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Obituaries for Thursday, June 8, 2006

Nellie Calcote Denman

Services for Nellie Calcote Denman, of Guntersville, Ala.,formerly of the Auburn community in Lincoln County, are 10 a.m.Friday, June 9, at Adams United Methodist Church in Smithdale withburial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Denman, 81, died June 6, 2006, at Piedmont Hospital inAtlanta, Ga. She was born in Lincoln County on April 21, 1925, toW.H. Calcote and Ruth Ann Smith Calcote.

She was a retired teacher, having taught in Mississippi for 27years. She was a graduate of West Lincoln High School,Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and Mississippi State College forWomen. She was a member of Adams United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her sisters, LouiseMoorer and Elsie White.

Survivors are her husband of 59 years, William H. Denman, ofGuntersville; her son, Bill Denman and wife Jenay, of Atlanta; herdaughters, Janet Langley and husband John, of Guntersville, NancyCarter and husband Dean, of Huntsville, Ala., and Ann Denman, ofGuntersville; her brothers, James Calcote, of Gulfport, and DavidCalcote, of Brookhaven; her sisters, Flora Byrd, of Atlanta,Dorothy Poole, of Hernando, and Ruth Way, of Georgetown, Texas; herfive grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Frederick Fisher Johnson

Graveside services for Frederick Fisher Johnson, of Flint,Mich., are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. John Cemetery, inWesson. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,with family present from 6 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Johnson, 45, died May 25, 2006, in Flint. He was born onApril 18, 1961, to Jack Jessie Johnson and Ella Bernice FisherJohnson.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his brothers, Kirk Fisher, of Flint, DonaldFisher, of Wesson, Stanley Smith, of Flint, Gregory Fisher, ofMichigan, and Earvin Johnson, of Lansing, Mich.; and his sisters,Sandra Gail Magee, of Arlington, Texas, and Jessica Johnson, ofDetroit, Mich.

Robert Winston Lovett Jr.

Services for Robert Winston Lovett Jr., of McComb, are 11 a.m.Friday, June 9, at Jones Family Funeral Chapel in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. The Rev. J. Frank Smithwill officiate.

Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, andon Friday from 9 until 11 a.m.

Mr. Lovett, 51, died June 6, 2006, at Beacham Memorial Hospitalin Magnolia. He was born in McComb on Jan. 6, 1955, to Robert W.Lovett Sr. and Betty Ann Quin.

He was disabled. He attended Fernwood Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors are his mother, Betty Ann Quin, of McComb; his stepsonand wife, Allen and Cassie Massey, of Crenshaw; his daughter andhusband, Tiffany and Charles McKnight, of McComb; his stepdaughter,Teresa Rushing, of Kentwood, La.; his brothers, Steve Lovett andLamar Lovett, both of McComb; his sister and husband, Deborah andAnthony Sauls, of McComb; and his six grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Wayne Cooksey, Johnny Cooksey, Jimmy DaleMcDaniel, Larry McKenzie, Doug Lawrence and L.T. Thornton. Hisgrandson, Daniel Lowry, is honorary pallbearer.

Edward L. Moyers, Jr.

Edward L. Moyers Jr., 77, formerly of Brookhaven, died Monday,June 5, 2006, in Naples, Fla.

Mr. Moyers was born to Edward L. Moyers and Lucille Lewis Moyerson Oct. 3, 1928, near Meridian. He was reared in Vicksburg and wasa 1947 graduate of Chamberlain-Hunt Military Academy in PortGibson. He served in the United States Navy in the Korean War. Hewas a 1955 graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. Mr.Moyers had a long and distinguished career in the railroadindustry, mainly with the Illinois Central Railroad in Mississippi,Louisiana, Kentucky and Illinois. In 1985, he became president andC.E.O. of MidSouth Rail Corporation in Jackson. In 1989, he wasnamed president and C.E.O. of Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago,Ill., serving until 1993. Following a short retirement, he becamepresident and C.E.O. of Southern Pacific Railway in Denver, Colo.,in 1993, a position he held until 1995. After retirement, hecontinued to be active in the railroad business, overseeing themanagement and construction of two Brazilian rail projects. He wasalso a former member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps Collegeand the Board of Directors of Deposit Guaranty National Bank. In1989, he received the Jackson Journal of Business Captain ofIndustry Award and in 1995 he was named Railway Age Magazine’sRailroader of the Year. He was a member of Vanderbilt PresbyterianChurch in Naples.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elladean MoyersHall and brother James Olin Moyers.

He is survived by his wife, Helen H. Moyers of Naples; son anddaughter-in-law Paul and Alison Moyers, and their children Meredithand Alex, of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law Nancy and ToddScarlett, and their sons Ben and David, of Charlotte, N.C.; hissister Mary Ann Barker of Hamburg, Ark., and brother andsister-in-law Pat and Linda Moyers, of Ruston.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 8, from 5 until 8 p.m. atKilpatrick Funeral Home, 209 North Bonner St., in Ruston, andFriday, June 9, from 9 a.m. until time of service at thePresbyterian Church of Ruston. Services will be at 10 a.m. atPresbyterian Church of Ruston, 212 North Bonner St., Ruston.Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery inRuston.