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Obituaries for Thursday, February 15, 2007

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, ShirleyLaBree 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.

Elton Lee Lofton Sr.

Services for Elton Lee Lofton Sr., of McCall Creek, are 11 a.m.Friday, Feb. 16, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will beon a later date.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Lofton, 68, died Feb. 13, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Dec. 10, 1938, to Aaron Lee Lofton andMildred Says.

He was retired as a control room operator for Formosa Plasticsin Baton Rouge, La., after 33 years. He was secretary-treasurerwith the credit union. He was a veteran of U.S. Navy. He was amember of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his father and his wife, Peggy AnnScott Lofton.

Survivors are his sons, Elton Lee Lofton Jr., of McCall Creek,and Michael A. Lofton, of Thibodaux, La.; his stepson, RobertEvans, of Quentin; his grandchild, Elton Lee “Tré” Lofton III, ofMcCall Creek; his half brothers, Perry Lofton, of Baton Rouge, La.,and Jesse Lee Lofton, of Marksville, La.; his half sisters, Louise,Freda, Nora Ruth, Linda, all of Louisiana, and Sylvia, of Libya,North Africa.

Adlee Walk

Services for Adlee Walk, of Natchez, are 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16,at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Natchez with burial in PineHill Cemetery in Natchez. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 11 until the time of the service atthe church.

Ms. Walk, 62, died Feb. 10, 2007, at Natchez Community Hospital.She was born in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 11, 1944, to Johnnie Sheltonand Thelma Fuller Hawkins.

She was involved with St. Mary’s Care Center and the SalvationArmy of Madison, Wisc., and Stew Pot and Housing in Natchez.

Preceding her in death were her father, Johnnie Shelton; herstepfather, Eligha Simmions; her daughter, Debra Shelton Echols;her son, Anthony Shelton and one great-grandson, Laron Echols.

Survivors are her mother, Thelma Fuller Hawkins; her son,Demertius Walk; her daughters, Carline Walk Harper and ThelmaBrewer Lindsey; her brother, Eligha Simmions; her 13 grandchildrenand 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives andfriends.