Obituaries for Thursday, December 28, 2006
Mary Lee Cameron
Services for Mary Lee Cameron, of Meadville, are 1 p.m. Friday,Dec. 29, at New Fork United Methodist Church in Meadville withburial in Meadville Cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.
Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.
Mrs. Cameron, 74, died Dec. 24, 2006, at Franklin MemorialHospital in Meadville. She was born in Oxford on Nov. 4, 1932, toDewitt and Rosie Parham.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one son, GlenCameron Sr.
Survivors are her loving and devoted husband, Isreal Cameron, ofMeadville; her sons, Dannye Cameron, Raymond Cameron and LarryCameron; her stepdaughter, Glenda Brown; her brother-in-law,Raymond Cameron; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren,nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A repast will be held at the New Fork United Methodist Churchfollowing the funeral services.
Mercedes Rosado Davis
Mercedes Rosado Davis, of Brookhaven, died Dec. 24, 2006, inBrookhaven.
Mrs. Davis, 99, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1907,to Joseph E. Rosado and Luella Broussard Rosado.
She entered college at the age of 51 and completed bothbachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of SouthernMississippi. She taught English and Art at Copiah-Lincoln CommunityCollege for a few years, then returned to daily painting until hermid-80s. Her paintings of southern Mississippi and its people areproudly displayed throughout the country.
She was married to Oran Lloyd “O.L.” Davis, who died in1977.
She was the mother of four children, Gloria (deceased), Ruth,Judith and James. There are 13 grandchildren, 18great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
At the wishes of Mrs. Davis, there will not be a ceremony.Memorial contributions should be made in her name to the Universityof Southern Mississippi Alumni Fund or the local Brookhaven AnimalRescue League. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge ofarrangements.
Johnny D. ‘Step’ Hill
Services for Johnny D. “Step” Hill, of Hattiesburg, formerly ofBrookhaven, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Zion Chapel A.M.E.Church in Hattiesburg with burial in Highland Cemetery inHattiesburg. Century Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is in charge ofarrangements.
Visitation is Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church.
Mr. Hill, 62, died Dec. 21, 2006, at Forrest General MemorialHospital. He was born in Lawrence County on July 8, 1944, to J.D.Hill and Erma Lee Hill.
He was a truck driver with Economy Supply in Hattiesburg. Heattended Alexander High School, but was a 1966 graduate of EvaHarris High School. He was an avid basketball player in school. Hewas a member of Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Missy “Snoop”Thompson; his brothers, Charles Hill and Earl Hill; and hissisters, Patsy Ruth Hill and Christian Hill.
Survivors are his son, Johnathan Hill, of Hattiesburg; hisbrother, Fred Hill and wife Hannah, of Brookhaven; his sisters,Betty Webb, of Houston, Texas, Marjorie Hathorn and husband Bobby,of Brookhaven, Dinah Dickey and husband Jamie, of Brookhaven, IrmaDow and husband Rufus, of Kokomo, Ind., Sharon Hill, JoanneMiddleton, Diane Hill, and Gary Merchant and husband Randy, all ofBrookhaven; his sister-in-law, Doris Hill, of Hattiesburg; and ahost of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Johnnie Ruth Watts Love
Services for Johnnie Ruth Watts Love, of McComb, are 2:30 p.m.today, 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 noon until the time of the service.
Mrs. Love, 71, died Dec. 26, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Aug. 10, 1935, to Calvin Lloyd Watts and RuthBell Smith Watts.
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, and Melissa and Jamie Redahan, all ofSummit, Sara Moak and Aubry Moak, both of Brandon; hergreat-stepgrandchildren, Casey and Riley Grace Redahan and AustinSinclair, all of Summit; and numerous nieces, nephews andfriends.
Pallbearers are Justin Arnold, Cas Love, Jamie Redahan, AaronAlford, Chris Case, Chris McCoy, Jason Slay and Aubry Moak.
Honorary pallbearers are the Nutty Buddies.
Services for Quis Mark, of Sandy Hook, are 11 a.m. Saturday,Dec. 30, at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Monticello with burial inthe church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.
Visitation is Friday from 1 until 4 p.m. at the funeral home,followed by family time from 6 until 8 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Church inSandy Hook.
Mrs. Mark, 54, died Dec. 24, 2006, at her residence. She wasborn in Hammond, La., on Aug. 11, 1952, to Leo Hilliard and AlineTyler.
She was a 1971 graduate of McCullum High School in Monticello.She was disabled. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church.
Preceding her in death was her father.
Survivors are her husband, Raiford Mark, of Sandy Hook; hermother, Aline Tyler, of Sontag; her son, Charles Hilliard, ofTylertown; her daughters, TaWanda Hilliard, of Atlanta, Ga., andMattie Jefferson, of Tylertown; her stepsons, Zodia Mark and KeithMark, both of Columbia, Shadie Mark, of Angie, La., and MikellHenderson, of Sandy Hook; her sisters, Delsene Venson and PaulineHilliard, both of Chicago, Ill.; her brothers, Ozie Longino, ofSontag, Clerance Longino, of Chicago, Larry Longino, of Sontag,Thomas Longino, of Houston, Texas, and Alexander Tyler, of Sontag;and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.
Jasper ‘Butch’ Walker
Services for Jasper “Butch” Walker, of Wesson, were Sunday, Dec.24, at Community Funeral Services Chapel with burial in SpringhillPentecostal Church Cemetery in Wesson.
Mr. Walker, 65, died Dec. 23, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on April 15, 1941, to Jasper Walker and MattieHamilton.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, James L.Walker and Robert “Bobby” Walker; and his sister, Alyne Walker.
Survivors are his brother, Curtis Walker, of Elko, Nev.; hissisters, Lou Ellen Walker, of Brookhaven, Edith Tarver, ofBeaumont, Texas, and Inez Jackson, of Wesson; and host of niecesand nephews.
Howard ‘Curley’ Washington
Services for Howard “Curley” Washington, of Brookhaven, are atnoon, today, Dec. 28, at Tyler Funeral Home with burial in CarverHeights Cemetery in Brookhaven.
Mr. Washington, 93, died Dec. 24, 2006, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born on Nov. 5, 1913, to William Washington andLydia Washington.
He was a retired auto mechanic and construction worker. He was amember of Crump Chapel U.M. Church in Brookhaven.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Callie LeeWashington; two sons, Shelton and Joe Howard Washington; twograndchildren; his brothers, Sam, George, Anthony, Rufus andJohnnie Washington; and his sisters, Goldia Mae Hudson, Dessie MaeWashington and Louvenia Washington.
Survivors are his son, Robert Washington, of Gulfport; hisdaughter, Dorothy Lane Washington, of Muskegon, Mich.; his eightgrandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Lucille Berry Wilson
Services for Lucille Berry Wilson, of Monticello, are 2 p.m.today, Dec. 28, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello.
Mrs. Wilson, 86, died Dec. 26, 2006, at Lawrence CountyHospital. She was born on March 1, 1920, to Willie A. Berry andKate Beasley Berry.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Carmel BaptistChurch.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, William C.Wilson; her sons, Bobby Carol Wilson and Jerry Wilson; and herthree brothers and two sisters.
Survivors are her son, Berry Douglas Wilson, of Monticello; herdaughter, Judith Yelverton, of Monticello; her nine grandchildren,13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.