Obituaries for Friday, October 24, 2008

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 24, 2008

Lloyd Shelton Hamilton

Services for Lloyd Shelton Hamilton, of Pearl River, La., are 11a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel onNatchez Drive with burial in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Hamilton, 62, died Oct. 23, 2008, at his residence. He wasborn in Wesson on March 17, 1946, to John Shelby Hamilton andMyrtis Martin Hamilton.

He worked for Bell South Telephone Co. He was a member of ZionHill Baptist Church in Wesson.

Preceding him in death were his father and a son, John DustinHamilton.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Sandra Martin Hamilton, ofPearl River, La.; his sons, James Lloyd Hamilton, of Ellisville,and Joshua Kaleb Hamilton, of Pearl River; his brothers, RobertHamilton, Charles Hamilton and Ray Hamilton, all of Wesson; and histwo grandchildren.

Norma Jean Murray

Services for Norma Jean Murray, of Bude, were noon Friday, Oct.24, at Eddiceton Baptist Church in Eddiceton with burial inGreenlawn Cemetery in Natchez.

Mrs. Murray, 65, died Oct. 20, 2008, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Woodville on Jan. 19,1943, to Prentiss and Lillie Mathis.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, BobbyMurray; and a son, Bobby Gene Murray.

Survivors are her daughter, Carolyn Worthey, of Bude; her son,Leslie Murray, of Bude; her brothers, Mike Mathis, John JamesMathis, Wayne Mathis and Tommy Mathis; her two granddaughters; anda host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

James Edward Nettles

Graveside Services for James Edward Nettles, of Smith Point,Texas, were 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Jackson Cemetery in SmithPoint. Sterling Funeral Home in Anahuac, Texas, was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Nettles died Sept. 11, 2008, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on May 7, 1937, to Walter Edward Nettles andElizabeth Norwood Nettles.

He worked a variety of jobs with his last job being in the oilfield production industry. He was the proudest, however, of hisyears with Coca-Cola. He was a member of First Baptist Church inAnahuac.

Preceding him in death were his father; a son, Richard Nettles;a daughter, Debra Cobb; and a sister, Joyce Butler.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Betty Joyce Gau Nettles, ofSmith Point; his sons, Patrick and Paul Nettles; a brother, JeffNettles; his sisters, Peggy Smith, Kathleen Garren and BeckyFurlow; his five grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; andnumerous nieces and nephews.

Tommy Smith

Services for Tommy Smith, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m. Friday,Oct. 24, at Fair River Baptist Church with burial in the churchcemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Smith, 66, died Oct. 21, 2008, on Harmony Road. He was bornin Jackson on July 30, 1942, to Troy Smith and Ruby Case Smith.

He was former owner of Tommy Smith Grocery and a meter readerfor Tanksley Contractors. He was a member of Fair River BaptistChurch where he served as an inactive deacon and as a Sunday schoolteacher for more than 35 years.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Joyce Smith, of Brookhaven; hisstepmother, Mary Smith, of Wesson; a daughter, Amy Mitchell andhusband, Keith, of Hattiesburg; a brother, Melvin “Coot” Smith; hishalf brothers, Johnny Smith and David Smith, both of Wesson; a halfsister, Trish Hamburger, of Virginia; and his two grandchildren,Madison and Morgan Mitchell, of Hattiesburg.