Obituaries for Friday, September 15, 2006

Published 5:00 am Friday, September 15, 2006

Pearlie Albert ‘Coochie’ Britt

Services for Pearlie Albert “Coochie” Britt, of Brookhaven, are2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the chapel of Riverwood Family FuneralService with burial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Britt, 59, died Sept. 13, 2006. He was born on Aug. 17,1947, to Pearlie Albert Britt Sr., and Pauline Case Britt.

He was a graduate of Loyd Star High School, Copiah-LincolnJunior College and the University of Southern Mississippi. Heworked for 25 years in Lincoln County as a high school coach andteacher, with the last 23 at Enterprise High School. Following hisretirement from coaching, he worked with the Mississippi BloodServices. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was anavid sports fan and outdoorsman, and a loving grandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, BettyBessonette; and his nephew, Micky Cain.

Survivors are his wife, Venna Kay Jordan Britt, of Brookhaven;his son, Brad Britt, of Brookhaven; his daughter, Carol Bullock, ofBrandon; his brother, Gene Britt and wife Margaret Smith Britt, ofBrookhaven; his sister, Virgie Beach and husband Eddie, ofBrookhaven; and his grandchildren, Sloan Jordan and McKennaBullock, both of Brandon. He is also survived by his nephews,Harold, Larry and Ronnie Cain, Russ and Kyle Britt and a number ofgreat-nephews and nieces.

Leonard Malcolm King

Services for Leonard Malcolm King, of Summit, are 2 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 17, at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in McComb with burial inWoodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. E.L. Stewart will officiate.

Visitation is Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,and will continue on Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m.

Mr. King, 74, died Sept. 11, 2006, at his residence. He was bornin the West Lincoln community of Lincoln County on July 21, 1932,to Russell King and Malinda Laird Mahaffey.

He was a retired oilfield consultant, working all over the worldas King’s Drilling consultant. He was known as “Catfish” to thosewith whom he worked in the industry. He was a member of the Baptistfaith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his beloved wife of 57years, Natalie M. King; his daughter, Donna Marie King; his sister,Ruby Waters, and his half-brother, Dutch Mahaffey.

Survivors are his sons, Leonard W. King and Robert M. King, bothof Summit, William Kerry King and wife Vicky, of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Sharon A. Baumgartner and husband Gary, of Jackson; hisbrother, Fred Mahaffey, of Brookhaven; his half-sisters, AliceMerle Bennett, of Baton Rouge and Myra Jean Davis, of Jackson; andhis five grandchildren, Kerry King, of McComb, Ira and Nicole King,both of Brookhaven, Alexandra L. King and Leonard Christopher King,both of Scotland.

Olevia ‘Larry’ Lyons

Services for Olevia “Larry” Lyons, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Luke M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burialin Hillcrest Cemetery in Brookhaven. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lyons, 97, died Sept. 12, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on Feb. 13, 1909, to Pink Lyons and ElnoraVictoria Hines Lyons.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Luke M.B. Church inBrookhaven, and had been the oldest living member there. She servedon the Motherboard and the Home Mission.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JerryHatchett; her brothers, Otis and Silas Lyons; and her sisters,Lela, Ardella, Lula, Pearlie and Ethel.

Her daughter, Lela Mae Lewis, of Columbia, died today.

Survivors are her daughter, Elaine Hatchett Rancifer, ofBrookhaven; and her 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 29great-great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Anne Smith

Into the loving arms of Jesus, our Savior, Marjorie Anne Smith,70, stepped into eternity on Sept. 14, 2006.

Services for Mrs. Smith, of Gonzales, La., formerly ofBrookhaven, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Brookhaven FuneralHome with burial in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeralhome.

Preceding her in death were her parents, the Rev. Jim Evans andAddie Evans; her sisters, Eva Nee Breland and husband Tony Breland,and Irma Lee Smith and husband Fred O. Smith.

She was the beloved wife of Lamar Smith, of Gonzales. Othersurvivors are Mark Smith and wife Rachelle, of Gonzales; herdaughter, Sonya Lanclos and husband Randy, of Gonzales; herbrother, Gayle Evans, of Brookhaven; her granddaughter, Allison;her grandsons, Aaron, Marcus, Evan, Tyler and Landon; hergreat-nephew, Chance Evans and Jamie Rye, who were like sons toher. She is survived by numerous other nieces, nephews and cousinswho were dear to her.

Pallbearers are Chance Evans, Kristopher Johnston, Jamie Rye,Gerald Breland Harold Smith and Mike Breland.

Vanga Elizabeth Woodall

Vanga Elizabeth Woodall, 74, formerly of Gulfport, went to bewith her Lord and Savior Sept. 14, 2006. She died at her home inBogue Chitto, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Sept. 16 atArlington Baptist Church in Lincoln County. Services will be thereat noon Saturday, with the Rev. Bob Lynch and the Rev. Keith Smithofficiating. Burial will be in the Arlington Baptist ChurchCemetery. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by HartmanFuneral Home, McComb.

Mrs. Woodall was born March 26, 1932, in Long Beach, thedaughter of Van Lassabe and Laura Bond Lassabe. She was reared inMoss Point, where she was valedictorian of Moss Point High School.She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she mether husband of 55 years, Robert “Woody” Woodall.

She was retired form the Gulfport Construction Battalion Center,having worked civil service with the Construction AppropriationsDepartment. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gulfport,the Gulfport Yacht Club, the Broadwater Country Club, and theGulfport Lions Club Auxiliary. She was also active in scouts,having been a den mother for Cub Scouts and a troop leader for GirlScouts.

After retirement, she and Woody moved to Bogue Chitto (where Mr.Woodall was born and reared). She was very active in ArlingtonBaptist Church and particularly enjoyed her fellowship with thesenior group and Vacation Bible School. She also served aslibrarian at Arlington Baptist Church for 15 years.

She cherished her friendship with her church family who broughther heartfelt joy each day.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, CoraLouise Ryder.

Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Woodall, of BogueChitto; three sons, Dr. Ronald Woodall, of Hattiesburg, WayneWoodall and his wife Jeannie, of Gulfport, Dale Woodall and hiswife Sandra, of Madison; her daughter, Wanda Radcliffe and herhusband Bob, of Pensacola Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren,Lauren, Bobby, Rebecca and Andrew.