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Obituaries for Friday, August 22, 2008

Alfred M. Cothren

Services for Alfred M. Cothren, of Meadville, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 23, at Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church withburial in the church cemetery. Elder Thomas Griffin, Elder LukeAddison and Elder David Cothren will officiate. Franklin FuneralHome is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Cothren, 78, died Aug. 20, 2008, in Collins. He was born inFranklin County on July 8, 1930, to Gordie Cothren and FannieTemple Cothren.

He retired from the International Paper Co. after 42 years ofservice. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was amember of Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church, where he servedas a deacon for many years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his three brothers andhis four sisters.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Peggy Seale Cothren, ofMeadville; his sons, Mitchell Cothren and wife, Dina, Rex Cothrenand wife, Theresa, all of Meadville, Ronnie Cothren and wife, Amy,of Liberty; his daughters, Janice Wilson and husband, Billy, ofMeadville, and Sherrie McClatchy and husband, Robert, of Natchez; asister, Nellie Rae Andrews, of Summit; his 12 grandchildren; andhis six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Cothren, Mac Cothren, JustinThompson, Todd Thompson, Tanner Cothren, Lail Cothren, JosephMcClatchy and Joseph Cothren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Middleton CreekPrimitive Baptist Church, c/o Johnny Monroe, 9001 Highway 98 East,Meadville, MS, 39653.

John ‘Johnny’ P. White

Services for John “Johnny” P. White, of McComb, were 11 a.m.Friday, Aug. 22, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello withburial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. White, 68, died Aug. 19, 2008, at his residence at CamelliaEstates in McComb. He was born on Dec. 22, 1939, to Dick White andWinnie Maude Keene White.

He was a retired pipeline project engineer with Delta GulfCorporation. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Charles,R.L. “Bud” and Tom White; and a sister, Martha Nell Keenan.

Survivors are his daughters, Tina Burleson and husband, Jeff, ofJayess, and Vicki Maldonado and husband, Lino, of Niceville, Fla.;his four grandchildren, Bo Burleson, of Jayess, Maci Maldonado andMadison Maldonado, of Niceville, and Stephanie Hilliard, of GulfShores, Ala.; and a host of nieces and nephews.