Obituaries for Tuesday, March 16

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Arnold Ball

Services for Arnold Ball of Monticello are 1 p.m., Wednesday,March 17, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., at Johnson FuneralHome.

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Mr. Ball, 44, died March 10, 2004, in Lawrence County.

He was a tool pusher offshore.

Thelma Mae Butler

Services for Thelma Mae Butler of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Tuesday, March 16, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inStephens Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1-2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Butler, 78, died March 14, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Wesson on Oct. 22, 1926, to Edward Herring and NeverNations Herring.

She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, WilburnL. Butler.

Survivors are her daughters, Becky Carr and Netti Dean Butler,both of Brookhaven, and Diane Conn of Jayess; her sons, John Butlerand Howard Butler, both of Monticello, and Wilburn Butler Jr. ofFlorida; her brothers, Eddie Herring of McComb, and Evert HerringJr. of North Carolina; eight grandchildren; and ninegreat-grandchildren.

Burns Neuman Foster

Services for Burns Neuman Foster of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, March 17, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inShiloh Baptist Church.

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

Mr. Foster, 79, died March 15, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Sontag on Jan. 16, 1925, to Arthur IsaacFoster and Joysie Smith Foster.

He was a retired oil field worker and a Navy veteran. He was amember of Nola Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, CindyAndrews; a son, Arthur Burns; one sister; and five brothers.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy K. Foster; his sons, DonaldFoster and Stevie Foster, both of Monticello; his brother, ArthurMelvin Foster of Brookhaven; six grandchildren; and twogreat-grandchildren.

Lowery A. Woodall Sr.

Services for Lowery A. Woodall Sr. of Hattiesburg were 2 p.m.,March 15, at First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg with burial inRoseland Park Cemetery. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home of Hattiesburgwas in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Woodall, 74, died March 13, 2004, at Forrest GeneralHospital.

He was a Lincoln County native. He was a retired executivedirector of Forrest General Hospital. He joined the hospital as itschief administrator in 1962, and during his tenure as executivedirector, he spearheaded numerous expansions of the medical centerand addition of services. Under his direction, the hospitalestablished a cardiac care unit and began offering expandedpsychiatric services. In 1984, Forrest General’s outpatient surgeryfacility was built and named after Woodall. He retired in 1996.Woodall also played a major role in securing funding for the PearlRiver Community College Workforce Development Center, which isunder construction in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County IndustrialPark. The $3.73 million facility will be named after Woodall. Heserved as chairman of the Hattiesburg-Forrest County IndustrialPark Commission. He was a member of First Baptist Church, and wasan Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death was his first wife, Margaret Woodall.

Survivors are his wife, Pat Woodall of Hattiesburg; hisdaughters, Linda Carol Woodall of Petal, and Margaret MichelleBacon of Kingsport, Tenn.; his son, Lowery Woodall Jr. of MaryEsther, Fla.; his stepsons, Jerry Ligon of Boca Raton, Fla., andJoe Ligon of Sanibel Island, Fla.; his sisters, Margaret Wilkersonof Seattle, Wash., Alice “Dolly” Allen and Mabel McCraw, both ofSacramento, Calif., and Winnie Allen of Winter Park, Fla.; hisbrother, R.E. Woodall of Bogue Chitto; and seven grandchildren.