Obituaries for Friday, September 19

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 19, 2003

Robert S. “Bob” Barnes

Services for Robert S. “Bob” Barnes of Byram are 2 p.m.,Saturday, Sept. 20, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jacksonwith burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Friday from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday from noon – 2p.m., at the funeral home.

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Mr. Barnes, 74, died Sept. 18, 2003, at his residence. He wasborn in Magee on Nov. 16, 1928, to Thomas T. Barnes and AliceGrubbs Barnes.

He was a resident of Jackson for 50 years, and retired from theJackson Public Schools after 30 years of service.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Simmie Jones Barnes; hisdaughters, Cynthia D. Barnes, Judith B. Reaume, Patricia BarnesMcMichael and Denise Barnes Hart; his sons, Robert S. Barnes Jr.,and Eddie T. Barnes; his sister, Nannie Mae Barnes; his brothers,Ray Barnes and Lavelle Barnes;13 grandchildren; and sixgreat-grandchildren.

Lance Dean Miller

Services for Lance Dean Miller of Ridgeland are 9:30 a.m.,Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. James Episcopal Church with burial atnoon at Riverwood Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m., at Wright and FergusonFuneral Home in Ridgeland.

Mr. Miller, 44, died Sept. 17, 2003, at St. Dominic JacksonMemorial Hospital.

He was owner of Gallery Jewelers. He was a native of Kingsville,Texas, and lived in Jackson for 20 years. He attended theUniversity of Texas. He was a community leader and well-knownphilanthropist, supporting many charities. He was a communicant ofSt. James Episcopal Church, where he was confirmed in 2002.

Survivors are his mother and her husband, Debbie and LawrenceBoyd of Ruth; his father and his wife, Alton A. and Diane Miller ofGeorgetown, Texas; his sister, Mona Floyd of Ruth; his brother,Dusty Miller of Austin, Texas; his partner, Sean Roland ofRidgeland; his nieces, Kelly Miller of Austin, and Nicole Floyd ofRuth; his nephews, Travis Miller of Austin, and Matt Floyd of Ruth;and numerous aunts, uncles and special friends.

Memorials may be made to the Jackson Cancer League, P.O. Box13644, Jackson, MS 39236-3644.

Pearl Asalee Pennington

Services for Pearl Asalee Pennington of Brookhaven are 10 a.m.,Saturday, Sept. 20, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Easthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 3-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pennington, 74, died Sept. 17, 2003, at her residence. Shewas born in Lexington, Okla., on Oct. 12, 1928, to James DavidRodgers and Eva M. Wallace Rodgers.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Johnnie Pennington of Brookhaven; herson and daughter-in-law, Robert Loyd Pennington and wife, Machelle,of Lorena, Texas; and her grandchildren, Lacey Machelle Powell andMatthew Powell, both of Lorena, and Johnnie Lee Pennington ofGermany.

Lenorris “Link” Woodard

Services for Lenorris “Link” Woodard are 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept.20, at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Silver Creekwith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon – 7 p.m., with family hour from6-7 p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. Woodard, 52, died Sept. 12, 2003, at University MedicalCenter in Jackson. He was born Lawrence County on July 12, 1951, toCoater Woodard Taylor.

He was an assembly line worker at Delphi Packard ElectricSystems in Brookhaven. He was a high school graduate, and agraduate of Jackson State University. He was a member of RockyBranch Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as financialsecretary and a member of the trustee board. He was a member of thetruck club.

Preceding him in death were a son, Ricardo Cole; and agrandchild.

Survivors are his ex-wife, Johnnie Mae Woodard of Monticello;his daughter, Bronwyn Sands of Monticello; his sons, Lenorris Coleand Travonti Woodard, both of Monticello; his sisters, OpheliaWoodard, Brinda Ross and Evon Bayliss, all of Monticello; hisbrother, Neal Woodard of Monticello; three grandchildren; and ahost of nieces and nephews.