Obituaries for Monday, June 30, 2008

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 30, 2008

John David Van Albritton

John David Van Albritton, 14, of Summit, was fatally injured ina vehicle accident Sunday, June 29, 2008. Mr. Albritton was bornAug. 7, 1993, in McComb. He was the son of Michael Nelson Albrittonand Debra Blades.

He was a Baptist and attended school at Loyd Star in LincolnCounty and prior to that, John attended North Pike School.

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John loved motorbikes and was an avid motorcycle rider. Heenjoyed hunting, fishing and other outside sports, and mostimportant, he loved his family.

John is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Melvin andAva Albritton and his maternal grandmother, Susie Smith.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Michael NelsonAlbritton and Leslie Albritton, of Summit; his mother, DebraAlbritton, of Wesson; his grandfather, Otis Lee Blades, ofBrookhaven; one brother, Mark Jason Wilson, of Sontag; threesisters, Bridget Lee-Ann Albritton, of Wesson; Lacey Genaro andMelissa Wallace, both of Bogue Chitto; one niece, Ainsley Genaro,of Bogue Chitto; and multiple aunts, uncles, cousins and a host offriends.

Visitation will be Monday evening at Catchings Funeral Home inMcComb from 5 until 8 p.m. and will continue Tuesday afternoon atJohnston Chapel United Methodist Church in Summit from 2 p.m. untilfuneral services at the church at 3 p.m.

The Rev. Michael Martin will officiate.

Burial will be in Johnston Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Jeremy Stover, Justin Sutton, Chad Wallace,Sam Schifano, Todd Brown and Chase Jordan.

Nannette ReneƩ Dixon Anderson

Services for Nannette ReneƩ Dixon Anderson, of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Churchwith burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in chargeof arrangements.

Mrs. Anderson, 40, died June 26, 2008, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Brookhaven on Jan. 19,1968, to Lonnie B. Dixon Jr. and Mary Alice Smith Dixon, both ofBrookhaven.

She was a 1986 graduate of Brookhaven High School. She receivedher Bachelor of Science degree from Alcorn State University and hermaster’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She was branchmanager for Mississippi Title Loans. She was a member of GreenwoodMissionary Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandmother, OtealDixon; and her maternal grandfather, Leatho Smith.

Survivors are her parents; her husband, Charlie Anderson, ofBrookhaven; her daughters, Briana Dodd and Charlicia Anderson, bothof Brookhaven; her brothers, Devin Dixon and Dexter Dixon, both ofBrookhaven; her grandfather, Lonnie B. Dixon Sr., of Brookhaven;her grandmother, Rosie Mae Kelly, of Brookhaven; and her stepson,Meko Thadison, of Brookhaven.

James Smith

Services for James Smith, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Tuesday,July 1, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial inFriendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mr. Smith, 74, died June 29, 2008, at his residence. He was bornon March 16, 1924, to Robert Lee Smith and Blanch C. Smith.

He was in the oil and construction fields. He was chief engineerin maintenance and retired after 20 years from King’s DaughtersMedical Center. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Hewas in the United States Navy and was on the U.S. Custer as agunner during World War II in the South Pacific. Mr. Smith enjoyedcountry living, raising cattle, fishing, turkey hunting, andespecially deer hunting with friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers and theirwives, Harvey R. Smith and Winnie Smith, and Randolph Smith andLouise.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Annie Clara Case Smith; hisnephew, Paul Preston Smith and wife, Lola Jean Smith, of Natchez;his nieces, Neta Fay Case and husband, Dennis Case, of Baton Rogue,Veda Grace Britt and husband, Dykes Britt, and Brenda Joyce Caseand husband, Harry S. Case, of Brookhaven; his sister-in-law, LoyceT. Smith, of Bogue Chitto; and many very special family members andfriends that have stood by so faithful.

Herbert Stevenson Woolley

Services for Herbert Stevenson Woolley, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at Harrigill Chapel with burial in theWoolley Family Cemetery in Caseyville.

Visitation is Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Woolley, 79, died June 28, 2008, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Caseyville in 1929, toStonewall Jackson Woolley and Lozier Northern Woolley.

He was a United States Army veteran. He worked as a ProductionField Superintendent for Conoco Oil Company. Mr. Woolley was amember of the Blue Lodge No. 241, and the Shriner Wahabi Temple. In2007 he received his 50-year Masonic ring and lapel pin. He was amember of Damascus Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Frances RayBass; his brothers, Purvis Woolley, Clayton Woolley, PrentissWoolley and Edgar Woolley; and his sisters, Wessie W. Smith, AnnieWoolley and Luna Herring.

Survivors are his sons, Julius Stevenson “Steve” Woolley, ofBrookhaven, and Nolan Herbert Woolley, of Crystal Springs; hisdaughter, Susan Mignon Woolley, of Caseyville; his sister, Eula W.Pierce, of Jackson; his grandchildren, T.J. Dunn, of Brookhaven,Stevenson Mignon Dunn, of Hazlehurst, and Herbert Reason Chandler,of Caseyville; his niece, Jean Woolley Bounds, of Brookhaven; hissister-in-law, Inez Woolley, of Brookhaven; and many dear lifelongfriends