Obituaries for Thursday, April 17, 2008

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2008

Katie Sue Brent Herring

Services for Katie Sue Brent Herring, of Brookhaven, will beheld at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Brookhaven Funeral Home onNorth Jackson Street with burial in Harmony Baptist ChurchCemetery.

Visitation was held on Wednesday evening.

Mrs. Herring, 73, died April 15, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Nov. 16, 1934, to A. Dewey Brent Sr. andMaude Pennington Brent.

She worked in cafeteria service and was a school bus driver withBrookhaven Public Schools. She was a member of Harmony BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LeRoyHerring Sr.; and her son, LeRoy “Lee” Herring Jr.

Survivors are her son, Richard Herring and wife Brenda, ofBrookhaven; her daughter, Tawana H. Boyd, of Brookhaven; herbrother, Gerald Brent and wife Lydia, of Silver Creek; hergrandchildren, Stephanie Case and husband Danny, Jeremy Herring andwife Ashley, Kevin Herring, Dana Bowman, Tamara Keene and husbandJerry, John Boyd and Brent Boyd; her 10 great-grandchildren; and ahost of nieces and nephews.

Mizie White Leggitt

Services for Mizie White Leggitt, of Brookhaven, will be held at2 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until the time of theservice.

Mrs. Leggitt, 96, died April 11, 2008. She was born inBrookhaven on Oct. 25, 1911, to Palestine Lilly White and ArchieFailey White Sr. She was a resident of Brook Manor Nursing Home atthe time of her death.

In her lifetime, she held various jobs in factories, dressstores and restaurants. She worked for 19 years at El ChicoRestaurant during the time she lived in Shreveport, La.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, ClaudePell and Holman Leggitt; her son, Hollis Pell; her brothers,Charlie White, Shelby White and Archie White Jr.; her sisters,Bertie Mae Clark, Gladie Johnson and Claudia Ruth Martin.

Survivors are her grandchildren, Karen Elizabeth Kuchinski andRebbecca Jane McCann; her great-grandchildren, Jennifer McCann,Nicholas Steel Kuchinski, Melynda Rose Kuchinski and Robert GeraldKuchinski Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Queenie Pell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American CancerSociety, Harmony Baptist Church or Southway Baptist Church.

Betty B. Thompson

Services for Betty B. Thompson, of Ruth, will be held at 2 p.m.on Sunday, April 20, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drivewith burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in LawrenceCounty.

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

Mrs. Thompson, 75, died April 15, 2008, at Lawrence CountyNursing Home. She was born in Cryel, Okla., on May 19, 1932, toArthur Buckalew and Lettie Slade Buckalew.

She was retired from Packard Electric and had been a machineoperator with Stahl-Urban. She was a member of Ruth BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Charles D.Thompson; her son, Phillip Thompson; her brother, James O.Buckalew; and her sister, Ruby Lynn.

Survivors are her sons, Wayne Thompson, of Ruth, David Thompson,of Bogue Chitto, and Carlos Thompson, of Plainsview, Texas; herdaughter, Judy Harrison, of Ruth; her sister, June Deaver, ofPurvis; her grandchildren, Patrick McCaffery, Chris McCaffery,Heather Dunaway, Kristi Frazier, Ronny Thompson, Brandi McCaffery,Nick Thompson and Dustin Thompson.

J.W. Vinson Sr.

Services for Jessie Webster Vinson Sr., of Brookhaven, were heldat 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapelon North Jackson Street with burial in Easthaven Cemetery inBrookhaven.

Mr. Vinson, 83, died April 14, 2008, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Calfax, La., on Sept. 9, 1924,to Webster Walworth Vinson and Euther Hale Vinson.

He was retired from his work in the oil field after 45 years ofservice. He came to Brookhaven with Marshall R. Young Oil Co., in1957, and retired in 1986 from Marlin Drilling Co. He was a memberof Union Hall Baptist Church and attended Heuck’s Retreat BaptistChurch. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy. Hewas a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, FrancesBarbara Vinson; his grandson, Jayson Vinson; his granddaughter,Chrissy Hall; and his brothers, Benny and Gene Vinson.

Survivors are his sons and their wives, Jay and Linda Vinson, ofMeridian, Frank and Tammy Vinson, and Scott Vinson, all ofBrookhaven; his daughter, Linda Hall and husband Glenn, of BogueChitto; his sisters, Helen Stanfield, of Lafayette, La., and EthelStowell, of Delhi, La.; his grandchildren, Angie Davis and husbandDwayne, of Byram, Matt Hall, Mandy Vinson and Kelly Vinson, DevinVinson, Jordan Vinson and Parker Vinson, all of Brookhaven; DarethVinson and Jessica Vinson, both of Memphis, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the JaysonVinson Memorial Fund, University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O.Box 249, University, MS 38677.

Reba Faye Walls

Services for Reba Faye Walls, of Brookhaven, will be held at 2p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel with burial in Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Mrs. Walls, 80, died April 14, 2008, in Brookhaven. She was bornon Feb. 17, 1928, to James Hurley and Gladys Kimble Hurley.

She was the co-owner of Walls Lumber Co. She was a chartermember of Central Baptist Church.

Mrs. Reba dedicated her life to her Lord and Savior, to herhusband and her children from the beginning. She was the epitome ofwhat one who walks with Jesus should be as we journey through lifeon earth. Reba Walls devoted her life to love, the love Jesus, herhusband, children, grandchildren and most of all, anyone who wasblessed to have known her.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Lamar Walls; her daughters, TheresiaWalls Jones and Shirley Walls, both of Brookhaven; and hergrandchildren, James Hurley Hoggatt and Felicity Kay Hoggatt, bothof Brookhaven.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church.