Obituaries for Sunday, January 25

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 26, 2004

Gena Wall Calcote

Services for Gena Wall Calcote of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at First Baptist Church with burial in NewHope Methodist Church Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9-10:45a.m., at First Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Calcote, 84, died Jan. 23, 2004, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Natalbany, La., on Dec. 6, 1919, toMartin Luther Wall and Mattie Cutrer Wall.

She was a Baptist missionary to Japan for 35 years. She was amember of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters; fourbrothers; and a grandson, Jered Kyle Jackson.

Survivors are her husband, Ralph V. Calcote of Brookhaven; herdaughters, Cherryl Ann Duncan and Nancy Sue Jordan, both of Dallas,and Janet Karen Simmons of Baton Rouge; her sons, Stuart WayneCalcote of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robert Wall Calcote ofIssaquah, Wash.; her sister, Martina Geraldine Anderson ofHaughton, La.; her brothers, Luther Elton Wall of Baton Rouge andEmil Gordon Wall of Conroe, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering atlocal churches, Hospice of Lincoln Co., or any charity.

Rose Marie Harris

Services for Rose Marie Harris of Denham Springs, La., formerlyof Brookhaven, are 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at Mt. Gilead PrimitiveBaptist Church in Franklin County with internment in the churchcemetery. Services are conducted by the Rev. Franklin Legget.Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 2-3 p.m., at the church.

Ms. Harris, 47, died Jan. 23, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn to Oliver Jack Harris and Shirley L. Harris.

She was a member of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors are her parents; her sisters, Rena Elizabeth White,Shirley D. Harris and Cindy Ann Davis; her brothers, John P.Harris, Michael E. Harris, William T. Harris, Kevin L. Harris andHarold C. Harris.

Mildred Elene Ritchie Hutson

Services for Mildred Elene Ritchie Hutson of Wesson are 2 p.m.,Monday, Jan. 26, at Sylvarena Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Harrigill Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

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

Mrs. Hutson, 85, died Jan. 23, 2004, at St. Dominic Hospital inJackson. She was born in McComb on July 31, 1918, to Eli Ritchieand Jessie L. Brister Ritchie.

She was a teacher in the Hazlehurst School System. She wasretired from the Potter Company in 1981. She became the librarianfor the Wesson Library in 1985. She was an active member of theSisterhood to Ladies Woodman Circle of McComb, Wesson Chamber ofCommerce, Beauregard Homemakers Club, a charter member of theWesson Friends of the Library, and a member of Sylvarena WMU. Sheattended school at East McComb Elementary, Ruth High School andWhitworth College.

Mrs. Hutson received many honors throughout her life.Mississippi State University recognized her for her achievements inwriting a short story titled “Time Has No Limit” and for shortstories written on Copiah County and the library system historicaldocuments. She contributed to the writings of Wesson IndustrialCity of the South; co-authored History of MississippiCotton Mills and The Sanders Magnolia Village. Shewrote and published a cookbook in 2002 titled Okra. Shereceived the Ageless Heroes Award for being an inspirational figureto others from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi; and receivedthe Wesson Chamber Community Service Award. She was an avidgenealogist. Her hobbies were collecting dolls and teapots. She wasknown for her oil paintings and playing the piano. She was a memberof Sylvarena Baptist Church and was recognized by the church in2003 for her contributions to the church and community.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WilmerCurtis Hutson; her sister, Nell Ritchie Hart; two brothers, Paul B.Ritchie and Durell Ritchie; and a grandson, Jim Lowery.

Survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and JerryWesbrooks, Shirley and Caroll Hennington, and Marilyn and CliffordBritt, all of Wesson, Gloria and J.C. Millwood of Brandon, Rita andChuck Fuller of Star, Ginene and Ronny Walker and Dixie and BobbyThornton, all of Florence; her sons and daughters-in-law, WilmerBuddy Hutson and Sandy of Monroe, La., Carroll Hutson and Louise,and Randy and Jan Hutson, all of Wesson; her brother, JewellRitchie and wife Ann of Atlanta, Ga.; 25 grandchildren; 23great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dale Lowery, Danny Lowery, Tracy Hutson,Mann Hutson, David Hennington, Hillry Britt, Van Britt, Brad Walkerand Curt Jefferies.