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Obituaries for Thursday, December 17, 2009

Doreatha B. Ailes

Services for Doreatha B. Ailes, of Wesson, are 11 a.m. Saturday,Dec. 19, at Old St. John M.B. Church in Brookhaven with burial inthe St. John Cemetery in Wesson.

Visitation is Friday from noon until 8 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home in Brookhaven with family present from 7 until 8p.m.

Evangelist Ailes, 75, died Dec. 14, 2009, at Pine Crest GuestHome in Hazlehurst. She was born in Wesson on Dec. 24, 1933, to JoeByrd and Carrie Gilmore Byrd.

She was a former nurses aide for Home Health. She was a memberof Old St. John M.B. Church. She was also member of their Mother’sBoard, choir and Mission Society.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, EnochAiles; a son, Baby Ailes; a daughter, Linda Faye Ailes; herbrothers, the Revs. Bobby Byrd and Ernest Byrd and Joe Parker Byrd;a sister, Selma Quarles; and a grandchild.

Survivors are her sons, Thomas Ailes, of Wesson, James EdwardAiles, of Wichita, Kan., and Enoch Ailes Jr., of Indianola; herdaughters, Carrie Threadgill, of Columbus, Ohio, Theresa Afanadorand Monica Grinstead, both of Wesson; her brothers, Jimmie Byrd, ofWesson, the Rev. Bennie Byrd, of Wichita, and Willie Byrd, ofSacramento, Calif.; a sister, Edna Harris, of Jackson; her eightgrandchildren; and her seven great-grandchildren.

Charles Hughes Cole

Services for Charles Hughes Cole, of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Friday, Dec. 18, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on Natchez Drivewith burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. and Friday from 1until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Cole, 93, died Dec. 16, 2009, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland.

He served in the Army Air Force during World War II receivingthe Silver Star medal and other citations. He married Wilma Walkerand they moved to Brookhaven in 1953. He was also a longtime JohnDeere dealer and a cattle and timber farmer.

Mr. Cole was a faithful member of First Baptist Church inBrookhaven. He was a member of the Mississippi Forestry Associationand the Lincoln County Forestry Association and was recognized asSouthwest Mississippi Tree Farmer of the Year. He will beremembered for his desire to help others, his integrity and hisloyalty to family and friends.

Survivors are his wife, Wilma Walker Cole, of Brookhaven; a son,Charles H. Cole Jr. and wife, Frances Rushton Cole, of Flowood; adaughter, Mary Cole Shivers and husband, Robert D. Shivers, ofTylertown; a sister, Ruth Cowart Dale, of Monticello; and his fourgrandchildren, Christopher Shivers and wife, Kasey, of Houston,Texas, Courtney Shivers, of Monticello, and Elizabeth Cole andEmily Cole, of Flowood.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Brookhaven andHospice Ministries.

Richard Norman Odom

Services for Richard Norman Odom are 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, atGalilee Baptist Church in Rockport with burial in the churchcemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Odom, 68, died Dec. 15, 2009, at Pine Crest Guest Home inHazlehurst. He was born in Copiah County on Dec. 19, 1946, to LoyldOdom and Stella Beasley Odom.

He was a disabled. He served in the National Guard.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Gail Odom, of Hazlehurst; ason, Richard Buckley; his daughters, Lorece Hamilton, Janice Short,Wendy Toeldo and Lynn Loungo; his brothers, Sammy Odom, Bobby Odomand Sherrill Odom; and his eight grandchildren.

Irma Lee Sanders

Services for Irma Lee Sanders, of Brookhaven, are 2:30 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 19, at Beulah Chapel M.B. Church in Brookhaven withburial in Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

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

Mrs. Sanders, 69, died Dec. 14, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn in Brookhaven on Jan. 30, 1940, to Johnny Adams and IrmaBuie.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were her father; and her husband, BennieSanders.

Survivors are her mother; her sons, Samuel Adams, ArthurSanders, James Caston and Ricky Caston, all of Brookhaven; abrother, James Lee Smith, of Brookhaven; her sisters, ShirleyNelson and Johnnie Mae Rollins, of Brookhaven; her fivegrandchildren; and her 15 great-grandchildren.