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Obituaries for Thursday, April 16

Katie B. Bailey

Services for Katie B. Bailey of Wesson are 2 p.m., Saturday,April 17, at Old St. John 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.

Mrs. Bailey, 85, died April 10, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on Sept. 16, 1918, to Dora Coleman.

She was retired, and was a member of Old St. John MissionaryBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, IsrealBailey; three sisters; five brothers; and a son-in-law, the Rev.F.L. Pendleton.

Survivors are her daughters, Mae Dora Dismuke of Wesson, andIrene Pendleton of Hazlehurst; her brother, Hirman Coleman ofBrookhaven; her stepdaughters, Arlean Wilson and Mary Ann Smith,both of Wesson; her stepson, Scott Jones of Wesson; 10grandchildren, including her special grandson, Shelby Bailey ofWesson; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Texie Mae Burnett

Services for Texie Mae Burnette of Ferriday, La., are 2 p.m.,Thursday, April 15, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inProvidence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Burnette, 93, died April 13, 2004, at Camelot LeisureLiving Center. She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 4, 1910, toTom Boyd and Hattie Boyd.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, ByronWilliam Burnette; a daughter; a sister and two brothers.

Survivors are her son, Toxie Burnette of Vidalia, La.; herbrother, Robert Boyd of Lincoln County; five grandchildren; 13great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Christine Davis Phillips

Services for Christine Davis Phillips of Monticello were 11a.m., Thursday, April 15, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burialin New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips died April 13, 2004, at Lawrence County NursingCenter. She was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 23, 1916, to WillieA. Cox and Laura Maxwell Cox.

She was a retired sales clerk with Lofton’s Department Store.She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and the Eastern Star inMonticello.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, ErnestDavis and Roland Phillips; a daughter; and two brothers.

Survivors are her sons, Gary Davis and Don Davis, both ofMonticello; her sisters, Ellen Rainwater and Ruth Leak, both ofBaton Rouge, La.; five grandchildren; and 10great-grandchildren.

J.C. Robinson

Services for J.C. Robinson of Gloster are 11 a.m., Saturday,April 17, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Libertywith burial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Homein Gloster.

Mr. Robinson, 47, died April 8, 2004, at Centerville MemorialHospital. He was born in Amite County on July 30, 1956, to ElmoRobinson and Marie Robinson.

He was a logger, and was a member of Bethel African MethodistEpiscopal Church in Liberty.

Preceding him in death were his father, Elmo Robinson; and abrother, Christopher Robinson.

Survivors are his mother, Marie Robinson of Gloster; his sistersand brother-in-law, Becky Robinson, Sandra Robinson, Lillie MaeRobinson, Janie Robinson, and Yolanda and Joe Robinson, all ofGloster, and Margie Robinson of New Orleans, La.; and his brothersand sisters-in-law, Micheal Robinson of Meadville, Robert and DorisRobinson, Bobby Robinson, John Robinson, and Paul and SholandaRobinson, all of Gloster, and Sherman and Beanie Tataum of Simport,La.