Obituaries for Sunday, November 7, 2004

Published 6:00 am Monday, November 8, 2004

Charles Dewey Allen

Services for Charles Dewey Allen of Monticello are 3 p.m. today,Nov. 7 at Monticello Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today from 1-3 p.m. at the church.

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Mr. Allen, 76, died of cancer Nov. 5, 2004, at HospiceMinistries in Ridgeland. He was born on July 10, 1928, to CharlesDavid Allen and Violet Estelle Hall Allen.

He retired after 47 years in the paper industry. He moved fromFlorida to Monticello in 1968 with the paper industry St. Regis,now known as Georgia Pacific, where he was also a member of thecatfish cooking team. He was a member of Monticello BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Lytress Pierce Allen of Monticello; hisdaughter, Becky Allen of Madison; his sons, Gary Allen and hiswife, Amanda, of Monticello, David Allen of Navarre, Fla., CreigAllen and his wife, Kathy of Oveido, Fla.; his sister, Mary FrancesFranks of Zachary, La.; his six grandchildren, Sterling andChanning Allen, Joey and Matt Pradillo, Christy Baxter and HaleighAbraham.

Memorials may be made to Monticello Baptist Church BuildingFund.

Dorothy Ann Kyle

Graveside services for Dorothy Ann Kyle of Brookhaven are 10a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 at Rosehill Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Kyle, 64, died Nov. 5, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter, of heart failure due to a lengthy illness. She was born inAlabama on May 6, 1940, to Calvin Jones and Lucille Bell HendersonJones.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HiltonLamar Kyle; and her daughter, Debra Ann Kyle.

Survivors are her four sons, Christopher L. Kyle of Orange,Texas, Vajesta James Kyle and Joshua H. Kyle, both of Brookhaven,and Joseph R. Kyle of Toole, Utah; her two sisters, Margret Nortonof Fayetteville, N.C., and Mary Pagnella of Pacific Grove, Calif.;her brother James Jones of Georgia; 10 grandchildren; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Loyd Harold Lofton

Services for Loyd Harold Lofton of Smithdale were 10 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 6 at Ramah Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lofton, 81, died Nov. 4, 2004, at Southwest Regional MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 18, 1922, to LukeLofton and Beulah Lofton Lofton.

He was retired from International Paper Company in Natchez. Hewas a member of the 82nd Airborne and a veteran of World War II. Hewas a member of Ramah Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Anne C.Jansen Lofton; his sister, Mable Stancil; his brothers, Edward,Troy, Sherrill and Arthur Lofton; and a granddaughter, AleciaLofton.

Survivors are his daughters, Cheryl Mitchell of Smithdale, andKaren Wallace of Bogue Chitto; his sons, Leslie Lofton of Brandon,and Bobby Lofton of Smithdale; his sisters, Joyce L. Smith ofBrookhaven, Dot L. Smith of Bogue Chitto, and Reba Peavy of CrystalSprings; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Charlie ‘Gallshot’ Putman

Services for Charlie “Gallshot” Putman of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Williams Mortuary with burial in Old EbenezerCemetery.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 7 p.m., with family hourfrom 6-7 at the funeral home.

Mr. Putman, 69, died Nov. 1, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Brookhaven on Aug. 30, 1935, to Steve Putman and Wessie LeniorPutman.

He was retired.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sister, Cora Ferdinand of Chicago, Ill; andmany other relatives and friends.

Willie B. Reid

Services for Willie B. Reid of Monticello are 2 p.m. Monday,Nov. 8 at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Prentiss withprivate burial in the Monticello Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Reid, 86, died Nov. 6, 2004, at Lawrence County NursingCenter.

She was a retired beautician. She was a member of UnionPrimitive Baptist Church.

Survivors are her daughters, Charlotte Johnson of Monticello,and Carolyn Phillips of Greenville, Ala.; her sisters, EssieSummers of McComb, and Lou Rea Thompson of Pricedale; her brother,Charles Young of Laurel; three grandchildren; and fourgreat-grandchildren.

Francis Bernice Williamson

Services for Francis Bernice Williamson of Monticello are 11a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inNew Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, both in Monticello.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Monday from 8-11 a.m. atthe funeral home.

Mrs. Williamson, 84, died Nov. 5, 2004, at Lawrence CountyHospital, following a long-term illness. She was born on Aug. 19,1920, to John Alvin Loper and Beatrice Ballard Loper.

She was a nurses aid. She was a member of the Lawrence CountyHome Extension Service, New Hope Baptist Church, and the church’sWoman’s Missionary Union.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, LouiseWilliamson.

Survivors are her daughters, Marion Watts and Beverly Walker,both of Monticello; her sisters, Lorraine Hawkins and Carolyn King,both of Monticello; her granddaughter, Bailey Walker; hergrandsons, Hugh Watts, Nathan Watts, Wesley Watts and Cory Watts;her great-granddaughter, Saydie Watts; and her great-grandsons,Shelby Turnage and Stetson Langley.