Obituaries for Tuesday, September 23

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Lewis L. “Bud” Simmon

Services for Lewis L. “Bud” Simmons of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burialin Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery. Services will be conductedby the Rev. Thurston Brice of Baton Rouge, La., and Bro. KentCothern. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., at Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch.

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Mr. Simmons, 77, died Sept. 21, 2003, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. He was born in Moss Point on Dec. 21, 1925, toAlbert Monroe Simmons and Nettie Lenora Blades Simmons.

He worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and wasretired from CIT Financial Corporation and from Bank One, where heserved as senior vice president. He attended University of SouthernMississippi and graduated from Mississippi College with a degree inbusiness. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was amember of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he served as aSunday school teacher.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, David CharlesSimmons; a sister, Audrey Simmons; and a grandson, Joseph AllenMartin.

Survivors are his wife, Audrey Simmons of Brookhaven; hisstepmother, Faye Lynn Simmons of Grand Bay, Ala.; his daughter andson-in-law, Leah Melinda and Dan Martin of Brookhaven; his sistersand brothers-in-law, Betty Jean and Joe Gardner of McLean, Va., andFayla and Boyd Beckham of Grand Bay; his brothers andsisters-in-law, Albert Mack and Vivian Simmons of Moss Point,Charles Dale and Trudy Simmons of McLean; his grandsons, Josh LeeMartin and wife, Amber D. Martin, and Jacob Paul Martin, all ofBrookhaven; his granddaughter, Jessi Danielle Martin of Brookhaven;and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Randy Pepper, Josh Lee Martin, Jacob PaulMartin, Chris Martin, Rickey P. Smith and Gus Shelby. Honorarypallbearers will be the Young Men’s Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church BuildingFund or Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Youth Fund.

Clifton E. Wallace

Services for Clifton E. Wallace of the Montgomery community are10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Catchings Funeral Home inMcComb with burial in Montgomery Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., and Wednesday from9:30-10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Wallace, 94, died Sept. 22, 2003, at McComb Nursing andRehab. He was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 14, 1908, to Tom J.Wallace and Emma B. Brown Wallace.

He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of World War II. Hewas a member of Montgomery Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, WilliamErnest Wallace and Ellis Ray Wallace; and two sisters, Edna MaeWallace Pope and Gertie Lucille Wallace.

Survivors are his brother, Thomas Jewel “Skeet” Wallace ofProgress; his sister, Lillie Belle McGehee of Summit; and numerousnieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Montgomery Baptist Church CemeteryFund, 3513 Summit Dr., Bogue Chitto, MS 39629.