Obituaries for Thursday, December 15, 2005

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 16, 2005

Paul E.D. Barber

Services for Paul E.D. Barber, of Sontag, are 2 p.m. Dec. 18, atWilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial in ShilohCemetery in Sontag.

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

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Mr. Barber, 65, died Dec. 11, 2005, at the Veterans AffairsMedical Center in Houston, Texas. He was born on Oct. 2, 1940, toDempsey Barber and Sue Maddins Wiseman.

He was a truck driver. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.He served in the Air Force. He was a proud father, grandfather andfriend.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Red MillsBarber.

Survivors are his son, Kenny Paul Barber, of Sontag; hisdaughter, Paula Marie, of Dearborn, Mich.; his sister, Mary AnnLittle, of Tennessee; and nine grandchildren.

Stephanie Magee

Services for Stephanie Magee, of Sontag, are 11 a.m. Saturday,Dec. 17 at Pine Grove M.B. Church in Sontag with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Miss Magee, 18, died Dec. 11, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn on Aug. 8, 1986, to Ollie “Ben” Magee and Kay SowersMagee.

She was a 2005 graduate of Enterprise High School. She was amember of Pine Grove M.B. Church.

Survivors are her father, Ollie “Ben” Magee and his wife, Cathy”Ma-Ma” Magee, of Sontag; her mother, Kay Sowers, of Pomona,Calif.; her brothers, Daniel Johnson and his wife, Mindy Johnson,of Springfield, Mo., David Johnson, of Springfield, and DarrellMagee, of Salt Lake City, Utah; her sisters, Stacey Hart, ofRialto, Calif., Geneva Griffin, of Monticello, and Lawana Heard andShernick Heard, both of Canton, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles,nieces, nephews and cousins.

Evelyn Quinn Morris

Services for Evelyn Quinn Morris, of Bogue Chitto, are 1:30 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 17 at Greenwood M.B. Church with burial in in thechurch cemetery. Professional Funeral Services of New Orleans is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Williams Mortuary andSaturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the church. All flowers shouldgo to William Mortuary for visitation.

Mrs. Morris, 57, died Dec. 12, 2005, at Methodist Hospital inHouston, Texas. She was born on Dec. 27, 1947, to Roy Quinn andBessie Quinn.

She was a cashier at Wal-Mart Supercenter. She was a graduate ofAlexander High School and attended Alcorn State University. She wasa member of the senior choir at Greenwood M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death was her father, Roy Quinn.

Survivors are her mother Bessie Quinn; her son, Derrick Morris,of Pineville, N.C.; her daughters, Rhondrea Henry and ChabliaLewis, both of Houston, Texas; her brothers, Donald Quinn, ofHouston, and Jerrell Quinn, of Brookhaven; her sisters, GloriaCrockett, of Brookhaven, and Jeanette Spinks, of Houston; and onegrandchild.

Daniel Morris ‘Dan’ Phillips

Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, 47, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, atthe University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital.

He was the nephew of the late Howard and Marguerite Phillips ofBrookhaven.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Oxford-UniversityUnited Methodist Church, with the Revs. Warren Black and BobWhiteside officiating.

Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation isThursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.

An assistant publisher and stockholder at The Oxford EAGLE, hewas an award-winning writer and photographer. He began his careeras a staff writer at The Natchez Democrat before taking the job ofmanaging editor for The Russellville (Ala.) Times. He returned tohis family’s newspaper in 1983.

He served in several leadership positions with the NationalNewspaper Association, including a term as president in 1999-2000,and was appointed to a second one-year at-large term on the NNAboard for 2004-05.

As president of the Mississippi Press Association in 1997-98, hewas instrumental in forming the Mississippi Center for Freedom ofInformation, headquartered at the University of Mississippi.

He was named among the “Top 40 Under 40” of state businessleaders by the Mississippi Business Journal in 1998. That sameyear, the UM Department of Journalism recognized him as one of itstop 50 alumni as part of the school’s 50th anniversarycelebration.

A 1980 UM graduate, he was involved as a student in OmicronDelta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi and Order of Omega honor societies. Hewas a former president, chapter advisor and house corporationmember for his college fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi.

A graduate of Leadership Mississippi and Leadership Lafayette,he served on the board of directors for the Oxford-Lafayette CountyChamber of Commerce for four years, including a term as presidentin 1991.

He also served from 2002-05 on the board of directors forMechanics Bank, and was a former state board member for theAmerican Cancer Society and a current member of the board oftrustees for the National Kidney Foundation of Mississippi.

He was a member of the Oxford Rotary Club, where he was a PaulHarris Fellow, and was an active member of Oxford-University UnitedMethodist Church. A licensed pilot, he enjoyed golf, computers andhunting.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Phillips; two daughters,Margaret Goodwyn Phillips and Mary August Phillips; his parents,Jesse P. and Jeanette Phillips; and two brothers, Tim Phillips andAndy Phillips; and his mother-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” Schove, allof Oxford.

Memorials may be made to Oxford-University United MethodistChurch, 424 S. 10th St., Oxford, MS 38655; to the National KidneyFoundation of Mississippi, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296; or tothe Daniel M. Phillips Scholarship, University of MississippiDepartment of Journalism, University, MS 38677.

Berteal Bass Dillon Redd

Services for Berteal Bass Dillon Redd, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 17 at Center Street Church of Christ with burial inHillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. with family hour from 6 to7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Redd, 50, died Dec. 13, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on April 26, 1955, to Benjamin Bass and RubyOatis Bass.

She was disabled. She was a 1973 graduate of Brookhaven HighSchool. She was a member of Center Street Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, J.D. Bassand Alvin Bass; three sisters, Classie Mae Taylor, Joyce Smith andRuby Crockett; and a stepsister, Catherine Mathis.

Survivors are her son, Michael Dillon, of Gulfport; her sevensisters, Edna Mae Bryant, of Gulfport, Voncile Smith, ofHuntsville, Ala., and Ola Carpenter, Mandy Gray, Paula Poole, DebraBridges and Noreen Poole, all of Hattiesburg; her 11 brothers, V.T.Bass, Leroy Bass, Reggie Bass, all of Gulfport, Nolan Bass, ofBrookhaven, Harold Bass, of Houston, Texas, James Poole and LeroyPoole, both of Brookhaven, Ransom Pool Jr., of Fort Walton Beach,Fla., Harold Poole, of Hattiesburg, Freddie Poole, of Atlanta, Ga.,and Calvin Poole, of Jackson; three grandchildren; a special niece,Dianne Smith, of Brookhaven; and a host of other nieces, nephews,relatives and friends.