Melvin DeLaughter

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2006

Melvin DeLaughter, 79, formerly of Brookhaven, died March 17,2006, at McComb Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. DeLaughter was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 7, 1926, toFate “Pap” DeLaughter and Dixie King DeLaughter.

He was a former police officer with the Brookhaven PoliceDepartment and a retired truck driver.

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Preceding him in death were his parents; and his 12 brothers andsisters.

Survivors are his daughter, Judy Dunomes, of Hammond, La.; hisson-in-law, Jewel Dunomes; his grandchildren, Christopher, Ashleyand Brian; his sister, Pearlie Crane, of Brookhaven; hissister-in-law, Rosalie DeLaughter, of Natchez; his special friend,Deborah Payne, of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces, nephews andfriends.

Mr. DeLaughter was cremated according to his wishes and hisremains will be buried in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. John’sCommunity Funeral Home in Columbia, was in charge ofarrangements.

Condolences may be sent to Judy Dunomes, 133 Rosewood Dr.,Hammond, La. 70401-2934.