Obituaries for Friday, September 26, 2008
Freddie Lamar Godbolt Jr.
Services for Freddie Lamar Godbolt Jr., of Dallas, Texas, are 2p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Center Street Church of Christ inBrookhaven with burial in Carver Heights Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 1 until 5 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.
Mr. Godbolt, 61, formerly of Brookhaven, died Sept. 24, 2008, atMethodist-Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. He was born inChicago, Ill., on Aug. 2, 1947, to Freddie Lamar Godbolt Sr. andMyrtis Smith Godbolt.
He graduated from Hyde Park High School in Chicago. He wasdisabled. He was a member of Mountain View Church of Christ inDallas.
Preceding him in death were his father; a sister, PatriciaArcher; and a grandmother, A.D. Green.
Survivors are his wife, Ruth Godbolt, of Dallas; his mother,Myrtis Smith Godbolt, of Chicago; his sons, D’Angelo Thompson, ofNew York City, Andre Thompson and Terrick Godbolt, both of Dallas;his daughters, Iris Jackson and Robin Vaughn, both of Chicago; hisbrothers, Charles Godbolt, of Brookhaven, and Samuel Godbolt, ofChicago; his sisters, Willie Pearl Bullock, of Brookhaven, and AnnGodbolt, of Matteson, Ill.; and his six grandchildren.
Oliver Ellis Moulder
Services for Oliver Ellis Moulder, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 27, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.
Mr. Moulder, 81, died Sept. 25, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn on Nov. 20, 1926, to Taylor Moulder and Earline AxtonMoulder.
He was a machinist and owner of Moulder Machine and Welding inBrookhaven. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Moulder; his sons, James Moulderand wife, Linda, and Russell Moulder and wife, Penny, all ofBrookhaven; his daughters, Nancy Wooten and husband, Kenneth, ofBrookhaven, and Linda Newell and husband, Jesse, of Hazlehurst; hisbrothers, Charles Moulder, of Pearl, and Taylor Moulder Jr., ofGloster; his sisters, Margaret McBrain, of Jackson, and MaxineDehbozorgi, of Brandon; his 16 grandchildren; and his 16great-grandchildren.
Carroll G. Smith
Graveside services for Carroll G. Smith, of Brookhaven, are 1p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Damascus Cemetery in FranklinCounty.
Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at HarrigillFuneral Home in Brookhaven.
Mr. Smith, 90, died Sept. 24, 2008, at New Dawn RetirementCenter in Ruth. He was born in Franklin County on March 30, 1918,to Johnny Paxton Smith and Maggie Hall Smith.
He retired from Nalco Chemical Company. He was a U.S. Armyveteran, who served from 1936 to 1938 in the Panama Canal Zone. Andin 1941, he was inducted and assigned to the 95th infantry divisionand served in the European Theatre. He was honorably discharged in1945. He was a member of Damascus Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Billie House Smith; hiswife, Eloine Buckley Smith; his stepfather, T.W. “Tunie” Vaughn;his stepbrothers, Ingrôm Vaughn and Leighton Vaughn; and his twostepsisters, Jessie Vaughn Godwin and Josie Vaughn Smith.
Survivors are his son, Johnny C. Smith, of Charlotte, N.C.; asister, Virginia Vaughn Burgess, of Brookhaven; and asister-in-law, Pauline Vaughn, of Brookhaven.
Paul Melton Sykes
Services for Paul Melton Sykes, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 27, at Central Baptist Church with burial in UnionBaptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ryan Thurman and the Rev. HalHatten will officiate.
Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome on North Jackson Street and Saturday from 9 until 11 a.m. atthe church.
Mr. Sykes, 83, died Sept. 24, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Lincoln County on March 1,1925, to John H. Sykes and Mamie Rials Sykes.
He was a captain for the Brookhaven Fire Department for 46 yearsand six weeks. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Melba LeeSmith Sykes; and his eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors are his sons, Paul Michael Sykes and wife, Donnie Kay,of Bogue Chitto, Henry Sykes and wife, Gloria, of Kenner, La., GarySykes, of Bogue Chitto, Frankie Sykes and wife, Tina, and RandySykes, all of Brookhaven, and Johnny Sykes and wife, Donna, ofFlorence; his daughters, Frances Newell and husband, Johnny, ofBrookhaven, Dorothy McMath and husband, George, of Gainesville,Ga., Patsy Thornton, of Marietta, Ga., and Mary Guess and husband,Mike, of Brookhaven; a sister, Evon Hewitt, of Brookhaven; his 21grandchildren; his 18 great-grandchildren; and his twogreat-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Captain Billy Beeson, Captain Ray Allen,Inspector Andrea Spiller, Captain Donald Sterling, Captain ScottySmith and Shift Captain Darrel Davis.
Palma Jean Wilson
Services for Palma Jean Wilson, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 27, at Holly Springs Baptist Church in LincolnCounty with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service and Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Mrs. Wilson, 72, died Sept. 24, 2008, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on March 3,1936, to Carlos Case and Lydia Mae Anding Case.
She was retired from The DAILY LEADER and was a homemaker. Shewas a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her father- andmother-in-law, James Gola and Annie Wilson.
Survivors are her husband, Percy O. Wilson; a son, Mark JeffreyWilson and wife, Pam, of Florence; her brothers, Samuel Case, GlenCase and Roger Case, all of Brookhaven; her sisters, Renee Bowmanand Becky Bowman, both of Brookhaven; and her two grandchildren,Danielle Wilson, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Jason Wilson, ofBrookhaven.