Obituaries for Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Published 6:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2006

Robert Kent Burnaman

Services for Robert Kent Burnaman, of Gulfport, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 12 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, O’Neal Road inGulfport, with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens inGulfport.

Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mr. Burnaman, 81, died Jan. 9, 2006, at Memorial Hospital. Hewas born in Gulfport on June 21, 1924, to Wise and Lottie WilliamsBurnaman.

He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where he servedas chairman of the Board of Elders and president of thecongregation. He managed his own CPA firm in Gulfport for 43 years.Mr. Burnaman volunteered with many civic organizations, whichincluded past president of the Mississippi Coast CPA Associationand chairman of the State Insurance Committee for CPA’s. He servedas past president of the South Mississippi Estate Planning Council,served on the board of the United Way, and served as the treasurerfor the Youth for Christ. As a member of the Gulfport Rotary Club,he served as treasurer for 15 years and was awarded the Paul HarrisFellow. In recent years, he served as treasurer of the CoastCommunity Concert Association, treasurer of the Gulfport-Biloxi QBHangar and first president of the Burnaman Family Association. Hemarried the former Lillian Louise Klein, of Gulfport, on March 28,1948.

Mr. Burnaman was a 1943 graduate of Brookhaven High School, anda graduate of Mississippi State University. He served his countryas a pilot in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George Wise Burnaman,of Copiah County, and Lottie Williams Burnaman, of Gulfport.

Survivors are his wife, Lillian Klein Burnaman; his son, RobertKent Burnaman Jr.; his grandson, Robert Kent Burnaman III, ofGulfport; his daughter, Beverly Heimstead and her husband, Michael,and daughters Kristen and Stephanie, of Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Burnaman will be remembered by his family as a lovinghusband, father and grandfather. His many former clients andcolleagues will remember him as a fair and honest businessman.

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In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to St.Matthew Lutheran Church, 1301 31st Avenue, Gulfport MS 39501, or tothe American Heart Association, P.O Box 638, Gulfport MS 39502.

Myrtle G. Reed Newton

Services for Myrtle G. Reed Newton, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Friday, Jan. 13 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Rosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Newton, 85, died Jan. 10, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn on May 2, 1920, to John Clarence Golmon and Myrtle MelissaGolmon.

She was a graduate of Whitworth College. She retired fromKellwood Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where shetaught children’s classes for 20 years. She was involved in thenursing home ministry for 15 years and was active in the Women’sMissionary Union.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sisters, LuraGolmon, Ima Hoggatt and Ruby Ainsworth; and her brothers, HowellGolmon and Leon Golman.

Survivors are her husband, Roscoe P. Newton; her sons, Lonnie P.Reed and his wife, Pat, of Brookhaven; her daughters, Susan ReedParker and her husband, Henry, of Prattville, Ala., Melissa ReedOtten and her husband, Dan of Hilltop, Minn., and Betty Morgan, ofSmithdale; her brothers, Hollis Golmon and his wife, Loisa, ofMonticello, and John C. Golmon and his wife, Betty, of Seminole,Texas; her sisters, Ara A. Golmon, of Brookhaven, and AileenHoggatt and her husband, Grover, of Bridge City, Texas; eightgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth William ‘Billy’ Pyeatt

Services for Kenneth William “Billy” Pyeatt, of Bogue Chitto are2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

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

Mr. Pyeatt, 31, died Jan. 8, 2006, at the G.V. “Sonny”Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born on July 22,1974, to Mike Pyeatt and Judy Swinney Pyeatt.

He was a graduate of Bogue Chitto High School. He was aconstruction worker. He was a 100 percent disabled Navy veteran. Hewas a member of the Bogue Chitto Assembly of God.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Bill Swinney,Kenneth and Jean Pyeatt and Minnie Hux.

Survivors are his wife, Jeannie Pyeatt; his brothers, MikeyPyeatt and his wife, Danna, of Bogue Chitto, Benji Pyeatt and hiswife, Ellen, of Brookhaven, and Greg Grayson, of Hubbs, N.M.; andhis grandmother, Wilma Swinney.

Clasteen Franklin Tucker

Services for Clasteen Franklin Tucker, of Bogue Chitto, are 10a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Topisaw M.B. Church in Ruth with burialin the Topisaw/Mars Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at MarshallFuneral Home in Brookhaven. A wake will be observed at the churchFriday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. at thechurch.

Mrs. Tucker, 84, died Jan. 7, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn in Ruth on Dec. 16, 1921, to Zeb Franklin and Ada MayFranklin.

She was a member of the Lincoln County Retired Teacher’sAssociation and the Heroines of Jericho.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, ClintTucker; her brother-in-law, M.C. Hammond Sr.; and her nephew, JoeHammond.

Survivors are her son, Brian Hammond, of Ruth; a sister, AlleanHammond, of Chicago; two grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.

Audrey Toliver Washington

Services for Audrey Toliver Washington, of Bogue Chitto, are 1p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Springfield M.B. Church in Bogue Chittowith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Washington, 71, died Jan. 5, 2006, at St. Dominic/JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Quentin on Oct. 22,1934, to Charlie Toliver Sr. and Alberta McNulty Toliver.

She attended Lincoln County Training School. She was a nurse’said at Silver Cross Nursing Home for many years. She retired fromthe Department of Human Services in Brookhaven. She was a member ofSpringfield M.B. Church, where she served as Missionary President,president of the Usher Board, a mother of the church and was amember of the financial committee. She was an associate matron ofthe Bathsheba Order of the Eastern Star, Star Hope Chapter No.68.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, J.C.Toliver and Charlie Toliver Jr.; her sisters, Lillie Mae,Christine, Maxine, Roberta and Hazel.

Survivors are her sons, Albert Lee Washington, and his wife,Lola Washington, of Chicago, Johnny Washington and his wife, MaryAnn Washington, of Brookhaven, Charles Washington, Hugh Washingtonand David Washington and his wife, Cookie Washington, all ofBrookhaven, Lucius Washington and his wife, Wylinda Washington, ofMadison, Tyrone Washington, of Bogue Chitto, and Michael Washingtonand his wife, Lisa Washington, of Brookhaven; her daughters, HelenWashington, of Bogue Chitto, and Geraldine Washington, of DenhamSprings, La.; her brother, Frank Toliver and his wife, Mary LouiseToliver, of Chicago; her sisters, Geneva Glasper, of Chicago, andHattie Gray, of New Orleans; 21 grandchildren; 13great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins andother relatives.