Obituaries for Sunday, June 14, 2009

Published 5:00 am Monday, June 15, 2009

Hugh E. Clark

Services for Hugh E. Clark, of Ruth, were 11 a.m. Saturday, June6, at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess with burial in the churchcemetery. Community Funeral Services was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Clark, 82, died June 3, 2009, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born in Lawrence Countyon May 1, 1927, to Ralph Clark and Nettie Roberts Clark.

He retired from International Paper Co. and was also a retiredpainter. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of ProvidenceBaptist Church in Jayess.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers; and asister.

Survivors are his wife, Gertrude Clark, of Ruth; his daughters,Becky Clark, Cathy Rutland and Cindy Clark; a brother, James Clark;his sisters, Ondean Wilkes, Ruby Brister and Rhoda Boyd; his sixgrandchildren; and his 10 great-grandchildren.

E. Mavis Albritton Travis

Services for E. Mavis Albritton Travis, of Conroe, Texas andformerly of McComb, were 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at CatchingsFuneral Home with burial in Pine Grove Pentecostal Cemetery. PastorHarry Johnson and the Rev. Curtis Bass officiated.

Mrs. Travis, 82, died June 11, 2009, at Hearthstone AssistanceLiving Center in Conroe. She was born in Pike County on Sept. 3,1926, to John Albritton and Katie Lee Brown Albritton.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pine Grove PentecostalChurch in Summit.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her stepfather,Lawrence A. Freeman; her husband, Ed Harvie Travis; her daughter,Gail Sundberg; her brother, Donald Eugene Albritton; and hersister, Kathleen Albritton.

Survivors are her son, Mark Travis, of Shelbyville, Ind.; herdaughters and their husbands, Karen and James R. McDonald Jr., ofthe Bahamas, and Marcia and David Lantrip, of Montgomery, Texas;her brothers and their wives, Thomas R. and Valerie Freeman andLamar and Pat Freeman, all of Denham Springs, La., and LarryFreeman, of Walker, La.; her son-in-law, Stan Sundberg, of Houston,Texas; her sisters, Lois Hart, of Brookhaven, and Carolyn Blalockand husband, C.E. “Sonny,” of Centreville; her grandchildren, ToddHebert, Shawn Fuller, Jeremy Lantrip and Mark E. Travis; hergreat-grandchildren, Alexx Hebert, Amber Hebert, Kyla Fuller andTory Fuller; her step-grandchildren, Shana Wells, Dayna Wynne,Stephen McDonald and Stephanie Pumphrey; herstep-great-grandchildren, Spencer Eskridge, Cheyenne Fauss, BrendanPumphrey and Austin Pumphrey; and numerous nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Todd Hebert, Noel Travis, Shawn Fuller,Jeremy Lantrip, Thomas Wells and Alexx Hebert.

Honorary pallbearer will be Troy Travis.

M.C. “Bud” Urban Jr.

M.C. “Bud” Urban Jr., born April 29, 1929, in Terre Haute, Ind.,died on June 10, 2009, at the age of 80. Mr. Urban passed awaypeacefully at his residence surrounded by his beautiful gardens inBrookhaven.

He was predeceased by his parents, Marcel C. Urban and Lois M.Urban; and a sister, Janet Mullikin.

Mr. Urban graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.,in 1951. Upon graduating college, he served in the U.S. ArmyCriminal Investigative Services Unit and was stationed in WesternEurope for the duration of his military service. Upon completion ofduty, Mr. Urban joined the family business, the Stahl-Urban Co.,and moved to Brookhaven where he resided until his death. Mr. Urbanremained with the company until his retirement. As a vice presidentin charge of sales, his primary responsibility was managing theSears and Roebuck Co. portfolio. Mr. Urban was especially proud ofoverseeing the Urban Foundation created in 1954 by his father,Marcel C. Urban, and uncle, Carl E. Urban. The foundation wasestablished to offer college scholarships to deserving high schoolseniors and later, continuing education scholarships to outstandingteachers.

Mr. Urban is survived by his niece, Marsha Wilmerding andhusband, James, of Northeast Harbor, Maine; and nephew, PeterMullikin, of Houston, Texas; as well as by great-nephews, Andrewand wife, Emily Wilmerding, Alexander and Nicholas Wilmerding; andgreat-great-niece, Electra Lucille Wilmerding; and cousins, MaryAnna Urban Jeppe and husband, Arthur, and Carl E. Urban Jr. andwife, Betsy.

The family extends grateful appreciation to Gary Bass for hisloyal service to Mr. Bud.

A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of TheRedeemer in Brookhaven on June 15 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Episcopal Churchof The Redeemer, Trinity Park, P.O. Box 804, Brookhaven, MS, 39602or Gilbert’s Hospice, 119-D West Presley Blvd., McComb, MS,39648.