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Obituaries for Thursday, September 7, 2006

Leland Travis Allbritton

Services for Leland Travis Allbritton, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Friday, Sept. 8, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. at Riverwood.

Mr. Allbritton, 82, died Sept. 5, 2006, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 18, 1924, to Elam Allbrittonand Ollie Mae Powell Allbritton.

He was retired from Seale-Lily Ice Cream. He served in the U.S.Army during World War II. He was a member of Easthaven BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three sisters and fourbrothers.

Survivors are his wife, Celeste Nance Allbritton; his sons, JosephL. Allbritton, of Brookhaven, and James Richard Allbritton, ofJackson; his brothers, Carlie Allbritton, of Braxton; his fivegrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Glen E. May

Services for Glen E. May, of Tylertown, are 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.8, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb with burial in ElliotCemetery in Walthall County. The Rev. Diane Woodall willofficiate.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, and onFriday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. May, 40, died Sept. 5, 2006, from injuries sustained in anautomobile accident in Walthall County. He was born in McComb onJuly 24, 1966, to Wayne May and Sandra Fay Davis May.

He was a millwright with Joe Miles and sons Sawmill in SilverCreek.

Preceding him in death were his mother; his grandparents, GlennErnest and Ophelia May, J.P. and Annie Bell Davis, and FrankJohnson.

Survivors are his wife, Jennifer Alford May, of Tylertown; hisfather, Wayne May, of McComb; his sons, Justin May, of Smithdale,Timothy May and Payton May, both of Tylertown; his stepchildren,Slade Miller, of McComb, and Austin Miller, of Tylertown; his birthmother, Marlene Nations, of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, Denise Yoas,of McComb, Dana Chiasson and husband John, of Walker, La., DarleneNations, of Bogue Chitto, Denise Cupstid and Donna Cronin, both ofBrookhaven; his brother, Duke Nations, of Wesson; his grandmother,Mevline Johnson, of Magnolia; his father-in-law, Vernon Alford, ofTylertown; his mother-in-law, Jane Hunolt, of Cordova, Tenn., andmany friends and other family members.

Pallbearers are Byron Bacot, Shannon Boyd, David Brown, BillForbes, Victor Keene and Gary Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are GuyStout, Jeff McKenzie and Keith Ginn.

Percy E. Rauls Jr.

Services for Percy E. Rauls Jr., of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Paul M.B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

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

Mr. Rauls, 67, died Sept. 4, 2006, at University Medical Center inJackson. He was born on Nov. 29, 1938, to Percy E. Rauls Sr., andQueen Esther Tyler Rauls.

He was a retired educator. He was a graduate of Friendship Schoolin Brookhaven and attended Coahoma Junior College, where he playedfootball. He was a graduate of Mississippi Industrial in Itta Bena,and received his master’s degree at Mississippi College. He taughtschool in Liberty, Prentiss and Eva Harris High School inBrookhaven. He coached basketball in Liberty. He served asprincipal in Centreville, and as superintendent in Wilkinson CountySchools. He was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church, where he servedas deacon.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Willie D.Rauls; and his sister, Eva Gordon.

Survivors are his wife, Jeanette Andrews Rauls, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Zabrina Green, of Charlotte, N.C., and ValerieWashington, of Byram; his brother, Bobby Rauls, of Ft. Lauderdale,Fla.; his sisters, Jackie German, of Brookhaven, Rosie Rauls, ofLos Angeles, Calif., and Christine Rauls, of Richmond, Calif.; andhis two grandchildren.