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Obituaries for Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Preston Barber Berry

Preston Barber Berry, 18, died Aug. 5, 2007, from injuriessustained in an automobile accident in Copiah County. Visitationwill be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Stringer FamilyFuneral Home in Hazlehurst. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday atFirst Baptist Church in Hazlehurst with burial in the HazlehurstCemetery.

With a smile on his face, Preston enjoyed life to the fullest. Afew of his hobbies were football, hunting and skiing. He never didanything just a little bit. He could not be still; his motor wasalways running – Preston was wide open. He stopped and talked tomost everyone and never met a stranger. If you were in a room ofpeople, you could not help noticing him making everyone laugh.There is more laughter in Heaven now that Preston is there. He wasbigger than life. Preston made some of the best friends in theworld by being a best friend. Friends and family say Preston willleave a huge hole – nothing will ever be the same. You have nevermet a person quite like Preston.

Survivors include his parents, Larry and Judy Guynes Berry, ofHazlehurst; his brother, Eric Wayne Lea, of Hazlehurst; hismaternal grandfather, Edwin Guynes, of Folsom, La.; and numerousaunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Preston BerryFund at Copiah Academy.

Willie B. Brice Sr.

Services for Willie B. Brice Sr., of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church inBrookhaven with burial in Carver Heights Cemetery in Brookhaven.R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome, with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Brice, 83, died Aug. 2, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on June 30, 1924, to John Brice and BeatriceDaniels Brice.

He was a graduate of Alexander High School and attended AlcornAgricultural and Mechanical College. He was a retired roofer. Heserved in the United States Marines. He was a member of St. PaulM.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sons, Aaron CarlBrice and the Rev. Arthur “Curly” Brice.

Survivors are his wife, Marie Brice, of Brookhaven; his sons,Willie Brice Jr., of Brookhaven, and Charles Wayne Brice, ofCalifornia, and Michael A. Brice, of Apex, N.C.; his daughters,Mary Brice Dickey and Leonora Brice, both of Brookhaven; hisbrother, the Rev. Johnny Brice, of Haywood, Calif.; his sister,Josephine Williams, of Brookhaven; his 21 grandchildren and 23great-grandchildren.

Charles Jordan Nunnery

Charles Jordan Nunnery, 21, died Aug. 5, 2007, at UniversityMedical Center in Jackson from injuries sustained in an automobileaccident in Copiah County. Visitation was Monday at First BaptistChurch in Hazlehurst. Services were 11 a.m. on Tuesday at FirstBaptist Church in Hazlehurst with burial in the HazlehurstCemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst was in chargeof arrangements.

Charlie was an active member of First Baptist Church ofHazlehurst. He was a senior at Mississippi State University, wherehe was majoring in Construction Management. He was an active memberof Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Charlie was a generous, lovingyoung man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Hewill be missed dearly.

Survivors include his parents, Mike and Lucretia Nunnery; hisbrother, Michael; his grandparents, Charles and Faye Jordan, all ofHazlehurst; his grandmother, Judy Nunnery, of Ridgely, Tenn.; hisdear friend, Anna Coleman; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins andmany loving friends.

Memorials may be made to the Copiah Academy Athletic Departmentin honor of Charlie.