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Obituaries for Thursday, November 9, 2006

Jerry Brown

Services for Jerry Brown, of Chicago, Ill., formerly ofBrookhaven, are 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Friendship M.B. Church inMonticello with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Brown, 58, died Nov. 3, 2006, in Chicago. He was born inMonticello on July 18, 1948, to Slyvester Brown and JuanitaBrown.

He was retired. He graduated from Crane High School in Chicagoin 1967. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member ofFriendship M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, TrinaBrown and Dorothy Hoosier; and his wife, Vernia Brown.

Survivors are his daughters, Tamara Peterson and Tracy Purnell,both of Cleveland, Ohio; his brothers, Paul Brown and Phillip Brownand his wife, Laura Brown, all of Chicago; his sisters, JenniferRichardson, Valeria Brown and Paulette Brown, all of Chicago; fourgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.

John C. Kelly

Services for John C. Kelly, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Saturday,Nov. 11 at Mt. Zion M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Kelly, 75, died Nov. 3, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 14, 1931, to PearlieKelly and Arnetta Kelly.

He was retired. He was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Thelma McCallWashington Kelly; his daughter, Sally Ann Kelly; his son, J.C.Kelly; his brother, R.W. Kelly; his sisters, Mattie Mae Lamar,Virgie Mae Myers and Emma D. Leggett; and his niece, Mary AliceConnley.

Survivors are his two sons, Arthur Lee Kelly and Ronnie LeeKelly, both of Brookhaven; his brother, Louis Kelly, of Brookhaven;his sister, Rosie Thadison, of Brookhaven; and his stepson, IraWashington, of Brookhaven; six grandchildren; twostepgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relativesand friends.

Sue Tullis Lambert

Services for Sue Tullis Lambert, of Jayess, are 1 p.m. Friday,Nov. 10 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inTilton United Methodist Church in Monticello.

Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Lambert, 90, died Nov. 8, 2006, at New Dawn RetirementCenter in Ruth. She was born on Sept. 11, 1916, to John JonesTullis and Mary Idella Rushing Tullis.

She was a seamstress with Haspel Suit Manufactory in Tylertown.She had been a member of Unity Church of Christ since 1947.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, TroyEdward Lambert; her sons, Jake Edward Lambert; one brother; sevensisters; and one grandchild.

Survivors are her sons, Joseph Jones Lambert, of Tylertown,William Tullis Lambert Sr., of Searcy, Ark., and Troy TerrellLambert, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; one brother, John ArmstrongTullis, of Jayess; and two sisters, Dorothy “Dollie” Yates, ofJayess, and Glenda Frazier, of Natchez; 13 grandchildren; and 18great-grandchildren.