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Obituaries for Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sarah Jewel Allred

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

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 parents and her husband, WilliamB. “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.

Elbert Allwyn ‘Sticks’ Kuyrkendall

Services for Elbert Allwyn “Sticks” Kuyrkendall, of Magnolia andTampa, Fla., are 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Hartman-Sharkey FuneralHome Chapel in McComb with burial in Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia.The Rev. Willie Westmoreland will officiate.

Visitation is Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Kuyrkendall, 70, died July 2, 2008, at his residence inTampa. He was born in Magnolia on May 26, 1938, to Ray Lee andCarrie Pezant Kuyrkendall.

He was a star athlete in football, baseball and basketball atMagnolia High School, where he was voted cutest boy, most athleticand Mr. MHS. He graduated from Mississippi State University with adegree in business. He was a mortgage banker most of hisprofessional career and retired from Union Planters Bank.

Survivors are his son, Jeff Kuyrkendall, of Tampa, Fla.; adaughter, Denise Smith, of Baton Rouge, La.; a brother, RogerKuyrkendall, of Laurel; his sisters, Patsy Packer, of Clinton, andShirley Nabors, of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, HazelKuyrkendall, of Brandon; his two grandchildren, Dylan Smith andMeghan Smith, of Baton Rouge; his great-grandchild, Blaise Carter,of Baton Rouge; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Randy Kuyrkendall, Jason Spears, J.C.Passman, Eddie Daix, Ronald Simmons and Bryan Harris. Honorarypallbearers are Eldridge Boyd, Robert Duncan and Cecil Packer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to his church; MyFather’s House, 67472 Charles McDaniel Rd., Kentwood, La.70444.

Dinnie Franklin Lambert

A memorial service is planned at a future date for DinnieFranklin Lambert, of Monticello. Wilson Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Mr. Lambert, 74, died July 6, 2008, at Regency Hospital inJackson. He was born on Oct. 20, 1933, to Dinnie Franklin LambertSr. and Hattie Beulah Hedgepeth Lambert.

Mr. Lambert, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree inforestry and wildlife and a master’s degree in forestry, went on toretire after 31 years with the U.S. Forest Service, in which heworked in the following places: Kisatchie National Forest, AtomicEnergy Commission, Cherokee National Forest, Ocala National Forest,George Washington National Forest and Homochitto National Forest.He also served as a congressional liaison six years at GeorgeWashington National Forest.

He was a member of the U.S. Forest Service National TrainingTeam in Enviromental Education; receiving 12 awards for superiorservice of achievement. He also was certified meeting planner,designer and director. Mr. Lambert served in the Air Force duringpeacetime and on honorable discharge was of the rank of secondlieutenant. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Orderof Elk.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Rose MaryBillodeau Lambert; and his son, Dinnie Franklin Lambert III.

Survivors are his son, Nevin S. Lambert and wife, Karen, ofBridgewater, Va.; a brother, Donnie Lambert and wife, Cherry, ofBrandon; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Rachel Hill, ofBridgewater.

Billie Jean Rutledge

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

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’s degree in1963. She was active with the Loyd Star Foundation. Miss Rutledgewas an Eastern Airlines Ticket Agent and also worked for SATOTravel of New Orleans, where she was awarded Employee of the Yearin 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, Mary Jean Mathis, Janie Britt, Pauline and JohnnyCunningham, Betty and Jewel Smith and Audrey Rutledge Long; herniece, Kay Rutledge; her nephews, Ian W. Rutledge and William GlennRutledge; her special friend, Betty Lou Eickenloff; and many otherrelatives and very dear friends.