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Obituaries for Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Anne Evans Callender

Services for Anne Evans Callender, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Thursday, Dec. 29 at Philadelphia Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome.

Mrs. Callender, 63, died Dec. 25, 2005, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Straight Bayou on April28, 1942, to Ira Lee Evans and Grace Jordan Evans.

She was a draftsman, dietitian, homemaker and mother. She was amember of Philadelphia Baptist Church, where she was organist forseveral years. She was also a member of the Order of the EasternStar.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Mark EvanCallender; her brother, Edward Evans; and a sister, RitaBrooks.

Survivors are her husband of 48 years, Edwin Dale Callender, ofBrookhaven; her daughters, Dana D. Scroggs and her husband, Leroy,and Grace A. Richardson and her husband, James, all of Caseyville;her brother, John W. Evans, of Glen Rose, Texas; her sisters, JoCarlisle, of Memphis, Faye Barley, of Eugene, Ore., and Lynn Moyerand Katherine Nixon, both of Florence, Ore.; five grandchildren;and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Philadelphia Baptist Church MusicFund.

Claudell Rushing Mahan

Services for Claudell Rushing Mahan, of Monticello, were 11 a.m.today, Dec. 27 at Community Funeral Service Chapel with burial inConcord Baptist Church Cemetery in Franklin County.

Mrs. Mahan, 62, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in on April 5, 1943, to Charlie Rushing and Josie ChisolmRushing.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Bill Mahan, of Monticello; her sons,William Mahan and Jeffery Mahan, both of Monticello, and CharlieMahan, of Houston, Texas; her daughter, Kimberly Wallace, ofMonticello; her sister, Evelyn Ropper, of Bogue Chitto; and threegrandchildren.

Ernestine Smith Minton

Services for Ernestine Smith Minton, of Irvington, Ala., are 2p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello.

Mrs. Minton, 75, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn in Mississippi on Aug. 2, 1930, to Kirby Smith and IreneGibson Smith.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.She loved sewing, quilting and being a grandmother.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, FloydSmith; and a great-grandchild, Jace Minton.

Survivors are her sons, James Minton, of Algiers, La., and MikeMinton, of Orlando, Fla.; her daughters, Janel Schultz and PatricaHarbison, both of Irvington; her brother, Jack Smith, of Sontag;her sister, Frances Easterling, of Sontag; 15 grandchildren; and 15great-grandchildren.