Obituaries for Thursday, December 27, 2007

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 27, 2007

Donald Ray Arnold

Services for Donald Ray Arnold, of McCall Creek, will be held at11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Churchin McCall Creek with burial in the church cemetery. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Elders LukeAddison, Robert Byrd and Jerry Britt will officiate.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of theservice.

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Mr. Arnold, 71, died Dec. 25, 2007, at the Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born on Jan. 9, 1936, to HardyArnold and Annie Wooten Arnold.

He was retired. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Hewas a loving and devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. Hewas a faithful member of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church andwas strong in the faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his three brothersand five sisters.

Survivors are his wife, Anita Jordan Arnold; his son anddaughter-in-law, Steven Ray and Dawana Arnold, of Summit; hisdaughters and son-in-law, Donna and Mike Cloud, of Brandon, andLeAnn Bass, of McCall Creek; his grandchildren, Shelby, Hanna andHaley Arnold, all of Summit, and Brett and Jordan Cloud, ofBrandon, and their baby, Lane Cloud, due in March 2008; hisstepgrandson, Mitch Cloud, of Brookhaven; his sisters, BarbaraKing, of Gonzales, La., Margaret Brown, of Booneville, N.C., andLouise Sweeney, of Brookhaven.

Pallbearers are Mike Arnold, Jerry Arnold, Lanny Arnold, CurtSpring, Charles Spring and Johnny Parsons.

Honorary pallbearers are James Parsons, Roger Lewis, D.C.Griffin and Tom Pickett.

Nathan Carter Sr.

Services for Nathan Carter Sr., of Brookhaven, will be held at11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church with burialin the church cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from noon until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome, with family present from 6 until 7 p.m..

Mr. Carter, 86, died Dec. 23, 2007, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. He was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 26, 1921, to MatthewCarter and Anna Griffin.

He attended Progress School in Lincoln County. He served as atransportation specialist in the United States Army during WorldWar II. He worked at Bendix Mobile Homes, and later, as a gardenerfor M.C. Urban. He was a member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, where heserved as a steward and choir member.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, DerrickCarter; and his brothers, Leon Newton, Sylvania Newton, EddieNewton and Felix Carter.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Helen Dickey Carter, of Brookhaven;his sons, Roy Carter, of Hazlehurst, Nathan Carter Jr., ofHattiesburg, Jason Carter, of Brookhaven, and Kenneth Carter, ofBirmingham, Ala.; his daughters, Dorothy Smith, of Joliet, Ill.,Ebonie Hackett, of Crystal Springs, Brenda Henderson and CathyBenjamin, both of Brookhaven; his sister, Alean Fairman, ofBrookhaven; his 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Prentiss Lewis

Services for Prentiss Lewis, of Natchez, were held at 11 a.m. onThursday, Dec. 27, at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel inNatchez. Elder Jerald Williams Jr. and Father Mike O’Brienofficiated. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Lewis, 90, died Dec. 24, 2007, at his residence. He was bornin Franklin County on July 31, 1917, to Thomas David and EthelSmith Lewis.

He was a faithful member of Salem Primitive Baptist Church andthe Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a World War II Army Veteran.He retired from Johns-Manville Corporation after 30 years ofservice.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters OrbieJordan, Eula Harveston and Lorine Hancock; and brothers Willie,Nolan, Hiram, Dennis and George Lewis.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Annie May Lewis, of Natchez;his brother, Eugene C. Lewis and wife Genie, of Natchez; a largenumber of nieces, nephews; great-nieces and -nephews;great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Pallbearers were Julius A. May Jr., Donald L. Verucchi, ThomasA. Williams, Robert E. Lewis, Randy E. Lewis and Thomas C.Hancock.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert McClatchey, Roger Lewis,Kenneth Beard, Harold Whittington, Steve Burkett, and all of hisfox hunting buddies.

Memorials may be made to Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1508Eastwood Road, Natchez, MS 39120.

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Lucille Leonard Martin

Services for Lucille Leonard Martin, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church inBogue Chitto with burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven FuneralHome on North Jackson Street is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of theservice.

Mrs. Martin, 88, died Dec. 26, 2007, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter. She was born in Lawrence County on May 22, 1919, to WarrenLeonard and Nanny Etheridge Leonard.

She was the previous owner of Brookhaven Christian Book Store,and a homemaker. She was a member of Moak’s Creek BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Edgar V.Martin; and four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors are her sons, Harry Joe Martin and wife Sandra, ofBogue Chitto, and Edgar Jerry Martin and wife Becky, of OceanSprings; her sister, Georgia Lee Williams, of McComb; hergrandchildren, Brad Martin and wife Amber, of Bogue Chitto, JodyMartin, of Birmingham, Ala., Becky Buie and husband Lee, ofCaseyville, and Jerry “Tuffy” Martin and wife Gina, of Sontag; hereight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.