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Obituaries for Friday, November 18, 2005

Ralph T. Alderman

Services for Ralph T. Alderman, of Jackson, La., formerly ofBaker, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Baker Funeral Home Chapelwith burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m.at the funeral home.

Mr. Alderman, 82, died Nov. 16, 2005, at his residence.

He was a native of Brookhaven. He retired from Exxon CompanyUSA, Baton Rouge Refinery. He served in the Army Air Corp. He was anose turret gunner on a B-24 bomber. He was shot down over Hungaryand was held as a prisoner of war at Stalag IV. He participated inthe Long March (European Death March through northern Germany,covering over 600 miles.) He was a member of Baker First BaptistChurch and a lifetime member of the American Ex-Prisoners ofWar.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John W. and MinnieWactor Alderman; his brother, Venton Alderman; and a sister, YubaRedd.

Survivors are his wife, of 61 years, Geraldine Price Alderman,of Jackson, La.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Alderman andLouis Dunigan, of Zachary, La.; a son, G. Thomas “Tommy” and PattiPersick Alderman, of Brookhaven; his grandchildren, Heather DeSheaDunigan, of Denver, Colo., Heidi Dunigan and Casey Parker, ofZachary, Cameron, Chelsea, Carlianne and Cory Alderman, all ofBrookhaven; a sister, Donis Foote, of Brookhaven; and twogreat-grandchildren, Hayden Burton Parker, Kennedy Milyn Parker,both of Zachary.

Sylvia Vondell Bradley

Services for Sylvia Vondell Bradley, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 20 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial inBogue Chitto Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Bradley, 66, died Nov. 17, 2005, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. She was born on Aug. 1, 1939, toRiley Busby and Hazel Brown Busby.

She was retired. She was a member of Bogue Chitto BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her sons, Kevin Bradley and his wife, Charlene, ofOcean Springs, and Craig Bradley and his wife, Rachel, ofJacksonville, Fla.; her daughters, Michele Bradley, of BogueChitto, and Angie Mareno and her husband, Scott, of D’Iberville;her brother, Tommy Busby and his wife, Louise, of Bogue Chitto; hersisters, Gwen Sutton and her husband, George, of Monroe, La., andDianne Hartman, of Bude; 14 grandchildren; and 5great-grandchildren.