Obituaries for Monday, July 21, 2008

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Frances M. Godbold Boyd

Services for Frances M. Godbold Boyd, of McComb, are 1 p.m.Tuesday, July 22, at North McComb Baptist Church with burial inPleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at thechurch.

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Mrs. Boyd, 96, died July 20, 2008, at McComb Nursing andRehabilitation Center. She was born on July 18, 1912, to Lemuel”Lem” Kyzar and Lula Boyt Kyzar.

She was a homemaker. She was a charter member of North McCombBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husbands,Sherell M. Godbold Sr. and Merton Boyd.

Survivors are her sons, Bob Godbold and wife, Jan, of BogueChitto, Marvin Godbold and wife, Dot, of McComb, and Don Godboldand wife, Sue, of Brookhaven; a daughter, Carol Avery and husband,K.C., of Springfield, Va.; her stepsons, Ivery Boyd and wife, Judy,of Summit, and Chris Boyd and wife, Marie, of Columbus, Ga.; astepdaughter, Irene Travis, of Summit; her nine grandchildren,Vicky Poirrier and husband, Russell, of Terry, Gabe Burke andhusband, Brian, of Ruth, Darlene O’Quin and husband, Mitch, ofMandeville, La., Regan Avery, of Springfield, and Brad Godbold andwife, Jennifer, of Terry; her seven great-grandchildren; and aspecial friend, Louise Cathey.

Janice Anne Mason

Services for Janice Anne Mason, of Clinton, are 1 p.m. Monday,July 21, at First Baptist Church in Raymond. A graveside servicewill follow at Raymond Cemetery, where she will be laid to restbeside her mother, Esther Jane Gunnell Mason and her infantdaughter, Clara. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at thechurch.

Mrs. Mason, 58, died July 19, 2008, at her residence in Clinton.She was born at King’s Daughters Hospital on May 2, 1950, to theRev. Sam Mason and Esther Jane Gunnell Mason.

She moved with her family to Jackson as a young child andattended North Jackson schools before graduating from Callaway HighSchool in 1968. She also attended Mississippi State College forWomen and retired from Bellsouth after 30 years of service. She wasmarried to Tony Brock for 13 years. Mrs. Mason acquired a love ofgrowing flowers from her father, becoming particularly fond of daylilies, which she often hybridized herself. She also loved totravel, enjoying trips to such places as the mountains, beaches,New York City and Disney World. Although she battled cancer foryears, Mrs. Mason remained a child at heart. She touched the livesof many through her compassion, kind nature and generous spirit.Mrs. Mason was a devoted member of First Baptist Church inRaymond.

Preceding her in death were her mother and an infantdaughter.

Survivors are her father; a brother, Sam Mason andsister-in-law, Susan; her nephew and niece, Bryan and Anna Mason;and her loving friend and caregiver, Donna Clower