Obituaries for Sunday, February 15, 2009

Published 6:00 am Monday, February 16, 2009

Hugh Andrew Allen Sr.

Services for Hugh Andrew Allen Sr., of Edwards, are 11 a.m.Monday, Feb. 16, at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Vicksburg withburial in Edwards Cemetery. The Revs. Reggie Crawford and EricWelch will officiate.

Visitation is Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

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Mr. Allen, 79, died Feb. 13, 2009, at Regency Hospital inJackson.

He was a native of Copiah County and lived in Edwards for 47years. He owned and operated a radio and television repair shop inEdwards. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural lettercarrier after 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Koreanconflict and a member of the Vicksburg Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George A. Allen andSusie Bell Kimble; his maternal grandparents, Stephen Elijah Kimbleand Martha Britt Kimble; and his paternal grandparents, ThadeausAllen and Laura Allen.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Jo Allen, of Edwards; his sons,Hugh Andrew Allen Jr., of Saginaw, Texas, and Joel Dexter Allen andDana Matthew Allen, both of Vicksburg; his daughter, Ava LorraineStathes, of Houma, La.; his brothers, Aubrey Steve Allen, NathanSeth Allen and Troy Leroy Allen, all of Brookhaven, and GeorgeMelvin Allen, of Bogue Chitto; seven grandchildren; and severalnieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

The Rev. D. L. Callender

Services for the Rev. D. L. Callender, of Natchitoches, La. andformerly of McComb, are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at CatchingsFuneral Home in McComb with burial in Macedonia Baptist ChurchCemetery. The Rev. Thomas Rush will officiate.

Visitation is Monday from 3 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

The Rev. Callender, 89, died Feb. 13, 2009, at NatchitochesRegional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born inLincoln County and lived most of his life in McComb. He lived thelast three years of his life in the Natchitoches Nursing andRehabilitation Center.

Although he lived for many years in Louisiana, he longed toreturn to his native McComb area. He was a World War II veteran,serving as a crew chief in the Army Air Corps. He served in Englandworking on P-47 Thunderbolts that flew over occupied Europe. Heworked for a few years for the ICC Railroad before being calledinto the ministry in 1952.

The Rev. Callender served as a full-time pastor from 1953 untilhis retirement in 2005, when he was interim pastor at ImmanuelBaptist Church in Magnolia. He pastored 12 Baptist churches inLouisiana and Mississippi.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 67 years, Mavis SmithCallender; his parents, Ira and Amy Callender; his brothers, A. C.,James and Ailyus E. Callender; and his sister, Lou Mae Britt.

Survivors are his son, Thomas Ray Callender and wife, Celeste,of Baton Rouge, La.; his daughters, Linda Cummings and husband,Charlie, of Lafayette, La., and Peggy Cedars and husband, Bobby, ofNatchitoches, La.; his grandchildren, Todd Callender, of NewOrleans, La., Bert Callender and wife, Karen, of Denham Springs,La., Jennifer Milner and husband, Derick, of Brandon, and SamWells, of Clinton; and his great-grandchildren, Sarah, Emily andCaleb Callender, of Denham Springs, La., and Lily Mavis Milner, ofBrandon.

Pallbearers will be Bert Callender, Todd Callender, KirkHaskins, Derick Milner, Kenneth Smith and Sam Wells.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to NatchitochesNursing and Rehabilitation Center, Natchitoches Regional MedicalCenter, Dr. Mary Long and Brenda Scott.

The Rev. Callender was a dedicated husband, loving father, agreat patriot, a beloved pastor and friend.

Alton Louis Harveston Sr.

Services for Alton Louis Harveston Sr., of Brookhaven, are 3p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service withburial in Union Hall Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Harveston, 74, died Feb. 14, 2009, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born on Nov. 11, 1934, to Fred William Harveston andMamie Eugenia Furr.

He retired from Heavy Equipment and Safety H2S. He was of theBaptist faith. He always enjoyed getting a crowd together andplaying music, even after he went into the nursing home, he wouldplay and sing for them.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Fred William Harvestonand Mamie Eugenia Harveston; his son, Glynn Harveston, who was bornon Sept. 21, 1971, passed away on Dec. 20, 1973, and was laid torest at Rosetta Cemetery; his brothers, U.S. Harveston Sr., WilfredHarveston and Willard “Jack” Harveston; and his sisters, Lola BertDunn, Mary Nell Maxwell, Mattie Foster, Kathryn McCloud and ThelmaAlice “Bobby” Hughes.

Survivors are his son, Alton Louis Harveston Jr.; his daughter,Lynn Harveston Jordan and husband, Billy; his sister, Betty AnnEllis; six grandchildren; and his special niece, SherrySellers.

James Michael ‘Mike’ Pickett

Services for James Michael “Mike” Pickett, of Ruth, are noonMonday, Feb. 16, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in McCallCreek with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Pickett, 49, died Feb. 13, 2009, in Bogue Chitto. He wasborn on Oct. 11, 1959, to James Tom Pickett and Lenall MoakPickett.

He was a business owner. He has been a successful businessmanfor many years and has also organized many fundraisers for those inneed. He was an advocate leader for Toys for Tots and the St. JudeChildren’s Research Hospital. He was a member of Adams MethodistChurch.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Jewel Pickett andWanita Moak; his mother and father-in-law, Bob and Eudena Clark;his infant sister, Nancy Pickett; and his son, William HowellPickett.

Survivors are his parents; his wife, Anita Carol Clark Pickett;his sons, Nathan Pickett and wife, Dawn, Jeremy Pickett and wife,Trudy, and William Pickett; his sisters, Wanda Pickett andStephanie Carithers; his grandparents, Robert Moak and May Pickett;and his grandchildren, Justin, Carlea, Kaylin, Brittany, Johnathanand Autumn Pickett.

Ronnie (Ronny) Ray Stegall

Services for Ronnie (Ronny) Ray Stegall, of Bogue Chitto, are 11a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Thompson Baptist Church in Smithdale withburial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service isin charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ashort visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. before theservice.

Mr. Stegall, 49, died Feb. 12, 2009, in Bogue Chitto. He wasborn on July 19, 1959, to Calvin O. Stegall Jr. and Barbara (Deany)Duke Stegall.

He was a maintenance mechanical superintendent. He was agraduate of Amite School Center in Liberty, a former union vicepresident at Georgia-Pacific, lead over welding certificationprogram, and mill-wide maintenance foreman. He was a member ofThompson Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, C.O.Stegall Sr. and Pauline Pennington Stegall; and his maternalgrandparents, Lloyd Duke and Daphne Cupples Duke.

Survivors are his wife, Hilda Laurent Stegall; his parents,Calvin O. Stegall Jr. and Barbara (Deany) Duke Stegall; his son,Ashley Ray Stegall and wife, Bambi Graham Stegall; his daughter,Brittney Rachelle Stegall Cutrer and husband, Stephen Lance; hisbrothers, Ricky Calvin Stegall and wife, Jeri, and Randy EvonStegall and wife, Tammie; his grandchildren, Andrew Doty, JeremyDoty, Aaron Cox, Cooper James Cutrer and Lucy MargueriteCutrer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’sResearch Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network in memory of hisname.

Annie Rae Wallace

Services for Annie Rae Wallace, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, Feb. 16, at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Wallace, 83, died Feb. 13, 2009.

She was best known for her talents in quilting and crocheting.As owners and operators of Wallace Grocery, a small country storeon Highway 84 west of Brookhaven, she and her husband spent manyhours there supplying the needs of the community around them.

While he spent many hours working in his tire shop, she spenther time in the rocker crocheting and quilting. Many of herprojects have been left behind for others to enjoy.

She will be welcomed to her new home in Heaven by her familymembers who have preceded her in death, including her husband of 68years, Climon A. Wallace; an infant daughter, Sandra Ella; herparents, Ben and Ever Thornton; her grandsons, Rodney and ScottCrosby and William Heath Jones; four brothers; two sisters; and herson-in-law, Wilmer Crosby.

Survivors are her children, Shirley Wallace Crosby, of Vidalia,La., Nell Wallace Jones and husband, Sonny, of Bolton, PollyWallace Phillips and husband, Jimmy, of Crystal Springs, Climon E.Wallace and wife, Deborah, of Brookhaven, Alice Wallace Hall andhusband, Quincy, of Brookhaven, and Raymond A. Wallace, ofBrookhaven; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and severalnieces and nephews.

Although our hearts are sad, we know that she is once again withour dad that she has missed so very much.

Donations may be made to the Climon A. Wallace and Annie RaeWallace Fund at Bethel United Methodist Church.