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Obituaries for Monday, January 5

Eddith Badon Gillaspy

Services for Eddith Badon Gillaspy of Monticello are 11 a.m.,Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Monticello United Methodist Church with burialin the Masonic cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is Monday from 5-9 p.m., at Wilson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gillaspy, 85, died Jan. 2, 2004, at Liberty Living Centerin Liberty. She was born in Smithdale on July 2, 1918, to ThomasFord Badon and Nannie S. Cuise.

She was retired from the selective civil service and military.She was a high school graduate, and a member of Monticello UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John DavidGillaspy; a son, Thomas David Gillaspy; four sisters; and twobrothers.

Survivors are her son, William “Bill” Gillaspy of Houston,Texas; her brothers, T.F. Badon and Bill Badon, both of Liberty;two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ina Mae King

Services for Ina Mae King of Brookhaven are 1 p.m., Tuesday,Jan. 6, at First Baptist Church with burial in Riverwood MemorialPark Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 6-9 p.m., and Tuesday from 8 a.m.until noon, at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. King, 78, died Jan. 4, 2004, at University Medical Centerin Jackson. She was born in Lawrence County on April 6, 1925, toRay Gunnell Sr. and Myrtle Thames Gunnell.

She was retired from Lofton’s Department Store. She was a memberof First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, JoeHarvey Gunnell.

Survivors are her husband, Clell L. King of Brookhaven; herdaughter and son-in-law, Anita and John Grafe of Moss Point; hersons and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Kathy King, and Cleo King, allof Brookhaven; her sisters, Mary Maude Calhoun of Brookhaven, andJimmie Sistrunk of Gulfport; her brother, Ray Gunnell Jr. ofJennings, La.; seven grandchildren; and sixgreat-grandchildren.

Percy Nelson

Services for Percy Nelson of Brookhaven are 3 p.m., Wednesday,Jan. 7, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church with burial inRose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 7 p.m., with family hourfrom 7-8 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Nelson, 63, died Jan. 1, 2004, at Silver Cross Nursing Home.He was born in Lincoln County on May 9, 1940, to Sim Nelson andLovie B. Nelson.

He was retired. He was a member of Bethel African MethodistEpiscopal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, HattieNelson; a sister, Margret Nelson; and a brother, Sonny Nelson.

Survivors are his sisters, Eva Mae Terrell and Olivia Stovall,both of Brookhaven; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl LeeNelson and Wanda, and Willie Nelson and Louella, all of Brookhaven;his stepdaughters, Georgia Bell Gray and Minnie Coleman, both ofBrookhaven; his stepson, James Cotton of Brookhaven; and manynieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dorothy Estes Selman

Services for Dorothy Estes Selman of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Monday, Jan. 5, at Monticello Baptist Church with burial inMonticello Municipal Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 1-2 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Selman, 77, died Jan. 3, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn on Oct. 21, 1926, to George Estes and Dora Bell Estes.

She was a retired school teacher at Monticello High School, andwas a graduate of MSCW. She was a member of Monticello BaptistChurch and Monticello Garden Club.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, EldonAshley Selman; her brothers, John Estes and George Estes; and agrandson, Justin Smith.

Survivors are her daughter, Sara Elizabeth “Sally” Moss ofSeminary; her sons, James A. “Jimmy” Selman and Robert E. “Bobby”Selman, both of Monticello; her granddaughters, Jane Ball Reid,Rachel Lea, Kiley Selman, Allison Selman, Kristin Selman andMeredith Selman, all of Monticello; her grandsons, Ashley Selman,Dylan Lea and Robert Selman Jr., all of Monticello, Bryan Moss ofSeminary; her great-granddaughter, Harley Jane Buchanan ofMonticello; and her great-grandson, River Reid of Monticello.

Edward Wrenn

Memorial services for Edward Wrenn of Monticello were 3 p.m.,Sunday, Jan. 4, at Community Funeral Services Chapel.

Mr. Wrenn, 50, died Jan. 1, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Lawrence County on Oct. 19, 1953, to John L. Wrenn and DorothyAnderson.

He was a welder at Kenner Shipyard. He obtained his generaleducation diploma (GED).

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sisters, Joan Lesser and Karen Wrenn, both ofSeattle, Wash., and Ruth Wrenn of Whidby Island, Wash.; and hisbrothers, Douglas Wrenn of Monticello, Ronald Wrenn of Roberts,La., John L. Wrenn of Seattle, David Wrenn of Anohomish, Wash., andWilliam Wrenn of Arlington, Wash.