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Obituaries for Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Rev. Robert Hamlin Carr

Services for the Rev. Robert Hamlin Carr, of Union Church, are11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in CopiahCounty with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive.

Mr. Carr, 84, died Nov. 18, 2008, at his residence. He was bornin Normal, Ill., on Oct. 6, 1924, to Lester Hamlin Carr and HazelAlene Dobbs Carr.

He was a Mississippi College graduate. The Rev. Carr was aretired minister. He served as pastor at Lake Stanley Mission inFlorida, Oak Grove Baptist Church in Yazoo City, Little BahalaBaptist Church in Lincoln County and Union Church Baptist Church inJefferson County and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Copiah County.He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The Rev. Carr wasan avid golfer. He was also a member of Pleasant Hill BaptistChurch in Copiah County.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Colleen B. Carr, of Union Church; hissons, Steve Carr and wife, Gale, of Thaxton, and the Rev. Mike Carrand wife, Donna, of Philadelphia; a daughter, Toni McCoy andhusband, Richard, of Pace, Fla.; a brother, Richard “Dick” Carr andwife, Mitzi, of Hudson, Ill.; his sisters, Barbara Peek andhusband, Vernon, and Jackie Murrell and husband, Tom, both ofBloomington, Ill.; his nine grandchildren; and his fourgreat-grandchildren.

David Franklin Cupit

Services for David Franklin Cupit, of Union Church, are 3 p.m.Friday, Nov. 21, at Union Church Baptist Church in Union Church.Burial will be in Union Church Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive and Friday from 1 until service time at 3p.m. at the church.

Mr. Cupit, 59, died Nov. 18, 2008, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, onApril 16, 1949, to Herman Cupit Sr. and Arlea Goza Cupit.

He worked with Southwest EPA for 35 years and was also acattleman. He was a Mason. He was a member of Union Baptist Church,where he served as a deacon.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Doylene Tennyson Cupit, of Union Church;his sons, Nathan Cupit and wife, Kim, of Union Church, and BradCupit and wife, Amy, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Shannan Porterand husband, Jeff, of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Herman Cupit Jr. andwife, Joyce, of Nashville, Tenn.; his father-in-law, Doyle Tennysonand wife, Ruth, of Ackerman; a sister-in-law, Arlena Amos, ofMadison; his seven grandchildren, Logan Porter, Jordan Porter, AbbyPorter, Kyle Cupit, Kassidy Cupit, Emily Delozier and Tyler Cupit;and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Sarah Delaughter Morgan

Services for Sarah Delaughter Morgan, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Friday, Nov. 21, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Morgan, 92, died Nov. 18, 2008, at Haven Hall HealthcareCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 1,1916, to Walter Grey Delaughter and Mary “Doll” SmithDelaughter.

She was a machine operator at Stahl Urban and was a retiredclerk from the Clark Company. Since her retirement, she workedpart-time at Jones Meat Market and was a longtime volunteer atKing’s Daughters Medical Center. Mrs. Morgan was a member of theWilling Hearts Circle and the VFW Auxiliary. Her hobbies includedsewing, volunteering and caring for her family. She was a member ofFirst United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, CarlMorgan; a daughter, Nancy Dunaway; her two brothers, Bennie andRube Delaughter; and her four sisters, Nannie Bell Cox, Jessie MaeDelaughter Jolson, Velma Delaney and Laura Lowrey.

Survivors are a son, Dicky Morgan, of Ridgeland; a daughter,Cathy Morgan Griffin, of Brookhaven; a sister, Gladys SmithDiamond, of Hammond, La.; a son-in-law, Dan Dunaway, of Jayess; herseven grandchildren; her nine great-grandchildren; and agreat-great-grandchild.

Willie ‘Bernice’ Norton

A graveside service for Willie “Bernice” Norton, of Brookhaven,are 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at New Hope Methodist Cemetery inBrookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Harrigill FuneralHome and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at New HopeMethodist Church.

Miss Norton, 93, died Nov. 16, 2008, at Silver Cross Home inBrookhaven. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 14, 1915, toWilliam Rufus Norton and Roberta Smith Norton.

She was owner of Norton’s Grocery in Loyd Star and retired fromSkill Craft Industry, a workplace for the blind in Hazlehurst, as asupervisor. She was a member of New Hope Methodist Church. MissNorton was an accomplished pianist.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her two brothers,Andrew Bryan Norton Sr. and Bennie Wilson Norton; and a sister,Bessie Mae Norton Stancil.

Survivors are her two nephews, Jack Combs, of Brookhaven, andWilliam Robert “Bill” Norton, of Brandon.

Calvin Smith

Services for Calvin Smith, of Jackson, are 1 p.m. Saturday,Nov., 22, at Williams Mortuary Chapel with burial in HillcrestCemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Smith, 44, died Nov. 18, 2008, at his residence. He was bornon Aug. 9, 1964, in Montgomery, Ala., to Rosetta Smith.

Mr. Smith was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School inMontgomery. He was disabled.

Preceding him in death were his mother; a brother, Earl Smith;and a sister, Sylvene Jackson.

Survivors are his wife, Darlene Watson Smith, of Jackson; hisdaughter, Tameka White and husband, Jonathan, of Jackson; his foursisters, Lela Mae Dannis, Viola Whiting and husband, Elbert, LindaSmith, and Brenda Dawson and husband, Maurice, all of Montgomery;his two brothers, Theodore Calhoun, of Las Vegas, Nev., and LarrySmith, of Montgomery; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Sarah Elizabeth Taylor

Services for Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Friday, Nov. 21, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

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

Miss Taylor, 20, died Nov. 17, 2008, in Brookhaven. She was bornon Oct. 7, 1988, to Donnie Ray Taylor and Mary Angela FryTaylor.

She was a Brookhaven Academy graduate and attendedCopiah-Lincoln Community College. Miss Taylor played tennis forBrookhill on Nathchez as well as for Co-Lin. She was a member ofthe U.S. Tennis Association and a member of First BaptistChurch.

Survivors are her parents; a brother, Wesley Taylor; and hergrandparents, William Fry III and Catherine Fry; and a host ofother family members.