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Obituaries for Sunday July 17, 2005

John Lannie Allred

Services for John Lannie Allred, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.,Monday, July 18 at Adams United Methodist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. The Revs. Charles Brister and Hugh Holder-Cummingswill officiate the services.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at Hartman Funeral Home.

Mr. Allred, 84, died July 16, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onJan. 21, 1921, to Tom and Georgia Allred.

He was self-employed. He was a member of Adams United MethodistChurch and the John A. Quitman Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 58 years,Ethel Lee Johnston Allred; his son-in-law, Ricky Vestal; and fourbrothers, Pearlie, Troy, LeRoy and Cliff Allred.

Survivors are his son and daughter-in-law, Danny Ray and JoyceAllred, of Bogue Chitto; his daughter, Linda Kaye Vestal, ofNatchez; three brothers, Rayford Allred, of Natchez, KennethAllred, of Bogue Chitto, and Larry Allred, of Summit; his sisters,Irene O’Brien, of McComb, Margarete Berry, of Bogue Chitto, andMary Scott, of Liberty; his grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law,Dana and Wesley Howard, Dawn and Lionel Rymer, and Monica and EddieBeach; and his great-grandchildren, Daniel and Kelli Howard, Jamie,Cristin and Stratton Rymer, and Drue, Danae and Darby Beach.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Allred, Tim Allred, Brad Fauver,Butch Case, Greg Maxwell, Tom Maxwell, Stan Long and BlakeFenn.

Jean Moffitt Raiford

Services for Jean Moffitt Raiford, of Ruth, are 10 a.m., Monday,July 18 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in ShadyGrove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Raiford, 67, died July 15, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. She was born in New Orleans on Nov. 27,1937, to Charles B. Moffitt and Susie Williams Moffitt.

She retired from Life of Georgia of Metairie, La. She was amember of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a sister, Alder W.Alford.

Survivors are her husband of 37 years, James E. Raiford, ofRuth; her daughter and son-in-law, Melinda Raiford and RobertBlaise, of Pensacola, Fla.; her brother and sister-in-law, James W.and Rose Moffitt, of River Ridge, La.; her sister andbrother-in-law, Shirley M. and William Hannen, of Ruth; and hergrandchildren, Bobby, Kaylie and Chelsea Blaise.

Betty Shoemake

Services for Betty Shoemake, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.,Tuesday, July 19 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inJayess Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Shoemake, 61, died July 16, 2005, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital. She was born on April 9, 1944, to Ford EarlAlexander and Clarice Alexander.

She was a graduate of Kosciusko High School. She went tocosmetology school. She moved to Jackson, where she worked as abeautician at the Candle Stick Beauty Circle. She lived inMonticello for the past 25 years, and was a homemaker. She was amember of Jayess Baptist Church.

Mrs. Shoemake was a former president of the Lawrence County HighSchool Booster Club. She also ran the Pee Wee Football League inLawrence County for many years. Mrs. Shoemake was known for herinvolvement with the children in the Little League program and forthe times she fed many of the children after the ball games. Shewas a second mom to many.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and an infantdaughter.

Survivors are her husband, John Shoemake; her sons, John LynnShoemake Jr., of Fort Brag, N.C.; Alexander Lewis Shoemake, ofMonticello; her brother, Jimmy Alexander, of Jayess; her sister,Dianne Bourne, of Oakvale; her nieces, Gretchen, Kemily, Danny, Deeand Dody; and her nephews, Gregg, Eric and Jacob.