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Obituaries for Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dr. Mel Flowers

Dr. Mel Flowers, longtime radiologist at the University ofMississippi Medical Center died at home on March 30, 2008, ofmetastatic prostate cancer. He was 74 years old.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shari FlowersSchmidt.

Survivors are his wife, Marilyn Case Flowers; his daughter,Susan Flowers Ulrich and her husband Bill Ulrich; his son-in-law,Mike Schmidt; his grandsons, Josh and Colton Schmidt, all of theGluckstadt community in Madison County. He is also survived by twocousins, Doris Alford of Jackson, and Celia Hansen of Atlanta, Ga.,and a host of dear friends.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church inGluckstadt on Wednesday, April 2, with interment in the churchcemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, St. Joseph CatholicChurch 127 Church Road, Madison, MS. 39110.

Lillian Hall Lofton

Services for Lillian Hall Lofton, of Brookhaven, will be held at10 a.m. on Friday, April 4, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel onNatchez Drive with burial in Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery inFranklin County.

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

Mrs. Lofton, 81, died April 1, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on Feb. 12, 1927, to Eugene “Genie” Hall andMaude Kyzar Hall.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge and Veteransof Foreign Wars. She was an avid Bingo player. She was a member ofDamascus Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, FloydLofton Sr.; her sister, Nell Smith; and her brothers, J.E. Hall andPaul E. Hall.

Survivors are her sons, Floyd Lofton Jr. and wife Carolyn, andDanny Lofton and wife Kitty, all of Brookhaven; her daughters,Betty Webb and husband Richard, of Hardy, Ark., and Pat Lofton andhusband Larry, of Brookhaven; her brothers, Bobby Hall, ofBrookhaven, and Jack Hall and wife Lillian, of Wesson; her sisters,Winnie Cannon, Ludie Wilson and Vedia Givens, all of Brookhaven;her grandchildren, Paul Lofton, Jay Lofton and wife Kim, TracyRankins and husband Brian, of Crawfordsville, Ark., Teresa Walkerand husband Jim, Scotty White and wife Brandy, Tammy Lofton andChris Lofton, all of Brookhaven; her 12 great-grandchildren; and ahost of nieces, nephews and other relatives, along with manyfriends and neighbors.