Obituaries for Thursday, February 10, 2005

Published 6:00 am Thursday, February 10, 2005

Mary Lee Burns

Services for Mary Lee Burns, of Smithdale, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 12 at Smithdale Church of God of Christ with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 8 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary. Family hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Mrs. Burns, 72, died Feb. 7, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Amite County on July 20, 1932, to William Washington andEthel McGhee Washington.

She was retired and a member of Smithdale Church of God InChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; 10 children; agrandson, William J. Patterson; and 21 siblings.

Survivors are her devoted daughter, Ida Swearington Strowder andgrandson, Ellis Ralpheal Anderson, of Smithdale, and daughter,Sharon B. Jackson, of Brookhaven; her three sons, James Washington,of New Orleans, La., L.T. Burns, and his wife, Louise, of NewOrleans, and John Burns and his wife, Gloria, of Smithdale; fivestepchildren; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; threegrandchildren she reared, Shalarie Marie Burns, of Brookhaven,Cynthia Marie Bingham, of New Orleans, and Loretta Patterson, ofNew Orleans; a devoted grandson, Roy Lee Patterson, of Greenburg,La.; three brothers, Rayfield Washington, of Smithdale, WilliamJames Washington, of Chicago, Ill., and Jewell Washington, ofAnniston, Ala.

Cecille D. Herring

Services for Cecille D. Herring, of Meadville, are 2 p.m. today,Feb. 10 at Harrigill Funeral Home with burial in Wright’sCemetery.

Mrs. Herring, 85, died Feb. 9, 2005, at Meadville ConvalescentHome. She was born in Kola, Miss., in Covington County, on June 9,1919, to Guy D. Dickerson and Juanita Todd Dickerson.

She was retired from the housekeeping department at King’sDaughters Medical Center. She was a member of the Meadville UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JosephBurch Herring II; one daughter, Janice Baird; one brother, Guy H.Dickerson; and two sisters, Margie Williams and Mildred Motley.

Survivors are her daughter, Charlotte Jones, of McCall Creek;her brother, Ralph Dickerson, of Ellisville; her sister, DorisSnipes, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; three grandchildren; and threegreat-grandchildren.

Hilary Richardson

Services for Hilary Richardson, of Chicago, Ill., formerly ofBogue Chitto, are 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Springfield M.B.Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Richardson, 93, died Feb. 3, 2005, in Chicago. He was bornin Lincoln County on Oct. 7, 1911, to Perry Richardson and JanieMullins Richardson.

He was a retired construction worker.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Irma SuttonRichardson; his daughter, Glynell Long; his stepdaughter, DorisSutton; four grandchildren, Robyn, Robert Jeanette and WoodsonHilary; and five brothers, Perry Richardson Jr., Fred Richardson,Thad Richardson, Norl Richardson, and Marzell Richardson.

Survivors are his two daughters, Irma Sheard and her husband,James, and Debra Richardson, all of Chicago; two sons, PaulRichardson and his wife, May, and Hilary Richardson Jr., all ofChicago; three sisters, Arlene Richardson and Annie Bell Wilson,both of Chicago, and Bernice Eddington, of Springfield, Mass.; twobrothers, Warren Richardson, and his wife, Maude, of Chicago, andDan Richardson, of Bogue Chitto; 22 grandchildren; 56great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; twosisters-in-law, Earline Scott and Eloise Bracey and her husband,Leroy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives andfriends.