School Board. He was a member of Topisaw Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother, ThomasLamar Coon.

Survivors are his wife, Kay Kyzar Coon of Ruth; his son, WilliamChad Coon of Ruth; his daughters and sons-in-law, Charissa CoonBurke and Kyle Burke, and Jerri Jill Coon Nations and Jay Nations,all of Brookhaven; his brother, Mark Coon of Madison; his sisters,Peggy Roberts of Clinton and Bobbie Bowman of Brookhaven; hisgranddaughters, Kaylin Ruth Burke of Ruth, and Jana Alexis Nationsand Carlee Bess Nations, both of Brookhaven; and his grandsons,William Kyle Burke and Konner Elliot Burke, both of Ruth.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village.

Shirley Ann Hampton

Services for Shirley Ann Hampton of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Wednesday, April 16, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Easthaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Hampton, 63, died April 14, 2003, in Brookhaven. She wasborn in Chicago on March 15, 1940, to Henry Richard LaBrec andDorothy Ann Rombach LaBrec.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Jackson Street UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her daughter,Cheryl Ann Hampton.

Survivors are her husband, Jesse O. Hampton of Brookhaven; herson, Christopher Hampton of Brookhaven; her daughters andsons-in-law, Bonnie Sue and John McCaslin of Grand Park, Ill.,Deborah Ann and Darren Case, Vicki and Gary Hughes, and Dawn Marieand Mark Fuller, all of Brookhaven; her brothers, Henry LaBrec ofKankakee, Ill., and Robert LaBrec of Gray, Tenn.; and 14grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Jackson Street United MethodistChurch.

Dustin Anthony Hebert

Services for Dustin Anthony Hebert of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Thursday, April 17, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5:30-10 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Hebert, 16, died April 13, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in New Orleans on Oct. 24, 1986, to Clarence Madere andPatricia Hebert.

He was a student at Enterprise High School and a former studentof Bogue Chitto High School. He was a member of Pleasant HillBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Lillian Hebert andMilton Hebert Sr. and Maurice Madere Sr.

Survivors are his father, Clarence Madere of Bogue Chitto; hismother, Patricia Hebert of Gramercy, La.; his stepmother, ArleneBercegeay of Bogue Chitto; his brothers, Anthony J. Hebert,Clarence J. Wempren, and Kerry Madere, all of Gramercy; hisstepbrothers, Carroll Webre of Gonzales, La., Brian Webre of BogueChitto, and Laverne Lablanc of LaPlace, La.; his stepsisters,Jeanette Herrin and Lisa Webre, both of Bogue Chitto; his sisters,Rhoda M. Hebert of Morgan City, La., Crystal Wampren of Gary, Ind.,Michelle Solar of Prairieville, La., and Dionza Madere and AmandaMadere, both of Florida.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Ruth Bessonette Kahl

Services for Ruth Bessonette Kahl of Hattiesburg are 11 a.m.,Thursday, April 17, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inEasthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kahl, 78, died April 14, 2003, at Forrest General Hospital.She was born in Mississippi on Jan. 27, 2003, to George EllisBessonette and Mamie Jordan Bessonette.

She was a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of CalvaryBaptist Church in Oak Grove.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, RobertH. Kahl.

Survivors are her sons, Harold E. Kahl of Purvis and Reuben F.Kahl of Hattiesburg; her daughters, Sophia White of Oklahoma City,Okla., and Mary Ann Letchworth of Columbia; her brother, GeorgeRalph Bessonette of Brookhaven; and seven grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren.

Francis E. “Frank” Smith

Services for Francis E. “Frank” Smith of Meadville are 11 a.m.,Thursday, April 17, at Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Churchwith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from 8-10:30 a.m.at Franklin Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith, 57, died April 14, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Amite County on June 27, 1945, to Carey E. Smith and MaryHurst Smith.

He was a mechanic for Franklin Timber Company. He was a memberof Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteranof Vietnam.

Preceding him in death were his father; and his brother, FloydSmith.

Survivors are his wife, Sheila Cotten Smith of Meadville; hismother, Mary Smith of Prairieville, La.; his sons, Jeffrey Smith ofDenham Springs, La., and Francis E. Smith Jr. of Meadville; hisdaughters, Jennifer Clanton of McCall Creek, Erin Bandy of UnionChurch, and Lindsay Smith of Meadville; his brothers, Carey E.Smith of Prairieville, James Smith of St. Gabriel, La., and JosephSmith of Port Gibson; his sisters, Margaret Sideris of Prairievilleand Dixie Clark of Denham Springs; and six grandchildren.

Larry Taylor

Memorial services for Larry Taylor of Knightdale, N.C., andformerly of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m., Friday, April 18, at WilliamsMortuary Chapel.

Mr. Taylor, 32, died April 10, 2003, in Knightdale. He was bornin Brookhaven on July 17, 1970, to Willie Caston and Alberta TaylorCaston.

He was a store manager for Union 76 in Knightdale.

Preceding him in death were his father; his grandfather, WilliamJames; his brother, Terry Banks; and his niece, Kia Taylor.

Survivors are his wife, Debra Tillman Taylor of Atlanta, Ga.;his mother, Alberta Taylor Caston of Brookhaven; his grandmother,Annie Ball James of Knightdale; his sons, LaDarrius Taylor andJohntrell Taylor, both of Atlanta; his brothers, Eugene Banks ofBrookhaven, Wayne Taylor of Wallace, N.C., Keith Taylor of Oma, andDewayne Mills of New Orleans; his sisters, Constance Taylor ofKnightdale, and Pamela Banks and Lisa Taylor, both of Brookhaven;and three nieces, 10 nephews and one great-niece.

Johnnie Sylvester Terrell Jr.

Services for Johnnie Sylvester Terrell Jr. of Liberty are 2p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Gum Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Terrell, 84, died April 14, 2003, at Liberty CommunityLiving Center. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 16, 1918, toJohnnie Terrell Sr. and Rose Roberts Terrell.

He was a truck driver for Brookhaven Pressed Brick. He was amember of the Church of Christ. He was an Army veteran of WWII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, LetitiaV. Terrell.

Survivors are his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and CharlotteTerrell of Brookhaven; and his grandchildren, Jason and HaleyTerrell.

Herman W. “Cat” Troulliet Jr.

Services for Herman W. “Cat” Troulliet Jr. of Meadville are 3p.m., Friday, April 18, at Eddiceton Baptist Church with burial inHiggins and Pate Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday at 7 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home Chapelin Bude.

Mr. Troulliet, 77, died April 14, 2003, at St. Dominic Hospitalin Jackson. He was born in New Orleans on July 29, 1925, to HermanW. Troulliet Sr. and Bertha Hughes Troulliet.

He was a Bridge Authority worker for the Mississippi RiverBridge in New Orleans. He was a member of the American QuarterHorse Association and the Dairy Farm Association.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, JohnJoseph Troulliet; and his sister, Ursula Troulliet.

Survivors are his wife, Patricia Troulliet; his daughters,Pamela Troulliet Higginbotham and Anna Troulliet; his sons, FrankTroulliet, Raymond Troulliet, Herman W. Troulliet III and WilliamHerman Troulliet; his sisters, Lena and Hilda; his brother,Clarence; and 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Shelly SiegFred Walton

Services for Shelly SiegFred Walton of Meadville are 1 p.m.,Saturday, April 19, at Oak Grove Community Church with burial inOak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 2-5 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home.

Mr. Walton, 49, died April 15, 2003, at Field Memorial Hospital.He was born in the Oak Grove community on Dec. 29, 1953, to BurderWalton.

He was a laborer.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother.

Survivors are his grandmother, Bell Cawey; his sister, CamillaGorden of Meadville; and his brothers, Estrada Walton of Meadville,Jimmy Walton of El Toro, Calif., and Vasconi Townsend ofNatchez.