Obituaries for Thursday, January 29, 2009

Published 6:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2009

Evelyn Juanita ‘Tootie’ Wilbert Banks

Services for Evelyn Juanita “Tootie” Wilbert Banks, ofBrookhaven, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Avery Chapel AMEChurch in Brookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Banks, 59, died Jan. 23, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 25,1949, to Edward Wilbert Sr. and Alberta Buie Wilbert.

She was a 1967 graduate of Alexander High School. She wasretired. She was a member of Avery Chapel AME Church.

Preceding her in death were her mother; her sisters, DorothyJean Wilbert; and her brother, Billy Wayne Wilbert.

Survivors are her father, Edward Wilbert Sr., of Brookhaven; hersons, Kevin Wilbert and wife, Vanessa, of Jackson, and DedricBanks, of Brookhaven; her daughters, Daphne “San” Wilbert, ofBrookhaven, and LaTonya Banks, of Brookhaven; a sister, MaryGrayer, of Brookhaven; her brothers, Edward “Sonny” Wilbert Jr., ofNashville, Tenn., Marvin “Bo” Wilbert and wife, Cynthia, of Dallas,Texas, Van Wilbert and wife, Barbara, of Jackson, Kenny Ray Wilbertand Robert “Bob” Wilbert and wife, Linda “Teal”, all of Brookhaven;her 11 grandchildren; a devoted sister-in-law, Cheryl Banks, ofBrookhaven; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.

Talmadge D. ‘Billy’ Carr Jr.

Talmadge D. “Billy” Carr Jr., age 80, of Hazlehurst, passedquietly into the Lord’s hands on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, aftersuffering from several illnesses the past few months.

He was predeceased by his parents, Talmadge D. Carr Sr. andMaggie Lee Conn Carr; and a sister, Betty Jean Carr Berry.

His two remaining siblings are LaRue Carr Burt and husband,Jack, of Crystal Springs, and a brother, Joey Lee Carr and wife,Martha, of Sontag.

He leaves behind three daughters, Deborah Carr Luper andhusband, Lavelle, of Hazlehurst, Tamara Carr King and husband,Jerry, of Monticello, and Sandi Carr Stephens and husband, LaRue,of Long Beach.

He also leaves behind four granddaughters, Lacy LuperWilliamson, of Jackson, Jenny King Branton, of Ferriday, La., JulieStephens Brown, of Long Beach, and Ashley Dawn Stephens, also ofLong Beach.

He also leaves four great-grandsons and twogreat-granddaughters.

Graveside services will be held in Crystal Springs at Pilgrim’sRest Baptist Church Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m.Chancellor’s Funeral Home in Byram is in charge of services.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations may be made toGallman Baptist Church building fund in Gallman.

Huey Cupstid

Services for Huey Cupstid, of Crystal Springs, are 2 p.m.Friday, Jan. 30, at First Apostolic United Pentecostal Church withburial in the Old Crystal Springs Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home isin charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cupstid, 70, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn on Jan. 12, 1939, to Duie Lee Cupstid Sr. and Sallie MooneyhamCupstid.

He was a retired welder and carpenter for Kuhlman Electric inCrystal Springs. He served in the National Guard. He served in theNational Guard. Mr. Cupstid was a man, who loved to fish, hunt,garden and tend to his chickens. He was a member of First ApostolicPentecostal Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brothers,Charlie and Albert Cupstid.

Survivors are his wife, Christine Broadwater Cupstid; his sons,Robert Cupstid and wife, Debbie, of Crystal Springs; and a brother,Duie Lee Cupstid Jr., of Crystal Springs.

Roosevelt Townsend

Services for Roosevelt Townsend, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 31, at Williams Mortuary Chapel with burial in MercySeat AME Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 8 p.m. at the funeral homewith family present from 7 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Townsend, 57, died Jan. 23, 2009, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on May 17, 1951, to ThedoreTownsend and Elsie Lee Kelly Townsend.

He was disabled.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Mazie LeeTownsend; and his brothers, John D. Calcote, Otho Lee Brown andJessie Lee Lyons.

Survivors are his brothers, John Townsend and wife, Jeanette, ofBrookhaven, and Henry Lee Townsend and wife, Janell, of Bassfield;his sisters, Diane Townsend, Hazel Townsend, both of Brookhaven,Lula James and husband, Eddie, of Summit, Inez Newton, ofBrookhaven, and Mary Presley and husband, Lee, of Monticello; anuncle, Jimmy Townsend, of Brookhaven; and a host of aunts, nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.