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Obituaries for Friday, February 29, 2008

Gladys Watts Byrd

Services for Gladys Watts Byrd, of Brookhaven, will be held at11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church inBrookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Byrd, 89, died Feb. 27, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn on Oct. 24, 1918, to Marshall Watts and Beulah SmithWatts.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, CarlosWatts and J.W. Watts; and her sister, Effie Watts.

Survivors are her husband of 72 years, Louis “Tuck” Byrd, ofBrookhaven; her sons, Cortez Byrd and wife Barbara, of Brookhaven,and Bruce Byrd and wife Mary Davis, of Wesson; her sister, MarieSims, of Kentwood, La., and Helen James, of Brookhaven; hergrandchildren, Terry Byrd and wife Liz, of Brookhaven, PatriciaCarter and husband Courtland, of Sarasota, Fla., Pam Byrd-King, ofWesson, Tonya Stewart and husband Gary, of Brookhaven, Sophie Adamand husband Timmy, of Perkiston, and Carroll “Sissy” Martin, ofMandeville, La.; and 12 great-grandchildren and onegreat-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist ChurchBuilding Fund.

Gerald Nulisch

Services for Gerald Nulisch, of Monticello, will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticellowith burial in Bethshan Cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Nulisch, 66, died Feb. 27, 2008, at the G.V. (Sonny)Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in GrandPrairie, Texas, on April 12, 1941, to Walter Nulisch and GussieEllington Nulisch.

He was a retired shipping dock worker. He was a United StatesArmy veteran of the Vietnam War, Specialist 4, (T) E-4.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Doris LoweryWhite Nulisch; his brothers, Gene Harris and Ben Nulisch; and hissister, Marguerite Cole.

Survivors are his sons, Woody Nulisch, of Cleveland, Ga., andGerald Nulisch Jr., of Hattiesburg; his daughter, Dora Dampier, ofMonticello; his brother, Walter C. Nulisch Jr., of Monticello; hissisters, Betty Little, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Martha Smith, ofChandler, Texas; and his 10 grandchildren.

Geraldine Anne Wilkinson

Services for Geraldine Anne Wilkinson, of Bude, will be held at1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Christ’s Temple Apostolic FaithChurch in Bude with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Meadville.Marshall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral homein Bude, and on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the timeof the service.

Mrs. Wilkinson, 72, died Feb. 23, 2008, at MeadvilleConvalescent Home. She was born in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 13,1936, to Edward Adams and Luegenia Brooks Adams.

She attended B.T. Washington High School and A.P. Clay BibleCollege as missionary. She was an organist for many churches in theKenner-New Orleans area for many years. She was a member of theEastern Star Chapter 69 and the East Jefferson Prayer Band. She wasa member of Macedonia Baptist Church and St. Michael BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her mother; her sister, BarbaraAdams Goosey; and her brother, Hayward “Tom-Tom” Adams.

Survivors are her loving husband, Richard Wilkinson, of Bude;her daughters, Yvonne Marie Ward and Luegenia Marie Robinson; hersons, Roosevelt Proyer Jr., Edward Proyer, Albert Proyer and WayneLouis Proyer; her sisters, Betty Jean Jones and Beatrice Duncan;her former husband, Roosevelt Proyer Sr.; 17 grandchildren and ahost of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.