Henry Claude Everett Jr.

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Services for Henry Claude Everett Jr. of Mendenhall were Tuesdayat First Baptist Church of Mendenhall with burial in Braxton CityCemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall was in chargeof arrangements.

Mr. Everett, 84, died June 5, 2003, at Simpson GeneralHospital.

He was retired as a serviceman for Mississippi Power and Light,with over 40 years service. He was a photographer and volunteerfireman. He was a 1939 graduate of John High School in RankinCounty. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served asan usher for decades, and was deacon emeritus. He was a member ofBraxton Masonic Lodge 465 for more than 50 years.

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He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in theAir Corp of the Army, now known as the Air Force. He was missing inaction for eight months and three days as a prisoner of war.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Henry Claude EverettSr., and Harriet Elizabeth Harper; his first wife, Pauline; hisbrothers, Houston Everett and Roy Joe Everett; and a sister,Virginia Cornwell.

Survivors are his wife, Christine J. Everett of Mendenhall; hisdaughters, Dixie Everett of Mendenhall, Peggy Dunaway ofBrookhaven, and Nancy Boggan of Braxton; his son, Henry Everett ofHurley; his stepchildren, Brenda Sheffield of Pearl, Ronald N.Jones of Prentiss; his sisters, Elizabeth Hamrick of Panama City,Fla., Etta Lee Farmer of Hattiesburg, and Mable Everett of Braxton;14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.