Obituaries for Friday, February 20

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 20, 2004

Leaner Mae Bowie

Services for Leaner Mae Bowie of Wesson are 11 a.m., Saturday,Feb. 21, at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Bowie, 86, died Feb. 17, 2004, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 26,1917, to Levi Stovall and Sally Stovall.

She was a homemaker, and a member of Little Rock MissionaryBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a sister, five brothersand one stepson.

Survivors are her husband, Clarence Bowie of Wesson; her sonsand daughters-in-law, Jerome and Sonya Bowie of Wesson, and M.C.and Verda Barnes of Hattiesburg; her stepdaughters, L.V. Henley andBetsy Norman, both of Sunflower; her brother, Willie Stovall ofWinterhaven, Fla.; her sister-in-law, Mary Amos of Hazlehurst; andnine grandchildren.

Alberta Johnson Bradford

Services for Albert Johnson Bradford of Roxie are 1 p.m.,Sunday, Feb. 22, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Kirbywith burial in the church cemetery. Tyler Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 1 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Bradford, 86, died Feb. 16, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Franklin County on Nov. 12, 1917, to Albert Johnson andZilphia Johnson.

She was a dietitian at Meadville Nursing Home. She was a memberof Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Kirby.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HenryBradford; her sisters, Lucendia Limbrick, Elvira Bryant, Emma Byrd,Caroline Hunt, Hannah Johnson and Lena; and her brothers, TerryCheatam, Sterling Cheatam and Allen Johnson.

Survivors are her daughters, Ruth Bradford, Vermall Smith andInez Dillon, all of Roxie, and Dorothy McClendon of Inkster, Mich.;her sons, Woodrow Bradford of Meadville, Leon Bradford of Bude,Walter Bradford of Leesville, La., and Malcolm Bradford ofJacksonville, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Rhonda Grimes

Services for Rhonda Grimes of Monticello are 2 p.m., Friday,Feb. 20, at Southgate Baptist Church with burial in Carmel BaptistChurch Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Grimes, 52, died Feb. 18, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lawrence County on March 8, 1951, to Diamond Young and IdaElois King.

She was a homemaker, and a member of Southgate Baptist Church.She was a Sunday school teacher for 25 years.

Survivors are her father, Diamond Young of Monticello; hermother and stepfather, Ida Elois and Willard King of Monticello;her husband, Toby Grimes of Monticello; her sons, John TerrellGrimes of Florence, and Jason Ladon Grimes and Joshua Aaron Grimes,both of Monticello; her brothers, Ronald Young, Wayne Young, HaroldYoung, Michael Young, Kerry Young and Kevin Young, all ofMonticello; her stepsister, Gail Hudson of Maben; her stepbrothers,Don King of Monticello, and Steven King of Hinds County; and fivegrandchildren.

Lyntine C. Lenoir

Services for Lyntine C. Lenoir of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Services will be conducted by theRev. Larry Jointer.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m., with family presentfrom 6-7 p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lenoir, 84, died Feb. 14, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Jefferson County on May7, 1919, to Cleveland Culver and Kathleen Thompson Culver.

She was a retired educator, and a member of St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Alcorn StateUniversity. She was a member of the Natchez chapter of The Links,Inc., and a member of the Bertha L. Johnson Literary and GardenClub in Brookhaven, and the Colored Women’s Federated Club inBrookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LamarLenoir; her sister, Claudine Autman; and her brothers, Sterling andJohn Culver.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Andre L. and EmogeneLenoir of Brookhaven; her nephew, Kenneth Ray Culver of Jackson;two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of niecesand nephews.

Agnes Nunnery Lofton

Services for Agnes Nunnery Lofton of Gautier are 8 p.m., Friday,Feb. 20, at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home. Services will beconducted by the Rev. David W. Aultman. Graveside services are 2p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery in McCallCreek. Services will be conducted by Dr. Buddy Landry.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lofton, 90, died Feb. 18, 2004, at Singing River Hospitalin Pascagoula. She was born in Franklin County on June 18, 1913, toGriff and Mary Nunnery.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gautier. She hadbeen a resident of Gautier since 1966.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Aaron A.Lofton; and a son, Aaron Isaac “Ike” Lofton.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Billie Joe and ZelmaLofton of Gautier; her sisters, Gertrude Spring and Hazel Cowart,both of Smithdale; her brother and sister-in-law, H. Glen and SandiNunnery of Smithdale; her grandchildren, Cynthia L. and MichaelJackson, and Susan L. and Buddy Landry, all of Gautier, and Wm.Joel Lofton of Hattiesburg; a very special great-granddaughter,Emma Noelle Landry; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Gautier’s PianoFund.

Joseph “Joe” McCall

Services for Joseph “Joe” McCall of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.,Monday, Feb. 23, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with burialin the church cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 2-7 p.m., with family present from 6-7p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mr. McCall, 76, died Feb. 16, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on March 29, 1927, to ShermanLee McCall and Emma Coleman McCall.

He was a logger for Dunaway Logging. He was a member of Mt. ZionMissionary Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his father; two children; a sister,Bessie Stewart; and a brother, John C. McCall.

Survivors are his mother, Emma Coleman McCall of Brookhaven; hiswife, Annie Mae Clark McCall of Brookhaven; his daughters, JoannJohnson, Ruth Ann Brice, Aline McCall, Brenda Sanders, Linda Henryand Mary McCall, all of Brookhaven; his sons, Sherman Lee McCalland Johnny B. McCall, both of Brookhaven, and Robert Kelly ofHartford, Conn.; his sisters, Mae Frances Coleman of Michigan, andEmma Marie Allen, Alice Henderson, Alean Eley and Dorothy Smith,all of Brookhaven; his brothers, the Rev. R.C. McCall and LutherMcCall, both of Brookhaven; 40 grandchildren; 29great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host ofnieces and nephews.