Tommy Lee Avants

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 9, 2003

Services for Tommy Lee Avants of Bogue Chitto are 2 p.m.,Saturday, May 10, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inPleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-10 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m.until 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Avants, 82, died May 8, 2003, at his residence. He was bornin Bogue Chitto on Sept. 11, 1920, to William Alonzo Avants andMyrtis Lavenia Burns Avants.

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He was a retired self-employed painter. He was a member ofPleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a World War II armyveteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Nina MarieReid Avants; and a son, Michael Lee Avants.

Survivors are his sons, Rodger Dale Avants and Danny ThomasAvants, both of Bogue Chitto; his daughters, Wanda Gayle Williamsonof Ruth, and Deborah Williams of Brookhaven; his brother, JamesAvants of Fed, La.; his sisters, Jo Pearl Allen of Jackson, andAline Porter of Bogue Chitto; and seven grandchildren; and sixgreat-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mildred Smith.