Obituaries for Monday, November 6, 2006
Berry Farmer Bridges
Services for Berry Farmer Bridges, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Pearlhaven Baptist Church with burial inMission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home andon Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at thechurch.
Mr. Bridges, 91, died Nov. 4, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn on Aug. 10, 1915, to John Ephrin Bridges and Maggie TaylorBridges.
He was retired from Stahl-Urban Manufacturing Co. He was amember of Pearlhaven Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary MaudeMullins Bridges; his sister, Georgia Bridges; his brother, J.D.Bridges; his sons-in-law, James “Poz” Hux and James DeHon WallaceJr.; and his great-grandchild, Zachary River Norris.
Survivors are his sons, Charlie Berry Bridges and John LutherBridges, both of Brookhaven; his daughters, Betty Ruth Womack andhusband Kary, of Topeka, and Barbara Ann Hux, of Brookhaven; his 14grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and threegreat-great-grandchildren.
Helen McCharen Gordon
Helen Louise McCharen Gordon, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006,at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday inthe funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Lakewood MemorialPark.
Visitation is today from 4 until 7 p.m. and after 11 a.m. onTuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson.
Mrs. Gordon was born Dec. 14, 1923, at Toccopola, the eldestchild of Charles D. and Genera P. McCharen. In 1926, the familymoved to Jackson, where she attended Jackson Public Schools,graduating from Central High School in the class of 1941. Sheattended Belhaven College and was employed in the draftingdepartment at Southern Bell Telephone Company until her marriage toErnest W. Gordon on Oct. 31, 1943.
A member of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Gordon was alongtime member of Alta Woods Presbyterian Church, where she tookcare of the infants in the nursery for about 35 years. She wasactive in volunteer services for many years at the MississippiBaptist Medical Center, the American Postal Workers Union Auxiliaryand American Legion Auxiliary, and was a member of the MondayMorning Playhouse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Gordon andtheir daughter, Judith Lynn Gordon Collins and husband, RobertCollins and her sister Hazel M. Lawrence.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Lee Gordon and wifePhyllis, of Ruth, and William David Gordon, of Jackson; hergrandson, Andrew Michael Gordon and wife Trena; her granddaughter,Allison Leanne G. Flynn; her great-granddaughter, Macie AnsleighFlynn; her sisters, Dorothy Weathersby and husband William, ofTerry, and Rosanne Fischer and husband Henry, of Jackson; and anumber of nieces and nephews and their families.
Memorials may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746,Columbus, MS 39703 or French Camp Academy, Chamberlain HuntAcademy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
The family guestbook may be signed atwww.lakewoodfuneralhomes.com.
Annie Pearl Harris
Services for Annie Pearl Harris, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Shady Grove M.B. Church in Wesson with burialin the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.
Visitation is Tuesday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.
Ms. Harris, 63, died Nov. 2, 2006, at Silver Cross Home. She wasborn on Dec. 9, 1942, to Bernell Cain and Emma Harris.
She was retired.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, MaggieOwens; and her brother-in-law, Tyree Owens.
Survivors are her companion, John L. Childs, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Shelia Williams, of Brookhaven; her sons, Jeremy Harrisand Haley Harris, both of Brookhaven, and Tyree Harris, of McComb;her sister, Delores Holmes, of Chicago, Ill.; her sisters-in-law,Desiree S. Harris, Sarah Pennington and Mary Johnson, all ofBrookhaven; her eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, andmany nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Dorothy E. Flowers Keeney
Services for Dorothy E. Flowers Keeney, of Bude, were today,Nov. 6, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Bude with burial inMidway Cemetery in Bude.
Keeney, 78, died Nov. 2, 2006, at her residence. She was born inMississippi on July 28, 1928, to Newman and Lizzie Flowers.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Survivors are her daughters, Dinah Maynard and Dorothy Carter,both of Crossville, Tenn.; her sister, Willene Cook; her sixgrandchildren; her 15 great-grandchildren and a host of otherrelatives and friends.
Norma Moak Hart Morgan
Services for Norma Moak Hart Morgan, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMontgomery Baptist Church Cemetery in Summit. The Rev. Mike McKeewill officiate.
Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Morgan, 71, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson after a brief illness. She was born inBogue Chitto on Feb. 20, 1935, to Ted Moak Sr. and Erma CanoyMoak.
She was an employee of Bell South, starting in Baton Rouge, La.,in 1955 and worked in Brookhaven, McComb and Jackson, beforeretiring in 1989 as assistant manager of operating services. Shewas also employed at Packard Electric in security and personnelfrom 1989 until 2004. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant BaptistChurch in Bogue Chitto.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband,Russell Lenoir Hart Sr.; her sister, Peggy Seago; and hergranddaughter, Hannah Marie Hart.
Survivors are her husband, Shelton Morgan, of Brookhaven; hersons, Russell L. Hart Jr. and wife Amy, and Len Hart and wifeCindy, all of Bogue Chitto; her daughter, Missy Wallace and husbandAlan, of Bogue Chitto; her stepchildren, Allen and Becky Morgan, ofBrookhaven, Larry and Sylvia Morgan, of Hattiesburg, and Ginger andJim Bullock, of St. Croix; her brothers, Ted Moak Jr. and wifeJimmie, of Bogue Chitto, Roger Moak and wife Geraldine, of Summit;her sisters, JoAnn Thames and husband Gene, of Brookhaven, andJoyce Allred and husband Danny Ray, of Bogue Chitto; her sixgrandchildren, Austin and Nikki Hart, Ali and Eli Wallace, Marleyand Michael Hart, all of Bogue Chitto; and a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Randy Seago, Mike Seago, Keith Seago, BruceSeago, Mike Hart and Jody Moak.
Cathy Smith Pace
Services for Cathy Smith Pace, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven.
Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Pace, 54, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the University MedicalCenter in Jackson. She was born on Aug. 8, 1952, to Jewell Smithand Virginia Johnson Smith.
She was a homemaker.
Preceding her in death was her father.
Survivors are her mother, Virginia Johnson Smith, of Brookhaven;her husband, Joel Pace, of Brookhaven; her sons, Tracy Pace andwife Arlia, of Brookhaven, and Joey Pace, of Denver, Colo.; herbrothers, Emmit Johnson and Dennis Banks, both of Brookhaven; hersister, Wanda Johnson, of Brookhaven; and a host of nieces andnephews.
Clara Lee Griffing Smith
Services for Clara Lee Griffing Smith, of Brookhaven, are 10a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service withburial in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith, 82, died Nov. 5, 2006, at Silver Cross Home. She wasborn on March 5, 1924, to Joe A. Griffing and Eunice Marie HumbleSmith.
She was retired. She was a member of Macedonia BaptistChurch.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, Edward”P.T.” Smith and Wiley J. Smith; her sister, Gay Smith; and hergranddaughter, Tracy Lynn Stevens.
Survivors are her sons, Thomas E. “Pete” Smith and wife Joy, ofShreveport, La., and Danny G. Smith and wife Margaret, ofBrookhaven; her grandchildren, Thomas E. Smith, Craig Smith, ChadSmith, Paige Jackson and Matt Jackson; and her sevengreat-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Dickey Watts
Services for Elizabeth Dickey Watts, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Lucien Baptist Church in Lucien with burial inPleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven. BrookhavenFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, andon Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m., at the church.
Mrs. Watts, 86, died Nov. 4, 2006, at the University MedicalCenter in Jackson. She was born in Franklin County on July 31,1920, to L.E. Dickey and Alma Hall Dickey.
She was retired with over 40 years of employment at Stahl-UrbanManufacturing Co. She was a member of Lucien Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, PearlieWhittney Watts; her daughter, Shellia Watts Walker; hergranddaughter, BeTina (Case) Pierce; and her brothers, F.J. Dickeyand Hugh Bill Dickey.
Survivors are her son, Ronny Watts and wife Jeanette, of Wesson;her daughter Patricia Ann Case, of Brookhaven; her sister, AnnUnderwood, of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, Sharrie L. Ward, ofAtlanta, Ga., Robin Case Charpentier, of Brookhaven, Brad Watts andBlake Watts, both of Wesson, Wendy Walker Cain and Elizabeth AnnSullivan, both of Magee; her nine great-grandchildren and threegreat-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Steve Dickey, Eddie Dickey, Jimmy Dickey, BradWatts, Blake Watts and Sonny Dickey.