Obituaries for Sunday, February 8, 2009

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 9, 2009

Aileen Brumfield

Services for Aileen Brumfield, a lifelong resident of BogueChitto, are 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Homewith burial in Montgomery Cemetery. The Revs. Mike McKee and JohnThomas will officiate.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

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Mrs. Brumfield, 85, died Feb. 5, 2009, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb after a sudden illness culminatedin heart failure. She was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 8, 1923,to Harvey Posey and Lemmie Watts Posey.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Montgomery BaptistChurch and a former associate of Town and Country Shop in Summit.She was a lady that loved visitors and loved her yard flowers. Shewas a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed following herchildren and grandchildren’s activities.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her daughter, VickieJoy Brumfield; her sister, Ruby Posey Moak; her brothers, WalterDay Posey and Paul Harvey Posey; and her sister-in-law, Helen B.Hartfield.

Survivors are her husband of 66 years, Clifton Gordan Brumfield,of Bogue Chitto; her daughters, Gail Lynn Brumfield, of McComb, andBonnie Ruth Cook and husband, Albert Ross Cook, of Bogue Chitto;her granddaughters, Lemmie Ruth Johnston Anderson and husband,Jason, of San Diego, Calif., and Katelyn Nicole Johnston, of BogueChitto; a grandson, Ernest Clifton Johnston, of Bogue Chitto; hersister, Ruth Posey Keen, of McComb; her brother-in-law, HylandBrumfield, of Bogue Chitto; one nephew; eight nieces; numerousgreat-nieces and great-nephews; and other friends andrelatives.

Pallbearers will be Richard Moak, Charles Fortenberry, GregHoggatt, Steven Moak, Keith Johnston and Craig Fortenberry.

Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, 130 LivingstonLane, Jackson, MS 39213, or March of Dimes, Mississippi Chapter, 10River Bend Place, Suite 10, Flowood, MS 39232.

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Maxine Turner Buchanan

Services for Maxine Turner Buchanan, of Monticello, are 2 p.m.Monday, Feb. 9, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMonticello Municipal Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Buchanan, 87, died Feb. 7, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn on Sept. 20, 1921, to A.C. Turner and Christine ThomasTurner.

She retired after 32 years with Kellwood as an inspector. Shewas of the Baptist faith and attended Bethel Baptist Church inMonticello.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Herman LeeBuchanan; and her brother, Riley Turner.

Survivors are her son, Willard Griffith, of Monticello; threegrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Martha Louise Farmer Hutcherson

Services for Martha Louise Farmer Hutcherson, of Brookhaven, are2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Jackson Streetwith burial in Rosehill Cemetery.

Mrs. Hutcherson, 88, died Feb. 6, 2009, at Brook Manor NursingHome. She was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 25, 1920, to HenryAnderson Farmer and Martha Evelyn Watson Farmer.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church,where she was involved in the W.M.U.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, AlbertHutcherson; her daughter, Stella Hutcherson; her sons, Gary, Daleand William Hutcherson; six sisters; and four brothers.

Survivors are her sons, Robert Hutcherson and wife, Mary, ofCopperas Cove, Texas, Harry Hutcherson and wife, Pat, of Kenner,La., Edward Hutcherson, of Brookhaven, and Lyn Hutcherson and wife,June, of Hazlehurst; her daughters, Bettye Smith and husband,Charles, and Bonnie Wallace and husband, Billy, all of Brookhaven;her grandchildren, Greg Smith, David Wallace, Shirley Reeves, AmyWaldon, Terri Wallace, Suzanne Karns, Cindy Hutcherson, MargaretTrnka, Virginia Hutcherson, Sarah Hutcherson, Jennifer Smith, JonHutcherson, Joel Hutcherson, Ginger Ewart, Heather Douglas and KimCarter; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; andher special friends, Bettye Jo Hutcherson, of Blackfoot, Idaho, andVernelle Mahaffey, of Brookhaven.

Lester R. Miller

Services for Lester R. Miller, of Glen Cove, N.Y., wereSaturday, Feb. 7, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Brookhaven with burialin Rosehill Cemetery. Byas Mortuary was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Miller, 80, died Jan. 31, 2009, in Glen Cove.

He was an accountant. He retired from the Konica Corporation andserved as president of the Glen Cove NAACP branch for almost twodecades. He was also a Fair Housing Board member and was affiliatedwith Veterans of Foreign Wars, Alpha Kappa Phi, Kiwanis Club,African American Coalition of Glen Cove and the AmericanLegion.

Survivors are his sons, Lester Charles Handy, of Anaheim,Calif., and Montenez Miller, of Ridgeland; his daughters, CynthiaMiller, of Slidell, Stephanie Parrish, of Hazlehurst, and MoniqueAndrews, of Aceworth, Ga.; his sister, Saretha Wilson, of Chicago,Ill.; four grandsons; six granddaughters; two great-granddaughters;and one great-grandson.

John Ray Poole

Services for John Ray Poole, of Monticello, are 2 p.m. Sunday,Feb. 8, at Monticello Baptist Church with burial in MonticelloMunicipal Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Poole, 86, died Feb. 6, 2009, at Mississippi State Veteran’sHome in Jackson. He was born in Monticello on Oct. 12, 1922, toJohn Stephen Poole and Laverette Buford.

He graduated from Monticello High and Hinds Junior College. Heattended Mississippi State University and retired from MonticelloBank after 37 years. He was a member of Monticello Baptist Church,where he was a deacon and church treasurer. He was a U.S. Armyveteran of World War II.

Mr. Poole was also an alderman from 1957-1973. He was a memberof the Lions Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion,and helped raise funds for the Mississippi Society of CrippledChildren and Adults, Boy Scouts of America, Heart Fund, Cancer Fundand March of Dimes.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister, FrancesP. Trotter.

Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth Godfrey Poole; his daughter,Cynthia Poole Barlow, of Terry; and one grandchild.

Eugene Price

Services for Eugene Price were noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at Guy& Allen Funeral Directors Chapel in Gary, Ind. with burial inGary.

Mr. Price, 76, died Jan. 30, 2009, in Gary. He was born inBrookhaven on Sept. 6, 1932, to the Rev. Willis Price and ErnestinePrice.

He was a 1951 graduate of Alexander High School. He was aveteran of the Korean Conflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Ernest,Allen and Charles; and his sisters, Dorothy and Bernice.

Survivors are his son, Eugene Price Jr., of California; hisdaughters, Stacy Price and Margie Price, of Gary; his sisters,Carolyn Reed, of Brookhaven, and Regina Morgan and Vora Howard, ofAtlanta, Ga.; and many grandchildren.

Donald Eugene Stegall

Services for Donald Eugene Stegall, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m.Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Community Funeral Services with burial inBeauregard Cemetery in Copiah County.

Mr. Stegall, 53, died Jan. 25, 2009, in Brookhaven. He was bornin Mississippi on Dec. 22, 1955, to Mildred Wilson and MarvinStegall.

Mr. Stegall was disabled.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Stegall, of Brookhaven;and a brother, Larry Stegall.