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Obituaries for Thursday, May 26

Lee Edward Brown

Services for Lee Edward Brown, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, May 28 at Beulah Chapel M.B. Church with burial in NewHope Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary, with family hour Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Brown, 76, died May 24, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Brookhaven on Jan. 26, 1929, to the Rev.Huriah Brown Sr. and Irma Payton Brown.

He was a retired grocery store owner. The last store he ownedwas Brown Grocery Store on Brignal Road. He was a veteran of theArmy. He was a member of Beulah Chapel M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, HarvieLee Brown, Charlie A. Brown and Huriah Brown; and his sisters,Doretha Brown and Myrtis Brown.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Alice Brown, of Brookhaven; hisson, David Lee Brown, of Brookhaven; his daughter, Betty BrownTate, of Chicago, Ill.; his sisters, Hazel Kinney, of Jackson, andLaDett Brown Jett, and her husband, Willie, of Chicago; a specialaunt, Eloise Morgan and her husband, J.W., of Brookhaven; and onegrandson.

Elton Cothern

Services for Elton Cothern, of Jayess, were 10 a.m. today, May26 at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church at Carter’s Creek with burial inCothern Family Cemetery. Catchings Funeral Home in McComb, was incharge of arrangements.

Mr. Cothern, 78, died May 24, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Pike County onOct. 18, 1926, to Luther Cothern and Mamie Alexander Cothern.

He was a retired machine operator for Walthall County. He was anArmy veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans ofForeign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member ofBogue Chitto Baptist Church at Carter’s Creek.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, AudreyDunaway Cothern; and three brothers, Herman Cothern, Howard Cothernand Doyle Cothern.

Survivors are his two daughters, Patricia Alexander, of Felder’sCampground, and Carolyn Felder, of Jayess; two brothers, HewittCothern, of Jayess, and Charles Ray Cothern, of Jayess; threegrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces,nephews and other family and friends.

Geneva McCoy

Services for Geneva McCoy, of McComb, are 11 a.m. Saturday, May28 at Damascus M.B. Church with burial in Carver HeightsCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m. with family hourfrom 6-7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. McCoy, 82, died May 20, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln County on Nov. 5,1922, to Will Hunter Sr. and Mary Kelly Hunter.

She retired from Ed’s Cleaners after more than 30 years ofemployment. She was a member of Damascus M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her son, Fredrick Wayne McCoy; hersister, Beatrice Coleman; her granddaughter, Tracy Galloway; andher husband, Willie McCoy.

Survivors are her sons, Paul McCoy, of Bronx, N.Y., and JohnnyMcCoy and Mark McCoy, both of Brookhaven; her daughters, GloriaHarness and Deborah Gooden, both of McComb; her brother, WillHunter Jr., of Trenton, N.J.; 22 grandchildren; 21great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.