Obituaries for Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sarah Jewel Allred

Services for Sarah Jewel Allred, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, July 9, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in BogueChitto.

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

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Mrs. Allred, 84, died July 7, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born on May 4, 1924, to Charles Greer and LulaAlbritton Greer.

She was a homemaker and personal sitter. She was a member ofPleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a member of the SpecialLadies of the Widows Women Club of Pleasant Hill.

Preceding her in death were her husband, William B. “Bill”Allred.

Survivors are her son, Keith Allred, of Bogue Chitto; herspecial caretakers, Margie Williams, Glendean Harris and PeggyLewis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church BuildingFund.

Ronald F. Rogers

Services for Ronald F. Rogers, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Wednesday, July 9, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inProvidence Baptist Church Cemetery in the Topeka community.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Rogers, 75, died July 6, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Owensboro, Ky.,on July 3, 1933, to James A. Rogers and Viola Wimp Rogers.

Mr. Rogers was retired. He was an international seafoodconsultant, spinning his quick wit by introducing himself as a DFS(Dead Fish Salesman). He traveled all over the world. Mr. Rogersspent a great deal of time in Mexico, Japan and China negotiatingwith government officials for the exporting of seafood in bulk tothe U.S.

He entered the U.S. Air Force at the age of 14 and served fornine years, specializing in radar operations.

He was a history buff, avid reader and an accomplished crosswordpuzzle solver. He attended Parkway Baptist Church in Natchez, andwas a member of First Baptist Church in Brookhaven, where he taughtSunday school.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Robert E.Rogers; and a sister, Dorothy R. Rowell.

Survivors are his wife, Jo Ann Rogers, of Brookhaven; hisstepson, Charles B. “Billy” Wells; his daughter, Rhonda RogersFoster, of Boron, Calif.; his stepdaughters, Kim Keene and DebbieChristian, of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brothers, Leonard G. Rogersand wife, Sue, of Water Valley, and James T. Rogers and wife,Joyce, of Owensboro; his 12 grandchildren; his fourgreat-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Billie Jean Rutledge

Services for Billie Jean Rutledge, of Brookhaven, are 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, July 9, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive is incharge of arrangements.

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

Miss Rutledge, 68, died July 4, 2008, at Silver Cross Home inBrookhaven. She was born in Epps, La., on Oct. 10, 1939, to Sam W.Rutledge and Bethel Ann Mathis Rutledge.

She was a 1957 Loyd Star High School graduate and a 1959Copiah-Lincoln Junior College graduate. She graduated from theUniversity of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degreein 1963. She was active with the Loyd Star Foundation. MissRutledge was an Eastern Airlines ticket agent and also worked forSATO Travel of New Orleans, where she was awarded Employee of theYear in 1997 by the Military Navy Central Group.

She was an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where shewas the secretary of the B.A.L.L. Club and held otherpositions.

Preceding her in death were her father and a brother, Donald W.Rutledge.

Survivors are her mother; a brother, Rudolph F. Rutledge; asister-in-law, Dorothy Rutledge; her uncles and aunts, RobertMathis, Janie Britt, Pauline and Johnny Cunningham, Betty and JewelSmith and Audrey Rutledge Long; her niece, Kay Rutledge; hernephews, Ian W. Rutledge and William Glenn Rutledge; her specialfriend, Betty Lou Eickenloff; and many other relatives and verydear friends.