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Obituaries for Sunday, May 8, 2005

Shelby Brewer

Services for Shelby Brewer of Tickfaw, La., are 1 p.m., Monday,May 9, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New SightCemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Brewer, 81, died May 7, 2005, at his residence. He was bornin Marion County on Oct. 13, 1923, to Homer Tyson Brewer and DellaAttaway Brewer.

He was a retired truck driver.

Preceding him in death were his parents; four sisters and threebrothers.

Survivors are his wife, Ida Crawford Brewer of Tickfaw; hisdaughter, Deloris Brewer Roussel of Ponchatoula, La.; his sons,James Brewer of Farmerville, La., and William Brewer of Marrero,La.; his sister, Helen Wittal of Brandon; and his brother, RalphBrewer of Brandon; eight grandchildren and 14great-grandchildren.

Paul E. Hales

Services for Paul E. Hales of Utica were 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May7, 2005, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inBeauregard Cemetery.

Mr. Hales, 85, died May 5, 2005, at Central Mississippi MedicalCenter. He was born in Wesson on Oct. 16, 1919, to Paul E. Halesand Annie Hales.

He was a house painter and construction worker. He was a memberof Beauregard Methodist Church. He was a Marine.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters and threebrothers.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Lexie Hales of Utica; hissons, Kenneth Hales, Rodger Hales, and Mark Hales, all of Utica,Glenn Hales of Jackson, Phillip Hales of Tupelo, and Lester Halesof Gadsden, Ala.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Isom Swann Ward

Services for Isom Swann Ward of Monticello are 3 p.m. Sunday,May 8, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in ArmCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Ward, 87, died May 6, 2005, in Monticello. He was born inArm on Sept. 25, 1917, to Sebron “Sebe” Ward and Emily WardWard.

He was a retired farmer and a jack of all trades. He was a highschool graduate. He was a member of Arm Baptist Church in Arm,Miss.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, DamieMarie Ward Harvey and Sabie Sadie Ward Davis; two brothers, CephusBruce Ward and Tarvey Vinton Ward; and a grandson, Ramondo ClayBuffington.

Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Ollie Mae Dyer Ward; twodaughters, Alma Ilene Buffington of Hattiesburg and Angela WardGarrett of Monticello; one son, Cecil Swann Ward of Monticello;three brothers, Thomas “Tom” Conn Ward and Zolon Chapman Ward, bothof Silver Creek, and Toxie Hall “Cotton” Ward of Monticello; ninegrandchildren, Ramona Neal, DeeDee Barnes, Tony Buffington, ChrisBuffington, Stanley Buffington, Bridgette Buffington, RyaneGarrett, Rhianna Garrett and Yvette Speights; ninegreat-grandchildren, Jarod Neal, Laden Neal, Dillan Barnes, DawsonBarnes, Chris Buffington Jr., Chrisanna Buffington, RebeccaBuffington, Warren Buffington, Emerald Buffington, Whitney Lambertand Morgan Speights; and many other relatives and friends.