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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 29, 2005

John William Foster

Memorial services for John William Foster, of McCall Creek, are1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at Eddiceton Baptist Church. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Foster, 86, died March 28, 2005, at his residence. He wasborn in Bude on Jan. 8, 1919, to John E. Foster and Pearl E. ArtmanFoster.

He was retired from shipbuilding at Ingles Shipyard. He servedin the Navy from 1940 until 1948.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Alice AmySampson Foster.

Survivors are his sisters, Ruby E. Todd, Calmetta Myers, JuanitaBarletta, Detress Wilson, Betty Gean Touchstone and Judith L.Hamilton; his brother, James Foster; and a host of nieces andnephews.

Marie Louise Hoffmann

Services for Marie Louise Hoffmann, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, March 30 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church withburial in the Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. atBrookhaven Funeral Home.

Miss Hoffmann, 94, died March 27, 2005, at Haven Hall NursingHome. She was born in New Orleans on Oct. 2, 1910, to AndrewJackson Hoffman and Anjelica Staffler Hoffman.

She retired as director of social work at the University ofMississippi Medical Center. She was a member of St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her nephews, Andrew J. Hudson, of Cantonmet, Fla.,and Chauncey W. Hudson Jr., of Pensacola, Fla.; her cousins, Maryand John Guarnieri, of Metairie, La.; and numerous other nieces andnephews.

George Lester Mullins

Services for George Lester Mullins, of Clinton, were 2 p.m.Saturday, March 26 at First Baptist Church in Clinton with burialin Lakewood Memorial Park in Clinton. Wright and Ferguson FuneralHome in Clinton was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mullins, 81, died March 24, 2005. He was born in Natchez onDec. 9, 1923, to John W. Mullins and Carrie Godbold Mullins.

He was a retired insurance agent and former owner of RapidDelivery in Jackson. He was a longtime resident of Clinton where hewas a member of First Baptist Church. He was a deacon of the churchfor many years and was an active member of the Spell-McPhail Sundayschool class, Joy Makers’ Senior Adult Choir and Forever Younggroup.

Mr. Mullins and his wife Jane were also members of the MetroRambling Sams Travel Club. They enjoyed traveling throughout theUnited States as well as abroad. He was an avid gardener and had anappreciation for the great and beautiful wonders of the world.

He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, proudfather, cherished grandfather and great-grandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, MaydelThibodeax Mullins; his brothers, J.W. Mullins and A.W. “Moon”Mullins; and a sister, Ida Pearl Mullins.

Survivors are his wife of eight years, Jane Rochester Mullins;his son, Bob Mullins and his wife, Deborah, of Raymond; hisgranddaughter, Amy Till and her husband, Brice; hisgreat-grandchildren, Harrison and Adlyn Till, of Pelahatchie; hisstepchildren, Judy Rochester Fain and her husband, Ricky, ofRaymond, Genie Rochester Fast and her husband, Douglas, of Dallas,Oreg., Buford Rochester and his wife, Pamela, of Meridian; sevenstepgrandchildren; a sister, Wilma Probasco, of Brookhaven; hissisters-in-law, Elizabeth Mullins and Peggy Mullins; and severalnieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Clinton.

Annie S. Smith

Services for Annie S. Smith, of Baton Rouge, were noon Friday,March 18 at Welsh Funeral Home in Baton Rouge with burial inResthaven Gardens of Memory.

Mrs. Smith, 82, died March 16, 2005, at Our Lady of the LakeRegional Medical Center. She was a native of Brookhaven.

She was a homemaker and loving mother, wife, sister and friendto all who knew her. She was a member of the Order of the EasternStar Fairfields Chapter 211 for 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Smith Sr.;her father, George W. Smith; her mother, Lavada E. Buff; twobrothers, Aubrey and G.W. Smith; and a sister, Pauline Rollins.

Survivors are her daughter, Sandra Gail “Sandy”; her son,Woodrow W. “Woody” Smith; two sisters, Sybil Smith and MaxineCalcote, all of Baton Rouge; one grandchild; and twogreat-grandchildren.