Obituaries for Sunday, August 28, 2005

Published 5:00 am Monday, August 29, 2005

Lou Annie Peavey

Services for Lou Annie Peavey, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 27 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inEasthaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Peavey, 92, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Beverly Health Care. Shewas born in Sicily Island, La., on Jan. 21, 1913, to Thomas WebbTarver and Julie Etta Posey Tarver.

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She worked for many years at Stahl Urban Company. She alsoworked as a nurse’s aide at King’s Daughters Hospital and SilverCross Nursing Home. She was a member of the Brookhaven Chapter ofthe Order of the Easter Star. She was a member of Brookway BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 61years, Freemon E. Peavey; her brothers, Claude, Joel Lee and HermanTarver; and her sisters, Amelia Tarver, Lela Jackson, La NellWatson, Clara Belle McFarland and Dorothy Cupit.

Survivors are her daughter, Peggie Jean and her husband, L.B.Griffin, of DeRidder, La.; her sons, Daniel “Danny” Webb Peavey andhis wife, Joy, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Billy Peavey and hiswife, Virginia, and James David Peavey and his wife Judy, all ofBrookhaven; her sister, Beatrice Stutson, of Sicily Island; twosisters-in-law, La Nelle Webley, of Shingle Springs, Calif., andBernice Smith, of Brookhaven; 12 grandchildren; 24great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces and nephews.

Helen Furlow Scruggs

Services for Helen Furlow Scruggs, of Pascagoula, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the First United Methodist Church inBrookhaven with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28,at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Visitation with thefamily will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Scruggs, 95, died Aug. 27, 2005, at her home. She was bornin Brookhaven, to Albert Brown Furlow and Ellen McClendonFurlow.

She attended Newcomb College, New Orleans, and graduated fromMillsap College. After college she taught school, and was thenselected to be a hostess on the “Panama Limited” passenger trainrunning between New Orleans and the Midwest. She retired in 1972from Litton Industries, where she was secretary to George Howell,then vice-president and general counsel. Scruggs was a member ofFirst United Methodist Church of Pascagoula, First Families ofMississippi, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughtersof the Confederacy, Kappa Delta Sorority and was an avid bridgeplayer.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brothers,William Lowry Furlow and Albert Brown Furlow, Jr.

Survivors are her son, Richard F. Scruggs and his wife Diane T.of Oxford; her grandchildren, Zach Scruggs and his wife Amy, ofOxford, and Claire Scruggs of Oxford, Ms.; her great-grandchildren,Jackson Furlow Scruggs, of Brookhaven, and Augusta Russel Scruggs,of Brookhaven; her sister-in-law, Mrs. William L. Furlow, ofBrookhaven; her nephews, William A. Furlow (Davilynn), of Natchez,Shaw Furlow, of Jackson, and Brown Furlow, of New York; and oneniece, Suellen Furlow, of Laurel, Ms.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to theMississippi School of the Arts, Helen Furlow Scruggs Youth Center,P.O. Box 229, Brookhaven, Ms, 39602-0229.