Obituaries for Friday, September 7, 2007
Published 5:00 am Friday, September 7, 2007
Kathleen N. Driskill
Services for Kathleen N. Driskill, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, Sept. 7, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive withburial at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Forest Lawn Cemetery inNorfolk, Va.
Visitation is today from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Driskill, 94, died Sept. 6, 2007, at her residence at the InezHotel Apartments. She was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 29, 1912,to Richard Elias Newton Sr. and Ruth Allgood Newton.
She was a graduate of Brookhaven High School and Whitworth Collegein Brookhaven. She received a bachelor’s degree from William andMary College in Virginia. She lived in Norfolk for 54 years whereshe taught school for 22 years in Norfolk City, Va. She also taughtschool in Lincoln County for six years. She was a member of FirstBaptist Church of Brookhaven.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Lestley W.Driskill, of Norfolk; her two brothers, Richard Newton Jr. andRobert Higdon Newton; and two sisters, Elsie Bowman and Annie RuthNewton.
Survivors are her brothers, Roscoe Newton and Sherman L. Newton,both of Brookhaven; her two sisters, Nora West and Ella Sandidge,both of Brookhaven; and several nieces and nephews, great-niecesand great-nephews.
Frank Alonzo Good
Services for Frank Alonzo Good, of Brookhaven, are noon onSaturday, Sept. 8, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon at Cannon Hall, theParish House of the Episcopal Church. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Good, 88, died Sept. 5, 2007, at Saint Dominic-Jackson MemorialHospital. He was born on May 24, 1919, in Punxsutawney, Pa., to theRev. Edward Clair and Alma Martin Good.
He had been a resident of Brookhaven and a member of FaithPresbyterian Church. After graduation from Grove City College heentered the United States Army during World War II as a private,completing three years of service as a major in the South Pacific.He served as a commander of an anti-aircraft battery where he wasawarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. Later he joinedthe Pennsylvania Refining Co. where he rose to a senior vicepresident, retiring later from the Pennsoil Co. in the samecapacity.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, BettySteele Good; his brother, Edward Claire Good Jr.; and his sister,Maribella Good Waters.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Walley Witt Good; his daughter,Rebecca Good Jeppe and her husband, Gerald Jeppe, of Medina, Ohio;his son, William Edward Good and his wife, Ann Good, of Scottsdale,Ariz.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mary Young Stokes
Mary Young Stokes, 84, beloved wife of the late George H. Stokes,peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at her residence inGretna, La.
She born on June 22, 1923 in Battle Creek, Mich. Her parents wereLeonard T. Young and Iris Glas Young.
Survived by her only son Terry C. Stokes Sr. and wife Mary; sisterSue Young; grandchildren Theresa Becnel and her daughter Lauren,Julie Stokes-Soniat du Fossat and husband Jean-Claude, Terry C.Stokes Jr. and wife Heidi and their daughter Hannah.
Services will be held at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb on Friday,Sept. 7. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeralservices beginning at 1 p.m. in the Hartman Funeral Home Chapel,burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit.
Osie M. Watson
Services for Osie M. Watson, of Sontag, are 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept.8, at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Sontag with burial in the churchcemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary andagain from noon until time of service at the church.
Mrs. Watson, 79, died Sept. 3, 2007, at her residence in Sontag.She was born on Sept. 18, 1927, to Willie Baggett and Arleavy TylerBaggett.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Churchand a former member of Mt. Vernon M.B. Church in Chicago, Ill.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, J.B. Watson;her daughter, Jurdine Friends; a son, Selma Watson; her brothers,Zeno Martin, Ira Baggett, Tommy Baggett, Alphonse Baggett andThelma Baggett.
Survivors are her sons, Roy Watson, of Chicago; her daughters,Arleavy Watson, of Sontag; and Nellie Cooper, Josephine Gulley,Yvonne Veal, Christine Buford and Elaine Watson, all of Chicago;her brothers Charles Baggett and Herman Robinson, both of Chicago;her sister, Wynema Ray, of Brookhaven, and Ruth Christophe, of NewOrleans; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and fourgreat-great-grandchildren.
Roosevelt ‘Cooter Moot’ Williams Sr.
Services for Roosevelt “Cooter Moot” Williams Sr., of Natchez, are2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Taylor’s Chapel Baptist Church inFayette with burial in the church cemetery. Marshall Funeral Homeof Brookhaven is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation is Saturday from noon until time of service at thechurch.
Mr. Williams, 64, died Sept. 1, 2007, at his residence. He was bornin Jefferson County on June 18, 1943, to Mary L. Williams and wasraised by his great-uncle James “Danke” Williams Sr.
He was a member of the Masons Mount Valley No. 6.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Margaree Brown.
Survivors are his wife, Charlotte Williams; two daughters,Jacqueline Williams and Angie Collins; four sons, Gregory Frye,Roosevelt Williams Jr., Anthony Williams and Terrance Williams;three sisters, Willie Rankin, Thelma Polk and Diane Williams; onebrother, James McCoy; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.