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Allene Brister Martin

Services for Allene Brister Martin, of Brookhaven, were 10 a.m.Thursday, Feb. 1, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Jackson Street withburial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in BogueChitto.

Mrs. Martin, 83, died Jan. 30, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare -Brookhaven. She was born in Eupora on Nov. 14, 1923, to AtleePeeples and Era Tidwell Peeples. She had been a resident ofBrookhaven since 1942.

She was retired from her job as a secretary with the MississippiEmployment Security Commission in Jackson. She had also beenemployed with Johnston Lawnmower and Brookhaven Bank and Trust (nowTrustmark). She was a former member of the American Legion. She wasa member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, WinstonAtlee Peeples.

Survivors are her daughter, Gaye Laird, of Brookhaven; hergrandson, Charles Iain Mathes and wife Heather, of Brookhaven; andher great-grandchild, Lauren Haylie Mathes, of Brookhaven.