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Obituaries for Sunday, July 24, 2005

Rufus Lee Humphrey

Services for Rufus Lee Humphrey, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Sunday, July 24, at Greater Galilee A.M.E. Church on JacksonLiberty Road with burial in Ebenezer A.M.E. Church cemetery.

Mr. Humphrey, 87, died July 19, 2005, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on April 24, 1918, to JohnPriscilla Culver Humphrey.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three wives, MaeFrances Gibson Humphrey, Margaret Paxton Humphrey and Ada BeardHumphrey; two brothers, Solomon Humphrey and Luther Humphrey; andone sister, Sallie Robinson.

Survivors are his two daughters, Mary Ruth Hospkins and HelenLofton; two sons, Ladell Henderson and Michael Tyler; one uncle,Willie Humphrey; one sister-in-law, Cloratee Humphrey; 13grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.

W. Whitlock Griffin Sr.

Services for W. Whitlock Griffin Sr., of Roxie, are incomplete.Ms Mortuary in Pearl is in charge of arrangements.

Griffin, 52, died July 23, 2005, of injuries sustained in avehicle accident in Roxie. He was born in Franklin County on Jan.22, 1953, to Claude Alton Griffin and Christine Marie MountGriffin.

He was a truck driver for Hornday Transportation. His religiousbackground was non-denominational. He was killed on his 28thwedding anniversary.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth J.D. Griffin; his mother; hisson, Willie W. Griffin Jr.; his daughter, Sara O. Griffin; foursisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Jim Smith, Jan and TonySmith, Tonie and Stanley Murray, Dink and Louis Smith; and otherbrother, Claude Griffin Jr. Memorials may be made to the FranklinHigh School Beta Club.

Idelia Bardwell King

Services for Idelia Bardwell King, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.,Sunday, July 24, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello.

Mrs. King, 85, died July 22, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Ruth on April 5, 1920, to Benjamin Bardwell and EvalineBrown.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Monticello UnitedPentecostal Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, DeweyHomer “Nub” King; a daughter, Mary Kathrine Hall; six brothers; andfour sisters.

Survivors are her son, Homer King, of Brookhaven; her daughters,Joann Hawkins, of Brookhaven, Donis K. Foster, of Oakvale, andYvonne Coon, of Monticello; 10 grandchildren; 21great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Mona A. Douglas McGrew Segers

Services for Mona A. Douglas McGrew Segers, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m., Sunday, July 24, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mrs. Segers, 78, died July 22, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn on May 9, 1927, to Robert Clinton Douglas and Teressa HartDouglas.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ. Mrs. Mona was aloving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, ZebMcGrew; her second husband, Versie Segers; and a brother, AustinDouglas.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Zeb W. and LynetteMcGrew, of Brookhaven; her daughter and son-in-law, Diane Earls andJames Herring, of Brookhaven; her step-children, Jane Catalano,Bill Segers, Roy Segers, and Sarah Bilous; her sisters, Pat Wooleyof Brookhaven, and Elaine Jackson of Terry; her grandchildren andtheir spouses, Clint and Traci Earls, Clay and Kelly Earls, VickyApplewhite, Celeste and Chad Cade, and Travis McGrew; herstep-grandchildren, Emily, Connie, Bill, Darla, Phillip, Lidia, Royand Andrew; and her great-grandchildren, Larkin, Maverick, Jared,Colby, Caitlin and Caleb.

Memorials may be made to Berean Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1009,Brookhaven, MS 39602, or Hospice Ministries, Inc.