Obituaries for Friday, January 9, 2009

Published 6:00 am Friday, January 9, 2009

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 p.m. until 2 p.m. at thechurch.

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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.

Brenda Jane Netherland

Brenda Jane Netherland, 61, of Laurel, died Wednesday, Jan. 7,2009 at her mother’s home. She had fought a long and courageousbattle against cancer and was under the care of Forrest CountyGeneral Hospice Services.

Brenda was born in Brookhaven and moved to Laurel early in life,she was educated in Laurel city schools and graduated from R. H.Watkins in 1965. She attended Jones County Junior College and theUniversity of Southern Mississippi. Brenda returned to Jones CountyJunior College and received her associate degree in nursing in1993. She was employed at Forrest General Home Health Care.

She was a Certified Psychiatric Registered Nurse at Pine GroveBehavioral Health Services until she took medical retirement inApril 2005. Brenda loved nursing and was loved and respected by hercolleagues and patients. Brenda was a member of First BaptistChurch in Laurel.

Brenda’s family would like to thank Dr. Lisa Bond and staff, Dr.Todd Schitzman, Forrest General Home Care Services and ForrestGeneral Hospice Services for their care and support during herextended illness.

She is preceded in death by her father, Floyd CollinsNetherland.

She is survived by her mother, Waldaryn Rutter Netherland Busbyand stepfather, Howard W. Busby; her brother and sister-in-law,Douglas and Trisha Netherland, of Mandeville, La.; a host ofcousins; her beloved dog and constant companion, Bitsy; a specialfriend and caregiver, Flo Wyatt; and many precious friends.

Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel will be in charge of thearrangements. The Rev. Dr. Randy Turner will officiate. Visitationwill be at 1 p.m. Friday with the funeral service at 3:30 p.m.Burial will be at Lake Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Randy Moore, Dr. Douglas Jefcoat, ClayJohnson, Don Grimm, Stan Rutter and Nick Rutter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lisa Bond, Dr. Todd Schitzman,Dr. Pat Barrett, Dr. James Moore, Steve Breland and DavidRatcliff.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Animal Rescue League or FirstBaptist Church in Laurel.

Johnnie Stepney

Services for Johnnie Stepney, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m. Sunday,Jan. 11, at Williams Mortuary Chapel with burial in New Hope M.B.Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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

Mr. Stepney, 84, died Jan. 3, 2009, at G.V. (Sonny) MontgomeryVA Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Lincoln County onMarch 2, 1924, to Leon Stepney and Alma Purnell Stepney.

He attended New Hope school. He retired from Phillip BrothersLumber Company after 35 years of service. Mr. Stepney was a WorldWar II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Seventh Day AdventistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sons, Leon Stepneyand Kenneth Rockingham; a sister, Jannie White; a brother, DavidStepney; and a granddaughter, Jazmine Stepney.

Survivors are his wife of 30 years, Flossie Stepney, ofBrookhaven; his children, Johnnie Stepney, of Tacoma, Wash., JerryStepney, of Houston, Texas, Linda Harris, of Hazlehurst, JohnathanStepney, of Monticello, Levois Rockingham, Carolyn Rockingham,Jacquelyn Rockingham, April Truss, Barbara McNulty, TeresaRockingham, all of Brookhaven, Gloria Maye, of Hazlehurst, LeteaserKoita, of Atlanta, Ga., Herman Rockingham, of Shreveport, La.,Kessler Rockingham, Isreal Rockingham, both of Brookhaven, andDavid Harris, Milwaukee, Wis.; his brothers, Roosevelt Stepney, ofHattiesburg, and Emmanuel Stepney, of St. Louis, Mo.; his sisters,China Finister, of Los Angeles, Calif., Vera Jackson, of Pacoima,Calif., Willie Social, of Hattiesburg, and Erma Robinson, ofBrookhaven; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Aline Terrell

Services for Aline Terrell, of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m. Sunday,Jan. 11, at New Vision Fellowship in Brookhaven with burial in Mt.Zion M.B. Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

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

Mrs. Terrell, 72, died Jan. 5, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Lincoln County on March 31,1936, to Judge Terrell and Geneva Rancifer Terrell.

She was retired. She was a member of New Vision FellowshipCenter.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Willie A.Williams; her brothers, Leo Terrell, Ernest Terrell, L.C. Terrelland W.D. Terrell; and her sisters, Mazie Butler and CleoTerrell.

Survivors are her sons, Lee Edward Terrell and Christopher RayWilliams, both of Brookhaven; her brothers, Leslie Terrell andwife, Ada, James Terrell, all of Bogue Chitto, Richard Terrell, ofMcComb, and J.T. Terrell and wife, Lucinda, of Natchez; a sister,Mary Terrell, of Bogue Chitto; and seven grandchildren.