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Obituaries for Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Irene Collins

Services for Irene Collins, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Friday,Jan. 28 at St. Mark M.B. Church with burial in Oak Grove ChurchCemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 7 p.m. with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Collins, 62, died Jan. 21, 2005, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Meridian on Dec. 19,1942, to Cliff McNickles and Fannie McNickles.

She was a graduate of McCullough High School in Monticello. Shewas a homemaker and a member of St. Mark M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LincolnCollins Sr.; two brothers, Cliff McNickles and Marvin McNickles;and three sisters, Bertha Brown, Mary Ida Pickett and Mackie L.Jordan.

Survivors are her sons, the Rev. Lincoln Collins Jr. and hiswife, Yolanda Collins, and Robert Collins, all of Brookhaven; heradopted children, Rodger Brown and his wife, Michelle Brown, MarvinBrown and his wife, Rosetta Brown, all of Brookhaven, Carl Brownand his wife, Joyce Brown, of Slidell, Eli Brown and his wife,Wanda Brown, of New Orleans, La., Mary Brown, Denise Moore and herhusband, Samuel, and Edna Allen and her husband, Ike, all ofBrookhaven; her sister Pearl Green and her husband, the Rev,.Johnny Green, of Brookhaven; her brother, John McNickles, ofWorcester, Mass.; 19 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews andother relatives.

Johnnie Williams ‘J.W.’ Cupit

Graveside services for Johnnie Williams “J.W.” Cupit, of Jacksonwere 10 a.m. today, Jan. 26 at Union Church Cemetery in UnionChurch. Harrigill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cupit, 89, died Jan. 25, 2005, at Whispering Pines inJackson. He was born in Jefferson County on July 27, 1915, to BertCupit and Ester Ferguson Cupit.

He was retired from Southwest Mississippi EPA.

Except for a year in Utah with the C.C.C.’s and World War II,Mr. Cupit was a lifelong resident of Union Church. During World WarII, he served with the 2nd Armored Division throughout Europe. Hebegan his Christian life at Piedmont Baptist Church before joiningUnion Baptist Church in 1945, where he served faithfully in variousleadership positions.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Hazel KurtsCupit of Covington, Tenn.; eight brothers, Mack Cupit, Bert Cupit,Willard Cupit, Marshall Cupit, Elmer Cupit, Jolly Cupit, HomerCupit, and R.A. “Sonny Boy” Cupit; and one sister, AnnieMartha.

Survivors are his daughter, Sylvia Cupit Rutherford and herhusband, Jimmy, of Union Church; his son, Larry Williams Cupit, andhis wife, Lynn, of Union Church; his sisters, Zelda Wallace, ofBrookhaven, and Polly Kirby, of Ridgeland; four grandchildren,Jonathan Rutherford, Cassie Kennedy, and Eric and Allen Cupit; sixgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family asks that memorials may be made to the BaptistChildren’s Village in Jackson.

The Rev. Aubrey Cortez Everett

Services for the Rev. Aubrey Cortez Everett, of Magee, are 11a.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church in Magee with burialin Magee City Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel FuneralHome in Magee.

The Rev. Everett, 80, died Jan. 25, 2005, at Hospice Ministriesin Ridgeland. He was born in Simpson County on April 7, 1924, toAubrey P. Everett and Mattie Sellers Everett.

He was a longtime residence of Simpson County. He was a veteranof the Navy and served in World War II from 1942 until August1946.

The Rev. Everett was a pastor and teacher. He was best known byhis family and friends as a faithful servant of God. He prayed andpreached the gospel with uncompromising zeal. He was a member ofAntioch Methodist Protestant Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Avanelle Dykes Everett; hisdaughters, Anna Gaynell Fuller and Tama Joy Schaub, both of Magee,and Lacey H. Rowe, of Brandon; his sons, Aubrey D. Everett, ofBrookhaven, Van Darrell Everett, of Kernersville, N.C., and TedDwin Everett, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; his sister, Audrey E. Dabbs,of Terry; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Mary Edna Martin

Services for Mary Edna Martin, of Pascagoula, are 11 a.m.Thursday, Jan. 27 at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoulawith burial in Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.

Visitation is one hour before services.

Mrs. Martin, 87, died Jan. 23, 2005, in Pascagoula. She was bornin Brookhaven on Oct. 3, 1917, to Elon and Carrie Britt.

She had been a resident of Pascagoula since 1944. She was amember of First Baptist Church in Pascagoula and was formerly veryactive in the Sunday school department as a bookkeeper.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, MarcusBritt.

Survivors are her husband of 60 years, Odene Martin, ofPascagoula; her son Reagan Martin, of Pascagoula; one brother,Alcus Britt, of San Diego, Calif.; her sister, Ola Adams, ofBrookhaven; two nieces; and four nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Pascagoula or afavorite charity.