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Obituaries for Sunday, November 25, 2007

Elaine Tarver Barber

Services for Elaine Tarver Barber, of Slidell, La., are 10 a.m.Monday, Nov. 26, at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell with burial inWesson Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 6 until 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m.until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Barber, 85, died Nov. 23, 2007, at her residence.

She was raised on a farm west of Brookhaven and was a graduateof Brookhaven High School and Copiah-Lincoln Junior College. Shereceived a B.S. degree in Vocational Home Economics from theUniversity of Southern Mississippi and an M.S. degree in InteriorDecorating from Oklahoma State University.

Mrs. Barber taught high school home economics for two years,college home economics for three years, and then pursued a life ofhomemaking, raising her four children and enjoying church andcommunity activities. She taught various preteen groups in Sundayschool and Vacation Bible School in several Baptist churches over aperiod of 50 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Slidell, La. She hada love and appreciation for the beauty of nature and was active ingarden clubs and in her own garden. Her life can best be describedas one of contentment with a deep sense of thankfulness for God’sblessings and focusing on the positive.

Survivors are her husband of 61 years, Ernest Clark Barber; herchildren, Sherry Eaton, Janet Heikkila, Nancy Williams, KevinBarber; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a children’sorganization of your choice.

Clara B. Davis

Services for Clara B. Davis, of Meadville, are 2:30 p.m. Sunday,Nov. 25, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb with burial inNew Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek. The Rev. WileyReid and Elder Luke Addison will officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mrs. Davis, 92, died Nov. 23, 2007, at Franklin County Hospital.She was born in Franklin County on Oct. 8, 1915, to Zack and MarthaRatliff Nordan.

She was a homemaker and a loving mother of eight children. Shewas a member of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church in FranklinCounty.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, AlvieDavis; her sons, Rudolf Davis, Billy Ray Davis, Leo Davis andWilliam Davis; and two brothers, Wince Nordan and WilliamNordan.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Buford and Pat Davis,of Meadville; her daughters and sons-in-law, Clara Jean and EmmitJohnston, of McComb, Wanda and James Newman, of Smithdale, andGeneva Harrigill, of Meadville; her daughters-in-law, Dianne Davis,of Summit, Nadene Davis, of Liberty, Katherine Davis, of Natchez,and Kathy Davis, of Smithdale; three sisters and brothers-in-law,Ammie and Prentiss Dillon, of Meadville, Barbara Jean and EdwardJones, of Brandon, and Rosie Allen, of Vicksburg; 27 grandchildren;52 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and otherfamily and friends.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Bonds, Mark Davis, Michael Davis,Jamie Newman, Ricky Johnston and Paul Malone. Honorary pallbearerswill also be grandsons.

Mary M. Lee

Services for Mary M. Lee, of McComb, are 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26,at Jones Family Funeral Services with burial in HollywoodCemetery.

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

Mrs. Lee, 84, died Nov. 24, 2007, at her residence. She was bornin Franklin County on Jan. 4, 1923, to Samuel Frank (S.F.) Myersand Martha Womack Myers.

She was a retired secretary for Standard Oil Company. She was amember of Pearl River United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, RayD. Lawrence; her second husband, Elmo Lee; her grandson, SammyLawrence; her brother, Marvin F. Myers; and her sisters, MableMyers and Lillian Roberts.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Melba and WillardMcKenzie, of McComb; her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald andBarbara Lawrence, of Enon; her son, Roger Lawrence, of McComb; hersisters, Jane Brumfield, of Tylertown and Laree Johnston, of Macon,Ga.; her grandchildren and their spouses, Steve and Anna Lawrence,Dawn Hoots, Scott and Dawn McKenzie, and Mark and Suzann McKenzie;nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.