Obituaries for Thursday, December 29, 2005

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 29, 2005

Charlie Braxton

Services for Charlie Braxton, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m.Friday, Dec. 30 at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Bogue Chitto with burialin Mt. Zion Cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.

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Mr. Braxton, 67, died Dec. 23, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter emergency room. He was born on Feb. 24, 1938, to KempBraxton and Maggie Coleman Braxton.

He was disabled. He was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and three sisters,Vernell Reed, Wessie Putman and Versanna Harris.

Survivors are his sons, Charlie Rydell Braxton, of Jackson,Calvin Braxton, of McComb, Calvin Kees Braxton, of Brookhaven andCharles Braxton, of Memphis; his daughter, Mary Magee, of Sontag,and Kimberly Braxton, of Memphis; his brother, Hugh Earl Braxton,of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, Lillie B. Kline, of Bogue Chitto, andEva Nell Jones and Yvonne Sharpe, both of Chicago; and 10grandchildren

Jessie Lee James

Services for Jessie Lee James, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.Thursday, Dec. 29 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Monticello Municipal Cemetery.

Mrs. James, 91, died Dec. 24, 2005, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on Aug. 21,1914, to Jesse Young and Clellie Abigail Ripley.

She was a retired telephone directory employee with L.M. Berryand Co. in Dayton, Ohio, and Jackson. She was a member ofMonticello United Methodist Church.

Mrs. James became a widow in 1943 taking the role of a singleparent, however, she continued to provide for her family holdingmany different jobs. She worked in management in the SearsDepartment Stores; she managed the Majestic Theatre in Jackson andGreenville; she was an employee counselor in New Orleans; and thenshe retired with L.M. Berry and Company as a telephone directoryemployee, where she sold yellow page listings, along with manyother things.

Mrs. James, at 91 years of age, was very sharp-minded and aGodly person. She was thought of by her friends and neighbors askind and helping and a person thinking of others’ welfare. She wasa very independent person.

Mrs. James loved her only granddaughter Jannette James. She wasa very sincere and personable person with a strong personality.

Her hobbies were writing poetry and reading.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, JimmyTillman James.

Survivors are her son, Jimmy M. James, of Bridge City, Utah; anda granddaughter, Jannette James.

Clarence B. ‘Doc’ Johnson

Services for Clarence B. “Doc” Johnson, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in CarverHeights Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Johnson, 78, died Dec. 27, 2005, at G.V. “Sonny” MontgomeryVeterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in LincolnCounty on April 12, 1927, to Clarence E. Johnson and Bonita WomackJohnson.

He was a retired educator and a veteran of the Army. He was amember of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Alexander High School in 1945. Hejoined the Army and served in Germany. He earned the rank ofsergeant in field artillery.

He is a graduate of Tougaloo college with a Bachelor of ScienceDegree; Central Missouri State with a Master of Science Degree inEcology; and attended Dillard University in New Orleans and AlcornState University in Lorman.

He joined Bethel A.M.E. Church at an early age and served as asteward, Sunday school superintendent for 30 years and classleader. He was presently a member of the Seventh Day AdventistChurch where he served as Sunday school superintendent.

Mr. Johnson taught science at Durant High School in Durant;McCullough High School in Monticello; and Progress High School andEva Harris High School, both in Brookhaven. He coached girl’sbasketball and in this capacity he took them to the StateChampionship in 1961.

He served for eight years as alderman of Ward Three inBrookhaven. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, TougalooAlumni Club and the National Book Club.

He was author of “Integration vs. Segregation in MississippiSchools.”

He enjoyed gardening, yard beautification, sports and workingwith disadvantaged youth.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his first bornchild, Wanda D. Johnson.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Hall Johnson, of Brookhaven; hisfour sons, Clarence B. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Felecia, ofBaltimore, Kenneth R. Johnson and his wife, Georgia, of Brandon,Ramon S. Johnson and his wife, Dorothy, of Port Gibson, and TimothyJohnson, of Brookhaven; his sister, Gay Brigman, of Crosby, Texas;two grandchildren; and other relatives.

Roger Ruffino Osborne

Memorial services for Roger Ruffino Osborne, of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Osborne, 60, died Dec. 25, 2005, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born on Jan. 25, 1945, to Ralph Osborne andEleanor Osborne.

He was a private catering chef.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister, KarenRucker.

His sister, Judith Osborne Johnson, of Oakland, Calif., surviveshim.

Annie B. Haynes Quarles

Services for Annie B. Haynes Quarles, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 31 at St. Mark M.B. Church with burial in BogueChitto Woods Cemetery in Summit.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 8 p.m., with family presentfrom 7 to 8 p.m., at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Quarles, 79, died Dec. 25, 2005, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center emergency room. She was born on Sept. 28, 1926, toRalph Haynes Sr. and Alma Blount Haynes.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mark M.B. Churchwhere she served on the Motherboard. She was reared in Liberty.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sons, James Haynes,Andrew Lundy and Lee Edward Haynes; her sisters, Hazel Thomas andVirginia Haynes; her brother, Leo Felder; and a specialsister-in-law, Jerry Haynes.

Survivors are her sons, Odell Haynes, Willie Dean Quarles, TonyQuarles, Raymond Quarles and Herman Quarles; her daughters, LucyHaynes, Theresa Quarles and Vertis Quarles; her brothers, RalphHaynes Jr. and Obedee Haynes, both of Brookhaven, and CurtisFelder, of Denham Springs, La.; her sisters, Bernice Smith, ofJackson, and Mandy Johnson, of San Francisco, Calif.; and a host ofgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.

William Camron ‘Cam’ Thurman

Services for William Camron “Cam” Thurman, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mr. Thurman, 53, died Dec. 28, 2005, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Sept. 18, 1952, to Shelton Thurman andMildred Smith Thurman.

He was an electronic specialist. He was a member of CentralBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother,Richard Thurman.

Survivors are his wife, Jan Thurman, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Sara Elizabeth Thurman, Anna Leigh Thurman and CandieCopeland and her husband Donnie, all of Brookhaven; hismother-in-law and father-in-law, T.C. and Betty Maxwell, ofBrookhaven; and a host of nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws andsisters-in-law.

Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church BuildingFund, P.O. Box 591, Brookhaven MS 39601.