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Obituaries for Friday, January 27, 2006

Edward Allred

Services for Edward Allred, of Bogue Chitto, are 3 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 28, at Community Funeral Services Chapel with burialin Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Allred, 77, died Jan. 25, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Nov. 1, 1928, to Clarence Allred and TrudyWallace Allred.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and two sisters.

Survivors are his brother, Clyde Allred, and his sister,Katherine Etheridge, both of Brookhaven.

Lillie Mae Trunnell Blue

Services for Lillie Mae Trunnell Blue, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at Center Street Church of Christ with burialin Carver Heights Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Blue, 73, died Jan. 24, 2006, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on Aug. 28,1932, to L.C. Trunnell Sr. and Laura Bracy Trunnell.

She retired after over 20 years of service with the LincolnCounty Department of Health. She was a member of the Center StreetChurch of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, WillardBlue Sr.; her sisters, Velma Houston and Emma Lee Levi; and herbrothers, J.C. Trunnell and Wille Lee Trunnell.

Survivors are her daughters, Rosie Lee McNair, and her husband,Ed, of Jackson, and Mary Graham, Laura B. Blue and Billie JeanBlue, all of Brookhaven, and Ellise Washington, of Hazlehurst; hersons, Willard Blue Jr. and his wife, Lillie S. Blue, and LonnieBlue, all of Brookhaven; her sister, Monzolia Course, of Jackson;her brothers, L.C. Trunnell, of Pearl, Robert Trunnell and WilbertTrunnell, of Milwaukee, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; 25great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Dorothy Irene Cannon

Services for Dorothy Irene Cannon, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.today, Jan. 27 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in Mt. ZionChurch of Christ Cemetery.

Mrs. Cannon, 60, died Jan. 25, 2006, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 15, 1945, to Homer Lairdand Winnie Hill Laird.

She was employed with Keystone Screen Wire Co. and was disabled.She attended Mt. Zion Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her father; and her husband, JoeCannon Jr.

Survivors are her mother; her sons, Joe Wayne Cannon, and DanielL. Cannon and his wife, Dusti, all of Bogue Chitto; her daughter,Christa Mitchell, of Bogue Chitto; her brother, Howard Laird, ofHelena, Ala.; her sister, Ruth Talley, of Bogue Chitto; hergrandchildren, Courtney and Iris Mitchell, Dorothy Cannon and JamesCody Cannon; and one stepgrandchild, Kristopher Herring.

Gary Eugene Cox

Services for Gary Eugene Cox, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 28 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Tilton United Methodist Church Cemetery inMonticello.

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

Mr. Cox, 57, died Jan. 26, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital inRidgeland. He was born on March 7, 1948, to Basil Andrew Cox andNorma Marie Carney Cox Griffith.

He was a millwright machinist with Georgia Pacific. He was amember of the United Steel Worker Union Local No. 371 for 37years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother, MikeCox.

Survivors are his wife, Susan Cox, of Monticello; his sons,Micheal John Cox, of Arkansas, and Stephen Mark Cox, Michael AllenOliver and John David Oliver, all of Monticello; his daughters,Tracey Recheal Cox Martinez, of San Antonio, Texas, and Keisha AnnCox Smith and Brittney Amanda Cox Thurman, both of Monticello; hisbrother, Larry Dale Carney, of Monticello; his sister, Sandra CoxFerguson, of Tylertown; and eight grandchildren.

David Brian Laird

Services for David Brian Laird, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m. Jan.26 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial in NewSalem Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mr. Laird, 50, died Jan. 24, 2006, at his residence. He was bornin Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 13, 1955, to David W. Laird and EvaNell Smith Laird.

He was a truck driver and a DJ for WBKN radio in Brookhaven. Hewas a member of Brookway Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Gaye Laird, of Brookhaven;his son, Shay Laird, of Atlanta, Ga.; his stepsons, Shawn Tolbert,of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Iain Mathes and his wife, Heather,of Brookhaven; his brother, Kevin Laird and his wife, Robin, ofBrookhaven; his sisters, Linda Joyce Laird and Wanda Laird Griffinand her husband, Howard, all of Brookhaven; and one grandchild,Lauren Mathes.

Charles Monroe ‘Spud’ Leggett

Services for Charles Monroe “Spud” Leggett of Summit, are 10a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Jones Family Funeral Services Chapel withburial in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.until 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Leggett, 61, died Jan. 26, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onJune 8, 1944, to James Cleon Leggett Sr. and Minnie F. Leggett.

He was a retired conductor for the Illinois Gulf Railroad. Heattended Bogue Chitto High School. Buying and restoring antiquecars was his favorite pastime. He also loved spending time with hisgrandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, JamesCleon Leggett Jr.

Survivors are his wife, Lynda Gay Leggett, of Summit; his sons,Charles Corey Leggett and Donald Glenn Leggett, both of McComb; hisdaughters, Lisa Ann “Sissy” Wallace, of Summit, and Shannai LeighBarclay, of McComb; his sister-in-law, Shirley Leggett, of McComb;his sister, Pat Killingsworth and his brother-in-law, BillKillingsworth, of Summit; a friend of the family, Tammy Wroten, ofSummit; and 10 grandchildren, Lacy O’Quin, Jacy Wallace, JoeyLeggett, Jamie Leggett, Kaitlyn Leggett, Taylor Leggett, JordanShaw, Jessie Shaw, Kaleb Barclay and Kaylee Barclay.

Pallbearers will be Jim Lenoir, Versie L. Hall Jr., Ray Hall,David Nichols, Sonny McCoy, Ernest L. Coon and Tommy “T.K.”Killingsworth.

Fred ‘Barry’ Morris Jr.

Services for Fred “Barry” Morris Jr., of Lafayette, La., are 1p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Easthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Morris, 47, died Jan. 24, 2006, in Texas. He was born onAug. 20, 1958, to Fred Barry Morris and Ruthlyn Case Morris.

He was a mud logger. He graduated from Brookhaven High School in1976 and attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and the Universityof Southern Mississippi. He was a member of the Church of Christ.He was an avid golfer.

Preceding him in death was father.

Survivors are his mother; his sisters, Melinda Morris, Jan Garonand her husband, Mickey, and Susan Calhoun and her husband, Carey,all of Brookhaven; his nieces, April Garon, Maegen Calhoun andSummer Calhoun, all of Brookhaven.

LaMildred Longmire Prater

Services for LaMildred Longmire Prater, of Brookhaven, were 11a.m. today, Jan. 27 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church withburial in Lovelady Cemetery in Forest. W.F. Mapp Funeral Home inForest was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Prater, 81, died Jan. 24, 2006, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born on May 10, 1924, the fourthdaughter of Malcolm and Maggie McFarland Longmire.

She was a graduate of Alcorn State University, where shereceived a degree in education. She taught school in the LincolnCounty School District for about 40 years. She was a faithfuleducator to the end of her career and life.

Mrs. Prater will be remembered for countless hours of devoted,giving service as a teacher, mentor and friend. Those students whomshe encouraged and inspired were always welcome where ever she sawthem. Her belief was, “If you are going to serve, be a faithfulserver.”

Preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers and threesisters, Chester, Lindon, Cantrell, John, James, Dessaree, Dorothyand Leola.

Survivors include her brother, Marshall Longmire; and manynieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ettie Mae Sisco

Services for Ettie Mae Sisco, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 27 at Gum Grove Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Wicker, the Rev. Philip Caples andthe Rev. Walter Sisco will officiate services.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Homeand Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Sisco, 100, died Jan. 25, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Jefferson County on Aug. 9, 1905, to F.O.Havis and Lula Martin Havis.

She was a homemaker and a retired dairy farmer along with herlate husband. She was a member of Gum Grove Baptist Church. Sheloved to quilt and work in her garden.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, MitchellW. Sisco; her son, Marvie Sisco; two brothers and threesisters.

Survivors are her sons, Walter W. Sisco and his wife, Yvonne, ofWesson, and Earl Sisco and his wife, Alice Anne, of Madison; herdaughters, Mary Gill, of Bogue Chitto, and Eula L. Nunnery and herhusband, R.H., of McComb; her daughter-in-law, Laurie R. Sisco, ofMcComb; her 10 grandchildren, Jerry L. Sisco and his wife, Janie,of Bogue Chitto, Sylvia Strahan and her husband, Bo, of Vidalia,La., Lester Ray Case and his wife, Hope, of Bogue Chitto, PamJohnson and her husband, Nathan, of Bogue Chitto, Sandra Strittman,of Jackson, Sharon King and her husband, Tim, of Summit, DannySisco and his wife, Rhonda, of Wesson, Tammy Porter and herhusband, Dwayne, of Wesson, Stephen Sisco and his wife, Christina,of Graham, N.C., and Sonya Cunningham and her husband, Tim, ofNiceville, Fla.; 22 great-grandchildren; five stepgrand-children;seven great-great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 11stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Sisco, Benji Sisco, Nathan Johnson,Lester Case, Danny Sisco, Stephen Sisco and Tyler King.

Luis C. Tracy Sr.

Memorial services for Luis C. Tracy Sr., of McComb, formerly ofCalifornia, are 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Eva Gordon buildingat the Pike County Fairgrounds. Jones Family Funeral Services inMcComb is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tracy, 63, died Jan. 26, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Reseada, Calif.,on Aug. 1, 1942, to Arthur C. Tracy and Lillie Valles Tracy.

He was a devoted father and husband.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, DorisBuratovich; and two brothers, Christopher Tracy and Jack Tracy.

Survivors are his wife, Sandra Pike-Morrow Tracy, of McComb; hissons, Blake Morrow-Tracy and Luis Tracy Jr., both of California;his daughters, Amy Morrow-Tracy, of California, Leann Griffith, ofMcDonough, Ga., and Tracie Robless, of San Jacinto, Calif.; hissister, Kathleen Ross, of Bulh, Idaho; two grandchildren; andseveral nieces and nephews.