Obits for Sunday September 27, 2009

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 28, 2009


Services for Edna F. Hall, formerly of Brookhaven, are 3 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 27, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NorthJackson Street with burial in Easthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at the funeralhome.

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Mrs. Hall, 89, died Sept. 26, 2009, at Extra Care Nursing Homein Laurel. She was born in Brookhaven on Oct. 22, 1919, to EfphraimEmfinger and Cora Herring Emfinger.

She was a housewife. She was a member of Easthaven BaptistChurch.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Roy W.Hall.

Survivors are her son, Larry W. Hall and wife, Pam, ofHattiesburg; her grandchildren, Jerry Hall and wife, Melanie, LarriHall, and Natalie Hall Wynne and husband, Roger; and hergreat-grandchildren, Trey Wynne and Josh Wynne.


Services for the Rev. Troy L. Massey Sr., of Bogue Chitto, are10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with burialin the church cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is incharge of arrangements.

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

The Rev. Massey, 67, died Sept. 25, 2009, at his residence. Hewas born on July 3, 1942, to Clyde Massey and Frances BurrageMassey.

He graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall,Texas, and recieved his post-graduate degree at New Orleans BaptistTheological Seminary. He was a retired minister and member of Mt.Moriah Baptist Church.

The Rev. Massey served Southern Baptist churches in Alabama,Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Wyoming, Florida, Maryland andPennsylvania. He also served as director of missions for SouthCentral Baptist Association in Pennsylvania for eight years.

He was also commissioned by the North American Mission Board ofthe Southern Baptist Convention. He was a member of the MississippiBaptist Chaplains Association and the Lions Club of Quarryville,Pa. He was a former trustee of New Orleans Baptist TheologicalSeminary.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Clyde and FrancesMassey; his sister, Maxine Shirley; and his father-in-law andmother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Smalley, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Survivors are his wife, Sandra Smalley Massey; his son, Troy L.Massey Jr. and wife, Lena, of Waskom, Texas; his daughters, TerriEsch and husband, Clint, of Bogue Chitto, and Tracy Bell andhusband, Darrell, of Jackson; his brother, James Massey and wife,Carolyn, of Coker, Ala.; his sister, Reba Sellers and husband,Troy, of Cottondale, Ala.; and his grandchildren, Brooke and TreyEsch, Jordan and Peyton Bell, and Haleigh Massey.

Pallbearers will be Troy L. Massey Jr., James Massey, TroySellers, Clint Esch, Robbie Thibodeaux, Caleb Bonds, Jamie Rippy,Marvin White, Greg McCaffrey, Carroll Esch, Jimmy Martin and KoreyWhite.

Honorary pallbearers are the men of Mt. Moriah BaptistChurch.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 814 MarwoodLoop SE, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629.

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Services for Mickie Ladell Williams Temple, of Meadville, are 1p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel.

Visitation is Sunday from 11 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mrs. Temple, 56, died Sept. 26, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn on Nov. 14, 1952, to Billy S. Williams and Nadine ShepherdChisholms.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Tower Hill Full GospelChurch.

Preceding her in death were her father, Billy S. Williams; andher brother, Freddie Ray Hannah.

Survivors are her husband, Joe L. Temple; her mother, NadineShepherd Chisholms; her son, William “Trey” McLelland III, ofBrookhaven; her daughter, Amanda McLelland, of Southaven; herbrother, Maxie E. Williams and wife, Sandra, and Chester L.”Chucky” Williams, all of Brookhaven; her sisters, BarbaraWilliams, of Brookhaven, and Annette Perkins Powell, of Birmingham,Ala.; her grandchildren, Bradley McLelland, Hailee McLelland,Gabrielle Jones and Kaylan Jones; two nieces; eight nephews; 19great-nieces and great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew.

Special mention and thanks to nephew, Shane Hannah and wife,Theresa.

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Services for Moses E. Williams, of Hazlehurst, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 29, at St. Peter Rock M.B. Church in Wesson withburial in the church cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Williams, 75, died Sept. 23, 2009, at Hardy Wilson MemorialHospital. He was born in Copiah County on March 24, 1934, to LeeWilliams and Clara Clay Williams.

He was retired. He was a member of St. Peter Rock M.B.Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sisters,Blanche Vance and Wilema Roberson.

Survivors are his sons, John Moses Washington and wife,Jeanette, and Bobby Ray Washington and wife, Ida, all ofBrookhaven, Steve Washington and Johnny Washington, both of Wesson,and Albert Lee Washington and wife, Dashunda, of Jackson; hisdaughter, Janet Jones, of Wesson; his stepson, Henry Haywood andwife, Ella, of Hazlehurst; his stepdaughter, Lula Peyton and HazleWashington, both of Wesson, Barbara Smith, of Brookhaven, andVivian Haywood, Jean Green, Lorie Green, and Michelle Davis, all ofHazlehurst; his devoted friends, Lauresteen Washington and MarieGreen; and many grandchildren and other relatives.