Obituaries for Monday, April 26

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 26, 2004

Dorothy Mae Arnold

Services for Dorothy Mae Arnold of Meadville are 2 p.m., Monday,April 26, at Bunkley Baptist Church in Franklin County with burialin the church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Arnold, 68, died April 24, 2004,l at Franklin MemorialHospital.

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She was a homemaker.

Eloise “Hallelujah” Guess Brown

Services for Eloise “Hallelujah” Guess Brown of Brookhaven are10 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapelwith burial in Easthaven Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Brown, 90, died April 24, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on June 18, 1913, to Edward B.Guess and Sarah Love Guess.

Eloise graduated from Brookhaven High School, attended WhitworthCollege and Mississippi State College for Women. She was a memberof First United Methodist Church most of her life. After workingwith the Mississippi Employment Commission, she became a full-timemissionary devoting her life to teaching everyone she met aboutJesus and His love. This led her to a prison ministry here andthroughout the state. She cared for many foster children, teens andadults and gave them unconditional love. Eloise had been living atBeverly Healthcare the past 11 1/2 years where she held Biblestudies and devotionals as long as she was able. There is no way toknow the number of lives she touched; there are people throughoutthe United States and overseas who have been blessed by knowing”Hallelujah” Brown. Her family and friends are so thankful thatJesus shared her with us.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert W.Brown Jr.; her sister, Sadie Guess Warren; and her brothers, EdwardB. Guess Jr. and George Guess.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. “Bob” BrownIII and wife Cathy of Brookhaven; her daughter and son-in-law,Beverly Gulledge and husband George of Centerville; her foster son,Raymond Fairchild of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, Phillip Brownand wife Lacey, and Rebecca Chambers and husband Mark, all ofBrookhaven, and Shawn Gulledge of Centerville; hergreat-grandchildren, Gage Brown, Lindsey Chambers and CodyGulledge; and a special friend, who was like a granddaughter, DonnaJo Ferrell.

Ashley Nicole “Boo Boo” Prather

Services for Ashley Nicole “Boo Boo” Prather of McComb are 2p.m., Tuesday April 27, at Catchings Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation is Monday from 5-9 p.m., and Tuesday from noon until2 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Prather, 17, died April 23, 2004.

She was a student and had attended North Pike and South Pikeschools before beginning home schooling. She worked part-time atCafe Dupre in McComb. She was a member of Calvary Apostolic Churchin McComb. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends andloved kids. She loved to shop, listen to music, spend time on thetelephone and collect angels and hats.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Walterand Analo White Prather; and her maternal grandfather, AlbertKokemor.

Survivors are her parents, David Wayne Prather and CherylKokemor Prather of McComb; her maternal grandmother, Grace Kokemorof McComb; her brothers, Roy McGovern and Andy McGovern, both ofSummit, and Shane Prather of Brookhaven; her sisters MicheleWallace of Bogue Chitto, Crystal McGovern of McComb, and AlicePrather Stegall of Brookhaven; five nieces; nine nephews; andnumerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Beth Smith Catanzaro Wray

Graveside services for Beth Smith Catanzaro Wray of Jackson are11 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, in New Salem Church of Christ Cemetery.Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wray, 65, died April 25, 2004, at St. Dominic Hospital inJackson. She was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 14, 1938, to HulonSmith and Iva Bell Smith Smith.

She was a retired retirement home manager.

Preceding her in death was her father, Hulon Smith.

Survivors are her mother, Iva Bell Smith Smith of Brookhaven;her husband, Roy Wray of Jackson; her daughter and son-in-law,Lorrie and Bucky Bearden of Longwood, Fla.; her son anddaughter-in-law, Chance and Christine Catanzaro of Baton Rouge,La.; her brothers, Carroll N. Smith of Brookhaven, and Kirby Smithof Jackson; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and JackieWray of Jackson.