Obituaries for December 9, 2005

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 9, 2005

Emily Ann Hodges

Graveside services for Emily Ann Hodges, the infant daughter ofPaul Hodges and Sharon Smith Hodges, of Wesson, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 10 at Red Star Ward Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

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The infant was born and died Dec. 6, 2005, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center.

Preceding her in death were her grandfather, Ray Hodges; and herstepgrandfather, John Caves.

Survivors are her parents; her grandparents, Sue and DannyFerguson, of Wesson, and Ann Caves, of Monticello; hergreat-grandmother, Iva Smith, of Brookhaven; and a host of aunts,uncles and cousins.

Pam Herring Proctor

Services for Pam Herring Proctor, of Eunice, La., are 11 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 10 at Community Funeral Services with burial in Mt.Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 10 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Proctor, 44, died Dec. 7, 2005, from injuries sustained ina automobile accident in Eunice. She was born on Sept. 18, 1961, toLavon Blackwell and Ethel Herring Walker.

She was a registered respiratory therapist, a registereddiagnostic cardiac stenographer and a registered vascularspecialist. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi.She held an associates degree and was a licensed cosmetologist.

Preceding her in death were her father; her grandparents; twoaunts; and three uncles.

Survivors are her mother, Ethel H. Walker, of Brookhaven; herhusband, Paul Proctor, of Eunice; her son, Dustin Larue King, ofBrookhaven; her daughter, Amanda LeAnn King, of Brookhaven; hermother-in-law and father-in-law, Leslie D. and Judy D. Proctor, ofCharento, La.; her sisters, Penny Herring Maher and Melissa HerringEtheridge, both of Brookhaven, and Melanie Herring Fertitta, ofSummit; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, sister andbrothers-in-law.

Gladys Christine Farmer Rushing

Services for Gladys Christine Farmer Rushing, of Brookhaven, are2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inEasthaven Cemetery. Bro. Bendon Ginn will officiate services.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rushing, 97, died Dec. 8, 2005, at Beverly Health Care. Shewas born in Lincoln County on Sept. 12, 1908, to Henry Farmer andMattie Watson Farmer.

She was a seamstress for 36 years at Stahl Urban ManufacturingCo. She was a member of Easthaven Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Hollis D.Rushing; her son and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Lou Rushing;two daughters, Earline Rushing and Mary Lane Reed; twogranddaughters, Cindy Lou Reed and Beverly Williams; five brothers;and five sisters.

Survivors are her son Hollis B. Rushing and his wife, Helen, ofBaton Rouge, La.; her sister, Louise Hutcherson, of Brookhaven; her10 grandchildren, Theresia Smith, Shelia Day, Jimmy Lou Allen,Jennifer Brookins, Paula Young, Rhonda Lyons, Mike Reed, SteveRushing, Jeff Rushing and Brett Rushing; her 17great-grandchildren, Mike Smith, Ryan Day, Cory Day, Donna Prisock,Kayla Allen, Clay Brookins, Kristen Brookins, Stanley Williams,Brian Steven Williams, Natalee Barbier, Dustin Young, Erin Lyons,Garrett Lyons, Dori Reed, Jessie Reed, Chris Rushing and BenjaminRushing.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Rushing, Steve Rushing, Brett Rushing,Mike Reed, Calvin Lyons and Mike Smith.

Kathy Ann Bracey Thames

Services for Kathy Ann Bracey Thames, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 10 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noonuntil 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thames, 48, died Dec. 7, 2005, at the Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born on April 2, 1957, to S.M.”Todd” Bracey and Margaret Alyeen Coleman Bracey.

She was a teacher at Alexander Junior High School for 27 years.She was a member of Central Baptist Church She was a graduate ofBrookhaven High School, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and theUniversity of Southern Mississippi where she received a Bachelor ofScience degree. She received the Teacher’s Commitment to ExcellenceAward presented by the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber ofCommerce in 1996. She was also Teacher of the Year in 2000-2001 atAlexander Junior High School.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, John D. “Tooky” Thames, ofBrookhaven; her sisters, Ann Goleman and her husband, Ted, andBetty Joe Bracey Calcote, all of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces,nephews, great nieces and nephews, and her best friend, BeckyDonald.

Kathy was an extraordinary teacher. She displayed a genuine lovefor all her students that went beyond the classroom. She was a trueand faithful friend, sister and wife. She always had positive wordsof encouragement when we needed it. Above all she loved Jesus. Asmuch as we hurt and miss her, we will see her again.

Ollie Louis Wyble

Services for Ollie Louis Wyble, of Collins, are 3 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven with burial inEasthaven Cemetery. Moore Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Wyble, 78, died Dec. 8, 2005, at his residence.

He was a petroleum engineer for 30 years (self-employed). Heserved in the Army during World War II. He was Presbyterian.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Betty Wyble.

Survivors are his sons, Dr. Lance Wyble, of Tampa, Fla., andBryan Wyble, of LaFayette, La.; his daughter, Pam Ricks, ofHattiesburg; his sister, Iris Benson, of West Lake, La.; and fivegrandchildren.