Obituaries for Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Joe Thomas Atterberry
Services for Joe Thomas Atterberry, of Monticello, are noonFriday, Nov. 25 at Quin Temple Church of God In Christ inMonticello, with burial in the church cemetery. R.E. Tyler FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at the church.
Mr. Atterberry, 67, died Nov. 18, 2005, at Rankin County MedicalCenter in Brandon. He was born on Oct. 15, 1938, to JosephAtterberry and Mary Lee Jackson Atterberry.
He was a self employed mobile home repairman. He was a member ofQuin Temple Church of God In Christ in Monticello.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, JerleneAtterberry; his brother, W.D. Atterberry; his sisters, Queen AnnWalker, Hattie P. Bush and Elizabeth Cobbs.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara Phew Atterberry, of Monticello;his son, Joe Maurice Phew, of Monticello; his daughters,Antrineathea Phew, of Monticello, and Joyce Kinnard, of Brandon;his brothers, J.C. Atterberry and Jerry Atterberry, both ofMonticello; his sisters, Betty Atterberry, Joyce Atterberry, bothof Monticello, Daisy Langston and Adelaide Williams, both ofChicago, and Willie B. Williams, of Indianola; and threegrandchildren.
Luther Myers Bellamy
and Gladys Louise Bellamy
Luther Myers Bellamy, 86, and his wife of 62 years, Gladys HoyleBellamy, 82, died as a result of injuries sustained in anautomobile accident on Nov. 17, 2005. Mr. Bellamy was born inWillowbar, Okla., and Mrs. Bellamy was born in Handsboro, Miss.
They met in 1941 at Keesler Field in Biloxi and married on May29, 1943. Mr. Bellamy, a member of the Army Air Corp., served 18months of his four-year tour in New Guinea, the Phillipines, andLuzon, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. Mrs. Bellamy continuedto work at Keesler.
Upon his discharge Mr. and Mrs. Bellamy moved to Blountville,Tenn., where they remained 21 years before moving to Rockville,Md., where he continued to work in the bookbinding business, whileMrs. Bellamy continued as both homemaker and governmentemployee.
In 1977, upon retirement, they moved to Sunny Hills, Fla. Alwaysactive in their church, they were instrumental in the building ofSunny Hills Community Church, Presbyterian USA. Their dedicationwas acknowledged when, in 1983, Mr. Bellamy was selected to turnthe first shovel of dirt in the ground-breaking ceremony. Bothserved as Elders at various times, and Mrs. Bellamy served as Clerkof the Session for several years. They were further honored in Oct.1998 by their church leaders and fellow members, when the gardenadjacent to the church was named Bellamy Gardens in honor of thetwo people who put heart and soul into the development of thechurch.
Possessing a strong commitment to serve his community, Mr.Bellamy joined the Sunny Hills Volunteer Fire Department where heserved 20 years, 10 of those as chief. He continued to assist thefire department as a fund-raiser. In 1997, he was honored forraising over $5000 through his re-cycling efforts. In 1986, theWashington County Chamber of Commerce honored Mr. Bellamy asDistinguished Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his serviceto the chamber and the community as a whole. Mr. Bellamy was anavid fisherman for years and had caught several trophy largemouthbass. Both were active in bowling leagues for as long as they wereable.
Mr. and Mrs. Bellamy are survived by son, Franklin ArthurBellamy and wife, Johnnie Ruth, of Columbia, Tenn.; two daughters,Mary Ellen Baker and her husband, Fred, of Hattiesburg, and JaneJarboe, and her husband, Bill, of Hereford, Ariz. Grandchildren ofthe couple are Tammy Baker, of Hattiesburg, Stephen Baker, ofLuftkin, Texas, Peter Jarboe, of Hereford, Ariz., and MatthewJarboe and his wife, Stephanie, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Mrs. Bellamy is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Wendelland Betty Sue Hoyle, of Greenville, Miss. They are also survived byextended family including sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jess Bellamy, ofBlountville, Tenn., and Mrs. David Hoyle, and several fine niecesand nephews.
Mr. Bellamy was preceded in death by his parents, John TaylorBellamy and Elizabeth Myers Bellamy, and his siblings, Jess Bellamyand Mary Sumpter Sword.
Mrs. Bellamy was preceded in death by her parents, W. H. Hoyleand Lula Carter Webb, and her siblings, David Hoyle and JimHoyle.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p. m., Tuesday, Nov. 22,2005, at Sunny Hills Community Church with the Rev. Ruth Hempelofficiating. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Park,Kingsport, Tenn., with full military honors provided by theTennessee National Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunny HillsCommunity Church or Sunny Hills Volunteer Fire Department.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Panama City, Fla. 32405, (850)763-4694, is in charge of the arrangements.
A. William ‘Billy’ Bentz
and Sylvia Noble Bentz
A memorial service for A. William “Billy” Bentz and Sylvia NobleBentz, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Brookhaven, will be held atthe Episcopal Church of the Redeemer on Saturday, Nov. 26,2005.
Visitation will be in the Parish Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. withthe service at 11 a.m.
Services for John Caves, of Monticello, are 2 p.m. Wednesday,Nov. 23 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inTilton United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Caves, 74, died Nov. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was bornon Dec. 18, 1930. His parents were John Caves and Olivia ArnoldCaves. His foster mother was Leslie Lee Price, of Jayess.
He was a retired millwright with Weyerhaeuser Paper Co.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a son, PaulCaves.
Survivors are his wife, Ann Hodges Caves, of Monticello; hissons, Dempsey Hodges, of Bogue Chitto, Paul Hodges and his wife,Sharon, of Brookhaven, and Buddy Givens, of Texas; his daughters,Linda Doerner and her husband, Billy, of Picayune, and JeaneFoerste, of Monticello; his brothers, Mike McKinnis and CannonMcKinnis, both of Eugene, Ore., and Randolph Alexander and JessieAlexander, both of Jayess; his sisters, Willie Thornhill andJosephine Thornhill, both of Jayess; and eight grandchildren.
Roger Dale Cole
Services for Roger Dale Cole, of Union Church, are 3 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hazlehurstwith burial in the church cemetery. Community Funeral Services isin charge of arrangements.
Visitation begins today at 4 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Cole, 56, died Nov. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was bornin Maden on Aug. 26, 1949, to Lamar Cole and Susie Pearl Cole.
He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportationafter 25 years of employment. He was a member of the Baptist faith.He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, NASCAR, deer huntingand fishing.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother, GeneCole.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia Sebren Cole, of Union Church;his sons, Richard Lamar Cole, of Houma, La., Edward Dale Cole andhis wife Julia, of Union Church, and Joseph David Cole, of Tupelo;his brothers, Odis Cole, of Brandon, Freddie Cole, of San Antonio,Texas, and Larry Cole, of Woodstown, N.J.; his sister, Ada FayChamblee, of Walnut Grove; two grandchildren, Christopher Dale Coleand Victoria Kay Cole, both of Union Church; and numerous niecesand nephews.
Graveside services for Beck Eubanks, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Henderson City Cemetery in Henderson,Tenn.
Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.
Mrs. Eubanks, 91, died Nov. 21, 2005, at Silver Cross NursingHome. She was born on March 28, 1914, to Eddy Royale Wheatley andCarrie Beene Wheatley.
She was a legal secretary and a member of Easthaven BaptistChurch.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, D.W.Eubanks; and five brothers.
Survivors are her son, Dave Eubanks and his wife, Ann, ofBrookhaven; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Terry Wayne Foster
Services for Terry Wayne Foster, of Houston, Texas, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence withburial in Cleary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Foster, 53, died following a lengthy illness on Nov. 19,2005, at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. He wasborn in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 10, 1952, to Doris Keifer andCharles Foster.
He was over of Fenceline Systems of Houston, where he lived forthe past 25 years.
Preceding him in death were his father; and his wife, Pat.
Survivors are his mother, Doris Keifer, of Florence; twochildren, Terry Wayne Foster Jr. and Natalie Foster, both ofHouston; two brothers, Lindy Foster, of Houston, and Mark Foster,of Florence; three grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew.
Elton E. Mason
Services for Elton E. Mason, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Community Funeral Services Chapel with burialin New Zion Cemetery in Monticello.
Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Mason, 75, died Nov. 20, 2005, at Hospice in Ridgeland. Hewas born on Aug. 25, 1930, to Elton M. Mason and Blanche PrineMason.
He was a retired Teamster. He was a member of New Zion BaptistChurch. He served in the Army in Korea.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers; and onesister.
Survivors are his wife, Louise Maxwell Mason; his sons, JimmyDarrell Mason Sr. and Jimmy Darrell Mason Jr., both of Brookhaven;his daughters, Brenda Mason, of Indiana, Barbara Mason Posey, ofMarshall, Texas, and Deborah Mason O’Brian, of McComb; hisbrothers, Ray Mason, of Natchez, David Mason, of Indiana, and JoyLee Mason and Dennis Mason, both of Sontag; his sister, Ann MasonBankston, of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Nicole Basco and DavidBasco, both of Indiana, and Angie Davis, of Shreveport.
Billy Frank Rials
Services for Billy Frank Rials, of Jayess, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb with burial inProvidence Cemetery in Jayess.
Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11a.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Rials, 67, died Nov. 20, 2005, at his residence. He was bornin Ruth on Feb. 26, 1937.
He was a self-employed logger and a member of Ruth BaptistChurch.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Ida RuthRials; and one sister, Paulette Pelligrin of Houma, La.
Survivors are his two daughters, Debbie Nations, of Ruth, andDianna Canada and her husband, Shawn, of Albuquerque, N.M.; his twobrothers, Charles “Pat” Davis and his wife, Donnett, of Texas, andRobert G. Davis and his wife, Dyanne, of Pascagoula; and twosisters, Kathren Webb and her husband, Dick, of California, andMartha Farrier, of Gulfport; four grandchildren, Shararee Beard,Billy “Scooter” Nations, Danielle Davis and Keifer Canada; onegreat-grandchild, Destiny Beard; and numerous nieces, nephews, andlifelong friends.
Minnie A. Temple
Services for Minnie A. Temple, of Hammond, La., are 2 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb with burialin Magnolia Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Temple, 84, died Nov. 20, 2005, at North Oaks MedicalCenter in Hammond. She was born in Ruth on June 24, 1921, to JohnCalvin Brekeen and Lula Bell Johnston Brekeen.
She was a retired waitress and a member of the Pentecostalfaith.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, RufusTemple; one son, David Temple; a grandson, Shane Hart; and fourbrothers, Herman Brekeen, J.C. “Doc” Brekeen, James “Jake” Brekeenand Milton “Buddy” Brekeen.
Survivors are her son, Ronnie Temple, of Hammond; her twodaughters, Norma Handley and Linda Neel, both of Hammond; twobrothers, Glen Brekeen, of Denham Springs, and Lynn Brekeen, ofBaton Rouge; one sister, Mildred “Sis” Cranford, of Denham Springs;10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces andnephews.
James W. ‘J.W.’ Smith
Services for James W. “J.W.” Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in the Heuck’s Retreat Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.
Mr. Smith, 54, died Nov. 21, 2005, from injuries sustained in anaccident on Interstate 55. He was born on Oct. 13, 1951, to J.W.”Pat” Smith and Mary E. McDavitt Smith.
He was an electrician for Delphi Packard.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Deanie Smith, of Brookhaven; his sons,Wade Smith and his wife, Misty, of Brookhaven; his daughter, T.C.Bowlin and her husband, Jeff, of Smithdale; his brother, PatCarpenter, of Oxford; and his grandchildren, Danielle, Tyler andChristian Thomas.