Henry Allen Bracey

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2005

Services for Henry Allen Bracey, of Brookhaven, formerly ofBogue Chitto, are 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at New Zion Union M.B.Church with burial in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary. Family hour will be Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Bracey, 86, died May 16, 2005, at Haven Hall Nursing Home.He was born in Bogue Chitto on March 6, 1919, to Henry Bracey andLula Stovall Bracey.

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He was a retired self-employed truck farmer and pulpwood haulerand logger. At one time, he had worked in Canton at the C.C. Camp.He was a member of New Zion Union M.B. Church where he served as amember of the Trustee Ministry, president of the Deacon Ministryand president and one of the founders of the Zion Travelers. He wasalso a Master Mason of the King Tyre Lodge No. 80.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, AllineBracey; his sons, Henry Bracey Jr., James Earl Bracey and RobertCharles Bracey; his daughter, Edith Marie Bracey; his brothers,Percy Bracey and Eugene Bracey; and his sisters, Essie DeanRobinson and Lena Mae Henry.

Survivors are his four daughters, Shirley Ann Thompson, ofJackson, Bettie Jean Sidney, of Bogue Chitto, Cora Lavon Edwardsand her husband, the Rev. Eugene Edwards, of Brookhaven, and IvoryMae Bracey, of Bogue Chitto; his three sons, Harry Lee Bracey Sr.and his wife, Georgianna, Larry Joe Bracey and his wife, Judy, andAlfred Curtis Bracey, all of Bogue Chitto; his two brothers,Matthew Bracey and Leroy Bracey and his wife, Evangelist EloiseBracey, all of Bogue Chitto; and his sister, Lula Mae Dillon, ofBogue Chitto; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a hostof other relatives and friends.