Obituaries for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lula Booker Alexander

Services for Lula Booker Alexander are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.18, at Harrigill Funeral Home Chapel in Brookhaven with burial inthe Nettles Family Cemetery in Franklin County.

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

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Mrs. Alexander, 76, died Nov. 15, 2009, at Promise Hospital OfMiss Lou hospice in Vidalia, La. She was born in Adams County onFeb. 4, 1933, to Hardy J. Booker and Lottie Montgomery Booker.

She was a retired telephone operator for BellSouth. She was ofNon-Denominational Holiness faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Okley J.Alexander; her brothers, Jack Booker and Carl Booker; and a sister,Vola May.

Survivors are her sons, Paul Alexander and wife, Linda, ofAlabama, Okley J. Alexander Jr., of Bude, Phillip Alexander andwife, Sherry, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Gary Alexander, ofMeadville; her sisters, Madelene Carter, of Meadville, IreneBrewer, of Natchez, and Morene Sumerall, of Vicksburg; and her fivegrandchildren.

Pallbearers are Leonard McManus, Benjamin Alexander, Paul BrianAlexander, Jeffrey Velazquez, Hincheary Lee and Mark Alexander.

Charles Sherman Moak

Services for Charles Sherman Moak, of Bogue Chitto, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with burial inthe church cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 4:30 until 9 p.m. at BrookhavenFuneral Home on Natchez Drive and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11a.m. at the church.

Mr. Moak, 92, died Nov. 16, 2009, at Wesley Medical Center inHattiesburg. He was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 30, 1917, toJacob Alexander Moak and Lucy Ophelia Moak.

He was a graduate of Bogue Chitto Attendance Center. Mr. Moakwas an electrical lineman. He was also a member of Mt. PleasantBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, LarkinMoak and J.E. Moak; and his sisters, Evelyn Reeves, JemmyeStringfellow and Katie Ruth Cowart.

Survivors are a brother, Joe Moak and wife, Bettye, of Abilene,Texas; a sister-in-law, Roberta Moak, of Moultrie, Ga.; his sevennephews, Carroll Reeves, of Pascagoula, David Stringfellow andwife, Kay, of Hanover, Md., Michael Cowart and wife, Beth, of Mize,Richard Moak and wife, Mary Ann, of Quitman, La., Dr. Barry Moakand wife, Sara, of Abilene, Mark Moak and wife, Rhett, of Billings,Mont., and Michael Moak, of Marble Falls, Texas; his five nieces,Ann Mooney, of Petal, Pat Fortenberry and husband, Charles, ofFayetteville, N.C., Brenda King and husband, Jim, of Missouri City,Texas, Sue Dirck and husband, Bob, of Great Bend, Kan., and MaryAnn Smith and husband, Jack, of Moultrie; his 11 great-nieces; andhis eight great-nephews.