Obituaries for Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2006

Lillie B. Crossley Hale

Services for Lillie B. Crossley Hale, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Thursday, March 30, at Wade M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burialin Carver Heights Cemetery. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is today from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Hale, 75, died March 27, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on June 13, 1930, to J.C. Crossley and LillieMae Gipson Crossley.

She was retired and had worked as a nurse with the VeteransAdministration in Kentucky. She was a member of Mt. Wade M.B.Church. She was a 1948 graduate of Alexander High School inBrookhaven. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree inNursing from the Tuskegee Institute, in Tuskegee, Ala.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brother, J.D.Crossley.

Survivors are her brothers, Charles Ray Crossley, James Crossleyand Michael Crossley, all of Brookhaven; and her sisters, RubyHornbuckle, of Tuskegee, and Saundra Shannon, of Brookhaven.

Henry Lee Newman Jr.

Services for Henry Lee Newman Jr., of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Thursday, March 30, at New Sight Baptist Church in Brookhaven 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, and onThursday from 10 a.m., until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mr. Newman, 79, died March 27, 2006, at St. Dominic – JacksonMemorial Hospital. He was born in Brookhaven on Oct. 23, 1926, toHenry Newman Sr. and Lula Mae Barnes Newman.

He was a 1944 graduate of New Sight School. He co-foundedLincoln Ready Mix Concrete in the early 1960s. As sole owner, hesold the business in 1979. He spent many years as a beef cattlefarmer. He loved his animals and enjoyed traveling in the motorhomewhen his health was better.

He was a longtime member of New Sight Baptist Church, where hetaught the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class for many years, andserved in other capacities.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother, JamesF. Newman.

A devoted husband and father, he was married to his high schoolsweetheart, Agnes Newman, of Brookhaven, for over 60 years.

Survivors are his wife; his daughters, Shirley Knapp, ofBrookhaven, and Kathy Edge and husband, Steve, of Brookhaven; hisbrother, Paul Newman, and wife, Ruth, of Pearl; his sisters, HelenPhillips, of Hattiesburg, Edith Diamond, of Wesson; hissister-in-law, Olivia Newman, of Wesson; his grandchild, AngelaPeden, of Brandon; and his great-grandchild, Brian Goode, ofBrandon.

Pall bearers are Joe Butler, Joe Daughdrill, Phil Magee, MikeSmith, Homer Brewer and Stan King.

Memorials may be made to Brookhaven Animal Rescue League or St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Billy Henry Priest

Services for Billy Henry Priest, of Hazlehurst, are 11 a.m.Thursday, March 30, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inBethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Copiah County.

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

Mr. Priest, 68, died March 28, 2006, at St. Dominic – JacksonMemorial Hospital. He was born in Hazlehurst on June 20, 1937, toArchie Priest and Effie Cupit Priest.

He was a retired iron worker. He was a member of the HazlehurstBranch of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Kathy Priest, of Hazlehurst; his sons,Warren Kinchen, of Wesson, and Craig Priest, of Florence; hisdaughters, Tammy Jordan, of Wesson, Tara Francois, of Hazlehurst,and Brenda Gaddy, of Georgetown; his brother, Bill Priest, ofCrystal Springs; his sisters, Cathy Wallace, of Texas, and BarbaraWiley, of Larto Lake, La.; and his 10 grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren.