Obituaries for Sunday, April 17, 2005

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 19, 2005

James Robert Douglas

Services for James Robert Douglas of Brookhaven are 1 p.m.,Monday, April 18, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 4-9 p.m., and Monday from 8 a.m. until1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mr. Douglas, 74, died April 14, 2005, at V.A. Hospital inJackson. He was born in Sontag on Aug. 28, 1930, to James RichardDouglas and Ollie Pearl Smith Douglas.

He was retired. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, wherehe was a longtime deacon. He was a graduate of Monticello HighSchool. He was a veteran of the Navy, with service in the KoreanConflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, DoraHamilton; and a brother, William E. Douglas.

Survivors are his wife, Alberta Moak Douglas; his sons anddaughters-in-law, Jerry and Justine Douglas of Rush, La., RobertEdward and Regina Douglas of Brookhaven, and Phillip Dwayne andTina Douglas of Wesson; his brother, Carroll Douglas of Brookhaven;six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Ervin Murrell Fleming

Services for the Rev. Ervin Murrell Fleming of Smithdale are 2p.m., Monday, April 18, at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb withburial in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Smithdale.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-8 p.m., and Monday from noon until 2p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Fleming, 71, died April 15, 2005, in Grand Prarie, Texas. Hewas born to Grady Obadiah Fleming and Stella Mae PalmerFleming.

He was a retired Baptist minister, having served numerouschurches, including West McComb Baptist Church and Fernwood BaptistChurch. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church inSmithdale.

Jimmy Burton Furlow

Services for Jimmy Burton Furlow of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Sunday, April 17, at First Baptist Church in Brookhaven with burialin Easthaven Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 2-3 p.m., at the church.

Mr. Furlow, 51, died April 14, 2005 in Brookhaven. He was bornin Wesson on Sept. 21, 1953, to Mary Lou and James BrownFurlow.

He was the departmental coordinator with the City of Brookhaven,where he worked for over 33 years. He also held positions such astraffic director, assistant water superintendent and captain of theBrookhaven Fire Department. He had attended Wesson Public Schools.He was an active member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Furlow was amember and director of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber ofCommerce, former president, vice president and board member of theBrookhaven Exchange Club, participant in the Competitive CommunityProgram, former board member of United Way of Lincoln County,former board member of Brookhaven Trust, 2004 grand marshal of theBrookhaven Christmas Parade, and volunteer for the Ole BrookFestival and Tour of Homes for many years. He was an active memberof the Red Neck Ridge Camp Club.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, BentonFurlow; a sister, Veryl Mercier; his father-in-law, W.E. “Doodle”Foster; and a brother-in-law, Keith Eugene Foster ofBrookhaven.

Survivors are his wife of 29 years, Sheila Kay Foster Furlow;his daughter, Kayla Keith Furlow; his son, Adam Burton Furlow; hissisters and brothers-in-law, Inez and Bugga Denise of Ocean Springsand Ann and Bill Grone of Brookhaven; his brothers andsisters-in-law, Ray and Francis Furlow of Jackson, and Stanley”Butch” and Caroline Furlow of Lafayette, La.; his mother-in-law,Tera Lee Foster of Brookhaven; his sister-in-law, Becky VaughnFurlow of Brookhaven; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruceand Brenda Foster of Brookhaven; a host of nieces and nephews; andmany special friends and family members.

Jimmy Furlow is well known as a selfless, giving individual whonever wanted acclaim or credit for what he did for others. He wasalways thinking of others first, on the job, in the community, andin all relationships. He was a very talented person who quietly putothers and their needs first. He could be seen helping elderlypeople, friends, and others who were acquaintances doing all kindsof things. Most of all, he was a loving and devoted husband andfather. He was loved by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Local BenevolenceFund in memory of Jimmy Furlow, or to a favorite charity.