Obituaries for Friday, April1, 2005

Published 6:00 am Friday, April 1, 2005

Robert W. Hawkins

Services for Robert W. Hawkins, of Meadville, are 2 p.m.Saturday, April 2 at Bude Church of God with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until1:30 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Home.

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Mr. Hawkins, 56, died March 31, 2005, at Natchez CommunityHospital. He was born on April 19, 1948, to John Hollis Hawkins andEarline Ewell Hawkins.

He was a building contractor. He was a member of the Bude Churchof God.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth Holland Hawkins, of Meadville;his daughters, Amy May and Cheri Hawkins, both of Meadville; hisbrothers, Roy Hawkins, of Meadville, and John Hawkins, ofBrookhaven; and two grandsons.

Owen Marion Smith

Services for Owen Marion Smith, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Saturday,April 2 at Rocky Hill Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, from 9-11 the church.

Mr. Smith, 72, died March 30, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Copiah County on Sept. 18, 1932, to MarionSmith and Cora Channel Smith.

He was a retired self-employed farmer.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Mattie M. Smith; his daughters, RuthCalcote and Carol Fortenberry, both of Brookhaven, and RebeccaSmith, of Deltona, Fla.; his son, Marion Quitman Smith, of Wesson;his sisters, Minnie Clark, Mary Shelton and Mattie Sue King, all ofHazlehurst; his brothers, Leon Smith, Ernest Smith and ReginaldSmith, all of Hazlehurst, Willie Fred Smith, of Wesson, and RussellSmith, of Crystal Springs; eight grandchildren; and fourgreat-grandchildren.

Waldon A. ‘Whit’ Whittington

Services for Waldon A. “Whit” Whittington, of McComb, a formerresident of Baton Rouge, are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at CatchingsFuneral Home in McComb with burial in Hollywood Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 p.m. atthe funeral home.

Mr. Whittington, 81, died March 31, 2005, at his residence. Hewas born in McComb on March 17, 1924, to Walter Whittington andBessie Newman Whittington.

He was a retired executive with Wilson Steel Company in BatonRouge with 35 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World WarII. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and was amember of the First Baptist Church in McComb.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Lofton Whittington, of McComb;one son, David Whittington, of Gillsburg; two daughters, BettyWhittington of Montgomery, Texas, and Debbie Whittington Sampson,of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Earl Whittington, of McComb;eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Horizon Hospice, 140 North 5th St.,McComb MS 39648.