Obituaries for Thursday, June 15, 2006

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 15, 2006

Glover Mae ‘Ma Dear’ Boarden

Services for Glover Mae “Ma Dear” Boarden, of Wesson, are 11a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Old St. John M.B. Church in Wesson withburial in St. John Community Cemetery in Wesson. R.E. Tyler FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

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Mrs. Boarden, 83, died June 9, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on April 30,1923, to Loxey Boarden and EstellaBoarden.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Old St. John M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, Scott,Charles, Loxey Jr., and Andrew Boarden; her sisters, Emma LouBoarden, Amanda Hill, Myrtle Conley and Rose Boarden; her niece,Mary Brown; her grandsons, Steven “Stebo” and Andre Kelly, andNorman Boarden; and her sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Boarden.

Survivors are her son, Anthony Brown, of Milwaukee, Wis.; herdaughters, Martha “Mot” Kelly and Dorothy Catchings, both ofWesson, Hazel Taylor, of Chicago, Ill., Shirley Smith, ofMilwaukee, Mary Sennett, of Houston, Texas, and Debra Johnson, ofBrookhaven; her sister, Helen Williams, of Chicago; her brothers,William Boarden, of Lancaster, Calif., and Wilfred Boarden, ofChicago; her 16 grandchildren; her 17 great-grandchildren, and hertwo great-great-grandchildren.

Eunice Louise Terry Douglas

Services for Eunice Louise Terry Douglas, of Lockport, La., are10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at First Baptist Church in Lockport withburial in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Sontag. Falgout Funeral Home,of Lockport, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the church, and onSaturday from 8 until 10 a.m.

Mrs. Douglas, 83, died June 13, 2006. She was a native ofSontag.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lockport.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Calvin Douglas Sr. herparents, Bruce and Mary Smith Terry; her son, Ernie Douglas; herbrother, B.R. Terry; and her sisters, Irene Jackson, Hazel Jacksonand Eddie Mae Douglas.

Survivors are her sons, Terry Douglas, Joe Douglas, WendellDouglas, Chester Douglas and Calvin Douglas Jr.; her daughters,Dorothy Townsend, Linda Bilbo and Ginny Douglas; her brothers,Charles Terry and Marshall Terry; her sister, Nora Lee Saah; her 18grandchildren; her 23 great-grandchildren; and her fivegreat-great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association orthe American Heart Association.

Gloria ‘Gobi’ Ivey Jefcoat

A memorial service for Gloria “Gobi” Ivey Jefcoat, will be heldat 1 p.m., Friday, June 16, at Montgomery Baptist Church in Summitwith the Rev. Mike McKee officiating.

Mrs. Jefcoat died March 23, 2006, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Shewas born in McComb on Jan. 28, 1928.

She served in the Air Force from 1956 until 1957, then laterbecame a licensed practical nurse, and spent the remainder of herworking years helping others.

Preceding her in death were her husband, James H. Jefcoat; andher parents, C.C. and Treva Brown Ivey.

Survivors are her daughter, Lisa Dianne Elders, of Edmond,Okla.; her sister, Virginia Ivey Biglane and husband CarsonBiglane, of Laurel; her grandchildren, Jason Cory Galindo, ofWaldorf, Md., Melissa Ann Ashworth and Dana Marie Ashworth, ofEdmond; her great-grandchildren, Kiley Elizabeth Galindo, ofAnadarko, Okla., Hailey Ann Chadwell, Tyler Ann McNitt, andJennifer Dianne Ashworth, of Edmond, Okla.; her niece, Jenny LynnBiglane Boteler, of Roswell, Ga.; and numerous cousins andfriends.

Myrtis Case Smith

Services for Myrtis Case Smith, of Hammond, La., were 11, June 15, at New Salem Church of Christ in Brookhaven withburial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service isin charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Smith, 98, died June 12, 2006, at North Oaks MedicalCenter. She was born in Brookhaven on Jan. 23, 1908, to MarshallCase and Lizzie Watts Case.

She was a cashier for 25 years at Woody’s Grocery and atRosenblooms for 20 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ben F.Smith; and her son, Proby Smith.

Survivors are her grandsons, David, Donald and Mark Smith; herbrother, Hoyt Case; her great-grandsons, Lt. Bradley Smith U.S.N.,Ben Smith and Chris Blackwell; her granddaughters, BridgetBlackwell and Lesley Smith; and her great-granddaughters, Lydia andMargaret Smith.

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Jesse Clint White

Services for Jesse Clint White, of Zachary, La., are 10 a.m.Friday, June 16, at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary with burial inFeliciana Rest Cemetery in Slaughter, La. Services will beconducted by the Revs. Basil Wicker and Frank Ettu.

Visitation is today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, andon Friday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. White, 69, died June 13, 2006, in an automobile accident inGreenwell Springs. He was born in Enterprise to Walter Webster andSusie Brown White.

He was a member of Sheet Metal Local #21, having retired withmore than 45 years of service.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Stephen C.White; and his great-grandson, Stephen M. Weaver.

Survivors are his wife of 50 years, Barbara King White, ofZachary; his daughter, Brenda W. Banta and husband Michael “Mike”Banta, of Meridian; his sons, Jimmy R. White and wife MargieWallace White, of Ethel, Jerry W. White and wife Anne Keever White,of Greenwell Springs, Robbie J. White and wife Marie HathawayWhite, of Birmingham, Ala., and Jesse J. White and wife Tina GuestWhite, of Zachary; his sister, Donnie Godbold and husband “P.L.”Godbold, of Brookhaven; his grandchildren, Rachel White Gayle andhusband, Matthew Gayle, Marsha White Walters and husband GeorgeWalters, Samantha White Weaver and husband Daniel Weaver, Justin S.White and wife Jessica Farmer White, Jessi L. White, Stephen R.White, Christopher M. Banta, Matthew C. Banta, Danny D. White,Darlene M. White and Monica L. White; his great-granddaughter,Mikayla Weaver; and his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stephen MadonnaWhite, of Slaughter. He is also survived by many extended children,including Janice and Jason Laney, Mike Graham, Sue Patt, RandyGraham, David Johnson and many others.

Pallbearers are Jesse J. White, Robbie White, Jerry White, JimmyWhite, Justin White and Brenda Banta. Honorary pallbearers areDavid Johnson, Danny White, Christopher Banta, Matthew Banta andJason Laney.

Queen Ester Culver Walker Williams

Services for Queen Ester Culver Walker Williams, of Brookhaven,are 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church 550 inBrookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary isin charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Williams, 58, died June 10, 2006, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born on Dec. 21, 1947, to Israel CulverSr., and Dora Dixon Culver.

She was a graduate of Alexander High School and was retired fromStahl Urban in Brookhaven. She was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church550.

Survivors are her husband, David Williams, of Brookhaven; herparents; her daughters, Antroinette Lyons and husband Tim, ofBrookhaven, Lamanda Walker, of Brookhaven, Dora Johnson and herhusband Will, of Natchez; her sons, Willie Walker Jr., and his wifeQuizzie Michelle, of Brookhaven, and Michael Walker Sr. and hiswife Margo, of Brookhaven; her sisters, Mary Jones and her husbandSammy, of Brookhaven, and Lora Autman and her husband Grady, ofBrookhaven; her brothers, the Rev. Willie Culver and his wife MaeBell, of Brookhaven, and Israel Culver Jr. and his wife Dorothy, ofWesson; her stepdaughter and five stepsons, all of Jackson; her 13grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.