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Obituaries for Sunday, May 9

Lula Nell McKenzie Allred

Services for Lula Nell McKenzie Allred of Summit are 2 p.m.,Sunday, May 9, at Montgomery Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 1-2 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Allred, 79, died May 7, 2004, at Southwest Regional MedicalCenter in McComb. She was born in Marion County on Aug. 17, 1924,to William Ottice and Beulah McKenzie.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Montgomery BaptistChurch. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. She cared for an invalidson for 50 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, ThomasJames (T.J.) Allred; a son, James Randall Allred; three sisters,Alice Elsie Freeman, Donnis Watts and Lorean Albritton; and herbrothers, Jabus McKenzie, Roy Kelly McKenzie and Louie D.McKenzie.

Survivors are her daughters, Patsy Nell Allred Johnson and NoraJean Allred Whittington, both of Summit; her son, Thomas EarlAllred of Summit; her sister, Edith Thornton of Smithdale; sevengrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces andnephews.

Jack Nash Cripps

Graveside services for Jack Nash Cripps of Tyler, Texas are 2p.m., Monday, May 10, in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery inMcCall Creek. Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Cripps, 86, died May 6, 2004, in Tyler. He was born inHelene, Ark., on Aug. 18, 1917.

He was retired from the Army, where he served as a WarrantOfficer. He retired from East Texas Chest Hospital in 1975 after 15years of service, and served as a volunteer for U.T. Hospital sincethe 1980s.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Pauline Cripps; and abrother, William A. Cripps.

Survivors are his nieces, Shirley Braun of Palestine, Texas,Sandra Smith of Brookhaven and Betty Morgan of McComb; his nephews,William A. Cripps III of Tyler, Texas, Jack Nash Cripps of Houston,Texas, Kenneth Golmon of McCall Creek, Thomas Golmon, and HoraceGolmon, both of Brookhaven.

Sherry Yvette Langley

Services for Sherry Yvette Langley of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Tuesday, May 11, at Community Funeral Services Chapel.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Ms. Langley, 47, died May 7, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Fresno, Calif., on May 16, 1956, to Vance Storm and ClethaReeves.

She was self-employed.

Survivors are her life companion, Linda Rosbrook; her daughter,Summer Langley; her son, Marty Langley; her sisters, Lisa Grunstad,Billie Lacy and Kelly Robinson; her brother, Mark Wood; and hergrandchildren, Emalyn Langley, Larelai Langley and RaydenHarveston.

James Walker Minter Sr.

Services for James Walker Minter Sr. of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Monday, May 10, at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer with intermentin the columbarium of the church. Harrigill Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 6-8 p.m., at his residence and Mondayfrom 10-11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Minter, 80, died May 6, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on July 31, 1923, to WalkerMinter and Clara Quackenboss Minter.

He was a civil engineer. He was a longtime businessman inBrookhaven. He was a member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Hewas a graduate of Memphis Central High School. He was an honorgraduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., with amajor in civil engineering. He was a registered professionalengineer. He attended graduate school at New York University. Hebegan his professional career in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he workedon the Manhattan Project during World War II. After the war, hewent to New York City where he worked with the Portland CementAssociation, and later as chief engineer with Jones and LaughlinSteel Corporation. He joined City Investing as an operationsmanager and later became chief engineer of the L.B. FosterCorporation in Pittsburgh, Penn. In 1979, Minter acquired B & OMachine and Welding Company, Inc., in Brookhaven. He had alife-long interest in genealogy and American history, particularlythe Civil War. He was a member of the Mississippi Chapter of Sonsof the American Revolution. He was a life-long communicant of theEpiscopal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Maxine Gass Minter; his daughter,Elizabeth Minter Keeling of Arlington, Va.; his son anddaughter-in-law, James and Sue Minter of Brookhaven; his sister,Sarah Minter of Memphis, Tenn.; his brother and sister-in-law,Harry and Mary Ann Minter of West Redding, Conn.; and hisgrandsons, Walker and Rob.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of theRedeemer.

Vera Nell Wallace

Services for Vera Nell Wallace of Silver Cross Nursing Centerare 2 p.m., Monday, May 10, at Community Funeral Services Chapelwith burial in Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wallace, 81, died May 7, 2004, at KDMC. She was born inMcComb on April 25, 1923, to William Leon Massey and Clara BelleRay.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Harold Wallace; her daughter, JoannDamico of Wesson; her son, Harold Kenneth Wallace of New Orleans,La.; her sisters, Aylene Woodall of Bogue Chitto and Shirley Welchof McComb; her brothers, Veron Massey and Ray Massey, both ofMcComb; her grandchildren, Billy Walker of Wesson and Kenny WayneWallace of New Orleans, La.; and her great-grandchildren, BrentonWalker, Ashlan Walker, Alexis Walker, Braedon Walker, Bryson Walkerand Brantley Walker.