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Obituaries for Thursday, June 26

Andrew Jack Bratton

Services for Andrew Jack Bratton of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Friday, June 27, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inRiverwood Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-9 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. – 3p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Bratton, 73, died June 25, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Toccopola on Feb. 11, 1930, to Doyle Winfred Bratton andVelver Alendar Bratton.

He was a retired well-known businessman in Lincoln County. Hewas an Air Force veteran.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, DawnBratton; and a grandson, Kevin Clark.

Survivors are his wife, Alma Gosselin Bratton of Brookhaven; hissons, Doyle Bratton and Danny Boone, both of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Cindy Bratton Powell of Monticello, Barbara Clark ofFlorence, and Vicky Blalock of Broken Arrow, Okla.; his sisters,Elizabeth Yarbrough and Lynn Smith, both of Jackson, and CorkHenson of Pickens; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; anda host of nieces and nephews.

Eugene “Bobby” Herbert East Jr.

Graveside services for Eugene “Bobby” Herbert East Jr. ofBrookhaven are 11 a.m., Thursday, June 26, in Union Baptist ChurchCemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. East, 72, died June 25, 2003, at Haven Hall Living Center.He was born in Lincoln County on June 11, 1931, to Eugene H. EastSr., and Minnie E. Boyte East.

He was disabled.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, Sarah M.Shaw.

Survivors are his sister, Brinie G. Yule of New York; and hisnephew, Donald Yule of Clinton.

Betty Jean Sailes Johnson

Services for Betty Jean Sailes Johnson of Jackson, formerly ofBrookhaven, are noon Saturday, June 28, at Damascus MissionaryBaptist Church in Brookhaven with burial in Carver HeightsCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1-5 p.m., at Williams Mortuary, andSaturday from 11-11:55 a.m., at the church. Hodges Funeral Home ofPontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Johnson, 46, died June 23, 2003, at University MedicalCenter in Jackson. She was born on Aug. 30, 1956, to Aaron “Tom”Sailes Sr., and Berteal Roberson Sailes.

She attended Brookhaven Public Schools.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her maternalgrandparents, John and Mary Roberson; and one brother, Aaron SailesJr.

Survivors are her brother, Donald Lee Sailes of Gulfport; heruncles, Irvin Roberson and Willie Black, both of Brookhaven; andher aunts, Ruby Lee Roberson of Brookhaven, Mary Louise Dickey ofHazlehurst, and Josie Roberson of Chicago, Ill.

John T. “Billy” McNulty

Services for John T. “Billy” McNulty of Summit are 2 p.m.,Saturday, June 28, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon – 6 p.m., at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. McNulty, 82, died June 22, 2003, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. He was born in Lincoln County on March 6,1921, to John McNulty and Virginia McNulty.

He was retired. He was an Army veteran. He was a member ofChisholm Mission AME Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; seven brothers, WillieWall, Hardy Wall, J. Hugh Wall, Willie McNulty, Luther McNulty,John “Jack” McNulty and Overstreet McNulty; and a grandson, KeithusCaston.

Survivors are his wife, Myrtis McNulty of Summit; his son, LouisHartware of Lansing, Mich.; his daughter, Josie Beecham of Detroit,Mich.; his brother, Bardley Wall of Jackson, Ivy Wall of Detroit,Mich., and T.J. McNulty of Chicago, Ill.; his sisters, MadieHawkins of St. Louis, Mo., and Ida Mae Williams of Liberty; fivegrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.