Obituaries for Friday, November 30, 2007

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 30, 2007

Cletis Lowah Cole

Services for Cletis Lowah Cole, of Collins, are 10 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 1, at Covington County Church of Christ in Collinswith burial in church cemetery. Joe Hisle and Jay Culbertson willofficiate services.

Visitation is Friday from 4:30 until 9 p.m. at Billy M. KingColonial Chapel in Collins.

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Mrs. Cole, 80, died Nov. 28, 2007, at Forrest General Hospitalin Hattiesburg. She was born in Collins on Nov. 15, 1927, to BryanSanderson and Tera Rawls Sanderson.

She was a retired retail clerk and a member of the CovingtonCounty Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, GeraldHestal Cole; her grandson, Alan Ryan Smith; a sister, BlancheHerrington; and two brothers, Denzel Sanderson and J.P.Sanderson.

She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine Smith and herhusband, Rodney, of Brookhaven; her sons, Roger Cole and his wife,Martha, of Philadelphia, David Cole and his wife, Kate, of Collins,Greg Cole and his wife, Melissa, of Collins, and Joel Cole and hiswife, Anita, of Marengo, Ind.; her sisters, Irma Doss, of Memphis,Tenn., Norma Sinquefield, of Laurel, and Betty Beeson, of Laurel;nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a dear lovingfriend, Tony Mooney, of Collins.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Rawls, Travis Burgess, Greg Fleming, ScottRawls, Mark Walters and Slade Powell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Cole, Brien Cole, CarterCulbertson, Spencer Fleming, Ryan Cole, Colby Culbertson, GraysonFleming, Beau Whitneber and Wyatt Sprague.

Maurice Case Franklin

Services for Maurice Case Franklin, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 1, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive withburial in Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. Wendell Davisand Bro. Jerry King will officiate services.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. and again Saturday from8 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Franklin, 81, died Nov. 28, 2007, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on July 23, 1926, to Dewey Case and RubyPhillips Case.

She was a homemaker, loving mother, aunt, cousin and friend tomany. She loved traveling, meeting people and living life to thefullest. She was a very caring and spiritual individual who broughta smile to all that she met. She was a member Brookway Church ofChrist in Brookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Norman”Chick” Franklin; a brother, Gerald; and a sister, Nell.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-laws, David andCindy Franklin, of Nashville, Tenn., and Kyle and Debby Franklin,of Denham Springs, La.; her brother and sister-in-law, Sherrill andSue Case, of Brookhaven; her sisters and brother-in-law, Jean andBennie Frank Wilson, of Brookhaven, and Rose Case Wallace, ofNatchez; her five grandchildren, Spencer, Alexis, Lainey Alise,Kylynn Laura, and Cole Clifton Franklin.

John C. Golmon

John C. Golmon, 81, of Seminole, Texas, passed away Wednesday,Nov. 28, 2007, in a Lubbock, Texas, hospital.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the SeminoleJunior High auditorium with the Rev. Ed Wegele officiating.Services will be conducted by Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mr. Golmon was born May 30, 1926, in Brookhaven, to John C. andLela Golmon. He married Betty Reed, Sept. 15, 1950, in Carlsbad,N.M. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where heserved as an elder for many years and served on most of thecommittees during his years in Seminole. He was a teacher,assistant principal and a principal in the Seminole IndependentSchool District for 38 years, Seminole Credit Union treasurer from1964-1997, was a team member of the most recent school bond issue,served as a member of the Seminole Hospital Board for 17 years, amember of the Seminole Masonic Lodge No. 957, Seminole Rotary Club,he was named Educator of the Year for Seminole Independent SchoolDistrict in 1981-82, and was selected Keenager of the Year just twoweeks ago by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce. He served inthe United States Navy during World War II for two and one-halfyears.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Golmon, of Seminole; onebrother, Hollis Golmon, of Monticello; two sisters, Ara Golmon, ofBrookhaven, and Aileen Hoggatt, of Bridge City, Texas; and numerousnieces and nephews.

Dudley Joseph Mire Sr.

Dudley Joseph Mire Sr., a retired employee of Holsum Bakery onChoctaw Street with 40 years of service and a resident and nativeof Gonzales, La., died of leukemia on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at9:45 a.m. He was 79.

He also worked part time with his son, Dudley Jr., at Cal’sBakery.

Visiting at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Gonzales, was on Nov.27 until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment was in HolyRosary Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Bourgeois Mire,whom he married on June 18, 1949. He is also survived by twodaughters, Wanda Mire, of Gonzales, and Lynette Mire McGrew and herhusband, Zeb, of Bogue Chitto; a son, Dudley “T-Dud” J. Mire Jr.and his wife, Mitzi Robert Mire, of Gonzales; a sister, Mary Whiteand her husband, Bob, of St. Amant; a sister-in-law, Mary FrancisMire, of Gonzales; his eight grandchildren, Vicky Smith Applewhiteand Travis McGrew, of Bogue Chitto, Celeste Cade and her husband,Chad, of Brookhaven, Heather Babin, Dudley Mire III, Terese Mire,Hubble Mire and Derrick Mire, of Gonzales; his great-grandchildren,Larkin Smith, Maverick Smith, Jared Applewhite and Caleb McGrew, ofBogue Chitto, Colby Cade and Caitlin Cade, of Brookhaven.

He was preceded in death by his father, Omer C. Mire; mother,Mary Celeste Frederick Mire; two brothers, Clarence Mire and OscarMire Sr.; two half brothers, Dumatil Mire and Elliot Mire; and ahalf sister, Julie Furlow.

Pallbearers were Travis McGrew, Dudley Mire III, Hubble Mire,Derrick Mire, Oscar Mire Jr. and Heath Babin.

He loved working in his wood shop at home where he made manyprecious items for his family and friends. Dudley and Shirley lovedcamping and traveling and enjoyed many trips in and out of thecountry. He was a parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church on EastBoulevard and St. Francis de Sales Church for the Deaf where heserved as reader, usher and on the parish council.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St.Francis de Sales or Hospice in His Care.

Arrangements were by Ascension Funeral Home.