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Obituaries for Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Recie Ford Thames

Services for Recie Ford Thames, of Jayess, are 11 a.m. Thursday,Feb. 10 at New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Thames, 80, died Feb. 8, 2005, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in LawrenceCounty on April 11, 1924, to Recie F. Thames and Ida LambertThames.

He was a retired farmer and boilermaker. He was a veteran of theArmy with service in World War II. Mr. Thames was a 32 degreeMason. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where he servedas a deacon.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, JereThames; and one sister, Ruth Nelson.

Survivors are his wife, Thelma Thames; his sons, Tony Thames andJeff Thames, both of Monticello; his brother, Paul Thames, ofMonticello; and five grandchildren.

Paul E. Umbdenstock Jr.

Services for Paul E. Umbdenstock Jr., of Petal, are 1:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 10 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hattiesburg withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at MooreFuneral Home in Hattiesburg.

Mr. Umbdenstock, 65, died Feb. 8, 2005, at Forrest GeneralHospital in Hattiesburg. He was born in New Orleans, La., to PaulE. Umbdenstock Sr. and Dorothy Mary Schoedor Umbdenstock.

He retired in 1997 after 32 years as the owner of ProgressiveDistributing Company. He was a member and elder of St. John LuthernChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 42 years, Lynn Umbdenstock, of Petal;his three daughters, Sheila Szymanski and Tammy Mendoza, both ofHuntsville, Ala., and Lisa Walters, of Petal; his brother, EdwardJ. Umbdenstock, of New Orleans; six grandchildren; and twogreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, theAmerican Cancer Society, the Diabetes Foundation or St. JohnLutheran Church.

Marjorie Walker Yates

Services for Marjorie Walker Yates, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Thursday, Feb. 10 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRiverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Yates, 80, died Feb. 7, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in York, Ala., on March 23, 1924, to HowardWalker and Maude McDonald Walker.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Dr. Jewell Breeland. She was amember of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Scott Yates;and her two sisters, Kathleen Walker and Geneva Lamont.

Survivors are her husband, Earl Yates, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Pat Bowton, of Brookhaven; her son, Rusty Yates, ofBrookhaven; her brother, H.O. Walker, of Abilene, Texas; twogranddaughters, Sheri Thibodeaux and Sandy Barker, both ofBrookhaven; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation.