Obituaries for Friday, July 31, 2009

Published 5:00 am Friday, July 31, 2009

Lois Pearl Cronin McDavid

Services for Lois Pearl Cronin McDavid, of Liberty, were 2 p.m.Saturday, July 25, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints Red Star Ward with burial in the church cemetery. HarrigillFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McDavid, 82, died July 20, 2009, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. She was born on July 27, 1926,to Casper Carl Cronin and Mary Dorcas Cronin.

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She was a devoted wife, mother and granny. She was a member ofthe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, JohnWesley McDavid; and her half brothers, Francis and Germaine.

Survivors are her daughters, Melody Stickling and husband,Michael, of Brookhaven, Judith Beaudette and husband, Paul J., ofGonzales, La., Wanda Klein and husband Emile “E.J.”, of St. Amant,La., and Terry Ferdinand and husband, Darrel, of New Orleans, La.;a brother, Carl C. “Bug” Cronin and wife, Glory, of Brookhaven; asister, Joan Duncan and husband, David, of North Carolina; herhalf-sisters, Conchita, Bretina and Laveena; her 10 grandchildren,Brent Stickling, Veronica Stickling, Victoria Stickling, KyleStickling, Amy La Porte and husband, Nathan, Lisa Dickinson andhusband, Jimmy, Michelle Klein, Andrew Ferdinand, BrittanyFerdinand and Christopher Ferdinand; a great-grandchild, LandonWade La Porte; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Clyde Thompson Wilson

Services for Clyde Thompson Wilson, of Aberdeen, are 1 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel inAberdeen with burial in Beeks Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Wilson, 78, died July 30, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Aberdeen on Aug. 22, 1930, to Byron Wilson and ThelmaLouise Hill.

A 1950 Copiah-Lincoln Junior College graduate, Mr. Wilson was aBlue Wave Show Band member and played saxophone in the stage band.He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal in the 101th InfantryDivision, the Screaming Eagles, at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.For 10 years, Mr. Wilson served as Co-Lin band director. Under hisleadership the band and the Colettes were able to perform in eventssuch as the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., and theMacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He was inducted into the Co-Linband and Colette alumni Hall of Fame in 2008.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are a number of cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Copiah-Lincoln Band and ColetteAlumni for band scholarships in his name.