• 72°

Obituaries for Tuesday, December 9

Berry William “Bud” Givens

Services for Berry William “Bud” Givens are 11 a.m., Wednesday,Dec. 10, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in BogueChitto Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., and Wednesday from 8-11a.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Givens, 62, died Dec. 8, 2003, in Lincoln County. He wasborn on Feb. 23, 1941, to Marion Clifford Givens and Josie NellGreer Givens.

He was a former mechanic for Goodyear Rubber and Tire in Jacksonand McComb, and Ole Brook Tire Service. He was a member of BogueChitto Baptist Church, the Bogue Chitto Masonic Lodge No. 260, andCrossroads Quartet. He was president of the Bogue Chitto WaterAssociation. He was an Army veteran. He was an avid rabbit and foxhunter.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, JamesAlford Givens; and his sisters, Marium Jo Coghlan and Katie SueMoak.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Launa Gwin Givens of Bogue Chitto;his daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi and Trent Barron of theThompson community near Smithdale, Karen Givens and Kim and GaryNelson, all of Bogue Chitto; his granddaughters, Taylor Gwin Nelsonand Marium Terrah Nelson; and several nieces, nephews andfriends.

Florabell Hester Hutson

Services for Florabell Hester Hutson of Baton Rouge, La., are3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapelwith burial in Wesson Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon – 3:30 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Hutson, 96, died Dec. 7, 2003, at her residence. She wasborn in Wesson on Oct. 10, 1907.

She was a retired packer for Standard Brand Coffee in NewOrleans, La. She was a member of Walker Baptist Church, where shewas a member of WMU.

Preceding her in death were her husband, T.S. Hutson; hersisters, Eldora Roblin and Eva Stubbs; and her brother, VirgilHester.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and JohnHowze of Walker, La.; her grandchildren, D’Etta Ringloman ofArvada, Colo., Trina Knott of Slidell, La., and Lester Knott Jr.,John Kelly Howze and Jay Howze, all of Walker; and sixgreat-grandchildren.

Melvin Ray Walker

Services for Melvin Ray Walker of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mr. Walker, 57, died Dec. 6, 2003, at St. Dominic’s Hospital inJackson. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 2, 1946, to WillieWalker and Mary Irene Case Walker.

He was a retired offshore worker for Shell Oil Company. He was amember of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brothers, BillyRay Walker and Willie Earl Walker.

Survivors are his sons and daughter-in-law, Melvin Dean Walkerand Greg and Jenny Walker, all of Brookhaven; and hisgrandchildren, Jake Walker, Stoney Walker, Ashley Walker and BlakeWalker.