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Obits for September 10, 2009


Services for Jimmy Dale Anderson, of Liberty, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 12, at New Park M.B. Church in Meadville withburial in William Temple Church of God in Christ Cemetery inLiberty.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Williams Mortuary inBrookhaven.

Mr. Anderson, 48, died Sept. 3, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Franklin County on April 18, 1961, to Kenneth CharlesAnderson and Mary Ellen Harris Anderson.

He worked for R.W. Delaney Oil Field and Shipper Carline ofBude.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Josie MaeJones; and his brothers, James Edward Anderson and Kenneth CharlesAnderson Jr.

Survivors are his devoted wife, Shirley Perkins Anderson, ofLiberty; a daughter, April Imaui Anderson, of Liberty; his sons,Jimmy Dale Anderson Jr., Marterous Anderson and JaQuan Anderson,all of Liberty; his sisters, Dartha Ann Robinson and husband, ElderLampton, of Liberty, Emma Anderson, Mildred Faye Veals and husband,John, and Mary Anderson, all of Meadville; his brothers, RoyAnderson and wife, Jane, of Liberty, Henry Anderson, JerryAnderson, both of Meadville, and Billy Ray Anderson, of Bude; agrandmother, Mae Ellen Harris, of Meadville; a devoted aunt, JessieGordon, of Monticello; and a host of other relatives andfriends.


Services for Elizabeth Cossar Becker, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 12, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel inBrookhaven with burial in the Catholic Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Becker, 95, died Sept. 9, 2009, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. She was born on Oct. 16, 1913, to John HarperCossar and Lottie Thompson Cossar.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United MethodistChurch. Mrs. Becker was also a member of Colonial Danes of America,Climbers Club, Junior Auxiliary and the Day Lily Society. She alsohas served on the board at Brookhaven Country Club and on the boardof the United Givers Fund. She received the “Soap Box Award” fromBrookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce for her work infounding the Brookhaven Recreation Department.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John Harper Cossar andLottie Thompson Cossar; and her husband, Walter D. Becker.

Survivors are her sons, Walter D. Becker Jr. and wife,Catherine, of Madison, and Robert Fonda Becker, of Mobile, Ala.

Memorials may be made Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin RegionalLibrary, 100 South Jackson St., Brookhaven, MS, 39601 or FirstUnited Methodist Church Building Fund, 215 W. Cherokee St.,Brookhaven, MS, 39601.

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Services for Alton Jackson Sr., of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 12, at Center Street Church of Christ in Brookhavenwith burial in Carver Heights Cemetery.

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

Mr. Jackson, 64, died Sept. 4, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Brookhaven on Oct. 26, 1944, to Dan Jackson and ClastineQuinn Jackson.

He was a graduate of Alexander High School and attended TougalooCollege in Jackson. He was a former police officer and firefighterfor the City of Brookhaven. Mr. Jackson retired from ArmstrongFlooring in Jackson. He was a member of St. Mark M.B. Church inBrookhaven.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sisters, ThelmaPorter, Dorothy Smith and Helen Townsend.

Survivors are his ex-wife, Beverly Dillon Jackson, ofBrookhaven; his sons, Alton Jackson Jr., of Aurora, Ill., andAndregias Nutley, of Brookhaven; his daughters, Sharon Wilson,Sheila Jackson and Thelma Gayten, all of Brookhaven; a brother,Albert Jackson, of Jackson; a sister, Earline Williams, ofBrookhaven; his eight grandchildren; and his fourgreat-grandchildren.


Services for Alton “Brother” Jones, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 12, at Cool Springs M.B. Church in McCall Creekwith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Jones, 49, died Sept. 4, 2009, at the University ofMississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in FranklinCounty on March 3, 1960, to Mike Jones Sr. and Louisa McCoryJones.

He was a graduate of West Lincoln Attendance Center. Mr. Joneswas a handyman.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Louis”Pete” Jones and Henry Lee Jones; and a sister, Lena Mae Bass.

Survivors are his brothers, Albert Jones and wife, Annette, ofMt. Morris, Mich., Lamar Jones and wife, Sandra, of Flint, Mich.,Mike Jones and Jesse Jones, both of Brookhaven; his sisters, CarrieJones, of Flint, Gloria Turner, of Burton, Mich., Gladys Jones, ofBrookhaven, and Dorothy Lewis and husband, Winfrey, of Louisville,Ky.; a special aunt, Ella Mae “Cat” Washington, of Summit; and ahost of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.


Services for Judy Helen Parson, of Wesson, are 10 a.m. Friday,Sept. 11, at New Beginnings Worship Center with burial in ClineCemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 9 p.m. at the worshipcenter.

Mrs. Parson, 59, died Sept. 6, 2009, at her residence.

Survivors are her husband, Earnie Parson, of Wesson; her sons,Charlie Parson, of Georgetown, Texas, and Leslie Delaughter, ofWesson; a daughter, Genia Ratliff, of Wesson; her brothers, EddieLee Cline Jr., of Wesson, and Earl Floyd Cline, of Pearl; a sister,Delinda; her nine grandchildren; and her threegreat-grandchildren.


Services for Dontry Porter, of Tucker, Ga., are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 12, at Alexander Junior High School Auditorium inBrookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 7 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home.

Mr. Porter, 37, died Sept. 3, 2009, in Marrero, La. He was bornin Brookhaven on Feb. 18, 1972, to Oscar Porter and Barbara CraigPorter.

He was a graduate of Brookhaven High School and Copiah-LincolnCommunity College. He attended Nicholls State in Thibodeaux, La.Mr. Porter was a floor hand for Transocean Deepwater DrillingCo.

Survivors are his wife, Jonna Jeanette Mason Porter, of Tucker;a son, Christian D. Porter, of Tucker; a brother, Potasco Porter,of Vicksburg; and his sisters, Devine Love and Devonda Porter, ofBrookhaven.


Services for Mary Jo Buckley Shanahan, of Hazlehurst, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 10, at Westside Baptist Church in Hazlehurst withburial in Gallman Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is in chargeof arrangements.

Mrs. Shanahan, 62, died Sept. 8, 2009. She was born inHazlehurst on Feb. 3, 1947, to Joe Buckley and Beatrice Duffy.

She was a graduate of Central High School. She was a member ofDaniel Memorial Baptist Church in Jackson.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Jimmy R.Shanahan Sr.; and a son, Jimmy R. Shanahan Jr.

Survivors are her sons, Joe Shanahan, Jeff Shanahan and JeremyShanahan; a daughter, Sommer Erwin; and her 10 grandchildren.


Graveside services for Denmon Dale “D.D.” Ward, of Wesson, are 2p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Rocky Hill Baptist Church Cemetery inWesson.

Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at RiverwoodFamily Funeral Service.

Mr. Ward, 54, died Sept. 8, 2009, in Wesson. He was born on Oct.28, 1954, to Bracey Brewer Ward and Carrie Mae King Ward.

He was a business owner of Wesson Pawn & Gun.Preceding himin death were his mother, Carrie Mae Ward; his father, BraceyBrewer Ward; and a sister, Sue Hall.

Survivors are his wife, Ursula Arrington Ward; a son, ChadO’Quinn and wife, Michelle; his daughters, Allison Cooksey andhusband, Chris, Marci Sanford, and Julie Case and husband, C.J.; abrother, Sherman Ward; a sister, Johnnie Munn; his 10grandchildren, DeAnna and Brandon O’Quinn, Sophia and Jack Cooksey,Taylor, Maggie and Jacob Sanford and Jaycie, Cohen and JennyCase.

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