Ruth Havard

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 2, 2009

Services for Ruth Havard, of Natchez, are noon Monday, Feb. 2,at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster with burial in Roseland Cemetery.Father David O’Conner will officiate.

Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mrs. Havard, 86, died Jan. 29, 2009, at her daughter’s residencein Summit. She was born in Piave on March 13, 1922, to Herbert S.Turner and Claudia Mae Turner. She was a native of Crosby and hadbeen a resident of Natchez for the last 63 years.

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She was a 1940 graduate of Crosby High School. She worked forthe Natchez Democrat and City Bank & Trust. She owned andoperated the Embers Restaurant and also operated the Prentiss HotelRestaurant. She also worked for the Natchez Pilgrimage. She retiredfrom housekeeping at the Ramada Inn at age 83. She was a member ofSt. Mary Basilica Catholic Church in Natchez.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her brothers, Homer B.Turner and Herbert (Shot) Turner; and her sister, Martha TurnerMcNeil.

Survivors are her son, Ronald Turner Havard Sr. and wife,Delores, of Brookhaven; her daughter, Connie Havard Nettles andhusband, Bill, of Summit; her sisters, Mary Turner Hermon, ofSacramento, Calif., and Patricia Turner Robertson and husband,Jimmy C., of McComb; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; andmany nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Scott Havard, Ronald Turner HavardJr., John Wayne Havard, David Clayton Poole Jr., Barclay AlanPoole, William C. Nettles Jr., Todd C. Nettles and Lance A.Nettles.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy McNeil, Jimmy C. Robertson,Chip Robertson, Shawn Dauzat and Jeff Daughdrill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CommunityHospice.