Obituaries for Monday, October 15, 2007

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lewis

Services for Dorothy “Dot” Lewis, of Monticello, will be held at1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Monticello First Baptist Churchwith burial in Pearl River Valley Cemetery in Silver Creek. R.E.Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Lewis, 68, died Oct. 13, 2007, at Saint Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson. She was born on Nov. 2, 1938, to LigeRobinson and Callie Kennedy Robinson.

She was a retired Lawrence County educator. She was a member ofMonticello First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brother, CurtisRobinson.

Survivors are her husband, Silas Lewis, of Monticello; her son,Silas Lewis Jr., of Monticello; her daughters, Annette Williams, ofChicago, Ill., Daphne Nathaniel, of Jackson, Sonia Eley, of AlcornState, and Yolande Brister, of Prentiss; her brothers, EligeRobinson, Sheridell Robinson and Will Robinson, all of Brookhaven,and Johnny Robinson, of Greenville; and her 10 grandchildren.

Lula ‘Cora’ Richardson McGee

Services for Lula “Cora” Richardson McGee, of Brookhaven, willbe held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. Mark MissionaryBaptist Church in Brookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. McGee, 64, died Oct. 11, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on April 1, 1943, to Eugene Richardson Sr. and LolaRichardson.

She was a cook with Countrybrook Living Center. She was a memberof St. Mark M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brother, PaulRichardson.

Survivors are her sons, Kenneth Richardson and wife Bonnie, ofLansing, Mich., and Terry Thomas, of Chicago, Ill.; her sisters,Fannie Charles and Jeraldine Lee and husband James, all ofBrookhaven, and Pauline Richardson, of Chicago, Ethelene Noonan, ofLansing, Mary Ann Williams and husband Henry, of Brookhaven, LillieAlbert, of Brighton, Mass., Lizzie Hodge and husband, the Rev.Shelton Hodge, of Brookhaven, and Gloria Porter and husband Issac,of Moss Point; her brothers, Eugene Richardson Jr., AltonRichardson and wife Ethel Merle, all of Brookhaven, RobertRichardson and wife Glenda, of Chicago, and Bert Richardson andwife Ethel, of Moss Point; and her three grandchildren.

Inez Washington Quarles

Services for Inez Washington Quarles, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. James MissionaryBaptist Church in Brookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

Mrs. Quarles, 75, died Oct. 11, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on March 31, 1932, to Percy Washington Sr. and MaryWashington.

She was retired from her job in the food service department atAlexander High School. She was a member of St. James M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her father; her husband, Robert LeeQuarles; her son, Johnny Quarles; her infant daughter; her sisters,Edith Redd and Monell Brown; and her daughter-in-law, BelindaQuarles.

Survivors are her mother, Mary Coleman Washington, ofBrookhaven; her sons, Richard Lee Quarles and wife Debra, JamesEarl Quarles, Jerry Quarles, Jeffery Quarles and wife Catherine,and Billy Quarles, all of Brookhaven; her brother, Percy B.Washington, of Muskegon, Mich.; her sisters, Ella V. Sanders andhusband Bennie, of Muskegon, Nita Knight, Alice Love, GenevaMcGregory and husband King, and Vera Fields and husband Levi, allof Brookhaven, Juanita McGrew and husband Warren, of Chicago, Ill.,Irma Dorsey and husband Walter, of Crystal Springs, and MaxineBrown, of Hattiesburg; her eight grandchildren and 17great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends; and a special friend, Evelyn Hill, of Brookhaven.

Philip Hardy West Jr.

Services for Philip Hardy West Jr., of Starkville, will be heldat 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Porter Funeral Home inLouisville. He will be interred beside his son, Morgan Toles atLouisville Memorial Cemetery.

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

Mr. West died Oct. 13, 2007, at his residence. He was born inBrookhaven on Aug. 14, 1935, to Philip Hardy and Winnie Lou HallWest. He was the grandson of Jack Hardy West and Mary J. Case WestSmith, and John W. Hall and Ettie Nettles Hall.

He grew up in Central Baptist Church from the “tent” to thefirst church building on Georgia Avenue. After his graduation fromBrookhaven High School in 1954, he immediately caught the City ofNew Orleans train to Jackson to enlist in the United States Navy.He attended Hinds Junior College and the Mississippi SouthernCollege, as well as many Navy Officer Training courses. As a navalofficer, he trained from the East Coast to the West Coast andFlorida. He was an instructor at Hinds Junior College during a10-year sabbatical from the Navy. At age 41, he re-enlisted tocomplete his 25-year career in the Navy.

During his tenure in the Navy, he was attached to the USSElectron, the USS Milledgeville, the USS Arneb, the USS Hermitage,the USS Piedmont, the USS Sierra, the USS Mars and the USSSaratoga.

His last two assignments were the Military Entrance ProcessingStation (MEPS) in Jackson, as testing officer. The last ship onwhich he was stationed, the USS Wisconsin, was in Pascagoula, the”Big Gun” ship was being recommissioned for duty in the firstPersian Gulf War with Iraq. After that, the ship was retired again.He was cited for his humanitarian work in evacuating refugees fromfloating internment camps in the Pacific. He was involved inclosing out “Little America,” a U.S. military post in Antarctica,his being the last ship to pull out after days of being icedin.

Mr. West was an avid hunter, carpenter and skilled woodworker.He used his skills in the Lord’s service on mission work in theUnited States. He was commissioned by the State of Mississippi tomake the display case for the Mississippi Medal of Honor winners,which is on display at the MEPS in Jackson.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Louisville.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents; his parents; andhis son.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Alice; his sons, Hardy West, ofAthens, Ga., Solon West, of Davie, Fla., and Anthony Toles, ofJackson; his daughter, Lee Ann Toles-Merkl, of Starkville; hisbrothers and sisters, John David West, of Hickory, Gordon West andElizabeth West Wesse, both of Brookhaven, and Mary Etta Boutin, ofOklahoma City, Okla.; his five grandsons and one granddaughter; andmany loving nieces and nephews.

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