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Obituaries for Thursday, August 7

Plez Crane

Services for Plez Crane of Brookhaven were 11 a.m., Thursday, atAntioch Baptist Church in Lawrence County with burial in AntiochCemetery. Harrigill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Crane, 88, died Aug. 5, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on May 14, 1915, to WyattCrane and Evie Crane.

He was a retired rural postal worker and farmer. He was a memberof Antioch Baptist Church for 62 years and served as a deacon for58 years. He was a mason with the Fair River Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Pauline McGuffie Crane ofBrookhaven; his daughter and son-in-law, Bertile and Bill Beasleyof Brookhaven; his sons and daughters-in-law, James Earl and AnnaCrane, and Charles R. and Wanda Crane, all of Brookhaven; 8grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; threegreat-great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

Martha Lavaun Lawrence Cupit

Services for Martha Lavaun Lawrence Cupit of McCall Creek are 10a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin County.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cupit, 76, died Aug. 6, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 3, 1926.

She was a retired dietician. She was a member of RidgecrestBaptist Church in Ridgecrest, La.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, MonroeJames Cupit; one brother; and one sister.

Survivors are her daughter, Betty Cupit Corley of New Orleans,La.; her son, Gery Cupit of McCall Creek; her sisters, LovidaClyburn of Bogue Chitto, and Lavelle White of Brookhaven; and hergrandchildren, James Corley, Stacey E. Heflin and KristenCupit.

Jesse Lyons

Services for Jesse Lyons of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Friday, Aug.8, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from noon – 8 p.m., with family hour from7-8 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Lyons, 60, died Aug. 5, 2003, at Countrybrook Living Center.He was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 10, 1942, to Versie Lyonsand Lillie Mae Ford Lyons.

He was disabled, and was a member of Mt. Olive MissionaryBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five sisters, VirgieMae Lyons, Zatie Mae Lyons, Lula Mae Lyons, Mary Tillman and ClaraMae Lyons; and a brother, Versie Lyons Jr.

Survivors are his sisters, Jessie Lee Washington, Mary L. Lyons,Ollie Mae Lyons and Lottie Mae Lyons, all of Brookhaven; hisbrothers, Willie Lyons and Jerry Lee Lyons, both of Brookhaven; anda host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Lenard Uther “Buddy” Thames

Graveside services for Lenard Uther “Buddy” Thames of Ruth are11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 8, in Roberts Memorial Cemetery in LawrenceCounty.

Visitation is Thursday from 5-10 p.m., at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Thames, 59, died Aug. 6, 2003, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Lawrence County on July17, 1944, to Lenard Thames and Isabell Ballard Thames.

He was a retired welder and salesman. He was a member of UnionBaptist Church, and was an avid sportsman.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, ChristineMichelle Thames; and three sisters.

Survivors are his wife, Sherrone Thames of Pascagoula; hisdaughter, Glenda Sue Heartsfield of Lucedale; his sons, LeonardThames and Dennis Thames, both of Hurley, and Michael Upton ofBrookhaven; his stepdaughter, Tarah Trouts of Escatawpa; hisstepson, Thaddaeus Rudd of Corinth; his sisters, Ann Peden and OmaJean Summers, both of Ruth, and Ethel Evans of Grand Bay, Ala.; hisbrother, Ethan Thames of Ruth; 11 grandchildren; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Edna Mae Tillman

Services for Edna Mae Tillman of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., Friday,Aug. 8, at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church with burial inHillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from noon – 6 p.m., at Williams Mortuary,and Friday from 1-2 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Tillman, 89, died Aug. 3, 2003, at Silver Cross NursingCenter. She was born in Pike County on Feb. 28, 1914, to the Rev.William “Ed” Smith and Lillie Herrington Smith.

She was retired, and was a graduate of Gulledge High School inBrookhaven. She was a member of Damascus Missionary BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her daughter, Eva NellTillman; a son, Joe Harvey Tillman; three sisters, Juanita Smith,Lucille McCloud and Geneva McGee; and three brothers, BenjaminFranklin Smith, William Edward Smith and Ennis Smith.

Survivors are her sons, Charles Tillman of Milwaukee, Wis.,Steve Tillman of Brookhaven, John Albert Tillman of Jackson, andRobert Curtis Tillman of Pickens; her sisters, Thelma Dixon ofBrookhaven, and Ina Thompson of Milwaukee; her brothers, BillySmith of Phoenix, Ariz., and Alcus Smith of Milwaukee; 10grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mary Louise “Nu Nu” Warren

Services for Mary Louise “Nu Nu” Warren of Dallas, Texas,formerly of Montgomery, Ala., are 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, atWilliams Mortuary Chapel with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon – 5 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Warren, 41, died July 30, 2003, at Baylor UniversityMedical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was born in Montgomery, Ala.,on Oct. 20, 1961, to George Chaney Jr., and Cornelia Warren.

She was disabled.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her daughter, Ebony Warren of Dallas, Texas; hersisters and brother-in-law, Earnestine Greer of McKinney, Texas,Gloria and Joe Roberts, Wilma Warren and Jacqueline Warren, all ofMontgomery, Ala.; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and LindaWarren of Brookhaven, and Wilbert and Viola Warren of Jacksonville,Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.