Obituaries for Friday, June 4

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 4, 2004

Gracie Ruth Castilaw Applewhite

Services for Gracie Ruth Castilaw Applewhite of Hazlehurst were4 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2004 at Stringer Family Funeral Servicesin Hazlehurst with burial in New Providence Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Applewhite, 79, died May 31, 2004, at New Dawn RetirementCenter in Lincoln County. She was born on Jan. 22, 1925, to Leonand Laura Castilaw.

She graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1943. She worked asa secretary for the Mississippi Forestry Commission before going tonursing school at the University of Tennessee. She graduated fromnursing school Sept. 27, 1948. She was married to Hugh Applewhitefor 45 years. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church.She served as church clerk, song director and Sunday schoolteacher. She did research of the church’s history and presentedhistorical minutes every year at New Providence’s homecomingservices. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in the late1980s.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; one son,Mark Applewhite; one sister, Annie Mae Ables Durr; and twobrothers, James and Jesse.

Survivors are her daughters, Amy Allen, and Candi Case; herbrother, Proby Castilaw; and her five grandchildren.

James Lee

Services for James Lee of Baton Rouge, La. are noon, Saturday,June 5, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Percy Turner.

Visitation is Friday from noon-5 p.m., at Marshall Funeral HomeChapel and Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the church.

Mr. Lee, 63, died Monday, May 31, 2004, in Fayette. He was bornin Jefferson County on April 7, 1941, to Bertha Doss and RobertLee.

He was employed with Fayette Enterprise and retired fromChristine’s Restaurant. He was a member of Pine Grove BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Clara G. Lee;his son, Tyrone B. Lee; a sister, Odessa Doss; and a brother,Charles Doss.

Survivors are his daughter, Patricia Lee of Fayette; his sonsand daughters-in-law, James Lee Sr. and wife Brenda of Lorman,Charles and Sonya Lee, Arthur Lee, Lawrence Lee and James Harried,all of Fayette, and Maxion Lee, of Baton Rouge, La.; his sistersand brother-in-law, Mary Chambliss, and Ruby and Clemon Tenner, allof Fayette; his brother, Willie Doss; his grandchildren; his aunts,Elouise Doss of Baton Rouge and Lovie Doss of Fayette; his niece;his nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Memorials may be sent to Marshall Funeral Home in Bude.

Pallbearers will be Jerry L. Doss, Herbert Doss, Tony Doss,Percy Johnson, Terry Johnson and Fred Hunter.

Rayford Leggett

Services for Rayford Leggett of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., Sunday,June 6, at Community Funeral Services Chapel with burial at NewHope Church of Christ.

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

Mr. Leggett, 73, died June 2, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistHospital. He was born in Lincoln County on July 29, 1930, to VanLeggett and Clara Johnson.

He was a retired oil field petroleum engineer.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Tommy Leggett of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Diane Leggett of Brookhaven; his sons Sonny Leggett ofAnaheim, Calif., Raymond Leggett of Norwalk, Calif., Robert Leggettof Oregon, and Michael Leggett of Brookhaven; his sisters, RuthMyers and Emma Jane Hoggett, both of Brookhaven, Nell Miller ofFranklin, Calif., Mary Lou Avvil of Clinton, Ark., Shirley Harrisof Denham Springs, La.; his brother, Frank Leggett of Brookhaven;nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

John Wesley McDavid

Services for John Wesley McDavid of New Orleans, La., formerlyof Lincoln County, are 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at The Church ofJesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Red Star Ward in Brookhaven. Withburial in the Red Star Ward Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturday from 8-9:30a.m. at Harrigill Funeral Home.

Mr. McDavid, 82, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in New Orleans.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retiredplumber.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother, John Whitneyand Bertha Ellendar Smith McDavid; a sister, Alice Horton; andthree brothers, Cloyce, Enois, and Lester McDavid.

Survivors are his wife, Lois Cronin McDavid; his daughters,Melody G. Stickling, Judith Kay Beaudette, Wanda L. Klein and TerryS. Ferdinand; his sons-in-law, Michael D. Stickling, Paul JosephBeaudette, Emile “E.J.” Klein and Darrel C. Ferdinand; his sisters,Martha Gill and Jorine Hutcherson; his brothers, Charles, Lafayetteand Phillip McDavid; and his grandchildren, Brent Michael, VeronicaMichael, Victoria Ann and Kyle Daniel Stickling, Amy JenellBeaudette-LaPorte, Lisa Nicole Beaudette, Michelle Marie Klein,Andrew Christopher, Brittany Christina and Christopher CharlesFerdinand.

Yvonne McGlothing

Services for Yvonne McGlothing, formerly of Brookhaven, are 11a.m., Saturday, June 5, at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church. HartmanFuneral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McGlothing died May 30, 2004, in Houston, Texas. She wasborn in McComb of Aug. 8, 1920 to Julius Bonnom McGuffee and OvieThornhill McGuffee.

She was a resident of Brookhaven from 1961-1992. While inBrookhaven, she was employed by First Federal Saving and LoanAssociation. She was interested in history and genealogy and was amember of the Order of First Families of Mississippi and the OldBrook Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She wasa member of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her former husband, Charles McGlothing; herdaughter and son-in-law, Sam and David Boggess; her sister andbrother-in-law, Gerry and Pete Flowers; and her nephew, SonnyFlowers.

Memorials may be made to Moak’s Creek Cemetery Perpetual CareFund, Moak’s Creek Baptist Church, 691 Moak’s Creek Rd. SE, Summit,MS 39666 or to a charity of choice.

Lorraine Smith West

Services for Lorraine Smith West of Union Church are 11 a.m.,Saturday, June 5, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in JeffersonCounty with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Copiah County.

Visitation is Friday from 4-8 p.m., at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mrs. West, 81, died June 3, 2004, at her residence. She was bornon Aug. 22, 1922, to Truly Smith and Gertrude Covington Smith.

She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in UnionChurch.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold West; herparents; and one sister, Doris Smith.

Survivors are her daughter, Pamela West of Union Church; hersisters, Audra Coley and Thelma Smith, both of Union Church; herbrothers, Truly Earl Smith and Randall Dean Smith, both ofBrookhaven; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Edith Marie Bullock White

Services for Edith Marie Bullock White of Hazlehurst are 11a.m., Friday, June 4, at Stringer Family Chapel with burial inDamascus Cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and Friday 9-11 a.m. atStringer Family Funeral Services.

Mrs. White, 85, died June 2, 2004, at her residence.

She lived in Hazlehurst for over 40 years. She was a member ofDamascus Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were three sisters, Mary Artigue, DonniceHuff and Mildred Spears; and two brothers, S.D. Bullock and RalphBullock.

Survivors are her daughters, Lottie Elaine Stuart of CrystalSprings, Linda Dear of Braxton and Ann Mullins of Byram; her sons,William Robert (W.R.) McElven Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Charles Eugene(Gene) McElven, Paul David McElven and Harold Douglas McElven, allof Hazlehurst; her sisters, Sarintha Buras and Gladys Gore; herbrothers, Harold Bullock, Grady Bullock and Leroy Bullock; her 17grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.