Obituaries for Thursday, May 04, 2006

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 5, 2006

Pearlie Buitt

Services for Pearlie Buitt, of Bogue Chitto, are 4 p.m. Friday,May 5, at Community Funeral Services Chapel, with burial in StewartCemetery in Bogue Chitto.

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

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Mr. Buitt, 67, died May 3, 2006, at his residence. He was bornon March 18, 1939, to James Buitt and Ruth Richardson Buitt.

He was retired from his job with Delta Drilling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his twobrothers.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Buitt, of Bogue Chitto; hisdaughter, Myra Bui and husband Quanj, of Bogue Chitto; hisbrothers, Sylvester Buitt, of Bogue Chitto, Martin Buitt, of Ruth,Charles Buitt, of Crystal Springs, and Robert Buitt, of BogueChitto; his sisters, Martha Sharpe, of Bogue Chitto, GearaldineMacFall, of Ridgecrest, La., Nita Hodges Lusk, of Wesson, JeanSmith, of Hazlehurst and Ann Hodges Cave, of Monticello; hisgrandchildren, Michael, Alex, Abby and Kacy Bui; and two specialsisters-in-law, Janey Buitt and Elaine Buitt.

Charles ‘C.E.’ Foster

Services for Charles “C.E.” Foster, of McBride, are 11 a.m.Friday, May 5, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Foster, 92, died May 3, 2006, at his residence.

He was a a 50-year member of the Masonic Mason Lodge 334. He wasalso a member of the Order of Eastern Star, John A. Galbreath Lodge#334 of Pleasant Hill. He was an active member of Pleasant HillBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his loving wife, Arlene Foster; hisbrother, Pete, and sister, Dorothy.

Survivors are his son, Robert Higgs and wife Betty; hisgrandchildren, Sarah and husband Mark Loftin, Roxanne and husbandLance Coleman; his four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Sharak,Shelby Coleman, Brittany Loftin and Bryce Loftin.

Pearl Hamilton

Services for Pearl Hamilton were today, May 4, at StringerFamily Funeral Services Chapel with burial in Wesson Cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton, 89, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at King’sDaughters Medical Center.

She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband, BillHamilton.

Survivors are her daughter, Jan Newman, of Wesson; her brother,John Barlow, of Myrtle Point, Ore.; her sisters, Josie B. Smith, ofHouston, and Jean Ross of Lander, Wyo.; her four grandchildren andfour great-grandchildren.

Mae Ruth Dickey May

Services for Mae Ruth Dickey May, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, May 6, at St. Paul M.B. Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, withfamily hour from 6 to 7 p.m.

Mrs. May, 58, died May 3, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on Sept. 13, 1947, to Albert Dickey and LizzieDickey.

She was a graduate of Sunshine High School in St. Gabriel, La.She was disabled. She was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her grandparents; her father; herdaughter, Angel Brown; and her son-in-law, Ricky Lawson.

Survivors are her mother; her husband, Kenneth Earl May, ofBrookhaven; her daughters, Shonda Lawson, of Brookhaven, MechelleHoward and husband Witz, of Geismar, La., and Carleise Norman, ofStockbridge, Ga.; her stepdaughters, LaToya Smith and husbandLaMarcus, of Monticello, Vanessa Thompson and husband the Rev.Aaron Thompson, of Monticello; her stepson, Kenneth May Jr., of LosMesa, Calif.; her sisters, Mateline Johnson and husband Shedrick,and Joyce Leggett and husband Johnson, all of Gonzales, La.; herbrother, Ernest Dickey, of Brookhaven; her aunts, Earlene Williamsand husband Charlie, of Brookhaven, Mary Carter and husband Nathan,and Anna Alexander, all of Brookhaven; her 15 grandchildren; hergreat-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Alice Hope Shirley

Family services for Alice Hope Shirley, of Yuba City, Calif.,have been held. Chapel of the Twin Cities Funeral Home in Yuba Citywas in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Shirley, 75, died April 30, 2006, at Rideout MemorialHospital in Marysville, Calif. She was born in Amite, La., on Sept.25, 1930. She was a resident of Brookhaven for 20 years and of YubaCity for 10 years.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse.

Survivors are her husband of 57 years, Vernon E. Shirley, ofYuba City; her son, Glenn E. Shirley, of Mississippi; her daughter,Nora S. Hogan, of Yuba City; her sisters, Aimee Theobald, ofLexington, Ky., and Joanna Gualtier, of Tooele, Utah; her threegrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Lee Otis Watson

Graveside services for Lee Otis Watson, of Wesson, were today atWesson City Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Watson, 80, died May 3, 2006, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital. He was born in Wesson on June 22, 1925, to RobWatson and Theodocia Watson.

He was an X-ray technician with Monroe X-Ray Company. He was amember of Decell United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of theNavy and served during World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Margaret Neely Watson, of Wesson; hischildren, Willie Graves, Linda Phillips, Marsha Prisock and JanetGraves; his niece, Lucille Horton and several other nieces andnephews; his six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.