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Obituaries for Thursday, May 12, 2007

Danny Ray Clark

Services for Danny Ray Clark, of Natchez, are 10 a.m. Friday,July 13, at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel in Natchez, withburial in Davis Cemetery in Franklin County. The Rev. Dan Wynn willofficiate.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Clark, 56, died July 8, 2007, in Brookhaven. He was born inNatchez on Dec. 20, 1950, to Arthur and Ruby Agnes WilliamsClark.

He recently worked with Miss-Lou Steel and the House of Cycles,before his retirement. He loved riding motorcycles, sharpeningtools, and visiting with family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, JuniorClark; his sister, Doris Clark; and his brother-in-law, RogerSpring.

Survivors are his daughter, Beth Hodges, of Tulsa, Okla.; hissisters, Bonita Clark, of McCall Creek, Katherine Parker andhusband Don, of Long Beach, Sharon Easterling, of Pearl, SandraWalker and husband Kenny, and Joyce Kirby and husband Robert, allof Natchez; his nieces and nephews, Kathy Beam, Daphne Guillot,Stephanie Spring Bourke, Cory Spring, Wes Spring, Brad Walker,Roger Kirby, Robert Kirby, Tamara Parker Eastep, Shawn ParkerCollier, Dawn Parker Lockhart and Stan Easterling; and his 16great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers are Cory Spring, Paul Bourke, Brad Walker, JasonMcGehee, Dan Martin and Josh Martin.

Honorary pallbearers are Kenny Walker, Robert Kirby, Wes Spring,Don Parker, employees of Miss-Lou Steel and the employees of theHouse of Cycles.

Grace Lyons

Services for Grace Lyons, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m. Saturday,July 14, at New Zion Union Missionary Baptist Church in BogueChitto with burial in Bogue Chitto-Norfield Cemetery. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family and friends hour from 7 until 8 p.m.

Mrs. Lyons, 80, died July 4, 2007, in an automobile accident inBrookhaven. She was born on Nov. 8, 1926, to Tom Bailey Sr. andGeorgia Anna Collins Bailey.

She was retired. She was a graduate of Lincoln County TrainingSchool and attended Tougaloo College. She was a member of New ZionUnion M.B. Church, where she was a member of the Mother’s Board,the choir and the Senior Mission.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, AlvinLyons Sr.; her son, Jerry Lyons; her sisters, Itima Walls, RosannaHenderson, Irene Redd and Elvira Marcano; and her grandson, AlvinLyons III.

Survivors are her sons, Alvin Lyons and wife Barbara, ofChicago, Ill., Charles Lyons, J.D. Lyons and wife Prima, CalvinLyons and wife Tammy, Tommy Lee Lyons and Bruce Lyons and wifeLawanda, all of Bogue Chitto; her daughters, Georgia Ann Bracey andhusband Harry, of Bogue Chitto, Grace Evelyn Carter and husbandL.E., of McComb, Linda Cook and husband Eddie, and Doris Lyons andhusband Michael, all of Bogue Chitto; her brother, the Rev. TomBailey Jr. and wife Candance, of Bogalusa, La.; her sister, MarieBraxton and husband Hugh, of Bogue Chitto; her 23 grandchildren and21 great-grandchildren.

Kathryn Loretta Marino

Kathryn Loretta Marino, 89, died July 8, 2007, at St.Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial wascelebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at St. Mary’s CatholicChurch with burial following in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Visitation washeld from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with a rosary servicefollowing at 7 p.m. at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on HighStreet in Jackson.

Kathryn was born in Grenada on Feb. 27, 1918, the daughter ofRobert N. Marino and Mamie Feduccia. She was the second-youngest ofnine children. The family moved to Jackson and Kathryn graduatedfrom Central High School in 1936. Kathryn loved music and was anaccomplished violinist in the high school orchestra. She was acommunicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson, where she wasSunshine chairman of the Women’s Auxiliary and a member of thechoir. She was employed with Lamar Life Insurance Co., in Jacksonand retired in 1987 after over 45 years of dedicated service.

In her retirement, Kathryn moved to Brookhaven to be near familymembers. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi CatholicChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; six sisters, RoseBarranco, Josephine Harold, Mary Ellis, Grace Marascalco, AdalineFeduccia and Sarah Ellis; two brothers, Tony Marino and CharlesMarino; and niece, Josephine Wailes.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Johnny andCamille Barranco, of Jackson, Sarah and Clayton Cadenhead, ofCrestview, Fla., Charles and Becky Feduccia, Bob and Rita Feduccia,Margaret and Bob Weathersby, all of Brookhaven; John RobertMarascalco and Michael Marascalco, of Jackson; Ricky and KathyMarascalco, of Byram, Carolyn and Bill Johnson, of Flora, LindaTrussell, of Hattiesburg, Phyllis Ellis, of Jackson, Mary Jenkins,Peggy Rhodes and Nick Ellis, all of Benton, and Tina and BuckCoats, of Madison. Kathryn was a very loving aunt, great-aunt andgodmother and always remembered everyone’s birthday. She will bemissed by her extended family, including 79 great-nieces andnephews.

Pallbearers were Charles Feduccia Jr., Bob Feduccia, RickyMarascalco, Michael Marascalco, Nick Ellis and Jeff Cadenhead.

Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Barranco, John RobertMarascalco, Clayton Cadenhead, Bill Johnson and Bob Weathersby.

Memorials may be made in Kathryn’s honor to St. Mary’s CatholicChurch in Jackson.

Sarah Moore Ray

Graveside services for Sarah Moore Ray, of Jackson, are 2 p.m.Thursday, July 12, at Lakewood Memorial Park. Baldwin-Lee FuneralHome of Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ray, 91, died June 12, 2007, at her residence.

She was a retired telecommunication manager, having worked forBellSouth for 30 years.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Bud Mallady and BobRay.

Survivors are her longtime companion, Benjamin C. Adams, ofJackson; and her close friend, Patsy Dillon McInnis, BogueChitto.

Fred L. Smith Jr.

Services for Fred L. Smith Jr., of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Friday, July 13, at Community Funeral Services Chapel.

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

Mr. Smith, 81, died July 11, 2007, at his residence. He was bornon Jan. 14, 1926, to Fred L. Smith Sr. and Lena Boutwell Smith.

He was a retired from Columbus Lumber after 52 years of service.He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Helen Smith;a brother and a sister.

Survivors are his son, Nolon Bowman, of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Dianne Allen, of Brookhaven; his brother, Frank Smith, ofBrookhaven; his sister, Eula C. Reeves, of Bogue Chitto; hiscaregivers, Teresa Dyess, Misty Beasley and Sandra Patrick; hisfive grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.