Obituaries for Sunday, January 8, 2006

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hugh L. Boyte Sr.

Services for Hugh L. Boyte Sr., of Brookhaven, were 2 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 8 at Bethel Temple United Pentecostal Church withburial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Mr. Boyte, 80, died Jan. 5, 2006, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter in Jackson. He was born in Louisiana on Sept. 7, 1925, toTom E. Boyte and Lillie Hemphill Boyte.

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He was a drilling superintendent with Engineers Laboratory, Inc.for more than 40 years. He was a member of Bethel Temple UnitedPentecostal Church. He was a member of the Navy during World WarII.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Eldon Ross”Butchie” Boyte Sr.; his brother, Wessie D. Boyte Sr.; his sister,Jessie L. Hilton; and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Hester.

Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Clara Adelle Boyte, ofBrookhaven; his sons, Hugh L. Boyte Jr. and Tommy E. Boyte, both ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Helen Louise Boyte Smith and her husbandMitchell, of Loyd Star, Wendy Star Boyte Furr, of Brookhaven,Jeannie Boyte Waldrop and her husband, Jesse, of Brookhaven, PennySue Boyte Moulder and her husband, Russell, of Brookhaven, andPatti Maranda Boyte, of Clinton; his brother, Tom E. Boyte Jr. andhis wife, Mary, of Brookhaven; his sister-in-law Lavada Boyte, ofBrookhaven; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host ofneices and nephews and cousins.

Iva Pearl Travis Calcote

Services for Iva Pearl Travis Calcote, of McCall Creek, were 10a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Bethel United Methodist Church with burialin the church cemetery. Harrigill Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Calcote, 74, died Jan. 3, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital,Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She was born on Dec. 12, 1931, toCade Monroe Travis and Wessie Smith Travis.

She was a homemaker. She was an active member of Bethel UnitedMethodist Church, where she has served as Adult and Children’sSunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, past presidentof the United Methodist Women, member of the Pastor ParishRelations committee and Vacation Bible school hostess.

She served as president of the Franklin County Homemakers Club;member of the I.L.R. at Copiah-Lincoln Community College; assistedin organizing and participating in the homecoming preparations forthe McCall Creek Class Reunion and the Quentin Reunion. She retiredfrom Movie Star in Bude after 17 years of employment. She was alsoand active supporter of the Franklin County Museum.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband of 58 years, Frank Seguer Calcote, ofMcCall Creek; her sons, Chris Calcote and his wife, Joyce, ofPerkinston, and Bruce Calcote and his wife, Rhonda, of Hattiesburg;her daughters, Rita Long and her husband, Stan, of Bogue Chitto,and Janet Carlock and her husband, Ray, of McCall Creek; herbrother, Cade M. Travis Jr., of Picayune; her sister, MargaretteTravis Newsom, of Brookhaven; eight grandchildren, Tatia Kiser,Natalie Long, Stanci Long, Brent Calcote, Kane Carlock, JaceCarlock, Quin Carlock and Brad Calcote; and twogreat-grandchildren, Jack Kiser and Caroline Kiser. She will besadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Lousetta Case

Services for Lousetta Case, of Monticello, were 10 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 7 at Wilson Funeral Home with burial in BethelBaptist Church Cemetery in Monticello.

Mrs. Case, 53, died Jan. 5, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. She was born in Lawrence Countyon Oct. 29, 1952, to J. D. Fuller and Hazel Hilton Daughdrill.

Preceding her in death was her father and one brother.

Survivors are her mother; her son, Tom Case, of Monticello; herdaughter, Judy Alexander, of Monticello; her brothers, Stevie JoeFuller, of Whitfield, Edward Fuller, Rayford Fuller, Billy RayFuller, and Roger Dale Fuller, all of Monticello; her sisters,Linda Sue Fuller, of Mendenhall, Linda Gail Thompson, LouiseFuller, both of Monticello, and Mary Nell Parkman; and twograndchildren.

Melanie ‘MeMe’ Wilson Case

Services for Melanie “MeMe” Wilson Case, of Brookhaven, are 1p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service withburial in Philadelphia Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Case, 78, died Jan. 7, 2006, at Beverly Health Care. Shewas born on March 22, 1927, to Luther Wilson and Annie Lee WilsonWoolley.

She was retired. She was a member of Pleasant Hill BaptistChurch and Union Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, NelsonCase; her brothers, Bryan Wilson and Woodrow Wilson; and hersisters Leta Lee Wilson Middleton and Allie Mack Wilson.

Survivors are her sons, Jerry Nelson Case, of Brookhaven,Jennings W. Case Sr., of Natchez; and Donald Edwin Case, ofBrookhaven; her daughters, Lola Jean Case Smith, of Natchez, andJanet Lynn Case Murray, of Brookhaven; her twin sister, MaxineSmith Watts, of Brookhaven; 10 grandchildren; sevengreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Pastor for services is the Rev. Mike Carr Sr.

Pallbearers are Johnny Fielder, Cam Fielder, Shawn Case, WoodyCase Jr., Rhett Case, Casey Gould, Donovon Case, and Drew Case.

Honorary pallbearer is Brent Fielder.

Velma Allene Clagg

Services for Velma Allene Clagg, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Monday, Jan. 9 at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada, withburial in Salem Methodist Cemetry in Chester.

Mrs. Clagg, 81, died Jan. 6, 2006, at Silver Cross Nursing Homein Brookhaven. She was born on Dec. 2, 1924, to William ClydeMcWhorter Sr. and Russell H. McWhorter.

She was a member of 4H and the Homemakers and Community Club.She was a member of Gore Springs Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, DennyClagg; her brothers, William Clyde McWhorter Jr. and William EarlMcWhorter; and her sister Mildred McWhorter Ray.

Survivors are her brother, James E. McWhorter, of Olympia,Wash.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Marvin Ellis Hensley

Services for Marvin Ellis Hensley, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, Jan. 9 at Jones Family Funeral Services.

Mr. Hensley, 70, died Jan. 7, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn in Monett, Ark. on Oct. 1, 1935, to William Thomas and EssieLorene Hensley.

He was a carpenter and a boat captain for 28 years. He was amember of the Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, FrancesEvelyn Hensley; his brother, Larry T. Hensley; his sister, MarilynGoldbaum; his daughter, Sherry Hensley; and his nephew, CareyGoldbaum.

Survivors are his sons, Terry Hensley, of Fall Brook, Calif.,and Thomas Hensley, of Magnolia; his daughters, Rhonda Baker, ofFerris, Calif., Lorene Rushing, of Brookhaven, and Marilyn Gill andher husband, Terry, of Brookhaven; his brother, Hazel Hensley, ofSontag; his sister, Ann Free and her husband, Lew, of Eagle Rock,Mont.; his 18 grandchildren; and his nine great-grandchildren.

Dessie O’Neal Morris

Services for Dessie O’Neal Morris, of Brookhaven, were 2 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 8 at Harrigill Funeral Home with burial in HazlehurstCity Cemetery.

Mrs. Morris, 90, died , at Beverly Health Care. She was born inCopiah County on June 7, 1915, to Charlie E. O’Neal and Mary E.Thedford.

She was a retired production worker for Potter ManufacturingCompany. She was a member of Pearlhaven Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband GlennMorris; her brother, Deberry O’Neal; and her sisters, Bessie Morrisand Ruth Hux.

Survivors are her son, Monty M. Morris, of Elgin, Okla.; herdaughters, Loleta M. Varnado, of Bogue Chitto, and Juanita M.Newman, of Abita Springs, La.; her brother, Willie J. O’Neal, ofHazlehurst; her sisters, Ruby Knight, of Brookhaven, and Lillie OBraham, of Brookhaven; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren;and two great-great-grandchildren.

Leon Rushing

Services for Leon Rushing, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Monday,Jan. 9 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial in Gum GroveBaptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Rushing, 67, died Jan. 7, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn on May 17 1938, to Jimmy Rushing and Anna Terrel Rushing.

He was a truck driver. He was a member of Gum Grove BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother.

Survivors are his wife, Ruth Nell Rushing; his son, ReggieRushing and his wife, Patricia, of Brookhaven; his daughter,Reginia Rushing, of Brookhaven; and his brother Curtis Rushing, ofBrookhaven.

Alice Webster Ward

Services for Alice Webster Ward, of Bude, were noon Sunday, Jan.8 at Thirkield United Methodist Church with burial in MeadvilleCemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ward, 92, died Jan. 1, 2006, at her residence. She was bornin Franklin County on May 31, 1913, to Pinkney Webster and PatienceKing.

Preceding her in death were her parents, five brothers, and fivesisters.

Survivors are her son, Ivory Lee and his wife, Geraldine Lee;her brother, H. M. Webster; her sister, Ida Mae McClain; hergrandsons, Gerry Lee and his wife, Dianne, Glenn Lee and DonaldLee; her granddaughter, Patricia Burkes; six great-grandchildren;and a host of relatives and friends.