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Obituaries for Friday, May 26, 2006

Judge Cooper ‘JC’ Jointer

Services for Judge Cooper “JC” Jointer, of Wesson, are 1 p.m.Sunday, May 28, at Little Rock M.B. Church in Wesson with burial inthe church cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome, with family present from 7 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Jointer, 86, died May 23, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn on Nov. 14, 1919, to Thomas Jointer and Mamie CooperJointer.

He attended Alexander High School in Brookhaven and AlcornA&M in Lorman. He was retired from his job with Chrysler inIndianapolis, Ind. He served in the Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughters, Glendaand Katie; and his sisters, Margie and Clara.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Alice Mitchell Jointer, of Wesson;his sons, Robert Jointer and Richard Jointer, both of Indianapolis;his daughters, Hazel Akinsanya and Debra Wilburn, both ofIndianapolis; his brothers, Willie D. Jointer, of Indianapolis, andthe Rev. Burgess Jointer, of Hazlehurst; his sisters, MargaretRead, of Gary, Ind., Alice P. Jointer and Bertha Mae Bowman, bothof Wesson, Mary C. Hall, of Indianapolis, Helen Wright, of Detroit,Mich., Ella Mae Demoss and Louise Brown, both of Indianapolis; andhis 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Nellie Mae Ratcliff Kimble

Services for Nellie Mae Ratcliff Kimble, of Wesson, are 2 p.m.today, May 26, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Wesson withburial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Mrs. Kimble, 91, died May 24, 2006, in Collins. She was born onAug. 4, 1914, to Benjamin David Ratcliff Sr., and Mary LewisRatcliff.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, WilliamDeloss Kimble Sr.

Survivors are her sons, William Deloss Kimble Jr., of BossierCity. La., Paul Donald Kimble, of Brookhaven, Bennie Edward Kimble,of Ellisville and Dale Mitchell Kimble, of Leakesville; herdaughters, Patsy Kimble Rushing, of Collins, her brothers, the Rev.Joe Ratcliff, of Collins, and Benjamin David Ratcliff Jr., of BaySt. Louis; her 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Edward Murray

Services for Edward Murray, of Bunkley community, were today,May 26, at Bunkley Baptist Church in Franklin County with burial inthe church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Murray, 88, died May 24, 2006, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Franklin County on Dec.5, 1917, to James Monroe Murray and Lula McManus Murray.

He was retired from International Paper Company in Natchez. Hewas a member of Bunkley Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Claudia; histwo brothers; his four sisters and his grandson.

Survivors are his sons, Homer Lee Murray, of Meadville; hisdaughter, Margie Murray Cobb, of Melton, Fla.; his brother, FloydMurray, of Meadville; his four grandchildren; his ninegreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.