Obituaries for Tuesday, January 27
Marjorie P. Babington
Services for Marjorie P. Babington of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Thursday, Jan. 29, at First Presbyterian Church with gravesideservices at 1:30 p.m., in Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton, La.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., at Brookhaven FuneralHome.
Mrs. Babington, 96, died Jan. 26, 2004, at Silver Cross NursingHome. She was born in Philadelphia on Aug. 11, 1907, to AlexanderJames Patterson and Annie Merritt Patterson.
She was a retired registered nurse for the Public Health Servicespecializing in maternity and infant care. She was a graduate ofMississippi Baptist School of Nursing, and was a member of FirstPresbyterian Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband,Stephen. E. Babington.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie B. “Penny”Whittington and Dr. F. Brown Whittington Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; hersister, Mildred Campion of Summit; her grandchildren, Frederick andMelissa Whittington of Pineville, La., Ellen and Samuel Moreton ofHouston, Texas, and Lisa and Thomas Carhart of Menlo Park, Calif.;and her great-grandchildren, Sara and Emily Whittington, Malloryand Charles Moreton, and Will, Stephen and Elisabeth Carhart.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
Dorothy Hodges Greer
Graveside services for Dorothy Hodges Greer of Ruth are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Whittington-Brister Family Cemetery.Harrigill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Greer, 79, died Jan. 26, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on April 20, 1924, to JosephHodges and Maggie Easley.
She was a homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Edwin Lee Greer;three sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors are her husband, Eldon M. Greer of Ruth; her daughter,Lisa G. Clark of Ruth; her son, Lindeal Greer of Bogue Chitto; herbrother, Malcolm Hodges of Avondale, Pa.; her grandchildren, RobynCarbery, Paul Greer, Michael Greer, Randy Greer, Brian Greer, EricClark, Taylor Clark and Megan Clark; and eightgreat-grandchildren.
Willie Parms Sr.
Services for Willie Parms Sr. of Baton Rouge, La., formerly ofBrookhaven, are 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, at Macedonia MissionaryBaptist Church with burial in Hopewell Church Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., at WilliamsMortuary.
Mr. Parm, 86, died Jan. 22, 2004, in Baton Rouge. He was born inPrairieville, La., on Aug. 5, 1917, to Relious Parms and EmmaParms.
He was retired from the metal salvage business, and was an Armyveteran.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, AlseeParms; six brothers; five sisters; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law;a nephew; and a great-niece.
Survivors are his wife, Elizaree Parms of Brookhaven; hisdaughters and sons-in-law, Willie Mae Sanderson, and Gloria andIvan Asberry, all of California, Delores and E.J. Putman, and Emmaand Alfred Puschal, all of Baton Rouge, La., Emma and Glenn Rufusand Jackie Tillman, all of Brookhaven, Maggie McCullom of Atlanta,Ga., Jeanette Tillman of Jackson, and Annie Ruth Tillman of LosAngeles, Calif.; his sons and daughters-in-law, Willie Parms Jr.,and Felix and Brenda Parms, all of Baton Rouge, La., Andrew andShelia Parms of Hazlehurst, and Robert and Myrtis Tillman ofBrookhaven; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Susanna Kirtley See
A memorial service for Dorothy Susanna Kirtley See of Wessonwill be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at Wesson PresbyterianChurch.
Mrs. See, 81, died Jan. 26, 2004, at her residence.
She was an artist, musician and homemaker. She was a native ofOklahoma, graduating from Enid High School in 1940. She attendedLouisiana State University and Phillips University, receiving adegree in 1946 in Art History. Following graduation, she taught artin the Garfield County School System in Oklahoma and Punahou Schoolin Honolulu, Hawaii. She returned to Oklahoma to purse graduatestudies at Oklahoma State University, where she met her husband,Glenn. They married on Aug. 6, 1949, and settled down in Welch,Okla. In 1950, she moved to Grenada and began raising a family. Shetaught art in the Grenada Public School and Charleston SchoolSystems for several years. She was an active member of FirstPresbyterian Church and the Grenada Cotillion Club.
In 1964, the family moved to Clinton, where she taught Sundayschool and was a member of the choir at Mt. Salus PresbyterianChurch. She was a string bassist in the Mississippi SymphonyOrchestra for more than 20 years. She was a member of the adjunctMusic Department faculty at Mississippi College, and also taughtart at Clinton Academy and First Presbyterian Day School inJackson. She was a long-time member of the Clinton Study Club.After moving to Wesson, she became very active in the Wesson GardenClub. She also was a big fan of the Copiah-Lincoln CommunityCollege basketball teams and could be found on the front row at allthe home games. She was a member of Wesson Presbyterian Church. Sheloved children and young people. After retirement, she volunteeredto teach a class of elementary students at Wesson AttendanceCenter. She loved to quilt, and made quilts for all of her familyand friends or anyone who was especially nice to her children orgrandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, the Rev. Edwin andOlina Kirtley; two sisters, Mary Ann Kirtley and Frances Kirtley;and her brothers, Edwin Kirtley, James Kirtley and DavidKirtley.
Survivors are her husband, Glenn See of Wesson; her daughtersand sons-in-law, Suzi and Max Phillips of Taylorsville, and Pat andRon Hooten of Birmingham, Ala.; her sons and daughters-in-law,Steve and Mary See of Pattison, and Guy and Christina See of OakHill, Va.; her sisters, Pauline Goodman of Allentown, Penn., GwenPerkins of Burleson, Texas, and Gloria Bentley of Oldsmar, Fla.;and her grandchildren, Jason Thomas, Stefanie Thomas, KatherineThomas, Brooke Thomas, Bryan Hooten, Kirk Hooten, Claire Hooten,Cheryl See, Kathleen See, Taylor See and Madison See.
Memorials may be made to Mississippi Symphony Orchestra; HospiceMinistries, Brookhaven or Palmer Children’s Home.
Jack “Ellis” Tousinau
Services for Jack “Ellis” Tousinau are 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27,at Vision Community Church with burial in Rosehill Cemetery.Community Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m., at the church.
Mr. Tousinau, 56, died Jan. 25, 2004, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born on Aug. 30,1947.
He was a former radio announcer for WCHJ and WMLC.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors are his cousins and friends.
Bobby Malone Voorhie
Graveside services for Bobby Malone Voorhies of Monticello are 2p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Bible Baptist Church Cemetery in SilverCreek. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Voorhies, 64, died Jan. 25, 2004, at Lawrence CountyHospital. He was born in Lindon, Tenn., on Feb. 10, 1939, to BillVoorhies and Winnie Irene Anderson.
He was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed fishing, hunting,outdoor activities and sporting events.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his sisters, WaldfanVoorhies and Virginia Voorhies.
Survivors are his wife, Justin Raymer Voorhies; his sons, TimVoorhies of Monticello, and Robert Baker of Jackson; his brothers,George Voorhies and Bill Voorhies, both of Tennessee; and fourgrandchildren.