Obituaries for Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Karen Arnold

Services for Karen Arnold, of Wesson, formerly of Natchez, are 2p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home in Prentisswith burial in Brady Cemetery in Prentiss.

Visitation is today from 5:30 until 9 p.m. at the funeral homeand on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

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Mrs. Arnold, 39, died Dec. 10, 2006, at Prentiss RegionalHospital. She was born on April 17, 1967, to Alex Daley and NettieGrace Parker Daley, and was the youngest of 10 children.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Betty SueDaley; and her father-in-law, Rodney Arnold.

Survivors are her husband, Ritchie Arnold, of Wesson; hermother-in-law, Priscilla Arnold, of Tylertown; her sisters, JanicePier, of Zachary, La., Wanda Thompson, of Hattiesburg, and AlexisStephens, of Knoxville, Tenn.; her brothers, Albert Daley, ofMemphis, Tenn., Roger Daley, Robert Daley and Mark Daley, all ofCarson, and Basil Daley, of Nashville, Tenn.; a special friend,Debbie Durr; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Richard L. Claus

Richard L. Claus, of South Chicago Heights, Ill., died Dec. 11,2006. Services were private. Smits Funeral Homes-Stegner MemorialChapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Claus is survived by his two daughters, Annette UmFleet, ofShelby, Ind., and Janie Keene, of Brookhaven; his son: RichardClaus Jr., of South Chicago Heights; his brother: William Claus;his sister Jeanine Peterson; and his six grandchildren.

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Philip ‘Buddy’ Daquila Jr.

Services for Philip “Buddy” Daquila Jr., of McComb, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery. Dr. David Millican and the Rev. TedBowlin will officiate.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, andfrom 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

Mr. Daquila, 75, died Dec. 10, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn to Philip “Buck” Daquilla Sr. and Audrey Pearl BoydDaquilla.

He was a retired conductor for Illinois Central Gulf Railroadwith 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the KoreanWar. He was a member of South McComb Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, BillDaquilla.

Survivors are his wife, Doris Leach Daquila, of McComb; hissons, Philip Daquila III, of East St. Louis, Ill., and Chris A.Daquila, of Collins; his sister, Frances Daquilla Gatlin, ofMcComb; his sister-in-law, Ernestine Daquilla, of McComb; andnumerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Bill Garner, Jim Duckworth, Larry McDaniel,Jimmy Don Boyd, Ted Rayborn and Charlie Culotta.

Honorary pallbearers are the employees of Illinois Central GulfRailroad.

Emma R. Lofton

Services for Emma R. Lofton, of Hattiesburg, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Cold Springs Church of Christ in BogueChitto with burial in Stewart Cemetery in Bogue Chitto. BrookhavenFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 6 until 10 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Lofton, 99, died Dec. 10, 2006, at Forrest General Hospitalin Hattiesburg. She was born in Lincoln County on May 14, 1907, toJohn Richardson and Alice Faye Brister Richardson.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Cold Springs Church ofChrist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, BobRippie, Robert McGlade Richardson and Hollis Lofton; her sons,Robert Rippie and John Rippie; her two brothers; and her sixsisters.

Survivors are her daughters, Eunice “Bonnie” Adams and husbandEliger Adams, of Bogue Chitto, Sara Monistere, of Hammond, La., andMildred Cook, of Hattiesburg; her brother, Julius Richardson andwife Ellen, of Lincoln County; her sister, Ida Davis, of Lucedale;and an abundance of grandchildren, great-grandchildren andgreat-great-grandchildren.