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Obituaries for Thursday, September 1, 2005

Versana Edwards

Services for Versana Edwards, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Friday, Sept. 2 at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Bogue Chitto with burialin the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 1 to 5 p.m. at R.E. Tyler FuneralHome.

Mrs. Edwards, 94, died Aug. 29, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn on May 28, 1911, to Pete Williams and Cassie Williams.

She was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church where she served as amember of the Usher Board.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, AlbertEdwards; her sisters, Beulah Jones, Eunice McGee and EularWilliams.

Survivors are her son, Willie A. Edwards, of Chicago, Ill.; herdaughters Mae Wesley, of Bogue Chitto, and Verline Porche, of LosAngeles, Calif.

Hunter Brooks Reste

Services for Hunter Brooks Rester, of Brookhaven, were 3:30p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in chargeof arrangements.

Mr. Rester, 15, died Aug. 27, 2005, from injuries sustained in acar accident on New Sight Road in Lincoln County. He was born inBrookhaven on Feb. 28, 1990, to Daryl D. Rester and Suzanne AllenRester.

He was a sophomore at Brookhaven High School. He played soccer,golf and football. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sailing. He wasa member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was a memberof Macedonia Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his grandfather, Austin WellsRester; and his great-grandparents, Walter D. and Elma Allen,Albert and Anna Mae Williams and Cletus Wilson.

Survivors are his mother, Suzanne Allen Rester, of Brookhaven;his father, Daryl D. Rester, of Madison; his brother, William CaseyRester, of Brookhaven; his grandparents, Clinton and Peggy Allen,of Brookhaven, and Harvey and Linda Wilson, of Brookhaven; agreat-great-grandmother, Bernie Wilson, of Bude; his aunts, DebraWilson and Paula “Toni” Gordon; his uncle, Brad Allen and his wife,Felicia.

Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital inmemory of Hunter Rester.

James Michael Nunnery

Services for James Michael Nunnery, of Smithdale, were 10 a.m.today, Sept. 1 at Tangipahoa Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge ofarrangements. Dr. David Millican will officiate services.

Mr. Nunnery, 49, died Aug. 28, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. He was born in McComb on Sept. 16, 1955,to George Wayne and Betty J. Robinson Nunnery.

He was a service technician with Cap-Weld. He was a member ofTangipahoa Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his father; his first wife, VickiNunnery; and his grandparents.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Shannon R. Nunnery, ofSmithdale; his sons, Jamie Colburn Nunnery, Lane Miller and ColtonAugustus Nunnery, all of Smithdale; his brothers, John WayneNunnery, of Brookhaven, and Jeffery Grant Nunnery and George RandalNunnery, both of Smithdale; one niece, Lacy Nicole Thompson and onegreat-nephew, Austin Drake Thompson.

Pallbearers were James Cato, Jeffery Nunnery, Ralph Wicker,Jimmy Robinson, Garland Burris, Douglas Robinson, Harry Wells andLarry Chisolm.

William Elvin ‘Butch’ Wallace

Services for William Elvin “Butch” Wallace, of Brookhaven, were11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Community Funeral Services withburial in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Mr. Wallace, 46, died Aug. 28, 2005, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born on July 1, 1959.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Ona Mae and AlfredMcGuffie, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Whittington and Mr. and Mrs. E.E.Wallace.

Survivors are his mother, Mary Agnes McGuffie; his stepfather,Don McGuffie; his brother, Scott Wallace, of Lafayette, La., RickyMcGuffie, of New Iberia, La; his two stepsisters, Sheri Johnson andDonna Johnson, both of Longview, Texas.