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Obituaries for Thursday, November 6

Elsie Allen

Services for Elsie Allen of Brookhaven are 2:30 p.m., Saturday,Nov. 8, at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church with burial in RoseHill Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 7-8 p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen, 94, died Nov. 2, 2003, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Aug. 13, 1909, to JohnAnderson and Mary Anderson.

She was a former housekeeper for John Perkins. She was a memberof St. Mark M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, DenonAllen.

Survivors are her nieces, Teretha Burge, Dorothy Watkins andKatie Kelly, all of Brookhaven, Rose Hammond of Chicago, Ill.,Irene Story of Milwaukee, Wis., and Shirley Thompson of LosAngeles, Calif.; and her nephews, Charlie Smith of Sacramento,Calif., James Smith of Antioch, Calif., Samuel Hodge of LosAngeles, and Clarence Burge of Chicago.

John D. Davis Sr.

Services for John D. Davis Sr. of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Saturday, Nov. 8, at Alexander Junior High School Auditorium withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home ofPontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1-6 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Davis, 70, died Oct. 30, 2003, at St. Dominic MemorialHospital in Jackson. He was born in Hallsville, Texas, to John B.Davis and Lacey Spencer-Davis.

He worked for 27 years with the International Union ofElectronic/AFL-CIO. He was instrumental in organizing unions withGeneral Motors Corporation-Packard Electric Division in Clinton,Hydro Aluminum in Puckett, DynCorp in Columbus, Gulf StateCanneries and Hood Manufacturing. He received his education inLongview, Texas, and was an Army veteran of the KoreanConflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, GladysChristian.

Survivors are his wife, Florence Collins-Davis of Brookhaven;his sons, John D. Davis Jr., stationed in the Middle East, andKevin Collins of Brookhaven; his sister, Verdell Howard ofLongview, Texas; an aunt; and eight grandchildren.

Mattie Y. Sanders

Services for Mattie Y. Sanders of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with burialin the church cemetery.

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

Mrs. Sanders, 100, died Nov. 1, 2003, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Dec. 4, 1902, to Isaac Wesley Young andLaRuth Mackabee Young.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Hopewell M.B. Church,where she served on the Mother Board. In the Baptist Association,she was Mother of the Year three times.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WillieSanders Sr.; four daughters, Lealer, Ruth, Janie May and BettyFaye; her sons, Willie Sanders Jr., Eugene Sanders, Issac JamesSanders and Robert Earl Sanders; her sister, Joyce Wilson; and herbrother, Ike Young.

Survivors are her daughters, Lizzie Tyler, Helen Burage, EstellaClark and Maxine Jackson, all of Brookhaven, and Minnie Hardy ofSontag; 70 grandchildren; 143 great-grandchildren; 79great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Brittany Michelle White

Services for Brittany Michelle White of Brookhaven are 10 a.m.,Friday, Nov. 7, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial at 1p.m., in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville.

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

Miss White, 17, died Nov. 1, 2003, in Lincoln County. She wasborn in Hazlehurst on Jan. 9, 1986, to James White and SandraStrong White of Brookhaven.

She was a student and a member of Harmony Baptist Church inCrystal Springs.

Survivors are her parents; her brothers, James Kyle White andJacob White, both of Brookhaven; and her grandmothers, Ruby LeeWhite of Wesson, and Hazle Strong of Utica.