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Obituaries for Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hiram Britt

Services for Hiram Britt, of Brookhaven, are 10 a.m. Monday,Aug. 10, at Red Star Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints with burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven FuneralHome on Natchez Drive is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home andMonday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Mr. Britt, 82, died Aug. 8, 2009, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County Oct. 25, 1926, to Nathan A. Britt and SarahFalvey Britt.

He was a retired carpenter and building inspector for FarmersHome Administration. He was a member of Red Star Ward of the Churchof Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a U.S. Army veteranthat served in World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, ArcolaBrady, Eunice Smith and Winnie V. Hurst; and his brother, EdwardBritt.

Survivors are his wife, Almarie Stevens Britt, of Brookhaven;his daughter, Anna Marie Kimble and husband, Sammy, of Brookhaven;his brother, Heber Britt, of Brookhaven; his sister, DorothyHamrick, of Brookhaven; and his grandchildren, Kelsey, Brett andJackson.

Richard O’Neal Harveston

Services for Richard O’Neal Harveston, of Brookhaven, were 11a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Mission Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson.

Mr. Harveston, 76, died Aug. 6, 2009, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. He was born on Nov. 16, 1932, to John S. Harveston andMyrtis Furr Harveston.

He retired from the oil field. He served in the U.S. Army duringthe Korean conflict.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John S. Harveston andMyrtis Furr Harveston; his infant daughter, Angela Olene Harveston;his brothers, Charles Harveston and John Sexton Harveston; hissisters, Lois Fairchild, Edna Furlow, Dorothy Scoggins and MargieNevels; and a son-in-law, Ricky Bennett.

Survivors are his wife, Irene Harveston; his sons, Steve Case,Ricky Harveston and wife, Ilene, Danny Harveston and wife, Patsy,Roger Harveston and Luke Harveston; his daughters, Brenda GayBennett and Tina Russell and husband, Tim Russell; his sisters,Betty Montgomery and Joann Haynes and husband, C.A.; his ninegrandchildren, Daniel O’Neal Harveston, Brady Russell, PatrickRussell, Rachel Peterman, Aaron Bennett, Brandy Robbins, CrystalHarveston, Ashley Harveston and Clint Case; his eightgreat-grandchildren.

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William E. ‘Dusty’ Peets Jr.

Services for William E. “Dusty” Peets Jr., of Wesson, are 10:30a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church withburial in Peets Family Cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Serviceis in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Peets, 52, died Aug. 7, 2009, at his residence. He was bornon Nov. 21, 1956, to William E. Peets Sr. and Lewise HerringtonPeets.

He was self-employed at Peets Refrigeration. For the last fouryears, he worked with maintenance at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi CatholicChurch.

Preceding him in death was his father, William E. Peets Sr.; andhis sister, Catherine P. Jobin.

Survivors are his wife, Jennifer F. Peets; his sons, ChristopherPeets and wife, Hollie P. Peets, and Chance Peets, all of Wesson;and his sisters, Sue Berch, of Pearl, and Lynda Posey, ofBrookhaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peets FamilyCemetery at 2046 Jackson-Liberty Road, Wesson, MS or to HospiceMinistries of Brookhaven at 397 Brookhaven St., Brookhaven, MS39601.

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Julia Wilson Reynolds

Private memorial and graveside services for Julia WilsonReynolds, of Vicksburg, will be held in St. Francisville, La.Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Reynolds, 69, died Aug. 7, 2009, in Vicksburg. She was bornon Jan. 17, 1940, to Charles Wesley Wilson and Ozeale HallWilson.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors are her husband, Orvelle Berle Reynolds; her sons,Justin Williams, of Jefferson, Texas and Jerrell D. Williams, ofPearl; her stepson, Ricky Reynolds, of Brookhaven; herstepdaughter, Debra Smith, of Jonesville, La.; her brother, CharlesWiley Wilson, of St. Francisville; her sisters, Geraldine Sistrunk,of Ponchatoula, La., Virginia Barron, of Harrisville, Shirley Dean,of Allen, Texas, and Susie Estrada, of Las Vegas; hergrandchildren, Dylan Williams and Danielle Williams, of Madison,and Jazzmen Williams, of Las Vegas; five stepgrandchildren; onestep-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janice Louree Thompson

Services for Janice Louree Thompson, of Pricedale, are 1 p.m.Monday, Aug. 10, at Union Primitive Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery. Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

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

Mrs. Thompson, 86, died Aug. 7, 2009, at Golden Living Center inTylertown. She was born in Warnerton, La. on Oct. 17, 1922, toJones Taylor Young and Fannie Nettles Dickerson Young.

She was known by many precious titles. She was teasingly called”Prunk” by her brothers. She graduated from Carter’s Creek Schoolas “Janice.” She married her sweetheart as “Louree.” To herchildren, she was mother, momma and mom. She became a mother-in-lawas “Momma Lou,” and was known as “Maw Maw” to her grandchildren.She was known as “Maw Maw Great” and “Great” to hergreat-grandchildren.

In her declining years, she was known as “Miss Lou” by manyfriends and loved ones. Above all of these titles, her favorite onewas to be a called a child of God. “Mom” was a faithful member ofUnion Primitive Baptist Church for more than 70 years.

After graduating from high school, she was a devoted housewifeand mother and active in PTA and church activities. Later, sheworked for F.W. Woolworth, T.G.&Y and Kellwood Co. in McComb,where she was recognized for invention. She will truly be missed byall who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, CarlBenjamin Thompson; her great-grandson, Ryan Pappas; her stepmother,Fannie “Gran” Young; her siblings, Lee, Pete and G.C. Dickerson,Harold, Robert and Charles Young, Essie Summers, Wadie Howell, InaMae Guy and Willie B. Reid.

Survivors are her children and their spouses, Ron and FloThompson, of Fairhope, Ala., Jan Brown, of Brookhaven, Mike andJudy Thompson, of Magnolia, and Becky and Ronnie Campbell, ofTylertown; her grandchildren and their spouses, Hollie and TerryPappas, Tamatha and Mike McElmurry, Leanne and Darren McCaffery,Gretchen and Dr. Lee Neal, Carly and Josh Jordan, Mat Thompson, Benand Courtney Thompson, Jennifer and Roland Burch, Amanda and DarinBallard, Stephanie and Jess Greer, Anna and Steve Lawrence, andSara and Will DeLong; her great-grandchildren, Taylor and ClaireMcElmurry, Mitch Pappas, Boyd, Noah and Seth McCaffery, Harris,Reid, Fritz and Finley Neal, Navy Elizabeth and Hayes Jordan,Brock, Brittney, Brooke and Bayleigh Burch, Sydney, Lyndey andCarly Greer and Logan Lawrence; her sisters-in-law, Son Young, ofFelder’s Campground, and Vera Young, of Laurel; and the staff atHospice Compassus and her many caregivers and sitters.

Pallbearers will be Darin Ballard, Brock Burch, Roland Burch,Josh Jordan, Darren McCaffery, Mike McElmurry, Dr. Lee Neal, MitchPappas, Terry Pappas, Ben Thompson and Mat Thompson.

Memorials may be sent to Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association,1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.

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Sharod LaJuan Wilkes Jr.

Services for Sharod LaJuan Wilkes Jr., of Vicksburg, are 4 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 9, at Williams Mortuary Chapel with burial inHillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 3 until 4 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Infant Wilkes, 5 months, died Aug. 6, 2009, at University ofMississippi Medical Center. He was born in Jackson on Feb. 26,2009, to Sharod L. Wilkes Sr. and Alisha McArthur Wilkes.

Survivors are his father, Sharod Wilkes Sr.; his mother, AlishaMcArthur Wilkes; his sisters, Ashara Wilkes and Shaliah Wilkes; hismaternal grandparents, Dr. Willie L. McArthur and Mrs. MableMcArthur; his paternal grandparents, Sandra and Allie B. Kilbertand Willie and Gloria Kimes; and many aunts, uncles, cousins andother relatives.