Obituaries for Monday, June 8, 2009

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 8, 2009

Carl Frank Grayson

Services for Carl Frank Grayson, of Wesson, are 3 p.m. Tuesday,June 9, at Community Funeral Services Chapel in Brookhaven withburial in Polk’s Cemetery in Jefferson Davis County.

Visitation is Tuesday from noon until 3 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mr. Grayson, 53, died June 6, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn on Keesler Air Force Base on Aug. 26, 1955, to Frank Graysonand Pauline Grayson.

He graduated from North Forest High School and attended JonesCounty Junior College. He was disabled.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, DennisGerald Grayson.

Survivors are his sons, Matthew Grayson, Nathan Grayson and JoshGrayson; his brothers, Randy Grayson and Darryl Grayson; hissisters, Debbie Smith Koontz and Karen Carr; and his fivegrandchildren.

Julian Barlow Porter

Services for Julian Barlow Porter, of Hazlehurst, are 1 p.m.Tuesday, June 9, at Smyrna Baptist Church in Copiah County withburial in the church cemetery. Community Funeral Services is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Porter, 85, died June 7, 2009, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland after a short illness. He was born in Rolling Fork onJan. 30, 1924, to Charmie Alexander Porter and Mamie BarlowPorter.

He attended Hazlehurst schools. Mr. Porter served in World WarII from 1944 to 1945 aboard the USS Talladega as an engineer ofboat that carried troops ashore under fire at Iwo Jima. TheTalladega also saw duty at Okinawa and the Philippines, which wonhim the right to wear campaign ribbons for the American and theAsiatic-Pacific theaters then later with two Bronze Stars, and thePhilippine Liberation Ribbon. He retired from Dravo Materials inNew Orleans, La.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Rufus R.Porter; his sisters, Charmian P. Broom, Claire P. Camp, Florence P.Melancon, Kathryn P. Taylor; and a nephew, Dennis Melancon.

Survivors are a sister, Shirley P. Ball, of Mobile, Ala.; hisnieces, Cheryl O’Hoyt and husband, Dan, of Columbia, Mona Fletcher,of Pearl River, La., Gwen Dickerson and husband, Rocky, of McComb,Wanda Cater and husband, Jerry, of Arab, Ala., and JenniferMelancon, of Harvey, La.; his nephews, Kenneth Taylor and wife,Margaret, of Purvis, Tommy Broom and wife, Janet, of Mandeville,La., Michael and Chris Melancon, of River Ridge, La., Dwight Ball,of Grand Bay, Ala., and Wesley Taylor and wife, Rachel, ofBrooklyn, Iowa; his 24 great nieces and nephews; his 19 great-greatnieces and nephews; a special friend, Frank Alsage; and a host offamily and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

Harry S. Truman Wallace

Services for Harry S. Truman Wallace, of Bogue Chitto, are 2p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NorthJackson Street with burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery inBogue Chitto.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m.until 2 p.m at the funeral home.

Mr. Wallace, 63, died June 6, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Lincoln County on July 10,1945, to Percy Quin Wallace and Hardie Winborne Wallace.

He was a retired journeyman electrician. He was a member of FairOaks Springs Masonic lodge and also the International Brotherhoodof Electrical Workers of Meridian. He loved to hunt and to fish.Mr. Wallace particularly enjoyed rabbit hunting.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister-in-law, MarySmith Wallace; a granddaughter, Chynna Wallace.

Survivors are his sons, Rex Wallace, of Bogue Chitto, ScottWallace, Chad Quin Wallace, both of Summit, and Douglas Thames, ofBogue Chitto; his brothers, Dempsey Wallace and Dan Wallace andwife, Gail, all of Bogue Chitto; his sisters, Omega W. Varnado andhusband, Lenton A. Vernado Jr., of Mesquite, Texas, and ElizabethW. Smith and husband, John Ray Smith, of Brookhaven; his threegrandchildren, Kayla, Courtney and Donovan; and numerous nieces,nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers are Robert Varnado, Chase Bonham, Travis Bonham, BoThames, Josh Leggett and John Ray Smith.