Obituaries for Thursday, November 10, 2005

Published 6:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2005

Dorothy Mikel Collins

Services for Dorothy Mikel Collins, of Fort Wayne, Ind.,formerly of Monticello, are 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Christ Templein Fort Wayne. Carmichael Funeral Home in Fort Wayne is in chargeof arrangements.

Mrs. Collins, 72, died Nov. 7, 2005, at Parkview MemorialMedical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on June 30, 1933.

Preceding her in death were her husband, George Collins Jr.

Survivors are her sons, Roosevelt Collins, George Collins,Stanley Collins and Donald Mikel; her daughter, Valerie Shelton;her brothers, Oscar Mikel, Paul Mikel and Otis Mikel; and hersisters, Thelma Sanders, Maggie Steward, Readdy Young and HelenAdams.

Patrice Bates Cook

Services for Patrice Bates Cook, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 12 at New Hope M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. with family hour from 6 to7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Cook, 44, died Nov. 6, 2005, at Select Specialty Hospitalin Jackson. She was born on March 23, 1961, to Paul Bates Sr. andHelen Pierce.

She was a retired school teacher. She taught in the RavenswoodsSchool District in California and the McComb Public Schools. Shewas a 1978 graduate of Menlo Atherton High School and a graduate ofSan Francisco University where she earned a Bachelor of Sciencedegree in Elementary Education. She was a member of New Hope M.B.Church.

Survivors are her husband, Jimmie Cook, of Brookhaven; hermother Helen Pierce, of Brookhaven; her father, Paul Bates Sr. andhis wife, Frances, of San Francisco; her daughters, Brittany Baileyand Breanna Reid, both of Brookhaven; her brothers, Paul Bates Jr.and his wife, Marie, of Oakland, Calif., and Willie Bates, ofFayette; her stepchildren, Eric Burnett and Tiffany Gomez, both ofChampaign, Ill.; three grandchildren; and many uncles, aunts,nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Troy W. Davis Jr.

Services for Troy W. Davis Jr., of Wesson, were 2 p.m. Sunday,Oct. 23 at Springhill Baptist Church in Wesson with burial in thechurch cemetery. Community Funeral Services was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Davis, 51, died Oct. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was bornon Sept. 6, 1954.

He was a law enforcement officer for the VeteransAdministration. He served in the Army and was a member of theBaptist faith.

Preceding him in death was his father, Troy W. Davis Sr.

Survivors are his wife, Debbie Davis; his daughters, AmberNicole Davis and Becky Davis Miller and her husband, Aaron, all ofWesson; his sister, Faye Lusk, of Vicksburg; his brother, CliffTrippe, of Lena; and two grandchildren, Hayden Reese and MadisonNicole Miller.

Nancy Ann Barnes Dixon

Services for Nancy Ann Barnes Dixon, of New Hebron are 2 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 12 at Oak Ridge M.B. Church in New Hebron withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Dixon, 76, died Nov. 5, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn on Aug. 23, 1929, to Iderson Barnes and Louella Barnes.

She was disabled. She graduated from Greenwood High School. Shewas a member of Oak Ridge M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, R.D.Dixon; and two brothers, Albert Barnes and Eddie Barnes.

Survivors are her sister, Golda Mae Ross, of Altadena, Calif.;two children she reared, nieces, Ella Mae Barnes, of New Hebron,and Lavronie Barnes, of Iowa City, Iowa; and many other nieces,nephews and other relatives.

Stella Mae Washington

Services for Stella Mae Washington, of Natchez, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 12 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, in Garden City onHighway 33, with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at Marshall FuneralHome Chapel in Bude and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at thechurch.

Mrs. Washington, 98, died Nov. 4, 2005, at Adams County NursingHome. She was born in Knoxville, Miss., on Jan. 28, 1907, to Archieand Henretta Malone Burkley.

She was on the Mother Board of St. Mark Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two husbands, WillWalter and Robert Washington; two sons, James and Frank Walters;three sisters, Almedia Alexander, Sadie Mae Sanders and Ida MaeByrd.

Survivors are her five grandchildren, Maxine Seals, of Natchez,Rosalind Suzette King, Patricia Williams, Frank L. Walter andSteven Walter, all of New Orleans; one daughter-in-law; fournieces; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives andfriends.