Obituaries for Friday, March 12

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 12, 2004

Linard E. Dunigan

Graveside services for Linard E. Dunigan of McCall Creek are 3p.m., Saturday, March 13, in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., at BrookhavenFuneral Home.

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Mr. Dunigan, 84, died March 10, 2004, at University MedicalCenter in Jackson. He was born in Lucien on Aug. 7, 1919, toMarshall Dunigan and Lula Wooten Dunigan.

He was a bookkeeper, and an Army veteran. He was a member of NewSalem Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters, fivebrothers and one grandchild.

Survivors are his wife, Edith Applewhite Dunigan of McCallCreek; his daughters, Linda Bryan of McCall Creek, and NormaFinnegan of Florence; his sons, Ralph Dunigan of Easley, S.C., andAlvin Dunigan of Tampa, Fla.; his sister, Doris Campbell ofVicksburg; his brothers, Venton Dunigan of Natchez, Jerry Duniganof McCall Creek, and Othell Dunigan of Odessa, Texas; ninegrandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Willie “D.D.” Hunter

Services for Willie “D.D.” Hunter of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Monday, March 15, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church withburial in New Hope Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 7 p.m., with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m., at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Hunter, 78, died March 9, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Aug. 11, 1925, to Zannie Hunter and AliceJackson Hunter.

He was disabled, and was a World War II Army veteran. He was amember of St. James Missionary Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, TheolaGoodwin and Juanita Hunter; and his brother, David Hunter.

Survivors are his wife, Rodessa Smith Hunter of Brookhaven; hisdaughters and son-in-law, Mary Clay of Gary, Ind., and Gertha andStephen Clay of Brookhaven; his son, Ray McGee of Alabama; hisstepdaughters, Christine Quarles of Miami, Fla., Vera Daniel andhusband Jackie of Springfield, Mass., and Myrtis Thomas and husbandArthur of Wesson; his stepsons, Willie B. Quarles and wife Faye ofBrookhaven, and Robert Quarles and Alton Ray Young and wife Jewell,all of Jackson; his aunt, Rossie Lee Hunter of Brookhaven; his goodfriend, Calvin Ellis of Brookhaven; 27 grandchildren; and a host ofgreat-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.

Charles Gregory Maxwell

Services for Charles Gregory Maxwell of the Hurricane Lakecommunity are 4 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at Community FuneralServices Chapel with burial in Arlington Baptist ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 1-4 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Maxwell, 38, died March 9, 2004, in Brookhaven. He was bornin Brookhaven on May 27, 1966, to J.P. Maxwell and Grace JordanMaxwell.

He was a construction worker, and was a member of the Baptistfaith.

Preceding him in death were his father; a brother, BillyMaxwell; and his grandparents. His mother also died on March 9,2004.

Survivors are his brothers and sister-in-law, Randy and JoannaMaxwell, and Paul Maxwell, all of Brookhaven; and a number ofaunts, uncles and cousins.

Gracie Case Maxwell

Services for Gracie Case Maxwell of the Hurricane Lake communityare 4 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at Community Funeral ServicesChapel with burial in Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 1-4 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Maxwell, 66, died March 9, 2004, in Brookhaven. She wasborn in Brookhaven on July 18, 1938, to Charlie R. Jordan and FloraB. Johnston.

She was a homemaker, and was a member of Arlington BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her husband, J.P. Maxwell; a son,Billy Maxwell; and a brother, Charles Jordan. A son, CharlesGregory Maxwell, also died on March 9, 2004.

Survivors are her sons and daughter-in-law, Randy and JoannaMaxwell, and Paul Maxwell, all of Brookhaven; her sister, JoyaKyzar of Gulfport; her brother, Clyde Jordan of Summit; and onegrandchild.

Marie “Sut” Sparkman

Services for Marie “Sut” Sparkman of Summit are 11 a.m.,Saturday, March 13, at Chisolm Mission African Methodist EpiscopalChurch with burial in Upper Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 6-8 p.m., at Peoples Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sparkman, 58, died March 9, 2004, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. She was born in Lincoln Countyon Jan. 5, 1946, to John Tobias Sr. and Elizabeth WatkinsTobias.

She was employed by Mississippi Action for Progress for 13years.

Preceding her in death were her father and her husband, Otis”Byrd” Sparkman.

Survivors are her mother; her sisters, Delorise McEwen ofMagnolia, Debra Black and LaShun Johnson, both of Summit, HelenMartin of Houston, Texas, and Barbara Ann Tobias and GloriaCameron, both of Chicago, Ill.; her brothers, John, Donald, Melvin,Kenneth and Keith Tobias, all of Summit; and a host of aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church familyand friends.

Epsie Alexa Thompson

Services for Epsie Alexa Thompson of Hazlehurst are 10 a.m.,Saturday, March 13, at Tree of Life Church with burial in GalileeBaptist Church Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5-9 p.m., at Tree of Life Church.

Mrs. Thompson, 79, died March 11, 2004, at her residence. Shewas born in Europe in Webster County on Nov. 5, 1925, to Oscar LambSr. and Velma Sellers.

She was retired from Bernstein Warehouse.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, the Rev. Horace Dean Thompson; herdaughters and sons-in-law, Randa and the Rev. Randy Sartin ofTylertown, Dondri Kay and Billy Mangum of Gloster, and Sharon Pellof Richland; her sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Joyce Bolewareof Crystal Springs, and Albert “Bert” Boleware III and wife Jessieof Vicksburg; her sister, Maylene Pell of Crystal Springs; herbrother, Oscar “Shorty” Lamb Jr. of Crystal Springs; eightgrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.