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Obituaries for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Rev. John W. Fisk Sr.

The Rev. John W. Fisk Sr., 73, died Jan. 17, 2010, in Eufaula,Ala. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20,2010, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Chapel in Pearl with interment inTerry Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. at Baldwin-Lee.

The Rev. Fisk was a retired minister having served churches inMississippi and Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Fisk, of Eufaula; son, Dr.John Fisk Jr. (Karen), of Madison; daughters, Karen Ann Fisk, ofFlowood, and Pamela Fisk Derrow (Rob), of Eufaula; sister, BethanyFisk Ward, of Jackson; and grandchildren, Jennifer Derrow, LaceyDerrow, Robert Derrow, Lara Derrow and Stephen Fisk.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Online condolences to the family at www.mem.com.

Gwen Perkins

Services for Gwen Perkins, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m. Thursday,Jan. 21, at Avery Chapel A.M.E. Church in Brookhaven with burial inHillcrest Cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until 6 p.m. at WilliamsMortuary.

Mr. Perkins, 60, died Jan. 13, 2010, at his residence. He wasborn in Lincoln County on Oct. 7, 1949, to Johnnie Perkins andElizabeth Howard Perkins.

He was disabled. Mr. Perkins was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.He was a member of Center Street Church of Christ.

Preceding him in death were his father; and a sister, RosieRobinson.

Survivors are his mother, Elizabeth Perkins, of Brookhaven; hissisters, Allean Benson, of Kanosha, Wis., Irene Banks, FrancesDillon and Japanola Wells and husband, Oscar; and a brother,Anthony Perkins and wife, Katherine; and a host of nieces, nephews,other relatives and friends.

Kenneth Wayne Wilson

Services for Kenneth Wayne Wilson, of Smithdale, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NatchezDrive with burial in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery in FranklinCounty.

Visitation is Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Wilson, 63, died Jan. 17, 2010, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Franklin County on Aug. 3,1946, to Cletus Rayford Wilson and Bernie Julia Ezell Wilson.

He retired from Armstrong Rubber Co. in Natchez. Mr. Wilson wasa Vietnam veteran who served with the U.S. Army. He was a member ofRamah Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, RebeccaWilson; and a brother, John Howard Wilson.

Survivors are his sons, Jeff Wilson, of McCall Creek, and ChrisWilson and wife, Bashia, of Bude; his brothers, Rayford Wilson, ofVicksburg, Edward Wilson, of Brookhaven, Robert Wilson and MickeyWilson, both of Meadville; a sister, Claudelle Arnold, of Bude; andhis three grandchildren, Mason Wilson, Joseph Wilson and JaredWilson.

Pallbearers are Jeff Wilson, Darrell Steele, Cody Ezell, JackJoffrion, Brad Purser and Casey Lofton.

Honorary pallbearers are Jamie Clint Smith, Heath Oglesby,Justin Dean and Waylon Payne.