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Obituaries for Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ellary Quinn Bates

Services for Ellary Quinn Bates, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 5, at Mt. Wade M.B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home with family present from 6 until 7 p.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Bates, 50, died Aug. 27, 2009, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Brookhaven onFeb. 24, 1959, to Leroy Bates and Lucille Hill Bates.

He was a construction worker.

Preceding him in death were his brothers, Willie, Jules andTurone Bates; and a sister, Deborah Bates.

Survivors are his parents; his wife, Yvonne “Bonnie” GipsonBates, of Brookhaven; his sons, Larry Stapleton, of Atlanta, Ga.,and Corey Lewis, of Florida; his daughters, Latisha Funches, ofMonticello, and Angelia Nelson, of Brookhaven; his brothers, PaulBates, of Hazlehurst, Terry Bates, Moses Bates, both of Brookhaven,Jerry Bates, of Crystal Springs, Robert Bates, of Madison, andDarryl Bates, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Annie Bates, of Calif.,Minister Evelyn Rawls, Bessie Evans, both of Brookhaven, BeverlySmith, of Jackson, and Sharon Smith, of Union Church; and his fourgrandchildren.

Golda Elane Brister Holloway

Services for Golda Elane Brister Holloway, of Jayess, are 2 p.m.Friday, Sept. 4, at Calvary United Pentecostal Church with burialin Enon Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Bowling will officiate. Jones FamilyFuneral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at thechurch.

Mrs. Holloway, 67, died Sept. 2, 2009, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. She was born on Aug. 5, 1942, toEmil and Carrie C. Brister.

She married Lavon Holloway on Dec. 1, 1962. She was employed atMovie Star and Magnolia Garment and was also a retired homemaker.She loved chickens, collecting cookbooks, dishes, whatnots,traveling to flea markets and getting mail. She especially lovedtaking care of her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a brother, HarryGene Brister.

Survivors are her husband of 47 years, Lavon Holloway, her threechildren, Julie Ann Holloway, Milton Holloway and wife, Nancy, andAlice Smith and husband, Tim, all of Jayess; a brother, Willie PaulBrister, of Jayess; her sisters, Joyce Edenfield, of Jayess, andBonnie Cullom and husband, Curtis, of Flowood; her three grandsons,Cory Murray, of Vacherie, La., and William and Byron Smith, ofJayess; her six other sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law; anda host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Milton Holloway, David Brister, ShaneBrister, Greg Cullom, Shannon Lambert, Tommy Joe Fuller and BradPope and Will Crowell.

Houston Kees

Services for Houston Kees, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m. Saturday,Sept. 5, at Siloam M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burial in thechurch cemetery.

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

Mr. Kees, 79, died Sept. 1, 2009, at his residence. He was bornin Lincoln County on Nov. 1, 1929, to Harry Kees Sr. and AudreyKelly Kees.

He was retired. He was a member of Siloam M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Herbert Lee; hisdaughters, Mary Ann Stewart and Valeria Shere; his sisters,Earnestine Kees, Carrie Mae Kees, Ollie Kees and Josie Harris; andhis brothers, Roscoe Kees, Louis Kees, Matthew Kees, Will Kees,Willie Kees, John Kees, Harry Kees Jr., Fred Kees and PaulKees.

Survivors are his wife, Carrie Kees, of Brookhaven; his sons,Sam Kees and wife, Debra, of Brookhaven, James Kees and wife,Wilehmia, of Kentwood, La., Vincent Kees, of McComb, Billy Allenand Bobby Allen, both of Brookhaven; his daughters, Ira JeanWheeler and husband, Tommie, of Crystal Springs, Joyice Lee Reddand husband, Vernice, of Brookhaven, Carolyn Brown and husband,Arnold, of Sontag, Edith Moore and husband, Tyrone, and AngelaMcDowell, all of Kingsland, Ga.; a brother, Alton Kees and wife,Pauline, of Brookhaven; a sister, Aldora Fells, of Brookhaven; his37 grandchildren; his 22 great-grandchildren; agreat-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends.

Willie Charles May

Graveside services for Willie Charles May, of Hominy, Okla., are11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Bethany M.B. Church Cemetery inJayess.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 5 p.m. at the R.E. TylerFuneral Home.

Mr. May, 62, died Aug. 28, 2009, at Oklahoma University MedicalCenter in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born in Jayess on July 18,1947, to Cordie May and Betty Lee Newson May.

He was a former paper handler at Georgia Pacific inMonticello.

Preceding him in death were his father; and a brother, CordieMay Jr.

Survivors are his mother; a daughter, Prophetiss Kathryn L. Ray,of Atlanta, Ga.; his brothers, Johnny May and Sandy May, both ofJayess; his sisters, Shirley May, of Monticello, and Jo Anne May,of Jayess; and his three grandchildren.

Edna Mae Sanders ‘Snook’ Owens

Services for Edna Mae Sanders “Snook” Owens, of Brookhaven, are11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Williams Mortuary Chapel inBrookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Owens, 90, died Aug. 30, 2009, at Countrybrook LivingCenter in Brookhaven. She was born in Lincoln County on Sept. 7,1918, to John “Bap” Sanders and Luada McDaniel.

She was disabled. She was a member of St. James M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Willie”Boy” Owens; her brothers, Tom Sanders, Van Sanders, R.J. Sanders,Wilbert Lee “Slick” Sanders, Henery Sanders, Monroe Washington,Versie Washington and Nathaniel Washington; his sisters, Clara”Bonnie” Merchant, Beatrice Butler, Mazie Lee, Rosie Lee Ferdinand,Viola “Mott” Washington, Lula Sanders, Missour Sanders, A.D.Sanders, Estella Sanders, Dora Hooker and Nancy Johnson.

Survivors are a brother, Albert Sanders and wife, Ruthie, ofJackson; a sister, Jewel Lean Dillion, of Compton, Calif.; agodchild, Chivas Fontenelle, of New Britain, Conn.; her devotednieces, Edna Hooks, Jeanette Newton, Barbara Kelly and PatriciaCrossely, all of Brookhaven; an aunt, Mary Ann Boarden, of St.Louis, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.