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Obituaries for Thursday, May 17, 2007

John Gordon ‘Buster’ Hickman

Services for John Gordon “Buster” Hickman, of Brookhaven, are 3p.m. Friday, May 18, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

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

Mr. Hickman, 57, died May 15, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Dec. 5, 1949, to John V. Hickman and FloyeJones McClelland.

He had been employed with the Brookhaven Police Department,Mississippi Highway Patrol and the forestry commission. He was amember of Easthaven Baptist Church and of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his fathers, John V. Hickman andBernard McClelland.

Survivors are his son, Dylan Hickman; his daughters, Sherry Keeton,and Beth Johnson and husband J.R.; his sisters, Ann Van Norman andhusband Claude, and Lucye M. Moore; and his grandchildren, KasiJohnson, Dustin Johnson, Olivia Boyte and Cam Bardwell.

Elsie Louise Thompson Hux

Services for Elsie Louise Thompson Hux, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.Friday, May 18, at Community Funeral Services with burial in NewSight Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Thursday from 5:30 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Hux, 65, died May 16, 2007, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter. She was born on Sept. 17, 1941, to Walter Eugene Thompsonand Minnie Irene Thompson, of Brookhaven.

She was employed with Pansy’s Nursery. She was a member of NewSight Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Dan Kelly HuxSr.; her brother, Walter Glen Thompson; her sisters, Sarah GeneBrown and Linda Fay Smith.

Survivors are her sons, Kenneth Crosby, of Brookhaven, Dan KellyHux Jr. and daughter-in-law Nell Hux, of Summit, and Jay Dean Hux,of Brookhaven; her sisters, Joyce Honea, of Madison, CherylRabalais, of Brookhaven; and her grandchildren, Kelly Hux andMakita Bueto, of Summit, and Jay Dean Hux Jr., of Brookhaven.

Lawrence Victor ‘Vic’ Thadison

Services for Lawrence Victor “Vic” Thadison, of Brookhaven, are atnoon on Friday, May 18, at Williams Mortuary Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 11 a.m. until noon on Friday.

Mr. Thadison, 75, died May 14, 2007, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on July 4, 1931, to R.T. Thadison and VanzieCreshon Thadison.

He was retired. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He wasa member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church.

He accepted Christ at an early age, under the pastorage of the Rev.William L. Creshon and the Rev. Phelon T. Thadison II.

He excelled academically in grade and high school, graduating withhonors in 1950 from Alexander High School. He attended DillardUniversity, majoring in biology and medicine. He served in theUnited States Army, after which he relocated to Chicago, Ill.,where he worked with the transit authority.

Tiring of the cold winters, he returned to Brookhaven to aid in thecare of his parents.

By choice, he remained a bachelor. However, his nieces and nephewsbecame his surrogate children, especially his grandniece,Brandie.

Vic was one of a kind who simply lived life to the fullest and didit his way. He touched lives and taught others to do the same. Likethe free spirit he was, he ran a good race and fought a goodfight.

Lawrence, the last of the Thadison branch, follows his parents,R.T. Thadison and Vanzie Creshon Thadison; his brother, RobertThomas Thadison; his sister, Patrinella Autemese Thadison Diggs;and Ronald Thadison, his nephew.

He leaves to cherish his memory Cynthia Williams (Thomas), VictorL. Thadison (Marsha), of Lithia Springs, Ga.; Michael Thadison(Dianne), of Milwaukee, Wis.; Phyllis Thadison, of Milwaukee;Barbara Chenay Mosley (Tillman), of Dayton, Ohio; P.T. Thadison III(Darlene), of Milwaukee; a special friend, Fred Stanton, ofBrookhaven, we thank you for your love; and a host of cousins,grandnieces and nephews and friends.

Willene West Womack

Services for Willene West Womack, of Hazlehurst, are 10 a.m.Friday, May 18, at Stringer Family Funeral Services Chapel inHazlehurst with burial in Smyrna Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Womack was a native and lifelong resident of Copiah County.She was a retired merchant and a member of Pleasant Ridge MethodistChurch.

Survivors are her son, Frank Womack, of Hazlehurst; her daughter,Ann Case, of Hazlehurst; and her two grandchildren.