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Obituaries for Monday, July 26, 2004

Albert James Brown Sr.

Services for Albert James Brown Sr. of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Wednesday, July 28, at Mt. Wade M.B. Church with burial in ScottFamily Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary. Family hour is Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Brown, 54, died July 23, 2004 at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 3, 1949, to GeorgeBrown Sr. and Christine Gray Brown.

He was a 1969 graduate of Alexander High School and employed atKing’s Daughters Medical Center for 33 years as a cafeteria worker,orderly, medical technician (EMT) and plant operator. He was amember of Mt. Wade M.B. Church, where he served as deacon,treasurer of the Brotherhood and member of the Brotherhood Choirand a Sunday School Scholar. He was the church van driver andofficer in charge of fund raising for the youth ministries.

Survivors are his parents; his wife, Claudette Brown, ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Sharon Jones and her husband, Calvin, ofJackson, and Trinella B. Brown of Brookhaven; his sons, Albert J.Brown Jr., and Jamaal S. Brown, both of Brookhaven; his sisters,Mary B. Smith and her husband, Samuel, of Brookhaven, and FrancesA. Banks and her husband, Larry of Brookhaven; his brothers, AndrewSpiller and his wife, Betty; George Brown Jr.; Robert L. Brown;Charles L. Brown; and Billy Ray Brown, all of Brookhaven; hismother-in-law, Mary Scott Hilliard of Caseyville; sisters-in-law,Shirley Johnson and her husband, Bob, of Milwaukee, Wis., and IreneS. Brown and her husband, James, of San Antonio, Texas; fourgrandchildren, Quincy X. Brown, Gabrielle A. Jones, Calvin D. Jonesof Jackson and Ayanna J. Brown of Brookhaven; and a host of aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

George Ellis Miller

Services for George Ellis Miller of Monticello are 10 a.m.,Tuesday, July 27, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello, withburial in Monticello Municipal Cemetery.

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

Mr. Miller, 83, died July 24, 2004, at his residence. He wasborn in Winnsboro, La., on October 13, 1920, to John Wilson Millerand Mattie Mae Smith Miller.

He was the retired owner of Miller Service Station. He was anArmy veteran of World War II. He was a member and deacon ofMonticello Methodist Protestant Church and a lifelong resident ofLawrence County.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; fourbrothers, C.L. “Pate” Miller, Roy Miller, J.W. Miller and JobieMiller.

Survivors are his daughter, Tanya Miller Vanhoose of Monticello;his sister, Marie Smith of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, JimMiller of Crestwood, Ill., Freddie Miller of Ruth, and Edgar Millerof McComb; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Martha Ellen Rivers

Burial services for Martha Ellen Rivers of Atlanta, Ga., are inBrookhaven at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 28. A.S. Turner & Sons,of Decatur, GA., are in charge of arrangements.

Miss Rivers 74, died July 23, 2004, after a lengthy illness. Shewas born in McComb, on July 6, 1930, to Edward Jones Rivers andPolly Ard Rivers. She was the niece of the late Mathews Ard ofBrookhaven.