Obituaries for Monday, May 19

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 19, 2003

Howard Hollis Cox

Services for Howard Hollis Cox of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Tuesday, May 20, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inNew Zion Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

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Mr. Cox, 88, died May 17, 2003, at his residence. He was born inMonticello on Nov. 21, 1914, to Tommy Cox and Bettie Carr Cox.

He was a logger and a heavy equipment operator in the oil fieldand on pipelines. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Lucy Elizabeth Drumright Cox ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Barbara Carrillo of Tucson, Ariz., andBettie Gregory of Lemoore, Calif.; his brothers, James Drumright ofOcean Springs and Tommy Cox of Brookhaven; his sister, Dorothy Hillof Brookhaven; and five grandchildren and eightgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Easthaven Building Fund or New ZionBaptist Church Cemetery Fund, 251 New Zion Road, Monticello, MS39654

Mary Jane “Mae” Elizabeth King

Services for Mary Jane “Mae” Elizabeth King of Brookhaven are 11a.m., Tuesday, May 20, at Big Springs Baptist Church with burial inBig Springs Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-10 p.m., at Harrigill Funeral Home,and Tuesday from 10:30-11 a.m., at the church.

Mrs. King, 91, died May 17, 2003, at Silver Cross Nursing Home.She was born in Bogue Chitto on Jan. 4, 1912, to Jack Johnston andEmma Smith Johnston.

She was a retired seamstress with over 30 years at Stahl-Urban.She was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church, where she wasinvolved in WMU and was a former Sunday school teacher.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Delton RayKing; and a son, John D. King.

Survivors are her son, Fred Arthur King of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Laura Agnes Brown of Soso; her sisters, Leathe MaeFreeman of Brookhaven, and Reathe Mae Kimble Robinson of Pensacola,Fla.; and 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and sevengreat-great-grandchildren.