Earl B. Pickering

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 25, 2006

Graveside services for Earl B. Pickering, of Picayune, were 2p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery inFranklin County. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Pickering, 82, died Sept. 21, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn in New Orleans, La., on Oct. 1, 1923, to John Pickering andHessie Mae Martin Merrill.

He was a pipeline inspector/welder. He was a U.S. Navy veteranof World War II.

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Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Gertie Larsen Pickering, of Picayune;his brother, Jimmy Merrill, of Landers, Wyo.; his daughters, LindaGatlin, of Picayune, and Beverly Pickering, of Brookhaven; and histwo grandchildren.