Obituaries for Thursday, October 7, 2004
Darrell Brent Anton
Services for Darrell Brent Anton of Jayess are 2 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 9, at Bogue Chitto Woods M.B. Church in Summit with burial inthe church cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m., with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.
Mr. Anton, 33, died Oct. 3, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Ruth on Oct. 27, 1970, to Levi Eley Jr. of Monticello, andLizzie R. Anton of Ruth.
He was a member of Bogue Chitto Woods M.B. Church.
Preceding him in death were his grandfathers, Rodolph “Buck”Quinn and Levi Eley Sr.; and his uncles, Sammie Anton and JohnEley.
Survivors are his parents; his wife, Sharon Denise Anton ofJayess; his sisters, Carolyn Frazier and her husband, Billy, ofRuth, Takeasha Roberts and her husband, V.J., of Ruth, Karen Antonof Brookhaven, Martha Eley of Lumberton, Earline Eley of Hammond,La., and Cheryl Sims, Jalinda Hutson, Shalanda Pittman, BreannaPittman and Alexis Pittman, all of Monticello; his brothers, CalvinAnton and his wife, Jemika, of McComb, Tyrone Bullock of McComb,Charles Bullock and his wife, Monica, of McComb, and Junior LeeEley of South Jesup, Ga.; his grandmothers, Nicey Anton ofBrookhaven, and Essie Eley of Monticello; and a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.
Catherine Smith Franklin
Services for Catherine Smith Franklin of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.today, Oct. 7, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.
Visitation is today from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Ott &Lee Funeral Home in Brandon.
Mrs. Franklin, 81, died Oct. 5, 2004, at Beverly Health CareCenter. She was born May 2, 1923, to King Lemuel Smith and NonaBell Craig Smith.
She was a longtime resident of Rankin County and had lived inBrookhaven since 1996. She was a member of Allen Chapel MethodistChurch in Brandon.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to allshe knew. She loved life and could always see the best side ofeveryone and everything and lived her whole life with a smile.
Survivors are her daughter, Cathie Twiner and son-in-law DoyleBratton, of Brookhaven; son, Bill Franklin and his wife, Patricia,of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jeff and Cindy Franklin, bothof Atlanta, Candi Collett of Byram and Dustin Bratton ofBrookhaven; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Carson Collett ofByram; six sisters, Juanita Meek of Morton, Mayola Patrick ofJackson, Naomi Everett of Anchorage, Alaska, Nora Smith of Morton,Nona Brown Norris of Columbia, and Frankie Thompson of Leesburgh;and one brother, K.L. Smith of Charlotte, N.C. She is also survivedby the brothers and sisters of her late husband, Johnnie C.Franklin, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1997.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, P.O. Box 1228,Ridgeland 39158-1228.
Victor Joseph Kuzmitz
Services for Victor Joseph Kuzmitz of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.Saturday, Oct. 9, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inRiverwood Memorial Park.
Visitation is Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Kuzmitz, 88, died Oct. 5, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Gary, Ind., on Feb. 13, 1916, to PaulKuzmitz and Kristina Kuzmitz.
He was a retired forester with International Paper Company. Hewas an avid golfer and an active member of the Exchange Club for 40years. He was married to Marjorie Orr Kuzmitz of Brookhaven, for 59years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and three sisters,Julia Dion, Margaret Kuzmitz and Francis Knapp.
Survivors are his wife; his daughters, Anne Marie Slight and herhusband, Ian, of San Francisco, Calif., and Victoria Wallace andher husband, J.L., of Brookhaven; his son, William Paul Kuzmitz andhis wife, Donna, of Mountain View, Ark.; his sister, Anne MarieKuzmitz of Bluffton, Ind.; his grandchildren, Ken and Beth Downerof Minneapolis, Minn., Dee Downer of Noble, Okla., Juliana Wallaceand Kristina Wallace, both of Brookhaven; and four greatgranddaughters, Angie, Lindsey, Rebecca and Ashley Downer ofMinneapolis; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Exchange Club.
Mildred P. Lane
Services for Mildred P. Lane of McCall Creek are 2 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 9, at Cool Springs M.B. Church in McCall Creek withburial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home.
Mrs. Lane, 60, died Oct. 4, 2004, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital. She was born in Franklin County on June 29,1944, to Zack Thomas Jr. and Annie Lee Thomas of McCall Creek.
She was a graduate of Lillie Mae Bryant High School in Bude andwas a retired nurses technician at King’s Daughters Medical Center,where she had been employed for 29 years. She was a member of CoolSprings M.B. Church.
Preceding her in death were her father; a son, Thomas R. Lane;and two brothers, Henry Howard Thomas Sr. and James S. Thomas.
Survivors are her mother; her husband, Thomas G. Lane of McCallCreek; her daughters, Minnie P. Lane of Los Angeles, Calif., JossieM. Jackson of Lawton, Okla., and Dorothy N. Humphrey of McCallCreek; her sisters, Minnie L. Walls, Gladys M. Richardson, andGeneva Bennett, all of Bloomington, Ill., Barbara A. Tyler of LoydStar, Linda Martin of Lucien, Shirley Martin and Gwendolyn T.Williams, both of McCall Creek; her brothers, Thomas C. Thomas ofMcCall Creek, Luther Z. Thomas of Lucien, and Willie E. Thomas ofBrookhaven; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces andnephews.
K.C. ‘Snooks’ Magee
Services for K.C. “Snooks” Magee of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.today, Oct. 7, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial in FairRiver Cemetery.
Mr. Magee, 75, died Oct. 5, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on June 3, 1929, to Sam Magee and FrancesAdams.
He was a self employed carpenter. He is best known for hisguitar picking of bluegrass and gospel music, and his willingnessto help others. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Zula B.Magee, his brothers, Louis “Mutt” Magee, A.J. Magee, Enoch Mageeand Jess Magee; his sisters, Audrey Magee, Emma Russell and LottiBarton.
Survivors are his sister-in-law, Shirley Magee of LincolnCounty; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Charles Clinton Moak
Services for Charles Clinton Moak of Summit are 3 p.m. today,Oct. 7, at Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church in Summit withburial in the church cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is incharge of arrangements.
The Revs. Joe Lawson, Glenn Martin and Bill Poole will officiateservices.
Visitation is today from 1-3 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Moak, 70, died Oct. 4, 2004, at Parkland Health Center inFarmington, Mo. He was born in Lincoln County on April 16, 1934, toRoy and Minnie Rea Moak.
He was a construction foreman for Entex. He was a member ofJohnston Chapel U.M.C. Men’s Club, the Summit Masonic Lodge, NorthPike Water Association, and the Lakeview Golf Association. He was amember of Johnston Chapel U.M.C.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Glenda FayeCaston; and his parent-in-laws, Robert and Callie Albritton.
Survivors are his wife, June Albritton Moak of Summit; hisdaughters, Jackie Moak of LaPlace, La., Jeanie Kincaid and herhusband, David, of Summit, and Jennifer Moak of Long Beach; hisbrother-in-law, Wayne Caston of Fernwood; his sister-in-law, JoyAlbritton Yawn of Acworth, Ga.; five grandchildren, MargeauxThurman and her husband, Al, of Farmington, Brooke Johnston and herhusband, Ladd, of Summit, Megan Allred of Diamond Beach, KatherineAllred of Long Beach, and Drew Kincaid of Summit; and two greatgrandchildren, Sydney and Brody Thurman of Farmington.
Pallbearers will be Charles Yawn, Bobby Yawn, Chris Yawn, AlThurman, Ladd Johnston, Drew Kincaid, Lane Stewart and JeffCross.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Lakeview GolfAssociation.
Memorials may be made to Johnston Chapel U.M.C.
Callie W. Panzica
Services for Callie W. Panzica of Gulfport, formerly of McComb,are 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Catchings Funeral Home in McCombwith burial in Hollywood Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 9-10 a.m. atthe funeral home.
Mrs. Panzica, 71, died Oct. 4, 2004, at Brookwood Hospital inHomewood, Ala. She was born in Madison Parish, La., on Oct. 28,1932, to John Richmond Welch and Callie Lee Davis Welch.
She was a retired bookkeeper and medical assistant having workedin McComb, Gulfport and Biloxi. She was a member of the baptistfaith.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband,Frederick Strobel Cawley; and one sister, George Ann Lambert.
Survivors are her husband, Joe Edward Panzica of Gulfport; hertwo sons, David S. Cawley of Gulfport, and Robert D. Cawley ofGonzales, La.; her brother, J.R. Welch of McComb; her sister, BettyGifford of McComb; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren;and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.