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Obituaries for Monday, June 25, 2007

Nannie Bell Allred

Services for Nannie Bell Allred, of Brookhaven, are 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 26, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Allred, 87, died June 24, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on June 15, 1920, to Bud Wilkinson and LillyDillon Wilkinson.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Gilead PrimitiveBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, John HenryAllred; her son, Malcom Allred; her grandson, Justin Coleman; andtwo brothers and one sister.

Survivors are her sons and their wives, Elwood and Betty Allred,of Whitehall, Md., Purvis and Nevelyn Allred, of Smithdale, PhillipAllred, of Brookhaven, and Ronny and Kay Allred, of Brookhaven; herdaughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Shelby Smith, ofBrookhaven, Gail and James Coleman, of Ruth; her brothers, FloydWilkinson, of Smithdale, and Emmit Johnston, of McComb; her sister,Mildred Sasser, of the Arlington community; her 16 grandchildren,23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Isabell Lester

Graveside services for Isabell Lester, of Roxie, were 11 a.m.Monday, June 25, at Zion Cemetery in Roxie. Marshall Funeral Homein Bude is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lester, 85, died June 14, 2007, at Heritage Manor Healthand Rehabilitation Center in Ferriday, La. She was born in Enid,Okla., on Sept. 2, 1921, to Leroy Hosely and Beatrice Clay.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HenryLester; and her daughter, Vergie Dawson.

Survivors are her daughters, Audrey Cook and Viola Hunt; hernine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives andfriends.

Barbara E. Pepper

Services for Barbara E. Pepper, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, June 26, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NatchezAvenue with burial in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery inBrookhaven.

Visitation is Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Pepper, 62, died June 23, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn in Collins on Sept. 26, 1944, to Floyd Durham Sr. and BarbaraLois Jones Durham.

She graduated with honors from Gilfoy School of Nursing and wasthe former charge nurse of coronary care for Mississippi BaptistMedical Center. She was a former employee with the MississippiState Board of Health, Health Care at the Nursing Home Division,and a former employee with Med Co. Industries, a South MississippiHome Health nurse. She had served as administrator of CountrybrookLiving Center and Haven Hall Health Care Center. She had worked asa registered nurse with King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was acaptain in the National Guard. She was a member of EasthavenBaptist Church. She was a member of the garden club. She was a veryloving, caring and giving person who spent her time volunteering inher church and community.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors are her husband, William Pepper, of Brookhaven; herson, Todd Pepper, of Brookhaven; her daughter, Melinda Mann andhusband Mark, of New Market, Ala.; her brothers, Floyd LelandDurham, of Brewton, Ala., and John David Durham, of Pearl; hersister, Karen Ashtiani, of Brandon; her grandchildren, LaceyHawkins, Josh Mann, Tanner Mann and Aaron Mann, all of New Market;and Laklyn Pepper and Austin Pepper, both of Brookhaven; and hergreat-grandchildren, Ethan Hawkins and Jordan Hopkins, both of NewMarket.

Hazel O. Pickens

Graveside services for Hazel O. Pickens, of Brookhaven, were 10a.m. Monday, June 25, at Union Hall Baptist Church Cemetery.Community Family Funeral Services were in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Pickens, 93, died June 24, 2007, in Brookhaven. She wasborn on June 27, 1913 to L.C. Williams and Ruby StakesWilliams.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband RoyPickens; her son L.D. Pickens; and a grandson Billy FrankLeggett.

Survivors are her daughter Alloyd Leggett and her husband Frank;six grandchildren and over 30 great-grandchildren.

James Albert Till

Services for James Albert Till, of Brookhaven, formerly ofMonroe, La., are 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the chapel of MulhearnFuneral Home in Monroe with burial in Crowville Masonic Cemetery inCrowville, La. The Rev. Danny McIlveene will officiate.

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

Mr. Till, 86, died June 22, 2007. He was born in Delhi, La., onFeb. 2, 1921, to John and Mary Till.

He was a retired carpenter. He was a proud veteran of the UnitedStates Army and served during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters, DeloisLowry and Shirley Houghton; three sisters, and eight brothers.

Survivors are his wife of 66 years, Judy Free Till; his sons,Mickle Dewane Till and wife Betty, of Monroe, and James Newell Tilland friend Rebecca, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Gloria TillDupree and husband Wayne, of Marrero, La., and Brenda Till Sholarand husband Jimmy, of Terrytown, La.; his brother, Jack Till andwife Rose, of Delhi, La.; his sisters, Alice Arnold of Winnsboro,La., Stella Buckles, of Ferriday, La., and Florice Free. of Monroe;his 13 grandchildren, Donnie Whittington, Tammy Stansbury, CindyBaer, Eddy Houghton, Stoney Houghton, Mikie Till, Rusty Till, JerryWayne Till, Terra Osborn, Cody Till, Cheyenne Till, Kyla Sholar andTravis Sholar; 19 great grandchildren, threegreat-great-grandchildren; two special friends, David and GaryBreland; and Smokie, his special friend. Many thanks to hiscaregiver, Brady.

Pallbearers are Randy Adams, Jimmy Baer, Kenny Boudreaux, StoneyHoughton, Eddie Houghton, Travis Sholar, David Stansbury and DonnieWhittington.

To offer online condolences, go towww.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.