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Obituaries for Tuesday, August 26

Janie Verlene Hart Gilmer

Services for Janie Verlene Hart Gilmer of Bogue Chitto are 2p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilmer, 77, died Aug. 24, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Bogue Chitto on Jan. 8, 1926, to ClarenceHart and Minnie Brown Hart.

She was a retired telephone operator in Vicksburg. She was amember of Bethel Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, JohnQuincy Hart; and a sister, Trevis Hart Moak.

Survivors are her sisters, June Newman of Bogue Chitto, andMartrue Hart Wilson of Magnolia; five nieces; four nephews; and ahost of cousins and friends.

Alton Nettles Magee

Services for Alton Nettles Magee of Summit are 3:30 p.m.,Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb with burialin Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Services will be conducted by theRevs. Sessions Polk and Amos Hood.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Magee, 71, died Aug. 24, 2003, from injuries sustained in anautomobile accident. He was born in Pike County on Jan. 29, 1932,to Lewis L. and Margaret Nettles Magee.

He was a retired teacher, coach and administrator who served inpublic schools throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. He was a 1949graduate of Enterprise School, and attended Southwest MississippiJunior College. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree fromNortheast Louisiana State College, and his Master’s of Educationdegree from University of Southwest Louisiana. He also followedfamily tradition and served the McComb Company L 155th InfantryNational Guard, during the Korean War. He was a dedicated and vocalmember of the SMCC Alumni Board, and enjoyed golfing, gardening andspending time with his grandson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, Mary AmyePrice and Goldia Magee Switzer; and his brothers, Monroe, Aubrey,Spencer, Leroy, Cletus and Grover Magee.

Survivors are his wife of 50 years, Ramona Reid Magee; hisdaughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Tom Catchings; threesisters-in-law, Marie Young Magee, Annie Ruth Gunnell Magee andEloise Ball Magee; and his grandson, Colin Catchings.

Memorials may be made to ALS Day Fund, c/o Dr. S.H. Subramony,UMC, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Magee, Steve Magee, Darrell Easley,Benny Welch, Tom Catchings and Colin Catchings.

Troy L. Malone

Services for Troy L. Malone of Wesson are 11 a.m., Wednesday,Aug. 27, at New Sight Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Malone, 57, died Aug. 25, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Nov. 13, 1946, to Milford T. Malone andGeorgia Thompson.

He was an auto mechanic, and member of New Sight BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death was his granddaughter, Shelby LynnFoster.

Survivors are his wife, Faye Malone of Wesson; his daughters,Brenda Foster and Vera Malone, both of Brookhaven; his brothers,Charles Malone, Dale Malone and Kenneth Malone, all of Brookhaven,and Johnny Malone of Hazlehurst; and one grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries Inc., 397 BrookhavenSt., Brookhaven, MS 39601.