Obituaries for Friday, May 2

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 2, 2003

Willie “Bubba” Black Sr.

Services for Willie “Bubba” Black Sr., of Sacramento, Calif.,formerly of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m., Monday, May 5, at Mt. OliveMissionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. TylerFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Black, 80, died April 29, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Sept. 14, 1922, to William Black andSarah Beard Black.

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He was a retired carpenter in Lansing, Mich. He was a member ofMt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former Mason.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, GladysFranklin Black; a son, Billy Ray Black; and two brothers, JamesBlack and J.C. Black.

Survivors are his sons, Willie Black Jr., of Chicago, Ill., andEugene Black of Bogue Chitto; his daughters, Katherine Wilson ofBogue Chitto, Mary Knight Johnson of Sacramento, and Gloria Waddellof Oakdell, Mich.; his brothers, Floyd, K.C., J. Lester, Matthewand Robert Black, all of Michigan; his sisters, Lucille Chamber ofAla., and Annie Bell Owens and Alberta Porter, both of Michigan;and 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a host of niecesand nephews.

Beulah Mae Thomas Green

Services for Beulah Mae Thomas Green of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Saturday, May 3, at Corinth African Methodist Episcopal Church withburial in Carver Heights Cemetery.

Visitation is today from noon to 8 p.m., with family hour from7-8 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Green, 89, died April 20, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 22, 1913, to PerryThomas and Katheleen Thomas.

She was retired. She was a member of Corinth African MethodistEpiscopal Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Abe GreenSr.; two brothers, R.Q. Thomas and Edmond Thomas; and two sisters,Willie Mae Tyler and Joy Thomas.

Survivors are her son, Abe Green Jr., of Huntington Beach,Calif.; her daughters, Elaine Green, Alberta Green, and LubertaThomas, all of Huntington Beach, and Irma Green of San Bernadino,Calif., and Katheleen Crump of Brookhaven; her brothers, JeremiahThomas of Los Angeles, Calif., J.C. Thomas of Chicago, Ill., andRobert Thomas of Brookhaven; her sister, Carrie Jones of Chicago;and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Ellis Hall

Services for Ellis Hall of Bogue Chitto are 2 p.m., today atHarrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial in EasthavenCemetery.

Visitation is today until 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Hall, 78, died April 30, 2003, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Monticello on Sept. 22,1924, to William James Hall and Hattie Neal Hall.

He was a retired purchasing agent with Keystone-Seneca WireCompany. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was a World WarII army veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Vivian Martin Hall of Brookhaven; hissons, Glen Hall and Dennis Hall, both of Brookhaven; his daughter,Ruth Hall Wallace of Jackson; his sisters, Ethel Hall of Gulfport,and Joyce Hall Sanders of Bogalusa, La.; and nine grandchildren andtwo great-grandchildren.

Charles Stewart

Services for Charles Stewart of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Saturday, May 3, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

Mr. Stewart, 78, died May 2, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Natchez on Feb. 11, 1925 to Ben D. Stewartand Josie Allen Stewart.

He was a retired boilermaker with Local 582 in Baton Rouge, La.He was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ. He was a World WarII air force veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, CurtisStewart.

Survivors are his wife, Thelma Allred Stewart of Brookhaven; hisson, Russell Bennie “Rusty” Stewart and wife, Joan, both ofGrenada; his daughter, Becky Burt and husband, Dale, both ofBrookhaven; his sisters, Louise Cato of Brookhaven, and Peggy Smithof Brandon; his sister-in-law, Lucille Stewart of Brookhaven; andhis grandchildren, Brad and Tesha Burt, Allison Burt Graham andhusband, Doug, Camille Stewart, Russell Bennie “Ben” Stewart II,and Sammuel Charles Stewart.

Memorials may be sent to Berean Children’s Home or Mt. OliveChurch of Christ, P.O. Box 1009, Brookhaven, MS 39601.

Helen Hansford Stribling

Private graveside services for Helen Hansford Stribling ofBrookhaven are 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, in Riverwood MemorialCemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Stribling, 95, died May 1, 2003, in Whitfield. She was bornin Arcadia, Fla., on Nov. 4, 1907, to Jesse Campbell Hansford andHarriet C. Smith Hansford.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Methodist Church inVicksburg.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James Harvey StriblingSr.; a son, Dr. James Harvey Stribling Jr.; her brother, BillHansford; and a sister, Julia Elwood.

Survivors are her son, Carl William Stribling of Vicksburg; hersister, Vera Peacock of Altha, Fla.; and six grandchildren andeight great-grandchildren.