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Obituaries for Sunday, March 20, 2005

Willie B. Craig

Services for Willie B. Craig, of San Diego, Calif., were 11 a.m.Thursday, March 10 at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary in San Diego withburial in Mt. Hope Cemetery in San Diego.

Mr. Craig, 77, died March 5, 2005, in San Diego. He was born inBrookhaven on March 27, 1927, to Bettie and McKinley Craig.

He retired after 30 years employment as a mechanic with KeesMotor Company. Mr. Craig sang for numerous years with the “MightyBright Stars,” a gospel group in Brookhaven. The group performedfor radio shows and toured many cities delivering God’s messagethrough their ministry in music.

In 1967, Mr. Craig moved his family to Joliet, Ill., where heworked in construction for eight years, retiring again in 1980. Helater moved to San Diego, where he had been a resident atUniversity Care Center since June 2002.

Survivors are his wife, Alice L. Craig; ten children, HazelChambers, Barbara Porter, Johanna Newton, Willie B. Craig Jr.,Calvin Craig, Bessie Brown, Jessie Craig, Sandra Goodwin, CharlesCraig and Vickie Furnace; two brothers, Moses Craig and Henry LeeCraig; six sisters, Vera Mae Craig, Annie Mae Montgomery, Ida MaeCraig, Estella Maxwell, Clementine Titus and Mandy Craig; and anumber of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, brother-in-laws,other relatives and friends.

Elbert Benard Kyzar

Services for Elbert Benard Kyzar, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m.Monday, March 21 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial atRiverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Kyzar, 67, died March 18, 2005, at Silver Cross Home. He wasborn in Lawrence County on Jan. 16, 1938, to Louis L. Kyzar andLessie Hoff Kyzar.

He was a retired teacher with the Brookhaven Public Schools. Hewas a member of the First Apostolic United Pentecostal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother,Frankie Joe Kyzar.

Survivors are his wife, Myra Joan Kyzar, of Bogue Chitto; fivesons, David L. Kyzar, Keith Kyzar, Dewayne Kyzar, Michael Kyzar andJoseph Kyzar, all of Bogue Chitto; one daughter, Charlotte Pearson,of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Agnes Calcote, of Sontag; onesister-in-law, Barbara Kyzar, of Humble, Texas; 21 grandchildren;and seven great-grandchildren.

Eula B. Williamson

Services for Eula B. Williamson, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m.today, March 20 at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inTopisaw Cemetery.

Mrs. Williamson, 90, died March 17, 2005, at her residence. Shewas born in Walthall County on Nov. 12, 1914, to Ernest Mixon andEva Herrington Mixon.

She retired from employment as a seamstress for Stahl Urban. Shewas a member of Topisaw Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HermanRichard Williamson; one son, Herman Kenneth Williamson; and threesisters, Lessie M. Weir, Hazel Brumfield and Eva PearlTownsend.

Survivors are her daughter, Merle “Peg” Smith, of Bogue Chitto;her sons, Winfred Ellzey Williamson and Wayne Alston Williamson,both of Ruth; her sisters, Lois Estelle Durio, of Lafayette, La.,and Nell M. Martin, of Fernwood; her brother, Lloyd Mixon, ofMcComb; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.