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Obituaries for Friday, January 7, 2005

Jewell Bullock Brinson

Services for Jewell Bullock Brinson of Lone Star were 11:30 a.m.today, Jan. 7 at Saulters-Moore Funeral Service Chapel in Prentisswith burial in Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery.

Mrs. Brinson, 63, died Jan. 5, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Bassfield on May 15, 1941.

Survivors are her husband, A.W. Brinson, of Lone Star; herdaughter, Gia McPhail and her husband, Timmy, of Lone Star; herson, Greg Brinson and his wife, Connie, of Brookhaven; her mother,Hazel B. McCraw and her stepfather, Will McCraw, of Bassfield; hersister, Karen Weldy of Hattiesburg; her brothers, Buddy Bullock, ofBassfield, and Rickey Bullock, of Nashville, Tenn.; fourgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Lela Mary Derryberry

Services for Lela Mary Derryberry of Brookhaven are 2 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 9 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Easthaven Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Derryberry, 99, died Jan. 6, 2005, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Hardeman County, Tenn., on June 27,1905, to Thomas Chapman and Ida Sinclair Chapman.

She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Easthaven BaptistChurch. She was known as “Bubba” to her grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JohnDerryberry; her sisters, Nannie Derryberry, Virgie Spain, RubyWhorton and Lucille Branch; and a brother, Earnest Chapman.

Survivors are her daughters, Joyce McGowen and her husband,Bobby, of Brookhaven, Jean Smith and her husband, Hester, ofSummit, and Libby Holden and her husband, Glen, of San Antonio,Texas; her son, John Derryberry and his wife, Margaret, of Brandon;her brother, James Chapman of Indianapolis, Ind.; 13 grandchildren;and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike McGowen, Keith McGowen,Tim McGowen, Joshua Watts, Brian Smith, Chip Holden, Kevin Lewisand Randall Lewis.

Memorials may be made to the Easthaven Baptist Church SanctuaryFund.

George Robert Eldridge Jr.

Services for George Robert Eldridge Jr. of Monticello are 1 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 8 at Community Funeral Services with burial inHolmesville Cemetery in McComb.

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

Mr. Eldridge, 58, died Jan. 4, 2005, at Meridian HeartfeltHospice. He was born in Meridian on Dec. 7, 1946, to George R.Eldridge and Clairece Jarvis Eldridge.

He was a lineman for MDR Powerline Construction in Columbia. Hewas a member of of the Baptist faith. Mr. Eldridge was also amember of the National Guard.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Lisa Eldridge of McComb; his daughter,Rebekah E. Eldridge of Meridian; Gunnery Sgt. David G. Eldridge, ofParis Island, S.C., Kyle Aaron Eldridge of Monticello, Matthew S.Eldridge, of Bay Springs, and stepson, Cory G. Beadles ofMonticello; his two grandchildren, Cole G. Eldridge and Hana E.Eldridge.

Easter L. Hudnall

Services for Easter L. Hudnall of Brookhaven were 10 a.m. today,Jan. 7 at Holly Springs Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Community Funeral Services was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Hudnall, 93, died Jan. 5, 2005, at Beverly Health Care. Shewas born in Tennessee on April 16, 1911, to James C. Chandler andMamie King.

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

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Raliegh M.Hudnall; one son; three brothers; and one sister.

Survivors are her daughters, Dorothy M. Knight, of Brookhaven,and Betty L. Tiffee, of Winnsboro; her sons, James R. Hudnall, ofBrookhaven, and Billy E. Hudnall, of Pearl; her bother, Robert E.Chandler, of Laurel; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;and one great-great-grandchild.