Obituaries for Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Published 5:00 am Thursday, May 3, 2007

Mary Louise Norman Branum

Services for Mary Louise Norman Branum, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Wesson City Cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Branum, 83, died April 29, 2007, at Martha Coker NursingHome in Yazoo City. She was born on May 21, 1923, to Leland Normanand Alma Lucille Brown Norman.

She was a retired science teacher with the Lincoln County Schoolsystem at Bogue Chitto. She was a member of Jackson Street UnitedMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JamesGlenn Branum; her son, William Wayne Branum; her brothers, WallaceNorman Sr. and Leland Brown Norman; and her sister, JaneZachary.

Survivors are her sons, Charles Norman Branum, of Wesson, LelandH. “Lee” Branum, of Yazoo City, and William Wayne Branum, of Texas;her daughters Nancy B. Allen, of Virginia, and Charlene B.Pelletier, of Paris, France; her nine grandchildren, 10great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Sammie Hutson Crawford

Graveside services for Sammie Hutson Crawford are 2 p.m.Thursday, May 3, at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Catchings FuneralHome in McComb is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Crawford was born in McComb on April 6, 1926. She died onApril 29, 2007. She was 81 years old.

She was the wife of Dr. J.P. Crawford, of Brookhaven, and amember of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven for many years.

She was paralyzed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and myastheniagravis for the last part of her life, but it did not stop her fromdoing the things she liked to do. She was a happy person and nevertalked about her problems. She was very artistic in ceramics,needlework and interior decorating.

Preceding her in death were her husband; her son, James BennyCrawford, of Louisville; her parents, Sam Hutson and Maude Hutson;and two sisters, Nell Driscoll and Juanita Simmons.

Survivors are her children, Jeanette Kelly and husband Pope, ofMadison, Jerry Crawford, of Houston, Texas, and Joe Crawford andwife Mary, of Brookhaven; her sister, Yvonne Farnham, of Florence;her daughter-in-law, Beth Tempel Crawford, of Louisville; and her11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jackie W. Harveston

Services for Jackie W. Harveston, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Thursday, May 3, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

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

Mr. Harveston, 56, died May 1, 2007. He was born on May 21,1950, to Jack Harveston and Alice Howe Harveston Smith.

He was a retired oil field worker, but continued to sell andtrade skipjack bait.

Preceding him in death were his father; his brother, Alton WayneHarveston; his sister, Gail Harveston; his grandparents, Mamie andFred Harveston, of Brookhaven; and Earl and Mary Howe, of Winfield,La.

Survivors are his wife, Linda Conn Harveston, of Brookhaven,whom he married on March 6, 1974; his sons, Sheen “Big Coon”Harveston and wife Deanna, and Shane Harveston, all of Brookhaven;his daughter, Michelle Garcia, of Houston, Texas; his mother, MaryAlice Smith and husband Truly, of Brookhaven; his stepson, MichaelStuart and wife Debbie, of Morton; his stepdaughter, MichelleHarrell and husband Jimmy, of Morton; his brothers, FreddieHarveston and wife Ruby, and Jim Harveston and wife Darlene, all ofBrookhaven; his sisters, Carolyn Peppers, Judy Dykes and husbandLuke, of Brookhaven, and Dale Perone, of Jackson; his eightgrandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bernita Lyons Robinson

Services for Bernita Lyons Robinson, of Los Angeles, Calif.,were held on Friday, April 20, at True Vine Miracle Temple inLawndale, Calif., with burial in Inglewood Park Cemetery inInglewood, Calif. Solomon Mortuary in Los Angeles was in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Robinson, 64, died April 7, 2007, in Los Angeles. She wasborn on March 31, 1943, to Jim Lyons Sr. and Lee Ester Lyons.

She was a 1962 graduate of Eva Harris High School in Brookhaven.She was retired after 30 years of service with the ZumaManufacturing Co. She was a member of the True Vine MiracleTemple.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, CharlesEdward Robinson; her sisters, Doris Clotel Dillon, PaulineRichardson, Margaret Blackwell, Lee Ester Turner and Margie Logan;and her brother, Alvin Lyons Sr.

Survivors are her son, Edward Charles Robinson, of Los Angeles;her daughter, Robin Gale Robinson, of Los Angeles; her sisters, LouE. Bates, of Brookhaven, Mary McMorris, of Bogue Chitto, and MaxineMcGee and Audrey Jones, both of Chicago, Ill.; her brother, JimLyons Jr., of Elk Grove, Calif.; and her five grandchildren.

Beverly Diane Sanders

Services for Beverly Diane Sanders, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, May 4, at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Brookhavenwith burial in St. John Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Sanders, 54, died April 29, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on Feb. 5, 1953, to Claude Johnson and Maggie Thomas.

She was a graduate of Parrish High School, and attendedCopiah-Lincoln Community College, as well as the University ofSouthern Mississippi. She was retired from the Jacobson LawnmowerCo. She was a member of Greenwood M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her mother; her daughter, LatrinetteSanders; her grandmother, Bessie Thomas; and one grandchild.

Survivors are her father, Claude Johnson, of Crystal Springs;her daughter, Latasha Waterman, of Brookhaven; her sisters, SharonBrown, of Hammond, La., and Teresa Johnson, of Crystal Springs; andher two grandchildren.