Obituaries for Sunday, August 29, 2004

Published 5:00 am Sunday, August 29, 2004

Joel ‘Jack’ Kizzie Huhn

Services for Joel “Jack” Kizzie Huhn of Bogue Chitto are 3 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 29, at Topisaw Baptist Church in Ruth with burial inthe church cemetery. Catchings Funeral Home in McComb is in chargeof arrangements.

Services will be conducted by the Revs. David Moree and ZackMoak.

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Visitation is Sunday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Huhn, 91, died Aug. 28, 2004, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onJune 16, 1913, to Steve Huhn and Essie McCormick Huhn.

He attended grades 1-4 at Topisaw. He graduated from EnterpriseHigh School, and attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College for oneyear. He was a member and deacon of Topisaw Baptist Church in Ruthfor 66 years. He accepted Christ at age 12 while attending WellmanBaptist Church. He moved to Chicago from 1934-1937 to work as anelectric welder before returning to Lincoln County to marry MozellO’Quin on Dec. 10, 1937. He and his wife moved to Chicago, thentravelled to Texas and Louisiana for work. He stayed in New Orleansfor three years, where their first son was born. In 1945, he andhis family returned to Lincoln County, where they farmed and hedrove a county school bus. He was retired from Ingalls Shipyard inPascagoula after 24 years of service. He and his family returned toLincoln County in 1976.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 64 years,Mozell O’Quin Huhn; two sisters, Lula Mae Sirkle and Ruby DellWilliams; and three brothers, Hiller, Dudley and Charlie Huhn.

Survivors are his sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Edmond andSylvia Huhn of Bogue Chitto, and Hugh Darryl and Nancy Huhn ofPensacola, Fla.; his grandchildren and their families, Gary Pauland Amy Huhn, George and Teresa Huhn, Jeff and Wanda Huhn, Mike andAngie Huhn and David and Betsy Huhn; his great-grandchildren, Zac,Nate, Emeree, Cassie Rose, Bailee Ann, McKenzie and Scott; a nieceand her children, Dixie Williams, and Will and Kristi Moak; andnumerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Gary Huhn, David Huhn, Scott Huhn, GeorgeMoncrief, Jeff Moncrief and Mike Moncrief. Honorary pallbearerswill be deacons of Topisaw Baptist Church.

Lula Mae Pierce

A memorial service for Lula Mae Pierce of Dallas, Texas, wasSaturday, Aug. 7, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dallas.Burial was in Laurel Oaks Memorial Park. Laurel Oaks Funeral Homewas in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pierce, 82, died July 30, 2004, in Mesquite, Texas. She wasborn in Lincoln County on June 27, 1922, to Thomas Winborne andFrances Allen Smith Winborne.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Wayne Pierceand Gary Pierce; two sisters, Aline McCoy and Hardie Wallace; andthree brothers, James R. Smith, J.T. Winborne and TroyWinborne.

Survivors are her husband of 61 years, L.H. Pierce; herdaughter, Belinda Owsley; her brothers, Thomas Winborne and CharlesRay Winborne, both of Brookhaven; and her granddaughters and agrandson-in-law, Jacqueline and Jimmy Taylor, and StephanieIreland.

Jean Leggett Smith

Services for Jean Leggett Smith of Brookhaven are 10 a.m.Tuesday, Aug. 31, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church withburial in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation is Monday from 5-9 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home. Awake service will be held at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Smith, 51, died Aug. 28, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Nov. 8, 1952, to Christine Sullivan Leggettand T.E. (Sam) Leggett.

She was a former employee of Trustmark Bank for 19 years. Shewas a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, GingerWalden.

Survivors are her husband, J. Michael Smith of Brookhaven; herdaughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Duane Meilstrup, and Emilyand Matt Springfield, all of Brookhaven, and Shanna and James Adamsof Hazlehurst; two nieces, Cathe Knott and Christi Walden; onenephew, Sam Walden; and seven grandchildren, Madeline, Kathryn andDrew Meilstrup, Stephen, Ben and Emma Kate Springfield, and LaurynKinsey.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association orHospice Ministries.

Hilery ‘Booster’ Wilkinson

Services for Hilery “Booster” Wilkinson of Meadville are 1 p.m.Monday, Aug. 30, at Oak Grove Community Church in Meadville withburial in the old Oak Grove Community Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at MarshallFuneral Home in Bude.

Mr. Wilkinson, 82, died Aug. 23, 2004, at Southwest MississippiRegional Center. He was born April 22, 1922, to William Wilkinsonand Anna Rodgers Wilkinson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, MatildaWilkinson Cobb and Sallie Wilkinson Jackson; eight brothers, Jerry,Moyse, Mathew, Tyme, Guy, Ernest, Mason and Hilton Wilkinson; fivenephews, Moyse Cutris, George, Wilbert, Guycell and Otis D.Wilkinson.

Survivors are his nieces and their husbands, Annie and LeonWhite, Audrey and Eugene McGhee, Lucille and Charles Dillion,Maeola and Kenneth Bates, all of Meadville, Wilena Stanford ofLaramie Wyo., Orelia and Luther Odell, of Chicago, Ill., GloriaHuff of Antioch, Calf., Pearline and Samuel Watkins, and Joyce andRoy Rice, both of Natchez; her three nephews and their wives,Richard and Geraldine Wilkinson, LaPlace, La., Edward and SylviaWilkinson, of South Holland, Ill., and Billy Wilkinson of BatonRouge, La; and his sister-in-law, Lola Mae Wilkinson ofMeadville.