Obituaries for Sunday, July 6, 2008

Published 5:00 am Monday, July 7, 2008

Robbie Daniel Brister

Services for Robbie Daniel Brister, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, July 7, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Mr. Brister, 45, died July 4, 2008, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born on Nov. 24,1962, to Paul Brister and Charlotte Daughdrill Brister.

He was employed with U.S. Environmental Services. He attended FirstBaptist Church. His achievements included United States Team RopingChampionships and Deep South Team Ropers Association.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Ray and Nona MaeDaughdrill and Melton and Tera Brister.

Survivors are his wife, Tina Allen Brister; his son, DaneKristopher Brister, of Brookhaven; his daughter, Savannah LindseyBrister, of Brookhaven; his brother, Mark Brister and wife Andrea,of Brookhaven; his sister, Angie Phelps and husband Donald, ofHammond, La.; his sisters-in-law, Tanya Greer and husband Chris,and Sydney Burns and husband Kennon; his father-in-law andmother-in-law, Carroll and Diann Allen; and many nieces andnephews.

Memorials or gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, 332 North Lauderdale St. No. 5001, Memphis, TN 38105.

Donald Roy Davis

Private services for Donald Roy Davis will be held. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Davis, 57, died July 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born onAug. 7, 1951, to W. C. Davis and Nellie Young.

He was retired. He was a member of Northview Baptist Church and aU.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era.

Preceding him in death was his stepfather, Finley Young.

Survivors are his wife, Jan Winborne Davis; his son, Steven Davisand wife, Amanda; his daughters, Melanie Blanton and husbandMichael, Dawn Barrios, Chasity Furr and husband, Jason, andMichelle Hatfield and husband, Guy; his brothers, Ronald Davis andwife, Wanda, Dale Walker and wife, Gladys, and Carl Young and wife,Annell; his stepmother, Louise Davis; 10 grandchildren; and onegreat-grandchild.

Memorials or gifts may be made to the Blair E. Batson Children’sHospital or Veterans of America.

The Rev. Gordon Eugene Dickerson

Services for the Rev. Gordon Eugene Dickerson, of Summit, were 10a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Johnston Chapel United Methodist Churchin Pike County with burial in the church cemetery. BrookhavenFuneral Home on Natchez Drive was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Dickerson, 83, died July 2, 2008, at Wesley Medical Centerin Hattiesburg. He was born in Johnston Station on Jan. 9, 1925, toSidney Dickerson and Della Johnston Dickerson.

He was retired from the State Agriculture Department and a UnitedMethodist minister who was pastor of Pleasant Grove UnitedMethodist Church for 13 years. He was a member of Johnston ChapelUMC, United Methodist Men, and a former Gideon.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his wife, Billie FayeDickerson.

Survivors are his sons, Gerry Dickerson and wife, Judy, of Summit,Barry Dickerson and wife, Grace, of Water Valley, and BillDickerson and wife, Lea, of Hattiesburg; his daughter, CandaceCampbell and husband Chuck, of Purvis; his sisters, DonaldYarborough, Martha Jackson and Elouise Campbell, all of Summit; 10grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Elnora Kelly Ford

Services for Elnora Kelly Ford, of Lucien, are 2 p.m. Sunday, July6, at Cool Springs M.B. Church with burial in the church cemetery.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ford, 76, died July 2, 2008, at her residence. She was born inFranklin County on June 22, 1932, to Leroy Kelly and Merever BrownKelly.

She was a homemaker and a well-known gospel vocalist. She was oneof the original members of the Gospel Chimes, a gospel singinggroup that started in 1956. She was a member of Cool Springs M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert FordSr.; her son, Robert Ford Jr.; and her brother, Hillary KellySr.

Survivors are her sons, Leroy Kelly and wife, Bettie, and Percy H.Ford, all of Brookhaven; her daughters, Dorothy Lockhart andhusband, Thomas, of Crystal Springs, Shirley Middleton and husband,Kenneth, and Debra Wells and husband, Homer, all of McCall Creek;nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mae Drane Harrison

Graveside services for Mae Drane Harrison, of Clinton, were noonSaturday, July 5, at Lakewood Memorial Park. Lakewood Funeral Homewas in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Harrison, 96, died July 2, 2008, at her residence.

She was a retired bookkeeper for the Chevron Corporation. She was aresident of Clinton for 20 years and was a longtime member of theformer West Park Methodist Church before joining Van Winkle UnitedMethodist Church.

She loved the outdoors greatly and especially enjoyed gardening andfishing.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Charles Arthur Drane andKatherine Cagle Drane; her husband, Carl Harrison; three sisters,Sybil Avery, Bonnie Anderson and Dalma Douglas; and two brothers,D.B. Drane and C.H. Drane.

Survivors are her sister, Allene Drane, of Clinton; and severalnieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne CenterBlvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157; Van Winkle United Methodist Church,3810 Robinson St., Jackson, MS 39209; or your favorite charity.

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Terry Paul Ingram

Memorial services for Terry Paul Ingram, of Wesson, were 11 a.m.Saturday, July 5, at Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Brookhaven FuneralHome’s Jackson Street location was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ingram, 46, died July 2, 2008, at his residence. He was born inHouston, Texas, on Sept. 25, 1961, to Robert O. Ingram Sr. andCarolee Burns Ingram.

He was disabled. He was of the Baptist faith and was an avidhunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

Preceding him in death were his mother; and his brother, DavidWayne Ingram.

Survivors are his father; his brother, Robert O. Ingram Jr., andwife, Debra, of Wesson; and his sister, Rebecca Brooks and husband,Van, of Wesson.

David ‘Rusty’ Moore

Services for David “Rusty” Moore, of Wesson, were 11 a.m. Saturday,July 5, at Strong Hope Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Stringer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Moore, 62, died June 30, 2008, at his residence.

He was a native of Nevada and a graduate of Copiah-LincolnCommunity College. He was a member of Strong Hope Baptist Churchand the Strong Hope Volunteer Fire Department. He was a retiredwelder and a river rat.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Colleen Moore.

Survivors are his son, Sammy Moore, of Wesson; his daughter, SusanMoore, ATC, of Wesson, and Lori Fensler, of Evans, Colo.; and hisgrandchildren, Bella and Lexi.

Steven Wade Reeves

Services for Steven Wade Reeves, of Bogue Chitto, are 2 p.m.Sunday, July 6, at Wellman Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Reeves, 25, died July 3, 2008, at the University of MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. He was born on Dec. 25, 1982, to SteveReeves and Joyce Brister Reeves.

He was a member of Wellman Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his grandmother, Imogene Brister; andhis grandfather, Willie Reeves.

Survivors are his brother, Bryan Reeves, and his sister-in-law,Brittany, of Bogue Chitto; his niece, Hailey Reeves, of BogueChitto; and his grandparents, Linsber Brister and LaurieReeves.

He was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Marie W. Sims

Services for Marie W. Sims, of Kentwood, La., are 11 a.m. Monday,July 7, at First Baptist Church in Kentwood with burial in WoodlandCemetery. McKneely Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. TheRev. Joey Miller will officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at thechurch.

Mrs. Sims, 83, died July 5, 2008, at North Oaks Medical Center. Shewas born in Brookhaven.

She was a homemaker and community leader. She was a devoted memberof the First Baptist Church in Kentwood and had been an activemember of the Kentwood Garden Club for 41 years.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jimmy W.Sims; her son, Kenneth LaRue Smith; her grandson, Greg LaRue Smith;her son-in-law, Jimmy Ray Jones; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors are her son, Kent Sims; her daughter, Judy S. Jones; hergrandchildren, Sherry Sassone, of Osyka, Jason and Jonathan Sims,Ashley, Angel and Amber Bridges, and Jimmy Ray Jones Jr., all ofKentwood; and her great-grandchildren, Chandler Sassone, of Oyska,Jasie and Michael Sims, and Logan Moneyhun, all of Kentwood; hersister, Helen W. James, of Wesson; and numerous nieces andnephews.

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Larry D. Scott

Services for Larry D. Scott, of Chicago, Ill., were 1 p.m.Saturday, July 5, at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church in Caseyville withburial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Williams Mortuary was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Scott, 54, died July 1, 2008, in Chicago. He was born inBrookhaven on March 3, 1954, to Lamar Scott Sr. and HazelScott.

He was a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago andattended Whitewater College. He was employed as a pipefitter formore than 25 years through Pipefitters Union Local 595. He was amember of First Baptist Church in Chicago.

Preceding him in death were his father, Lamar Scott Sr.; and hisbrother, Lamar Scott Jr.

Survivors are his mother, Hazel Scott, of Chicago; his son,Emmanuel Stokes; his brother, Roger Scott; his sister, Linda Okupe;two nieces; three nephews; and many aunts, uncles and otherrelatives.