Obituaries for Friday, June 11, 2004

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 11, 2004

Frank L. Hall

Services for Frank L. Hall of Bruce, formerly of Natchez, are 11a.m., Saturday, June 12, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 6-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

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Mr. Hall, 92, died June 9, 2004, at Baptist Hospital-NorthMississippi in Oxford. He was born in Natchez on May 15, 1912, toJ.L. Hall and Epsy Griffin Hall.

He was retired from security at Armstrong Tire and RubberCompany in Natchez. He was a member Washington Baptist Church inNatchez. He was a World War II veteran with the 393 Third SpecialServices Unit engineers in England and France. He lived in Natchezfor 60 years before moving to Bruce three years ago. He was veryactive in Little League in Natchez at one time, taking a team tothe Little League World Series.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Winnie Bell Lofton Hall ofBruce; his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Rudy Pope of Bruce;his brothers and sisters-in-law, J.L. and Nancy Hall of BatonRouge, La., and Johnny and Terri Hall of Jena, La.; hissister-in-law, Katy Linder of Columbus, Ga.; his granddaughter,Stephani Gay and husband Eric of Shelby, N.C.; his grandson,Michael Verucchi and wife Deborah of Nashville, Tenn.; hisgreat-grandchildren, Avery Ericson Gay and Caroline Addison Gay,both of Shelby; his caregiver, Martha Gordon; and numerous nieces,nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Lofton, Michael Verucchi, Eric Gay,Carol Watts, Jimmy Durr and Gordon Linder Jr.

Henry Leroy “Pete” Hendrick Jr.

Services for Henry Leroy “Pete” Hendrick Jr. of Kerrville,Texas, are 2 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at Hulett-Winstead Chapel inPurvis with burial in Coaltown Cemetery in Purvis.

Visitation is Saturday from 12:30-2 p.m., at the funeralhome.

Mr. Hendrick, 75, died June 6, 2004, at Sid Peterson MemorialHospital in Kerrville. He was born in Hattiesburg on Jan. 4, 1929,to Henry Leroy “Roy” Hendrick Sr. and Mildred Davis Hendrick.

He was a petroleum engineer, working in New Orleans, La., andHouston, Texas, as a consultant. He attended Purvis ElementarySchool until the ninth grade, when he transferred to Pearl RiverCounty Agricultural High School in Poplarville. After graduationfrom high school, he attended Mississippi State University until heentered the Navy as a midshipman in Pensacola, Fla. He received hiswings on Dec. 7, 1949, and served as a naval aviator while inCorpus Christi, Texas. In June 1950, he was promoted to the rank ofensign and flew the F-4U-5 (Corsair) from Corpus Christi to SanDiego, Calif. He received an honorable discharge in San Diego onJuly 7, 1952.

Mr. Hendrick attended Louisiana State University and graduatedin the 23rd Summer School Commencement in the College ofEngineering, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleumengineering. After his retirement from petroleum engineering, hemoved to Kerrville. He enjoyed being a member of the Hill CountyComputer Club and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. He was amember of First Baptist Church in Purvis, and was a 50-year memberof the Purvis Masonic Lodge No. 434.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sister, Yuba H. Sotile; his niece, Kathryn S.Mette and husband Vicktor, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; hisgreat-nephews, Travis Weston Mette and Trevor Joseph Mette, both ofFort Walton Beach; his aunt, Mrs. Marcelle Davis Selph of Purvis;and many cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 222 N.E.Hospital Dr., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.

William B. Malsbury

Graveside services for William B. Malsbury of Brookhaven are10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 12, in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb.

Mr. Malsbury, 84, died June 9, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Gracie, Neb., on Sept. 2,1919, to William C. Malsbury and Clara Hollingsworth Malsbury.

He was a retired construction worker. He was a World War II AirForce veteran. He was a member of First Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, GwendolynW. Malsbury.

Survivors are his daughters and son-in-law, Billie G. Malsburyof Brookhaven, and Annie M. and Ralf Windham of Jackson; hissisters, Darlene Alexander of Shalimar, Fla., Betty Robinson ofMcComb, and Mary Lou Barnhart of Crystal Springs.