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Obituaries for Friday, September 10, 2004

James Dorman “Skeet” Dickerson

Services for James Dorman “Skeet” Dickerson of Summit are 11a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Johnston Chapel Methodist Church withburial in the church cemetery. Community Funeral Services is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Dickerson, 64, died Sept. 9, 2004, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Summit on April 12, 1940, to Van Dickersonand Eunice Bigner Dickerson.

He was an oilfield worker and a foreman for Odee SmithConstruction.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Audrey Dickerson; his daughters, AngieDrake of Florida, and Debbie Dennis of Indiana; a special stepdaughter, Nora Lynn Fortenberry of Covington, La.; son, GaryDickerson of Summit; two special step sons, James H. Smith Jr. ofBrookhaven, and Billy Joe Alford Jr. of Hazlehurst; his sister,LaVern Brown of Bogue Chitto; nine grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Bobbie Earl Lea

Services for Bobbie Earl Lea of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., today,Sept. 10, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial in ColdSprings Church of Christ Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Visitation is today from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Lea, 72, died Sept. 8, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Vicksburg on March 26, 1932, to Earnest Lea and Flora CaseLea.

He was a truck driver and served in the Army during the Koreanconflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister, LovieMarie Lyle.

Survivor is his niece, Cindy Hamilton of St. Rose, La.

Rona Sue Mason

Private memorial services are planned for Rona Sue Mason ofNatchez. Laird Funeral Home in Natchez is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Mason, 64, died Sept. 9, 2004, at Natchez Regional MedicalCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on March 21, 1940, to Willie andEdna Earl Walker West.

Survivors are her three daughters, Sandra Mason of Biloxi, GinaMason of Baton Rouge, La., and Sara Renee Mason of Raymond; and hersister, Betty Jean Barnes of El Dorado, Ark.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6652 U.S.Hwy. 98, Suite 4, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.

Irene Leathers Tullis

Services for Irene Leathers Tullis of Jayess were 11 a.m.,today, Sept. 10, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Tilton Cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation was Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tullis, 71, died Sept. 8, 2004, at Southwest Medical Centerin McComb. She was born in Bogue Chitto on Nov. 5, 1932, to AsaEdgar Leathers and Rosie Lee Reynolds Leathers.

She was a sales clerk. She was a member of Monticello Church ofChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; two sons,John Jones Tullis and Hank William Tullis; and one brother, AsaEdgar Leathers Jr.

Survivors are her sister, Eddie Maxine Brister of McComb; herbrother, Nathan Leathers of Jayess; five grandchildren; and fivegreat grandchildren.

Cora Lee Wesley

Services for Cora Lee Wesley of Brookhaven are noon, Saturday,Sept. 11, at Kynette-Pilgrim United Methodist Church with burial inHillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 4 p.m. at Marshall FuneralHome in Brookhaven, and from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Saturdayvisitation is from 10 a.m. until noon at the church.

Mrs. Wesley, 70, died Sept. 7, 2004, at King’s DaughtersHospital. She was born in Copiah County on Feb. 27, 1934, to Evanand Hattie Lou Wesley.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; eight siblings; and ason-in-law, Ulysses Scott Jr..

Survivors are her daughter, Theresia “Lou” Scott; her two sons,Willie Henry and Kenneth Wesley; her adopted daughter, ThelmaMorgan; her two sisters, Bennie Dean Adams and Ernestine Akon; fourgrandchildren; four great grandchildren; three nieces; and sixnephews.