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Obituaries for Monday, September 15

James A. Lofton

Services for James A. Lofton of Bogue Chitto are 2 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 6-9 p.m., at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mr. Lofton, 79, died Sept. 13, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Eldorado, Ark., on May 21, 1924, to Zack Lofton and HaisyMoak Lofton.

He was a retired mechanic, and a member of Calvary BaptistChurch, where he served as a deacon for 46 years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, AmoleneLofton; and a brother, J.T. Lofton.

Survivors are his wife, Gladys Smith Lofton of Bogue Chitto; hisdaughter and son-in-law, Patricia Lofton Douglas and husband,Carlos, of Brookhaven; his sons and daughters-in-law, James HiltonLofton and wife, Donna, of Fairfax Station, Va., and Phillip andDebra Lofton of Hartland, Wis.; his sisters, Irene Brister ofBrookhaven, Shirley Whittington of McComb, Agnes Foreman ofJacksonville, Texas, Peggy Impson of Mountain View, Ark., andBrenda Tasselli of Loveland, Colo.; his brothers, Mike Lofton ofBaton Rouge, La., and the Rev. Pat Lofton of Epps, La.; eightgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Whittington, Eldridge Moak, BillBrister, Jack Lofton, Eric Smith, Tommy Smith, Gregg Allen andWarren Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Wilkinson, MichaelLofton, Patrick Lofton, Jeff Smith, Gerri Dunn, Jeff Impson, ScottLofton and Tommy Lofton.

William K. “John” McDonald

Services for William K. “John” McDonald of Brookhaven are 10a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Cemetery.

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

Mr. McDonald, 32, died Sept. 14, 2003, at University MedicalCenter in Jackson. He was born in Key West, Fla., on Aug. 24, 1971,on William G. “Butch” McDonald and Linda McIntyre Malone.

He was a millwright, and a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents.

Survivors are his mother and stepfather, Linda and Pat Malone ofBrookhaven; his father and stepmother, William G. “Butch” and JanMcDonald of La Conner, Wash.; his brother and sister-in-law, Danieland Athena McDonald of Brookhaven; two nephews; and one niece.

Norris “Donald” Miller

Services for Norris “Donald” Miller of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Bethel AME Church with burial in RosehillCemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon – 7 p.m., with family hour from7-8 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Miller, 56, died Sept. 11, 2003, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Feb. 2, 1947, to Willie”Skillet” Miller and Hazel Miller.

He was disabled. He was a graduate of Alexander High School, anda member of Bethel AME Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a stepson, RichardWashington.

Survivors are his wife, Birdean Miller of Brookhaven; hissister, Belinda Quarles of Brookhaven; his brother, Kenneth Millerof Jackson; his stepdaughter, Silvia D. Washington of Brookhaven;his stepsons, Sammy E. Washington, Charles Washington, Carl L.Washington, George M. Washington, Thomas A. Washington and WilliamWashington, all of Brookhaven, David L. Washington of Hammond, La.,and Walter Washington of USAF, Germany; a very special aunt,Antionett Buie of Brookhaven; four stepgrandchildren; a nephew; anda host of other relatives and friends.

Margarett Nettles

Services for Margarett Nettles of Bude are 2:30 p.m., Tuesday,Sept. 16, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in MidwayCemetery in Meadville.

Visitation is Monday from 5-10 p.m., and Tuesday from 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Nettles, 61, died Sept. 14, 2003, at University MedicalCenter in Jackson. She was born in Lincoln County on June 9,1942.

She was a homemaker, and a member of Bude Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and twograndchildren.

Survivors are her husband, Floyd Nettles of Bude; her daughters,Joyce Jones and Betty Miller, both of Bastrop, La., and CarolynAtkins of Longview, Texas; her sister, Ernestine Goodman ofMagnolia; her stepdaughters, Frances Stewart of Brookhaven, andDonnis Cupit and Judie Brister, both of Monticello; 18grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.