Obituaries for Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Charles Joseph Bowers

Graveside services for Charles Joseph Bowers, of Port Sulphur,La., are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service.

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Mr. Bowers, 69, died of heart failure Sept. 3, 2005, in BogueChitto. He was born on March 10, 1936, to Ruben Sidney Bowers andBlanche Frisch Bowers.

He was retired from Exxon. He was Catholic.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, SarahBush Bowers.

Survivors are his daughters, Rachel Bowers Small, of PortSulphur, and Lori Ann Bowers, of Bogue Chitto; his sons, CharlesBrady Bowers, Joseph Todd Bowers and Stephens Travis Bowers, all ofPort Sulphur; his sisters, Ruby Galloway, of Empire, La., andEmelda Chevlier, of Port Sulphur; a special friend, Elaine LeJeune,of Port Sulphur; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

John Brothern

Services for John Brothern, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Thursday,Sept. 8 at Center Street Church of Christ with burial in Rose HillM.B. Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from noon until 5 p.m. at R.E. Tyler FuneralHome.

Mr. Brothern, 71, died Sept. 4, 2005, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. He was born on June 14, 1934, to Willard Benson and MaryBrothern.

He was a retired logger. He was a member of Center Street Churchof Christ.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, John D.Brothern; and a daughter, Gloria Smith.

He is survived by two grandchildren.

Donna Jo Johnson Eickenloff

Services for Donna Jo Johnson Eickenloff, of Jayess, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 8 at Harmony Baptist Church in Lincoln County withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mrs. Eickenloff, 63, died Sept. 5, 2005, at her daughter’s home.She was born in North Little Rock, Ark., on March 1, 1942, toWilliam Bruce Johnson and Ruth Sue Daniel Johnson.

She worked for 25 years at Sears and was employed with King’sDaughters Medical Center as an executive assistant in maintenance.She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her father.

Survivors are her mother, Ruth Sue Daniel Johnson, of SugarLand, Texas; her husband, the Rev. Larry Eickenloff, of Jayess; herdaughter, Tonya Rene Blackwell, of Meadville; Curtis CraigEickenloff, of Darmstadt, Germany; her sisters, Betty Sue Tinney,of Sugar Land, and Glenda Gayle Blackwell, of Montgomery, Texas;her brother, William T. Johnson, of Lake Livingston, Texas, andThomas Johnson, of Houston, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Ione S. Hall

Services for Ione S. Hall, of Vicksburg, were 2 p.m. Tuesday,Sept. 6 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg with burial inCedar Hill Cemetery. Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Hall, 91, died Sept. 4, 2005, at her home in Vicksburg. Shewas born in Gulfport on Oct. 17, 1913, to James E. and Teresa HechtSwetman.

She grew up in Biloxi and was a graduate of Biloxi High School.She attended Louisiana State University Nursing School at theCharity Hospital in New Orleans, where she finished with a degreeas a nurse anesthetist.

She married Dr. Donald Street Hall Sr. while at Charity Hospitalin New Orleans. She practiced nurse anesthesiology in New York Cityat Johns Hopkins Medical Center during Dr. Hall’s medical training.They returned to Vicksburg for a short while until World War II.After the war they returned to Vicksburg. She was a charter memberof the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary. She was active in her gardenclub and many local charities.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Dr.Donald Street Hall Sr.

Survivors are her sons, Dr. Donald S. Hall Jr., of Vicksburg,and Dr. James Hall, of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, Katherine AnnHall, Valerie Hall, Madeleine Hall and Sam Hall; and numerousnieces, nephews and other relatives.

Jimmy Hammond

Services for Jimmy Hammond, of Monticello, are 2 p.m. today,Sept. 7 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inTilton United Methodist Church Cemetery in Monticello.

Mr. Hammond, 67, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born on Feb. 13, 1938, toJohnnie Dudley Hammond and Lanelle Robbins Hammond.

He was a retired oil field worker for Arthusia Oil Co. He was amember of the National Guard and the Monticello Baptist Church. Hewas also a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen’sAssociation.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Hammond, of Monticello; hisdaughter, Amy Williams, of Independence, and Cindy Stone, ofAlexanderia, Va.; his sons, Donald Trent Hammond, of Oxford, andThomas Keyes, of Crystal Springs; his sisters, Jeanette Williams,of Bogue Chitto, and Barbara Roark, of Jackson; and ninegrandchildren.

Altha Lena Reeves Holmes

Services for Altha Lena Reeves Holmes, of Bildora Extended Carein Tylertown, were Sunday, Sept. 4 at Harrigill Funeral Home inBrookhaven with burial in Fortenberry Cemetery in Tylertown.Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Holmes, 92, died Sept. 2, 2005, in Jackson. She was born inTylertown on Aug. 11, 1913, to Cicero and Narcissus Reeves.

She was a retired garment plant worker and a member of SouthwayBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HiltonHolmes Sr.; four sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors are her sons, Jerry Holmes, and his wife, Bonnie, ofBrookhaven, and Hilton Holmes Jr. and his wife, Jerene, of Petal;her daughters, Betty Davis and her husband, Johnny, of Brookhaven,Judy Davis and her husband, Jay, of Tylertown, and Wanda Smithieand her husband, Jimmy, of Ocean Springs; her sister, DorothySurratt, of Jackson, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 20great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many niecesand nephews.

Fred Morris Jernigan

A memorial service for Fred Morris Jernigan, of CountrybrookLiving Center, Brookhaven, formerly of Laurel, are 10 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 8 at Bethesda Methodist Church in Crystal Springs.Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jernigan, 98, died Aug. 31, 2005, at Countrybrook LivingCenter, where he had lived since 1991.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Ella; two daughters, MaryBernice Taylor and Minnie Louise Taylor; his sisters, Allie Oakmanand Ola Johnson, of Crystal Springs; his brothers, Jewel Jernigan,of New Orleans, and Marvin Jernigan, of Bessemer, Ala.

Survivors are his sister, Rosa Boykin, of Crystal Springs; 13nieces; 12 nephews; and his cousins. He is also survived bynumerous great nieces and nephews and their children.

Cowan Bourne Langston

Services for Cowan Bourne Langston, of Columbia, were 10 a.m.Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello with burialin Society Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Langston, 79, died Aug. 28, 2005, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. He was born on July 5, 1926, to JessieJoseph Langston and Eula Mae Bourne Langston.

He was a a retired mail carrier and supervisor for the U.S.Mail. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member ofNorthside Baptist Church in Clinton.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother, Joe C.Langston.

Survivors are his wife, Kathryn Langston, of Columbia; his sons,Tommy Langston, of Clinton, and Randy Langston, of Pensacola, Fla.;his sister, Parnell Hathorn, of Monticello; his brothers, GlenLangston, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Charles Langston, of Thibodaux,La.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Conely Peavey

Services for Conely Peavey, of Jayess, were 4 p.m. Wednesday,Aug. 31 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inDivide Cemetery.

Mr. Peavey, 72, died Aug. 28, 2005, at Southwest MississippiMedical Center in McComb. He was born on Sept. 16, 1932, to WalterPeavey and Luna Bell Lambert Peavey.

He retired as an E7 from the Navy. He was a member of MonticelloBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters; onebrother; three children; and one grandchild.

Survivors are his wife, Olene Peavey, of Jayess; his daughter,Brenda Adcock, of Jayess; his sons, Kevin Peavey, of Jayess, andWayne Peavey, of Sontag; his sister, Wauline Langford, of Slidell,La.; his brother, Willie Earl Peavey, of Metairie, La.; and ninegrandchildren.

Horace Speights Jr.

Services for Horace Speights Jr., of Oakvale, are 4 p.m. today,Sept. 7 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello with burial in OakvaleBaptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Speights, 79, died Sept. 5, 2005, at the Mississippi StateVeteran’s Nursing Home in Jackson. He was born on April 6, 1926, toHorace Levi Speights Sr. and Bessie Allen Speights.

He was a retired carpenter for Sheppard Builders in Jackson. Heserved in the Army during World War II. He was a member of OakvaleBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Janice AnnSpeights Davis; a sister, Sarah Speights Hill; and agreat-grandchild, Macy Lynn Mason.

Survivors are his wife, Ilyss Daniels Speights, of Oakvale; hisdaughter, Wanda Kaye Daley, of Monticello; his sons, RickySpeights, of Hattiesburg, and James Carroll Speights, of Prentiss;11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

George Harold Stokes

Services for George Harold Stokes, of Gretna, La., are 1 p.m.Friday, Sept. 9 at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb with burial inWoodlawn Cemetery in Summit. The Rev. Dean Derr will officiateservices.

Visitation begins Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Stokes, 85, died Sept. 2, 2005, at St. Anne Hospital inRaceland, La. He was born in Bogalusa, La., on June 7, 1920, toGeorge C. Stokes and Edna May Wooley Stokes.

He was an engineer for more than 40 years for the SouthernPacific Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II where he servedin the Army. He was a member of Central Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, HelenStokes; and one brother, Ray Stokes.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Young Stokes, of Gretna; his son,Terry C. Stokes Sr. and his wife, Mary Unser Stokes; threegrandchildren, Theresa Stokes, Julie Stokes and Terry C. StokesJr.; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Katie Stokes and LaurenWheeler Stokes.

Pallbearers will be Terry Stokes Jr., Jimmy Derr, Mike Lofton,Rudy Pope, Kevin Crosby and J.C. Soniat.