Obituaries for Monday, August 31, 2009

Published 5:00 am Monday, August 31, 2009

Mike Harrell Buie

On Aug. 30, 2009, God called Mike Harrell Buie home. Havingsuffered from Alzheimer’s for numerous years, Mr. Buie diedpeacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home. He was 67 yearsold and was a lifelong resident of the Shady Grove community inLincoln County.

Born on April 7, 1942, in Lincoln County, Mr. Buie was the sonof Prentiss and Christine McDavid Buie. He was the youngest of foursiblings. After losing his mother at an early age, he was reared byhis maternal grandparents, Ithamar and Jessie McDavid. As a boy, hefollowed in the footsteps of his grandfather and learned to lovedogs and fox hunting. As a young man, Mr. Buie sailed the sea for30 days from the U.S. shores to those of Vietnam. A member of theU.S. Army, he was a ground fighter in the 12th Infantry of theFourth Division near the Cambodian border. He retired from NorthPike School Transportation and Croft Metal Inc. and he was alifelong active member of Shady Grove Baptist Church until hishealth declined.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Prentiss and ChristineBuie; his maternal grandparents, Ithamar and Jessie McDavid;paternal grandparents, Odom and Gertrude Buie; and a sister,Frances B. Powell.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 46 years, Joann WallaceBuie; his son, M. Todd Buie, and his wife, Melissa Buie, ofBrandon; two grandchildren, Eliza and Evan Buie; a brother, SammieBuie and wife, Evelyn, of McComb; a sister, Sylvia Buie Walker, andhusband, Malcolm, of Ruth; and brother-in-law, Thad Powell Jr., ofBaton Rouge, La. Other survivors include his aunts, Louise Rollins,of Summit, Winnie McCraw, of Clinton, and Doris McDavid, ofBrandon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009,at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb. Services and burial willtake place at Shady Grove Baptist Church, beginning at 11 a.m. onTuesday, Sept. 1, with the Rev. John Pratt officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bacot, Holton Lofton, Pete Rawls, JohnPowell, Shane McCullough, Jon Jordan and Mark Bailey. DouglasDillon will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

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Jimmy Cal Cooper

Services for Jimmy Cal Cooper, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Abundant Life Church in Brookhaven withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1 until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mr. Cooper, 55, died Aug. 27, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Brookhaven on April 29, 1954,to George Cooper and Lucille Cooper.

He was employed as a utensil maintenance manager with CrackerBarrel Restaurant in Brookhaven. He was a member of St. James M.B.Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Linda Cooper;and a brother, Gary Cooper Sr.

Survivors are his brothers, Larry Michael Cooper Sr. and wife,Eloise, of Brookhaven, and Wayne Cooper Sr. and wife, Mary, ofMonticello; and a sister, Sherry Spencer and husband, Curtis, ofBrookhaven.

Bettye R. Price

Services for Bettye R. Price, of Jayess, are 11 a.m. Tuesday,Sept. 1, at Providence Baptist Church in Jayess with burial in thechurch cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Homein Monticello and Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Price, 71, died Aug. 29, 2009, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson. She was born in Ruth on Aug. 25,1938, to Woodie James Rutland and Ethel Smith Rutland.

She retired assistant vice president of Deposit GuarantyNational Bank in McComb. Mrs. Price graduated from Ruth High Schooland Draughn’s Business College. She was former director of theMississippi affiliate of the American Heart Association; chairmanof the Pike County Heart Association; director of the McCombChamber of Commerce; president of the Howdycrat Board, a branch ofthe chamber of the commerce; president of the South Mississippigroup of the National Association of Bank Women; and state chairmanof awards and scholarship with the National Association of BankWomen. Mrs. Price also worked with the United Way fund and theAmerican Cancer Society. She has also served as secretary andtreasurer for the Topeka Tilton School’s Parent TeacherOrganization and the Topeka Tilton Band Booster. She also served assecretary and treasurer for the Lawrence County High School BandBooster. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where sheserved as clerk, WMU director, Sunday school teacher, discipleshiptraining teacher, hospitality chairman and Bible school.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, GordonPrice.

Survivors are her sons, Steven Cooley, of Starke, Fla., and ChadPrice, of Starkville; a daughter, Shirley Cooley, of Lake City,Fla.; a stepson, Terry Temple, of Florence; her brothers, JerryRutland, Rex Rutland and Smith Rutland, all of Ruth; a sister,Barbara Adair, of Jayess; her three grandchildren; and agreat-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Providence Baptist Church CemeteryFund.

Cecil ‘Barry’ Sullivan

Graveside services for Cecil “Barry” Sullivan, of Monticello,are 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Bethel Temple Church Cemetery inBrookhaven. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sullivan, 60, died on Aug. 29, 2009, at his residence. Hewas born in Bude on March 12, 1949, to Lonnie Lynn Sullivan andAnnie Hester Sullivan.

He was a pipe fitter and welder. He was a member of BethelBaptist Church in Monticello.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister.

Survivors are his wife, Patsy Fuller Sullivan; his sons, CareyPennington, Dale Pennington, both of Monticello, and DanPennington, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Angela Crews, ofBrookhaven, Kayla Bryan, of Bogue Chitto, Karla McCaffery, of Ruth,Celia Seals, of Meadville, and Lynne Butler, of Monticello; asister, Lynn Richardson, of Brookhaven; his 22 grandchildren; andhis two great-grandchildren.

Marlett ‘Buddy’ Wallace

Services for Marlett “Buddy” Wallace, of Bogue Chitto, are 11a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NorthJackson Street with burial in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Wallace, 76, passed away with his wife and five children athis bedside on Aug. 30, 2009, at his residence. He was born inLincoln County on Jan. 13, 1933, to Martin Wallace and Elena BrownWallace.

After 39 years of service, he retired from Homelite Textron. Hewas a member of Bogue Chitto Masonic Lodge. Mr. Wallace was also alifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, EdithMarie Wallace, Audrey Wallace and Oma Wallace Winborne; and hisbrothers, Earl ‘Mutt’ Wallace Sr., Irven Wallace and George Earl”Swamper” Winborne.

Survivors are his wife, Sadie Porter Wallace, of Bogue Chitto; ason, Phillip Lee Wallace and wife, Pam, of Bogue Chitto; hisdaughters, Charlotte W. Laird and husband, Robert, of the WestLincoln community, Amaryllis W. Leggett and husband, Andy, KathrynW. Smith and husband, Eric, and Cindy W. King and husband, Jarvis,all of Bogue Chitto; his brothers, Aubrey “Bud” Wallace, of BogueChitto, and Lewis Wallace, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Eva NellAdams, Sally Porter, both of Bogue Chitto, and Laverne “Missy”Hancock, of Summit; his 10 grandchildren; his sixgreat-grandchildren; and his special caretaker and niece, FayePorter Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Ministriesor Calvary Baptist Church.