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Obituaries for Sunday, August 8, 2004

John B. Bales

Services for John B. Bales of Bogue Chitto were 2 p.m., Sunday,Aug. 8, at Community Funeral Services with burial in Pleasant HillBaptist Cemetery.

Mr. Bales, 74, died Aug. 6, 2004, at King’s Daughters Hospital.He was born in Lincoln County on April 18, 1930, to James Bales andMary Stockten.

He was an oil field employee.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Helen Murphy Bales of Bogue Chitto; hisdaughter, Marylin Lester of Bogue Chitto; his sons, James Bales,Jeff Bales and Jason Bales, all of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, RubyWilliams of Bogue Chitto and Lessie Waldon of Brookhaven; and sixgrandchildren.

Sallie Mae Booth

Services for Sallie Mae Booth of Laurel were 1 p.m., Friday,Aug. 6, at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church with burial inJerusalem Cemetery in Bay Springs. Bay Springs Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.

Mrs. Booth, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 1, at South Central RegionalMedical Center. She was born in Sylverena on Jan. 24, 1920, to AlexThompson and Minerva Bridges Pickens.

She was a home maker. She was a member of St. John Missionarybaptist Church in Meridian.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her daughters, Flonel Talbert of Austin Texas,Connie Jones of Houston, Texas, and Clem Harrison of Brookhaven;her sons, James Booth of Laurel, Joe Robert Booth of Farrel, Pa.,John L. Booth of Masurg, Ohio, Joseph Bernard Booth of Louin, andRichard Thompson of Meridian; her sisters, Elvelyn Crosby ofFarrel, Pa., Betty Hosey of Youngtown, Ohio, Bernice Banks ofHattiesburg, Flonette Holloway of Magee; her brother, Joe L.Pickens of Bay Springs; twenty-three grandchildren; eighteengreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Earline R. Hamilton

Services for Earline R. Hamilton of Foxworth were 10 a.m.,Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton, 84, died Aug. 2, 2004, at Marion General Hospitalin Columbia. She was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 27, 2004, toLemuel Reid and Alice Townsend Reid.

She was a retired certified nurses aide. She was a member ofBethel Baptist Church in Monticello.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her two sons, her threesisters, and her three brothers.

Survivors are her daughter, Carolyn Money of Foxworth; fivegrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and threegreat-great-grandchildren.

J.D. White

Services for J.D. White of Monticello were 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug.8, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inBethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello.

Mr. White, 88, died Aug. 6, 2004, at Lawrence County Hospital.He was born in Oklahoma on Sept. 11, 1915, to James Lewis White andOma Della Asnby White.

He was a truck driver. He was a member of Seed Sowers inMonticello. He was an Army veteran with service in World WarII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wives, Ann MarieLuna and Tommie Jean Hall; four sisters; and his four brothers.

Survivors are his daughters, Lucille Arnold of Spokane, Wash.,Jennifer Pace of Sumrall, Nichole Ella Pease of Palmer, Alaska, andDorothy Vee Weil of Eagan, Minn.; his sons, J.D. White Jr. of Mesa,Ariz., Donald Wayne White of Jack, Ala., and Leroy White ofMonticello; his sisters, Pauline Sanford of Perris, Calif. andGladys Edison of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 17great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.