Obituaries for Sunday, April 26, 2009

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 27, 2009

Audrey Corinne Brown

Services for Audrey Corinne Brown, of Bogue Chitto, are 10 a.m.Monday, April 27, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Drive is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

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Mrs. Brown, 79, died April 25, 2009, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Center. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 10, 1929,to Esco Wallace and Ethel Brown Wallace.

She was an operator for South Central Bell for 30 years. She wasa member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a former member ofCentral Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Garland Brown, of Bogue Chitto; hersons, Joseph Garland Brown, of Collierville, Tenn., and Perry ScottBrown, of Bogue Chitto; her sisters, Gladys Idelle Magee andDorothy Lavelle Carlisle, both of Bogue Chitto; and hergrandchildren, Perry Scott Brown Jr., Jordan Garland Brown, JoshuaGregory Brown and Meleah Dawn Brown.

Hilton B. Caston

Services for Hilton B. Caston, of Summit, are 11 a.m. Tuesday,April 28, at Tangipahoa Baptist Church with burial in WhittingtonCemetery. Dr. David Millican and the Revs. Bob Lynch and MikeMorris will officiate. Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home andTuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mr. Caston, 80, died April 24, 2009, at University MedicalCenter. He was born in Pike County on Dec. 12, 1928, to John WhiteCaston and Gertrude Grandberry Caston.

He retired from South Central Bell after 35 years of service andwas a member of AT&T Pioneers of America. He was a member ofTangipahoa Baptist Church, where he was a member of the senioradult Sunday school class. He was a U.S. Army veteran and wasstationed in post-World War II Germany.

While in Germany, Mr. Caston served as a guard at the Nurembergtrials that were conducted for the prosecution of Nazi warcriminals. He also served as driver for United States Supreme CourtJustice Robert H. Jackson, who served as U.S. chief prosecutor. Hewas a proud supporter of Parklane Academy, where he served threethree-year terms on the school board. He was very instrumental inthe early stages of organizing the school, including the buildingof the football field and stadium among other achievements.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, JuliusCaston and Leroy “Duke” Caston; and two sisters-in-law, PaulineCaston and Joy Caston.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Joan Hurtt Caston, ofSummit; his daughters, Vicki Caston Brill and husband, Charles”Rusty,” and Cindy Caston Williamson and fiance, Tommy Harvey, allof Summit, Carol Caston Easley and husband, Darrell, of McComb, andTracy Caston McDonald and husband, Ken, of Friendswood, Texas; hisbrothers and sisters-in-law, John and Sarah Caston, ofJacksonville, N.C., Robert and Marie Caston, of San Augustine,Texas, and Charlie and Ginger Caston, of Jasper, Texas; his sistersand brothers-in-law, Irene and Thomas Young, of Cocoa, Fla., Lillieand Shelton Dickerson, of Summit, and Mary and Gene Barrett, ofPetal; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jean Hurtt Bradleyand Sam, of Cleveland, Ga., and Linda Hurtt Smith and Danny, ofSummit; his grandchildren, Nicole Danielle Faucett, HeatherMichelle Faucett and Jennifer Clark and husband, Scott, all ofSummit, Mallory Leigh Wilkinson Ward and husband, Cannon, and DaneEdward Wilkinson, all of Summit, Kayla, Tyler and Anna Harvey, ofLiberty, Ashley Ann Easley and John Anding Kaston “Jake” Easley, ofMcComb, John Caston McDonald and Kena Elizabeth McDonald, ofFriendswood; a great-grandson, Tucker Ward, of Summit; and numerousnieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Billy Barrett, Randy Caston, Ronnie Caston,Wayne Choate, Mike Dickerson, Vaughn Allen Lampton, Danny Smith andJason Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be the senior adult men’s Sundayschool class.

Memorials may be sent to Tangipahoa Baptist Church BuildingFund, 7555 Thompson Road, Summit, MS 39666, or Blair E. BatsonChildren’s Home, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

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Sam Warren Davis

Services for Sam Warren Davis, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Monday,April 27, at Sylvarena Baptist Church with burial in SylvarenaCemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m.until the time of the service. Both visitation services will beheld at the church.

Mr. Davis, 91, died April 25, 2009, at Oliver House in Wesson.He was born in Bowie, Ariz., on Oct. 11, 1917, to Grover and InaDavis. He and his wife, Alice Hutson Davis, were married on Nov.23, 1941, at the old Sylvarena Baptist Church.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.After the war, he and his wife settled in the Sandhill communityeast of Wesson. They both worked for Mr. Marion D. Fuller in hisbusiness, Wesson Machine and Supply, until Alice started teachingin Wesson Public Schools.

In 1949, they started operating their own dairy farm on the oldSmith Ferry Road (now Timberlane) near Wesson and Beauregard. In1953, they moved to Jackson, where Mr. Davis was a fieldrepresentative for Blue Ribbon Dairy (later Pet Milk) while Mrs.Davis worked for the State Tax Commission until they retired.Recently, they moved to Oliver House, a personal care facility inWesson.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Alice Hutson Davis.

Survivors are his sister, Joy Davis Patterson; his nephews,Ronnie Davis, of New Orleans, La., and Sam Davis, of Oxford; hisnieces, Karen Patterson Kurr, of Oxford, and Kay Patterson Olliver,of Jackson; and many great-nieces and great-nephews, including KyleJackson, Kurt Jackson and Craig Jackson, all of Wesson.

Pallbearers will be Kurt Jackson, Kyle Jackson, Sam Davis,Ronnie Davis, Bruce Summy, Allen Kurr and Danny Stegall.

Ara A. Golmon

Graveside services for Ara A. Golmon, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m.Monday, April 27, at Rosehill Cemetery. Harrigill Funeral Home isin charge of arrangements.

Miss Golmon, 94, died April 24, 2009, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. She was born on March 22, 1915, to John ClarenceGolmon and Mary Lela Arnold.

She was a graduate of Brookhaven High School, Baylor Universityand the Bread Loaf School of English. She was an English teacherfor Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas until herretirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church inBrookhaven.

Survivors are her brother, Hollis Golmon, of Monticello; andAileen Hogatt, of Bridge City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of yourchoice.

Charlie Lee McWilliams

Services for Charlie Lee McWilliams, of Monticello, are 2 p.m.Sunday, April 26, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inDivide Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery in Jayess.

Mr. McWilliams, 75, died April 23, 2009, at his residence. Hewas born in Simpson County on May 4, 1933, to William H. McWilliamsand Katie Fortenberry McWilliams.

He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Corinth BaptistChurch in Magee. He was also a member of the Jayess Chapter of theMasonic Lodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents; six brothers; and twosisters.

Survivors are his daughters, Debbie Turnage and Tammy Errington,both of Monticello; and his sister, Hazel Hankins, of Magee.

Bessie Quinn

Services for Bessie Quinn, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Monday,April 27, at Greenwood M.B. Church with burial in Greenwood ChurchCemetery. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements withassistance from Williams Mortuary.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. at Williams Mortuaryand Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at thechurch.

Mrs. Quinn, 80, died April 22, 2009, at Methodist Hospital inHouston, Texas. She was born in Franklin County on July 5, 1928, toErnest Washington and Dezzie Clark Smith.

She was a housewife. She was a member of Greenwood M.B.Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Roy Quinn; and herdaughter, Evelyn Morris.

Survivors are her sons, Jerrell Quinn, of Brookhaven, and DonaldQuinn, of Houston, Texas; her daughters, Jeanette Spinks, ofHouston, Texas, and Gloria Crockett, of Brookhaven; her sister,Lola Quinn, of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 11great-grandchildren; and many other relatives, friends and theGreenwood church family.