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Obituaries for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Thomas Howard Bishop

A memorial service for Thomas Howard Bishop, of Arnold, Neb.,were Thursday, June 19, at Arnold High School Auditorium.

Thomas Bishop, 17, died June 14, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn in West Point, N.Y., on Dec. 2, 1990, to Lt. Col. Allen Bishopand Ruth Howard Bishop, both formerly of Brookhaven.

His father was an assistant professor in the English departmentat the United States Military Academy at the time of his birth.Thomas had lived in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Vicenza, Italy,before moving to Arnold with his family.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Dr. Ivan C. Howard,former dean of Whitworth College.

Survivors are his parents; his grandparents, Jay and EdnaBishop, of Brookhaven, and Martha Howard, of Arnold; his threebrothers, Michael, Matt and Ben Bishop.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Arnold High Schoolfootball and track teams.

Dustin Wayne Delaughter

Services for Dustin Wayne Delaughter, of Bogue Chitto, are 2p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at Eddiceton Baptist Church with burialin Bunkley Baptist Cemetery in Bunkley. Wilson Funeral Home inMonticello is in charge of arrangements.

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

Mr. Delaughter, 15, died June 23, 2008, from injuries in anautomobile accident. He was born on Dec. 16, 1992, to LeroyDelaughter Jr. and Selina B. Lawrence.

He completed ninth grade at West Lincoln High School where heplayed football for the West Lincoln Bears. He was a member ofEddiceton Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Leroy DelaughterSr.

Survivors are his parents; his brothers, Deven MichaelDelaughter and Wyatt Lane Delaughter, both of Bogue Chitto; and hisgrandparents, Nell Louise Parker Delaughter, of Bude, JaniceWomack, of Jayess, and Roger Bassimier, of Kingman, Ariz.

Mamye Shamburger Ward Johnston

Services for Mamye Shamburger Ward Johnston, of Wesson, were 11a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Mission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson.

Visitation was Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Johnston, 103, died June 22, 2008, at her residence. Shewas born in Hopewell located in Copiah County on March 28, 1905, toJohn Shamburger and Hattie Barlow Shamburger.

She was a retired machine operator and line supervisor at StahlUrban, a salesperson and manager of Famous Shoe Store. She was amember of Mission Hill Baptist Church. She was a Past Worthy Matronof the Eastern Star. She was a lifelong pianist, and churchaccompanist for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting andtatting.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, JamesHomer Ward and Frank Johnston; her daughter, Marie Gaston; herbrothers, Hugh Shamburger and Frank Shamburger; her sisters, MerleSandifer, Jessye Denman and Adelle Shamburger.

Survivors are her daughters, Carolyn W. Warren, of Wesson,Pauline W. Sistrunk, of Meridian, and Betty Jo W. Peters, ofBrookhaven; her son-in-law, Howard G. Peters Jr., of Brookhaven,and her son-in-law, John Gaston, of Wesson; her five grandchildren,Shirley Ann Magee and husband, Harley, of Brookhaven, Jimmy Lovetteand wife, Kathryn, of Wesson, Debbie Barker and husband, Cliff, ofMeridian, Ward Gaston and wife, Darlene, of Wesson, H.G. Peters IIIand wife, Ann, of Center, Texas; and five great-grandchildren,Cindy McLain, of Tulsa, Okla., Stacy White and husband, Dusty, ofBrookhaven, Michelle Kelly and husband, Jonathan, of Brookhaven,Rachel Knight and husband, Justin, of Meridian and Kyle Peters, ofCenter; her three great-great-grandchildren, Laura Leigh White, ofBrookhaven, Alex McLain, of Tulsa, Duncan Knight, of Meridian; andthree nephews, John Shamburger, Jimmy Shamburger and LeeShamburger.

Irven Wallace

Services for Irven Wallace, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m. onThursday, June 26, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Wallace, 83, died June 24, 2008, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center. He was born on Jan. 17, 1925, to Martin Wallace andElena Brown Wallace.

He served the U.S. Army and in World War II. He was a retiredfurniture and appliance salesman. He coached Babe Ruth and DixieYouth baseball programs. He was a member of First Baptist Church inBrookhaven where he was a member of Wesley Kent Sunday SchoolClass.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, OmaWallace and Edith Wallace; and a brother, Earl Wallace.

Survivors are his wife, Yvonne Leggett Wallace; his sons, RandyWallace and wife, Jenny, of Columbia, and Don Wallace, ofBrookhaven; his brothers, Aubrey Wallace, of Bogue Chitto, BuddyWallace, of Bogue Chitto, and Lewis Wallace, of Brookhaven; hissisters, Eva Nell Adams, of Bogue Chitto, and Missy Hancock, ofSummit; his six grandchildren, Brooks Wallace, of Picayune, BlakeWallace, of Brookhaven, Erica Wallace, of Vicksburg, WhitneyHolmes, of Summit, Allyson Wallace, of Brookhaven, and TaylorWallace, of Brookhaven; and his five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Choir Robe Fund at First BaptistChurch in Brookhaven.

Header:Jennifer Diane Ward

Services for Jennifer Diane Ward, of Pelahatchie, are 11 a.m. onThursday, June 26, at First Baptist Church in Brandon East Campuswith graveside services at 3 p.m. in French Camp Cemetery inChoctaw County.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Ott and LeeFuneral Home in Brandon.

Miss Ward, 23, died June 23, 2008, from injuries in an autoaccident in Rankin County. She was a native and lifelong residentof Rankin County.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Brandon. Miss Wardattended Pelahatchie and Brandon Schools.

Survivors are her son, Mason Gage Ward, of Brandon; her father,Bill Ward, of Pelahatchie; her mother, Joyce Reed, formerly ofBrookhaven, and stepfather, Allen, of Brandon; her brother, BryanWard, of Pelahatchie; her grandmother, Delores Todd, of Gulfport;and her niece, nephews and a host of other relatives andfriends.