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Obituaries for Friday, February 03, 2006

Minnie S. Lea

Services for Minnie S. Lea, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 4 at First United Pentecostal Church in Wesson with burial inthe Clear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday from10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Lea, 71, died Feb. 1, 2006, at her residence. She was bornon Dec. 30, 1934 to Her parents were Oscar Thornhill and RubyJohnson Thornhill.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of First UnitedPentecostal Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband,Charles Naul Lea.

Survivors are her sons, Charles H. Lea, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Rhonda McMurray, of Bogue Chitto; her brother, David E.Thornhill,of Brookhaven; her sisters, Juanita Goff, of Pascagoula,Fay Lemaitre, of Moss Point, and Catherine Stricklin and Ann Lee,both of Brookhaven; seven grandchildren; and fivegreat-grandchildren.

Edna Martin

Services for Edna Martin, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.5 at Willie Mae Tyler Memorial Chapel with burial in Carver HeightsCemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Martin, 75, died Feb. 1, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 11, 1930, to EmmanuelWilliams and Henrene Coleman Williams.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Jerusalem M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, PrinceMartin; a daughter, Mildred Williams; her brothers, William, Troyand Emmanuel Jr.; and her sisters, Ethel Truvillion and LillianWilliams.

Survivors are her cousin Dan Brown Jr. and a devoted friend,Leatrice Dillon, both of Brookhaven.

Melvin Stewart Jr.

Services for Melvin Stewart Jr., of Jackson, formerly ofBrookhaven, are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Lake-Over MemorialFuneral Home Chapel, 1525 Beasley Road, Jackson, with burial inVeteran Autumn Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Stewart, 58, died Feb. 1, 2006, at his residence.

He was a disabled veteran. He served in the Army. He was a 1965graduate of Alexander High School.

Preceding him in death was his father, Melvin Stewart Sr.; and asister, Myrtle M. Smith.

Survivors are his mother, Ossie M. Stewart, of Brookhaven; hiswife, Esther Stewart, of Jackson; his daughters, Galene Stewart, ofJackson, Crystal Stewart, of Chicago; his son, Melvin Stewart III,of Chicago; his sisters, Minyon and her husband, Arthur Coleman, ofWesson, Myrtis B. Smith, of Brookhaven and Montina and her husbandthe Rev. Danny Tripplet, of Mendenhall; his brothers, MarvinStewart, of Chicago, Mackie O. Stewart and Malcolm Stewart and hiswife, Barbara, all of Brookhaven; and eight grandchildren.