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Obituaries for Friday, March 20, 2009

Mark Wayne Case

Services for Mark Wayne Case, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, March 21, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in New Sight Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Case, 47, died March 17, 2009, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born on Nov. 2, 1961, to HaroldCase and Carolyn Adams Case.

Mark was a devoted and loving husband and dad. He had a smilethat will always be remembered for being uplifting and encouragingto all who came in contact with him. He lived for his family. Hewas a sales manager for McComb Diesel and an active member ofBrookhaven Academy’s Booster Clubs and Parent Teacher League. Hewas an avid Mississippi State University supporter. He was a memberof First Baptist in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Vercie Adams andLillie Laird Adams and Ira Case and Ethel Vaughn Case.

Survivors are his parents; his wife of 22 years, Lisa AllenCase; a son, Mark Allen Case; a daughter, Katie Elisabeth Case; hisbrothers, Steve Case and wife, Brenda, and Doug Case and wife,Pam.

Memorials may be made to the Brookhaven Academy Mark CaseScholarship Fund.

Mildred Lee Stephens McCurley

Services for Mildred Lee Stephens McCurley, of Hazlehurst, are10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Stringer Family Funeral ServicesChapel in Hazlehurst with burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. McCurley, 80, died March 19, 2009, at Pine Crest Guest Homein Hazlehurst.

She was native of Jefferson County living there until 1960 whenshe moved to Copiah County. Mrs. McCurley was a nurse’s aide and award clerk at Hardy Wilson Hospital for more than 35 years. She wasa member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. She was lovedby her family and everyone who knew her.

Preceding her in death were a son, John Riley McCurley III; anda sister, Lucy May Stephens.

Survivors are her husband, John Riley McCurley Jr.; her sons,Robert Lynn McCurley and Delton Wayne McCurley, both of Hazlehurst;her daughters, Billie Sue Mayes, of Walker, La., and Barbara AnnMiller, of Soso; her brothers, Roy Sherwin Stephens, of Lorman, andJohn Garrett Stephens, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; her sisters, JeanBrown, of Natchez, Elaine Rutland, of Brookhaven, and Jessie Locke,of Dothan, Ala., her 10 grandchildren; and her 24great-grandchildren.

Rubin Lloyd ‘Bo’ McDavid

Services for Rubin Lloyd “Bo” McDavid, of Brookhaven, are 10a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel onNatchez Drive with burial in Wellman Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. McDavid, 59, died March 18, 2009, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center in Jackson. He was born in Brookhaven on July 18,1949, to Lloyd L. McDavid and Mary Lou Smith McDavid.

He was a teacher at Enterprise Attendance Center. He was amember of Southway Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death was his father, Lloyd L. McDavid.

Survivors are his mother, Mary Lou McDavid, of Brookhaven; hiswife, Marilyn McDavid, of Brookhaven; a son, Chance McDavid, ofStarkville; a daughter, Larissa McDavid, of Hattiesburg; a sister,Geri Jinks, of Brookhaven; and a grandchild, Brayden McDavid.

L. Frank Pitts

Following a private burial, a memorial service for L. FrankPitts was 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, at Park Cities Baptist Churchin Dallas, Texas. Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas was incharge of arrangements.

Mr. Pitts, 98, died March 16, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Wesson on Oct. 7, 1910, to Addie Mae Sandifer and John LoydPitts.

He was a 1930 graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Junior College andattended Northwestern University. He was recognized for his greatcontributions and leadership in the oil and gas industry in whichhe gave 68 years of dedicated service. For almost seven decades, heparticipated in the drilling of more than 3,000 wells inexploration for oil and natural gas. Co-Lin honored him as Alumnusof the Year in 1973 and again in 2003 with the Distinguished AlumniLeadership Award. Mr. Pitts was known as “Papa” by his family, hedelighted in the arrival of each grandchild and has been involvedand influential in each of their lives.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 58 years, Mary MarthaMcCann Pitts; a son, Lloyd Franklin Pitts Jr.; a great-grandson,Elijah Christian Noel Hurt; and a brother, Shelby D. Pitts.

Survivors are a daughter, Linda Custard; a brother, Troy N.Pitts, of Wesson; his three grandchildren; and a host of nieces,nephews and cousins.