Obituaries for Sunday, February 12, 2006

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 13, 2006

Welton Bryant Berry

A memorial service for Welton Bryant Berry was 2 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 11 at Adams United Methodist Church in Auburn.

Mr. Berry, 74, died Feb. 8, 2006, in Dallas, Texas. He was bornin Shivers on July 27, 1931.

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He was an aeronautical engineer who worked on many aircraft,most recently the space shuttle. While he lived in eight differentstates, his heart was always in Mississippi.

Preceding him in death were his oldest daughter, Debbie Taylor;a brother, Gayden Berry; and his parents, Henry and MinnieBerry.

Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Margarette Berry, of Auburn;his daughters, Jane Bush, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Ann Prichard, ofArlington, Texas; his grandsons, Paul Varner and Merl Prichard; hisgranddaughter, Eleanor Prichard; and his great-granddaughter, SarahVarner.

Memorials may be made to the Adams United Methodist ChurchBuilding Fund.

Jack Dempsey Cox

Services for Jack Dempsey Cox, of Monticello, are 3 p.m. today,Feb. 12 at Carmel Baptist Church in Monticello with burial in thechurch cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Cox, 84, died Feb. 10, 2006, at Lawrence County Hospital. Hewas born on April 24, 1921, to Henry Cox and Nannie Wilson Cox.

He was retired from TWA Airlines in Kansas City, Mo. He was amember of Carmel Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Air Forceduring World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Ila Jane Cox, of Monticello; his sonAdam Cox, of Enterprise; his daughter, Lana C. Ramsey, of Virginia;and his sisters, Gloria Kiern, of Metairie, La., and PaulineLambert, of Texas.

Alberta Mullins Herring

Services for Alberta Mullins Herring, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Springfield M. B. Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Herring, 85, died Feb. 8, 2006, at Haven Hall Nursing Home.She was born on Sept. 3, 1920, to Noah Mullins and CelestineMullins.

She was retired. She was a member of Springfield M. B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, EdHerring; her brothers, Willie D. Mullins and Joe Edmondson; and hergrandson, Tommy Marks.

Survivors are her daughter, Myrtis Crockett Marks, of Milwaukee,Wis.; her goddaughter, Mary Ferguson, of Bogue Chitto; and hersister, Geraldine Cameron, of Brookhaven.

Catherine Virginia ‘Cathy’ Jobin

Services for Catherine Virginia “Cathy” Jobin, of Oak Grove, are5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Temple Baptist Church, west campus withburial at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Peets Family Cemetery in theMidway Community. Moore Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 3:30 p.m. until funeral services atthe church.

Mrs. Jobin, 53, died Feb. 9, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn in Ft. Meade, Md., to William E. Peets Sr. and LewisePeets.

She was a teacher for Oak School District. She was a member ofTemple Baptist Church, west campus.

Preceding her in death was her father.

Survivors are her mother, Lewise Peets, of Brookhaven; herhusband, Robert W. “Bob” Jobin, of Oak Grove; her son, DaxDavenport, of Oak Grove; her stepsons, Sean Jobin and Kenneth R.Jobin, both of Mobile; her daughter, Dana Coghlan, of Oak Grove;her stepdaughter, Tracy Jobin, of Savannah, Ga.; her brother,William E. “Dusty” Peets Jr., of Brookhaven; her sisters, SueBerch, of Pearl, and Lynda Posey, of Vicksburg; and hergranddaughter, Mary Catherine Coghlan, of Oak Grove.

W. Ray Thames

Services for W. Ray Thames, of Brookhaven, were 2 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 11 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in HawkinsChapel Cemetery.

Mr. Thames, 85, died Feb. 9, 2006, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on Oct. 1, 1920, to Walter Thames and Dottie WardThames.

He was the owner of Thames and Eady, which he started in 1946.He was a member of Hawkins Chapel Methodist Church. He was aveteran of the Army during World War II. He was in the Fighting69th Infantry Division, 273rd, Company H. He was known as a legendin Mississippi for rabbit hunting and breeding beagles.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his daughter, Susan Thames Case and her husband,Sherrill, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Pauline Cain, of Brookhaven,Dottie Ruth Hill, of Monticello, and Betty Jones, of Nashville; hisgranddaughter, Tammy Wilkinson and her husband, Roger, ofBrookhaven; his step-granddaughter, Heather Hutchinson and herhusband, Jimmy Ray, of Monticello; his great-granddaughter,Brittany Prestridge, and her husband, Grant, of Brookhaven; hisgreat-great-granddaughter, Gracie Rae Hutchinson, of Monticello;and a host of nieces and nephews.

Johnny Thompson

Services for Johnny Thompson, of Sontag, are 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.13 at Johnson Grove Church of Christ with burial in WellmanCemetery.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 to 12p.m. at Harrigill Funeral Home.

Mr. Thompson, 62, died Feb. 11, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Nov. 13, 1943, to Johnny AlexanderThompson and Para Lee Smith Thompson.

He was a retired lieutenant with the Lincoln County Sheriff’sDepartment and a Lincoln County Jail administrator. He was a memberof Wellman Baptist Church. He was a veteran of Vietnam.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, VersieWinfred “Buddy” Thompson, and Robert L. Thompson; and his sister,Geneva Lee Cockerham.

Survivors are his wife, Gail Thompson, of Sontag; his son,Johnny Carroll Thompson and his wife, Melissa J., of Bogue Chitto;his daughter, Melissa Gail Craft and her husband, Paul Craft Jr.,of Sontag; his brothers, Lloyd Thompson and Gene Thompson, both ofBogue Chitto, and Nelson Thompson, of Monticello; his sisters, RubyWatts, of Brookhaven, and Peggy Lee, of Monticello; and hisgrandchildren, Johnny Bradon “Brady” Thompson, Makayla ElizabethCraft and Chase Alexander Thompson.