Obituaries for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Published 5:00 am Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wayne C. Gandy

Wayne Clarence Gandy, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006,at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday,at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst. Services will be10 a.m. on Friday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial in PoplarSprings Cemetery.

Mr. Gandy was a graduate of Union Consolidated School andattended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College. Mr. Gandy served in theU.S. Navy Seebees Division during World War II. He was retired fromIllinois Central Railroad Teamsters Local 891 Mr. Gandy was amember of the Mississippi Cattle Dog Association, and founder andformer president of both the Mississippi Stock Dog Association andGulf Coast Stock Dog Association and a faithful supporter of LoneStar Cattle Dog Futurity since its conception. He was a member ofthe Cattlemen Association, American Legion, Teamsters Union andlifetime member of the Copiah County Fair Association. Mr. Gandywas instrumental in the organization of Council School in CrystalSprings and helped organize Union Private School. He was a deaconand former Sunday school superintendent at Poplar Springs BaptistChurch. He was on the board of the Poplar Springs Baptist ChurchCemetery Committee.

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Mr. Gandy raised and trained Border Collies for the past 20years. He ran field trials in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana,Mississippi and Alabama, winning numerous awards. He was the 2001Lone Star Cattle Dog Futurity Hall of Fame Handler.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bobby Jones Gandy; sons,Terry Gandy and wife Angie, Bob Gandy and wife Patricia, and PatGandy and wife Cindy, all of Hazlehurst; sisters, Wilda Davis, ofSulligent, Ala., Doris Armstrong, of Strong Hope, and Nancy Ashley,of Brandon; brother, Leman Gandy and wife Von, of Greenwood; fivegrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arzola ‘Mickey’ Fields Jackson

Services for Arzola “Mickey” Fields Jackson, of Delhi, La.,formerly of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at MacedoniaM.B. Church in Brookhaven with burial in the church cemetery.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Jackson, 48, died Aug. 19, 2006, in Delhi. She was born inChicago, Ill., on June 29, 1958, to Levi Fields and Patsy WallaceMurphy.

She was a graduate of Fingers High School in Chicago. She workedas an aide at Delhi Nursing Home. She had worked for 10 years atHudgey’s Restaurant in Brookhaven. She was a member of Greater OneBaptist Church in Delhi.

Survivors are her father, Levi Fields, of Brookhaven; hermother, Patsy Wallace Murphy, of Brookhaven; her stepfather, AlbertMurphy, of Brookhaven; her grandmother, Minnie Wallace, ofBrookhaven; her brothers, William Fields, of Chicago, and Comrad N.Fields, of Houston, Texas; her sisters, Arlene Marie Neal, ofMilwaukee, Wisc., Ruby Jean Fields, of Brookhaven, Linda FayeFields, of St. Louis, Mo., and Shelia Fields, of Brookhaven; herspecial aunts, Lillie B. Wallace and Barbara A. Banks, both ofChicago; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mamie ‘Pat’ Hall Jennings

Services for Mamie “Pat” Hall Jennings, of Greenville, are 7p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Smith Funeral Home in Greenville.Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Therewill be another visitation held on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noonuntil 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, witha funeral service at 2 p.m., followed by burial in the churchcemetery. The Rev. Arthur Scott will officiate the services.

Jennings, 58, died Aug. 22, 2006, at Delta Regional MedicalCenter in Greenville. She was born in Bogue Chitto on Feb. 9, 1948,to Bennie Hall Sr., and Louise Moak Hall.

She great up in Bogue Chitto and attended school there. She hadbeen a resident of Greenville since 1967, where she worked as awaitress at several restaurants.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, Ira LeeHall, John Henry Hall, Prentiss Hall, of Bogue Chitto, and LarryHall of Grand Bay, Ala.; her sisters, Mamie Jane Hall and Eunice”Tillithia” Hall Moak, of Bogue Chitto.

Survivors are her daughter, Ronicca Jennings, of Greenville; herbrothers, John Hugh Mathis and Quincy Hall, of Brookhaven, Jimmy”Jimbo” Hall, John Neal Hall and Wemes Hall, of Bogue Chitto, andBennie Hall Jr., of Jayess; her sisters, Essie McCaa, of Meadville,Bennie Blakeney, of Ferriday, La., Earline Carlisle, of McComb,Margaret “Darlene” Williams and Rita Hall, of Brookhaven, GloriaMercier and Martha Avants, of Bogue Chitto, Nancy Peyregne, ofGrand Bay, and Hattie Morris, of Saraland, Ala.; her grandchildren,Taylor Jennings, Austin Moore, Alexia Moore and Kaitlynn Moore; andseveral brothers- and sisters-in-law; two aunts and numerousnieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.