Obituaries for Sunday, January 27, 2008

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 28, 2008

C.P. Clark

Services for C.P. Clark, of Jayess, were 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.26, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Providence BaptistChurch Cemetery in Jayess.

Mr. Clark, 78, died Jan. 24, 2008, at his residence. He was bornin Mississippi on Feb. 13, 1929, to Ralph Clark and Nettie RobertsClark.

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He was a retired mechanic. He was a member of Providence BaptistChurch and had served in the U.S. Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one daughter; onegrandchild; and four brothers.

Survivors are his wife, Elner Earl Boyd Clark; his sons, CharlesPatrick Clark, Jerry Wayne Clark, and Terry Edris Clark, all ofJayess; his daughter, Mary Theresa Payne, of Jayess; his brothers,James Clark and Hugh Clark, both of Ruth; his sisters, RubyBrister, of Tylertown, Roda Boyd, of Ruth, and Ondean Wilk, ofWashington, D.C.; nine grandchildren; and sevengreat-grandchildren.

Jimmie Garvin

Services for Jimmie F. Garvin, of Traverse City, Mich., are 2p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

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

Mr. Garvin, 69, died Jan. 24, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn in Merkel, Texas, on March 21, 1938, to Angus and Willie(Rhodes) Garvin.

He was an independent A.I. breeder of dairy cattle, managedseveral grocery stories, and most recently was the manager of WestBay Self Storage for 17 years. He was a graduate of Midland HighSchool in Midland, Texas.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Viola Garvin; his siblings, John Garvin,Annie Jones, Evelyn Henley, Juanita Johnson and Charlie Garvin, allof Texas, and Christine Webb, of Oklahoma; his children, GenetteRatcliff, Cynthia Hawley and husband Larry, Sandra Cupit andhusband Gery, and Kathleen Arnold and husband Billy, all ofMississippi, David Stroh and wife Melanie, and Roger Stroh and wifeSuzanne, of South Carolina, Eric Stroh and wife Julie, of Montana,and Melissa Stroh, of Michigan; 31 grandchildren; 39great-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law, Don and ErnaShaff; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American CancerSociety.

Willard Leonard

Services for Johnny Willard Leonard, of McComb, are 10 a.m.Monday, Jan. 28, at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery. Dr. Larry Leonard and the Revs. RonScarlett and Rick Kennedy will officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m.until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Leonard, 85, died Jan. 24, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center. He was born in Walthall County on Nov. 22,1922, to Ben Leonard Sr. and Roxie Boyd Leonard.

He was a retired truck driver for Capitol Transport and BuffaloServices. He was a member of New Heights Baptist Church in Summitwhere he was a substitute Sunday school teacher. For many years, hetaught Sunday school at First Church of the Nazarene in McComb,where he was a former member. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WorldWar II.

Mr. Leonard’s family referred to him as a loving husband, fatherand grandfather, and a very devout Christian that loved andsupported his church and family. He never met a strange and was afriend that everyone appreciated.

Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Jasper,Gilbert, Edward and Calvin Leonard; and two sisters, Maudie LeeLeonard and Alvie Sterling.

Survivors are his wife of nearly 59 years, Norma CraftonLeonard, of McComb; his sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. LarryLeonard and Dr. Gay Leonard, of Lakeland, Fla., and Tim and JillLeonard, of Bogue Chitto; his daughters and sons-in-law, Diane andRoy Griffin and Jody and Harold White, all of McComb; his brother,Ben Leonard Jr., of McComb; his sister, Bertha Lund, ofMinneapolis, Minn.; his grandchildren, Brandi Smith and husbandAdam, and Brad Jetton and wife Heather, all of McComb, JonathanLeonard, of Homestead, Fla., Christina Leonard, of Nashville,Tenn., Anthony Leonard and wife Kassie, of Crystal Springs, andJared Leonard, of Bogue Chitto; his three great-grandchildren,Griffin and Grayson Smith, and Taylor Jetton, all of McComb; andnumerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Brad Jetton, Jonathan Leonard, AnthonyLeonard, Jared Leonard, Adam Smith and John Magee.

Rosalie McIntyre Mullins

Services for Rosalie McIntyre Mullins, of Metairie, La., are 2p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Lucien Baptist Church with burial inLucien Baptist Church Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home’sNatchez Drive location.

Mrs. Mullins, 95, died Jan. 25, 2008, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born in Lucien on Sept. 25, 1912, to JohnAdrain McIntyre and Rhoda Bianca Terrell McIntyre.

She was retired from Jefferson Parish School System in Metairie.She was a member of Lucien Baptist Church and Bridgedale BaptistChurch in Metairie.

She was a resident of Metairie for 53 years. She was active inbowling until age 89 and enjoyed gardening and traveling.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JamesReuben Mullins; her brother, Walter McIntyre; her sister, EudoraMcIntyre Allred; her grandson, James Reuben Smith; hergranddaughters, Susan Celeste Ruffina and Kelly LaRue Mullins; andone infant son.

Survivors are her son, John Randall Mullins and wife Sandra, ofMcCall Creek; her daughters, Teresa M. Buffina and husband Charles,of River Ridge, La., Phyllis M. Smith and husband Ronald P., ofMcCall Creek, Mona M. Williams and husband James, of Lynchburg,Va., and Bianca M. Redman and husband Peter W., of Duluth, Ga.; 28grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Johnnie James White

Services for Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Johnnie James White, ofClarksville, Tenn. and formerly of Brookhaven, were Friday, Jan.18, at Fifth Ward Missionary Church in Clarksville with burial inKentucky Veteran Cemetery in West Hopkinsville, Ky. Foston FuneralHome was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. White, 59, died Jan. 14, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Aug. 27, 1948, to Robert Paul White andJosephine Porter White.

He was a 1966 graduate of Alexander High School and attendedMississippi Valley State College. He was retired from the U.S.Postal Service and was a member of Word of Life Ministries inClarksville, where he served as deacon and treasurer. He was aretired veteran of the U.S. Army after 23 years of honorableservice.

He received numerous Army awards, including the Army ServiceRibbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Good Conduct Medalwith seven stars, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star,Overseas Service Ribbon with two stars, and the Army CommendationMedal.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother, Robert”Bob” White.

Survivors are his wife, Linda White, of Clarksville; his son,Brian White, of Clarksville; his daughter, Adrienne Brown andhusband George, of Clarksville; his sisters, Anniebell Wilcher andhusband Samuel, of Brookhaven, and Sharon Buchanan and husbandGeorge, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; his brothers, Samuel White, ofClarksville, Clyde White and wife Robin, of Porage, Mich., andBobby White and wife Joyce, of Flint, Mich.; three grandchildren;and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.