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Obituaries for Thursday, May 12, 2005

Curtis Tillman Bishop

Services for Curtis Tillman Bishop, of Gillsburg, are 11 a.m.Friday, May 13 at Gillsburg Baptist Church with burial in GillsburgMemorial Gardens. The Rev. Charles Kirkfield, the Rev. Robbie Brittand the Rev. Byron Wilkinson will officiate. Vocalist will beCurtis Brewer.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at Hartman Funeral Home ofMcComb and Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Bishop, 68, died May 10, 2005, in Woodville. He was born inMcComb on Oct. 22, 1936, to the Rev. Byron Tillman and LouisaSullivan Bishop.

He was the former superintendent of education in Amite Countyfor eight years. He was a graduate of Meadville High School andMississippi College, where he received a bachelor’s degree andmaster of education degree. He was an educator for 40 years. Heserved as a teacher and coach in Biloxi and Clinton, La.; teacherand principal in Pine Gove, La.; and assistant superintendent ofeducation in St. Helena Parish, La.

Mr. Bishop was a member of Gillsburg Baptist Church, where heserved as Sunday school director and teacher and was a longtimemember of the choir. In recent years, he had served the church asminister of music.

Mr. Bishop served on the Amite County School Board for 12 yearsand the Southwest Mississippi Community College Board of Trusteesfor 24 years. He was a member of Mississippi ProfessionalEducators, the Mississippi Association of School Superintendentsand the Mississippi Association of School Administrators.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Barbara Ann Blount Bishop; a brother andsister-in-law, the Rev. B.T. Bishop Jr. and Betty, of Meadville;two sisters, Tommie Lou Bishop Wilkinson and Mary Katherine BishopBrewer, both of McComb; a daughter, Terri Lynn Bishop Aucoin andher husband, Sam, of Carencro, La.; a son, James Steven Bishop andhis wife, Melanie Hammill Bishop, of Summit; and fivegrandchildren, Sammy Aucoin, Jean-Paul Aucoin, Anna Aucoin andMichael Aucoin, all of Carencro, and Katherine Bishop, ofSummit.

Pallbearers will be Tillmon Bishop, Gene Alex Bishop, LukeBrewer, Ray Wilkinson, Larry Powell, Sam Aucoin and ReeceWilkinson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Anderson, Miller Hammill,Clyde Aucoin, Stuart Hemphill, Walter Carpenter, Rickie Williams,Lauren Lanier, Vernon Lee Carter, Jimmy Dale Newman, Ronnie Travis,Dalton Williams Jr., Princeton Wilson and Durwood Gordon.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalin Memphis, Tenn.

Bonnie Lee Nations Dyess

Services for Bonnie Lee Nations Dyess, of Carson, are 2 p.m.today, May 12 at Greens Creek Baptist Church in Carson with burialin the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Dyess, 84, died May 10, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Lawrence County on Feb. 8, 1921, to Andrew Andy Nations andMirandie King Nations.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Greens Creek BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Arthur LeeDyess; two sons; one sister; and three brothers.

Survivors are her daughters, Doris Daughdrill, of Silver Creek,Joyce Faye Miller, of Sumerall, and Pamela Stephens, of Bassfield;her sons, Horace Gerald Dyess, Glen Allen Dyess, Willie Ray Dyess,Billie Lee Dyess and Aubrey Dyess, all of Carson; 13 grandchildren;and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ruth Mooney McDonald

Services for Ruth Mooney McDonald, of Collins, are 2 p.m.Friday, May 13 at Billy King-Colonial Chapel Funeral Home inCollins with burial in McDonald Chapel Cemetery in Collins. TheRev. George Felton will officiate.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. McDonald, 91, died May 11, 2005, at Covington CountyHospital in Collins. She was born in Covington County on Sept. 13,1913, to Richard Earl Mooney and Mary Lofton Mooney.

She retired after 25 years as a nurse at Covington CountyHospital. She was a member of McDonald Presbyterian Church inCollins.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LavonMcDonald; her sons, Jerry McDonald, Kenneth McDonald, and JoeMcDonald; and a grandson, Joey Chris McDonald.

Survivors are her daughter-in-law, Louise McDonald, ofBrookhaven; her three sisters, Nancy McDonald and Shirley Sanford,both of Collins, and Irene Race, of Cattaraugus, N.Y.; hergrandson, Sam McDonald and his wife, LeAnne, of Clinton; threegreat-grandchildren, Amber Elizabeth McDonald, Molly Grace McDonaldand Sarah Rose McDonald, all of Clinton; and a special friend andcaretaker, Patsy Kirkley.

Pallbearers will be Sammy McRaney, Tommy McDonald, Don McDonald,Austin Bynum, Dr. Tom McDonald and Kenneth McRaney.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Mooney, Paul McDonald, BillySanford, Pete Higginbotham and Ray McDonald.

Lora Ann Wilson McIntyre

Services for Lora Ann Wilson McIntyre, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, May 13 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Gum Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 2p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. McIntyre, 37, died May 10, 2005, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.She was born in Jackson on July 5, 1967, to Larry Joe Wilson, ofFranklin County, and Shirley Ann Smith Mitchell, of BogueChitto.

She was a store clerk.

Survivors are her parents; her husband, David McIntyre, ofBrookhaven; her daughter, Lauren McIntyre, of Brookhaven; her sons,David Joe “D.J.” Malone, of Bogue Chitto, and Alex McIntyre, ofBrookhaven; her sisters, Vicky Jarreau, of Byram, and Amy Kyzar, ofBrookhaven; her brothers, Joey Wilson, of Brookhaven, and JasonWilson, of Molton, Ala.; her grandmother, Ludie Mae Wilson, ofBrookhaven; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Michael Wayne Tarver

Services for Michael Wayne Tarver, of Meridian, are 2 p.m.today, May 12 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in UnionChurch Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Mr. Tarver, 30, died May 10, 2005, at Jeff Anderson MedicalCenter in Meridian. He was born in Morgan City, La., on Oct. 21,1974, to Willie Tarver and Janette Thorpe Tarver, of Meridian.

He was a former employee of Peavey Electronics in Meridian,where he designed and built guitars. He was of the Baptist faith.He loved wood working, reading and working with computers.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Denver Fuller.

Survivors are his parents; his brother, John Richard Tarver, ofMeridian; his grandparents, John W. Thorpe, of Natchez, Sallie M.Thorpe, of Brookhaven and Ida Fuller, of McComb; and a host ofaunts, uncles and cousins.