Obituaries for Friday, December 2, 2005

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 2, 2005

Audrey Scott Huber

Audrey Scott Huber, 87, passed away Nov. 27, 2005, at the homeof her daughter in Lindon, Utah, due to causes incident to age.

She was born in Brookhaven on July 14, 1918, the second daughterof Della Smith and Denon Scott. Audrey graduated from Loyd StarHigh School in 1937 and married Bennie L. Woolley in 1938. They hadone daughter, Rita Ann. Bennie passed away in July 1941. AfterBenny’s death, Audrey went to work for her brother-in-law at J.A.Huber Shoe Shop in Jackson. In 1956, she marred Clarence C. Hultzbut was again a widow in 1958. She married Henry A. Huber in 1974,and they continued to run the business together until poor healthforced them to close the shop.

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Huber Shoe Shop was a landmark on Capitol Street for many years,and Audrey made many friends there in the 42 years she worked.Widowed again in 1981, she moved to Clinton until 1999, when shemoved to Utah to live with her daughter and to be near hergranddaughters and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include daughter Rita Woolley Penix (Roy G.), ofLindon; two granddaughters, Audrey Theresa Allred (Mike), of Lehi,Utah, and Debra Michelle Okelberry (Scott), of American Fork, Utah;seven great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Joshua and Rebecca Allred,Matthew, Camille, Steven and Michelle Okelberry. She is alsosurvived by sisters, Wisie Smith, of Wesson, Nita Hanenkrat, ofRancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Virginia Hurst, ofBrookhaven.

Audrey was preceded in death by three husbands; her parents; andan older sister, Agnes Woolley.

The family would like to give special thanks to Leann Jackson.She has been Audrey’s hospice nurse during her illness and a veryspecial friend to all of us. She has been our own angel during thelast three years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:30 p.m. atRiverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial in NewHope Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be prior to services at 11 a.m.

Eloise Coker Jones

Services for Eloise Coker Jones, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Nov. 3, at Heuck’s Retreat Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to10:30 a.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones, 62, died Nov. 30, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Sept. 10, 1943, to Jim Coker and Joyce TravisCoker.

She was a homemaker and kindergarten and day care teacher. Shewas a member of Heuck’s Retreat Baptist Church where she taughtteam kids.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Glen Jones, of Brookhaven; her son,Stan Jones and his wife Dawn, of Jackson; her grandson, TrussellJones, of Jackson; her brother, Frank Coker and his wife, Karen, ofWesson; her sister, Shirley Coker Pace and her husband, John, ofBaton Rouge, La., and Virginia Coker Nesmith and her husband,Marvin, of Wesson; and a host of nieces, nephews and otherrelatives.

Memorials may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 397 Brookhaven St.,Brookhaven MS 39601 or Heuck’s Retreat Building Fund, 2167 Heuck’sRetreat Rd., Brookhaven MS 39601.

Lt. Col. Williard O. ‘Bill’ Locklear

Graveside services with full military honors for Lt. Col.Williard O. “Bill” Locklear, of Natchez, are 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec.3 at Natchez City Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. John Larson willofficate.

Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home UnionStreet Chapel in Natchez.

Lt. Col. Locklear, 85, died Nov. 30, 2005, at his residence. Hewas born in Paulding County, Ga., on June 6, 1920, to James Willardand Cora Ethel Adair Locklear.

He was an active member of First Prestyterian Church. Aftercompleting high school, he joined the Air Force and served as anavigator until he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1970. Duringhis career, he served in World War II, the Korean War and theVietnam Conflict. For his exceptional service he was awarded manymilitary decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, theBronze Star and Air Medals. The highlight of his military careerwas flying three missions over Normandy on D-Day, which fell on his24th birthday. He was a regular visitor at Natchez Seniors Centerwhere he played dominoes with good friends. He was also anoutdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Elizabeth;and a son, Gary Locklear.

Survivors are his son John Locklear, of Niceville, Fla.; hisdaughters, Judy VanNest, of Washington, Utah, Deborah McCumbers, ofLyons, Ga., Susan Graning, of Natchez, and Sharon Bauder, ofZeeland, Mich.; his sister, Jackie Yancy, of Loganville, Ga.; hisgrandchildren, Corbin VanNest, Natalie Hafen, Keith Locklear, ShayeHope, Hunter Hope, Kyle VanNest, Eli Jones, Danny Bauder, MorganBauder and Baylee Rose Graning; and severalgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be a military honor guard.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Williams, Jack Stubbs, JamesHuff, Travis Gore, Bill Castles, Oscar Rowan, Mose Johnson, GroverBrown and Elmer Carby.

Memorials in his memory may be made to the First PrestyterianChurch Music Fund in Natchez or the American Cancer Society.

Kaitlyn Victoria Tullis

Services for Kaitlyn Victoria Tullis, of Jayess, are 2, Dec. 2 at Divide Methodist Protestant Church in Monticellowith burial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Tullis, 9, died Dec. 1, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn on Oct. 30, 1996, to David Tullis and Allison GarrettTullis.

She was a third grade student at Topeka Tilton School and amember of Divide Methodist Protestant Church.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Jones Tullis, ofJayess.

Survivors are her parents; her sister, Natalie Caul Tullis, ofJayess; her grandparents, Richard and Vicky Garrett, and YettaEngland, all of Jayess; her great-grandparents, William Ray andMary Lou Tynes, of Monticello, and Donize Williamson and MildredCaul, both of Jayess.

Infant Grayson James Parker

Services for infant Grayson James Parker, son of Michael andKelly Chalaire Parker, of Summit, are 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, atJ.J. White Presbyterian Church in McComb. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

The 4.5-month-old infant succumbed to pulmonary hypertension asa result of the birth defect opmhalocele on Nov. 30, 2005, at theUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born onJuly 22, 2005.

Survivors are his parents; his grandparents, Amos and ColleenParker, of Summit, and Eugene and Mary Lee Chalaire, of Raeford,N.C.; his great-grandparents Earl and Janet Payne, of Forsyth, Ga.;and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.