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Obituaries for Sunday, November 13, 2005

Velma Lee Allen

Graveside services for Velma Lee Allen, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at New Sight Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Allen, 73, died Nov. 12, 2005, at Haven Hall Nursing Home.She was born in Pearsall, Texas, on Oct. 2, 1932, to Samuel Pruittand Lois Stymick Pruitt.

She was a housewife. She was a member of New Sight BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, PaulAllen; her brother, Glenn Pruitt; and her daughter-in-law, JoyceAllen McCartney.

Survivors are her sons, Sammy Allen and his wife, Brenda, ofBaton Rouge; and Gary Paul Allen and Stevie Lee Allen, both ofBrookhaven; her brothers, Marvin Colston, of Thibodaux, La., andCharles Pruitt, of Bay St. Louis; her sister, Marie O’Neil; hergrandchildren, Shellie Furr, Georgiana Bartell, Jennifer Allen,Rusty Allen, Samantha Allen and Sammy Allen Jr.; and sevengreat-grandchildren.

William L. ‘Bill’ Boyte

Services for William L. “Bill” Boyte, of Bogue Chitto, are 3p.m. today, Nov. 13 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burialin Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Boyte, 58, died Nov. 11, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born on June 18, 1947, toGus Henry Boyte and Fairy Leila Thornton Boyte.

He was retired after 27 years at Packard Electric. He was amember of the First Assembly of God.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his son, WilliamPresley Boyte.

Survivors are his wife, Naomie Brister Boyte, of Bogue Chitto;his daughter, Holly D. Dye and her husband Carry, of Ohio; hisstepsons, Winvall Brister, of Brookhaven, and John “Speck” Bristerand his wife, Melissa, of Brookhaven; his stepdaughter, BethEdwards and her husband, Kevin, of Brookhaven; his sisters, SandraFay Leggett, of Tennesse, Andra Key Lewis, of Louisiana, and WandaIda Donlay, of Mississippi; his nephews, Jimmy Bonson and his wife,Maradoth, of California, and David Bonson and his wife Lisa, ofBrookhaven; and nine grandchildren.

Sarah E. Courtney

Services for Sarah E. Courtney, of McComb, are 1:30 p.m. Monday,Nov. 14 at Restlawn Funeral Home in Avondale, La., with burial inRestlawn Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 9 to 10 a.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Services.

Mrs. Courtney, 70, died Nov. 12, 2005, at Silver Cross Home. Shewas born on July 19, 1926, to Irvin Case and Eva May Case.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, DefrainCourtney; and a son, James Ables.

Survivors are her sons, Shelby Ables, of New Orleans, andHarrell Ables and his wife Nancy Ables, of Wesson; his daughters,Patsy Smith, of McComb, Glenda Forest and her husband, Lionel, andEva Rodrique and her husband, Las, all of New Orleans; a host ofgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces andnephews.

Walter Lee Lofton II

Services for Walter Lee Lofton II, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Monday, Nov. 14 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in RamahBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Lofton, 81, died Nov. 12, 2005, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Nov. 1, 1924, to Walter Lee Lofton Sr.and Eula Mae Blunt Lofton.

He was a retired store owner. He was a member of Concord BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, onedaughter and one grandson.

Survivors are his wife, Monette Rushing Lofton, of Brookhaven;his son, Roger Dale Lofton, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Mary SueWall, of Pascagoula, Jeanette Lofton, of McCall Creek, and DianeWhite, of Philadelphia, Miss.; his brother, Charles Lofton, ofBrookhaven; his sister, Mack Hicks, of Natchez; his 11grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; and onegreat-great-grandchild.