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Obituaries for Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fannie Mae Prestridge Adams

Services for Fannie Mae Prestridge Adams, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Brookhaven Funeral Home onNorth Jackson Street with burial in Mt. Pleasant Baptist ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Adams, 87, died Feb. 10, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 6, 1920, to RobertJenkins and Sally Buitt Jenkins.

She was retired. She was a member of Moak’s Creek BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, John A.Prestridge Sr. and John Quincy Adams Sr.; three brothers; and threesisters.

Survivors are her son, John A. Prestridge Jr. and wife MargaretJane, of New Hebron; her daughters, Marlene Hall Bales and JohnnieFaye Coone, both of Bogue Chitto; her 10 grandchildren and fivegreat-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Judith Lynn ‘Judy’ Case Bowman

Services for Judith Lynn “Judy” Case Bowman, of Moselle, will beheld at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Moore Funeral HomeChapel in Petal with burial in Union Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Bowman, 50, died Feb. 11, 2008, at Forrest General Hospitalin Hattiesburg. She was born in Brookhaven on Oct. 7, 1957, toLloyd Case and Catherine Case Stricklin.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Petal.

Preceding her in death were her father, and her brother-in-law,Ripley Smith.

Survivors are her mother, Catherine Case Stricklin, ofBrookhaven; her husband and teen sweetheart of 33 years and thelove of her life, Jerry “Bo” Bowman, of Moselle; a daughter andson-in-law, Kelly and Jeff Conway, of Petal; a son, Stan Bowman, ofMoselle; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lavonne and CharlesBrumfield, Nelda C. Smith, Jo Ann and Ray Herrington, all of BogueChitto; her devoted mother-in-law, Bonnie Newman, of McComb;sister-in-law, Kathy Barber and husband, Mike, of McComb;father-in-law, Jerry Bowman and his wife, Montee; threegrandchildren, Kaden Conway, Mattie Conway and Amai Bowman;numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lisa Inmon.

Pallbearers will be Sam Hodges, Steven Brumfield, Dave Griffin,Casey Carter, Keith Cline and Josh Bass. Brother Terrell Stringerwill officiate.

Neil Smith McCoy

Services for Neil Smith McCoy, of Madison, will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Christ United Methodist Church onOld Canton Road in Jackson with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemeteryon Highland Colony Parkway. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home inRidgeland is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church, and onWednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. McCoy, 61, died Feb. 10, 2008, at his residence, surroundedby family and friends. He was born in Brookhaven on June 25, 1946,to Neal Frank and Ina Smith McCoy.

He was the owner of Colonial Mart Shell Service Station. He wasa graduate of Brookhaven High School, where he lettered in footballand track. He attended Belhaven College and graduated fromMississippi College. He served in the military and lived for manyyears in Jackson before moving to Madison County. He establishedand maintained many long-term friendships which, along with hischildren, were an integral and valued part of his life.

Survivors are his mother, Ina McCoy; son, Neil McCoy Wolf andwife Kim, of Brandon; his daughter Betsy Ross and husband Kevin, ofMadison; and his grandchildren, Bella Newman and Ellie and PatrickRoss.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be madeto The McCoy House for Sober Living (Merchants and FarmersBank).

Fitzhugh Lee ‘Hugh’ Neal Sr.

Services for Fitzhugh Lee ‘Hugh’ Neal Sr., of Brookhaven, wereheld at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, at Brookhaven Funeral Home’sNorth Jackson Street location with burial in Monticello CityCemetery.

Mr. Neal, 72, died Feb. 9, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lincoln County onMarch 15, 1935, to Fulton Butler Neal and Daisy Maude BristerNeal.

He was a retired meat manager for A&P and Delchamps grocerystores for 45 years. He was a member of Mallalieu United MethodistChurch.

He was involved in the Mason Fair River Lodge No. 203, where heserved as master of the lodge three times. He coached many LittleLeague Baseball teams in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister-in-law,Maxie Case.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Shirley Reid Neal, ofBrookhaven; his son, Dr. Lee Neal Jr. and wife Gretchen, ofBrookhaven; his brother, James Farrell Neal and wife Ginnie, ofAlamogordo, N.M.; his sister, Thelma Neal Rushing and husbandKenneth, of Brandon. He was the very proud and loving grandfatherto his grandsons, Fulton Harris Neal, 13, Ford Reid Neal, 10, FitzHulon Neal, 5, and Finley McAllister Neal, 4; three specialnephews, Keith Case and wife Susan, of Wesson, Greg Case and wifeDana, of Monticello, and Amp and Stacie Case, of Monticello; hisbrother-in-law, Wayne Reid and wife Ann, of Pearl; his lovingmother-in-law, Lois Reid, of Monticello; and two special friends,Curtis Nations and John D. Boyte, both of Brookhaven.