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Obituaries for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mary Ann Lewis Foster

Services for Mary Ann Lewis Foster, of McComb, will be held at 3p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on NatchezDrive with burial in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Foster, 58, died March 25, 2008, at her daughter’sresidence. She was born in Brookhaven on July 16, 1949, to TroyLewis and Ray Franklin Lewis.

She was a deli worker with IGA and a dietitian. She was a memberof the Baptist faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son-in-law, DannySmith; and her brothers, Tommy Lewis, Roy Lewis and Doug Lewis.

Survivors are her son, Jammy Lee Lofton and wife Amanda, ofMcCall Creek; her daughters, Tywana Smith, of McComb, and PennieAngie Grose and husband Dale, of Clinton, La.; her brothers, HaroldLewis, of Brookhaven, and Troy E. Lewis, of Baton Rouge, La.; hersisters, Reba Wilkinson and Margie Coker, both of Brookhaven, andGeneva Lewis, of Baton Rouge, La.; and her grandchildren, ErinSmith, Madi Lofton, Macy Lofton, Colby Grose, Micah Grose andNicholas Grose.

Guynell Pickett

Services for Guynell Pickett, of Meadville, will be held at 11a.m. on Thursday, March 27, at East Roxie Church of Christ in Roxiewith burial in Hidgeon Cemetery in Oldenburg. Tyler Funeral Home isin charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Ms. Pickett, 64, died March 20, 2008, at Meadville Nursing Home.She was born in Franklin County on June 5, 1943, to Johnny Pickettand Lillie Mae Covington Pickett.

She attended Alcorn State University for two years. She wasformerly a postal clerk in Los Angeles, Calif. She was a member ofEast Roxie Church of Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her brothers, Arthur and Otis Pickett, both ofMeadville, Oliver Pickett, of Chicago, Ill,, and Oscar Pickett, ofNew Orleans, La.

Clorine ‘Rena’ White

A memorial service for Clorine “Rena” White, of Pasadena, Texas,was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at Temple BaptistChurch, 3650 O’Neal Lane, Baton Rouge, La., with burial inResthaven Garden of Memories. The Rev. Glen Taylor officiated.Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs was charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. White, 89, passed away on March 22, 2008, in Houston,Texas. A native of Lincoln County, she was a resident of BatonRouge and Denham Springs for 53 years, and had moved to Pasadena in2007.

She retired from the Louisiana State Civil Service and was anactive volunteer with Capital Area Agency on Aging AdvisoryCouncil, RSVP, and 11 years with AARP.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Jonathan Artice White;and her son, Donald W. White.

Survivors are her daughters, Vondell White Ashmore and husbandTalmadge Ashmore, of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., Cheryl White Lewisand husband John Paul Lewis, of Deer Park, Texas; herdaughter-in-law, Tillie Cowart White, of Baker, La.; sixgrandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Louie F. Wilkins

Memorial services for Dr. Louie F. Wilkins, of Brookhaven, willbe held Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Faith PresbyterianChurch with the Rev. Rob Oates officiating. Visitation will be heldfrom 1:30 p.m. until the time of service.

Dr. Wilkins was a retired physician and surgeon and a native ofJackson. He was a graduate of Hinds Community College andMississippi College. He served as a lieutenant in the United StatesAir Force for four years and was a bomber pilot. He then attendedMillsaps College as a graduate student and a lab instructor toProfessor Reiken during the interim before entering Louisiana StateUniversity Medical School. Upon graduation from medical school andinternship, he practiced medicine in Morton for four years, beforeentering surgery residency at Confederate Memorial Medical Centerin Shreveport for three years. He practiced medicine in Brookhavenfor 30 years before retiring.

Dr. Wilkins was a member of Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity, ofPhi Chi Medical Fraternity. He served as chief of staff at King’sDaughters Medical Center. He was a member of Mississippi StateMedical Association, having served in various capacities; a memberof Southern Medical Association and a member of South CentralMedical Association as president. He served on the board ofdirectors for Blue Cross-Blue Shield for 12 years. He was a memberof the International College of Surgeons and the Abdominal Surgeonsof America. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and hadpreviously served as deacon at First Presbyterian Church and sangin the choir. He served as president of Brookhaven KiwanisClub.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and two daughters, LisaWilkins Assink and Patsy Lain Wilkins Pepper; his brother-in-law,Dr. Jim McLain, of Tylertown and Jackson; a sister, DorothyWilloughby, of Jackson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, theL.R. McLains; and one brother, Bobby Wilkins.

Survivors are his wife, Diana McLain Wilkins, of Brookhaven; twodaughters; Lindy Sullenberger (Jack), of Jackson, and LouanaWilkins, of Senatobia; his son-in-law, Randy Assink (Lynda), ofRidgeland; his sister, Virginia McElhaney, of Hattiesburg; sixgrandchildren, Emily Assink Haley (Joe), of Denham Springs, La.,Alison McLain Sullenberger, of Denver, Colo., Anna Sullenberger, ofDenver, Amy Sullenberger, of Jackson (temporarily in Spainteaching), Joey Assink (Lauren), of Brookhaven, Patrick Pepper, ofHenderson, Nev.; and one great-grandchild, Presley Assink.

Memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church in Brookhavenor Baddour Memorial in Senatobia.