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Obituaries for Monday, February 2, 2009

Agnes Anderson

Services for Agnes Anderson, of Natchez, are 11 a.m. Tuesday,Feb. 3, at Christian Hope Baptist Church in Natchez with burial inNatchez National Cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Anderson, 87, died Jan. 28, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn in Natchez on Dec. 18, 1921, to Garfield and Hattie MilesColston.

She was a member of First Moses Baptist Church choir.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her five sons; herthree brothers; a godsister; a godbrother; and twogreat-grandchildren.

Survivors are her husband, the Rev. Matthew Anderson Sr.; hersons, Robert L. Anderson, Michael Anderson and Matthew AndersonJr.; her two daughters, Katherine A. Morrison and Ruth E. Williams,all of Natchez; her 16 grandchildren; her 13 great-grandchildren;her five great-great-grandchildren; her four sisters-in-laws; abrother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.

Claude ‘Pete’ Gatlin

Services for Claude “Pete” Gatlin, of Summit, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Feb. 3, at New Heights Baptist Church with burial inHollywood Mausoleum. The Revs. Rick Kennedy and Jimmy McGee willofficiate. Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Gatlin, 86, died Feb. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was bornin the Moak’s Creek community on Feb. 10, 1922, to Elbert andBessie McClelland Gatlin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. Mr. Gatlinalso worked for Illinois Central Railroad and retired from the U.S.Postal Service. He was an active member and deacon of New HeightsBaptist Church, formerly East McComb Baptist Church, for 64 years.Mr. Gatlin was a devoted husband and father, and led aChrist-driven life that deeply touched and inspired others.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his two brothers,Lester Gatlin and Morris Gatlin Sr.; and a grandson, Warren BradleyDykes.

Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Velma McIntosh Gatlin, ofSummit; his sons, Glenn Gatlin and wife, Lee, of McComb, EdwinGatlin, of Vancouver, Wash., and Claude Gatlin Jr., of Newport,Tenn.; a daughter, Janice Carruth and husband, Randy, of Summit; abrother, Grady Gatlin, of Meridian; his two sisters-in-law,Norfleet Gatlin and “Toodles” Gatlin, both of Summit; his twobrothers-in-law, Billy McIntosh and wife, Ruth, of McComb, andDavid McIntosh and wife, Rosemary, of Jackson; his 11grandchildren; and his 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Guy Gatlin, Greg Gatlin, Kevin Wells,Frankie Thornhill, D.J. McAuley and Gary Fox.

Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. Gatlin, Jason Berkley, thedeacons of New Heights Baptist Church; the Steadfast Sunday schoolclass and former postal workers.

The family would also like to extend love and appreciation tothe entire staff at Hospice Ministries in McComb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Heights BaptistChurch, P.O. Box 649, of Summit, MS 39666.

Mary T. Hampton

Services for Mary T. Hampton, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Tuesday,Feb. 3, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on Natchez Drive withburial in Mallalieu Methodist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Hampton, 84, died Feb. 1, 2009, at Haven Hall Health CareCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Brookhaven on April 12, 1924,to Robert J. Thornhill Sr. and Mattie Rials Thornhill.

She was a retired secretary. She was a member of MallalieuMethodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her daughter, Pam Moody, of Brookhaven; a brother,Wesley Thornhill, of Hammond, La.; her three grandchildren, CindyPitts, Susan Snow and Melissa Gray; her seven great-grandchildren;and a great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

John M. Lanier Sr.

Graveside services for John M. Lanier Sr., formerly of McComb,are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb.Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lanier, 74, died Jan. 27, 2009. He was born to John Orvilleand Beulah Webb Lanier.

Mr. Lanier grew up in McComb and also had a successful careerwith the U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration.

Survivors are his wife, Laura Lanier; his sons, John Jr., Robertand David; a daughter, Amelia; a brother, Frank Webb Lanier; andhis three grandsons.

Lonnie Marshall Tisdale

Graveside services for Lonnie Marshall Tisdale, of Brookhaven,were 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Damascus Baptist Church. RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Tisdale, 89, died Jan. 31, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on March 13, 1919, to Willie Alexandria Tisdaleand Winnie Sledge Tisdale.

He was a retired self-employed petroleum engineer and a memberof the American Petroleum Institute. He was a member of BolinStreet United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy duringWorld War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Curtisand Noel Tisdale; and his sisters, Vera Holcomb and PearlCampbell.

Survivors are his wife, Doris Crane Tisdale; his son, DwainTisdale, of Odessa, Texas; his daughter, Sharon Tisdale Abrams, ofHouston, Texas; his four grandchildren, Bill Tisdale, Cori Thane,Candace Hinderer and Misti Gil; his eight great-grandchildren; hisfive great-great-grandchildren; his nieces, Beverly Pickering,Linda Gatlin and Sammye Bailey; his sisters-in-law, ElizabethPickering and Margaret Crane and husband, Jerry; and hisgreat-nephews, Trey and Taylor Bailey.