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Obituaries for Monday, February 27, 2006

Imelda M. Johnston

Services for Imelda M. Johnston, of Bogue Chitto, are 10 a.m.Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Adams United Methodist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge ofarrangements.

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

Mrs. Johnston, 83, died Feb. 26, 2006 at McComb Extended Care.She was born in Lincoln County on June 17, 1922, to Dudley May andEula May.

She was a housewife. She was a member of Adams United MethodistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, D.W. May;and her sisters, Mildred Reeves and Lavelle Lewis.

Survivors are her husband, Melvin A. Johnston Sr.; her son,Melvin A. Johnston Jr. and wife Scoopie, of Bonita, La.; herbrother, James May, of McComb; her sisters, Hilda Ray Douglas, ofBrookhaven, Thelma Wells and husband James Hugh Wells, of McComb,and Eula Faye Hancock, of Summit; two grandchildren; fivegreat-grandchildren; one step grandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Carey C. Jones

Services for Carey C. Jones, of Jayess, were Sunday, Feb. 26 atLive Oak Methodist Church in Watson, La., with burial in AmiteBaptist Church Cemetery in Denham Springs, La. Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jones, 84, died Feb. 24, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Sept. 30, 1921, to Dr. Henry Clinton Jonesand Carrie Underwood Jones.

He earned a master’s degree and was a psychologist. He was amember of Amite Baptist Church in Denham Springs. He served hiscountry in the Navy during World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, WilliamLee Jones, John Paul Jones, Albert Sidney Jones, Murray Jones,Collins Jones and Lloyd Jones; and his sisters, Chesley Noble,Tirzah Cook and Elizabeth Nettles.

Survivors are his wife, Avy Ott Jones; his sons, James ClintonJones, of Carmel, Calif., Carey T. Jones, of Baton Rouge, La., andMark Stephen Davis, of Jayess; his brother, Amos Ponder Jones, ofWatson, La.; his sister, Virginia Dare Chavers, of Walker, La.; andhis five grandchildren.

Charles Dewey “C.D.” Lofton

Services for Charles Dewey “C.D.” Lofton, of Brookhaven, wereMonday, Feb. 27 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Mr. Lofton, 81, died Feb. 25, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn on Jan. 10, 1925, to Poley Lofton and M. L. MontgomeryLofton.

He was retired from TransOcean Drilling where he worked for 35years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a member ofthe Brookhaven Masonic Lodge. He served his country in the Navyduring World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Tommy Lofton;and his sister, Ann Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Voncile Lofton, ofBrookhaven; his son, Jimmy Lofton, of Brookhaven; his sister, FayeWilliams, of Clinton; his grandchildren, Julie Crockett and ChadCrockett, both of Pelahatchie, Robby Lofton and Amy Lofton, ofBrookhaven, and Jennifer Wroten and Marc Wroten, of Birmingham,Ala.; his four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews andfriends; and his caregivers, Maggie Hudson and Peggy Porter.

Lottie Bee Hart Smith

Services for Lottie Bee Hart Smith, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto withburial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

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

Mrs. Smith, 84, died Feb. 26, 2006 at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on March 24, 1921, to Harrison Hart and ClaraWallace Hart.

She was a homemaker and pastor’s wife for 50 years. She servedin several positions in the church, and served on the localassociational and state board of the Woman’s Missionary Union forseveral years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She loved working with her hands and quilting was her specialty.Her grandchildren referred to her as a “walking Bible.”

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, the Rev.G.W. Smith; five brothers, Herman Hart, Hoyte Hart, Harley Hart,Wallace Hart and Hugh Hart; two sisters, Rosa Lee Hart Wallace andElsie Hart Nettles.

Survivors are her son, Greg Smith, of Bogue Chitto; herdaughter, Janell White and husband Kenny, of Sumrall; her sisters,Jennie Ford, of McComb and Peggy Gardner, of Oklahoma City, Okla.;her grandchildren, Kenyon Greer, Bradley White, Susan Dobson,Shannon Nunnery and Kriston Fortenberry; seven great-grandchildren;and a host of nieces and nephews.