Obituaries for Sunday, November 18, 2007

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nellon Huff Craft

Services for Nellon Huff Craft, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 18, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until the time of the service atthe funeral home.

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Mrs. Craft, 92, died Nov. 16, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn on Sept. 10, 1915 in the Sylvarena Community in Smith Countyto Charles Phillip Huff and Bertha Keyes Huff.

She was their only daughter. She graduated from Sylvarena HighSchool and Southwest Junior College. She was one of the firstemployees of the Smith County Welfare Department in Raleigh, whereshe retired after 36 years.

After retirement, she moved to Brookhaven, where she continuedto make her home until her death. She was a member of First BaptistChurch in Brookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LeonCraft; her brothers, Ralph W. Huff, Charles Hubert Huff, WarrenKeyes Huff, and Lester Frank Huff.

Survivors are her daughter, Pat Duckworth; her grandson, PhilDuckworth and wife Emry, of Jackson; her granddaughter, Diane Longand husband Sam, of Granbury, Texas; and her great-grandchildren,Phillip Duckworth, Lydia Long, and Elizabeth Long.

Memorials or gifts may be made to the Television Ministry ofFirst Baptist Church, P. O. Box 589, Brookhaven, MS 39602.

Dorothy Fields

Services for Dorothy Fields, of Los Angeles, Calif., are 1 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Tyler Funeral Home with burial in CarverHeights Cemetery.

Mrs. Fields, 67, died Nov. 5, 2007, in Los Angeles. She was bornon Nov. 10, 1939, to Horace King and Thelma Phillips McKenney.

She was a retired insurance supervisor. She attended CentralCommercial Girls High School and Los Angeles City College.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her sons, Darryle and Anthony Fields, of LosAngeles; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Thomas ‘Tom’ Jordan

Services for Thomas “Tom” Jordan, of Smithdale, are 10 a.m.Monday, Nov. 19, at Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church in FranklinCounty with burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home,Natchez Drive location, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Jordan, 68, died Nov. 17, 2007, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Franklin Countyon Aug. 1, 1939, to Grady C. Jordan and Orbie Lewis Jordan.

He was a retired iron worker. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Phil, J.L. and Billy Jordan; and one sister, Bobbie Nell Nevels.

Survivors are his sons, Tim Jordan, of Cut Off, La., TommyJordan Jr. and Billy Wayne Jordan, both of Smithdale; hisdaughters, Belinda Benton, of Pensacola, Fla., and T. J. Jordan, ofSmithdale; his brother, Dennis Ray Jordan, of Smithdale; 12grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

William R. Kyle

Services for William R. Kyle, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Monday,Nov. 19, at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home, Natchez Drive location, is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Kyle, 73, died Nov. 16, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on March 4, 1934, to Marcus Kyle and EdithMitchell Kyle.

He was retired from Wal-Mart. He was a member of MacedoniaBaptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Annie BrittKyle; his son, Timmy Kyle; and his brother, Hilton Kyle.

Survivors are his daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and JoelSmith, and Tammy and Jon Windham, all of Brookhaven; his brothers,Jimmy Crews, of Mexico Beach, Fla., and Frank Still and wife Agnes,of Denham Springs, La.; his sister, Carolyn Kyle, of Byram; hissisters-in-law, Avis Smith, Ruby Britt, and Bess Britt, all ofBrookhaven; his grandchildren, Dee, Kyle, and Will Smith, and Blakeand Caleb Windham, all of Brookhaven; and his great-grandchild,Trey Smith, of Brookhaven.

Kaye Lofton

Services for Kaye Lofton, of New Orleans, La., are 2 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 18, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb withburial in Arlington Cemetery in Bogue Chitto. The Rev. Bob Lynchwill officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 12 until the time of the service atthe funeral home.

Ms. Loftonn, 48, died Nov. 15, 2007, at Ocshner Medical Centerin New Orleans. She was born in McComb on July 22, 1959, to Holtonand Carolyn Prestridge Lofton, of Bogue Chitto.

She was a graduate of Magnolia School in New Orleans. Sheattended Williams Boulevard Baptist Church in Kenner, La. andArlington Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Mac andAudrey Brumfield Lofton; her maternal grandparents, H.T. and DonnaHendon Prestidge; and a niece, Kelli Lofton.

Survivors are her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Kimand Barry Forman, of Magnolia; her brother and sister-in-law, Butchand Dee Dee Lofton, of Bogue Chitto; her nephews, Kris Forman, JoshLofton, and Tyler Lofton; her nieces, Shane Normand and husband,Matthew and Olivia Lofton; her great-niece, Madison Normand; herspecial friends, Kim and Rusty of the Magnolia School; and manyother friends and relatives.

Pallbearers will be Kris Forman, Josh Lofton, Tyler Lofton, MarkWallace, Curtis Dunaway, and Barney Albritton. Honorary pallbearerswill be Randy Wallace, Bill Wallace, Jerry Joe Brent, MarshallLofton, Leroy Dunaway, Terry Byrd, Steve Lofton, Ted Lofton, LarrySasser, and Frank Laird.

Homer Ray Strahan

Memorial services for Homer Ray Strahan, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Brookhaven Funeral Home, North JacksonStreet location, with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Strahan, 76, died Nov. 16, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Brookhaven on March 19, 1931, to George W.Strahan and Mary Elizabeth Wilson Strahan.

He was retired from the military. He was a member of EasthavenBaptist Church. He attended the University of Dallas.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Earl andGeorge Strahan; and his sisters, Anice Strahan and ReavoneMcGowen.

Survivors are his wife, Vera Mae Strahan, of Brookhaven; hissons, James Ray Strahan and wife Virginia, of Brookhaven, and JerryRobert Strahan and wife Sheryl, of Desota, Texas; his daughter,Judy Strahan Jones and husband Glen, of Brookhaven; his sisters,Rernice Steward, of Laurel, and Beatrice Roberts, of Houma, La.;five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ParkinsonFoundation.