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Obituaries for Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Joel Gainey Case

Services for Joel Gainey Case, of Smithdale, are 10 a.m.Thursday, Sept. 15 at Riverwood Family Funeral Home Chapel withburial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Case, 48, died Sept. 13, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born on Oct. 15, 1956, toBilly Joe Case and Frances Faye Russell Case.

He worked in the oil field and for Denham Springs State Police.He was a member of Ramah Baptist Church. He served in theMarines.

Preceding him in death were his father, Billy Joe Case; hisaunt, Pat Redd; his grandparents, Versie and Dora Mae Allen andMattie Lee Case.

Survivors are his mother, Frances Faye Russell Case; hisgrandfather, Versie Case, of Smithdale; his sister, Billie Ashleyand her husband Toby, of Smithdale; his nephew, Garrett Ashley; anda special childhood friend, Melissa Johnston Lofton.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 2618, Attention: Cmdr. JoeGibson, 917 Highway 51 N.E., Brookhaven MS 39601

Woodrow Hanshew

Services for Woodrow Hanshew, of Sontag, are 11 a.m. Thursday,Sept. 15 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in Nola ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is today from 4 to 10 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Hanshew, 85, died Sept. 12, 2005, at Monticello CommunityCare Center. He was born in Arkansas on Jan. 20, 1920, to HenryHanshew and Maude Moore Hanshew.

He was a welder’s helper. He was a member of Nola BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Nonerle Hanshew, of Sontag; hisdaughters, Shirlene Stephens, of Silver Creek, Jan Smith, of Grady,Ala., and Trish Davis, of Monticello; and his son, Jackie Hanshew,of Sontag; his sister, Violet Evans, of Missouri; his brothers,Cecil Hanshew, of Florida, and Arthur Hanshew, of California; 11grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mary Louise ‘Red’ Jones

Services for Mary Louise “Red” Jones, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Friday, Sept. 16 at St. Mark M.B. Church with burial in CarverHeights Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Jones, 85, died Sept. 11, 2005, at Riverland Medical Centerin Ferriday, La. She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, to Walter NathanielMotley and Gertude Billups Motley.

She was a retired teacher. She was a member of St. Mark M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, Walter”Bud” Motley Jr. and Malcolm Motley; and her sisters, Josie Knightand Freda Motley.

Survivors are her husband, Louis Jones Sr., of Natchez; her son,Louis “Butch” Jones Jr., of Jackson; her daughter, Cassandra”Shawn” Wells, of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and sixgreat-grandchildren.

Thad Martin Jr.

Graveside services for Thad Martin Jr., of Fernwood, are 10:30a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Martin Family Cemetery on Gibson Road inFernwood. Catchings Funeral Home in McComb is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Martin, 51, died Sept. 10, 2005, in McComb. He was born inMcComb on June 26, 1954, to Lamar Martin Sr. and Nella MixonMartin, of Fernwood.

He was an assistant physical therapist and a respiratorytherapist having worked at Parklane Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Hewas a member of the Christian faith.

Survivors are his mother; one sister, Amanda Rushing, of McComb;one niece; two nephews; six great-nieces and nephews and numerouscousins.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Ezell Simpson

Graveside services for Ezell Simpson, of Biloxi, are 4 p.m.today, Sept. 14 at Little Rock Church Cemetery in Wesson. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Simpson, 77, died Sept. 2, 2005, at Biloxi Regional MedicalCenter. He was born on Jan. 28, 1928, to Nancy Spencer.

He was disabled. He was a member of Little Rock M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death was his mother.

Survivors are his many cousins.

Frederick Thomas ‘Pete’ Stroud

Services for Frederick Thomas “Pete” Stroud, of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Damascus Baptist Church in FranklinCounty with burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

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

Mr. Stroud, 88, died Sept. 13, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Franklin Countyon Nov. 13, 1916, to Andrew Butler Stroud and Lela Hall Stroud.

He was a mechanic. He was a member of Damascus BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 71 years, Callie Wilson Stroud, ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Patty Smith and Shelby Jean Waldon, bothof Brookhaven; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mattie Rea Terrell

Services for Mattie Rea Terrell, of Natchez, are 1 p.m. Friday,Sept. 16 at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel in Natchez withburial in the McCall Creek Church of God Cemetery in FranklinCounty.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Terrell, 85, died Sept. 13, 2005, at Natchez CommunityHospital. She was born in Franklin County on Feb. 14, 1920, to Nickand Mattie Strait Smith.

She attended McNeely Road Church of God and was a member of theAuburn Garden Club.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, MonellSmith, Eunalee Smith and Lottie Smith; five brothers, Lofton Smith,Percy Smith, Odie Smith, Cecil Smith, Herman Smith; and herhusband, Roy Terrell.

Survivors are her sister, Mavis Bruner, of Allen, Texas; herbrother, Flavius H. Smith, of Natchez; and a number of nieces andnephews.

Dutha R. Wallace

Services for Dutha R. Wallace, of Monticello, are 2 p.m. today,Sept. 14 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello with burial in DivideCemetery in Jayess.

Mrs. Wallace, 63, died Sept. 12, 2005, at Lawrence CountyNursing Center in Monticello. She was born on July 4, 1942, toReginald Rayborn and Modena O’Quinn Rayborn.

She was a registered nurse. She was a member of MonticelloMethodist Protestant Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister; and onebrother.

Survivors are her husband, Ladon Wallace, of Monticello; herdaughter, Donna Gray, of Madison; her son, Kevin Wallace, ofJayess; and five grandchildren.