Obituaries for Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Rhonda Michelle Rushing Mullins

Services for Rhonda Michelle Rushing Mullins, of Brookhaven, are2 p.m. today, July 18 at Pleasant Ridge Pentecostal Church withburial in the church cemetery. Community Family Funeral Services isin charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mullins, 32, died July 15, 2006, in Brookhaven. She wasborn on Aug. 17, 1973, to Albert R. Rushing and Gayla McCafferyWardlaw.

Preceding her in death were Dianna G. Lambert, Grady and NellieRushing, Danny McCaffery and Roy Rushing.

Survivors are her parents, David and Gayla Wardlaw and Rodneyand Gloria Rushing, all of Brookhaven; her husband, Stacey L.Mullins, of Crystal Springs; her daughter, Blakeley LAShey Lambert,of Brookhaven; her grandparents, Robert and Edna McCaffery, ofBrookhaven; her brother, Rodney D. Rushing, of Brookhaven; hersister, Jennifer R. Ford, of Brookhaven; and numerous nieces andnephews.

Eleanor Mutz

Private graveside services for Eleanor Mutz, of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 at the Church of Christ on Highway 84West. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Mutz, 80, died July 17, 2006, at Silver Cross Nursing Home.She was born on Sept. 20, 1925, to Michael Petrovich and AnnaHovanic Petrovich.

She was a a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Henry R.Mutz; her brothers, John Petrovich and Michael Petrovich; and hersisters, Mary Sclafane and Ann Berezny.

Survivors are her daughter and her husband, Christine Smith andMichael R. Smith; her granddaughter, Natalie May Smith; and hergrandson Christopher Michael Smith.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, theChurch of Christ at Highway 84 West Cemetery Fund or a charity ofyour choice.

Ira Westbrook Nettles

Services for Ira Westbrook Nettles, of Covington, La., are 11:30a.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb withburial in Nettles Family cemetery in Franklin County. Elder RandalMyers will officiate services.

Visitation is Wednesday from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at thefuneral home.

Mrs. Nettles, 85, died of heart failure July 17, 2006, atLakeview Hospital in Covington. She was born in Smithdale, AmiteCounty, on Dec. 15, 1920, to Albert Sidney and Birdie FlemingWestbrook.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Oak Grove PrimitiveBaptist Church in Franklin County.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, PrentissB. Nettles; her infant daughter Alice Virginia; her sisters,Breness Gill, Doris Myers and Maxine Nettles; and her brother,Ewell Westbrook.

Survivors are her sons, Charles Houston Nettles and his wife,Eleonore, of River Ridge, La., and Prentiss B. Nettles Jr. and hiswife, Rhetta, of Covington; her brother Joel S. Westbrook and hiswife, Eleanor, of Meadville; her sisters, Margie Williams, NaidaGill, Cornell Burke and her husband, Charles, Bobbie Calcote andWilma Martin and her husband, Bob; and three grandchildren, GrantNettles, Damon Nettles and Christen Nettles.

Pallbearers are Prentiss Nettles, C. Houston Nettles, GrantNettles, Damon Nettles, Clint Martin and Stewart Graffia.

Bennie Jean Newsome

Services for Bennie Jean Newsome, of Duarte, Calif., were todayat Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin County withburial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home was in chargeof arrangements.

Newsome, 66, died July 2, 2006, at Methodist Hospital inArcadia, Calif. She was born in Smithdale on Feb. 29, 1940, toMilton and Cora Carter.

She was a YWCA Youth Director. She was an employee of the BallGlass and Bottling Company, and a Mary Kay independentsalesperson.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, L.C.Carter.

Survivors are her son, David Carter, her daughter, CharlotteConchalar; her brothers, Louis Carter and James Carter; hersisters, Ruth Jackson, Elois Cage and Kurtil Bell; and her fivegrandchildren.

Benny Charles ‘Pepper’ Walker

Services for Benny Charles “Pepper” Walker, of Wesson, are 11a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Zion Hill Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurstis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Walker, 65, died July 12, 2006, at his residence.

He was a retired NC programmer and had served six years in theMississippi National Guard. He was a member of JM Wesson MasonicLodge, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, and a Wahabi Shriner. He wasa member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Eddie and Mary EulaFarrar Walker; and his brothers, Buddy Walker, Bill Walker and GeneWalker.

Survivors are his wife of 43 years, Madeline Jones Walker; hisdaughters, Rachel Selman, of Wesson, and Becky Knight, ofGeorgetown; his brothers, Jimmy Walker, Ken Walker, Don Walker andRay Walker, all of Wesson; his sisters, Louise Rempert, ofWisconsin, Hellon Beall, of Wesson, Sue Wilson, of Laurel, andDolly Entrican, of Ocean Springs; and his five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Zion Hill Baptist Church BuildingFund.

Bessie Carlene Graham Walker

Graveside services for Bessie Carlene Graham Walker, ofBrookhaven, are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at Liberty BaptistChurch Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Walker, 84, died July 17, 2006, in Brookhaven. She was bornin Newton County to John and Nancy McGee Graham.

She was a a homemaker. She was a member of Liberty BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, T.J.Walker; and her brothers, Warren, Lois, Hubert, Wilbur and BillyGraham.

Survivors are her sons, George Hayward Walker and Thomas Lyndon,both of Brookhaven; her sister, June Ricketts, of Meridian; hereight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.