Obituaries for Friday, February 16, 2007

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 16, 2007

Dr. Joseph Carlton Brown

Services for Dr. Joseph Carlton Brown, of Irving, Texas,formerly of McComb, are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Open DoorBaptist Church in McComb with burial in Hollywood Cemetery inMcComb.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,and will continue on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of theservice at the church.

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Dr. Brown, 103, died Feb. 15, 2007, at Ashford Hall Nursing Homein Irving.

He was born Jan. 10, 1904, in Walters community, Cullman County,Ala. He was the son of the Rev. Joseph Robert Lee Brown and SusanElizabeth Fallon Brown.

Dr. Brown was a retired Baptist minister; former pastor ofMagnolia Bible Baptist Church in Magnolia, Maranatha Baptist Churchin Summit, Victory Baptist Church in McComb, Grace Baptist Church,Sunny Meads Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Okla., and GainesvilleMill Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga.

Following three years of tent evangelism beginning in 1939, Dr.Brown pastored six churches and was instrumental starting severalother churches. In 1943, he began writing tracts and supplyingchaplains and then missionaries with teaching and evangelisticmaterials. This endeavor continued through the age of 98. Weeklyradio sermons were broadcast for many years – first in Georgia andlastly in McComb. He earned his master’s degree and Doctor ofTheology degree from Bible Baptist Seminary. As a trustee of thenewly founded Baptist Bible Fellowship, he was in charge of themissions program for several years. He helped train young preacherswho served as interns under his direction. He wrote several books.In 1985, at age 81, he traveled to the Philippine Islands to visitand preach in churches started and/or pastored by missionaries hehad assisted over the years. During his 25-day stay, he preachedand shared the Word of God 26 times.

He was a member of Sheppard Drive Baptist Church in Euless,Texas.

Dr. Brown is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife,Beulah Barker Brown and his second wife, Louise Stowe Tolan Brown;his brothers, the Rev. J. Herschel Brown and the Rev. W. EdwardBrown; his sisters, Ethel Harris, Mae McAlpin, Flora Wadsworth,Ella Dodd and Ruth Pruett; his sons, L. Carlton Brown and his firstwife, Juanita, and I.W. Brown; and his grandsons, Jerry Dale Brownand David Duane Brown.

He is survived by his immediate family, Frances Shields, ofIrving, Vivian Brown, of San Antonio, Texas, Bonnie Brown, ofBrookhaven, Jane Johnson, of Clearmont, Fla., Kenneth Tolan, ofTucker, Ga., Richard Tolan, of Flowery Branch, Ga., two brothers,the Rev. Samuel M. Brown, of Louisville, Ky., and Dr. Bob Brown, ofGreenville, S.C.; his 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren andfive great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Filipino Missionary Fund, c/o Dr. JackBaskin, 5180 Marsden Trace, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

Jesse O. ‘Lavon’ Hampton

Services for Jesse O. “Lavon” Hampton, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 17, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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

Mr. Hampton, 70, died Feb. 13, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn on May 20, 1936, to Jesse O. Hampton Sr. and Ida UptonHampton.

He was retired from Grand Trunk Railroad. He was a veteran ofthe U.S. Army. He was a member of Jackson Street United MethodistChurch in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, ShirleyLaBrec Hampton; his daughter, Cheryl Hampton; and his grandson,Gary D. Hughes II.

Survivors are his son, Christopher J. Hampton, of Brookhaven;his daughters, Bonnie S. McCaslin and husband John, of Grant Park,Ill., Deborah H. Case, of Brookhaven, Vicki L. Hughes and husbandGary, and Dawn M. Fuller and husband Mark, all of Brookhaven; hissisters, Louise Coke and husband Charles, and Ruth Allgood andhusband Will Roy, all of Mokena, Ill., Bobbye Schroeder, of Roscoe,Ill., and Carolyn Gratsonis, of Salem, Ill.; his grandchildren,Amber, John and Heather McCaslin, Nathan and Jordan Williams,Spencer, Jesse and Julie Hughes, Kylie Hampton, Madeline AlexisMullins and Jadeyn and Jenna Fuller.

Memorials may be made to Jackson Street United Methodist Church,908 N. Jackson St., Brookhaven, MS 39601.

Virginia Flowers Jackson

Services for Virginia Flowers Jackson, of Roxie, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Feb. 17, at East Roxie Church of Christ with burial inSalem Baptist M.B. Church Cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

Mrs. Jackson, 58, died Feb. 12, 2007, at River Region Hospital.She was born in Brookhaven on May 16, 1948, to Charlie and AliceFlowers.

Preceding her in death were her father, Charlie Flowers and herbrother, Harold Flowers Sr.

Survivors are her mother, Alice Flowers, of Brookhaven; herhusband, Charles Jackson Sr., of Hamburg; her son, Charles JacksonJr., of Denver, Colo.; her daughter, La Toyia Jackson, of Denver;her brothers, Willie B. Flowers and Larry Flowers, both ofBrookhaven, and Frank Edward, of Vallejo, Calif.; her sisters,Claudette Johnson, of Greenville and Arnette Walter, of Brookhaven;her four grandchildren; and many loved ones and friends.

Oscar Lee Russell Sr.

Services for Oscar Lee Russell Sr., of Chicago, Ill., are 11a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Bogue Chittowith burial in the church cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Mr. Russell, 74, died Feb. 12, 2007, at Holy Cross HospitalSeason Hospice and Palliative Care in Chicago. He was born on Dec.22, 1932, to Eugene Russell and Lou Bell Russell.

He was a a graduate of Crane High School in Chicago, and HurstJunior College in Chicago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.He worked for 20 years as a manager of environmental services withRush St. Luke Hospital and was later employed with WestfieldCorporation.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Rosemary Russell, of Chicago; his sons,Oscar Russell Jr. and David Russell; his daughters, Deborah RussellDavis, Stephanie Russell, Rosalind Russell, Jennifer Varvel andSerena Russell; and his 20 grandchildren and 13great-grandchildren.

Madison ‘Matt’ Sisco

Services for Madison “Matt” Sisco, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 18, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Gum Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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

Mr. Sisco, 64, died Feb. 15, 2007, at his residence He was bornon May 19, 1942, to Ernest Sisco and Ollie Havis Sisco.

He was retired from Wal-Mart. He was a member of Gum GroveBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, RayfordSisco, Felix Sisco; and his nephew and niece, Ricky Quin and JanQuin.

Survivors are Betty Tarver Sisco; his son, Johnny Sisco, ofMadison; his daughter, Cindy Sisco Allen and husband Warren, ofBrookhaven; his sisters, Clara Quin Terrell and husband Clyde, ofBrookhaven, and Lucille Parsons, of Baton Rouge, La.; and hisgrandchildren, Will Rutland and Hanna Grace Allen.