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Obituaries for Friday, November 2, 2007

Betty Lou Sullivan King

Services for Betty Lou Sullivan King, of Liberty, will be heldat 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Jones Family Funeral Services inMcComb, with burial in Lowe Cemetery in Copiah County at 1 p.m. TheRev. Gerald Wicker will officiate.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mrs. King, 71, died Nov. 1, 2007, at her residence. She was bornon Sept. 19, 1936, in Amite County to Clinton Truly and LucilleLaird Sullivan.

She was retired, having worked for Croft Metals, KellwoodCompany, M.L. Lynch Company and Pop Jackson’s Grocery. She was amember of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Amite County.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LutherReginald King; an infant son, Reginald Ray King and a brother,Daniel Sullivan.

Survivors are her sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and JoyceKing, of Liberty, and Robert and Sherry King, of Wesson; herdaughters and son-in-law, Frances and Ricky Thompson, of Liberty,and Louise King, of Tylertown; her brothers and sisters-in-law,William Clinton “Pete” Sullivan and Eloise, of Columbus, BillyWayne Sullivan and Carolyn, of Bude, and Paul Sullivan and Phyllis,of Liberty; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Christine and FritzOberlies, of Gulfport, Cora Annette Jones, of McComb, Emma SueTarver, of Smithdale, and Sarah Alice and Roger Arnold, of Liberty;her 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and numerousnieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Joseph Thompson, Reginald King, Stacey Thomas,Gabe Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Roger Sullivan, Dusty Sullivan andGreg Colclasure.

Harold Luther Nations

Harold Luther Nations, 67, beloved husband, father andgrandfather, went home to his Lord and Savior on Nov. 1, 2007.Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at 10 a.m. at FairRiver Baptist Church in Brookhaven. The burial service will followimmediately thereafter in the church’s cemetery. Visitation will befrom 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive in Brookhaven. Additional visitation will beheld for one hour preceding the service on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007,at Fair River Baptist Church.

Harold was born July 2, 1940, in Brookhaven to John SheldonNations and Aileen Fugler Nations. He graduated from BrookhavenHigh School in 1958 and earned Bachelor of Science degrees inArchitectural Drafting and Math at the University of SouthernMississippi in 1962. He went into business with his dad as abuilder of houses and churches for three years before embarking onhis lifelong vocation in the petroleum industry. Throughout hiscareer, he worked for Odeco and Zapata, which took him and hisfamily to many foreign countries before he returned home to starthis own business. During the rest of his career, he founded andoperated several businesses. He was president and co-owner of TotalOilfield Professional Services (T.O.P.S.), president and owner ofSlik-Dril Operating Co., and president and owner of Slik-DrilP&A. He also served as secretary of Imagi-nations “The WeddingPlace.” He served on the board of directors for Brookhaven Academy,where all of his children attended and graduated. He was a memberof Fair River Baptist Church.

He was an avid fisherman and was always ready to take on anychallenge from his fishing buddies to see who could catch the mostand the biggest. He enjoyed meeting daily with the ROMEO Club(Retired Old Men Eating Out) and solving all the world’s problemsover a cup of coffee. Harold always had a helping hand for anyonewho needed one. His children and grandchildren were the true joy ofhis life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary WalkerNations, as well as his four children: Daryl Luther Nations andPeggy, of Midland, Texas; Dudley Scott Nations and his wifeStephenne, of Austin, Texas; Bobby Walker Nations and his wifeWendy, of Collierville, Tenn.; and Donna Nations Clayton and herhusband Matt, of Tupelo. In addition, he is survived by 10grandchildren: Sheldon and Sean Michael Nations, of Brookhaven;Daniel, Sarah and Adam Nations, of Austin; Eli and Betsy YeNations, of Collierville; and Carter, Walker and Anna Kees Clayton,of Tupelo. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry SheldonNations and wife Shirley, of Brookhaven; and Pamela HutchersonNations, of Brookhaven; as well as a host of nieces andnephews.

Pallbearers will be Joel Nations, Mike Richardson, TerryRichardson, Mitch Rayburn, Chad Smith and Willy Scarborough.

Honorary pallbearers are members of his men’s prayer group,Jimmy Harrington, John Dunn, Mickey Sandifer, Pete Damico, EdwardCessana and Greg Woodcock.

Memorials may be made to the Fair River Baptist Church BuildingFund, 3698 Fair River Road, Brookhaven, MS 39601.