Obituaries for Thursday, November 11, 2004

Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 11, 2004

James Prentiss Beall

Services for James Prentiss Beall of Wesson were 11 a.m. Monday,Nov. 1 at Zion Hill Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Community Funeral Services was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Beall, 77, died Oct. 30, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Copiah County on Nov. 6, 1926, to Luther Beall and Maggie DavisBeall.

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He was self-employed in road construction. He was a Navyveteran, where he was Seaman First Class. He was a member of theAmerican Legion Club. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, GeorgeBeall.

Survivors are his wife, Doris F. “Jackie” Beall; his daughtersand sons-in-law, Sandra and Steve Tressler of Montoursville, Pa.,and Susan and Don Nevels of Brookhaven; his son anddaughter-in-law, Ricky and Elaine Beall of Wesson; his sisters,Ruby Montgomery of Brookhaven, and Minnie Wooten of Wesson; hisbrothers, Dennis Beall and T.D. Beall, both of Wesson, Lee Beall ofHazlehurst and Jack Beall of Kosciusko; his grandchildren, AmandaEverett, Jennifer Fortenberry, Benjamin Beall, Erin Tressler andChad Tressler; his great-grandchildren, Wyatt Beall Everett, MillieFortenberry and Ally Everett; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the building fund at Zion Hill BaptistChurch in Wesson.

Maxine Sartin Biglane

Services for Maxine Sartin Biglane of Natchez are 1 p.m. Friday,Nov. 12 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in EasthavenCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Biglane, 78, died Nov. 9, 2004, at Natchez Regional MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on March 3, 1926, to RobertSartin and Jesse Boone Sartin.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, LavellFinland Biglane.

Survivors are her sons, Michael Lavell Biglane and his wife,Phil, of New Iberia, La., and Jesse Robert Biglane and his wife,Julie, of Natchez; her sister, Virgie Watts of Houston, Texas; andher brother, Junor Sartin of Texas; her grandchildren, TimothyLavell Biglane, Lashon Brown, Justin and Ashleigh Biglane; hergreat-grandchildren, Alex Biglane, Abigail and Faith Anne Brown andBrooklyn Juliana Timmons.

Pallbearers will be Timothy and Justin Biglane, John LynnDaquilla, Chuck Smith, Mike and Chad Smith and Ricky Johnston.

Karon Brister

Services for Karon Brister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HenryBrister of Brookhaven, are 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at VictoryBaptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Ms. Brister, died Nov. 10, 2004, at her residence.

Elaine Boyd Colson

Services for Elaine Boyd Colson of McComb are 2 p.m. Friday,Nov. 12 at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in McComb with burial inHollywood Cemetery. The Revs. Tracey Hipps and Ted Bowlin willofficiate.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Colson, 75, died Nov. 10, 2004, at Beacham MemorialHospital in Magnolia. She was born in Summerdale, Ala., on June 26,1929, to Clarence and Ruth McKenzie McKlemurry.

She worked in Pike County for many years as an LPN until herretirement at Beacham Memorial Hospital in 1995. She was organistfor Locust Street Baptist Church for many years and was a currentmember of South McComb Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband,Victor William Boyd; her second husband, Charles Colson; herbrother, Arthur Lloyd McKlemurry; and a daughter-in-law, BettyBoyd.

Survivors are her daughters, Margaret Jean Mora and her husband,Manuel, of Texas, Mary Ruth Murchie of McComb, and Carolyn SueMcKinley and her husband, Thomas Earl, of McComb; her sons, JohnWilliam “Billy” Boyd and his wife, Sheila, of McComb, and ThomasRay Boyd of Pearl; her sisters, Thelma Kehoe of Gautier, La., RuthNardella and her husband Gerald, of Palm Harbor, Fla., andClareatha Bankston of Franklinton, La.; her brother, Jerome CarlMcKlemurry and his wife, Doris, of Columbia; 11 grandchildren; and15 great-grandchildren.

Hugh E. Smith Sr.

Graveside services with full military honors for Hugh E. SmithSr. were 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6, at Fairmount Memorial Park in Spokane,Wash. Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home of Spokane was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Smith, 92, died Nov. 2, 2004, in Gulfport. He was born inBrookhaven on Nov. 13, 1911, to Wayne and Della (Whittington)Smith.

He served his country during World War II in England as a MasterSergeant with the Air Force. He retired after 20 years ofservice.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 54 years,Eleanor M. Smith; his brother, Troy Smith; and his sister, CleoSmith.

Survivors are his son, Hugh E. Smith Jr. and his wife, EleanorS. Smith; his sister, Etta M. Brewer of Brookhaven; threegrandchildren, Stephen and Bryan Smith and Kathleen Turner and herhusband, Richard Turner; and four great-grandchildren, Jason andAngela Smith and Sean and Lauren Turner.

Lois E. Szymanski

Lois E. Szymanski, 78, of McComb passed away at SouthwestMississippi Regional Medical Center, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, ofheart failure.

Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.Visitation will be this evening from 5 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7p.m. Visitation will continue Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. atLigouri Hall at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in McComb, with afuneral Mass following at 10 a.m. Burial will be in HolmesvilleCemetery with Fathers Bill Henry and Don Deriveaux officiating.

Born June 8, 1926 in Lincoln County, her parents were Lee Hughand Ola Freeman Forrest. Traveling from the Deep South to New York,she worked and modeled at the Tall Girl Shop in Buffalo. She was aretired inspector for the General Electric Corporation of New York.Returning to Mississippi from New York with her family in the mid1970’s, she worked at the DeVille dress shop in McComb, was an areaAmerican Greeting Card representative and a loved and wellremembered school bus driver for the North Pike School System.

Mrs. Lois was an active member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church,and a member of the church Cursillo Group. She was a Girl Scoutleader and top cookie seller for her daughter’s troop. As atalented and self-taught artist, she was a member of local artgroups and delighted in capturing the beauty and complexity ofnature draped in a sunset or autumn colors as well as thesimplicity of an old barn surrounded by dogwoods and magnolias, herfavorite flowers and trees. She greeted new and old friends alikewith her beautiful smile, a hug (not a handshake), and bits offriendly advice. She found great joy and laughter in the multitudeof “honorary” grandkids that she and her husband were blessed tocare for over recent years.

Tuesday evening she was welcomed home to Heaven by the Lord andthose who had traveled before her, parents Lee and Ola, along withJohn and Harriet, her brothers, L.H. Wilburt, as well as Henry andNick, her grandparents, family, friends and a host of angels.

She is survived by her husband and love of 53 years, Edward E.Szymanski of McComb; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Elizabeth(Liz) McDaniel and husband, Bobby, of McComb, and Eva MarieRandolph and husband, Stephen, of Tickfaw, La.

Also surviving are five brothers and their spouses, Curtis andRose Forrest of Brookhaven, Marvin and Dianne Forrest of McComb,Billy Joe, Robert Earl and Ellis Forrest, all of McComb; twosisters and their spouses, Estelle and Al Slivka of Potomac, Md.,and Levell and Percy Burrough of McComb; brothers-in-law andsisters-in-law, Robert (Bob) Szymanski of Cheektowaga, N.Y., AndyVeltri and Ceil Szymanski of Buffalo, N.Y., Jane and Paul Heilandof Marcy, N.Y. and FloraMae Forrest of McComb.

She is loved and missed by 49 nieces and nephews, and all herdear friends.

Pallbearers will be Danny Forrest, Ronnie Forrest, GlennBurrough, Jessie Cartwright, Joey Richard and Phil Price. HonoraryPallbearers will be Tom Slivka, Steve Burrough, Alvie Lee Forrestand Dennis Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. AlphonsusChurch Building Fund or St. Alphonsus School.

Mae Jewell Wilson

Services for Mae Jewell Wilson of Brookhaven were 11 a.m. today,Nov. 11 at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Wilson, 68, died Nov. 9, 2004, at Pine Crest Nursing Homein Hazlehurst. She was born in Lamar County on Aug. 12, 1936, toEsco Buchan and Vergie Gibson Buchan.

She was retired from Hartley Gove Thermometer Plant. She was amember of Friendship Baptist Church.

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

Survivors are her daughter, Sharla Lambert and her husband, Tim,of Brookhaven; her sisters, Elder Newby of Dothan, Ala., and WenaBourne of Virginia; her brothers Ander Buchan of Atlanta, Ga., andVander Buchan of Sumrall; and two grandchildren, Julianna and JamesTimothy Lambert.