Obituaries for Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ernest Allen

Services for Ernest Allen, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m.Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial inMacedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Mr. Allen, 80, died Dec. 24, 2006, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on Sept. 14, 1926, to Versie Allen and Vinia CaseAllen.

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He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Macedonia BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Sally MaeAllen.

Survivors are his son Roy Allen and wife Alice, of Tomball,Texas; his daughter, Connie Smith and husband Jimmy, of Brookhaven;his stepchildren, Jane and Andy Jackson, Bob and Joanne Allen,Joyce and Tommy Smith, and Peggy King, all of Brookhaven, andKenneth and Minnie Allen, of Monticello; his half brother, RayAllen, of Brookhaven; his half sisters, Merle Smith and VickieTrotti, both of Brookhaven; and his six grandchildren, 15stepgrandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 19great-stepgrandchildren, and fourgreat-great-stepgrandchildren.

Judge Brown

Services for Judge Brown, of Meadville, were 11 a.m. Wednesday,Dec. 27, at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Kirby with burial in HuntCemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brown, 85, died Dec. 24, 2006, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. He was born in Franklin County on April16, 1921, to Albert Brown and Fannie Parker.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Berdie MaeBrown; his sons, Jerry Lee Brown Sr. and Ronnie Brown Sr.; hissisters, Lottie Bee and Eula M. Kelly, and Gary Leggett; and hisbrother, Nathaniel Spriggs.

Survivors are his daughters, Minnie Wilson, of Roxie, ClaraBrown, Gladiestine Brown, Carolyn Shaw, Linda Starks and StephanieHines, all of Meadville; his sons, George Gant Sr., Ray Brown Sr.and Jamey Brown Sr., all of Meadville; and 45 grandchildren; 42great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relativesand friends.

Will R. Dufrene Sr.

Services for Will R. Dufrene Sr., of New Hebron, are 2 p.m.Friday, Dec. 29, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Cliburn Cemetery in New Hebron.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Dufrene, 64, died Dec. 25, 2006, at Lawrence CountyHospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1942, to Nelvin J. Dufrene andAlice Dufrene Dufrene.

He was a retired boat captain with Hannah Marine Towing Corp. Hewas a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Penni R. Dufrene, of New Hebron; hissons, Chris Dufrene, of Hattiesburg, John Dufrene, of Jacksonville,Fla., Will Dufrene Jr., of Luling, La., and Randy Dufrene, ofParadis, La.; his daughters, Monique Burris, of Russellville, Ark.,and Raquel Dufrene, of Kenner, La.; his brother, Alvin Dufrene,La.; his sisters, Della Hembree, of Texas, Georgia Pyrol, ofLouisiana, and Genevive Authement, of Louisiana; and his 14grandchildren.

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Farnham

Robert L. “Bob” Farnham, 85, surrounded by his family andfriends, went to be with his Lord, Christmas Eve at St. DominicHospital, in Jackson, after a brief illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27,in the Chancellor Funeral Home Chapel in Florence. Gravesideservices and interment are scheduled for 3 p.m. at HollywoodCemetery in McComb.

A native of Marshall, Texas, Mr. Farnham lived in Florence forthe last six years, after living most of his life in McComb. A U.S.Air Force veteran of World War II, Mr. Farnham was a successfulbusinessman, building and operating Ole Hickory Sausage Plant thatran refrigerated delivery trucks statewide from McComb, along withother business ventures. He was a faithful member of First BaptistChurch of Florence and lived his life as a testimony of Matthew6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, andall these things shall be added to you.”

He is preceded in death by his daughter Linda Barnett.

Mr. Farnham is survived by his wife of 59 years, Yvonne Farnham,of Florence; his sons, David Farnham and wife Katie, of Brookhaven,and Sam Hutson Farnham and wife Eddie, of Dothan, Ala.; hisdaughters, Bobbie Hart, of Florence/Vicksburg, and Becky Morgan andhusband Mike, of Florence; his brother, Herbert Farnham, of NorthCarolina; and 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Online guestbook may be signed

Johnnie Ruth Love

Services for Johnnie Ruth Love, of McComb, are 2:30 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 28, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery. Dr. David Millican and the Rev. BobLynch will officiate.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, andwill continue on Thursday from noon until the time of theservice.

Mrs. Love, 71, died Dec. 26, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn on Aug. 10, 1935, to Calvin Lloyd Watts and Ruth Bell SmithWatts.

She was a member of South McComb Baptist Church. She was also amember of the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the NuttyBuddies. She was very active in church activities and served onvarious committees. She was retired from Kellwood.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband of 15 years, C.H. “P.K.” Love, ofMcComb; her daughter, Delinda Martin, of Metairie, La.; her son,Earl Ledon Martin, of Pearl; her stepchildren, Randall and RhondaLove, of Summit, Jill Johns and Bo, of Smithdale, and Debbie Moakand Matt, of Brandon; her brothers, Bobby Watts and Audrey, ofBrookhaven, and Kerry and Deanna Watts, of Brookhaven; her sister,Pattie Lofton Holland and Delton, of McCall Creek; hergrandchildren, Justin Glen Arnold and Kelly, of Kenner, La., andChris Case and Beth, of Brookhaven; her great-grandchildren, Colbyand Chaise Kelly, of Kenner, La., and Haley Case, of Brookhaven;her six stepgrandchildren, Aaron Alford, of Memphis, Tenn., CasLove, Angela and Jason Slay, Melissa and Jamie Redahan, all ofSummit, Sara Moak and Aubry Moak, both of Brandon; hergreat-stepgrandchildren, Casey Redahan and Austin Sinclair, both ofSummit; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers are Justin Arnold, Cas Love, Jamie Redahan, AaronAlford, Chris Case, Chris McCoy, Jason Slay and Aubry Moak.

Honorary pallbearers are the Nutty Buddies.