Obituaries for Friday, May 9, 2008

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 9, 2008

Richard Brown Sr.

Services for Richard Brown Sr., of Summit, will be held at noonon Saturday, May 10, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in McCombwith burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Summit, with Pastor HiltonHarrell officiating. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of theservice.

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Mr. Brown, 91, died May 7, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born on Nov. 10, 1916, toWilliam “Bill” Brown and Ella Knox Brown.

He was retired. He was a member of Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Charlie B.Brown; his sons, Richard Brown Jr. and Jeffery Brown; his daughter,Shirley McBride; his brothers, Hollis Brown and A.B. Brown; and hissister, Lula Mae Bullock.

Survivors are his sons, Charles Brown and wife Ida, of McComb,R.K. Brown and wife Linda, and Larry Brown and wife Catherine, allof Summit; his daughters, Ruby Martinez and husband Andre Martinez,of Virginia Beach, Va., Eunice Brown White and husband RichardWhite, of Summit, Rhonda Darlene Carter and husband Jerry Carter,of McComb, Warnella Brown, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Cynthia Brown, of St.Paul, Minn., Roberta Williams and husband Clinton Williams, ofChicago, Ill., and Katie Floyd and husband Thomas Floyd, of Summit;his sisters, Irma Lee Bishop, of Hammond, La., Maxine McCoy, ofMilwaukee, Wis., and Rosie Lee Jefferson, of Milwaukee; and his 35grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Evelyn White Callender

Services for Evelyn White Callender, of Wesson, will be held at11 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Callender, 61, died May 7, 2008, at Meadville ConvalescentHome. She was born in Houma, La., on Sept. 14, 1946, to WhitneyKramer Sr. and Louvenia Hebert Kramer.

She was a homemaker and loved to cook and received the greatestjoy from cooking for her family and friends. She was a member ofSt. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brookhaven. She was amember of the Moose Lodge where she enjoyed playing bingo.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her brothers,Nelson Kramer, Theodore Kramer and Whitney Kramer Jr.

Survivors are her son, William Russell “Billy” White Jr., andwife Nikki Dawson White, of Eddiceton; his daughters, BelindaKraemer Fauver and husband Robbie Fauver, of Brookhaven, andRebecca White Kinchen, of Wesson; her sisters, Joy Kramer, ofHouma, La., Merline Gemelli, of Wesson, Carolyn Lirette, of Monroe,La., Cynthia Rogers, of Tylertown, and Pam Quick, of Montegut, La.;and her grandchildren, Logan Bryce White, Hunter Nicole White,Robbie Fauver Jr., Carrie LeeAnn Fauver, Chase Allen White andWarren Perald Kinchen Jr.

Mavis Smith Callender

Mavis Smith Callender, 89, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, atNatchitoches Regional Medical Center after a long illness. Mrs.Callender was a native of Brookhaven, where she graduated from LoydStar High School in 1938. She was married in August 1940 to theRev. D.L. Callender, and they remained together for 68 years.

Mrs. Callender was a devoted wife, who followed her husband upand down the East Coast during the time he was in service beforeWorld War II. In the early 50s, the Rev. Callender was called topreach. She was his most staunch supporter and a loyal helpmatethroughout their 50-year ministry in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Mrs. Callender is survived by her husband, the Rev. D.L.Callender, a native of McComb; two brothers, Sam and Marvin Smith,of Brookhaven; one son, Thomas Ray Callender and wife Celeste, ofBaton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Linda Cummings and husbandCharlie, of Lafayette, La., and Peggy Cedars and husband Bobby, ofNatchitoches. She also has four grandchildren: Todd Callender, ofNew Orleans, La., Bert Callender and wife Karen, of Denham Springs,La., Jennifer Milner and husband Derick, of Brandon, and Sam Wellsof Clinton. Great-grandchildren include Sarah, Emily and CalebCallender of Denham Springs.

She is preceded in death by her father, Bert Smith; her mother,Cordie Cagle Smith; two brothers, Odell and Versie Smith; and twosisters, Velma Smith Jacobs and Jennie Smith Reeves.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9,2008, at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb and on Saturday, May 10,from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church inBrookhaven, funeral and graveside services immediately followingwith the Rev. Tommy Rush of Natchitoches officiating.

Pallbearers will be Sam Wells, Bert and Todd Callender, DerickMilner and Kenneth and Wayne Smith.

Mrs. Callender was a devoted wife, a caring and supportivemother and a good friend to all who knew and loved her.

Phyllis Marie Harris

Services for Phyllis Marie Harris, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 3 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at St. James Missionary Baptist Churchin Brookhaven with burial in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in BogueChitto. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Harris, 41, died May 7, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn on Oct. 23, 1966, to George Henderson and Shirley AnnNelson.

She was disabled. She was a member of St. James M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her daughter, Eva Henderson; herbrothers, Gary Henderson and Timothy Henderson; and hergrandparents, Eva Terrell and Henry Terrell.

Survivors are her mother, Shirley Ann Nelson, of Jackson; herfather, George Henderson, of Brookhaven; her husband, CedrickHarris, of Brookhaven; her special aunt, Bernice Collins, ofBrookhaven; her son, Bob Henderson, of Brookhaven; her daughters,Treneka Henderson, Bernitric Henderson and Henrietta Arnold, all ofBrookhaven; her brothers, Thomas Earl Henderson, Daniel Henderson,Michael Henderson, all of Jackson, and Samuel Lee Henderson, PercyHenderson and George Earl Henderson, all of Brookhaven; hersisters, Rose Marie Brown and Arzula Henderson, both of Jackson,Sandra Henderson, Christy Henderson, Darlene Henderson and JaniceWashington, all of Brookhaven; and her three grandchildren.

Carly Faith Netterville

A graveside service for Carly Faith Netterville, of Brookhaven,was held on Wednesday, May 7, at Riverwood Memorial Park inBrookhaven. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge ofarrangements.

She was born and died on May 4, 2008 at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Survivors are her father, Charlie Netterville; her motherJennifer Harveston Netterville; her brother, Gabe Netterville; hersister, Kennedy Foster; her maternal grandparents, Jim and DarleneHarveston; her paternal grandparents, Mike and Sally Netterville;her great-grandparents, Ann Lambert, Mary A. and Truly Smith, allof Brookhaven, and Bob and Jennifer Netterville, of Baton Rouge,La.; her aunt, Brandy White and husband Scotty; her uncle, DarylHarveston and wife Summer; and her cousins, Bradyn, Caden, Dawson,Rayden, Cayman and Sayerd Grace, all of Brookhaven.