Obituaries for Thursday, January 8, 2009

Published 6:00 am Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thomas Clyde Coleman

Services for Thomas Clyde Coleman, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 10, at New Vision Fellowship Center in Brookhavenwith burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 8 p.m. at Williams Mortuarywith family present from 7 until 8 p.m.

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Mr. Coleman, 54, died Jan. 2, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Brookhaven on June 23, 1954,to Willie D. Coleman and Clara B. Brooks.

He attended Alexander High School. He was disabled.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a nephew, KirbyBrooks.

Survivors are an aunt, Arma Johnson, of Chicago, Ill.; hisbrothers, Willie D. Brooks and wife, Annie, Marzell Brooks andwife, Andrea, all of Brookhaven, and Darien Brooks and wife, Joyce,of Hazlehurst; his sisters, Jessie Ann Womack and husband, Ray,Tonya Brooks, Mary Brooks, all of Brookhaven, and Daisy Thomas andhusband, Larry, of San Marcos, Texas; and many nieces, nephews andother relatives.

Dolph P. Evans

Mr. Dolph P. Evans departed from this world on Monday, Jan. 5,2009, and now walks the streets of gold with our Lord and Savior.He was born on Feb. 11, 1920, and was 88 years old. He was a nativeof Brookhaven and a resident of Metairie, La.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Brookhaven FuneralHome, 230 North Jackson St., from 10 a.m. until religious servicesat 1 p.m. at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will followat Byrd’s Chapel Cemetery in Meadville. The Rev. Danny Flanagan andthe Rev. Kevin Malcomb will officiate.

Mr. Evans was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfatherand was a “Good Samaritan” to everyone. He was a World War II U.S.Marine veteran and a 32nd degree Mason having been a member of theSquare and Compass Lodge No. 417, F.&A.M. of Kenner, La., since1953.

He was retired from his business, Evans Welding Inc. He was alsoan offshore inspector for years. He was a faithful member of FirstAssembly of God in Metairie.

Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents; Prentiss andEula Evans; his wife, Janice McManus Evans; his son, Kenny Evans;and a brother and two sisters.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and JoyceEvans and Gene and Patricia Evans, all of Livingston, La.; adaughter-in-law, Gayle Evans, of Metairie; his eight grandchildren;his five great-grandchildren; and his two brothers, Denver andDenson Evans, of Baton Rouge, La.

John Timothy Hedgepeth

Services for John Timothy Hedgepeth, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 10, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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

Mr. Hedgepeth, 52, died Dec. 30, 2008, in Sliema Malta. He wasborn on Sept. 10, 1956, to Norman Toxie Hedgepeth and Jewel DanielsHedgepeth.

He was an electrician. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr.Hedgepeth was an excellent husband, father and provider.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Cindi Moss Hedgepeth; his daughters,Jessi Hedgepeth and Whitney Hedgepeth; his sisters, Linda HedgepethDampeer, of Roanoke, Va., and Sandra Hedgepeth Haynes, of Dallas,Texas; and a grandchild, Rayni Lei Hedgepeth.

Bobbie P. Hickman

Bobbie P. Hickman, 71, of Summit, passed away Jan. 6, 2009, ather residence due to cancer.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Jones FamilyFuneral Services of McComb with visitation again on Saturday from 8a.m. until services at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. VanWindom and Bro. Lloyd Thompson will officiate. Burial will be atPike Memorial Cemetery in McComb.

Mrs. Hickman was born March 11, 1937, in Utica. She was thedaughter of the late Johnnie McCree and Gracie Ida HamiltonFurlow.

Bobbie was a homemaker and a member of West McComb BaptistChurch. Her family said she was a precious lady who gave ofherself; especially to her friends and family. She was soft andkind and loved to fish and was an avid gardener. She will be sadlymissed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Hickman is preceded in death by her parents; her husband,Herman W. “Boogie” Hickman; four sisters, Louise Furlow, DorisParson, Janice Case and Jerline Case; three brothers, RonnieFurlow, Vernon Furlow and Willie Furlow.

Survivors include her son, Herman W. “Butch” Hickman, of Summit;one brother, Harold Furlow, of Wesson; three sisters, Aline Allen,of McComb, Margie Smith and husband, Billy, of Wesson, and BerniceBenoit and husband, Roy, of Summit; two very special sisters-in-lawand brother-in-law, Mildred and Billy Hutson, of Magnolia, andLouise Felder, of McComb; a very special nephew, Michael Furlow, ofDallas, Texas; along with several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Herrington, Greg Smith, Johnny L.Parsons Jr., Anthony Case, Gary Allen and Charles “Chuck”Moffitt.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Terry McKey, Mike Love, Ralph Case,Vance Varley, Herman Hutson, Scott Mixon and Ben Mixon.

Edward Arrington Lambright

Services for Edward Arrington Lambright, of Brookhaven, are 2p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at New Prospect Baptist Church inBrookhaven with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service and Saturday from 1:30 until 2 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Lambright, 93, died Jan. 6, 2009, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center in Brookhaven. He was born on June 10, 1915, toGeorge Scott Lambright and Neely Wilson Lambright.

He worked for many years as an auto parts salesman for PocheAuto Supply before becoming a partner in L&A Auto Supply. Afterretirement, he worked as a volunteer at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. He was alongtime deacon and Sunday school teacher at New Prospect. He wasalso an active member of The Gideons International for many years.Mr. Lambright was an avid vegetable gardener throughout his lifeand in his later years he enjoyed watching and feeding the birds.One joy of his life was sharing peppermint candy with the childrenof New Prospect each Sunday. His kind heart and generous spirit ledhim to share his worldly goods with many in need. He loved hisLord, his church and his Christian friends dearly and spent muchtime in prayer for his pastor, his country, his fellow churchmembers and for those in need. He will be missed by family andfriends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 57 years,Helen R. Lambright; a brother, George M. Lambright; a specialsister-in-law, Eva N. Lambright; and a nephew, David S.Lambright.

Survivors are his daughters, Sybil Ann Lambright Peters andhusband, Jerry R. “Reggie” Peters, of Crowville, La., and CherryCamille Lambright Grim and husband, Michael W. Grim, of Brookhaven;a nephew, George E. Lambright; a niece, Lucy L. Shell; his fourgrandchildren, Daniel Alan Peters and wife, Kristin, of DenverCity, Texas, Edward Ashley Peters and wife, Amy, of Crowville,April Michelle Grim, of Brookhaven, and Michael Andrew Grim andwife, Holly, of Hattiesburg; and his three great-grandchildren,Madison Nicole Peters, Ethan Edward Peters and Andrew WalkerGrim.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The GideonsInternational.

Margarette B. Mark

Services for Margarette B. Mark, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 10, at Kynette Pilgrim United Methodist Church inBrookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 6 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Mark, 79, died Dec. 31, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Nov. 20, 1929, to Cammie Butler and Josie MayGreen.

She was an Alexander High School graduate, an Alcorn A&MUniversity graduate, and a graduate of Xavier University in NewOrleans, La. Mrs. Mark was a retired assistant principal in theOrleans Parish School System in New Orleans.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Dr. JesseJ. Mark Jr., Ph.D.; and her sisters, Rosie M. Smith Houston andJosie Mae Lewis.

Survivors are a brother, James Smith, of Glynwood, Ill.; and hersisters, Marie Patton and Elise Craft, both of Brookhaven.

Cleveland Redd Sr.

Services for Cleveland Redd Sr., of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Friday, Jan. 9, at New Zion Union M.B. Church in Bogue Chitto withburial in Bogue Chitto-Norfield Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuarywith family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Redd, 55, died Jan. 4, 2009, at his residence in BogueChitto. He was born in Bogue Chitto on Sept. 25, 1953, to EmaleRedd Sr. and Irene Bailey Redd.

He was a graduate of Eva Harris High School. He was retired. Hewas a member of New Zion Union M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Dorothy KellyRedd; and a sister, Rebecca Hill.

Survivors are a son, Cleveland Redd Jr., of Brookhaven; adaughter, Keisha Redd, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Bessie Scott, ofHouston, Texas, and Retta Taylor, of New Orleans, La.; hisbrothers, Vincent Redd, Emale Redd Jr., Vernice Redd, LawrenceRedd, all of Brookhaven, the Rev. Mitchell Redd, of Miami, Fla.,and Norman Redd, of Houston; his five grandchildren; and his manynieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mae Eunice Richardson

Services for Mae Eunice Richardson, of Jackson and formerly ofBrookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Greenwood M.B. Churchin Bogue Chitto with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Mrs. Richardson, 76, died Jan. 2, 2009, at Regency Hospital inJackson. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 14, 1932, to OscarRichardson and Leontine Quinn Richardson.

She attended and graduated from Lincoln County public schoolsand was also a Jackson State University graduate. Mrs. Richardsonretired after 32 years as a teacher with Franklin and LincolnCounty schools. She was a member of Greenwood M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are a son, George Kenneth Richardson, of Jackson; adaughter-in-law, Stephanie May Richardson, of Jackson; agranddaughter; a great-grandson; and many other relatives.

Que’bec Anthony Smith

Services for Que’bec Anthony Smith, of Wesson, are 9 a.m.Saturday, Jan. 10, at St. Peter Rock M.B. Church in Beauregard withburial in the church cemetery.

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

Mr. Smith, 23, died Jan. 3, 2009, in Byram. He was born inChicago, Ill., on Sept. 24, 1985, to Anthony Smith and AliceKelly.

He was self-employed. He was a 2004 graduate of EnterpriseAttendance Center. He was a member of St. Peter Rock M.B.Church.

Survivors are his mother, Alice Kelly, of Chicago; his father,Anthony Smith, of Wesson; a brother, Curtis Smith, of Wesson; agrandmother, Loretta Thomas, of Wesson; a grandfather, Moses Kelly,of Chicago; a nephew; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins andfriends.