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Obituaries for Thursday, January 19, 2006

Julia Rea Dixon Anderson

Services for Julia Rea Dixon Anderson, of Brookhaven, formerlyof Monticello, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Oak Grove M.B.Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Anderson, 82, died Jan. 13, 2006, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born on Feb. 17, 1923, to Ross Dixon andMattie Dixon.

She was retired. She was a member of Oak Grove M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, DelausAnderson Sr.; her brothers, Ross Dixon, Carl Dixon, David Dixon,Earnest Dixon and Willie Dixon; and her sisters, Annie Mikell,Elouise Dixon, Pearline Dixon, Zella Mae Pittman and LizzieCaine.

Survivors are her son, Delaus Anderson Jr., of Chicago; twosisters, Minnie Lee Dixon, of Monticello, and Ruby Speights, ofRiverside, Calif.

Mary Lee Chandler

Services for Mary Lee Chandler, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, Jan. 20 at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is today from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday from10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

Mrs. Chandler, 62, died Jan. 18, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn on Sept. 5, 1943, to L.J. Walker and Dovie May WalkerChandler.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Macedonia BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her grandchild, WalkerChandler; and a niece, Rebecca Walker.

Survivors are her husband, Billy Ray Chandler Sr., ofBrookhaven; her sons, Billy Ray Chandler Jr., Michael DewayneChandler and Alton Lee Chandler, all of Brookhaven; her daughters,Charlotte Dianne Simmons and her husband, Obie, of Denham Springs,La., and Kim Chandler Edgerton and her husband, Christopher, ofSpokane, Wash.; her brother, Larry Walker and his wife, Julie, ofNatchez; her sister, Rebecca Henry and her husband, Neil, ofNatchez; 15 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and onestepgreat-grandchild.

Ruby Patterson

Services for Ruby Patterson, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Jan. 21 at St. Mark M.B. Church with burial in Pine Grove ChurchCemetery in Sontag.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Ms. Patterson, 81, died Jan. 17, 2006, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Sontag on July 7, 1924, to WilliePatterson and Rosie Neal Patterson.

She was a retired teacher. She was a member of St. Mark M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Johnny “Jerry”Patterson; two brothers, Johnny Patterson and Willie Patterson Jr;and two sisters, Etta Hilliard and Christine Markham.

Survivors are her two daughters, Ethel M. Richardson and herhusband, Alton, and Rosie Banks, all of Brookhaven; her aunt, S.T.Patterson, of Los Angeles; her daughter-in-law, Terry Patterson ofBrookhaven; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host ofnieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Walter John Shoemaker

A memorial service for Walter John Shoemaker, of Sontag, washeld at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His bodywas donated to science.

Mr. Shoemaker, 90, died Jan. 13, 2006. He was born in Boston,Mass., on March 7, 1916.

He was retired from the Navy as an aircraft radioman. He workedfor the Civil Service and taught electronics at Keesler Air ForceBase in Biloxi for 20 years. He was an Eagle Scout and retired toSontag in 1975.

Survivors are his wife, Sally shoemaker; and three sons, DavidShoemaker, Don Shoemaker and John Shoemaker.

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Howard Stogner

Services for Beatrice “Bea” Howard Stogner, of Brandon, were 11a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Capps Funeral Home in Tylertown withburial in New Zion Cemetery.

Mrs. Stogner, 82, died Jan. 16, 2006, at her daughter’sresidence. She was born in Hazard, Ky., on Nov. 14, 1923, to SamuelHarrison Howard and Virgie Frisby Howard.

She was a store clerk. She was a member of the Methodistchurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, AzelStogner; four brothers, Eugene, Charles, Jack and Buster Howard;and three sisters, Zola Sayler, Pauline Cole and Marie Dunn.

Survivors are her two daughters, Eugenie Waddles, of Lakeland,Fla, and Lita Pickle, of Brandon; one son, Howard Stogner, ofBrookhaven; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bessie Crump Taylor

Services for Bessie Crump Taylor, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 21 at Crump Chapel United Methodist Church withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 to 7 p.m. at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Taylor, 100, died Jan. 17, 2006, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. She was born on Oct. 10, 1905, to William Crump and BerthaMcMillian Crump.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Crump Chapel UnitedMethodist Church, where she served on the Motherboard.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JessieTaylor; her daughter, Ruby Johnson; her brothers, Frank Crump, C.C.Crump and Lee M. Crump; and two sisters, Lucinda and Louvenia.

Survivors are her daughter, Margaret Brooks, of Brookhaven; herbrother, K.C. Crump, of Tampa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and 65great-grandchildren.