Obituaries for Thursday, January 31, 2008

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 1, 2008

James Vernon Anding

Services for James Vernon Anding, a lifelong resident ofBrookhaven, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at BrookhavenFuneral Home Chapel on North Jackson Street with burial inEasthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 6 until 10 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Anding, 80, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 30, 1927, to JamesShelton Anding and Minnie Delaughter Anding.

He was a retired professional house painter. He was a veteran ofthe United States Army. He was a member of Souls’ HarborPentecostal Church.

Mr. Anding was well loved by all his family. He was a greatfather, brother, father-in-law and uncle. He was a diligent workerand a man of good character. He was a very meek, sweet, preciousand uncomplaining person. He touched the lives of many people.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Winnie MaudPennington Anding; his son, the Rev. Vernon Eugene Anding; hisbrother, Claude Earl Anding; his sisters, Shirley Anding, BettyJean Anding Foster; and his nephews, Maxie Anding Jr. and DennisFoster.

Survivors are his daughter-in-law, Kathy Anding, of Brookhaven;his brother, Maxie Ray Anding Sr. and wife Bonnie, of Brookhaven;his sister-in-law, Henry Mae Anding, of Brookhaven; his nieces andnephews, Coby (Brandy) Anding, Charity (Mark) Case, Cathy (Brian)Mayberry, Bo Foster, John (Stephanie) Foster, Debbie (Aaron)Vanhoose, Frankie (Tommy) Freeman, Claudette (Clemmie) Johnson,Ellen (Keith) Beard, Stephen (Bonnie) Anding, Jeffrey (Tina) King,and Jonathan King, all of Brookhaven, and CaBriena (Jason) Roberts,of Gonzales, La.; a host of great-nieces and -nephews,great-great-nieces and -nephews, and a host of friends.

Special thanks to the staff of Countrybrook Living Center forthe wonderful care they provided, and to Willie Boyd, who checkedon Mr. Anding every day.

Virgie Mae Dixon Brothern

Services for Virgie Mae Dixon Brothern, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Damascus Missionary BaptistChurch in Brookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Brothern, 74, died Jan. 26, 2008, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. She was born in Wesson on March 12, 1933, to Tom Dixonand Martha Dixon.

She was retired. She was a member of Damascus M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, NathanielBrothern; her sister, Ardella Sanders; and her brothers, O.C.Dixon, Herman Dixon, J. Hugh Dixon and Thomas Carl Dixon.

Survivors are her sons, Raymond Dixon and wife Dorothy, andDerick Dixon and wife Sandra, all of Brookhaven, and Marvin Dixonand wife Melinda, of Bogue Chitto; her daughters, Maxine Allen andhusband Brady, of Bogue Chitto, Darlene Leggett and husband Edward,of Wesson, and Dorothy Wortham and husband Micah, of Clinton, Md.;her stepson, Edward Holmes and wife Dorothy, of Brookhaven; hersisters, Ruby Martin, of Brookhaven, Lentee Clemons and husbandHarold, of Lansing, Mich., Betsy Smith, of Inwood, N.Y., and MableDixon, of Brookhaven; her brothers, Albert Dixon and wife Lucille,of Brookhaven, and L.C. Dixon and wife Jeanette, of Lansing; her 19grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.

Luvinour King

Graveside services for Luvinour King, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Midway Cemetery inMeadville. Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. King, 79, died Jan. 30, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Franklin County on April 14, 1928, to OtisNorris and Virginia Laster Norris.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Valley BaptistChurch in Meadville.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, BaileyKing; one son; two brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors are her sons, Hardy King, of Gloster, Freddy King, ofMcComb, Rayford King, of Bogue Chitto, Bobby King, of Quentin, TomKing, of Decatur, and James King, of Laurel; her daughters, LindaSmith, of Bogue Chitto, Carolyn Cain, of Brookhaven, Joyce Smith,of Summit, Frances Smith, of Brookhaven, Dorothy Nickell, of BogueChitto, and Shirley Redd, of Trinity, Texas; her brother, HollisNorris, of Meadville; her 19 grandchildren and threegreat-grandchildren.

Kenneth ‘Dean’ Leggett

Services for Kenneth “Dean” Leggett, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez.

Visitation is Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of theservice at the funeral home.

Mr. Leggett, 49, died Jan. 27, 2008, in Calvin, Okla. He wasborn on Sept. 12, 1958, to Willie Leggett and Alice Montgomery.

He was a drilling completion foreman. He was a veteran of theUnited States Navy. He was a member of Pleasant Valley BaptistChurch. He was a graduate of Adams County Christian School andCopiah-Lincoln Community College.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, CeceliaLeggett.

Survivors are his wife, Sherry Leggett, of Brookhaven; his sons,Jason Leggett and fiancee Charmagne Portier, and Daniel Leggett andfiancee Amanda Dayton, all of Brookhaven; his daughter, AndreaTillman and husband Randall, of Brookhaven; his sister, AngelaMcGuffie and husband Ricky, of Brookhaven; his grandchildren, DylanLeggett (3), Sandra Portier (3), Bralynn Leggett (2), JaidynLeggett (1), Tyler Tillman (8), Alyssa Tillman (4), and ShooterTillman (11 months), all of Brookhaven. Additional survivors arehis nephew, Matt McGuffie, of Brookhaven; his maternal grandmother,Nettie Cranfield, of Natchez; his stepfather, Gray Montgomery, ofVidalia, La.; and many cousins and many friends who are family.

Bettie Jean London

Services for Bettie Jean London, of Atlanta, Ga., will be heldat 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in BogueChitto with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Ms. London, 66, died Jan. 28, 2008, at Kindred Hospital inAtlanta, Ga. She was born on July 18, 1941, to Cade London and IdaMae London.

She was a 1960 graduate of Alexander High School, where she wasan outstanding member of the Alexander 1960 State ChampionshipBasketball Team. She was a retired medical unit supervisor.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, EarlLondon.

Survivors are her son, Michael Milsap, of Atlanta; her daughter,Christie London, of New Orleans; her sisters, Shirley Bloodworthand Jere Daiz, both of Atlanta, and Ella Mae Gilbert, of LosAngeles; her brothers, Cade London II, of Los Angeles, JamesLondon, of Ashville, N.C., and Jerry London and Jeffery London,both of New Orleans; her stepmother, Audrey McGee, of Atlanta; andher four grandchildren.