Obituaries for Thursday, December 4, 2008

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 4, 2008

Arcola Britt Brady

Services for Arcola Britt Brady, of Wesson, are 10 a.m. Friday,Dec. 5, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Red StarWard in Lincoln County with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at thechurch.

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Mrs. Brady, 91, died Dec. 2, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Lincoln County on April 7, 1917, to Nathan Andrew Britt andSarah Falvey Britt.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of The Church of JesusChrist of Latter Day Saints Red Star Ward.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JamesNathan Brady; her sisters, Eunice Smith and Winnie V. Hurst; and abrother, Edward Britt.

Survivors are her daughters, Agnes Brady Freeman and husband,Bob, of Hazlehurst, and Sandra Brady Nations and husband, Roy, ofWesson; a son, James Rulon Brady and wife, Saundra, of Wesson; herbrothers, Heber Britt and Hiram Britt, both of Wesson; a sister,Dorothy Hamrick, of Wesson; her 16 grandchildren and her 43great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Earnest William Marshall

Services for the Rev. Earnest William Marshall, of Bude andformerly of Natchez, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at PilgrimBaptist Church in Natchez with burial in the Natchez NationalCemetery on Monday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Marshall Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday with family present from 7 until 9 p.m. atEmmanuel Church of God in Christ in Natchez and Saturday from noonuntil 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church.

The Rev. Marshall, 89, died Nov. 27, 2008, at G.V. (Sonny)Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in ChoctawCounty on July 4, 1919, to Everett Marshall and Bessie MarshallJohnson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Dillie GunnMarshall; his three grandsons, Darrell Wesco Jr., Alvin Marshalland Anthony Louis Marshall II; a sister, Sallie B. Patterson; and abrother, Herman Marshall.

Survivors are his daughters, Joyce Wesco, of West Palm Beach,Fla., Bessie Pinckney, of Vidalia, La., Earnestina Hunt, of LosAngeles, Calif., and Jeannette Rice, of Natchez; his sons, the Rev.George Marshall Sr., of Natchez, Bobby Marshall, of Houston, Texas,Terry Marshall, of Houston; Everett Marshall, of Bude, and AnthonyMarshall, of Biloxi; his sisters, Muzzett Smith, of Milwaukee,Wis., Mary “Minnie Bell” Young and Inell Lyles, both of Natchez;his 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.

Emma Scott Smith

Services for Emma Scott Smith, of Meadville, are 10 a.m. Friday,Dec. 5, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville with burial inthe family cemetery in Meadville.

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

Mrs. Smith, 79, died Dec. 3, 2008, at The University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Meadville onJan. 27, 1929, to Jasper Scott and Callie Hamilton Scott.

She was a retired tax assessor for Franklin County.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; and abrother.

Survivors are her sons, Jim Smith, of Roxie, Tony Smith, of theBunkley community, Lewis Smith and Robin Smith, both of Meadville;and a daughter, Emma Dianne Cobb, of Meadville; her 13grandchildren; and her 25 great-grandchildren.

Helen Burnett Savell Stancil

Services for Helen Burnett Savell Stancil, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at First Baptist Church in Brookhaven withburial in the Ruth Community Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 9 p.m. at Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive and Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at thechurch.

Ruby Nell ‘Sis’ Watts

Services for Ruby Nell “Sis” Watts, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, Dec. 5, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Fair River Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Watts, 76, died Dec. 3, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. She was born on June 12, 1932,to Johnnie Thompson and Para Lee Smith Thompson.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Fair River BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; an infant son, Bobby G.Thornhill; her brothers, Buddy Thompson and Johnny Roy Thompson;and a sister, Geneva Cockerham.

Survivors are her sons, Mike Thornhill and Kathy, and Kenneth”Dooley” Thornhill and wife, Lisa; her daughters, Kitty Lofton andhusband, Danny, and Sandra Cutrer and husband, Rusty; her brothers,Loyd Thompson, Gene Thompson and Nelson Thompson; a sister, PeggyLee; her five grandchildren; Chris Lofton, Bradley Douglas, ErinThornhill Douglas, Patrick Douglas and Sawyer Cutrer; and a host ofnieces and nephews.