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Obituaries for Sunday, November 12, 2006

Jerrald Lee ‘Jerry’ Nations

Jerrald Lee “Jerry” Nations, 66, a retired attorney, diedpeacefully at his home in Brookhaven on Thursday, November 9, 2006.Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, noon to 2 p.m. atthe Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Brookhaven. Funeralservices are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at the church. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service in Brookhaven is handling thearrangements.

Jerry graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1958 and theUniversity of Mississippi in 1962. While at Ole Miss he was amember of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He received his JurisDoctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1965. In 1964, hemarried Sidney “Butchie” Mize and they reared their two daughters,Nancy and Betsy in Brookhaven. At the time of his death he had beena practicing attorney for over 40 years.

Professionally he served as the President of the Lincoln CountyBar Association, and was a Youth Court Prosecutor for eight yearsas well as County Attorney. He was a member of the MississippiState Bar Association and held assignments on the Probate and RealEstate Committees. Currently, he was serving as the Municipal Judgefor Brookhaven.

Jerry was an active member of his church and deeply committed tohis hometown of Brookhaven. He served as President of theBrookhaven Jaycees; President of the Kiwanis Club;Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce board member; LincolnCounty Ole Miss Alumni Association; Secretary of Brookhaven CountryClub. He was secretary of the Lincoln County Executive Committee ofthe Republican Party for over 20 years; In 2002 he was named “King”of the Charity Ball by the Krewe of Ceres, for his continuing andpast commitment to his community. Jerry’s passions included hisfamily, taking great pride in his grandchildren, Will and Lucy; hisLord, always trusting in His grace; and his friends, loving themwith a warm and gentle heart.

As a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Jerrywas involved as a Lay Reader and was selected as a delegate to theDiocesan Council on several occasions. He also served hiscongregation as the Junior and Senior Warden of the Vestry.

Survivors include: his daughters, Nancy Nations and husband, JonMyrick, of Oxford, and Betsy Wilson and husband, Bill, of HiltonHead, S.C.; and his two grandchildren, Will Wilson and LucyMyrick.

Preceded in death by his parents, Estus Lafayette Nations andClyde Smith Nations; his wife, Butchie; and sister Margaret.

The family is especially grateful for the care and concern ofDr. Gerry Ann Houston, the staff of Jackson Oncology and HospiceMinistries.

Memorials may be sent to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer,Hospice Ministries or a charity of choice.

Donna Terrie Chaney-Berry

Services for Donna Terrie Chaney-Berry, of Natchez, were 3 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 12, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Natchez. MarshalFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chaney-Berry, 35, died Nov. 5, 2006, in Natchez. She wasborn in Natchez on April 27, 1971, to Donald Terry Chaney and EttaMatilda “Tillie” Floyd White.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her grandparents,Thomas Percy Floyd Sr., Myrtis Hunt Floyd, Georgia Chaney Beltonand David Chaney.

Survivors are her sons, Don Cornelius Berry and Tony VantrellBerry, both of Natchez; her daughter, Skyler Bonee Chaney ofNatchez; her brother, Van Tracy Chaney, of Natchez, her sister,Terri McGee, of Houston; and a host of other relatives andfriends.

Wesley Scott Farmer

Services for Wesley Scott Farmer, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Monday,Nov. 13, at First United Methodist Church with burial inPhiladelphia Baptist Church Cemetery. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Farmer, 44, died Nov. 9, 2006, at his home. He was born onNov. 23, 1961, to Oliver Matthew Farmer and Lonnie Dee HarperFarmer, both of Dry Creek, La.

He graduated from LSU with a Masters degree in dairy science. Heworked in the Louisiana Extension Service from 1985-1991. Herelocated to Brookhaven, excepting a position with MississippiState University Extension Service. At the time of his retirement,he held the title of professor. He was a very dedicated leader andsupporter of the Mississippi 4-H programs and was a very activemember of First United Methodist Church. He was also active in thecommunity assuming many leadership roles.

Survivors are his parents; his wife, Jeannie Simpson Farmer, ofWesson; his sons, Scott Matthew Farmer and Seth Ashton Farmer, bothof Wesson; his daughter Shelby Renee Farmer, of Wesson; and hisbrothers, Ken Farmer and his wife, Linda, of DeRidder, La., and DonFarmer and his wife, Wynnde, of Dry Creek, La.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,332 N. Lauderdale St. Mailstop 505, Memphis, TN 38105.

Harry Rufus Jones

Services for Harry Rufus Jones, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerlyof Franklin County, were 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Paul M.B.Church in Quentin with burial in the church cemetery. MarshallFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jones, 74, died Nov. 1, 2006, at the hospital. He was bornin Franklin County on Aug. 2, 1932, to Neal Jones and Ida Mae ByrdJones.

Etta Matilda ‘Tillie’ Floyd White

Services for Etta Matilda “Tillie” Floyd White, of Natchez, were3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Natchez.Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. White, 58, died November 5, 2006 at her home. She was bornin Natchez on May 4, 1948, to Thomas Percy Floyd Sr. and MyrtisHunt Floyd.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her grandparents, PercyFloyd, Matilda Kingberry Floyd, Ernest Hunt Sr. and Etta SmartyHunt; her daughter, Donna Terri Chaney-Berry; and her sister,Mertis Louise Floyd Scott.

Survivors are her son, Van Tracy Chaney; her brothers, ThomasPercy Floyd and his wife, Augustine, of Natchez, and Ollie Fleming,of New Orleans; her sisters, Celia Floyd Peeple and her husband,Robert, of Bude, Cathy Deneese Floyd, of Gulfport, Rosie Rogers andher husband, Hoyle, of Memphis, and Della Thomas and her husband,Luther; and four grandchildren.