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John Saucier Stewart

Services for John Saucier Stewart, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m.today, Jan. 8, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven withburial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Riverwood Family FuneralService was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Stewart, 92, died Jan. 6, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn on July 26, 1914, to John Magee Stewart and Helen Bob SaucierStewart. He met and married his beloved wife, Elizabeth C. Jones inColumbia in 1949. He had lived in Brookhaven since 1970, when hebecame the new manager of the Morgan and Lindsey Store in theLincoln Plaza Shopping Center.

He was a World War II veteran stationed in Alaska with the ArmyTransportation Corps. When he returned from the military, he wasemployed with Morgan and Lindsey Stores in Mississippi, Louisianaand Arkansas. He retired with G.C. Murphy Co. in 1979 after 50years of service.

He was a 50-year member of the Lion’s Club, a member of theStewart Clan Society, and the Caledonian Society of Mississippi.His interests included making his famous wind chimes,fellowshipping with the men in the church, working crosswords,playing Scrabble, gardening and enjoying his family. He was amember of Faith Presbyterian Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Elizabeth C.Jones Stewart; his brother, George Stewart and wife Mary Lee; hissisters, Sara Valadie and Olive Stewart, all of McComb.

Survivors are his sons, John T. Stewart and wife Sandra, andThomas A. Stewart and wife Jennifer, all of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Mattie Helen Stewart Anderson and husband Tim, ofColumbus; and his grandchildren, Sam Stewart and wife Darlene,Ginny Behan, Carol Howard and husband Paul, Nikki Heffington andhusband Stan, Amanda Carlock and husband Bradley, and KatieStewart; his great-grandchildren, Hannah Behan, Andrew Carlock andTrace Stewart; and his 11 foster grandchildren of Palmer Home forChildren.

Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church inBrookhaven, or Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS39703.