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Obituaries for Thursday, October 02, 2008

Oatis Mikell

Services for Oatis Mikell, of New Orleans, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 4, at Quin Temple Church of God in Christ in Monticello withburial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary inBrookhaven.

Mr. Mikell, 86, died Sept. 28, 2008, in New Orleans. He was bornin Lawrence County on Feb. 18, 1922, to Dewey Mikell and Eula MageeMikell.

He was retired from the National Building Service MaintananceDivision after 50 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S.Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, DorothyCollins; his brothers, Ready Young, James Mikell, Ulless Mikell,Oscar Mikell and Willie Mikell; and a son-in-law, David Harold.

Survivors are his son, Armand Mikell and wife, Althea, ofSummit; his daughters, Margaret Cory and husband, Roy, of Chicago,Margie Jackson and Jane Harold, both of New Orleans, Cynthia Evansand husband, Sam, and Linda Mikell, all of Richmond, Va.; a specialdaughter, Delores Franklin, of New Orleans; a brother, Paul Mikelland wife, Melvin, of Jackson; his sisters, Maggie Stewart, ofJackson, Helen Adams and husband, James, of Flint, Mich., andThelma Sanders and husband, Levell, of Monticello; his 10grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law,Margaret B. Mikell, of Monticello; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.

Mark Wheaton Moody

Services for Mark Wheaton Moody, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., are 11a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Rosehill Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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

Mr. Moody, 42, died Sept. 30, 2008, in Tuscaloosa. He was bornon Feb. 10, 1966, to Clyde S. Moody and Betty Jordan Moody.

He was a graduate of Mississippi State University, where heearned his master’s degree in chemistry and biology. He was also amember of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was owner of Jupiter Barand Grill. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Jewel and GenevaJordan and Dan and Agnes Moody.

Survivors are his parents; a sister, Lisa Moody Vinson; and hisnephews, Devin Vinson, Jordan Vinson and Parker Vinson.

Martha Pope

Services for Martha Pope, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Oct. 4, at Mary’s Temple Church of God in Christ with burial inSouth Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Prentiss.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 until 7 p.m. at R.E. Tyler Funeral Home.

Miss Pope, 31, died Sept. 25, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. She was born in Laurel on May 14, 1977, to Willie J. Popeand Gloria Pope.

Survivors are her father, Willie J. Pope, of Mt. Olive; hermother, Gloria Pope, of Brookhaven; her sons, Devante Pope andDanteel Witherspoon, both of Brookhaven; and a daughter, KalinRachel Kirby, of Brookhaven.

Willie E. Young

Services for Willie E. Young, of Georgetown, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Oct. 4, at Galilee Baptist Church in Rockport with burialin the church cemetery.

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

Mr. Young, 63, died Sept. 26, 2008, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Simpson County on July21, 1945, to Noble Young Sr. and Ethel Mae Bridges Johnson.

He was an offshore worker for ENSCO International OffshoreDrilling Co. He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his father; and a brother, RichardRobinson.

Survivors are his mother, Ethel Mae Bridges Johnson, ofGlendora; his wife, Pearlina Young, of Georgetown; his daughters,Doris Harris and husband, Michel, of San Bernardino, Calif., KendraWest, of Hazlehurst, and Sharon West, of Terry; a goddaughter,Barbara Daggins and husband, Grace, of Monticello; his brothers,Jerry Bridges and wife, Nora, of Pinola, J.C. Robinson, ofGlendora, Paul Robinson and wife, Addye, of Minter City, and NobleYoung Jr., of Chicago; his sisters, Dora Lee Grant, Martha Greeneand husband, Melvin, Mary Lou Hodges, Louisa Stokes, all ofGlendora, Minnie Lou Langston, of Mendenhall, and Onetta Wesley, ofNew Orleans; his 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.