Obituaries for Thursday, December 21, 2006
Shanon West ‘Lana’ Adams
Services for Shanon West “Lana” Adams, of Brookhaven, were 11a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at First Baptist Church of Brookhaven withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park. Riverwood Family Funeral Serviceis in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Adams, 37, died Dec. 16, 2006, in Copiah County. She wasborn on July 3, 1969, to Mitchell Gordon West and Dora DianeWest.
She was a school teacher. She was a member of First BaptistChurch of Brookhaven.
Preceding her in death was her mother.
Survivors are her father; her husband, Lance E. Adams; her son,Hayden Edward Adams; her daughter, Anna-Caroline Chun Adams; andher sisters, Anna Lisa West Ryals and Heather Elizabeth WestWalker.
Memorials may be made to the Children of Lana Adams EducationalTrust Fund, c/o Bank of Brookhaven, P.O. Box 889, Brookhaven, MS39602, or to the Chinese Children Fund, also at Bank of Brookhaven,at the same address.
James ‘Jamie’ Aurice Bardwell
A memorial service for James “Jamie” Aurice Bardwell, of BogueChitto, was Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Community Funeral ServicesChapel.
Mr. Bardwell, 39, died Dec. 15, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn on Oct. 18, 1967.
He was a self-employed carpenter. Jamie loved to fish, hunt,sketch and draw. His favorite pastime was reading. He loved hisfamily and his son was first in his life. His nieces and nephewswere precious to him. He adored his grandmother and called her”Mama.” His best friend was the baby, Stephaine Johnson, his auntby birth, but sister by choice.
Preceding him in death were his fiancee, Angela Driggers; andhis grandparents, Henry A. and Fannie Adams Bardwell, and WalterRay Miller, of Florence.
Survivors are his mother, Marsha Miller Bardwell, of BogueChitto; his father, Aurice Bardwell, of Bogue Chitto; his daddy,Floyd Bardwell, of Bogue Chitto; his stepfather, Virgil McGee, ofBogue Chitto; his son, Quintin Bardwell, of Bogue Chitto; hisgrandmother, Prudia Miller, of Florence; his brothers, Ray Bardwelland wife Rotonya, of Gautier, and Henry Bardwell, of Bogue Chitto;his sisters, Ruby Wallace and husband Kurt, of Bogue Chitto,Jennifer Moak, of Wesson, Leslie Bardwell, of Florence, JessicaBardwell, of Wesson, Stacey Bardwell, of Brookhaven, and StaceyRhines, of Soshomo, Wash.
Orrin McRee ‘Dutch’ Battle Jr.
Dutch Battle, a longtime resident of the Hammond/Ponchatoula,La., area, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident onTuesday, Dec. 18, 2006, near his home in Summit. Visitation will beheld at the First United Methodist Church in Hammond on Friday,Dec. 22, 2006, from 10 a.m. until noon, with a memorial serviceimmediately following. Jones Family Funeral Services will be incharge of arrangements.
He was born on July 28, 1948, in Houston, Texas. Dutch, aVietnam Navy veteran, served on the USS Ponchatoula. He was agraduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and was an avidhunter. He was involved in the Columbia Theater Players and thePonchatoula Kiwanis Club. After a long career in the insurancebusiness, Dutch followed his passion for motorcycles and, at thetime of his death, worked for Harley Davidson of Hammond. He rodewith his friends, the Magnificent Seven, who together made thejourney to Sturgis, S.D., for Bike Week.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Cadwallader Battle; daughtersReagan and her husband, Craig Johnson, of Hammond, and Lindsay andher husband, James Lirette, of Ponchatoula; brothers, Dr. PatBattle, of Summit, and Byron Battle and his wife, Margarita, ofQueretaro, Mexico; sisters-in-law, Janet and her husband Dr. BillGunnell, and Laney Crampton, of Madison; brothers-in-law, JohnCadwallader, of Baton Rouge, La., the Rev. Douglas Cadwallader, ofHouston, Texas, and Roy Crampton, of Jackson; grandson, GideonJohnson, of Hammond; nephews, Jeffrey Battle and wife Julie, ofGainesville, Ga., Jason Battle and his wife Laura, of Memphis,Tenn., Jesse Battle, of Hattiesburg, Lars Battle, of Queretaro, andWill Gunnell, of Summit; and niece, Adrienne Palermo and husband,Nick, of O’Fallon, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Orrin M. and LauraGroner Battle, Pass Christian; niece, Allyson Gunnell, of Summit;and nephew, Eric Battle, of Alexandria, Va.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the AllysonGunnell Scholarship Foundation, Southwest Mississippi CommunityCollege, Summit, MS 39666.
Janet Phillips Ginn
Services for Janet Phillips Ginn, of Jackson, are 1 p.m. today,Dec. 20, at Pinelake Baptist Church in Brandon with visitationbeginning at noon. Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon is incharge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ginn, 62, died Dec. 15, 2006, at her residence. She grew upin Bogue Chitto. In 1963, she was crowned Miss Brookhaven. Sheattended the University of Southern Mississippi for two years.
Preceding her in death were her father, Harold C. Phillips; hergrandparents, Ferdinand and Ruby Phillips, and Harry C. and NolaParker.
Survivors are her children, Kimberly Ginn Cullum and husbandChad, of Birmingham, Ala., and Parker Ginn and wife Page, ofBrandon; her mother, Dinny Phillips, of Kosciusko; her threegrandchildren, Emily and Zachary Cullum, and Conner Ginn; hersisters, Brenda Phillips Monroe, of Mill Valley, Calif., and MaryV. “Ginger” Phillips, of Columbia, S.C.; and her brother, HaroldPhillips and wife Judy, of Summit. She is also survived by thefather of her children, Joe Kelly Ginn.