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Bertha Banks Gayten

Services for Bertha Banks Gayten, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 16, at Mary’s Temple Church of God in Christ inBrookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mrs. Gayten, 63, died Aug. 12, 2008, at Hospice Ministries Inc.in Ridgeland. She was born in Lincoln County on April 19, 1945, toJoe Banks Sr. and Clementine Cameron Banks.

She was retired. She was a member of Mary’s Temple Church of Godin Christ.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JackGayten; her sisters, Alice Mae Banks and Carolyn Brown; and abrother, Joe Banks Jr.

Survivors are her sisters, Mae Ethel Wilcher and husband,Willie, Willie Ruth Banks, Amy Brothern and husband, Jessie, all ofBrookhaven; her brothers, Johnny B. Banks and wife, Dora, RalphBanks and wife, Lorraine, Charles Banks and wife, Shirley, DannyBanks and wife, Joyce, Hollis Banks and wife, Van, and Percy Banks,all of Brookhaven; a devoted, special niece, Marie Brown Watson andhusband, Julius; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.