Obituaries for Friday, March 30, 2007

Published 5:00 am Friday, March 30, 2007

Josephine Pickett Calcote

Graveside services for Josephine Pickett Calcote, of New Orleans,La., are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Rosehill Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Calcote, 90, died March 24, 2007, at Forrest General MedicalCenter in Hattiesburg. She was born on July 25, 1916, to WilliamPickett and Cora Pickett.

She was a retired teacher.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, RobertCalcote; her brother, Tom Pickett; and her sister, Ollie Peyton

Survivors are her nephew, Tommy Joe Pickett, of New Augusta; herniece, Ardesia Eaton, of Hattiesburg; and many other nieces,nephews and other relatives.

Lucy Elizabeth Drumright Cox

Services for Lucy Elizabeth Drumright Cox, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burialin New Zion Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

Mrs. Cox, 87, died March 28, 2007, at her residence. She was bornin Lawrence County on Sept. 11, 1919, to Henry Mervyn Drumright andJessie Maxwell Drumright.

She was retired from bookkeeping and sales, having worked for manyyears at the Shirley Slipper Shop, and also doing bookkeeping workwith the Boston Shoe Store, and Stahl-Urban. She was a member ofEasthaven Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was a memberof Paradise Sam’s Campground Group and Wesson Rebel Riders. Sheloved to sew and was famous for her homemade scratch biscuits.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Howard HollisCox; her son, Howard Glen Cox; her brother, Benny Drumright; hersister, Lee D. Vincent; her stepbrother, Tommy Cox; and herstepsister, Nell Cox Davis.

Survivors are her daughters, Barbara A. Carrillo and husbandHerman, of Tucson, Ariz., and Bettie M. Gregory and husband WilliamFranklin, of Lemoore, Calif.; her brother, James R. Drumright, ofOcean Springs; her stepsister, Dorothy Hill, of Brookhaven; hergrandchildren, Tammy Johnson and husband Gregory, of Lusby, Md.,Kathleen Roorda and Dawn Thomas, both of Lemoore, Howard Carrilloand Noel Carrillo, both of Tucson; and her great-grandchildren,Gregory Lucio, of San Francisco, Calif., Margaret Lucio and EmilyJohnson, both of Lusby, Joseph Roorda, Grant Roorda, MaxwellRoorda, Reed Romiero and Bethany Romiero, all of Lemoore.

Grace Gill Hollingsworth

Services for Grace Gill Hollingsworth, of Crystal Springs, are 11a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Crystal Springs United Methodist Churchwith burial in Bear Creek Cemetery. Stringer Family FuneralServices in Crystal Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Hollingsworth, 87, died March 28, 2007, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson.

She was a native of Rankin county. She had lived in theThompsonville community of Hinds County since 1944. She was aregistered nurse and served in several hospitals, was a nurse forthe Crystal Springs Shirt Manufacturing, and a nurse for theMississippi Department of Public Health. She was a member ofCrystal Springs United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Ken Hollingsworth, of Crystal Springs;her daughter, Inza Callaway, of Crystal Springs; her sisters, HelenCaudle, of Algonquin, Ill., (formerly of Puckett), Vivian Gagne andNina Ward, both of Crystal Springs, and Merle Langley, ofClarksville, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Charity Calloway and ChadCalloway, both of Crystal Springs, and Ginger Thomas, of Byram; andher two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Crystal Springs United MethodistChurch Landscaping Fund, Covenant Christian Church in Byram, orBear Creek Cemetery Association, 1800 Bear Creek Road, Utica,MS.

Florene Letchworth Jones

Services for Florene Letchworth Jones, of Monticello, are 11 a.m.Saturday, March 31, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticellowith burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Sontag.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones, 85, died March 29, 2007, at Lawrence County Hospital.She was born on April 7, 1921, to Jack Letchworth and Nettie ReidLetchworth.

She was a retired registered nurse. She moved back to Monticelloafter retiring from nursing in Jackson and had been living inMonticello for 25 years. She was a member of Monticello BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, G. MontJones; her five brothers; and her two sisters.

Survivors are her brother, Kenzie Letchworth, of Bamberg, S.C.; andher sisters, Donis Beasley and Ellen McWilliams, both ofMonticello.

James Baker Rogers

Services for James Baker Rogers, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.Saturday, March 31, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on North JacksonStreet with burial in Rosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Rogers, 96, died March 29, 2007, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on June 17, 1910, to WilliamAlonzo Rogers and Nora Wright Rogers.

He was a dairy and cattle farmer. He attended Mallalieu ChurchSchool and graduated from Fair Oaks Springs School. He alsoattended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College from 1936 until 1938, wherehe was a left tackle on the Wolves football team that won thechampionship. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife to whom he wasmarried in 1947, Pearlie Mae Terry Ward Rogers; and his twostepsons, Dr. Hugh Ward and Lyndolph Ward.

Survivors are his daughter, Theresia Dyess and husband Jim, ofBrookhaven; his daughters-in-law, Joe Ann Ward, of Jackson, andBobbie Ward, of Little Rock, Ark.; and his grandchildren, Matt andMark Dyess.