Obituaries for Friday, March 4, 2005

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 4, 2005

Darla Ann Berard

Services for Darla Ann Berard, of Silver Creek, were 2 p.m.Thursday, March 3, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Cliburn Cemetery in Silver Creek.

Mrs. Berard, 30, died Feb. 27, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Monticello on March 1, 1974.

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She was a homemaker. She was a member of Shalom BaptistChurch.

Survivors are her father, Kenneth Bullock Sr.; her mother andstepfather, Betty Barnett King and Shelton King; her husband,Daniel Berard, of Silver Creek; her stepdaughter, Lacey Berard, ofLafayette, La.; her son, Dillon James Berard, of Silver Creek; herstepsons, Lyle Berard, of Silver Creek and Logan Berard, ofLowerville, La.; her sister, Dana Dickerson, of New Hebron; and herbrother, Kenny Bullock, of New Hebron.

Maybelle Beeson Diamond

Services for Maybelle Beeson Diamond, of Brookhaven, are noonSaturday, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial in EasthavenCemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-10 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Diamond, 93, died March 2, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare. Shewas born in Lincoln County on April 22, 1911, to Julous J. Beesonand Annie Hemphill Beeson.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JackDiamond Sr.; one son, James C. Diamond; and one brother, HughBeeson.

Survivors are her sons, Clayton Diamond, of New Orleans and JackDiamond Jr., of Brookhaven; her granddaughters she raised, CarmenD. Falgout, of New Orleans, and Dianne Bunny, of Collins; sevengrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Margaret Eitel Gilliam

Graveside services for Margaret Eitel Gilliam, of Covington,La., are 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Rosehill Cemetery. HarrigillFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Gilliam, 88, died Dec. 17, 2004, at Christwood RetirementCenter in Covington. She was born in Lincoln County on Feb. 26,1916, to Eugene Lewellyn Gilliam and Josephine Eitel Gilliam.

Miss Gilliam was a graduate of Brookhaven High School andWhitworth College. She was a legal secretary for Barnett Law Firmwhich later joined Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond andMintz Law Firm, where she worked from Nov. 1950 to April 20, 1996.She served in the Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1945. Shewas Episcopalian.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, John HiramGilliam; and her sister-in-law, Mary Ernestine West Gilliam.

Memorials may be made to Children’s Hospital at 200 Henry ClayAvenue, New Orleans, La.

Margueritte Dickerson Nelson

Services for Margueritte Dickerson Nelson, of McComb, are 11a.m. Saturday, March 5 at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 the funeral home.

Mrs. Nelson, 87, died March 2, 2005, at Camellia Estates. Shewas born in Pike County on Nov. 5, 1917, to T.P. Dickerson and EllaJohnston Dickerson.

She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Willard L.Nelson; and one son, Lt. Charles Leslie Nelson.

Survivors are her sons, Art Nelson, of McComb, and Ken Nelson,of Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Tom Dickerson, of Arlington,Texas, and Harold Dickerson, of McComb; one sister, Dorothy Jones,of McComb; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Wynona Fay Fortson Norman

Memorial services for Wynona Fay Fortson Norman, ofPrairieville, La., are 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at PrairievilleKingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Rabenhorst Funeral Home inBaton Rouge is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Norman, 82, died March 2, 2005, at her residence.

She served faithfully for over 50 years as one of Jehovah’sWitnesses. She was known throughout the community as a zealousteacher of God’s word.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Herbert and EstelleFortson; her husband of over 62 years, John Norman Jr.; and herbrother, Melvin Fortson.

Survivors are her four daughters, Lyndall Nichols, BarbaraJahan, Jacquelyn Evans and Jane Bueche; two sons, John Norman IIIand James Norman Sr.; one sister, Martha Bienvenu; four brothers,Herbert Fortson, Arthur Fortson, Richard Fortson and CharlesFortson; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Hannon Odom

Memorial services for Dorothy Hannon Odom, of Bradenton, Fla.,were 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Toale Brothers BradentonChapel.

Mrs. Odom, 67, died Feb. 18, 2005, in Bradenton. She was born inBrookhaven on April 3, 1937, to Dr. Harry Paul Hannon and ChristineHannon.

Mrs. Odom lived for many years in Lexington, Ky., and moved toBradenton in 1989. She owned and successfully operated OdomMortgages in Bradenton.

Preceding her in death were her son, Steve Odom; and herbrother, Harry Hannon.

Survivors are her daughters, Linda Heath, of Tampa Fla., andSara Brandland, of Fairfax, Va.; her son, Mike Odom, of OceanSprings; a sister, Sarah Hannon; a brother, Robert Hannon; andthree grandchildren.

Amelia M. Rappold

Services for Amelia M. Rappold, of Hazlehurst, were 11, March 4 at Sylvarena Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst wasin charge of arrangements.

Miss Rappold, 85, died March 1, 2005, at Pine Crest Guest Homein Hazlehurst.

Miss Rappold was a native of New Orleans. She was a graduate ofMississippi College in Clinton. She worked for the Southern BaptistHome Mission Board (Rachael Simms Mission) in New Orleans. She wasa reading instructor at Ames Elementary School in Jefferson Parishfor about 20 years then she retired and moved to Wesson to livewith her sister. She taught Sunday School for many years in NewOrleans and in Wesson during her retirement. She was a member ofSylvarena Baptist Church.

Survivors are her sister, Mary Landress, of Wesson; and manynieces and nephews.