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Obituaries for Monday, September 13, 2005

Lois Gill Fuller

Services for Lois Gill Fuller, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. today,Sept. 11 at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jayess, withburial in Bethel Temple United Pentecostal Cemetery. BrookhavenFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Fuller, 89, died Sept. 10, 2005, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born on July 13, 1916, to James E. Gill andFrances Elizabeth Stewart Gill.

She was a Homemaker. She was a member of Calvary UnitedPentecostal Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, the Rev.Morris Fuller; her sons, the Rev. Billy Ted Fuller, and HarmonGrady Fuller; her grandchildren, Paul Fuller and Sandra Pendley;and her great-grandchildren, Hunter Williams and Jasey Calcote.

Survivors are her sons, Jack Fuller and Tommy Joe Fuller, bothof Brookhaven; her daughters, Bobbie Lee, Frances Williams, LouiseBarnett and Mary Helen Fuller, all of Brookhaven, and BessieMarbury, of McComb; her sisters, Eula Phelps and Evelyn Young, bothof Gulfport; 31 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren.

Berniece Jones

Services Berniece Jones, of Meadville, are 2 p.m. today, Sept.11 at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.The Rev. Tony Mullins will officiate services.

Visitation is today from 9 a.m. to noon at Franklin Funeral Homeand from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Jones, 81, died Sept. 10, 2005 at Franklin MemorialHospital in Meadville. She was born on Sept. 1, 1924, to OnlyJustice Coleman and Myrtle Clark Coleman.

She was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of HopewellBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brother, JoeColeman.

Survivors are her husband, Oliver C. Jones Jr., of Meadville;her son, Larry Jones and his wife, Pat Jones, of Meadville; hergrandsons, Ty Jones and his wife, Melanie Jones, of Starkville, andCory Jones and his wife, Marty, of Jackson; and hergreat-granddaughter, Hannah Katherine Jones.

Pallbearers are Ty Jones, Cory Jones, Walton Speed, MichaelColeman, Jimmy Woodcock, and Shane Coleman.

Leland ‘Tootsie’ Smith

Services for Leland “Tootsie” Smith, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, Sept. 12 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inFriendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mr. Smith, 80, died Sept. 9, 2005 at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Franklin County on Feb. 19, 1925, to J.Bunyan Smith and Lola (Smith) Smith. He was reared by Issiah Loftonand Lucretia Lofton.

He was a retiree of International Paper Co. and served in theNavy between 1942 and 1946 aboard the U.S. Crater “Crater Raider”during World War II. He was a Mason with the Brookhaven Lodge. Hewas a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, BarneySmith and Homer Smith; and his sister, Adilee Montgomery.

Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Helen P. Crane Smith, ofBrookhaven; his daughter, Abbie Gail Dunaway and her husband,Bailey Dunaway, of Brookhaven; his brother, Clyde Smith and hiswife, A. Dee, of Hemphill, Texas; his brother-in-law, W. A. Craneand his wife, Ruby, of Brookhaven; his grandsons, Danny Dunaway andhis wife, Ginnie, of Brookhaven, and Kevin Dunaway, of Brookhaven;her granddaughter, Melissa Gardner and her husband, Whitney, ofFort Polk, La.; and her great-grandchildren, Elizabeth BaileyDunaway, Briana Dunaway, Sara Harper Dunaway, Savanna Dunaway,Madeline Dunaway, Isabelle Dunaway, Grason Dunaway, and GretaGardner.

Ford Summers

Services for Ford Summers, of Jayess, were 11 a.m. Saturday,Sept. 10 at Magee’s Creek Baptist Church in Tylertown with burialin Magee’s Creek Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Summers, 70, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Southwest MississippiMedical Center in McComb. He was born on June 24, 1935, to KieSummers and Ira Jordan Summers.

He was a retired oil field worker and served in the NationalGuard. He was a member of Magee’s Creek Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter, RhondaRogers; his brother, Miles Summers; and his sisters, Mildred Howelland Willie Mae Case.

Survivors are his daughters, Sally Smith, of Bogue Chitto, andJulie Hart, of Summit; his brothers Jimmy Summers, of Ruth, andJohnny Summers, of Pricedale; his sisters, Marie Summers, ofBrookhaven, and Susie Reid, of Jayess; six grandchildren; and 10great-grandchildren.

Eddie Dean Watts

Services for Eddie Dean Watts, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 10 at Friendship Baptist Church with burial inchurch cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Watts, 51, died Sept. 8, 2005, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Brookhaven onJune 24, 1954, to S. W. Watts and Ava Smith Watts.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his brother, Danny Watts and his wife, Beverly, ofBrookhaven; and a host of nieces and nephews.