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Tommy Lee Avants

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

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.

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