Obituaries for Friday, November 19, 2004

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 19, 2004

Josephine ‘Ms. Joe’ Day

Services for Josephine “Ms. Joe” Day of Jayess are 10 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 20 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Jayess Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Day, 82, died Nov. 18, 2004, at her residence. She was bornin Lincoln County on Jan. 4, 1922, to Will James Rutland andFlorence Boyd Rutland.

She was a homemaker and former owner of Day’s Grocery in Jayess.She was a member of Jayess Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; threesisters, Hilda Renky, Annie Mae Thompson and Zelda Greer; and fourbrothers, Woodie Rutland, Will Roy Rutland, Hubert Rutland and GailRutland.

Survivors are her daughters, Millie Day Beard and Wanda Day,both of Jayess; her sons, Randy Day and Gene Day, both of Jayess;her brother, Jack H. Rutland Sr. of Brookhaven; threegrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Willie C. Douglas

Graveside services for Willie C. Douglas of Shreveport are 3:30p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at Rosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Harrigill FuneralHome.

Mr. Douglas, 93, died Nov. 18, 2004, at Willis Knighton MedicalCenter in Bossier City, La. He was born in Picayune on Sept. 30,1911, to C.C. Douglas and Alma Wright Douglas.

He was a retired from the Shreveport Garment Factory where heworked as cutting room superintendent. He was a graduate of CopiahLincoln Community College, a veteran of the Army and he served inWorld War II. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, where heserved as a retired deacon.

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

Survivors are his wife, Dixie Lanelle Burns Douglas ofShreveport; his daughter, Peggy Lane Douglas Powell of BossierCity, La.; his son, Carey Regie Douglas, of San Antonio, Texas; hissister, Christine Douglas Hubbs of Baton Rouge, La.; fourgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Donis Louise Ratcliff

Services for Donis Louise Ratcliff of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 18 at Brookhaven Branch of the Church of JesusChrist of Latter Day Saints with burial in the Red Star WardCemetery of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home andThursday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Ratcliff, 81, died Nov. 15, 2004, at Countrybook LivingCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 26, 1922, to JeffersonWiley Moak and Rosa Belle McFadden Moak.

She was a homemaker and former dietitian at West Lincoln School.She was a longtime member of the Brookhaven Branch of the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she was a member of theRelief Society. Over the years, she shared her love and nurturingspirit in her work as a dietitian and also as a foster mother andfriend to over 34 foster children. A loving wife, mother andgrandmother, Mrs. Ratcliff will be truly missed by her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Versie U. Ratcliff of Brookhaven; herdaughters, Betty Thompson and Robin Diffrient Thompson, both ofBrookhaven; her sons, John (Jimmy) Ratcliff of Raleigh, N.C.,Gregory Ratcliff of Brookhaven and Russell Rushing of Pennsylvania;13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Countrybook LivingCenter and Horizon Hospice for their loving care of Mrs.Ratcliff.

Memorials may be made to Horizon Hospice, 220 S. Jackson St.,Brookhaven MS 39601.