Obituaries for Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Published 5:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2008

Corbin Baliey Adams

Corbin Baliey Adams, 10, of Brandon, died Monday, April 14,2008, at the University Medical Center in Jackson.

Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at Ottand Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. A service will be held at 3 p.m.on Thursday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. There will alsobe a visitation from 5 until 8 pm Friday, April 18, atHolland-Harris Funeral Directors in Tupelo. A service will be heldat 2 p.m. on Saturday at Holland-Harris Funeral Directors withentombment in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Ricky Cox and theRev. Timmy Brown will officiate in Brandon and the Revs. TerryRoberts and Mark Lindley will officiate in Tupelo.

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Corbin was a native of Tupelo, born on Jan. 27, 1998, and hasbeen a resident of Rankin County for the past five years. He was afourth grade student at Oakdale Elementary School in Rankin County.Corbin loved the Lord, and was known as a Christian soldier and hada very special bond and love for his mother, family and friends. Heloved sports, always having a dream to play football and treasureda football jersey signed by Deuce McAllister. Corbin was a veryloving person, having a kind heart and will be greatly missed byhis family and friends.

Survivors include his parents, Sheree and Jason Richards, ofBrandon; and his father, Clay Adams of Gulf Shores, Ala.; hissister, Meghan Richards, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; his grandparents,Butch and Susan Hutcheson, of Wheeler, Pam Ellison, of Gulf Shores,Monroe and Brenda Adams, of Clanton, Ala., and Ethan Richards ofRahma, N.M.; his great-grandparents, Lester and Louine Hendrix, ofTupelo, Lois Hutcheson of Wheeler and Dolly Price of Clanton, Ala.;his aunts and uncles, Bubba and Brandy Collier, Rusty and MichelleHutcheson, Dusty Hutcheson, Christy and Keith Nash, Chris Adams,Winston and Amy Lucas; and cousins, Lexie and Paris Hutcheson,Dalton, Bradon and Shelly Collier, Gracie Jones, Noah Nash, Cody,Chace and Kaley Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in memory ofCorbin to be made to the UMC Candlelighters, P.O. Box 55611,Jackson, MS 39296.

Lawrence Adams

Services for Lawrence Adams, of Brookhaven, will be held at 2p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Jericho Church of Christ in LoydStar with burial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeralhome, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mr. Adams, 58, died April 13, 2008, at Select Specialty Hospitalin Jackson. He was born in Brookhaven on June 7, 1949, to OscarAdams and Rosetta Adams.

He was disabled and a member of Jericho Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his stepmother, EvelynAdams; his daughter, Rachael Adams; his brothers, Harvey and OscarAdams; and his sister, Janice Adams.

Survivors are his wife, Rose Mary Adams, of Gulfport; hisdaughters, Denise Adams and husband Lonnie, and Latoya Freeman andhusband Kennedy, all of Brookhaven, Natasha Adams and husband S.Tate, of McComb, Jennifer Powell and husband Stanford, of PanamaCity, Fla., and Katherine Stewart and husband Jerome, ofHazlehurst; his stepsons, Tracey Smith, Rodney Smith, David Smithand David Delaughter; his stepdaughters, Angela Smith, Tomeka Smithand Veronica Adams and husband Tyrone; his brothers, GrandberryAdams, Shirley Adams, John C. Adams, all of Brookhaven, and JessieB. Adams, of Lansing, Mich.; his 15 grandchildren; and his specialfriends, Marilyn Delaughter, of Brookhaven, and Deborah Adams, ofPanama City.

Joyce Bachman Chandler

Services for Joyce Bachman Chandler, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at New Sight Baptist Church inBrookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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

Mrs. Chandler, 66, died April 14, 2008, at Select SpecialtyHospital in Jackson. She was born on Oct. 28, 1941, to Curtis L.Davis Sr. and Addie Cotten Davis.

She was retired from her job at Pansy’s Greenhouse. She was amember of New Sight Baptist Church. She was a veteran of the UnitedStates Army.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, DaleE. Bachman; and her brother, Gary G. Davis.

Survivors are her husband, Billy Ray Chandler; her son, JeffreyD. Bachman, of Wesson; her daughters, Linda Owens, of Hattiesburg,and Shari Crosby, of Bogue Chitto; her stepsons, Billy Ray ChandlerJr., Michael D. Chandler and Alton Lee Chandler; her stepdaughters,Charlotte D. Simmons and Kimberly Egerton; her brothers, Curtis L.Davis Jr. and James Davis, both of Wesson, and Michael Davis, ofHuntsville, Ala.; her sisters, Roena Foster, of Brookhaven, andCathy Fuller, of Wesson; her seven grandchildren and threegreat-grandchildren; and 17 stepgrandchildren and fourgreat-stepgrandchildren.

James Earl Hooker

Services for James Earl Hooker, of Natchez, will be held at 10a.m. on Friday, April 18, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church inNatchez with burial in Natchez National Cemetery. Williams Mortuaryis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Hooker, 60, died April 14, 2008, at Natchez CommunityHospital. He was born on Dec. 27, 1947, to Houston Hooker and PearlL. Hooker.

He was disabled and a veteran of the United States Army. He wasa member of Mt. Sinai M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his mother, Pearl L. Hooker, of Natchez; his son,Markest Rounds, of Natchez; his daughter, Joycelyn Hooker, ofNatchez; his three grandchildren; his brothers, Donell Hooker andwife Maude, of Jackson, and Ronell Hooker, of Natchez; hisgodsister, Tracey Dodd, of Memphis, Tenn.; his aunts, Pearl Black,Gladys Watson and Fannie Cameron, all of Brookhaven; and his uncle,James Cameron and wife Dora Ann, of Brookhaven.

Lavell King Marbury

Services for Lavell King Marbury, of Brookhaven, will be held at11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Macedonia Baptist Church withburial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home on NatchezDrive is in charge of arrangements.

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

Mrs. Marbury, 80, died April 15, 2008, at Regency Hospital inJackson. She was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 12, 1927, toWilliam Perry King and Josephine Blackwell King.

She was a homemaker, and was retired, having been a seamstresswith Kellwood for 27 years. She was a member of Macedonia BaptistChurch and was a Sunday school class member.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, CharlesRay Marbury; her son, Donald Marbury; and her grandson, TimRose.

Survivors are her sons, Jimmy Marbury and wife Margaret, andRicky Marbury and wife Colette, all of Brookhaven; her daughters,Linda Dunn and husband Kenneth, and Connie Smith and husband Paul,all of Brookhaven; her sister, Alveta Francis, of Brookhaven; hersix grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Everett ‘Lamar’ Moak

Visitation for Everett “Lamar” Moak, of Summit, will be heldWednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home ofMcComb. Visitation continues Thursday from 1 p.m. until services at2 p.m. at Moak’s Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Alexanderofficiating, assisted by Pastor Kern Wickware. Burial will followin the church cemetery.

Mr. Moak, 80, died on April 14, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn on May 6, 1927, in Lincoln County. He was the son of John A.and Odessa Hux Moak.

He was the founder of Moak’s Creek Hunting Club and loved everyminute of his hunting and fishing experiences. He was a member ofMoak’s Creek Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and sangin the choir. Mr. Moak was also a former member of the LionsClub.

Preceding him in death were parents; his brothers, Fred Moak andBill Moak; and his sisters, Katherine Moak Crewes, Julia Moak andMary Moak Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Wilda Wells Moak, of Summit;his 98-year-old mother-in-law, Myrtis Wells; his daughter, SusanMoak Wickware and husband Pastor Kern Wickware; his brothers andtheir wives, Britt and Ethel Moak, of Magnolia, and John Lee andFrancis Moak, of Moak’s Creek; his sisters and their husbands,Rhoda Moak and Bill Westbrook, of McComb, and Helen Moak and OliverBoyd, of Summit; his grandchildren, Robert Lamar Wickware, KimberlyWickware and Brian Metz, all of Huntsville, Ala., and CelesteWickware, of Panama City, Fla.; and his great-grandchildren, IanWickware and Kiley Wickware, both of Huntsville.

Pallbearers are Jim Wells, Paul Smith, Bobby Gates, Joey Wells,Edwin Johnson and Toby Wells. Honorary pallbearers are RobertWickware and the deacons of Moak’s Creek Baptist Church.

Michael G. Smith

Services for Michael G. Smith, of Gonzales, La., will be held at2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel with burial in Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in BogueChitto.

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

Mr. Smith, 59, died April 14, 2008, in Gonzales. He was born onMarch 22, 1949, to R.E. Smith and Eileen Kissel Smith.

He was a superintendent with Shaw Maintenance and a member ofWellman Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his nephew, BlaineHamilton.

Survivors are his son, Mike E. Smith and wife Stephanie; hisbrother, Jimmy Smith and wife Angela; his sisters, Sherry Lewis andhusband Steve, Marilyn Wilson and husband Mickey, and KathyHamilton and husband David; his granddaughter, Gracie Lyn Smith;and a host of nieces and nephews.

J.W. Vinson Sr.

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

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

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 Byran, 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.

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

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.

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.