Obituaries for Thursday, January 7, 2010

Published 6:00 am Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mary Ann Norsworthy Harris

Mary Ann Norsworthy Harris, 77, of Olive Branch, passed away onTuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at her home.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. Mrs.Harris was a lifelong member of Maples Memorial United MethodistChurch in Olive Branch, a member of the Olive Branch Twigs CulturalGroup and a member of the Maples Circle Group.

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She enjoyed being with her family and friends, especially hergrandchildren.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband of 56 years, Dr. EltonLarone Harris Sr.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Dauphine and PhilMagee, of Brookhaven, Bea Ann and Johnny Pearce, of Olive Branch,and Teree and Mike Sowell, of Olive Branch; 10 grandchildren; andtwo sisters, Betty Espey, of Ocala, Fla., and Faye James, ofJackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and EloiseNorsworthy, of Byhalia; her son, Elton Larone Harris Jr., of OliveBranch; and two sisters, Marie Simmons, of Olive Branch, and JoyceBeard, of Sardis.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday,Jan. 8, at Brantley Funeral home in Olive Branch. Funeral serviceswill be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Maples Memorial United MethodistChurch, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The interment willfollow in Blocker Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Maples Memorial UnitedMethodist Church. You may visit an online memorial for Mrs. Harrisat

Jerlyn Parnell Langston Hathorn

Services for Jerlyn Parnell Langston Hathorn, of Monticello, are2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Monticello Baptist Church in Monticellowith burial in the Masonic Cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Friday from 8a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello.

Mrs. Hathorn, 82, died Jan. 5, 2010, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927, to Jesse J. Langston andEula Mae Bourne Langston.

She was a retired floor supervisor for Kellwood Manufactory.After retirement, she worked at the Lawrence County Public Libraryas an assistant. She was a member of Monticello Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Thomas C.”Tom” Hathorn; her brothers, Bourne and Joe Langston; and astepdaughter, Sara Brewer.

Survivors are her sons, Ronald Alvin Martin, of Baton Rouge,La., and Sam Hathorn, of Jackson; her daughters, Deborah Carney, ofMonticello, and Patsy Hathorn Raworth, of Jackson; her brothers,Glyn Langston, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Charles Langston, ofThibodeaux, La.; her nine grandchildren; and her 10great-grandchildren.

Billy Wayne ‘Chappy’ Wilbert Jr.

Services for Billy Wayne “Chappy” Wilbert Jr., of Bogue Chitto,are 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Norfield Bethel M.B. Church inNorfield with burial in the Bogue Chitto-Norfield Cemetery in BogueChitto.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary inBrookhaven with family present from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mr. Wilbert, 37, died Jan. 6, 2010, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Jackson on May 17, 1972, toBilly Wayne Wilbert Sr. and Myrtle Dillon Wilbert Tate.

He was a 1990 graduate of Calloway High School in Jackson and healso attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Mr. Wilbert wasdisabled. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church Ministry inJackson.

Preceding him in death was his father, Billy Wayne WilbertSr.

Survivors are his mother, Myrtle Tate and husband, John Tate, ofJackson; a daughter, Chaslyn Wilbert, of Jackson; a brother, DarrenStewart, of Brookhaven; his sisters, Wynetta McDougal, of Jackson,and Twanda Wilbert, of Dallas, Texas; a paternal grandfather,Edward Wilbert Sr., of Brookhaven; a maternal grandmother, DaisyFairman, of Bogue Chitto; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and otherrelatives.