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Obituaries for Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Carrol Devon Calhoun

Services for former Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Carrol DevonCalhoun, of Brookhaven, were Saturday, Nov. 25, at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Calhoun, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at hisresidence. He was born on June 15, 1931, to Earl Calhoun and MaryLuticia Bardwell Calhoun.

He was a graduate of Whitworth College and a U.S. Air Forceveteran of the Korean Conflict.

In addition to serving as Chancery Clerk from 1968 until 1979,he was the owner of C & M Milling Co. He was also the formermanager of Brookhaven Production Credit and Equitable Insurance Co.He was a member of the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association and theLincoln County Cattlemen’s Association, from which he received the2001 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a member of DivideMethodist Protestant Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his former wife, JaniceSmith Calhoun; his brothers, William Calhoun and Robert Calhoun;his sister-in-law, Beth Calhoun; and his brothers-in-law, JollySistrunk and Duvall Cothern.

Survivors are his wife, Sharon Evans Calhoun; his sons, CareyCalhoun and wife Susan, of Brookhaven, and Pate Calhoun and wifeAmanda, of Diamondhead; his daughters, Tanya Camp and husband Doug,of Starkville, and Kelly Allen and husband Ricky, of Brookhaven;his brother, James Calhoun and wife Maude; his sisters, YzelleCothern, Doris Holmes and husband Norman; his sister-in-law, EdnaCalhoun; and his six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Deaconess Hospice or the Alzheimer’sAssociation.

William Jefferson Smith

Services and burial for William Jefferson Smith, a native ofBrookhaven and a resident of Mobile, Ala., for the past 60 years,were Nov. 17, at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Radney Funeral Homes ofMobile was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Nov. 14, 2006, at Providence Hospital. He wasborn on Dec. 9, 1919.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and servedin the South Pacific. After his discharge, he returned to Mobileand worked at Brookley Air Force Base until 1966, after which hebegan work with the Department of Defense and worked in severallocations before retiring and moving back to Mobile. He and hiswife spent several years traveling in their motor home to all ofthe continental states. For their 50th wedding anniversary, theytook a weeklong cruise to Alaska.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Margaret E. Smith; hisdaughters, Brenda S. Parker, of Mobile, and Charlotte S. Rice, ofLewisville, Texas; his sister, O’Darria S. Clem, of Chattanooga,Tenn.; his two granddaughters; three great-grandsons, and manyother extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Springhill Baptist Church Foundation, 2McGregor, Mobile, AL 36608; or Gideon’s International, c/o Roy E.Jones, 11480 Kali-Oka Road, Eight Mile, AL 36613.

Charlie Thompson

Services for Charlie Thompson, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 30, at Kynett United Methodist Church in Brookhavenwith burial in Hickory Block Church Cemetery in Union Church.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 7 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Thompson, 87, died Nov. 24, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn in Union Church on Aug. 8, 1919, to Boss Thompson and BlancheThompson.

He was retired. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was amember of Kynett United Methodist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, M.C.Thompson; and his stepsons, Micheal Henderson and HowardHenderson.

Survivors are his wife, Reana R. Thompson, of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Deloris Harrison, of Jackson; his stepdaughters,Gearldean Collins, Lessie White, Deloris O’Neal, all of Chicago,Ill., and Norma Newton, of Gulfport; his stepsons, Curtis HendersonJr., of Chicago, and John Bledsoe Jr., of Brookhaven; his sister,Josie Mae Robinson, of Chicago; his brother, C.W. Thompson, ofBrookhaven; his 25 stepgrandchildren, 29 great-stepgrandchildren;and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Enella Carruth Wade

Enella Carruth Wade, of Brookhaven, died Nov. 27, 2006, at theLiberty Community Living Center in Liberty. Visitation and burialwill be announced at a later date. Hartman Funeral Home in McCombis in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Wade was born in Brookhaven on Feb. 6, 1922, to Alfred BoydCarruth and Hettie Hutson Carruth.

She was a retired reporter for The DAILY LEADER newspaper. Shewas a member of the Jackson Street United Methodist Church inBrookhaven, where she played the organ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, DonaldEarl Wade; her sister, Lucy Carruth; and her brothers, Joe AllenCarruth and Robert Carruth.

Survivors are her daughters, Jo Ellen Davis, of Hattiesburg, andHanna Waldhalm and husband John, of Oak Harbor, Wash.; hergrandchildren, Raphe Waldhalm, Christin Waldhalm, Blaine Waldhalm,James Davis and Julie Davis; her great-grandchild, Elizabeth Rose,and another great-grandchild due to be born.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Community Living Center, 323 N.Industrial Park, Liberty MS 39645.

George Clayton Yelverton

George Clayton Yelverton, of Silver Creek, died Nov. 26, 2006,at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a laterdate. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Yelverton, 58, was born on Nov. 25, 1948, to BeutelYelverton and Hazel Jones Yelverton.

He was disabled and had been an electrician.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, PatrickYelverton.

Survivors are his wife, Colleen Yelverton, of Silver Creek; hissons, Jeff Yelverton, of Hattiesburg, and Jared Portwood andWilliam Yelverton, both of Silver Creek; his daughters, ShannonLooney, of Washington State, Wash., and Kristi Richter, of SouthBend, Ind.; his brothers, Anthony Taylor, of Georgia, and JamesTaylor, of Crowley, La.; his sisters, Jeanette Tekiela, ofSeminary, and Lisa Smith, of Stonewall; his seven grandchildren;and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and one uncle.