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Obiuaries for Sunday, August 5, 2007

Pharoah Baker

Services for Pharoah Baker, of Biloxi and formerly of BogueChitto, are 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Pass Road Chapel ofBradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi with burial in the BiloxiNational Cemetery with military honors and Masonic services.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeralhome.

Mr. Baker, 76, died Aug. 1, 2007, in Biloxi.

He served 23 years in the U.S. Army before retiring in 1972. Helater worked as an offshore cook with the Marathon Oil Co.

He was a Master Mason, Shriner, and a Baptist, and also a memberof the American Legion Post 0014 in McComb.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Richard Thomas and RubyLouise Dear Baker; his sisters, Lottie Mae Davis, Nellie Rae Clark,Tommie Ruth Welch; and his daughter, Millie Sturtevant.

Survivors are his wife of 17 years, Elizabeth Albert SturtevantBaker, of Biloxi; his daughter, Linda Jones, of Ferriday, La.,Mandy Howard, of Jena, La., Penny Sturtevant, of Biloxi, ElizabethJo Rushing, of Latimer; his sons, Donald Baker, of Bogue Chitto,and Ronald Baker, of Waynesboro, Ark.; his brothers, Cecil Baker,of Hattiesburg, and Richard Thomas Baker Jr., of Bogue Chitto;eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4803Harrison Circle, Gulfport, MS 39507.

Eddie Carrol Beasley Sr.

A celebration of life was held for Eddie Carrol Beasley Sr. ofGulfport, formerly of Brookhaven, on Monday, July 30 at Shepherd’sWay Church in Long Beach.

Mr. Beasley, 66, died on July 26, 2007, at his residence after abrief illness. He was born in Georgetown on Feb. 3, 1941, to JohnR. Beasley and Bobbie Lupo Beasley.

He was a truck driver and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was anaccomplished martial artist and held many degrees of black belt. Hespoke as many as eight different languages and was a faithfulmember of Shepherd’s Way Church.

Proceeding him in death were his parents; his brother-in-law,Clyde Irwin Jr; and his best friend, Troy L. Wooley.

Survivors include his wife, Faydra Smith Beasley; his sons,Eddie C. Beasley Jr, of Navarre, Fla., John Beasley, of Petal, SeanBeasley and wife Amy, of Long Beach, Scott Webster, of Texas; hisdaughter, Renee Bush and husband Mark, of Gulfport; his sister,Johnnie Faye Irwin Landrum, of Petal; his grandchildren, Adria andJessica Beasley, of Navarre, Fla., Courtney and Shane Beasley, ofLong Beach; his niece, Pam Irwin-Malone, of Richton; his nephew,Tim Irwin, of Oakvale; and a host of great nieces and nephews,cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made in his honor to Shepherd’s Way Church.

Robert J. White Sr.

Services for Robert J. White Sr., of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 5, at Alexander Junior High School Auditorium withburial in Carver Heights Cemetery in Brookhaven. R.E. Tyler FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. White, 61, died July 31, 2007, at his residence. He was bornon Jan. 21, 1946, to Robert Paul White and Josephine PorterWhite.

He was retired from Delphi-Packard in Brookhaven. He was retiredfrom the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of SecondBaptist Church in Brookhaven, where he was an adult Sunday schoolteacher and a deacon.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his daughter,LaTasha White.

Survivors are his wife, Lucretia White, of Brookhaven; his sons,Larry, Robert Jr., and Keron White, all of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Monzola White Gayten, Robin White and Angela Walls, allof Brookhaven; his brothers, Johnny White and Sammie White, ofClarksfield, Tenn., Clyde White, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and BobbyWhite, of Flint, Mich.; his sisters, Annie Wilcher, of Brookhaven,and Sharon White Buchanan, of Kalamazoo; and his sevengrandchildren.