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Obituaries for Thursday, December 10, 2009

Edna R. Bradley

Services for Edna R. Bradley, of Natchez, are 11 a.m. Friday,Dec. 11, at St. Peter Baptist Church in Natchez with burial inNatchez National Cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mrs. Bradley, 68, died Dec. 5, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn in Natchez on Jan. 22, 1941, to Samuel and Clara ButlerJohnson.

She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta.

Preceding her in death were her father; her husband, Lawrence E.Bradley Sr.; a brother, James Johnson; a stepdaughter, Irma JeanHaney; and a great-great-grandson, Brandon Aaron Skipper.

Survivors are her mother, Clara Butler Johnson; her children,Sidney Johnson, Pamela Patterson, both of Natchez, DeatriceJohnson, of Ellisville, and James D. Johnson, of Clinton; agranddaughter she reared as her own; her stepsons, CorneliusBradley, of Natchez, and William Bradley, of Atlanta, Ga., LawrenceBradley Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mary B. Clark, ofAustin, Texas; her seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; agoddaughter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Estus Brown Jr.

Services for Estus Brown Jr., of Monticello, are 2:30 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 12, at Oak Grove M.B. Church in Monticello withburial in the church cemetery. R.E. Tyler Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 6 until 7 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Brown, 79, died Dec. 4, 2009, at Monticello Community CareCenter in Monticello. He was born in Monticello on Sept. 5, 1930,to Estus Brown Sr. and Alice Evans Brown.

He was a former body shop painter.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Helen Brown;a son, Dallas Bennett; and a daughter, Pastel Bennett.

Survivors are his sons, Hearty Bennett and Johnnie Bennett, bothof Monticello; a brother, William Dollison, of Jackson; hissisters, Estereen Copeland and Susie Syfax, both of Detroit, Mich.;his 11 grandchildren; and his several great-grandchildren.

Ephraim Diggs

Services for Ephraim Diggs, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Saturday,Dec. 12, at Beulah Chapel M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burial inHillcrest Cemetery in Brookhaven.

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

Mr. Diggs, 89, died Dec. 4, 2009, at Countrybrook Living Centerin Brookhaven. He was born in Brookhaven on July 23, 1920, to JesseDiggs and Cora Ephraim.

He was employed for a number of years in custodial services inAlemada County, Calif. Mr. Diggs served in the U.S. Army. He was amember of and deacon at Beulah Chapel M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Earlene MageeDiggs; a son, E.J.; and a host of siblings.

Survivors are his sons, David and Waldo, both of Brookhaven, andWayne Diggs, of Georgia; a daughter, Margaret Thadison, ofBrookhaven; a brother, David Diggs, of Oakland, Calif.; his 12grandchildren; and his 14 great-grandchildren.

Joanna Farac Cotton Glass

Services for Joanna Farac Cotton Glass, of Smithdale, were noonThursday, Dec. 10, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Brookhavenwith burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit.

Mrs. Glass, 63, died Dec. 4, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn in Mississippi on Nov. 15, 1946, to John T. and LeatriceGasquet Farac.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, John T.”J.T.” Farac Jr.; and a sister, Celia Farac Dazet.

Survivors are her five stepchildren, Carrie Cressionnie, LoriWagner, Michael Cotton, August Cotton and Sherry Daigle; a brother,Joseph A. Farac; a sister, Nona Farac McGuire; her 10grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.

Henry A. ‘Shorty’ Pate

A memorial service for Henry A. “Shorty” Pate, of Brookhaven,began at noon Thursday, Dec. 10, at the home of the family at 3201Union Road Southeast in Brookhaven. Riverwood Family FuneralService is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pate, 68, died Dec. 8, 2009, at Mississippi Baptist MedicalCenter in Jackson. He was born on March 9, 1941, to A.C. “Lum” Pateand Minnie Givens Pate.

He was retired from McDermott Oil Field Construction in theoverseas division.

Preceding him in death were his father, A.C. “Lum” Pate; hismother, Minnie Givens Pate; his brothers, Buck Pate, L.M. “Shorty”Pate and Jack Pate; and his sisters, Evelyn Pate Brister, Lucy PateBasswell and Alma Pate Bullock.

Survivors are his wife, Cindy Pate; his sons, Peyton and ShanePate, of Cutt-Off, La., and Mark Pate; a stepson, Royal Baudoin, ofWestwego, La.; his daughters, Vicky Pate, of Tennessee, and AngiePate, of Ocean Springs; a brother, A.C. Pate, of Metairie, La.; asister, Alphia Bullock, of Ruth; his 12 grandchildren; and numerousnieces and nephews and other family members.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box2178, Ridgeland, MS, 39158.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitriverwoodfamily.com and click on their name to leave a comment.

Dorothy Ann Tyler

Services for Dorothy Ann Tyler, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Friday, Dec. 11, at Hopewell M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burialin the church cemetery.

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

Mrs. Tyler, 54, died Dec. 8, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn in Lawrence County on Jan. 5, 1955, to Homer Jenkins andDarlene Watson Jenkins.

She was disabled. She was a member of Hopewell M.B. Church inBrookhaven.

Preceding her in death were her father, Homer Jenkins; a son,Robert Jenkins; her brothers, Homer Jenkins, Otis and DavidJenkins; and her sisters, Zola Mae and Daisy Mae.

Survivors are her mother, Darlene Watson Jenkins, of Sontag; herhusband, Josie Tyler, of Brookhaven; her sons, Willie Jenkins andJoseph Flanigan, both of Brookhaven; her brothers, Vernon Jenkins,of Brookhaven, Jimmie and Lonnie Jenkins, both of Monticello; hersisters, Bernetta Coleman, Emma Jenkins, both of Monticello, andLee Jenkins, of Brookhaven; and her two grandchildren.