Obituaries for Monday, December 15

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 15, 2003

Doris Josephine Brister Dunaway

Services for Doris Josephine Brister Dunaway of Brookhaven,formerly of Ruth and McComb, are 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, atCatchings Funeral Home Chapel in McComb with burial in Shady GroveCemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. LarryEickenloff.

Visitation is Monday from 5-8 p.m., and Tuesday from 11 a.m.until 2 p.m., at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Dunaway, 83, died Dec. 14, 2003, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Lincoln County on July 7, 1920, toBenjamin “Ben” Brister and Bessie Brister.

She was a homemaker, and a longtime member of Shady GroveBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WalterJones Dunaway; her sister, Eva Fleming; her brother, Henry Brister;a great-grandson, Brock Boyt; and a niece, Glenda May.

Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and MargieDunaway of Brookhaven, Glen Dunaway of Jayess, and Phil and WandaDunaway of Felder’s Campground; her grandchildren, Kenneth WayneDunaway, Curtis Glen Dunaway, and Terri Lynn Boyt and husbandSteve; her great-grandchildren, Brandon Dunaway, Cody Glen Dunaway,Dustin Blake Dunaway, Marley Boyt and Taylor Boyt; and her niecesand nephews, Roger Gatlin, Henry “Poncho” Fleming, Kay Johnston,Benny Brister, Randy Brister and Judy Brister.

Pallbearers will be Steve Boyt, Clarence Johnston, Roger Gatlin,Kenneth Wayne Dunaway, Curtis Glen Dunaway, Henry “Poncho” Fleming,Ryan Johnston and Trevor Johnston.

Bertran Elliott Kyzar

Services for Bertran Elliott Kyzar of Bogue Chitto are 10:30a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burialin Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5-8 p.m., at Harrigill FuneralHome.

Mr. Kyzar, 83, died Dec. 11, 2003, at Sonny Montgomery MedicalCenter. He was born in Bogue Chitto on Jan. 1, 1920, to Jesse F.Kyzar and Lucy Lawrence Kyzar.

He was retired from the Air Force, serving in World War II. Hewas a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and his wife, ElizabethAnn Hodges Kyzar.

Survivors are his daughter, Pamela Diane Kyzar Giles ofCleveland, Ohio; his sons, Perry Ray Kyzar of San Antonio, Texas,and Steven Dale Kyzar of Orlando, Fla.; his sisters, Jesteen Boydand Geraldine Young, both of Summit, Verla Boyte of Brookhaven, andRorua Lee Reeves of Bogue Chitto; his brothers, James E. Kyzar ofWesson, Calvin H. Kyzar of Flora, and Lawrence Kyzar of BogueChitto; and four grandchildren.

Tommy Gene Moore

Services for Tommy Gene Moore of Brookhaven were 11 a.m.,Monday, Dec. 15, at Bogue Chitto Church of Christ with burial inStewart Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Moore, 64, died Dec. 12, 2003, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Bogue Chitto on Sept. 24, 1939, to William”Bill” and Beckie Buitt Moore.

He was a retired self-employed painter. He was a member of theBaptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Emma Ratcliff Moore of Franklin County;his daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Allen Thompson of Avon,Ala., Margaret and Daron Smith, and Joan and Thomas Holifield, allof Brookhaven; his sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and ClaudetteMoore, Mike and Kay Moore, and Billy Moore, all of Brookhaven, andTommy “Bud” and Angela Moore of McComb; his sisters, Georgia Rippyof Bogue Chitto, and Cora Mae White of Brookhaven; his brother,Solon Moore of Bogue Chitto; and his grandchildren, Clayton Roland,Johnny Claibourn, M.J. Mason, Matthew Moore, Zach Moore, KaitlynSmith and Ryan Smith.

Laura Judy Ferguson Reese

Services for Laura Judy Ferguson Reese of Spring, Texas,formerly of Brookhaven, are 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, at theEpiscopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Tomball, Texas. VeteransFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Reese, 65, died Dec. 11, 2003, at her residence. She wasborn on May 15, 1938.

She was a 1956 graduate of Virginia Interment College. She was ahomemaker and secretary in several professions. She was an artist,seamstress, arts and crafts devotee and gourmet chef. She was amember of the Ferguson clan in Bourbon County, Ky., the BourbonCounty Chapter of DAR and Colonial Daughters of the SeventeenthCentury. She was a member of the Junior League of Lumberton, N.C.,and King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, and was a leaderwith the Girl Scouts for 14 years. She was a longtime Episcopalian,serving on the Altar Guild, Episcopal Church Women (ECW), Sundayschool teacher and EYC youth leader. She and her husband, the Rev.Frederic W. Reese, a retired Episcopal priest, shared theirministry in Beattyville, Ky., Lumberton, N.C., Knoxville, Tenn.,Holly Springs, Brookhaven, and The Episcopal Church of the GoodShepherd of Tomball, Texas.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Matilda Rennick andThomas Jefferson Judy.

Survivors are her husband, the Rev. Frederic W. Reese; herdaughter and son-in-law, Barbara Reese Miller and Frank Miller; herson and daughter-in-law, Thomas Franklin Reese and Joyce HarrisReese of San Diego, Calif.; and her grandchildren, Scott O’danielMiller, Caitlin Ferguson Miller, Reese Hardie Miller, LauraElizabeth Reese and William Thomas Reese.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the GoodShepherd, Tomball, 715 Carrell St., Tomball, Texas 77375, or to theRheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.