Obituaries for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fannie Mae Black

Services for Fannie Mae Black, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Pine Grove M.B. Church in Sontag with burialin the church cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Black, 68, died Sept. 30, 2009, in the King’s DaughtersMedical Center emergency room. She was born in Lincoln County onJan. 23, 1941, to James Leggett and Estee Martin Leggett.

She was a food server at Ability Works in Brookhaven. She was amember of Mt. Olive M.B. Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sisters, DorothyPorter, Erma J Smith and Helen Shephard.

Survivors include her husband, Jessie W. Black, of Brookhaven;her sons, Edward Leggett, of Wesson, and Andrew Black, ofBrookhaven; her daughters, Verlene Leggett, Laura Kelly andKathleen Black, all of Brookhaven; her brothers, J.C. Leggett, ofBude, Jessie Lee Leggett, of Brookhaven, Calvin Leggett and KennethEarl Leggett, both of Sontag, and Sammy Lee Leggett, of Brookhaven;her sisters, Cola Mae McGee, of Sontag, Betty Stingley, of Canton,Mary Allen, of Sontag, Clementine Black and Nicole Martin, both ofBrookhaven, and Myrtis Brown, of Sontag; 11 grandchildren; and fivegreat-grandchildren.

Dennis Doyle Brock

Memorial services for Dennis Doyle Brock, of Prattville, Ala.,are 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Faith Bible Church in Prattville.Prattville Memorial Chapel and Memory Gardens is in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Brock died Oct. 1, 2009, at his residence after a lengthyillness.

He was a native of Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Brock was a lovinghusband, father and grandfather who was deeply loved and will bedearly missed. He honorably served his country and is a veteran ofthe U.S. Army. At the time of his death, he was employed withWal-Mart Transportation in Brookhaven.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Angel Brock.

Survivors are his wife of 11 years, Debbie Bowling Brock; hissons, Billy Brock and Brian Brock; his sisters, Charolett Burns andVictoria Farr; his four grandchildren; several extended familymembers and numerous friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American CancerSociety.

Albert Lawrence Smith

Memorial services for Albert Lawrence Smith, of Hammond, La.,formerly of Brookhaven, are from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7,at Williams Mortuary Chapel in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Smith, 61, died Sept. 29, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on April 27, 1948, to Albert James Smith andErnestine Johnson Smith.

He attended Eva Harris High School. Mr. Smith was acarpenter.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, SemmieSmith and Roland Smith; and a sister, Catherine Washington.

Survivors are his wife, Jackie Smith, of Atlanta, Ga.; his sons,Albert Lawrence Smith Jr., of Brookhaven, Emanuel Bishop, ofMcComb, Shannon T. Smith, of Detroit, Mich., T.J. Smith, of BatonRouge, La., and Albert Demon Smith, of Fort Benning, Ga.; hisdaughters, Marilyn May, of New Orleans, La., Ann Smith, of Temple,Texas, Kimberly Tolbert, of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Sierra Smith,of Amite, La.; his brothers, Olian James Smith, of Joliet, Ill.,and Dempsey Smith, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Neillie Bryant, ofChicago, Ill., Lillie Blue, Jeanette Washington, Josie Carter andJoann Thompson, all of Brookhaven; a number of grandchildren; and ahost of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wilbur Monette Sullivan

Services for Wilbur Monette Sullivan were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct.6, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville with burial inMidway Cemetery in Meadville. Pastor Emory May officiated.

Mr. Sullivan died Oct. 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born inBunkley on Oct. 21, 1940.

Wilbur Monette “Bo” Sullivan Jr. and Joey Richard Sullivan arethe sons of Wilbur Monette Sullivan, who is the son of Wilbur EliSullivan, who is the son of George “Pa” Stanton Sullivan, who isthe son William Luther Sullivan, who is the son of GeorgeWashington Sullivan, who is the son of Dennis Sullivan born inAugust 1790 in Georgia, who is the son of Mike O’Sullivan fromIreland.

Mr. Monette Sullivan worked 23 years at the Armstrong Tire andRubber Co. in Natchez. He retired from the Mississippi StateHighway Department. He married Linda Ruth King on Aug. 13, 1960.They had their first-born son Wilbur Monette “Bo” Sullivan Jr. onMarch 24, 1962, and their second-born son Joey Richard Sullivan onNov. 14, 1963.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Wilbur Eli Sullivan andSusan Annie Bankston Sullivan; and a sister, Virginia Ann SullivanRockhill.

Survivors are his sons, Wilbur Monette “Bo” Sullivan and JoeyRichard Sullivan; his sisters, Marshalene Sullivan Hazlip Gillespieand husband, Lee, and Gwen Sullivan Morehead; hisstep-grandchildren, Michael Seth Smith and James Lucas Smith andwife, Amanda; and his very special friend, Elizabeth Hawkins.

Pallbearers are Archie Campbell, Willie Campbell, Willie Havard,Larry Dickerson, Hilton Havard, Lesley Holland and Lucas Smith.

Honorary pallbearers are Justin May, Austin May, Ricky King,Bill Daniels and Terry Middleton.

Matthew Joseph Wayne Williams

Services for Matthew Joseph Wayne Williams, of the Friendshipcommunity in Pike County, are 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, atFriendship Baptist Church in McComb with burial in Reeves Cemetery.Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the church andWednesday from 9 until 10 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Williams, 31, died Sept. 30, 2009, from injuries sustainedin an automobile and motorcycle accident in Phoenix, Ariz. He wasborn in Chula Vista, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1977, to Hugh LarryWilliams and Beverly Jane Moore.

At the time of his death, Mr. Williams was attending MotorcycleMechanics Institute in Phoenix. He will be remembered as a guy whowould do anything for anybody. He loved life and lived it to thefullest. He was a free spirit who enjoyed a good time. He was amember of Wellman Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents, John HughWilliams, Buck Tibbs and Maxine Moore.

Survivors are his parents; his sons, Austin Wayne Williams andJeremiah Smith Williams; his stepmother, Jan Williams; his sisters,Riki Welch, Evette Whitmeyer, Jerri Fleming and Katie Hart; hisgrandmother, Ella Lanelle Williams; his two aunts; his threeuncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.