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Obituaries for Sunday, April 13, 2008

Timothy Bruce Mitchell

Services for Timothy Bruce Mitchell, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, April 19, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mitchell, 57, died peacefully on April 10, 2008. He was bornin Texas on Nov. 26, 1950, to the late Byron Timmins Mitchell andJean Kerr Mitchell.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He served theyouth of his community by coaching and umpiring softball.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Gini Mitchell; his son,Patrick Ryan Mitchell; his daughters, Tamara Jean Mitchell andEllen Michelle Mitchell; his brothers, Rick, Andy, Paul, Jeff andMichael; and his granddaughter, Jacqueline Danielle Mitchell.

Faye ‘Linda’ Polk Thurman

Services for Faye “Linda” Polk Thurman, of Monticello, will beheld at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at Bethel Baptist Church inMonticello. Visitation will be held at Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello on April 13 from 8 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. Thurman, 64, died April 10, 2008, at Baptist Medical Centerin Jackson. She was born June 9, 1943, in Monticello to T.J. Polkand Willie “Grace” Polk.

She was a devout Christian who took great pride in her personalrelationship with Christ. She was a lifelong member of BethelBaptist Church and was recently active in fellowship with LudlowBaptist Church in Lena.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Ellis”Sonny” Polk; one sister, Jeanette Polk Smith; and her belovedhusband of 22 years, George Glen Thurman.

Survivors are her son, Gary McCloud and wife Kim, of SilverCreek; two daughters, Elisa Lynne Montgomery and husband Garry, ofMcCall Creek, and Misty Thurman Nations and husband Glen, of Lena;eight grandchildren, Maygan McCloud Martin, Austin Davis, MitchMcCloud, Grant Montgomery, Bryson Nations, Maci McCloud, BrantleyNations and Brady Nations; her stepson, George Allen Thurman andwife Jolynn, of Monticello, and their children, Erin Thurman, EmilyBrown and husband Tony and their child Hayden, Lindsey Powell andhusband Tate and their children Ethan and Evan; and a host offriends and relatives.

Mrs. Thurman graduated from Monticello High School as MissMonticello High and was Lawrence County’s first Junior Miss winner.She went on to graduate from Copiah-Lincoln College with an Englishdegree where she pursued a career in business until devoting over15 years of service to counseling. She had a strong commitment inhelping many overcome dependency until retiring from CDC Baptist inJackson. She was respected and loved by many, not only for theguidance she gave but the Christian love she showed to all. Shewill always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother andfriend.