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Obituaries for Friday, September 1, 2006

Avanelle Dykes Everett

Services for Avanelle Dykes Everett, of Magee, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 3, at First Baptist Church of Magee with burial inMagee City Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 3 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Everett, 84, died Aug. 30, 2006, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Walthall County on Oct.25, 1921, to B. Nelson Dykes and Anna Estella Pope Dykes.

She was a retired elementary school teacher. She was a member ofAntioch Methodist Protestant Church of Magee. She was president anda longtime member of Women’s Missionary Society of the MethodistProtestant Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, the Rev.Aubrey Cortez Everett; and her three sisters.

Survivors are her sons, Aubrey Dykes Everett, of Brookhaven, VanDerrell Everett, of Kernersville, N.C., and Ted Owin Everett, ofMuscle Shoals, Ala.; her daughters, Gaynell Akins Fuller and TamaJoy Schaub, both of Magee, and Lacey Hubbard Rowe, of Brandon; her14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Caribbean Resource Ministries, 328 ParkLane, Jackson, MS 39212.

Helen M. Jordan

Services for Helen M. Jordan, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jordan, 84, died Aug. 31, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on Feb. 27, 1922, to William M. Marr andHattie Waldrop Marr.

She was the retired owner of Helen’s Fabrics for 25 years. Shewas a member of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HowellJordan and her daughter, Barbara Evans.

Survivors are her son, Joseph W. Jordan, of Brandon; herdaughter, Belinda J. Jordan, of Bogue Chitto; her brother, WilliamE. Marr, of Tupelo; her five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildrenand four great-great-grandchildren.

Donald Eugene Porter

Services for Donald Eugene Porter, of Smithdale, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 2, at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb with burial inOak Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Smithdale. The Rev.Lee Castello and Elder Floyd Wilkinson will officiate.

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

Mr. Porter, 73, died Aug. 30, 2006, at Covington County Hospitalin Collins after a lengthy illness. He was born in Franklin Countyon Feb. 1, 1933, to Ross Porter and Zadie McGehee Porter.

He was retired from his job in road maintenance with the statehighway department in Mississippi. He was a member of North McCombBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Pearl MarieSasser Porter; his sisters, Dorothy Dale Porter and Helen MelissaHoward; his brother, Van Dupree Porter, and two infantbrothers.

Survivors are his daughter Cynthia Ann Wilkinson and husbandW.E. “Buddy,” of Smithdale; his brother, Randolph “Pete” Porter andwife Marie, of McCall Creek; his grandchildren, Samantha Wilkinson,Jessica Wilkinson, Annette Wicker, Beverly Johnson and MargaretGraves; six great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Elaine Porter;and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jerry Howard, Larry Sasser, Larry Howard, DannySasser, Sid Sasser and Tom Pickett. Honorary pallbearers are themen of North McComb Baptist Church.

Mitchell Lee Wallace

Services for Mitchell Lee Wallace, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 2, at Catchings Funeral Home Chapel in McComb withburial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in McComb. The Rev. JeffDavis will officiate.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, andon Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Wallace, 58, died Aug. 31, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn in McComb on Aug. 12, 1948, to Carl Wilson Wallace and EdithInez Freeman Wallace.

He was a retired boilermaker and member of Local Union 582. Hewas a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam and received thePurple Heart. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in BogueChitto. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one grandchild.

Survivors are his wife of 36 years, Mary Adams Wallace, of BogueChitto; his children, Vinson Wallace and wife Erica, of Baker, La.,Lorraine Dobbs and husband Don, of Pride, La., and Nathan Wallaceand wife Chrissy, of Baker; his brother, Gerald Wallace and wifeCindy, of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, Carolyn Deer and husbandWayne, of Baker, and Dianne Russell and husband Danny, of Lucien;his grandchildren, Nicholas Ryan Waxley, Dustin Shawn Waxley,Alyssa Aryn Waxley, Russell Buck Wallace, Rhett Corey Wallace; andnumerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Adam Wallace, Blake Wallace, Eugene Moak, JustinMoak, Earl Moak, Wayne Moak, Merle Moak and Jimmy Freeman.